Frequent Exercise Boosts Immune System Against COVID-19 – Ogunwale

Mr Foluso Ogunwale, the Chief Executive Officer of i-Fitness Centre Limited, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of regular exercise to boost the body’s immune system. Ogunwale, at the unveiling of the centre’s branch in Magodo area of Lagos State said keeping the body fit was vital in fighting the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Exercise boosts the immune system. Furthermore, those who passed on from COVID-19 are largely those with underlying medical issues; meaning the stronger your immune system, the more likely it is to survive a COVID-19 infection.…

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Charly Boy, DJ Switch, Falz, Timi Dakolo, Others Slam Govt

Following the arrest of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Sunday, many Nigerian celebrities on their Twitter accounts condemned the arrest of #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters. Top among them is a popular musician and activist, Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charly Boy, who said peaceful protest remained the right of citizens. He wrote, “I know these animals have turned Nigeria into a Jungle. But peaceful protest is still our human right. Animals can’t dash us human right. Say no to #lekkitollgate reopening.” Taking to her Twitter account, popular Nigerian disc jockey,…

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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks Star At Biden’s Inauguration

Lady Gaga on stage at the inauguration Music superstars, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks were among the dignitaries that attended the just ended inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America, Mr Joe Biden and his Vice, Mrs Kamala Harris at The Capitol. Brooks by the way is the biggest name in country music in America. Gaga and Lopez need no introduction. While Gaga delivered the American National anthem, Brooks, performed ‘Amazing Grace’ and Lopez performed the famous ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ Following Lady…

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Celebrating My Mum, Eve Branson

By Richard Branson I’m sorry to share that, sadly like a lot of people’s relatives and friends right now, my mum Eve has also passed away from COVID-19. She held on for one last victory, managing to fight off the virus, but had expended all of her energy in the process. One of my wonderful sisters, Vanessa, and nephew Louis were with her until the end, as were the wonderful nurses who she entertained with tales from her life and much laughter over glasses of whisky. Rather than mourn her…

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WHO Blames Wealthy Countries Of Sabotaging Equitable Access To COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has expressed worry over the distribution of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, especially to health workers and the elderly in low-income countries. The DG said that rich countries were sabotaging equitable access to drugs just as he disclosed that more than 39 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in at least 49 higher-income countries, whereas only 25 doses have been distributed in one lowest-income country. According to him, some countries and companies continue to go around the…

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#ENDSARS Protests: Oba Rilwan Akiolu Of Lagos Returns to Palace Two Months After

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has re-entered his palace, after about two months when an angry mob forced him to evacuate, during the ENDSARS protests. We gathered he returned to the palace, which was desecrated yesterday. Akiolu, whose palace known as Iga Idungaran, in Lagos Island was looted and vandalised by rioters, danced into the renovated facility, amid drumming, singing and chant of welcome in Yoruba language, as captured in a tweeted video that has gone viral on the internet. The Oba, who wore a nose mask, was obviously…

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Eddie Murphy Releases Coming-2-America Preview

Amazon Studios has unveiled the first trailer for “Coming 2 America,” which sees the return of American superstar, Eddie Murphy as the charming Prince Akeem. We gathered that in the upcoming sequel, Prince Akeem, who is set to become the king of the fictional country of Zamunda, finds out he has a son he never knew about — a street-savvy Queens native, Lavelle. To honour the former king’s dying wish to raise his grandson as the crown prince, Akeem and his younger brother, Semmi, once again leave for America, Variety.com…

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Christmas Celebrations: World Health Organization Tells Families Sustain Face Mast Culture

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pleaded with families to wear face masks and socially distance at Christmas get-togethers to cut the risk of spreading coronavirus in January. The UN agency said the measures would ‘contribute significantly’ to saving lives and preventing loved ones from getting sick but admitted they ‘may feel awkward’. In updated guidance published today, the WHO warned that Europe was teetering on the brink of a third wave of coronavirus (COVID-19), which could peak in the first weeks of the new year. The body said that…

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COVID-19 Update: 90-Year-Old Margaret Is First To Receive Pfizer Vaccine In UK

Mrs Margaret Keenan taking the shot of the vaccine Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old woman, made herself available to be the first to receive Pfizer’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in the United Kingdom (UK). The UK began a mass vaccination programme against the infection on Tuesday. The vaccine will be administered on the elderly first, and about 70 hospitals have been primed to participate in the programme. The programme is aimed at protecting the most vulnerable. The UK is the first country to use the vaccine which offers 95 per cent protection…

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Ahead Of 2021, UN Creates $370m As Emergency Fund

The United Nations on Tuesday disclosed that it has raised more than $370 million for its emergency fund to help respond to crises in 2021. The whole world was caught off guard by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which started in Wuhan China around December of 2019. By March of 2020, nations of the world shut down over the ravaging effect of the virus, which has also claimed millions of lives. By way of getting prepared for a similar happenstance in 2021, more than 50 donors pledged money to the UN…

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