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Overcrowded detention centers in Cambodia a “ticking time bomb” for COVID-19 amid raft of “fake news” arrests – Amnesty

Overcrowded and squalid prisons and detention centers risk becoming detonators for a major COVID-19 outbreak in Cambodia that will make the pandemic much harder to control, said Amnesty International on Friday, amid a mounting crackdown on...

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” social bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.

Nigerian reps issue statement: We are not distributing cars amid coronavirus pandemic

It has come to the attention of the House of Representatives that a newspaper report on Friday, March 27, 2020, had insinuated that the Green Chamber is distributing official vehicles for the 360 members of the...

UBA, GTBank, Access Bank, others donate billions of naira to battle coronavirus pandemic

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its contribution towards addressing the health hazards caused by the Corona Virus Pandemic in Nigeria, some banks and individual have made some donations and contributions of their...

Senate urges Buhari to provide relief for poor Nigerians amid coronavirus economic meltdown

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of...

BREAKING: Lagos Assembly lifts suspension of lawmakers

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday lifted the suspension of two lawmakers, Moshood Oshun and Raheem Kazeem.Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, made the announcement at the start of plenary...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma releases coronavirus digital handbook with key lessons from doctors in Zhejiang where pandemic first exploded

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation are sharing key lessons and experience from doctors and other medical administrators and staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), who were at the...

EFCC arraigns former provost, Federal College of Education Zaria for stealing school money

lThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office arraigned Dr. Moukhtar Ibrahim Maccido, a former Provost, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State and one Annas Shehu, a business man and Managing Director, Bilnas...

Amid coronavirus economic sabotage, Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet ministers on 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.

Italian nurse Daniela Trezzi with coronavirus kills herself over fear of infecting others

A 34-year-old Italian nurse working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic took her own life after testing positive for the respiratory disease and was remorseful she might have infected others while treating them, the...

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PHOTO NEWS: Nigeria House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila presides over COVID-19 emergency meeting

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila presided over an emergency meeting of the...
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Lagos receives one billion naira from United Bank for Africa to combat coronavirus in Nigeria’s most populous state

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has received a cheque for the sum of 1billion naira from the United Bank for...

Our coronavirus lockdown will save lives, Ramaphosa writes quarantined South Africans after meeting 114 returnees from Wuhan

Dear Fellow South African,As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the...

U.S. coronavirus death toll hits 2500

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed over 2500 people in the United States, up from about...

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...
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