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Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ibrahim Magu arrested for financial fraud

The acting Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested for financial fraud. Magu was arrested on Monday afternoon in Abuja and is currently undergoing interrogation at...

Serial killer Aaron Glee charged in Florida with murders of 75-year old Vicki Sims and 19-year old Nigerian protester Oluwatoyin Salau who demanded justice...

American serial killer Aaron Glee has been charged in Florida with the murders of 19-year old Nigerian protester Oluwatoyin Salau and 75-year old American woman Vicki Sims. The Tallahassee police in Florida was trying...

Ramaphosa urges South Africans to protect the elders against COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged South Africans to protect their elders against contracting COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, which is deadlier among those with underlying respiratory conditions and the elders.

239 scientists from over 30 countries urge WHO to tell the world about airborne spread of coronavirus

At least 239 scientists from over 30 countries are urging the World Health Organization to address the airborne transmission of COVID-19, a scary development that may mean coronavirus can be contracted by just being in the same...

President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo goes into COVID-19 self-isolation

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo is going into self isolation for 14 days after a person in his close circle tested positive for coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Saturday without identifying the...

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19

WHO on Saturday accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee to discontinue the trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms, the organization said in a statement. The Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to...

African Development Bank Group appoints Wambui Gichuri as Acting Vice President Agriculture, Human and Social Development

The African Development Bank Group has appointed Wambui Gichuri as Acting Vice President Agriculture, Human and Social Development, effective July 5, 2020. Wambui joined the African Development Bank Group in 2018 as Director,...

U.S. welcomes independent probe of ethics report that cleared AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina of corruption allegations

The United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday welcomed the African Development Bank's decision to appoint former Irish President Mary Robinson and two other legal experts to independently review an ethics report clearing President Akinwumi Adesina...

EXCLUSIVE: IMF economist details how COVID-19 economic turmoil in Asia will affect Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is battering economies in Asia with a contraction expected for the first time in many decades. The economic outlook for 2020 in Asia has deteriorated since the International Monetary Fund's April forecasts, and...

Nigerian House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila who was convicted for $25,000 theft in USA lectures journalists on ethics, honesty and truth

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila who was convicted in the state of Georgia in the United States in 2007 for $25,000 theft on Thursday lectured journalists on ethics, honesty and truth.

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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: [email protected]
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In detailed explanation, WHO informs the world about airborne transmission of COVID-19

The World Health Organization on Thursday informed the world about airborne transmission of COVID-19, admitting that it happens, but explaining that...

World Health Organization calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take...

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Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark have been named to lead an independent...

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