Simon Ateba

BREAKING: About 2000 dead from coronavirus in U.S. from 120,000 infections

About 2000 people have died from coronavirus in U.S. and roughly 120,000 infections have been recorded so far with the number climbing by the hour, according to latest data update from Johns Hopkins University and others.

Record 832 people dead in Spain overnight from coronavirus. More than 10,000 have died in Italy so far and about 2000 in U.S.

At least 832 people died from coronavirus overnight in Spain, the health ministry said on Saturday. Overall, coronavirus death toll in Spain stood at 5,690 on Saturday.The number of infections in...

BREAKING: Governor el-Rufai of Kaduna tests positive for coronavirus

The governor of Kaduna state in northern Nigeria Nasir el-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus.https://twitter.com/GovKaduna/status/1243979535021981696"Malam Nasir @elrufai has disclosed that he has tested positive for Covid-19....

COVID-19 infections in Africa skyrocket to nearly 4000 in 46 countries. 117 dead and 286 recoveries

COVID-19 infections in Africa have skyrocketed to nearly 4000 in 46 African countries, according to figures by CDC Africa released by the African Union in Addis Ababa.At least 117 people had died...

Good wishes came from everywhere for Nigeria’s godfather, kingmaker and Buhari’s ally Bola Ahmed Tinubu who’s turning 68

The good wishes came from everywhere for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of Nigeria's most visible kingmakers, godfathers, two-term governor of Lagos, former senator and President Muhammadu Buhari's ally.The National Leader of the...

Nigeria now has 81 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 8 new cases reported in Lagos, 2 in Enugu and 1 in Edo

The Nigerian center of disease control (NCDC) late on Friday reported 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria with 8 of them in the commercial state of Lagos, 2 in Enugu and 1 in Edo....

BREAKING: U.S. records highest death toll from coronavirus in a day with more than 400 dead

At least 400 people have died from coronavirus in the United States in the past 24 hours, according to most virus trackers.The latest figures have skyrocketed the overall death toll in the...

Fox News attacks Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, first African to lead WHO amid COVID-19 pandemic, accuses him of joining a terrorist organization in Ethiopia

Fox News, an American conservative cable television news channel owned by the Fox News Group, which itself is owned by Fox Corporation, unleashed an unprovoked, unwarranted and ill-timed attack on Friday against Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General...

IMF enhances debt relief trust to assist low-income countries amid COVID-19 economic turmoil

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has adopted some immediate enhancements to its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to provide debt service relief for its poorest and most vulnerable members amid COVID-19 economic turbulence.

WHO sends dire warning to Nigeria – stop COVID-19 now or it may be too late

The World Health Organization(WHO) on Friday sent a dire warning to Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, to stop the spread of COVID-19 now that cases are still few or it may be too late, too hard,...

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Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com
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BREAKING: U.S. coronavirus death toll hits roughly 2500

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed nearly 2500 people in the...
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German finance minister Thomas Schäfer commits suicide over coronavirus economic concerns

A German finance minister Thomas Schäfer is believed to have committed suicide over concerns the fast spreading novel coronavirus would have...

BREAKING: 135 deaths, 311 recoveries and 4,368 coronavirus infections in 46 African countries

At least 135 people have died from coronavirus in Africa, up from 117 on Saturday, according to latest figures compiled by...

Buhari shuts Nigeria’s most populous state Lagos and capital Abuja for 14 days to combat COVID-19

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has locked down most populous state, Lagos, capital Abuja, and Ogun state, for 14 days, to contain...

BREAKING: 756 dead from coronavirus in Italy in past 24 hours bringing total death toll to 10,779

Coronavirus again claimed the lives of 756 people in Italy in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in...
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