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Nigeria confirms first case of coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded the first case of coronavirus, health officials confirmed Thursday. The Federal Ministry of Health in a Twitter post said the case was recorded in the commercial capital, Lagos. It is also the first case to be confirmed in West Africa since the outbreak in China on December …

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Pastor picks forms to contest CPP flagbearer race

A former Adventist Minister, Dr Divine Ayivor, has picked nomination forms to contest for the flagbearer slot of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) slated for March 28 at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. A CPP official said Dr Ayivor, who was the Pastor of Prince Emmanuel SDA Church Ringway and another …

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Kenya accepts first direct flight from China in two weeks

Kenyan authorities have cleared 239 passengers who arrived at the capital’s main international airport on Wednesday aboard a China Southern Airlines flight. All the passengers were screened on board and allowed to enter the country moments after the aircraft landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The ministry of …

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Saudi Arabia bars pilgrims as virus cases spread

Saudi Arabia hosts the two holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and Medina. The country welcomes millions of Muslim visitors throughout the year – with a peak for the Hajj pilgrimage, due to begin this year in July. Unlike the Hajj, the “Umrah” can take place at any time of …

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Illegal mining: Taskforce destroys 250 dredging boats on River Ankobra

An operation by the Small-scale Mining Task Force has uncovered dredging boats in their numbers on River Ankobra in the Western Region. The boats, known as Chang fa, are largely responsible for the contamination of river bodies. The latest revelation comes after the national task force had destroyed about 250 …

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