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Generator fumes kill Niger couple

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The Police in Niger State, on Wednesday, confirmed the death of a couple in Maitunbi area of Minna from generator fumes.

DSP Mohammed Abubakar, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed that the incident occurred on Monday night.

Abubakar said, “The incident occurred on Monday night, but was reported to the police on Tuesday by neighbours at 8: 00 a.m.”

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He explained that the deceased couple, Malam Adamu Mohammed, 30 and Sumaiya Adamu, 20, got married in December 2018.

According to him, Malam Dahiru Mohammed, a brother to the late Adamu, visited the couple on Tuesday.

The PPRO said that when Dahiru knocked on their door and there was no response, he left without seeing them.

“When nobody attended to Dahiru he left the house of the deceased couple,” he said.

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He explained that neighbours who did not see them coming out from their apartment raised concerns and had to break in.

“When the neighbors discovered what had happened they reported the issue to the police,” he said.

Abubakar explained that on the fateful night, the deceased couple had put on the generator, which they recently purchased, in one of their rooms that had no ventilation and slept in the next room.

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“Preliminary investigations revealed that the couple died as a result of the generator fumes.

“They died due to lack of ventilation from the generator fumes,” the police spokesman said.

It was gathered from family sources that the couple has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

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COVID-19: Aisha Buhari renovates 15-bed capacity facility in Nasarawa

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First Lady Aisha Buhari has renovated and equipped a 15-bed capacity ward in Mararaba Gurku Medical Centre in Nasarawa State to provide a conducive atmosphere for COVID-19 patients.

Buhari also built two sanitary and administrative block in the facility.

Buhari, who was represented by Dr Haji Sani, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration, said the facility was part of her effort towards supporting the state in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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She urged the management of the centre to ensure proper maintenance of the facility.

The first lady also distributed personal protective equipment (PPEs), food items and other medical equipment.

Buhari enjoined residents of the state to sustain prayers against the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

In his response, the Nasarawa State deputy governor and Chairman, State Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, thanked the first lady for the gesture and promised to make judicious use of the facility.

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Akabe said the state government was making frantic efforts towards containing the spread of the pandemic in the state.

He said the facility would be used as one of the isolation centres to cater to the COVID-19 patients in the state.
Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director, Nasarawa State Hospitals Management Board, Dr Usman George, expressed appreciation to the first lady for the gesture.

George said that the facility was one of the sites identified by the state government to treat COVID-19 patients.

”We want to make proper use of this place to have a unilateral flow where you have donning areas where you have personal protective equipment and areas where you remove the personal protective equipment.

”We also intend to put cardiac monitors and one or two ventilators as part of the state government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

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JUST IN: FG reviews nationwide curfew

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Motorists spend the night at Osborne Road in Ikoyi for violating curfew order

The Federal Government has reviewed the curfew dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Monday.

He said the PTF has reviewed the 8 pm-6 am curfew earlier announced by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) during his address on April 27.

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Aliyu said the curfew would now be between 10 pm and 4 am daily.

He said:

“Effective from Tuesday, June 2, the easing of the lockdown will be characterised by the following:

“The nationwide curfew will remain in place but the timing will be reduced to 10pm to 4am.

“Just to clarify, the purpose of the curfew is to limit social interaction and therefore reduce the spread of the virus.

“Persons that are on essential duty including but not limited to those involved in the provision of health services, media services and critical infrastructure are exempted.”

The national coordinator stressed that the goal of the review is to allow the full restoration of the Nigerian economy.

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After years of racism, white community kneel, beg Blacks for forgiveness (Video)

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A video shared online shows the moment White people went on their knees to beg Black people for forgiveness for all the years of racism they have suffered.

Houstonians gathered Sunday, May 31, at Cuney Homes in the Third Ward to pray for the family of George Floyd following his murder.

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During the prayer, the White people in attendance knelt down and asked for forgiveness for years of racism.

The Black community accepted the apology and joined them in prayer.

Watch the heartwarming video below:

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