Iranian authorities on Wednesday announced domestic travel restrictions for people with confirmed or suspected cases of the novel coronavirus, which has claimed 19 lives in the country — the highest tally outside China where the disease originated. The authorities also slapped curbs on visits to major Muslim pilgrimage sites. “Instead of quarantining cities, we areRead
Soldiers at the Nigerian Army Brigade, Malam Fatori, Borno State, currently fighting the Boko Haram insurgency were thrown into mourning, yesterday, as a depressed soldier, who allegedly got information that someone was sleeping with his wife, turned his gun at seven of his colleagues and later shot himself.
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Pakistan Wednesday marked the first anniversary of its standoff with New Delhi in which it shot down and captured an Indian pilot in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. The February 2019 scuffle was the first dogfight between the nuclear-armed nations in decades. Pakistan’s army on Wednesday flew teams of reporters to the site whereRead More
UEFA Champions League results on Wednesday: Last 16, first leg At Lyon, France Lyon (FRA) 1 (Tousart 31) Juventus (ITA) 0 At Madrid Real Madrid (ESP) 1 (Isco 60) Manchester City (ENG) 2 (Jesus 78, De Bruyne 83-pen) Played Tuesday At London Chelsea (ENG) 0 Bayern Munich (GER) 3 (Gnabry 51, 54, Lewandowski 76) AtRead More
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THE President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Mansur Ahmed, has said that the 2019 quarter four, Q4 GDP though positive, was still largely below desirable for the nation’s economy.
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UEFA Champions League leading goalscorers after Wednesday’s matches: 11: Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 10: Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) 6: Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Kane (Tottenham), Mertens (Napoli) ALSO READ: ‘It’s not over,’ Guardiola warns City after Madrid win 5: Depay (Lyon), Jesus (Manchester City), Icardi (Paris SG), Martinez (Inter Milan), Mbappe (Paris SG), Son (Tottenham), Sterling (Manchester City) 4:Read
The United States on Wednesday declared a powerful Iraqi Shiite paramilitary leader to be a terrorist after a series of rocket attacks, vowing to step up pressure on his ally Iran. The State Department listed Ahmad al-Hamidawi, secretary general of armed faction Kataib Hezbollah, as a “specially designated global terrorist,” freezing any US assets heRead
Sao Paulo’s stock exchange plummeted seven percent Wednesday over fears of the coronavirus after a local resident became the first such case recorded in Latin America. The 61-year-old patient returned on February 21 from the Lombardy region of Italy, the epicenter of an outbreak in the European country, Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said. MandettaRead
Microsoft on Wednesday lowered its revenue estimates for the current quarter, saying it will feel the impact of the coronavirus epidemic with lower sales of Windows software and Surface devices. The US tech giant became the latest global firm to warn of a financial hit from the global outbreak of the disease which has killedRead More
A yet to be identified young woman, who was described as a lover to a serving policeman in Ado-Ekiti, was reported to have died during a sex romp with the police officer.
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ABUJA—The Supreme Court, yesterday, declined to reverse its judgment that sacked David Lyon and Degi-Eremieoyo as governor and deputy-governor elect of Bayelsa State.
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A former employee who had just been sacked opened fire Wednesday at the Milwaukee campus of brewing giant Molson Coors, killing six before dying in the rampage, local media reported. The shooter had been fired earlier in the day, according to the local Fox affiliate, citing multiple sources. Police in the Midwestern city said earlierRead More
Pep Guardiola warned his Manchester City players that Real Madrid are more than capable of a Champions League fightback after a historic 2-1 last 16, first leg win for the English champions at the Santiago Bernabeu. City struck twice in the final 12 minutes through Gabriel Jesus and a Kevin De Bruyne penalty to beatRead More
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With porous borders Afghanistan and Pakistan face a potentially devastating health crisis after the new coronavirus erupted in neighbouring Iran. Islamabad has closed official border crossings while Kabul has suspended all travel to the Islamic republic, which has reported 19 deaths and a total of 139 infections — making it one of the hardest-hit countriesRead
NSUKKA—The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, yesterday, bemoaned the non-challant disposition of President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest and prosecute terrorists killing Christians and ordinary Nigerians.
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Rivers State Task Force Against Illegal Street Trading/Illegal Motor Parks/Illegal Mechanics has denied killing a bureau de change agent during its Tuesday's alleged raid on GRA Junction/Rumuola axis of Port Harcourt.
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According to a tweet by the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the suspected case of Coronavirus was reported at Reddington Hospital, Lagos, and is currently under isolation at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba “We are currently investigating. Patient, blood samples were taken for investigation. We await the result, ” the tweet stated. Further, the tweet stated:Read
Itsekiri Regional Development Council, IRDC, and other parties in a move to open a proposed bid for building projects in Itsekiri oil and gas producing impacted communities under the Global Memorandum of Understanding, GMoU, between Chevron Nigeria Limited, Itsekiri Oil and Gas Producing/Impacted communities and Delta State government have been urged to put the matter on hold.
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Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command Wednesday, confirmed that the tanker explosion which occurred on the Long bridge of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway at about 7.10 pm on Tuesday claimed the lives of three people.
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The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) Wednesday, issued a 7-day 'Removal Notice' to owners/occupants of illegal structures/shanties, mechanic workshops, containerised kiosks and commercial bus garages around Government Public Schools at Mile 2, Badagry Expressway areas of the state.
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