Category Archives: Breaking

Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba Emerges Recipient Of The 2020 UEFA President’s Award

Retired football legend Didier Drogba has been picked as the recipient of the 2020 UEFA President’s Award. The former Chelsea forward is the second African-born winner of the accolade after the great Eusébio, who received it in 2009. The award recognizes outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities. “Didier is a hero to millions of football…

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Nigeria Now Has A Locally-Developed Kit For COVID-19 Testing

The Federal Government has developed a molecular test kit, SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA), In order to improve its testing capacity for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Olorunnimbe Mamora, the minister of state for health, disclosed the latest update at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday where he stated that the test…

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Liverpool Star, Thiago Alcantara, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thiago Alcantara has gone into self-isolation after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Premier League champions announced on Tuesday. A statement released by his football club also confirmed the news saying, “Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines.” It added, “The club has, and will continue to follow, all protocols…

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COVID-19: Health Minister Calls For More Surveillance As Infection Toll Near 59,000

Despite the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire’s latest call for more surveillance to prevent COVID-19 spike, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 187 fresh cases of the ravaging virus. The new data which was released on Tuesday night via Twitter stated that the new infections were recorded in 12 states of the federation and the FCT.…

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Nigeria Declares October 1st National Public holiday To Commemorate Independence Day

Thursday, October 1, 2020 has been declared as a public holiday to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola declared on Tuesday September 29. Aregbesola who made this known in a statement ‘FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary’, congratulated all Nigerians on the…

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Stephanie Linus Appointed As Ministry Of Water Resources’ National OPS-WASH Ambassador

Stephanie Linus has been recognized for her role in inspiring improved personal and community hygiene with an appointment from the Federal Government as the National OPS-WASH Ambassador. She was appointed on Thursday, 24th September by the Honourable Minister of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu at a special decoration ceremony in Abuja. This appointment is…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 136 New Cases, Toll Now 58,460

On Monday September 29, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 136 fresh COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s toll to 58,460. In the latest update shared on Twitter, the new infections were reported in 12 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In the latest update, Lagos topped the list with 71 cases,…

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