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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson says Coronavirus has affected his eyesight and he started to wear glasses for the first time in years

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The prime minister has said he was ‘having to wear glasses for the first time in years’ after suffering coronavirus. Speaking to the press on Monday, Dominic Cummings said he drove, with his wife and child, on a 30-mile trip to Barnard Castle during lockdown to see if he could drive safely, concerned that his…

Evangelist slams Leke Adeboye for “dressing like a gangstar”

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Reading Time: 2 minutes An Evangelist has condemned Pastor Leke Adeboye for “dressing like a gangstar”. Victor Edet, popularly called Evangelist Victor, shared a photo of Leke Adeboye, the son of pastor E.A. Adeboye, and said it is wrong for a pastor to wear a face cap the way Adeboye wore his facing to the side. Victor wrote: “I…

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fears

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaria drug taken by Trump could raise risk of death and heart problems, study shows The World Health Organisation is removing hydroxychloroquine from its global study of potential COVID-19 treatments while it carries out a review of its safety. Last week, Donald Trump said he was taking the anti-malarial drug, which he has promoted as providing possible…

“Success doesn’t come over night” – Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunso Alakija

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija has shared a throwback photo of herself and thrown a piece of advice to her social media followers. According to her, success is not overnight, you have to start by dreaming big and working towards your goal. “Dream big. There is nothing seen that wasn’t imagined. There’s no overnight success. You have…

Meet The Nigerian-American doctor who has built the tallest hospital building in Nigeria

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Meet Dr. Godwin Maduka, the man behind the project to become Africa’s first medical research hub: Dr. Godwin Maduka, 56, hails from Umuchukwu (formerly Nkerechi) in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1984 from Rust College. He gained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University…

Parrot who “heard victim’s last words” to give evidence at trial of two men who allegedly raped and murdered her

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Reading Time: 4 minutes A 46-year-old Argentinian woman, Elizabeth Toledo was raped and murdered in the city of San Fernando in December 2018. Her body was found naked on a mattress on the floor in an apartment in Buenos Aires, next to her parrot. As part of the evidence filed in the case last week, police recorded a statement…

All shops open from June 15th, Boris announces full-steam ahead for next stage of unlockdown with street markets and car showrooms open next week

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Outdoor markets and car showrooms to open from 1 June and all other retail from 15 June, says PM Boris Johnson has tonight announced plans to lift the shutters on Britain’s shops in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be allowed to reopen from June 1, if they adhere to strict social…

‘They are sick with hatred and dishonesty’ – Trump responds to critics blasting him for playing golf over the weekend

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Reading Time: 3 minutes US president Donald Trump, has responded to criticisms he received over the weekend after he was photographed golfing while the US battled with the Coronavirus pandemic that has already killed almost 100,000 people. Trump was criticized for golfing amid the Coronavirus pandemic as old tweets resurfaced showing him berate Barack Obama in 2014 for golfing…

Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Marie Cau has made history as the first trans person to be elected as Mayor in France.  The business manager with a background in agricultural and sustainability was unanimously voted in as mayor by the council of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes, in northeastern France on Saturday May 23.  Commenting on winning the election, Ms Cau said she is “not…

Japan lifts state of emergency in the country as COVID-19 outbreak is under control

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday that the state of emergency declared over the novel Coronavirus crisis is over in Japan, as the spread of the infections is now under control. Abe lifted the state of emergency that has been in place since April for the Tokyo metropolitan area including Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama…