coronavirus

BREAKING: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests negative for coronavirus, releases first video since close shave with death

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested negative for the coronavirus after a close close shave with death, his spokesman, James Slack, said on Monday. The 55-year old Prime Minister was discharged from...

Buhari to address Nigerians amid coronavirus pandemic as confirmed cases rise and death toll reaches 10

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will talk directly to Nigerians on Monday evening, the presidency said in a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. The broadcast to the nation on Monday,...

RACISM: Nearly one million Trump supporters call on WHO Director General to resign as Republican leader seeks to blame everyone else for his own...

Close to one million people believed to be supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump have signed an online petition calling on the first African to run the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to...

COVID-19: SERAP asks Lawan, Gbajabiamila to give N37bn NASS renovation fund to states, FCT

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila urging them to “immediately make a public commitment...

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Dear Lagosians, we just discharged 4 more coronavirus patients

Dear Lagosians,  Today, 4 more patients; all male, including an 11 year old boy have been discharged from the Lagos State Isolation facilities to reunite with the society. The patients;...

U.S. now has highest coronavirus death toll in the world with more than 20,000 fatalities and highest number of cases as well

The United States now has the highest coronavirus death toll in the world with more than 20,000 fatalities, according to various virus trackers. It has eclipsed Italy’s toll with many health experts saying...

President Buhari to Nigerians: Please stay home to beat coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday called on all Nigerians to say home to beat the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement received from the presidency in Nigeria on Saturday, Buhari said staying home...

VIDEO: Sons of late doctor Yakubu Aliyu say Nigeria Center for Disease Control lied about his COVID-19 status

The two sons of late Dr. Yakubu Aliyu, a practicing medical doctor in Daura, Katsina State, who passed away last week, say their father did not die from the novel coronavirus, but his test results were...

UN Nigeria donates ambulances to Lagos to beat COVID-19 pandemic

The United Nations system in Nigeria has donated three ambulances to the Lagos State government as part of its support to the Government led-efforts in curbing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

More than 2000 people died from COVID-19 in U.S. on Friday, even as total infections skyrocketed above half a million

More than 2000 people died from COVID-19 in the United States on Friday, the highest daily death toll recorded so far, even as total infections skyrocketed above half a million. According to...

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Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank...

Kristalina Georgieva calls on Lebanon to reform to receive financial assistance from IMF

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Sunday that Lebanon should embrace reforms to...

Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging...

Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion...

IMF approves disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

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