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FILE PHOTO: Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

India’s capital under siege from coronavirus infections

India’s capital New Delhi recorded 25,500 coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, with about one in three people tested returning a positive result, its chief minister said, urging the federal government to provide more hospital beds to tackle the crisis.

Kenya capital under lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned all inland travel in and out of five counties, including the capital Nairobi, to stop a surge of Covid-19 cases.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Ghana announces 658 new coronavirus infections

Ghana continues to witness a steady rise in its Covid-19 active cases in recent weeks with the country confirming 658 new cases of infections on Friday.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government releases N10 billion for domestic coronavirus vaccines production

The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Minister: Active coronavirus cases stretching Nigeria’s health facilities

The Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, made the disclosure on Monday in Abuja at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Minister: Tests on NYSC members confirm coronavirus is everywhere in Nigeria

The Federal Government says it has further confirmed from results of tests conducted on prospective National Youth Service Corps members confirmed that no part of the country was free of COVID-19.
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Saturday recorded first death from COVID-19.

LASUTH advises Nigerians on seriousness of coronavirus second wave

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has advised Nigerians to accept the seriousness of the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) and play their roles in saving lives by complying with safety measures.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State (L), presenting the ‘Letter of Dmeands’ by the #EndSARS protesters as he promised, to President Muhammadu Buhari,

#EndSARS: It’ll take long to rebuild destroyed property – Governor Sanwo-Olu

This came on a day the Lagos State government disclosed that the 2021 budget of N1.164 trillion would be funded from a revenue estimate of N971.028 billion in the fiscal year, with a target on the expansion of tax nets.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos dismisses ‘plan’ to lock down state again

Lagos State Government, yesterday, dismissed insinuation of plans to impose a second lockdown on the state, describing it as baseless and untrue.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos: Many new cases of coronavirus require oxygen

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, yesterday, raised the alarm over a spike in COVID-19 cases, saying that majority of the new cases are at a point where little assistance can be rendered.
FILE PHOTO - People shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at a traditional market in Seoul, South Korea, December 8, 2020. REUTERS-Kim Hong-Ji-File Photo

Japan, South Korea fret as surging coronavirus undermines leaders’ support

Japan and South Korea grappled with surging coronavirus cases and growing public frustration on Monday as Japan’s prime minister tiptoed around a contentious travel subsidy programme while an anxious South Korean president warned of harsh curbs.
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday called for a new stimulus package to help the United States recover from the damage caused by coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Biden to deliver Thanksgiving address seeking US unity

President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver a Thanksgiving address to the nation seeking to unify Americans in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as experts warn of a possible spike in cases resulting from the holiday.
Governor Willie Obiano

Yellow fever: Anambra government vaccinates 5.5 million residents

The Anambra Government said on Wednesday that it vaccinated about 5.5 million residents against yellow fever during the 10-day campaign against the disease in the state.

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1. President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 44th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Nigerian government urged to arrest sponsors of terrorism, secessionist agitators

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Diaspora has urged the Federal Government to fast track naming and the arrest of sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria.
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Nwakwo Kanu celebrates Arsenal first win at Stamford Bridge in 10 years

Legendary Super Eagles striker Nwankwo Kanu has hailed former club Arsenal after they pipped Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

Nemanja Matic: Manchester United ready for Liverpool game

When tonight’s game is all said and done, it will bring an end to a run of four games in the space of eight days for United featuring both domestic and European fixtures.

IPOB: Man arrested in Aba too old to be recruited into ESN

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the news by the Nigerian Army claiming that the second-in-command to killed Commander Ikonso, has been arrested, describing it as “a blatant lie and a cheap propaganda to lay false claims to imaginary military prowess..”
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

Delta: ALGON backs Southern governors on ban on open grazing

Delta State Chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, has backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the Country.

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Imo governor dissolves executive council

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday dissolved his members of Executive council members.

Eid-el-Fitri: NSCDC deploys 1,000 officers in Kwara

The Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it has deployed 1,000 personnel for the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea boss set to be rewarded with new three-year contract

The German arrived at the Stamford Bridge club midway through the season, replacing the sacked Frank Lampard.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor: Masses critical stakeholders in my administration

The governor also said that he would continue to interact with the masses through civic engagements and other platforms for proper and effective spread of dividends of democracy in the state.

NCDMB holds STIC regional finals

The Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has held its Southern/Eastern Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC), at the board’s headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.