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Barely 24 hours after gunmen killed three persons in Ancha community, in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, seven persons have been burnt to death in a fresh attack by some gunmen in the neighbouring Hukke village in the council area. Spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Mr Lawrence Zongo, told our correspondent
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Abia Warriors goalkeeper Charles Tambe is currently receiving treatment at the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan after he was shot by thugs on Friday. Tambe returned to Ibadan to reunite with his family following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our Goal Keeper Charles Tambe was shot this morning by hoodlums in
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“Nigeria has recorded six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 190. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Friday. NCDC tweeted, “Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Osun State, Nigeria. As of 11:00 am on 3rd of April, there are 190 confirmed cases of
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A daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after undergoing 14 days self-isolation. PREMIUM TIMES reported on March 19 how the first lady, Aisha Buhari, announced that one of her daughters returned from the UK and went into self-isolation required of anybody returning to the country since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Mrs Buhari said
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The Lagos State Police Command has denied the claim of the state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, and Medical Guild that the men of the command harassed health workers in the state. The NMA Chairman, Dr Saliu Oseni, had on Monday accused the state Commissioner of Police of exposing NMA members and other health care
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Countries across the globe are taking unprecedented measures to prevent the coronavirus spreading, ranging from the extreme to the relaxed to the creative. We've taken a look at some of the more unusual steps countries have taken to combat Covid-19. 1) Panama The Central American country, which has had close to a thousand confirmed cases, has announced
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VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency is sending an initial batch of equipment to about 40 countries with which they will be able to perform a standard test for the coronavirus involving a technique derived from nuclear science, it said on Wednesday. The technique, real time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/how-is-the-covid-19-virus-detected-using-real-time-rt-pcr, or real time RT-PCR,
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Many bandits terrorising Niger State have been killed in airstrikes launched by the Nigeria Air Force,  The Nation has gathered. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko, said in a statement that the rampaging bandits were neutralised at their hideout about 10 kilometres southeast of Pandogari. Working on credible intelligence that the terrorists were clustering under
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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has refused to disclose the location of the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who has been infected by Covid-19. Kyari had said in a statement on Sunday that he had been infected by the disease and that he would be seeking treatment in Lagos State but would not
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto's KICC offices will used by the national COVID-19 Emergency Response Funds Board for three months, the Head of State has directed. The Board will be charged with managing resources raised from the recently announced pay cuts in both the national and county governments and other contributions
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