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Cambodia Claims To Be COVID-19 Free, Yet Maintains Lockdown Measures
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Cambodia Claims To Be COVID-19 Free, Yet Maintains Lockdown Measures

Southeast Asian nation, Cambodia says it has discharged its last COVID-19 patient, Aljazeera reported on Saturday. Quoting the country’s health ministry, the report said the last patient, a 36-year-old woman from Cambodia’s northwest Banteay Meanchey province, was on Saturday released from the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital, Phnom Penh, and was presented to the media in a live stream on Saturday. The country, with a population of 16 million, now reportedly has zero cases of the deadly virus. The Cambodian government, however, urged continued vigilance against COVID-19 and said it would not ease restrictions, which means schools will continue to be closed and border entry checks and quarantines will remain fastidious, the Aljazeera report noted. Cambodia has...
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Resurgent Iheanacho Maintains Leicester City Momentum With Aston Villa Strike

The Nigerian continued his impressive form with his fourth goal of the season as the Foxes thumped the Villans at Villa Park Kelechi Iheanacho scored his fourth goal of the season to help Leicester City to a 4-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday. Before his strike, the Nigerian had assisted Jamie Vardy to put the Foxes ahead in the 20th minute. Four minutes before the half-time break, he doubled their advantage after converting James Maddison’s cross at the near post with the aid of Ezri Konsa’s deflection. It was a significant goal for Iheanacho, with the 23-year-old now scoring in all four his appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side this term. OptaJoe ✔ @OptaJoe 4 - Kelechi Iheanacho has scored in all four appearances for Leicester City this season, netting four goa...
Despite Nigeria Border Closure, Benin Republic Maintains Strong Economy – IMF
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Despite Nigeria Border Closure, Benin Republic Maintains Strong Economy – IMF

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disclosed that the Republic of Benin has maintained a strong economic performance despite Nigeria’s closure of the land border connecting the two countries. Nigeria on the 19 September 2019, had abruptly halted import and export activities on the border as one of its strategies of stopping smuggling, trafficking and other criminal activities. Luc Eyraud, Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs who led the IMF team in its latest visit to Benin in a press release said the Beninese economic Real GDP is expected to grow by 6.4 per cent in 2019, mostly driven by the agriculture and transport sectors. “Growth should accelerate in 2020 and remain sustained over the medium term, buttressed by vigorous cotton production, construction,...
CCT Trial: Onnoghen Maintains Innocence As FG Demands Conviction
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CCT Trial: Onnoghen Maintains Innocence As FG Demands Conviction

The Federal Government is seeking a jail sentence for the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen in his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal( CCT). But Onnoghen who is accused of failing to declare his assets immediately after assuming office is pleading with the tribunal to set him free. The charges against him, he says, are “inherently defective” and unconstitutional. The positions of the two parties are contained in the final addresses of their counsel submitted to the tribunal. The lawyers are due to defend their final addresses tomorrow when the CCT resumes sitting on the case. The Federal Government had on January 11, 2019 filed an application to commence the trial of the CJN at the tribunal. While the trial was ongoing, the Nationa...
Jussie Smollett to be Sued by City of Chicago for $130k
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Jussie Smollett to be Sued by City of Chicago for $130k

Empire actor, Jussie Smollett is set to be sued by the city of Chicago to recoup the $130,000 it spent in carrying out the investigation into the actor’s police report. According to the police, the actor filed a false report even though he maintains innocence. He was accused of taking a hate crime when he said he was beaten by two white men. A bill of $130,106.15 eas given to Jussie Smollet with a week for him to pay, but he refused to pay the amount. “ Mr. Smollett has refused to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on Jan. 29, 2019. “The Law Department is now drafting a civil complaint that will be filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County… The Law Department will file the suit in the near future. As p...
Tosin Silverdam Apologises To Adesua Etomi, Maintains His Opinion On Vogue Cover
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Tosin Silverdam Apologises To Adesua Etomi, Maintains His Opinion On Vogue Cover

A Nigerian writer, Tosin Silverdam, who said Actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington looked like a slave on the cover of Vogue Magazine, has apologised to the actress and her fans. We reported that Silverdam aired his views on Instagram, on Monday, and described as unimpressive, Adesua’s picture on the magazine’s cover which had three other women alongside. After several social media backlash from fans of the actress, Silverdam tendered his apology via his Instagram page and said he didn’t call the actress a slave, but only said she look like a slave in the picture compared to the other ladies on the cover. In the post, he shared an old edition of Genevieve magazine which had the actress on the cover and compared it with the contentious Vogue magazine to justify his position that Adesua w...
APC Reacts, Says We Still Control 25 of 36 States
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APC Reacts, Says We Still Control 25 of 36 States

All Progressives Congress, APC, has finally reacted to the defection of its members to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the party urged its members to remain calm, saying that they still control 25 of 36 states in the country. Read the full statement below: The All Progressives Congress (APC) notes the development in the National Assembly with the defection of some of our members from the Party. In the last couple of weeks our Party leaders have worked to stave off this situation as responsible Party leaders would do. It would appear however that the individuals involved have different considerations beyond the grievances that they were willing to discuss and which our leaders were willing to ...