Kidnappers Of Jide, ex-US Soldier Demand N20m Ransom

The abductors of Major Jide Ijadare, a retired United States of America Army officer, and one other person at a palm oil factory on Wednesday are demanding N20 million ransom from the former soldier’s family for his release. The gunmen, who invaded the factory belonging to the former army officer along Ijan Ekiti–Ise Ekiti Road in Ijan Ekiti in the Gbonyin Council area of Ekiti State on Tuesday shot dead a man identified as a contractor and whisked away Ijadare and one other person at the factory. A member of…

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Commercial Bus Collides With Moving Train In Lagos State

Reports reaching us from Lagos State has it that a commercial driver and his passengers collided with a moving train Monday. Luckily according to an eyewitness, they escaped death by the whiskers. The bus rammed into a moving train around the PWD, Ikeja – inward Oshodi. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the accident to the media, disclosed that the bus suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train. Dr. Oke-Osayintolu who confirmed the incident said although no life was lost,…

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NAFDAC Champions Federal Government Planned Ban On Sachet Alcohol

The Federal Government has may have concluded plans to completely phase out high concentration of alcohol in sachet and small Polyethylene Terephthalate and glass bottles in the country. The moves is contained in a statement by the Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye. The statement, which was released at the weekend is titled: ‘NAFDAC Cautions on Alcohol Abuse.’ The statement stated, “NAFDAC under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, once again, wishes to bring to the attention of…

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We Spend An Average Of N400k To Treat One COVID-19 Patient – El-Rufai

The diminutive Governor of troubled Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has explained that it costs a minimum of N400 thousand to treat on coronavirus (COVID-19) patient in the state. The governor and former minister of the Federal Capital Territory who spoke with traditional rulers chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar said the amount is due to the increase in the price of drugs, feeding and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors. He said, “We have a very high success rate in treating COVID-19 patients. Even a 90-year-old person,…

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Spain Makes History As First Country In Western Europe To Top 500,000 COVID-19 Cases

Following the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain, which coincided with the reopening of schools in that country, Spain became the first country in Western Europe to register 500,000 COVID-19 infections on Monday. Data from Health Ministry showed a total of 525,549 cases, up from 498,989 on Friday, and 2,440 infections registered in the last 24 hours. Spain updates its data retroactively, so the latest numbers could be revised. Recent infections have been more common among younger people who often develop no symptoms thanks to their stronger…

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Facebook To Update Terms Of Service On October 1, 2020

Facebook has updated its Terms of Service to enable the removal of contents or restrict user access to avoid lawsuits or regulatory impacts. Facebook said in an announcement on Wednesday that the update would come into effect on October 1. Already it was gathered that some users of Facebook’s app have received notifications regarding the change. The statement said, “Effective October 1, 2020, section 3.2 of our Terms of Service will be updated to include: ‘We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we…

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Mass Use Of Hand Gels To Control COVID-19 Risks Creating Superbug ‘Armageddon’ Researchers Warn

A typical Hand Sanitizer, which may cause problem in the future according to medical expert Dr Andrew Kemp, of the University of Lincoln, says alcohol hand gel use could allow other bacteria and viruses on our hands to survive and build resistance Researcher says that there is currently no proof alcohol gel kills the coronavirus WHO advises using hand gel if you cannot immediately access soap and water The mass use of hand gels during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may create a superbug “armageddon” as other bacteria and viruses build…

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Ghanaian President Congratulates Okediran

Nana Akufo-Addo, the Ghanaian President has congratulated Nigerian celebrated writer, Dr Wale Okediran, on his appointment as the Secretary-General of the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA). Akufo-Addo congratulated Okediran in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Nana Bediatuo, and made available to newsmen on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Iseyin-born medical doctor and writer was a former House of Representatives member and President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). Akufo-Addo, in the statement, charged Okediran to use his new position to further the cause of…

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Russia Launches A Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Pictured: Virologists work inside the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Siberia, which was previously a top-secret Soviet biological weapons research plant. Russia’s main health watchdog has said that a second coronavirus vaccine will be completed in September and that 57 volunteers used as human guinea-pigs reported no side-effects New Jab Developed At Top-Secret Biological Weapons Plant ‘Avoids side-effects of first one’ Russia says a second coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine is on its way, which ‘avoids the side-effects of the first one’. Earlier this month, the Russian president, Vladimir…

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Falling Container Claims 2 Lives In Lagos Again

The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said that an empty 40ft container has again claimed two lives in an accident at Ijesha area of Lagos State. Dr Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday. He said that the LASEMA management received a distress call on its emergency toll free line at about 9:44 pm. on Friday and activated a response team to the incident scene at Odo Olowu bus-stop at Ijesha. According…

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