President Buhari Endorses Ize-Iyamu for Edo Governorship

 President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday boosted the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State as he formally granted him presidential endorsement. President Buhari while endorsing Ize-Iyamu, who was at the Presidential Villa in the company of the APC’s caretaker committee chairman and Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, said that the endorsement is to also bless the APC governorship candidate ahead of the Party’s flag-off campaign on Saturday in Benin. Governor Mai Mala Buni later told…

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WhatsApp Adds New ‘Fact Check’ Feature To Curb Fake Message Spread

WhatsApp has introduced “Search the web”, a new feature that allows users to fact-check content contained in forwarded messages. Users will notice a magnifying glass appear alongside messages that have been forwarded to five people or more, users can then click the icon and be redirected to the web to search for news results that shed more light on the topic discussed in the messages. Users can also upload the message directly into their web browser to easily search for other sources of information. The feature has been rolled out…

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President Buhari Orders Face Mask Enforcement Nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the state governments and the FCT to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks, in public appearance and places. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this in Abuja at the 55th joint national briefing of the task force. According to him, for the past nine weeks (from 2nd June 2020), the government has been running phase 2 of the eased lockdown, which has witnessed two extensions. He said that…

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The Coronavirus Is New, but Your Immune System Might Still Recognize It

Some people carry immune cells called T cells that can capitalize on the virus’s resemblance to other members of its family tree. Aug. 6, 2020 Eight months ago, the new coronavirus was unknown. But to some of our immune cells, the virus was already something of a familiar foe. A flurry of recent studies has revealed that a large proportion of the population — 20 to 50 percent of people in some places — might harbor immunity assassins called T cells that recognize the new coronavirus despite having never encountered it before. These T cells, which lurked in the bloodstreams of people long…

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