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Juventus accused of bringing coronavirus to France

On February 26, with northern Italy beginning to suffer from the coronavirus, Juventus went to Lyon to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, a match that perhaps should not have been played, and which some point to as the entry point of the COVID-19 in France.
People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walk to a train, one of the stops being Wuhan, at a station in Shanghai on March 28, 2020. – The Chinese city of 11 million people that was Ground Zero for what became the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened on March 28, after more than two months of almost total isolation. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

China’s virus epicentre eases travel restrictions after lockdown

Trains packed with thousands of passengers arrived in Wuhan Saturday as the Chinese city that was Ground Zero for the global coronavirus pandemic partly reopened after months in lockdown.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways.

LASEMA begins demolition of distressed buildings in Lagos

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said the agency had started demolition of distressed buildings in Lagos Island with a three-storey building located at Bamigbose street.
9-11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

9/11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

New York on Tuesday honoured the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, in a ceremony at Ground Zero, the site where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.

Ekiti monarch hails Governor Dankwambo over strides in education sector, others

The Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, HRH, Oba Michael Ademolaju, has hailed the strides made by the governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, in the education sector, calling them “epoch-making and encouraging.”

Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf’s house to be turned to museum – official

The Borno Government says it will convert the house of the former leader of Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Yusuf, to a museum.

White House observes minute of silence for 9/11 victims

US President Donald Trump observed a moment of silence Monday at a White House ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

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No fewer than 201 health workers have tested positive to Corona disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Edo state.

201 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Edo

Okundia who reaffirmed government’s commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health workforce, especially frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to support the government’s efforts at containing the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, urged them to ensure safety precautions are taken when treating any patient.

NMA urges President Buhari to call Kogi, Cross River governors to order

The National President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Professor Innocent Ujah, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call to order the governors of Kogi and Cross River states to avert further escalation of the COVID-19 cases in the two states.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

Bauchi governor warns residents to adhere to safety protocols, says pandemic not over

The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina debunks N40 billion misappropriation allegation

Katsina State Government has debunked the alleged misappropriation of N40 billion in the last five years of the administration, describing it as frivolous and unfounded.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Shehu Sani asked me to give four judges N1 million each – witness

Alhaji Sani Dauda, a prosecution witness, told a Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, that Sen. Shehu Sani asked him to give N1 million each to four judges to ”help” his case.