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Nigerians’ response to COVID-19 pandemic, by study


A data analysis firm, ResearcherNG, has released five major findings from its survey on perception and attitude of Nigerians to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Coronavirus The research which was released on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Abuja, aimed at understanding public behaviour and the effect of the pandemic on the lives of people. In a statement, Ms Farida Adamu,  Lead ...

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Uganda, Nigeria record highest daily increases in COVID-19 cases

Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s Ministry of Health late Saturday, May 30, 2020 reported 84 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase so far, bringing the nationwide tally to 413. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda Out of the 1,835 samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers and communities in the last 24 hours, 52 Ugandan truck drivers and 32 contacts of previously confirmed ...

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India records 182,143 COVID-19 cases, Pakistan’s cases rise to 69,496

Shri Narendra Modi

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India surpassed the 180,000-mark, reaching 182,143, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India The death toll crossed the 5,000-mark, reaching 5,164, said the data issued by the Federal Health Ministry. As many as 193 new deaths due to the COVID-19 and 8,380 new positive cases were reported since ...

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Guinea-Bissau carnage: Petition calls for global action to stop killing of vultures


A coalition of international conservation organisations has launched an online petition dubbed #StopTheKillings. It is calling for action to address the unprecedented mass killings of vultures in Guinea-Bissau through poisoning. These killings, the largest incident of mass vulture deaths in the world, are said to be a big blow to conservation efforts to save Africa’s vultures. Vultures More than 2000 ...

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Govt embarks on maintenance of Lagos bridges

Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Kayode Popoola, on Sunday, May 31, 2020 said government had begun a “systematic maintenance of all bridges in Lagos’’ to ensure smooth rides and safety. Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that government had a schedule to fix all bridges in Lagos State ...

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No Tobacco Day: Govt urged to protect youth from tobacco harms by enforcing laws

tobacco smoking

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2020 commemoration, tobacco control groups in Nigeria have asked the federal government to commit more strongly to enforcing the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and its Regulations by the immediate enforcement of provisions that protect the youth from tobacco and its harms. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to ...

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AfDB: Obasanjo, Jonathan, 13 other African leaders rally support for Adesina

Akinwunmi Adesina

Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and other African leaders on Friday, May 29, 2020 threw their support behind the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The African leaders rallied support for Adesina through a statement they jointly signed and made available by Mr. Kehinde Akinyemi, the media aide to ...

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Lagos medical waste managers receive COVID-19 palliative from SRADev, GAIA

SRADev Covid-19 Palliative

The Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev-Nigeria) with the support of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) on Thursday, May 28, 2020 donated relief packages to staff of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and health workers that are managing medical waste. Executive Director, SRADev-Nigeria, Dr. Leslie Adogame (left), presenting a package to the Permanent Secretary in ...

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IPCC extends Working Group I literature cut-off date


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change, by four months from September 30, 2020 in the original Working Group I schedule to January 31, 2021. IPCC ...

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Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India


A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, May 29, 2020. Monkeys in captivity The attack occurred this week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) ...

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