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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

January will be a tough month, there might be a spike in Coronavirus cases - NCDC


January will be a tough month, there might be a spike in Coronavirus cases - NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has raised an alarm of January 2021 being a very tough month following the disregard for health protocols during the December holidays. 


Speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday December 29, the Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu noted that the nation’s health system is struggling to cope with the increasing number of coronavirus infections daily. He added that a spike in Coronavirus infections in January is imminent. 


Ihekweazu said; 


“We just faced the worst week since we started responding to this outbreak. We had more cases in Nigeria last week than in any other previous week since the beginning of the outbreak.

“Pictures and videos from across the country paint a very disheartening situation because it appears that our messages, our appeals to Nigerians over the last few months have not been heeded and we have gone ahead with business as usual.

“Events centres are full, social activities are full and so it is no surprises that cases are rising.

“January will be a tough month, no doubt about it. So, we have to brace ourselves for the consequences of the activities that we have decided to carry out in December.”

Labour Party National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam is dead


Labour Party National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam is dead

 Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, the national chairman of the Labour Party is dead. 


The Deputy National Secretary of the party, Kennedy Chigozie, who confirmed the demise of the Chairman, said he died in the early hours of Tuesday December 29, 2020.


Mr Chigozie said that a public announcement would be made soon by the party after due consultation with his immediate family.

Trump and Michelle Obama win Gallup's most admired man and woman of 2020


US President, Donald Trump and former first lady, Michelle Obama are the most admired man and woman of 2020, according to a new Gallup poll.

In a tumultuous year in which Trump was impeached, widely criticized for his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and racial tensions, and lost reelection, it is no mean feat for him.

It's the first time Trump has topped the list alone, ending a 12-year run by his predecessor, Barack Obama, with whom he tied for the most admired man in 2019.

 For Michelle Obama, it's her third straight year as the most admired woman in America.

Barack Obama came in second among men at 15%. US President-elect Joe Biden came in third with 6% of and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' top infectious disease expert, came in fourth with 3%.

Pope Francis, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Bill Gates were also among the most admired men on the list.

 48% of Republicans voted Trump while Obama was the top choice among Democrats with 32% and Biden received 13% among Democrats.

 Trump and Obama were split among Independents with 11%.

For most admired woman, Michelle Obama received 10% of votes. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris followed behind with 6% and first lady Melania Trump came in third place with 4%.

Melania Trump came in second to Michelle Obama in 2019 and has been among the top 10 most admired women the past four years, but had never come first.

Hillary Clinton, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Queen Elizabeth II were also among the most admired women.


Trump's win reflects his enduring popularity among Republicans.

 Gallup noted that few Republicans named anyone else besides the President.

The poll was conducted by telephone from December 1-17 among a random sample of 1,018 adults. 


Top Adamawa hunter killed in gun battle with bandits in Kaduna

Top Adamawa hunter killed in gun battle with bandits in Kaduna

The Head of Operations of Adamawa State Hunters Association, Young Mori, has been killed in gun battle with bandits in Kaduna State. 


It was gathered that Mori was among the hunters who assisted security operatives to tackle banditry and kidnapping in some parts of northern states.

Salihu Wobkenso, Head of Administration of the group, who confirmed the sad development, said the hunter was killed in Kaduna on Tuesday, December 29.

”This is sad news to hunters. Young Mori, one of our hunters in Adamawa State from Guyuk LGA has been overpowered by cattle rustlers in Kaduna State in the early hours of today,” he said.

Mr Wobkenso did not give more details but added that all hunters in the state and residents of his community were in mourning.

‘’The gallant General Young Mori has answered the home call, though you have gone by the will of God but your spirit is still with us. Rest well, Zwalka Nungurau,’’ said one Johnson Gwadamdi.


Top Adamawa hunter killed in gun battle with bandits in Kaduna

Ijaw youths storm NDDC office, demand the immediate resignation of Godswill Akpabio as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs (video)


Former Olympian, Lindsey Vonn and fiance P.K. Subban call off engagement after three years together

Lindsey Vonn and her fiance P.K. Subban are calling it quits after three years together. 


The 36-year-old Olympic skier shared that she has split with her fiance, pro hockey player PK Subban, after three years together.


In her caption, the blonde beauty wrote, ''Over the past 3 years PK and I have had some incredible times together.


'He is a kind, good man, and someone I respect a great deal.'


'However, after much consideration, we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other immensely. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this time.' 

Former Olympian, Lindsey Vonn and fiance P.K. Subban call off engagement after three years together


The news comes two months after she said their wedding plans were on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


'We are in a holding pattern,' said the star. 


'With COVID, it just feels like there's no good option, you know? I don't have a timeline or a plan, we're just kind of going to wait and see. 


'Obviously, his family is in Canada, so I can't physically get to Canada and they can't get here,' the star skier added. 'It'll happen eventually, we just don't know when.'


The couple said at the time they were 'not in a rush'.


'Neither of us are really worried about when we're going to get married,' Vonn commented. 'We know it's gonna happen, so we're not in a rush about it.' 


'It's been great for us. We've really enjoyed the time together, as much as one can,' she reflected.


'When you're living together and you see each other every single day, 24 hours a day, you get to know each other pretty quickly. I think it's been good for us to really find out everything about each other, and I think we've gotten a lot closer throughout the whole process.'


Lindsey and PK began dating in December 2017 and went public with their romance in June of the following year.


Prior to that, Lindsey was married to fellow 2002 Olympian Thomas Vonn from 2007 until 2013.


Before her relationship with Subban kicked off, Lindsey dated golfer Tiger Woods from 2013 to 2015 and was linked to NFL assistant coach Kenan Smith for a year.

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