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NMA: Soldiers force doctor to swim in muddy water for ‘violating curfew’

In enforcing the 48-hour curfew imposed by the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to stem the activities of hoodlums in the state, some soldiers on Saturday reportedly forced a medical doctor, Raphael Onyemekehia, to swim in a pool of muddy water along the Effurun-Warri Road in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
The trial of two former French spies suspected of sharing secrets with China opened in a Paris criminal court Monday, behind closed doors for reasons of national security.

More than 5,000 persons arrested for ‘virus-related crimes’ in China

Nearly 5,800 people suspected of killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment and lying about their travel history have been arrested in China for virus epidemic-related crimes since January, the state prosecutor’s office said.

Nigerian government to pay June hazard allowance of medical workers from August 10

The Federal Government has assured medical workers handling COVID-19 pandemic cases across the country of payment of their June hazard allowance from August 10.

Health workers threaten strike over hazard allowance

About a week after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) suspended its nationwide strike, another key organ of Nigeria’s health workforce is threatening to down tools.
Veteran Bollywood actor Kiran Kumar, who tested positive for coronavirus on May 14, has now tested negative.

Veteran actor recovers from coronavirus

“After being retested for COVID-19, I am happy to say that I have tested negative. My family is still following strict home isolation. I was totally asymptomatic, and apart from the boredom that accompanies isolation, I had no other complaints,” Kumar said in a statement.
Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos begs doctors as NMA orders indefinite sit-at-home

The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos State has asked its members to embark on an indefinite ‘sit-at-home’ over alleged harassment and intimidation of medical workers by security agents in the state.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

CCECC: Why Chinese medical team is still in Nigeria

Mr. Michael Yigao, the Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has said 15 medical workers brought in from China to the country have not gone back because there is not flight.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.4

President Buhari: No nation can fight coronavirus alone

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria: 113 healthcare workers test positive for coronavirus already

The Federal Government has said that contrary to claims that over 300 medical workers have tested positive for COVID-19, only 113 have been infected.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigeria: 113 doctors test positive for coronavirus

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that contrary to claims that about 300 medical workers have tested positive for COVID-19, only 113 have been infected.
The office of South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Monday, said more than 200 Cuban health workers had arrived in the country to help fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

US criticises South Africa for accepting Cuban doctors

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday criticised South Africa and Qatar for accepting doctors from Cuba to battle the coronavirus, accusing the communist island of profiting from the pandemic.
Italians are considering criminal trials for health officials after grieving relatives of coronavirus victims demanded justice for their negligence.

Italians demand justice over coronavirus deaths

Italians are considering criminal trials for health officials after grieving relatives of coronavirus victims demanded justice for their negligence.

China: WHO has said no evidence coronavirus was made in a lab

China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said there is no evidence that the coronavirus that has infected more than two million people globally was made in a laboratory.
Apple is now sharing aggregated mobility data from Apple Maps to help public health officials better understand changes in how people are moving in their communities, the company announced today.

Apple makes user location data from Apple Maps available to help coronavirus relief efforts

Apple is now sharing aggregated mobility data from Apple Maps to help public health officials better understand changes in how people are moving in their communities, the company announced today.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia to impound vehicles defying restrictions

Abia State government has directed the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency, TIMAAS and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to impound vehicles who defy the order on the restriction of movement in the state.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.

Famfa Oil donates N1 billion to fight coronavirus

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.
A photograph by the state-run newspaper China Daily showing an isolation ward in Wuhan on Thursday. China Daily, via Reuters

Coronavirus: 1,700 Chinese health workers infected

More than 1,700 medical workers in China have been infected with the new Coronavirus, and six have died, medical authorities have said.
Anti-government demonstrators hold umbrellas against the tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong's tourism district of Tsim Sha Tsui, Oct. 27, 2019.

Hong Kong protesters criticize police conduct, draw tear gas

Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse a rally called over concerns about police conduct in monthslong pro-democracy demonstrations, with protesters cursing the officers and calling them “gangster cops.”

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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men for homosexuality

A judge in a Nigerian court has thrown out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos government promises to compensate victims of Fagba crisis

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday promised to compensate residents who lost their property to the Fagba crisis in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of the state.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

IPAC congratulates INEC chairman over re-appointment

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has congratulated Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on his re-appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years in office.

NSCDC dismisses officer for ‘looting’ virus palliatives in Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has dismissed a Corps Assistant, Illiya Ibrahim, from service for allegedly looting COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army denies shooting protesters

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) has denied allegation soldiers opened fire on #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza last Tuesday.