NCDC confirms 226 new COVID-19 cases

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 226 new COVID-19 cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The agency made the announcement on Tuesday night via its Twitter handle. A total of 6,401 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT. Although the NCDC has conducted a few tests in Kogi and Cross River, both states are yet to record any case. Only one fatality was recorded – Nigeria’s lowest death toll in the month of May – while the number…

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Covid-19: More Watford players refuse to train after 3 of 6 Premier League positive tests came from club

  Several more Watford players are refusing to train after the club provided three of the six positive coronavirus tests across the Premier League. The club’s captain Troy Deeney revealed he would not be reporting for training on Tuesday as he did not feel safe to return amid concerns for his son’s health, who has had breathing difficulties, and over the increased risk of catching the virus to BAME males, reports the Mail Sport. Premier League players and staff underwent coronavirus testing over Sunday and Monday at their bases before returning to training and six positive…

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Lagos discharges 9 COVID-19 patients

  Nine more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos State. The Lagos State Ministry of Health, on Tuesday, announced the recovery and discharge of the patients via its Twitter handle. The ministry said the patients were two females and seven males – all Nigerians. “The patients were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to #COVID-19 in two consecutive readings. “This brings to 632, the number of confirmed #COVID-19 cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos,” it said.

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Adulterated liquor kills more than 150 people in Mexico

  The Mexican government has seen a wave of deaths caused by the consumption of adulterated liquor since 21 states adopted dry laws to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic in April. As many as 159 people have been reported dead across five states over the last three weeks after drinking tainted beverages sold by criminal gangs and bootleggers, reports the dailymail.co.uk. State and local governments adopted the alcohol ban because they considered liquor beverages as not essential during the health emergency that was declared in March. Officials calculated that preventing the sale of alcohol would deter…

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Gregory Tyree Boyce: Twilight actor dies at age 30

  Gregory Tyree Boyce, an actor in the film Twilight, and his girlfriend Natalie Adenike Adepoju were found dead last week in Las Vegas, authorities said on Tuesday. Clark county coroner John Fudenberg said foul play was not suspected in the 13 May deaths of Boyce, 30, and Adepoju, 27, reports The Associated Press. Boyce appeared as Tyler Crowley in the 2008 film starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. His mother, Lisa Wayne, said in a Facebook post on Sunday she had planned to meet Boyce on Tuesday to talk about…

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FG sacks MD of TCN

    Usman Gur Mohammed has been relieved of his appointment as the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). Mohammed Sale, Minister of Power, approved of his sack on Tuesday, appointing Sule Abdulaziz in acting capacity. “As part of continuing measures to reposition and improve the performance of the power Sector in the country, the Honourable Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman hereby announces major changes at the Transmission Company of Nigeria,” Aaron Artimas, spokesman of the minister, said in a statement. “Accordingly, the Managing Director of…

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Ogun: NSCDC arrests four Northern youths for lockdown violation

      Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested four Northern youths who allegedly sneaked into Ogun State from Niger State despite the inter-state travel ban imposed by the Federal Government. The violators, identified as Luda Joshua, 26; Amos Ibrahim, 25; Ayuba Musa, 27; and Samuel John, 30, were intercepted in Abeokuta. The state NSCDC Commandant, Hameed Abodunrin, who paraded the suspects, said they breached the state’s lockdown rules and would be handed over to the mobile court for prosecution. Abodunrin added that the…

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INEC’ll release guideline for Edo, Ondo elections Thursday

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said there is no going back in the conduct of Edo and Ondo state governorship elections in September and October this year. To this end, the Commission will on Thursday, release policy framework for its engagement with stakeholders for outstanding senatorial bye elections. This was part of the decision reached at INEC’s management meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement at the end of the meeting, also disclosed that the…

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COVID-19: Medical doctor tests positive in Bayelsa

  A medical doctor has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bayelsa State, bringing the number of active cases in the state to two. Governor Douye Diri announced the new confirmed case on Tuesday during a meeting of the COVID-19 Taskforce, which he chairs, at the Government House, Yenagoa. A press release by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the doctor, who is a staff of the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa, was earlier admitted at a private hospital before he tested positive…

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Ondo gets new Commissioner of Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has appointed a new Commissioner of Police for Ondo State to combat crime and criminality in the South-West state. He is Mr Bolaji Salami, who until his appointment, was at the Police Service Commission (PSC). Salami, a seasoned police officer, has been described by his colleagues as a loyal and cool headed officer. Some of his colleagues said: “Bolaji will bring to bear, his wide range of experiences in combating crime and criminality in the South-West state.” Salami was a former Personal Assistant,…

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