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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Storm Nigeria’s Senator’s House, Cart Away Items Worth N200M

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No fewer than seven persons have been arrested in connection with the invasion of Sen. Teslim Folarin’s house in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in Nigeria.

Mr Yinka Folarin, the lawmaker’s elder brother, told newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan that some hoodlums invaded Folarin’s house, carting away items worth more than N200 million.

The items carted away are about 300 motorcycles, deep freezers and food items.

He said that the suspected hoodlums were arrested at the residence of the lawmaker by the Oyo State joint security task force ‘Operation Burst’.

“Most of the equipment had been looted before the arrival of the security men, while seven of them, identified by the residents, were arrested at the scene,” he said.

The lawmaker’s elder brother said that the looted items were meant for the 11 local government areas constituting Oyo Central Senatorial District.

He said that the empowerment programme was postponed due to the ongoing protest.

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Diego Maradona: The “Magic Footballer”

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As the world mourns the passing of Diego Maradona, Argentinan journalist, Joaquin Chomicki and Nigerian broadcaster, Temisan Okomi speak with NewsCentral TV’s Tolu Shotade on the “magic footballer” today on In The Game.

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Business Edge| Kenya Seeks $2.3 Billion Loan from IMF to Aid Economic Recovery

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On Business Edge today, News Central’s Joe Hanson and Global Tax Advisor, Mtwalo Msoni talked about Zimbabwe Beginning to Re-claim Underutilized Farms and how Kenya Seeks $2.3 Billion Loan from IMF to Aid Economic Recovery.

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COVID-19: South Africa Records 3,250 New Cases In 24 Hours

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South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced 3,250 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the country’s total confirmed infections to 775,502.

The new cases, he said, came from 29,437 tests.

The minister also confirmed that 118 COVID-19 related deaths – 51 in the Eastern Cape; 30 in the Western Cape; 24 in the Free State; seven in Gauteng; four in Limpopo and two in KwaZulu-Nata – were recorded in the last 24 hours as of Wednesday evening.

The development brings total coronavirus deaths in South Africa to 21,201.

Meanwhile, the authorities in Western Cape province have expressed deep concern about a sharp jump in Covid-19 cases.

The virus is showing signs of a resurgence in parts of South Africa – the most badly affected country on the continent.

After a long lull, infection rates are beginning to rise in some areas, particularly along the country’s southern coastline.

Doctors in Cape Town and in Port Elizabeth are reporting a spike in hospital admissions.

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