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Pope Francis holds Palm Sunday mass in an empty church and encourages selfless acts in the pandemic

Pedro Sanchez in Spain’s parliament this week. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has taken to newspapers across Europe to throw down a gauntlet to the European Union: “Either we rise to this challenge or we will fail as a union.” Writing in 10 major newspapers, including the Guardian, El País, Le Monde, La Repubblica and Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, Sanchez says: “We have reached a cr...

Coronavirus: Queen tells UK ‘we will succeed’ in fight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Queen: “We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again” The Queen has said the UK “will succeed” in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, in a rallying message to the nation. In a rare speech, the monarch thanked people for following government rules to stay at hom...

Funke Akindele arrested, police spokesman says

Operatives of Lagos State Police Command have arrested popular actress, Funke Akindele for allegedly hosting a birthday party at his home in Lekki. According to Lagos State Police spokesman, Bala Elkana who confirmed Akindele’s arrest, “Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah,...

Pope sends message to young people during crisis

Pedro Sanchez in Spain’s parliament this week. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has taken to newspapers across Europe to throw down a gauntlet to the European Union: “Either we rise to this challenge or we will fail as a union.” Writing in 10 major newspapers, including the Guardian, El País, Le Monde, La Repubblica and Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, Sanchez says: “We have reached a cr...

20,000 worshippers quarantined in Pakistan after major search

Pakistan has quarantined 20,000 worshippers and is still searching for tens of thousands more who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month despite the worsening coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday. Authorities said they want to test or quarantine those who congregated at the event held by the Tablighi Jamaat — an Islamic missionary movement — between March 10-12 over ...

Teenager Rips Out Woman’s Heart And Drinks Her Blood In An Attempt To Be A Vampire

Everything you need to live well Matthew Hardman murdered Mabel Leyshon and drank her blood in a bid to be immortal | Image: Daily Post UK In an act described as ‘one of the most gruesome murders in British legal history’, Matthew Hardman, a teenage boy stabbed a 91-year-old woman 22 times, ripped her heart out and drank blood from it in a bid to become immortal. The horrific murder which happened...

Pope Francis Holds Palm Sunday Mass Without Public Amid Pandemic

Everything you need to live well Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter’s Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Normally, tens of thousands of Romans, tourists, and pilgrims, holding olive tree branches or palm fronds would gather for an outdoor Mass led by the pontiff. Instead, Francis was leading the ceremony ins...

LASUTH places three health workers on isolation

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it has placed three of its health workers on isolation after their contact with a patient who died of COVID-19. Dr Ibrahim Mustafa, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of LASUTH, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. Mustafa said that two doctors and a nurse had contact with the patient...

Ponzi scheme promoters to face the wrath of law – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said those who initiate and promote Ponzi schemes in Nigeria will face the consequences by being brought to the book. Mrs Efe Ebelo, Head, Corporate Communication of SEC, in a statement, said the commission’s Acting Director-General, Ms Mary Uduk, gave the warning in Abuja on Sunday. Uduk said the commission was stepping up its regulatory oversight ...

Lagos discharges five more coronavirus patients

The Lagos state government on Sunday announced the discharge of five coronavirus patients after making full recovery from the novel virus. “Today, I am happy to inform you that five more patients comprising two males and three females including a 10-year-old girl have tested negative twice to #COVID19,” the state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Twitter on Sunday. “These 5 patients have been di...

COVID19: TUC kicks against move to invite Chinese doctors

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has advised the Federal Government not to invite Chinese doctors to assist the country in combating Coronavirus pandemic. Its President, Mr Quadri Olaleye and Secretary General, Mr Musa Lawal-Ozigi, gave the advice in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. The union leaders said that the move to invite the Chinese doctors was unnecessary, saying that those in Nig...

Spain’s PM in plea for ‘coronabonds’ crisis funding

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez urged the EU Sunday to issue “coronabonds,” controversial pooled debt instruments to help the bloc’s hardest hit countries fund their battle against the devastating economic impact of the pandemic. Sanchez’s call in Germany’s conservative broadsheet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung came after his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte made a similar plea this week in...