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Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Tanzania installs oxygen production plants as demand increases

Tanzania has installed medical oxygen production plants in its biggest national hospitals to serve intensive care ward patients, including those ill with coronavirus, its health ministry said on Friday.
The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Prince Philip: Funeral to celebrate ‘unwavering loyalty’ to the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh’s “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen, service to the nation and “courage”, will be celebrated at his funeral later.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has begun a five-day training for food vendors, food handlers and other stakeholders ahead of the restart of the School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government.

Lagos trains food vendors ahead of school feeding programme restart

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has begun a five-day training for food vendors, food handlers and other stakeholders ahead of the restart of the School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government.
10. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

NCDC: What Nigeria needs to overcome coronavirus

Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said this on Saturday in a statement signed by Ms. Omobolaji Oduwole, the Centre’s Head of Communications, to mark one year of COVID-19 response in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Edo records 10 new coronavirus cases, four deaths

The Edo government on Wednesday in Benin said the state recorded 10 new cases and four more deaths from coronavirus as the government intensified efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
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.

Edo records 103 new coronavirus cases, three deaths in 72 hours – official

The Edo Government on Monday said that the state has in the last 72 hours, recorded 103 new cases and three more deaths from the COVID-19 in the second wave of the pandemic.
Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.

Coronavirus: Tennis Australia assures Open tourney will continue as scheduled

Organisers of the Australian Open have assured all concerned and tennis fans across the world that the first Grand Slam of the year will keep to its schedule. This assurance became necessary after a staff at one of the Melbourne hotels used to quarantine players tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by media on Wednesday.
People queue in front of a designated COVID-19 vaccination center at Dubai’s financial center district, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 24, 2021. – The emirate of Dubai has said it was slowing down its rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine due to a temporary delay in global deliveries. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, began mass inoculations in December after the approval of vaccines by Chinese firm Sinopharm and US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
The United States (U.S.) reported more than 4,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in one day for the first time on Thursday, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients.

US deaths from coronavirus surpass 400,000 as Donald Trump leaves office

More than 400,000 people in the United States have died as a result of the novel coronavirus, Johns Hopkins University said on Tuesday, as many states around the country struggle with mounting infections and hospitalisations.

Anambra assemblymen, staff undergo coronavirus test

“The Gov. Willie Obiano administration is investing alot to contain the spread of the disease in the state and we need to support government’s efforts by adhering to the health guidelines,” he said.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Lagos governor directs council bosses, monarchs to embark on public sensitization

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed chairmen of the 57 councils as well as council of traditional rulers, and chiefs across the state to commence a massive sensitisation on prevention of COVID-19 pandemic as part of precautionary measures to combat the second wave of the virus in the state.
“I received a positive test result for Covid-19, and am home resting at this time,” Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey said in a statement.

US lawmaker contracts coronavirus after Capitol invasion

A Democratic member of the US House of Representatives said Monday she had tested positive for Covid-19 after sheltering during the violent storming of the Capitol with several other lawmakers who declined to wear masks.
FILE PHOTO - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada January 5, 2021. REUTERS-Blair Gable

Canadian premier warns tough days ahead as officials consider extended coronavirus lockdowns

Canada continues to set new daily records for Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths as officials plead with Canadians to follow public health guidance aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Justin Sambol, right, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Ambulatory Care Technician Sady Ferguson, at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for COVID-19 at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., December 15, 2020. Kirsten Luce/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. vaccine reaches more workers on pandemic’s front lines

The United States extended its rollout of the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, inoculating healthcare workers as part of a massive campaign to protect all Americans and contain a U.S. outbreak that has killed more than 300,000 people.
In front of an American flag, nurse Lillian Wirpsza administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Shylee Stewart, a labor and delivery nurse at George Washington University Hospital, in Washington, D.C., U.S. December 14, 2020. Jacquelyn Martin-Pool via REUTERS

U.S. seeks to educate sceptics, keep up guard with vaccinations under way

The United States extended its rollout of the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, inoculating healthcare workers with an eye toward persuading skeptical Americans to get their shots and contain a pandemic that has killed more than 300,000 people.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Canadians to stay home, avoid contact with others and follow public health rules to help slow the spread of COVID-19, after health officials warned of a possible explosive surge in virus cases.

Canadian premier urges residents to stay home as coronavirus cases spike

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Canadians to stay home, avoid contact with others and follow public health rules to help slow the spread of COVID-19, after health officials warned of a possible explosive surge in virus cases.
After extensive travel with President, Donald Trump, who campaigned across several states in the final days before the election, 130 members of the US Secret Service contracted COVID-19 or are in quarantine.

Report: 130 US secret service members infected with coronavirus or in quarantine

After extensive travel with President, Donald Trump, who campaigned across several states in the final days before the election, 130 members of the U.S Secret Service contracted COVID-19 or are in quarantine.

More research needed on virus reinfection – experts

Health experts in Bangladesh have stressed the need to do more research to know about the rapid loss of antibodies in asymptomatic COVID-19 infected people, calling for people to stay vigilant.
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has tested positive for Covid-19 following Monday’s round of testing, report Onda Cero radio station.

Real Madrid midfielder contracts coronavirus

Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has tested positive for Covid-19 following Monday’s round of testing, report Onda Cero radio station.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly initiated talks with Max Allegri over replacing Thomas Tuchel next season, according to a report in France.

Paris Saint-Germain confirm ‘three new positive’ virus cases, six in total

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed “three new positive cases” of Covid-19 in their squad on Thursday, a day after Neymar and two teammates were revealed to have contracted the virus, casting serious doubt over the start of their Ligue 1 campaign.
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Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos SWAN felicitates with Muslim faithful

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos Chapter, on Friday felicitated with Muslim faithful on the celebration of Eid-el Kabir.

WAEC to release fresh 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examination Council is set to release a fresh timetable for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA relegates Kenyan premiership club over match manipulation

Zoo FC have been relegated from the Football Kenya Federation Premier League after being found guilty of match manipulation by world football governing body Fifa.
Nollywood actress Oloruntimilehin Bukola aka Kiitan finally has opened up on how she was molested at a very tender age.

Nollywood actress: My childhood experience with a pedophile

Nollywood actress Oloruntimilehin Bukola aka Kiitan finally has opened up on how she was molested at a very tender age.
Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.

Congo government resigns as veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso starts fourth term

The Republic of Congo's government has resigned, public television announced on Thursday, a procedural move three weeks after the central African nation's veteran leader began a new term as president.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Paris Club refund: Firms slams N10 billion suit against Enugu government

A consortium of consulting firms, Mauritz Walton Nigeria Limited, and Bizplus Consulting Services Limited, has asked a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to order the Enugu State Government to pay them the sum of N10.2billion being the debt owed them regarding the Paris Club refund.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

Chelsea boss: I’ve my opinion on how to improve squad this summer

"I have opinions about what we can add to the group to get better," he said. "This is my job and I will give my opinion because I am asked my opinion. I have my ideas of course and I have ideas of certain profiles.