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Iranian govt confirms Vice President tested positive for Coronavirus.

A vice president of Iran, Masoumeh Ebtekar, has the new coronavirus, a state-owned newspaper says.

She is the VP for women and family affairs. Her symptoms are said to be mild and she has not been admitted to hospital.

Ms Ebtekar is also known as the English-language spokeswoman “Mary” for the 1979 hostage-takers who seized the US embassy in Tehran and sparked a 444-day diplomatic crisis.

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A day after showing solidarity with coronavirus sufferers and shaking hands with congregation, Illness forces Pope Francis to cancel event at Vatican.


The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a ‘slight indisposition’ and would proceed with the rest of his planned work on Thursday but Francis ‘preferred to stay near Santa Marta’, the Vatican hotel where he lives. There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the Ash Wednesday Mass.

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Drama in Bayelsa as Supreme Court nullifies election of Governor elect, David Lyon 24 hrs to inauguration.

Barely 24 hours to his inuaguration the Supreme Court has sacked Mr David Lyon as Governor Elect of Bayelsa State.

A five man panel of the apex court presided by Justice Mary Peter-Odili nullified the election of Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Senator biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo presented false information to INEC in aid of his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

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NELSON MANDELA: 30 years since Mandela’s release from Prison.

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after spending 27 years behind bars. His time in incarceration was split between Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison, and Victor Verster Prison.

Amid growing domestic and international pressure, and with fears of a racial civil war, President F. W. de Klerk signed an order granting Mandela’s release in 1990. Four years later, he became the 1ST black President of a democratic South Africa.

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