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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the number of deaths associated with Lassa fever in January 2020 had risen to 24, with 163 cases reported confirmed.
In the situation report, which is based on data retrieved from the National Lassa fever Technical Working Group, published by the NCDC for the third week of January 2020, the number of new confirmed cases rose from 64 cases in week one, 2020 to 81 in the third week of the month.
The report said the cases were reported from Ondo, Edo, Delta, Taraba, Plateau and Bauchi states.
Zimbabwe has only a month’s worth of grain, according to Agriculture Minister Perence Shiri. The cash-strapped and impoverished southern African country has only 100,000 tonnes of grain in its strategic reserves, he said.
Maize harvests halved last year and as a result, more than half the population faces food shortages. Zimbabwe has received little rain and the agriculture minister said that the government should help farmers cope with drought.
Zimbabwe’s economy is in very bad shape. Unemployment is widespread. The country has been suffering from hyperinflation and many goods have to be imported.
3. Peruzzi’s former label boss accuses Davido of trying to poison him
Davido has been accused of the attempted poisoning of the boss of Golden Boy Entertainment, Patrick Anyaene popularly known as King Patrick.
In a radio chat with HIPTV, the C.E.O. of Golden Boy Entertainment, Patrick, revealed that Davido tried to poison him during his birthday some time ago. According to him, Davido tried to drug him the same way his friend Tagbo was drugged and killed.
“I don’t care if you are recording this phone call. Tell them to pay me my money or I’ll come for you. If they do not pay me, I’ll still collect it. Now Davido came to Abuja to beg me…they are begging me on his behalf, as I’m talking to you, they are begging. Davido went personal with me, he drugged my drink on my birthday the same way they drugged Tagbo’s drink to kill him and my body started acting up and they started calling me a crackhead,” he said.
It didn’t end there as he went on to reveal that Peruzzi wrote Davido’s famous song ‘Fia‘ for Chioma to troll the music star. Finally, Patrick said he has more explosive details about his relationship with Davido and Peruzzi. This latest revelation is coming a week after King Patrick dragged Peruzzi and Davido for breaching a contract.
4. No exit: China locks down the second city as it steps up virus battle
Huanggang has become the second Chinese city to go into lockdown following the closure of Wuhan, as authorities step up efforts to halt the spread of a new coronavirus that originated in the latter in December and has now killed 17 people and infected 571.
“Without a special reason, city residents should not leave Wuhan,” the central city’s special command centre to combat the virus said on Thursday, according to state media.
Hours later, state media in neighbouring Huanggang, a city of some six million people, said it was imposing a similar lockdown. The moves are meant to “effectively cut off the virus spread, resolutely curb the outbreak and guarantee the people’s health and safety,” the notice said
5. Ronaldo keeps score run as Juventus defeats Roma
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 13th goal in his past 10 matches as Juventus beat Roma 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia. The Portugal striker opened the scoring in the first half when he fired home from Gonzalo Higuain’s cross.
Rodrigo Bentancur and Leonardo Bonucci quickly added two more to make it 3-0 to Juventus before the break. Roma got one back when Cengiz Under’s shot hit the bar and bounced in off goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Juventus will face either AC Milan or Torino in the semi-finals.
Ronaldo’s goal is the seventh the 34-year-old has scored in 2020 and was also his first in the Coppa Italia, meaning he has now scored in 15 different club competitions in his career.
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