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Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead
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Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Taraba State, Comrade Peter Gambo, has died. Late Gambo died at the Taraba State Specialist Hospital Jalingo after a brief illness today Wednesday, July 15. The state commissioner of health Dr Innocent Vakkai who confirmed his death, said Gambo died of diabetes and not COVID-19 as some persons have speculated. He said that though Gambo had been on admission at the state’s Specialist hospital Jalingo, he was tested of COVID-19 and his result came back negative. Until his demise, he was serving his second tenure in office as the Chairman of the NLC. He was also the General Overseer of the Jesus Glorious Army International Church, Taraba State
Lagos Doctors Embark on Three ay Strike
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Lagos Doctors Embark on Three ay Strike

Doctors in Lagos on Sunday July 12, announced that they are embarking on a three day warning strike following the failure of the state government to meet their demands. Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild (an association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government), said the strike which would run from July 13 to 16 will exempt members working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres. The doctors disclosed that they are embarking on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centre as well as unceremoniously disengagement of doctors in the...
COVID-19: NYSC begins plans to reopen camps
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COVID-19: NYSC begins plans to reopen camps

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has prepared a proposal, which includes guidelines that would ensure safe and efficient conduct of its operations. The 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course was suspended after a week, as part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. However, NYSC is looking to reopen camps across the country and has This was contained in a statement on Tuesday, issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi. According to Adeyemi, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the comments when the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. READ ALSO: Goje emerges North East Assembly Caucus Chairman “Conscious of the p...
Churches, mosques open in Taraba as state is free of coronavirus
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Churches, mosques open in Taraba as state is free of coronavirus

Christians and muslims in Taraba State have been directed to resume their religious activities, but in compliance with Covid-19 protocol. The Taraba government allowed the religious centres to open after announcing that the state no longer has an active case of the Coronavirus. In a broadcast, the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, however, said that observance of social distancing and other safety protocols must be strictly adhered to. He also announced a slight ease on restriction of movement and other activities. According to him, government has set aside Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to enable the residents carry out their activities from 8 am. to 6 pm. The deputy governor added that lockdown would still be observed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, adding th...
Kaduna govt quarantines 50 for violating ban on interstate travel
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Kaduna govt quarantines 50 for violating ban on interstate travel

50 people who violated the ban on interstate travel have been quarantined by the Kaduna State government at the State’s NYSC camp. They will be in isolation for 14 days to ensure they are COVID-19 free. The Special Adviser to governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, in a statement he issued, explained that 27 travellers were the first set taken to the NYSC quarantine Centre on Sunday, while 23 others were brought in on Monday. He stated that the federal and the State quarantine orders currently in force prohibit non-essential travel, stressing that the State would no longer offer the option of quarantine for persons travelling illegally. The statement explained that with the exception of persons on essential duty, anybody attempting to enter Kaduna St...
X-raying Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under Covid-19
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X-raying Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under Covid-19

But times have changed and today, with the world on lockdown from Minna to Minneapolis and Lagos to Lisbon, the word de jour is Covid-19, a disease caused by the novel Coronavirus. Total global infections now stand at over 2.8m with a total fatality rate of almost 200,000 which is well over 5%. Of the global number of infections, 808,024 people have recovered. Figures are based on statistics available on April 25, 2020. Nigeria with 1,095 confirmed cases and 32 deaths is fast closing the gap against Ghana which has 1,279 confirmed cases and 10 fatalities as well as South Africa which has reported 4,220 cases with 79 fatalities. Prognostications from the Nigeria Center of Disease Control (NCDC) are dire with the figures expected to rise further in the coming days as more tests are ...
17 police officers killed by coronavirus in Peru
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17 police officers killed by coronavirus in Peru

Seventeen police officers in Peru have died after contracting novel coronavirus while enforcing the nation’s pandemic lockdown, officials and state media said. Authorities admitted earlier this week that at least 1,300 officers had been infected by COVID-19. On Saturday new interior minister Gaston Rodriguez, who was sworn in a day earlier after the sudden resignation of his predecessor when the infections tally emerged, said: “We have 17 deceased police officers nationwide, 11 of them in Lima.” The high number is linked to “the exposure that police officers have when intervening with people who violate the measures issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus,” state news agency Andina said Saturday. Peru has been on lockdown since March 16. Rodriguez said his department...
23 out of 25 players were ill’ – Lukaku claims Inter squad had coronavirus symptoms in December
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23 out of 25 players were ill’ – Lukaku claims Inter squad had coronavirus symptoms in December

The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged Europe with Italy particularly badly affected, and the striker says there were warning signs in the Serie A team Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has claimed that "23 out of 25" players in the Serie A side's first-team squad had coronavirus symptoms as far back as 2019, but none of them were tested for the virus. The coronavirus pandemic has swept across Europe causing thousands of deaths, with Italy among the worst-affected countries in the world by the virus. So far no members of the Inter squad have been confirmed to have had Covid-19, however Belgium international Lukaku has made some remarkable claims about the health of his team-mates before the virus really took hold.
Property owners, tenants in peril as coronavirus hits rents, income
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Property owners, tenants in peril as coronavirus hits rents, income

As the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic ripples across Nigeria, another wave of uncertainty may creep in for property owners as the novel coronavirus keeps people at home and closes businesses, leaving tens of thousands out of work. Even before coronavirus struck, property owners and many of the businesses that leased their space were under strain due to high vacancy rate and rents default. Their woes seem to multiply now as jobs and the economic effects of the pandemic have hit incomes of thousands of people. Experts predict that property owners could face cash crunches as renters default and many renters will move in with family and friends or relocate to less expensive locations. Housing advocates say the coronavirus economy could upend housing in major cities like Abuja,...
The smallest and deadliest terrorist: Reflections on coronavirus
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The smallest and deadliest terrorist: Reflections on coronavirus

Put differently, like other pandemics especially since the industrial revolution a plausible conjecture about the current coronavirus disease is that Nature could be using it as a warning to humankind that she cannot be abused with impunity without disastrous consequences. Now, Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease that causes painful respiratory illness with symptoms like dry cough, fever and, in more severe cases, difficulty in breathing. It is very easy to transmit because, as already indicated, the virus that causes the disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when he or she coughs or sneezes. One can also get infected by touching the eyes, nose, and mouth with infected fingers. To worsen matters, a new research finding suggests that the virus can be trans...
How to grow strong, healthy nails after removing your gel manicure
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How to grow strong, healthy nails after removing your gel manicure

All products are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission. I’m not exaggerating when I say I have barely seen my real nails in eight years. Every two weeks to the day, I am in the nail salon soaking and repeating my manicure routine. I have tried nearly every manicure technique under the sun, including acrylics, gel extensions, gel manicures, and dip powder. Due to the effects of Covid-19 on the beauty industry, nail salons are currently closed, so I’ve been left to my own devices. My latest nail adventure was dip powder, which is artificial-like gel or acrylic, but the application is different than both. According to manicurist Holly Falcone, to create a dip powder manicure, you layer a base (which goes on like regular polish) ...
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Dolapo Badmos tests negative for COVID-19

CSP Dolapo Badmos has tested negative to Corona Virus.   The popular police woman was subjected to Covid-19 test after a report on a blog that she visited the UK amidst the outbreak of the Virus. Her result returned negative. She has been given a clean bill of health to carry on with her essential duty of policing with a caveat to stay safe!
APC calls on Nigerians to unite in fight against COVID-19
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APC calls on Nigerians to unite in fight against COVID-19

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to unite in the government effort to prevent and manage the spread of Coronavirus. APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu said this in a statement issued in Abuja. Issa-Onilu said: “Indeed, Easter emphasises, acknowledges and appreciates the redemptive blessings of the ultimate love, sufferings and sacrifices of Jesus Christ for the common good of mankind. “Globally, we are in dire times. Collectively, we should find inspiration in the time-honoured selfless disposition of Jesus Christ as we strive to eliminate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “A devastating public health crisis that has affected and disrupted every sector. Therefore, very sector and individual must be involved in the fight agains...
Coronavirus: Death toll in Africa hits 492 as cases rise to 10,252
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Coronavirus: Death toll in Africa hits 492 as cases rise to 10,252

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 10,252 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 52 countries across Africa. The health agency stated this in a tweet on its official Twitter account on Tuesday evening. According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 492 people in Africa, while a total of 989 patients have recovered from the deadly disease across the continent. “#COVID19 – SURVEILLANCE UPDATE IN AFRICA: 7 APRIL 2020 – 5:00 pm EAT. “52 @_AfricanUnion Member States reporting 10,252 COVID-19 cases, 492 deaths, and 989 recoveries,” it said. DAILY POST recalls that Africa CDC had provided an update on Coronavirus on Tuesday morning. South Africa remains the highest country in Africa with 1,749 cases and thirteen death...
Spurs legend Greaves being treated in hospital
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Spurs legend Greaves being treated in hospital

Tottenham have issued a statement that 80-year-old club legend Jimmy Greaves has been admitted into hospital. It is unclear if the issue is due to the COVID-19 outbreak, or Greaves is dealing with another illness. But the club did issue a statement regarding the health of their record goalscorer. "We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital," Tottenham said in the statement. "We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family." Greaves had health problems in the past, suffering a stroke in 2015 that left him with significant disability. He scored 266 goals for Tottenham and 44 for England, along with winning the 1966 World C...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Talks About 5G Network And COVID-19 That Puts The World In Great Chaos
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Talks About 5G Network And COVID-19 That Puts The World In Great Chaos

There have been such a large number of contort to the issue of Coronavirus comprehensively, while some trusts it exuded from a science research facility, others have censured it in totality. While the countries strives to stop the passing of a huge number of individuals over the world, different pioneers have kept on imparting their insights also. COVID19 isn’t the principal pandemic in the world. Be that as it may, this took the world by a shock with the manner in which it executes and continues spreading from mainlands to another. The world is on a lockdown, as many countries have asked their citizens to stay indoors, in other to be able to contain the spread. While this efforts are ongoing, a Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakilome has shared another view to the reasons the pandemi...
COVID-19: Confirmed cases of coronavirus hit 214 in Nigeria
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COVID-19: Confirmed cases of coronavirus hit 214 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in the country. This was disclosed on NCDC’s Official Twitter handle. So far, there 214 confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria. “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 3 in Bauchi and 2 in the FCT. “As at 10:10 pm 4th April there are 214 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-five have been discharged with two deaths. “As at 10:10 pm 4th April, there are 214 confirmed cases, 25 discharged, 4 deaths.” The NCDC said
Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since WWII
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Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since WWII

Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam tournament at the All England Club would leave the tennis season in disarray after the French Open was controversially moved and all events cancelled until June 7. Wimbledon, in leafy southwest London, is due to run for two weeks from June 29, with Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep set to defend their singles titles. A decision to scrap the tournament is widely expected, with the world struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19, which has infected more than 840,000 people worldwide and killed over 40,000. Lead-up tournaments in the short grass...