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Man in Russia shoots dead 5 people in row over street noise

A man in Russia shot dead five people with a hunting gun after they held a loud conversation below his apartment window, the country’s Investigative Committee said on Sunday. The alleged perpetrator, born in 1988, was arrested near his home in the small town of Elatma, 300 kilometres south-east of Moscow, and is being investigated
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Wike warns against politicising coronavirus fight

Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has warned against the politicisation of the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), advising that stakeholders make sacrifices to contain it. Governor Wike gave the warning yesterday after inspecting the state food bank established for the distribution of the food palliatives. He stated:
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Coronavirus has reduced humanity to same level – Bishop Kaigama

Bishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja Catholic Diocese has said that the Coronavirus pandemic has reduced humanity to the same level. “The disease has reduced us to one level. The mighty and small nations have all been reduced to the same level with all feeling the hit and unable to do much about it,” Kaigama said
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Flash actor Logan Williams dies at age of 16

Actor Logan Williams, who appeared in CW’s “The Flash” as the young Barry Allen, has died at the age of 16. Williams’ agent, Michelle Gauvin, said he died on Thursday. Gauvin did not give the cause of his death, but she said his sudden death came as a “shock.” “The Flash” star Grant Gustin posted
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No link between COVID-19, 5G technology, experts say

Chinenye Anuforo Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) experts in the country have debunked the rumour trending on social media that the deployment of fifth-generation technology (5G) has links to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to them, it is incredibly unfortunate that the linkage of 5G networks to the emission of coronavirus is gaining so much attention
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Italian Minister sketches out coronavirus recovery plan

The Italian government is preparing a five-point plan for the controlled reopening of the country as its coronavirus epidemic abates, Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, said on Sunday. Italy has faced the most serious outbreak in Europe. However, the contagion is slowing and there are signs of impatience and lockdown fatigue among businesses and the population.
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Covid-19: Israeli hospital lets family bid farewell to dying patients

Israel’s Ichilov hospital has begun allowing relatives wearing protective gear to say goodbye to loved ones dying of the novel coronavirus and is calling on other hospitals to follow its example. “The stories of patients dying alone are horrifying to me as a human being and as a manager,” the central Tel Aviv hospital’s CEO,
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FG should extend relief materials beyond stay-at-home period – Amb Aina

Chioma Igbokwe The Executive Director, Lightup Foundation, Ambassador Olasubomi Iginla Aina, has called on the Federal Government to provide relief and palliatives to the citizens even after the stay-at-home period aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. Aina, who also urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to complement government’s efforts financially by sending
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Pope opens ‘truly unusual’ Easter week rites in Mass without public

Pope Francis on Sunday began Easter week celebrations in St Peter’s Basilica under extraordinary circumstances, with no congregation allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Francis led the Palm Sunday Mass accompanied only by a few priests. For the occasion, a cross venerated for helping bring an end to a 16th-century plague in Rome and an
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COVID-19: FG should extend relief materials beyond stay-at-home period – Amb. Aina

Chioma Igbokwe The Executive Director, Lightup Foundation, Ambassador, Olasubomi Iginla Aina, has called on the Federal Government to provide relief and palliatives to the citizens even after the stay-at-home period aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. Aina, who also urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to complement government’s efforts financially by sending
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American Airlines applies for US payroll assistance grants

  American Airlines, the largest U.S. airline, confirmed Friday it has applied to the U.S. Treasury for a chunk of the $25 billion payroll assistance grants approved by Congress last week.American (AAL.O) did not say how much it sought or what financial instruments it has proposed in compensation for taxpayers. The airline said earlier it expected to be eligible for $12 billion in loans and grants from the $50 billion that Congress has set aside for airline assistance. The U.S. Treasury asked airlines to apply for grants by 5 p.m.…

Oyinlola on sabatical, our party not merging –ADC

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has described the reported ‘return’ of former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as misleading and utterly mischievious, while denying reports that the party has collapsed its political structure into the PDP. The National Publicity Secretary of ADC, Yemi Kolapo, said in a statement that the party remained the most credible alternative to the two main structures “currently in crisis in the country” and will never be subsumed under any political party. According to her, the move should…

Edo 2020: We no longer want technocrats as governors, we need core politicians –Uwuilekhue

Hon. Saturday Uwuilekhue is an Edo State governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this Interview, he called on the national leaders of the party to conduct a free and fair party primary in the state, among other issue. Excerpts…     You are in the race for the governorship election, how prepared are you? It is laughable for people to say that I’m not ready for the governorship election. I kick-started this project long time ago, although it is not compulsory that I have…

COVID-19: Report people visiting those in isolation, says Osun Rep

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Salam, representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal constituency of Osun State, has appealed to people within his constituency to report anyone sighted visiting some returnees from Cote d’Ivoire, who are supposed to be in isolation. While acknowledging the good job of the Osun State Government team on COVID- 19, which resulted in the isolation and testing of the returnees, the lawmaker said he received with concern, the reports of the positive testing to COVID-19 of some of the…

COVID-19 and Kwara’s capacity to hold its own

This is no good time for mankind — no thanks to the deadly Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The virus is giving the most powerful of nations a good run for their money, technological know-how, and oft-touted readiness to face down any threat from anywhere. As of 10:37p.m. on March 29, the virus has affected 199 countries across all the continents with at least 718,656 cases (of which 533, 847 are confirmed), and 33,891 deaths. At 9:30p.m. on Sunday, Nigeria had 111 confirmed cases with one death. What is scary about the…

I’m a prophet operating in an office of laughter – Woli Agba

The most suitable description for Woli Agba would have been a tetchy, cantankerous and tithe-loving elderly prophet. However, a peep into the life of Ayo Ajewole, the man behind the character betrays the validity of that impression. In this interview with YUSUFF ADEBAYO, he gave an insight into his come-up as a comedian, the criticism of his brand of comic evangelism and the purported rift with his brother, Alfa Sule.   I could remember the film ‘Won ti Gan Pa’ back in 2002. The film unarguably propelled you to limelight…

Despitelosing money, Nigerian comediansare ‘StandingUp’ to theboredomof Coronavirus

The therapeutic nature of laughter has elevated Nigerian comics to the upper echelon of entertainers in the country. From being paid minuscular stipends to perform at lounges, make-shift comedy clubs and very few shows back in the 80s, many Nigerians blessed with ability to crack up the most snobbish of souls have painstakingly built an industry that is getting due recognition from audiences at home and beyond. Nigeria has a mental health problem. One in four of her population suffers from a certain mental illness, according to medical report. With…

RMD encourages Customs to release seized foodstuffs to poor Nigerians

Movie star, Richard Mofe-Damijo, has said that this is the right time for the Federal Government to direct the Nigerian Customs Services to release the loads of contraband food items seized to the poor citizens in the countr.y The Nollywood icon in a post shared on his Instagram handle @mofedamijo noted that this food items are needed in order to lighten the effect of the widespread virus on the masses particularly those who cannot afford them as the lockdown announced by the Federal Government persists. “Sitting here wondering if this…

Don’t be surprised if I become the governor of Rivers State – Tonto Dikeh

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, has hinted fans of her plans to join politics, noting that she might contest for the seat of the Rivers State governor in the nearest future. The actor was a guest on businessman Ubi Franklin’s Instagram Live session on Thursday where she discussed her career, business, charity works and decision to join politics in the future. While chatting with Franklin, the Nollywood movie star said fans and followers shouldn’t be surprised because politics is not completely out of the picture for her. During the interview, Dikeh…

Veteran comedian Eddie Large dies of Coronavirus

Scottish comedian, Edward Hugh McGinnis, professionally known as Eddie Large, has passed away after contracting coronavirus. The comedian was said to have contracted the virus while he was on admission in a hospital where he was being treated for heart failure. According to his son, Ryan Mc- Ginnis, who announced the veteran comedian’s death on Facebook, he passed away at the early hours of Thursday, April 2, 2020, adding that his dad, who suffered heart failure, contracted COVID-19 while he was being treated in the hospital. He said his dad…

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