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Evariste Ndayishimiye, presidential candidate of the ruling CNDD-FDD party, at a rally at the weekend. AFP via Getty Images

Political parties hold rallies in Burundi ahead of poll

Burundians will vote Wednesday in a tense general election, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Newborn baby tests positive for coronavirus in Russia

A baby was born with the coronavirus in Russia’s Caucasus region, health officials were quoted by TASS news agency as saying on Sunday, to a mother who is also infected.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mahammed Baloni, who gave the confirmation, said the latest discharge had taken the number of cleared cases to five since April 14.

Four-month-old girl among new coronavirus cases in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has said a four-month-old girl is among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.
One video calling application that has witnessed a boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is Zoom.

Church sues Zoom after hacker streams porn during Bible study

However, Zoom is now facing a legal suit after a church located in San Franciso, USA, sued for an alleged infiltration by a hacker during one of its Bible study classes.

UNICEF raises alarm over fate of Nigerian children, says 950 may die daily

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed fears that an additional 950 Nigerian children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system.

Anambra governor’s wife presents houses to widows

Wife of Anambra State governor, Mrs. Ebelechuk­wu Obiano, had handed over keys of two bunga­lows to two widows in the state.
Manchester City's Kyle Walker celebrates after the match REUTERS-Susana Vera

Manchester City’s Kyle Walker feels ‘harassed’ after lockdown breach report

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he feels “harassed” by a section of the British media following a report that he broke lockdown restrictions three times this week to visit family.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye, made this known in Ibadan on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen.

TRCN: 1.7 billion children can’t attend schools globally

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, yesterday, lamented that about 1.7billion children have been forced to stay away from schools across the world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Official: Ondo sends back almajiris from Sokoto

Almajiris are children who are sent to go live with Islamic clerics from whom they learn about the religion. Thousands of them, however, end up as street children without access to education or health care.

Nigeria makes changes in evacuation of nationals from US

Evacuation of the first batch of stranded Nigerians in the United States earlier scheduled for Sunday has been brought back to Saturday.
Iran’s popular Instagram couple Ahmad-Moin Shirazi and his wife Shabnam Shahrokhi have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison by a Revolutionary Court in Iran.

Iran sentences Instagram couple Shirazi, Shabnam Shahrokhi

Iran’s popular Instagram couple Ahmad-Moin Shirazi and his wife Shabnam Shahrokhi have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison by a Revolutionary Court in Iran.
Devised at France’s legendary Pasteur Institute 100 years ago, the Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) vaccine is one of the world’s oldest and most trusted immunisations.

South Africa begins coronavirus trial of tuberculosis vaccine

Hundreds of South African health workers were given a century-old tuberculosis vaccine on Monday in a trial to see whether the venerable formula can protect against coronavirus.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Woman arrested after slapping policeman in Oyo

Nigerian Police, on Sunday, disclosed that the woman who slapped a policeman 13 times and bit two others in Oyo State has been arrested.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

45-year old man chains children to stop misfortune

A 45-year-old man, Ochieze Chinedu Jude, has been arrested by the police at Aboh, Umulolo in Okigwe Local Government Area in Imo State for chaining his three children for allegedly being the reason for his bad luck in life.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna confirms 15 more Almajiris test positive for coronavirus

The Kaduna State Government has disclosed that 15 more almajiris have tested positive for COVID-19.
At least two children were killed by floods following heavy rains in the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Saturday, the Police said on Sunday.

Flood sweeps two children to death in Uganda

At least two children were killed by floods following heavy rains in the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Saturday, the Police said on Sunday.

Oil industry begins third phase coronavirus intervention in Bayelsa

The oil and gas industry in Nigeria weekend embarked on the third phase of its intervention in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, with the takeoff of an infectious diseases centre in Bayelsa to serve the entire Niger Delta region.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Enugu.

Official: Four new coronavirus cases in Enugu hail from Bauchi

The Enugu Government has the four new cases of Covid-19 in the state are two children and two adults who hailed from Bauchi State.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.