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HIGH CHIEF (DR) O.B. LULU-BRIGGS, OON, DCF, DSSRS, AT 90 AND THE ENGRAVEMENT OF A MISSION OF HUMANISM AND IDEALISM

By: Godknows Boladei Igali* If not for man’s ineluctable duel with mortality, the Old GRA, Port-Harcourt residence of Opu Alabo (High Chief) Olu Benson Lulu-Brigg simply known as “OB” by peers or “Opuda” (patriarch) by family and younger associates would have been the epicenter of diverse religious, cultural, political, social and familial happenings, during this period. Born on May 22,1930 ...

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Pakistani Airliner Carrying Over 100 People Crashes

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed. Flight PK8303 crashed on Friday near the neighbourhood of Model Colony. More than 100 people were on board the Airbus A320. The plane hit the ground in a residential area in Karachi and there are fears of additional casualties. Karachi is the country’s most populated city. Airline spokesperson Abdullah Khan told CNN that ...

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Osibogun’s Exit: Yoruba World Congress Is A Failure – Akogun Banji Ojo

The exit of the media mogul, Otunba Deji Osibogun from the Yoruba World Congress YWC may portend the eventual disintegration of the Pan-Yoruba social-cultural group, the convener of a sister group, Yoruba Mandate Group YMG, Akogun Banji Ojo has warned. Osibogun, the erstwhile Organising Secretary of YWC had in a resignation letter addressed to the president of the group, Prof. ...

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Professor ‘Researching COVID-19’ Killed In US

Bing Liu, a research assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, has reportedly been killed, according to CNN. 37-year-old Liu, said to be on the verge of making “very significant findings” researching COVID-19, was shot dead at the weekend. The news organisation quoted Ross Township police department as saying the late professor was found in his townhouse on Saturday with ...

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Coronavirus: With Over 20,000 Deaths, US Overtakes Italy As Worst-hit Country

The US has overtaken Italy as the country with the highest COVID-19 death toll in the world. Tallies by Johns Hopkins University, New York Times and Reuters news agency, all show that the country had at least 20,506 COVID-19 deaths as of Saturday. With this, Italy, which had 19,468 deaths as of Saturday afternoon, is now behind US. On Friday, ...

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Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital where he was treated after testing positive for COVID-19. Last month, the prime minister announced that he tested positive for the disease after developing mild symptoms. In a statement on Sunday, Downing Street, the official residence of the prime minister, said Johnson, aged 55, has left the hospital but would ...

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COVID-19: US Evacuates 997 Americans From Nigeria

The US Mission in Nigeria says 997 Americans have been evacuated from Nigeria. In a statement on Thursday, the mission said this is to help the Americans reunite with their families and loved ones in the United States. According to the mission, three chartered flights repatriated 850 American citizens from Lagos, while 147 were evacuated from Abuja. Claire Pierangelo, US ...

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COVID-19: US Evacuates 44,000 Americans From Nigeria, 77 Other Countries

The United States Government on Tuesday gave an update on the evacuation of its citizens in Nigeria and other countries amid the COVID-19 global crisis. On Monday, Ethiopian Airlines evacuated 385 Americans to Washington D.C. They were airlifted with a B777-300 aircraft from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. A ‘Fact Sheet on Repatriation of American Citizens from Nigeria’ sent ...

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Nigerian-born British Health Worker Dies Of ‘Coronavirus’ In UK

Carol Jamabo, a caregiver, has reportedly died from COVID-19 complications in the United Kingdom. The 56-year-old mother of two and community caregiver at the Cherish Elderly Care in Bury, Greater Manchester, died last Wednesday after testing positive for Coronavirus.  According to the BBC, Jamabo became ill at her home and was taken to hospital. While she is believed to have Asthma, the 56-year-old ...

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US Hits 10,000 Coronavirus Deaths

The coronavirus death toll has passed 10,000 in the United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker, a grim new milestone as officials fight to contain the pandemic. The speed of the U.S. death count from COVID-19 is increasing. Within the course of a week, fatalities went from 500 a day to reaching more than 1,000 per day

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