by on July 6, 2020
Prof. James Adichie, the father of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, renowned novelist-cum-feminist, has passed on after battling a brief illness in Anambra State, a family source disclosed to newsmen yesterday. According to the source, the professor of statistics breathed his last on Wednesday night at the Chira Memorial Hospital situated within Awkuzu Oyi local government, Awka, where he was admitted to at the age of 88. He celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1, 2020. The Emeritus Professor of...
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by on June 25, 2020
A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is dead. He died at age 70. Before the latest information filtered in, his alleged death was rumored about one and half weeks ago which was later dispelled by his media aide, Mr Bolaji Tunji and one of his children. Ajimobi, who was born on December 16, 1949, was on life support machine since last Friday at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos. Ajimobi who had COVID-19 related ailment was rushed thereafter he reportedly fell int...
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by on June 13, 2020
Atlanta's Police Chief has resigned after the fatal shooting of an African-American who had fallen asleep in his car at a drive-through restaurant. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot by a police officer during a struggle on Friday, authorities say. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Erika Shields handed in her resignation on Saturday. ...
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by on June 9, 2020
The United States Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown to be the next Air Force chief of staff, making him the first African American leader of a military service as the Pentagon and the country grapple with a raft of racial issues. The confirmation also makes Brown the second African American officer to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Chairman Gen. Colin Powell. The 98-to-0 vote was a blowout approval for the four-star general. Vice President Mike Pence presided over t...
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by on June 3, 2020
A Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, granted a motion by a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, seeking his release from the Kuje Prison custody. ...
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by on May 25, 2020
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country's Health Ministry. Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States.   ...
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by on May 20, 2020
LAGOS (Reuters) - Doctors in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos will go on strike from Wednesday evening because of what they describe as police harassment of health workers trying to move through the city to treat patients during a coronavirus curfew. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) doctors' union said it had become unsafe for its members to "continue to provide healthcare under the present confused arrangement". It cited an example in which it said an ambulance carrying a patient ...
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by on May 6, 2020
A hair salon owner in Texas was ordered to spend a week in jail after she continued to operate her business despite restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Shelley Luther was booked in the Dallas County jail on Tuesday afternoon following a video hearing, during which she was found in contempt of court. The hearing occurred as Gov. Greg Abbott relaxed more restrictions statewide, allowing barbershops and hair salons to reopen Friday. ...
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by on April 22, 2020
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the approval of some green cards. The order, which contains several exemptions, is to last for 60 days and then could be extended, he said. President Trump said the policy was designed to protect American workers' jobs in an economy pummelled by the coronavirus. Critics have accused him of using the pandemic as cover to ram through long-sought hardline immigration policies ahead of November's election. "This wil...
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by on April 18, 2020
Abba Kyari, chief of staff to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and an ardent supporter of state intervention in the economy, has died. He was 67. “The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari,” presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said Friday on Twitter. Kyari had been hospitalized in the commercial capital, Lagos, after testing positive for the coronavirus upon his return from a trip to Germany on March 15. Buhari, 77, tested ...
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by on April 11, 2020
The United States now has now overtaken Italy to have the highest death toll from coronavirus in the world. The latest data, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, shows more than 20,000 people in the US have now died. The grim milestone comes shortly after the US became the first nation to record more than 2,000 virus deaths in a single day. The governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday the state's death toll appeared to be stabilising. Announcing a 24-hour figure of 783 new dea...
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by on March 11, 2020
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was "marshaling the full power of the federal government" to confront a growing public health crisis, including a month-long halt in travel from Europe to the United States. Trump said he was overseeing "the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history." Trump was speaking during a rare Oval Office address to the nation after facing harsh criticism for his response to the pandemic. Wednesday evening's spee...
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