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The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

88 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japan cruise ship

An additional 88 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the Japan coast, the health ministry said Tuesday.
Runners, some wearing masks, compete on Sunday in a marathon in Kumamoto city, western Japan. AP

Tokyo marathon cancelled over coronavirus

Organisers said Monday they are cancelling the amateur portion of the Tokyo marathon, affecting around 38,000 runners, on fears about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan.
The Diamond Princess docked in Yokohama. More than 200 Australians who have been quarantined on the ship will be flown by Qantas charter flight to a former workers’ camp outside Darwin. Anadolu Agency-via Getty Images

99 more coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship in Japan

Japan’s Health Ministry said on Monday that 99 more people on a quarantined cruise ship in the port of Yokohama have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases on the vessel to 454.
Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintiolu, said the suspension became necessary due to obvious reasons.

Lagos lagoon suicide: LASEMA, rescue team suspend recovery search for 48 hours

Following several hours of unsuccessful search for the body of a man, identified as Mr Daibo Toju Davies, 22, who committed suicide by jumping into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge inward Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island, on Saturday, men of the Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA, and other rescue team have suspend further search for the next 48 hours.
The suspect, Godwin Iboro, was arrested last Wednesday when one of the young men he had brought from Nigeria reported the sudden death of a colleague to the Amasaman police.

Confessions of kidnap gang who raped victims

A suspected armed robbery and kidnap gang, who specialised in raping female victims and kidnapping of rich lawyers as well reverend fathers who keep church money in Enugu, Imo and Abia states, has been smashed by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
[FILE] Medical staff clad in protective gear prepare to provide care for suspected coronavirus patients onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. Another 41 people on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister said on February 7, confirming more on board will now be tested for the illness. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Six new coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Six more people on a cruise ship off Japan are found to have the new coronavirus, the government said Sunday, bringing the number who have tested positive on board to 70.
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.

Four army officers jailed 10 years for torturing corporal to death

A General Court Martial in Abuja on Friday sentenced Majors Akeem Oseni, Ogbemudia Osawe, Captain S. Amosu and Second Lieutenant Nuhu Dogary to 10 years in prison for torturing L/Corporal Benjamin Collins to death.
A Japanese man with a suspected coronavirus infection has died in hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Saturday.

Japanese with suspected coronavirus infection dies in China

A Japanese man with a suspected coronavirus infection has died in hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Saturday.

Coronavirus: Toyota suspends reopening China plants

Japanese carmaker Toyota decided on Friday to keep all of its factories in China suspended for another week due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, it said.
In the latest round of an unusually public spat between host city Tokyo and the International Olympic Committee over the 2020 Games marathon, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday demanded detailed reasons for moving the race to northern Japan.

Tokyo to ‘strengthen testing’ for coronavirus before Olympics

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement “thorough measures” to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic Games.

Police smash syndicate who kidnap kids for sale

The operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have smashed a child trafficking syndicate, which specialised in abducting little children from their homes and selling them off.

How to make local rice attractive to Nigerians – group

The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS), on Tuesday, said that one major way to boost local rice consumption among Nigerians is to invest in the local fabrication of de-stoning machines.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Armed robbers invade MTN office in Kebbi

The Kebbi Police Command has confirmed the invasion of the MTN office in Tudun Wada area of Birnin Kebbi by three armed robbers on Wednesday. =
Toyota Motor Corp is investigating a blaze at its headquarters in western Japan’s Toyota City, believed to have broken out in the technology development division.

Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars over possible malfunction

Toyota is recalling about 3.4 million vehicles worldwide over the suspected malfunctioning of airbags, the carmaker said on Wednesday.

Fire guts ambulance conveying corpse of Catholic priest’s mother

The corpse of the mother of a priest of the Okigwe Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Alex Onyemata, narrowly escaped being burnt as the ambulance conveying it to the morgue burst into flames following a leaking fuel tank.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram abducts seven travellers near Maiduguri

Gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram ambushed vehicles travelling along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway and abducted seven travellers, a witness said.

Accident claims three on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Three persons have been confirmed dead while three others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Monday night.
A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has ordered Adeyemi Fashola, aka as Naira Marley, to appear on January 14, 2020 for arraignment for alleged car theft.

Naira Marley seeks out of court settlement over ‘car theft’ case

Popular Nigerian afro hip hop artist, Adeyemi Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has commenced negotiation for an out-of-court settlement in the alleged car theft case filed against him and three others by the police.

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