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People walk inside the Yaba Mainland hospital compound where Covid-19 patients are being treated in Lagos, Nigeria, in February. AP

Six more patients recover from coronavirus in Nigeria

Nigeria is set to release six coronavirus patients after they fully recovered from the infection. All six persons are in Lagos State, the hardest hit by the disease. It will bring to eight the total number of recoveries.
The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

Lagos: 2020 AMVCA participants should self-isolate immediately

Lagos state has called on those who attended the African Magic viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) held at Eko Hotels, Lagos, on March 14 to self-isolate immediately.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos: AMVCA participants exposed to coronavirus

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said on Tuesday that participants at the recently held African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award have been exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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Nigerian actor ‘drowns in swimming pool’

A fast-rising Nollywood screenwriter, actor and director, Kagho Akpor, reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in Asaba, Delta State, on Tuesday.

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The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

Femi Falana: NBC’s N5 million fine imposed on Channels TV illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says the fine imposed on Channels Television by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is illegal.
Tottenham defender, Toby Alderweireld, has praised the work of Arsenal’s backline after the North London derby.

Arsenal set for complete overhauling, close in on £43 million move

Arsenal are set for a busy summer in the transfer market as Mikel Arteta looks to better the Gunners’ underwhelming season this time out, and the north London side are being linked several names.
Jill Mortimer of Conservative Party waits at Mill House Leisure Centre as ballots are being counted, in Hartlepool, Britain May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Lee Smith

British premier’s party sweeps to victory in bellwether election

Britain's ruling Conservative Party won a new seat in parliament on Friday, sweeping aside the incumbent Labour Party with a victory in the northern English town of Hartlepool that tightens its grip on traditional Labour-voting areas.

NCC educates telecoms consumers on rights, obligations

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has educated Nigerians on their rights and obligations in their day to day dealings with network operators.

Fire guts Cairo market in Lagos

Fire on Thursday night gutted the Cairo Market in the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State, according to newsmen.

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The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigerian records 55 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 55 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 165,110.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate pledges support for service chiefs to tackle insecurity

The Senate yesterday assured the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, the service chiefs, Acting Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Alkali Usman, and heads of intelligence agencies, of its readiness to ensure that they have all they need to tackle the worsening insecurity in the country.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo gives drivers three-month ultimatum to register

Ondo State Government has given taxi drivers operating in the state, three months within which to register with the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), where their biodata would be captured.
Bishop Wale Oke, Founder of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Oyo State, has been elected the new National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).

PFN: President Buhari’s resignation will pave way for national peace

The President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke at the weekend asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately resign from office to pave the way for national peace.
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Boko Haram attacks Yobe town

Kanama is located along the Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic. It first experienced armed insurrection late December 2003. The terror group, which later became into Boko Haram, had burnt the divisional police station, the local government secretariat, government lodge and other public buildings.