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20200510_121409-1024x1024 List of Top news for today.

Outrage in Bayelsa over abduction of blogger

 Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa  There is outrage in Bayelsa over the abduction of popular blogger and owner of Naijatv.com, Mr Mienpamo Onitsha Saint by gunmen in the wee hours of Saturday. According to his relatives the gunmen who stormed his residence at INEC road in Yenagoa collected all the mobile phones of everybody in the house …
The Sun Nigeria.

Anambra 2021: Place interest of Anambra above your personal interests–Aspirant, Dr. Maduka tells contestants 

Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Anambra state governorship aspirant in 2021 election under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Godwin Maduka has called on other aspirants to place the best interest of the state above personal interest in all engagements. He said that anybody seeking to govern Anambra State should know that …
The Sun Nigeria.

Covid-19: Gov. Emmanuel leading the fight from the frontline

  Richard Peters The whole world has finally come to realize that humanity is threatened by an enemy, who has no respect for life, irrespective of class, religion or race. In the recent count, almost all countries of the world have had a harsh and harmful romance from the coronavirus, with a dark, dreaded and unstable economic future of the world in sight. Research institutes, experts, corporate organisations, etc. have been working day and night to ascertain which love song the virus would submit to, yet the World Health Organisation…

Lockdown: Zamfara limits number of people on food trucks to 3

 The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Mr Usman Nagogo has directed that only three persons would be allowed on vehicles conveying foodstuff in or out of the state, to guard against abuse of the order on restriction of movement. Nagogo, who is also the Chairman of the state team for food scarcity, gave the order …
The Sun Nigeria.

Bring my husband’s killers to justice—wife of slain Anambra youth leader tells Police

of a slain youth leader at Isuaniocha, Awka North Area of  Anambra, Mrs Sylvia Okoye, has cried out to the Police Command in the state to fish out her husband’s killers and bring them to justice. The 48-year-old deceased, Angus Okoye, was found dead on Dec. 17, 2018  at the boundary between Isuaniocha and …
The Sun Nigeria.

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AXA Mansard unveils free primary healthcare drugs, others to customers

Chiamaka Ajeamo Following its commitment to provide access to quality healthcare services, AXA Mansard Insurance plc, has launched free primary healthcare drugs and mental health support for all its customers across the country. The company which disclosed this in a statement added that recently, it also collaborated with one of its subsidiaries; AXA Mansard Health …
The Sun Nigeria.

NOUN begins free virtual training for 600 participants

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has began virtual lectures and hands-on-laps training for 600 participants through its Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning, (ACETEL). Mr Ambrose Gowong, Communications Officer, ACETEL, in a statement said the training was a  partnership between ACETEL­-CISCO Academy and the Directorate of Learning Content Management System (DLCMS) of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ekiti PDP : Constitution of caretaker committee in order- Outgoing Chair 

 Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti The outgoing State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ekiti chapter, Barrister Gboyega Oguntuase, has clarified that the fact that the tenure of the State Working Committee expires on May 10 necessitated the composition of a Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the party. Oguntuase said the executive under him …
The Sun Nigeria.

Trump daughter’s personal assistant tests positive for coronavirus

  The coronavirus continues to circle uncomfortably close to the White House. Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, and the FDA commissioner has been forced to self-quarantine after exposure to another staffer who came down with the disease, reports The New York Post. The aide to Trump has been teleworking and hasn’t been in the presence of the president’s daughter in weeks, a source told CNN. And FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn has been forced to self-isolate for two weeks after exposure to Miller, Politico reported Hahn was…

Ex-rep to Buhari: ‘There’s a massive outbreak of COVID-19 in Bauchi town’

  Ibrahim Baba, a former member of the House of Representatives from Bauchi, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the “massive outbreak of coronavirus” in Azare, a town in the state. In the letter dated May 8, 2020, Baba said Azare has recorded over 100 COVID-19 deaths in the last one week. He said this has resulted in panic and confusion among residents, appealing to the president to direct the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to visit the town. Baba said the proximity of Azare to…

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US tightens Chinese journalists’ entry amid tensions with Beijing

  The United States has issued a new rule tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists, saying it was in response to the treatment of US journalists in China, a shift that comes amid tensions between the two nations. In issuing the new regulation on Friday, the Department of Homeland Security cited what it called China’s “suppression of independent journalism”. The US and China have been engaged in a series of retaliatory actions involving journalists in recent months, reports Reuters. In March, China expelled American journalists from three US newspapers, 

Coronavirus: EPL looks to S’Korea as football season kicks off behind closed doors

  Football clubs around the world were looking to South Korea as its season kicked off behind closed doors. The K League season started on Friday in Jeonju with defending champion Jeonbuk Motors winning 1-0 against away team Suwon Bluewings. But, to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the seats remained empty as fans’ chants were piped in and banners with messages of support were draped around the stands. In a sign of the times, the home team wore face masks branded with their sponsor’s logo while on the bench, reports…

EBONYI TRAGEDY: River too shallow for our 3 daughters to drown in, something was wrong – Parents

The people of Amawuzu, Amaeze, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State are yet to recover from the shock arising from the sudden drowning of their daughters at the Iyi-Echara river. The girls had already been buried in accordance with their tradition regarding persons that get drowned within the area. 81-year-old Chief Rueben Okorie who interacted with Saturday Telegraph in the area put it thus: “It is our tradition that whenever a person gets drowned in a river, he or she must be buried beside that river or…

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Infectious Diseases Bill: Public outcry justified –Rep Karu

Hon. Simon Elisha Karu, a member of the House of Representatives, spokewith ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on sundry matters. EXCERPTS:   What do you think was responsible for the public outcry against the Infectious Diseases Bill 2020 introduced by the House of Representatives? Anything that has to do with public issue, particularly when it comes to the health of the people, the people generally gets nervous about it. There have been some theories about vaccinations; lately from Bill Gates and so people have become a little apprehensive with anything that has…

We levied ourselves to produce COVID-19 ventilator –Leader of UNIBEN team, Prof Obahiagbon

Professor Kessington Obahiagbon of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Benin, Edo State, is the leader of a 10-man team of the Covid-19 Initiative Team of the university that produced the ventilator now in use to treat patients of the pandemic. In this interview with CAJETAN MMUTA, Prof Obahiagbon spoke on various measures, challenges and benefits of the essential health equipment. Excerpts…   Could you introduce yourself sir? Well, I am Professor Kessington Obahiagbon, am the leader of the Covid-19 Initiative Team of the University of Benin, Edo…

COVID-19: Two doctors, two nurses, three patients test positive at FMC Abeokuta

  Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta Four medical workers, including two doctors, two nurses and three patients, have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The development came barely a week after two persons, including a pregnant woman, tested positive for COVID-19 and were admitted at the emergency unit of the hospital. The pregnant woman eventually died from coronavirus complications while awaiting the result of her test. New Telegraph reports that the hospital management immediately shut down.

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