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The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with branded facemasks made exclusively from Adire and Ankara fabrics

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks, other gear surges

Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: We don’t use force to evacuate coronavirus patients

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it is the responsibility of State Governments to evacuate COVID-19 patients to medical facilities for treatment.

Pep Guardiola ‘interfered in medical matters’ at Bayern Munich – ex-team doctor

Pep Guardiola "interfered in medical matters" at Bayern Munich, according to former team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, who says the highly-rated coach thought he "knew everything better than I did".

Nigerian engineers set to produce multi-purpose ventilator

President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engineer Babagana Muhammed, has said that the society is reviewing a Nigerian-made medical ventilator that can serve many people at a time.
Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo completes his move to Juventus, the Brazilian midfielder signed a five year deal with the Serie A Champions.

Barcelona’s Arthur Melo completes Juventus switch

Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo completes his move to Juventus, the Brazilian midfielder signed a five year deal with the Serie A Champions.

Judge denies US women footballers immediate appeal of pay claim

US women footballers will have to wait on their appeal against the dismissal of their equal pay lawsuit after a Tuesday ruling by federal judge Gary Klausner.
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Ekiti opens sexual assault referral centre for victims

The Ekiti State Government has established a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) where victims of rape and other molestations will receive medical and psychological attention, rather than being abandoned to suffer.

Lockdown: Centre records 19 rape cases in Kafanchan

The Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government of Kaduna State, says it recorded 19 rape cases during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Man arrested for defiling neighbour’s 9-year-old daughter in Port Harcourt

A man simply identified as Justice, who was arrested last Saturday, June 13 by Choba Divisional Police headquarters, Port Harcourt for allegedly defiling a nine-year old daughter of his neighbour at a popular mini Estate in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government area of Rivers State, has been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Port Harcourt.
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Saturday recorded first death from COVID-19.

LASUTH threatens striking doctors with ‘no work, no pay’

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has threatened its doctors with non-payment of salaries for embarking on strike action over their poor welfare conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mainz forward Taiwo Awoniyi has expressed disappointment following the side’s 1-0 home defeat to Hoffeinhem on Saturday.

Taiwo Awoniyi: I feel much better now

Mainz forward Taiwo Awoniyi says he is in a better physical shape now after sustaining a serious injury in the side’s 1-0 home defeat against Augsburg at the OPEL Arena on Sunday.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

FAAN: Passengers must arrive three hours before flights

Ahead of the resumption of commercial flights in the country, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said passengers must arrive at airports at least three hours before flight time.

Delta medical practitioners declare two-day warning strike over kidnap of colleague

Medical doctors in Delta have declared a two-day warning strike to protest the kidnap of a Principal Medical Officer Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete, who was kidnapped at the General Hospital, Ojobo, in Burutu Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
Members of The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) keep watch as South Africa lifts a lockdown lasting two months, to try to revive the economy amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa partly lifts lockdown to try to fix battered economy

South Africa partly lifted a two month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, letting people outside for work, worship, exercise or shopping, and allowing mines and factories to run at full capacity to try to revive the economy.
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.

Coronavirus mortality rises to 50 in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says three another COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, increasing the infection mortality in the state to 50.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott will miss the restart of the Premier League after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.

Tottenham striker set to miss Premier League restart after appendix removal

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is set to miss the restart of the Premier League season after his club said on Saturday that he had surgery to remove his appendix.
The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
Sochaux have officially completed the signing of Florentin Pogba in a deal that runs until 2023.

Florentin Pogba officially signs for Sochaux

Sochaux have officially completed the signing of Florentin Pogba in a deal that runs until 2023.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says diversion and safety precaution are imminent, owing to the emergency rehabilitation on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
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Former Ekiti governor wants Ibrahim Magu placed on watch list so he won’t flee

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked security agencies in the country to place suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on watch list.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAWOJ: Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females

The chairperson of the Plateau Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Jennifer Yarima, has observed that women and girls living in houses without toilet facilities are more at risk of being raped.