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Inovio CEO Joseph Kim said that the company designed DNA vaccine INO-4800 in just three hours after the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was published.

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency over a new coronavirus that has killed more than 3,630 people worldwide following an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday.

California public venues, schools close to stop coronavirus spread

A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus and headed to the port of Oakland, California, will remain in international waters for at least another day as officials worked on plans to transport passengers to federal facilities around the country and local officials began ordering the closure of schools and public spaces to try and stop the spread of the virus.
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IOC: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will hold as planned

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated its commitment to holding this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo as scheduled amid continued concerns over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the event.
Lee Man-hee, the leader of the Shincheonji church, held a news conference in Gapyeong, South Korea, on Monday. Pool photo, via Getty Images

Coronavirus: South Korea church leader apologises for virus spread

The head of the religious sect that has been at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea has apologised to the nation for the disease’s spread.
Coronavirus- A person wearing a face mask. David Mercado-Reuters

WTTC: Travel bans won’t end coronavirus

Worldwide governments must not overreact with “disproportionate” measures in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19, says the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
China on Sunday reported 573 new infections, the highest figure in a week after a dip. All but three of them were in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital.

China coronavirus cases rise again

China on Sunday reported 573 new infections, the highest figure in a week after a dip. All but three of them were in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital.
Empty tables sit in St. Mark's square in Venice, Italy. Italy has been scrambling to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of coronavirus amid rapidly rising numbers of infections.

European governments drafting ‘pandemic’ contingency plans

European governments are readying plans for coping with a possible coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that the numbers of COVID-19 cases are still small in Europe compared to Asia.

Bayelsa guber: Don’t resort to violence over Supreme Court ruling – IYC

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide has warned politicians in Bayelsa State against resorting to violence, following the Supreme Court ruling which declared Douye Diri as governor.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AFP Photo - Getty Images - Win McNamee)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg wants ‘new framework’ for digital tax

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday backed moves by the OECD group of free-market economies to reform the way online giants are taxed worldwide, even if that means companies like his own paying more to national governments.
A new study by Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge, England has revealed that less than one-third of women worldwide are satisfied with the size of their breasts noting that what many women may not realise is their dissatisfaction could have implications for their health.

Study: 2 in 3 women unhappy with their breast size

A new study by Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge, England has revealed that less than one-third of women worldwide are satisfied with the size of their breasts noting that what many women may not realise is their dissatisfaction could have implications for their health.
[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

WHO: Coronavirus cases outside China could be spark for bigger fire

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases that had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday.

Insecurity: Ijaw youths ask Nigerians to protect themselves

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, has advised Nigerians to take up other measures of protecting themselves, adding that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has failed.
Airbus has closed its aircraft production facility in Tianjin, near the Chinese capital Beijing, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the aircraft manufacturer said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Airbus closes China plant

Airbus has closed its aircraft production facility in Tianjin, near the Chinese capital Beijing, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the aircraft manufacturer said on Wednesday.

2023: Niger Delta groups declare support for Igbo presidency

Five Niger Delta pressure groups have insisted that the 2023 Nigerian presidency should be reserved for the Igbo or the Niger-Delta would complete its truncated two tenures in 2023.
Igbo Presidency project in exchange for Ruga settlements is not only a huge joke but total fallacy, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has said.

2023: $11 million raised for Igbo presidency project – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide says it has already raised $11 million for the realisation of its project of ensuring that Nigeria’s next president is of Igbo stock.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun: Urhobo umbrella body fears criminals may relocate to South-South

The apex socio-cultural umbrella body of the Urhobo people, Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Worldwide has raised an alarm that by the time Amotekun succeeds in chasing away criminals from the South West, they will relocate to the South-South and the area will become uninhabitable.
Timi Frank

Ohanaeze: Timi Frank working against Igbo interest

Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the apex Igbo youth socio-cultural organization, Tuesday, waded in, the war of words between Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and the past deputy national publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.
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IYC uncovers plot to destabilise Bayelsa

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Worldwide, has uncovered an ongoing plan by some aggrieved politicians to cause unrest in Bayelsa State.

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Troops overrun bandits, release kidnapped victims in Zamfara

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

Senator Melaye: President Buhari’s lockdown orders, outside his constitutional powers

Dino Melaye, former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Lagos governor reacts as President Buhari orders lockdown in three states

Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has instructed that Nigerians, especially those residing in Lagos should abide by President Muhammadu Buhari’s orders.

Residents flee as one dies in pro-Juma’at riot in Katsina community

Kusada town in Katsina State was deserted on Sunday as many residents were reported to have fled to avoid being arrested in connection with Saturday’s riot during which one person lost his life while a police station, the divisional police officer official quarters and seven vehicles as well as 10 motorcycles were burnt.