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Katherine in the NT will enter a 72 hour snap lockdown after TWO Covid cases

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Tiny town is plunged into lockdown after just TWO new Covid cases out of 26 tests – as Australians continue to battle a plague of restrictions

The remote Northern Territory town of Katherine has been ordered into a three-day lockdown after two positive Covid cases were uncovered on Monday. 

Greater Katherine and the Robinson River surrounds, about a three-hour drive south of Darwin, will be plunged into stay at home orders from 6pm on November 15. 

There are major concerns for the largely Indigenous community after only two positive infections were recorded from just 26 swab tests.  

The remote Northern Territory town of Katherine has been ordered into a three-day lockdown after two positive Covid cases were uncovered on Monday

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote communities like Katherine, face far greater risks from Covid-19, the Australian government has repeatedly warned throughout the pandemic.

This is because there is less access to medical services coupled with higher rates of underlying health issues.  

Residents in the Katherine region are now only permitted to leave their home for five reasons.

These include medical treatment, grocery shopping, essential work that can’t be done from home, one hour of daily exercise or to provide support for family members.

Face masks must be worn at all times outside the home unless undertaking strenuous exercise.

Greater Katherine and the Robinson River surrounds, about a three-hour drive south of Darwin, will be plunged into stay at home orders from 6pm on November 15

Greater Katherine and the Robinson River surrounds, about a three-hour drive south of Darwin, will be plunged into stay at home orders from 6pm on November 15

Residents are allowed to exercise outdoors with people from your own household or one other person from a different household within a 5km radius.    

Schools will remain open but unvaccinated parents must drop their children at the gate and maintain social distance. 

The NT Health department are urging anyone who has come into contact with anyone from the community recently to get tested and self isolated if they feel even the slightest of symptoms. 

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Gunmen invade former Ogun governor, Gbenga Daniel’s hotel

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Some gunmen which sources suspected to be operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in the early hours of Sunday morning, stormed an hotel owned by the former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The armed men stormed Conference Hotel and arrested some suspected internet fraudsters.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the men arrived at the hotel in a combat-like manner and shot into the air repeatedly causing panic.

The suspected operatives got to the hotel around 2:00 a.m. and left after less than an hour operation. They reportedly went away with over 20 cars and numerous mobile phones.

A source in the hotel said the officials harassed some of the guests and staffers of the hotel who preferred not to be mentioned

Mr Daniel’s media office confirmed the incident.

The former governor’s office said in a statement that “some unknown gunmen believed to be acting at the behest of one of the anti-graft agencies stormed the premises of the hotel facility in Abeokuta in search of an unknown yahoo boy.

“Unnecessary shots were fired and our innocent guests were scared.

“Thankfully, our various security agencies were able to restore law and order and no life was lost.

ALSO READ: ANALYSIS: How Gbenga Daniel’s defection may shape APC, PDP in Ogun

“We thank all our customers for their patience and understanding and reassure all and the general public of their safety at all times in all our facilities.”

It would be recalled that the EFCC had few months ago raided some hotels in Abeokuta causing anger from some lodgers who claimed the operatives broke into their rooms and saw them naked.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officers of both the Ibadan and Lagos offices of the EFCC denied knowledge of the alleged invasion.

The spokesperson for Ibadan zone, Tokunbo Odebiyi, said he has no information about the operation.

“I’m not aware of any invasion of any hotel in Abeokuta.”

His counterpart in Lagos, Ayo Oyewole, also said he was unaware of the raid.

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Disgraced ex-California Democrat representative Katie Hill reveals she's naming her baby son Finn

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Former congresswoman Katie Hill has revealed that is naming her baby boy Finn, in a photo posted on social media with her boyfriend Alex Thomas.

Hill, 34, announced last month that she is pregnant and expecting a boy, posing in a bikini for Vanity Fair two years after resigning from office under a cloud when her ‘throuple’ with a campaign staffer was exposed. 

On Sunday she shared a picture of them together under a balloon archway, and announced the name of their soon-to-arrive son.

‘We can’t wait to meet Finn in just a few short months,’ she wrote on Twitter. 

‘Thank you so much to everyone who has celebrated with us. This next chapter will be the best yet!’   

Katie Hill on Sunday tweeted a photo of herself with her boyfriend, Alex Thomas, at what appeared to be their baby shower

Hill and Thomas announced last month that they were expecting a baby boy, and on Sunday Hill said that they were planning on naming him Finn

Hill and Thomas announced last month that they were expecting a baby boy, and on Sunday Hill said that they were planning on naming him Finn

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Former congresswoman Katie Hill revealed in October that she is pregnant, posing in a bikini for Vanity Fair two years after resigning from office under a cloud

Former congresswoman Katie Hill revealed in October that she is pregnant, posing in a bikini for Vanity Fair two years after resigning from office under a cloud

Last month Hill, in her interview with the magazine, described the pregnancy as a ‘miracle’.

She described her battle with endometriosis, which left her with one ovary. 

The California Democrat resigned from office in 2019 while facing a House ethics probe, after a DailyMail.com article revealed her three-way relationship with her then-husband Kenneth Heslep and 22-year-old campaign staffer Morgan Desjardins. 

Her revenge porn lawsuit over the article, which included censored explicit images exposing the inappropriate tryst, was tossed out of court by a judge on First Amendment grounds.

A judge ordered Hill ordered to pay $105,000 in legal fees to DailyMail.com parent company Mail Media Inc, in addition to paying the legal fees of other journalists, which she says bring her outstanding legal costs to roughly $400,000.

With her savings depleted and without a steady paycheck, Hill is now considering bankruptcy protection from the court-ordered payments, according to Vanity Fair. 

Prior to her fall from grace, Hill was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, flipping a traditionally Republican seat in the US House in the 2018 election and cultivating a close relationship with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Hill's partner Alex Thomas, a former reporter for Playboy turned novelist

Hill’s partner Alex Thomas, a former reporter for Playboy turned novelist

Among her other struggles, Hill has been coping with the death of her brother, who died in a drug overdose in January 2020. 

Now, as she mulls her political future with her first baby on the way, Hill is ‘ready to take control of her narrative’ according to the Vanity Fair article.   

‘It f***s you up to have everybody have seen these horrible naked photos of you,’ Hill told the magazine. 

‘I know I have my own responsibility…. I don’t ever want to take away from that,’ she said. ‘I also felt like there was a fundamental injustice here that happened and could only happen to a woman.’

Hill had previously interacted with Thomas in his role as a political reporter for Playboy, but had her first real interaction with him at the congressional baseball game in June 2019, just weeks after leaving her ex-husband. 

She now says that that Thomas has been her ‘rock’ over the course of the last two years, and that the couple are ‘trauma-bonded.’

Hill said that she has no immediate plans to run for office again, with her focus currently on having her baby.

‘I need to find a way of kind of moving forward with my life, having this baby,’ she told the magazine. 

Hill was once a rising star in the Democratic party before she fell from grace when her three-way relationship with her then-husband Kenneth Heslep and 22-year-old campaign staffer Morgan Desjardins was exposed (all three pictured together)

Hill was once a rising star in the Democratic party before she fell from grace when her three-way relationship with her then-husband Kenneth Heslep and 22-year-old campaign staffer Morgan Desjardins was exposed (all three pictured together)

For the 2022 midterm election cycle, Hill says she plans to focus on her $2.3 million political action committee, dubbed Her Time, which aims to elect and reelect women to office. 

‘That’s what’s going to get me through the next year. It’s not going to be trying to run my own campaign or do anything like that,’ Hill told Vanity Fair. 

‘It’s just going to be like, these women need to stay in office and I’m going to have a baby,’ she said. ‘Then I guess by November, next year, after the midterms, I can kind of take stock again.’ 

For his part, Hill’s partner Thomas framed her struggles as an epic showdown between good and evil.

‘You grow up thinking the good guys win, like in every movie you ever see, because good guys win. Like, Rocky wins; Luke Skywalker wins,’ he told Vanity Fair.

‘When we’ve been talking a couple of times after the hard moments, it’s just like, that’s not how the world works…. Things go, like, dynamically wrong; the universe frowns upon you,’ he said. 

‘These battles, these long f***ing battles, take a lot of time to win,’ he added. 

‘Every time somebody tries to make society better, they lose a s**t ton at the beginning of it.’ 

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Deezer names Burna Boy 2021 most streamed African artist

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African Giant Burna Boy has emerged as the most streamed African artiste for the year 2021 on music streaming applications, Deezer. The global music listening service made the announcement on Friday, November 25, 2021; through its official Twitter page.

“@burnaboy is the top-streamed African artist on Deezer globally in 2021,” disclosed the platform; also adding a congratulatory message. “Congrats to the African Giant,” it read.

Also Read: Burna Boy: “Squid game is actually reality of how no one truly loves anyone when it comes down to survival”

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