Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says PUBLISHED MON, JUN 8 2020 1:05 PM EDT UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says PUBLISHED MON, JUN 8 2020 1:05 PM EDT UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO KEY POINTS Government responses should focus on detecting and isolating infected people with symptoms, the World Health Organization said. Preliminary evidence from the earliest outbreaks indicated the virus could spread even if people didn’t have symptoms. But the WHO says that while asymptomatic spread can occur, it is “very rare.” Coronavirus patients without symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Monday, casting doubt…

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Paul Okoye of ex-Psquare blocks friends on WhatsApp, says they have turned gossips and add him to unnecessary groups

Paul Okoye of ex-Psquare blocks friends on WhatsApp, says they have turned gossips and add him to unnecessary groups UPDATED: A DAY AGO VIEWS: 5036 Category: Latest Photo News, Nigeria Life and Style, Nigeria Entertainment News, Nigeria Music News, Local news – Paul Okoye of the defunct Psquare brothers has expressed anger at some friends on his contact – Paul said that some of his WhatsApp contacts send him unnecessary broadcast – The musician revealed that he has blocked these people from calling or messaging him PAY ATTENTION: Click “See…

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2020 Admissions: JAMB announces date for policy meeting

2020 Admissions: JAMB JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. [PHOTO CREDIT: Azeezat Adedigba] Related News AMB announces date, modality for 2020 Admission Policy Meeting JAMB approves cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission JAMB to determine cut off mark for admission August 22 Some Nigeria tertiary institution heads lack integrity – Minister 2016 Admissions: JAMB sets for final placement process The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has scheduled the 2020 policy meeting of all tertiary institutions for June 16. The policy meeting is to be chaired by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, with…

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NEWSPresidency Reveals IPOB’s Plan Against Nigeria, Bombs Nnamdi Kanu

The Presidency says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, is plotting to stir a global apathy against Nigeria by falsely claiming that Christians are being persecuted. Naija News reports that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who made this comment on Sunday, added that IPOB had secured the services of lobbyists and funded non-government organisations (NGO) to drive concocted claims against the Federal Government. The Presidential spokesman said the aim is to diplomatically blackmail foreign countries, including the United…

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FRSC spokesman, others decorated with new ranks By Agencies -June 2, 2020

FRSC spokesman, others decorated with new ranks By Agencies -June 2, 2020 File Photo The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has decorated spokesman Mr Bisi Kazeem and others with the new rank of Assistant Corps Marshal. The decoration ceremony followed the just concluded promotion of senior officers on 30 May by the FRSC board. According to Oyeyemi it has been the culture of the Corps since 2014, not to delay the seasons of reward or let go without due recognition of individuals. “These…

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Dare adds late Eagles coach to welfare scheme

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said there are plans to include the family of the late Stephen Keshi, a former Super Eagles captain and coach, and other sports heroes in the ministry’s welfare scheme. Dare made this known in a statement by the sports ministry on Sunday. “We have compiled a list of not only ex-players and athletes, we included coaches who served their fatherland. They deserve to be part of what we are doing. Their families as well as those with one form of ailment…

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Insecurity: My sojourn in theatre of war – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, says tremendous achievement has been recorded in the fight against insurgency in the North-East with the neutralisation of 1, 429 boko haram insurgents and the arrest of 116 of their associates. Buratai said this on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while speaking with journalists on his two months’ sojourn in the theatre of war after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari. The army chief, who returned to the headquarters in Abuja on Sunday, said President Buhari was happy with the performance of the…

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Coalition involves State Of Emergency On s3xual And Gender-based Violence In Nigeria

They also involved the declaration of a state of emergency on SGBV in Nigeria. The groups, TechHerNG, Girl Child Africa, Connected Development, Enough is Enough Nigeria, Stand to finish Rape, SilverChipFox, Yiaga Africa, Dorothy Njemanze Foundation, and Education as Vaccine, said a social media and physical campaign register to force systemic action against SGBV within the country had been launched. “Starting Thursday, June 4, there’ll be posters on social media inviting citizens to call their legislators and ask what they’re doing to guard women and girls. We also are working…

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Annie Celebrated Me When I Had Nothing- 2Baba Disclosed

Veteran singer and songwriter, Innocent Idibia, popularly mentioned as 2baba has opened on why he chose his wife, Annie Idibia, over the opposite women in his life when it had been time for him to settle down . 2baba in an interview spoke well of all the past women he’s dated and baby mamas but spoke expressly on Annie. When Dj Anyaloko, the journalist interviewing 2Face Idibia asked him why he chose to marry Annie Idibia out of all the ladies in his life, he said; ‘You see Perro Aseniyi…

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Stop dragging us into land disputes, Army warns

The Nigerian army has warned communities, persons or groups having any form of land dispute to desist from involving the military in settling such matters or using them to intimidate perceived opponents. They advised such persons to rather channel their grievances to the court of law. The Commanding Officer, 14 Engineering Regiment, Onitsha, Anambra State, Lt. Col. P.A Adeke, gave the warning at Ihite Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state, when he led a delegation of the Nigerian Army at the instance of army authorities in Abuja to…

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​NHIS covers cancer treatments – NHIS

Prof. Mohammed Sambo, the Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)​,​ says enrolees under the s​​cheme​ ​​can​ ​assess partial treatment for cancer. Sambo, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said it would be difficult to cover the treatment of cancer totally. Cue in audio 1 (Sambo on cancer treatment 1) “Yes, we cover some aspects of cancer care when you look at our benefit package. “You will see that some cancer drugs, chemotherapy drugs are covered but not as comprehensive as…

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Samuel Okwaraji’s mother is dead

Janet Okwaraji, the mother of the Nigerian football legend Sam Okwaraji, is dead. The death of Janet Okwaraji was confirmed Monday by her eldest son, Patrick. He revealed also that letters have been sent to the Minister of Youth and Sports as well as the Nigeria Football Federation to inform them on the development. Janet Okwaraji, a retired school teacher and proprietress, was 83 years old. PREMIUM TIMES had recently reported that the NFF had approved the payment of a stipend for Okwaraji’s mother and also for late Rashidi Yekini’s…

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CONVID-19: AJIMOBI. THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE BATTLES FOR HIS LIFE ON HOSPITAL BED

The former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is reportedly currently during a critical condition as he receives “serious medical attention” at a personal clinic in Lagos State, after being infected with the deadly Coronavirus. According to Exclusive Press, Ajimobi was rushed to the hospital within the early hours of last week Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated within the middle of the night, causing panic within the family. Ajimobi and his wife are in their Lagos residence for a few of weeks, with the previous governor only making…

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APC Releases Edo Governor, Obaseki’s WAEC Result, Five Others Ahead Of Party’s Governorship Primary

The All Progressives Congress has made public the certificates of all six governorship aspirants seeking the party’s ticket in Edo State ahead of the primary election. According to the document placed on the notice board of the party at the National Secretariat in Abuja, Governor Obaseki has three credits and three passes in his 1973 West Africa Examination Council test submitted for screening. The subjects Obaseki passed include English P7, Literature P7, CRK C6, History A3, Geography C6 and Chemistry P8. Obaseki thereafter proceeded to the Institute of Continuous Education…

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NEWSUmahi’s commissioner, principal secretary who tested positive for COVID-19 discharged

Two officials of the Ebonyi State government, a commissioner and principal secretary who tested positive for COVID-19, on Monday have been discharged. The patients, Prof. Ogbonnaya Chukwu who is the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development and Mr. Clement Nweke Principal Secretary to the Governor tested positive to the virus recently and were quarantined at the virology center located at Federal Medical Center, FTHA 2 Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. Recall that the governor, David Umahi had as a result of the development, shut down the government house offices including the offices…

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AGF removes names of 10 soldiers, policeman from Wadume kidnapping charges

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has dropped the names of 10 soldiers and one police officer named as accomplices in the kidnapping charges involving an alleged Taraba State kidnapping kingpin, Bala Hamisu, also known as Wadume, and others. The amendment to the charges announced at the Federal High Court in Abuja by the prosecuting counsel, Mr Shuaibu Labaran, on Monday, came days after the AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), took over the case from the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, on June 3, 2020. The development…

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Abia governor Okezie Ikpeazu tests positive for COVID-19

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the fourth governor to test positive for the virus. The state commissioner of information John Okiyi Kalu, confirmed the governor status in a statement on Monday after the governor droppedd samples twice for the test. ”Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test. On…

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JUST IN: House of Reps queries PTF over COVID-19 funds

The House of Representatives has queried the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 over the funds donated and allocated to the fight against the dreaded disease. A joint committee of the House led by Chairman of the House Committee, Wole Oke, led the enegagement on how the funds were spent. Oke said the engagement was to monitor the expenditure by the PTF‎ and clear the air on “insinuations” about COVID-19 funds. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and the Minister of Health, Prof…

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NDDC accuses Nwaoboshi of ‘looting’ N3.6bn from commission

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has accused Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, of looting N3.6bn from the commission and called on the senator to step down as Chairman of the Senate Committee on NDDC. The commission said the senator used 11 companies owned by or traceable to him to collect contracts worth the amount in 2016. “It is perhaps the biggest single case of looting of the Commission’s resources”, NDDC said in a statement signed by its Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Charles Odili. The commission’s position was supported by a group…

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