Saturday , January 23 2021


COVID-19: Edo Mobile Court arraigns 12 persons, convicts 9 for flouting prevention protocol

An Edo Magistrate Court in Oredo Magisterial District has convicted nine persons for violating the state government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols, with the convicts sentenced to community service as punishment for refusing to wear facemasks in public and breaking the 10pm to 5am curfew in the state. Twelve suspects were arraigned …

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GSM operators collect 47.8m NINs ahead of NCC deadline

LAGOS – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says GSM operators have collected 47.8 million National Identification Number (NINs) from subscribers as at Jan 18. This is contained in a statement by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC Director, Public Affairs on Tuesday in Lagos. Adinde quoted Minister of Communications and Digital Economy …

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Messi gets 2-game ban

BARCELONA – FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been handed a two-match ban for his sending-off against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The punishment was confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Tuesday. Messi fouled Asier Villalibre late in the Spanish Super Cup final which FC Barcelona lost. It was the …

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SON destroys 2,000 substandard cooking gas cylinders

ENUGU – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) destroyed more than 2,000 substandard cooking gas cylinders fabricated in Onitsha and its environs on Tuesday. Supervising the destruction in Enugu, Mr Obinna Manafa, the Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate of SON, said that the agency seized the substandard cooking gas cylinders …

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There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you: Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and running water or alcohol-based hand rub Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell