First man cured of HIV dies of leukaemia: charity

2 min read The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown — known as the “Berlin Patient” — has died after a battle with cancer, the International Aids Society (IAS) announced Wednesday. Brown made medical history and became a symbol of hope for the tens of millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDS when he was cured…

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BBNaija 2020 Recorded Over 900 Million Votes

< 1 min read A total of 900 millions votes were cast during the season 5 of Big Brother Naija reality TV show. DSTV Nigeria, today announced on their twitter page: “#BBNaijaLockdown recorded over 900million votes across all voting platforms! We stan these fans!!!Raising hands” GOTV also tagged the show “the biggest and most successful season yet”. The 71-day show ended on Sunday with Laycon…

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BBNaija winner Laycon faces tax multiplicity from Lagos, Ogun governments

2 min read The winner of the lockdown series of the reality TV show Big Brother Naija Olamilekan Agbelesebioba may still be celebrating his win but Lagos and Ogun State governments are already reminding him of his tax responsibility. Laycon is yet to receive his prizes from the organizers of the show. He was declared the winner of the show with viewers across…

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UK coronavirus news: country records highest daily rise in infections with 7,143 new cases

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Record comes amid large increase in testing; Williamson says students can go home for Christmas – but might have to self-isolate first

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800 houses to go as Lagos proposes $2.2b for 4th Mainland Bridge

2 min read The Lagos State Government is proposing the sum of $2.2 billion for the construction of the 37.4 kilometres 4th Mainland Bridge. Upon completion, the bridge would have 2 x 4 lane carriageway cross-sectional road with allowance for BRT Lane and future road expansion. It would also become the longest Bridge in Africa second only to the 6th October Bridge in…

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Convoy Attack: Zulum meets families of fallen policemen

2 min read Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has met with families of policemen and members of Civilian Joint Task Force ( CJTF) killed by insurgents in an ambush on Friday in Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several security personnel were killed with some injured when the governor’s backup convoy was attacked along Baga – Monguno road. A statement…

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‘Music is not a crime’: U.N. experts urge Nigeria to lift singer’s death sentence

2 min read U.N. rights experts asked Nigeria on Monday to release a 22-year-old singer who was condemned to death over an allegedly blasphemous song, and said the sentence broke international law. Yahaya Aminu Sharif was sentenced last month by a sharia court in Kano, in Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north, after he performed the song and shared it on WhatsApp. “Music is not…

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30-Year-Old Reports Mother For Kicking Him Out Of Her House

< 1 min read The curious case of a 30-year-old Mexican man Christian Uriel has left many shocked after he allegedly reported his mother to authorities for kicking him out of her house. His mother is said to have thrown him out because he didn’t want to get a job or at least help with chores. He is reported to have been living at…

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Learn new skill: FG launches digital Nigeria portal, mobile app

2 min read The Federal Government has launched a Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile Application in furtherance of the Digital Nigeria Programme, which was kick-started by President Muhammadu Buhari, on March 19, 2020. Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE) performed the virtual launch of the mobile application on Monday in Abuja. Pantami said it was part of the…

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Edo poll: New dawn, end of ‘godfatherism’ in Nigeria politics – Atiku

2 min read Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki on his reelection, describing his victory in at the Edo governorship election as the end of ‘godfatherism’ in Nigeria politics. Abubakar in a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday said that the election marked a new dawn in Edo. “There is a new wind of democratic change now blowing…

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