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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...

Cameroon should allow aid access amid coronavirus pandemic, Human Rights Watch says

Cameroon’s government should ensure that its response to the COVID-19 pandemic respects rights and prioritizes support for those who need it most, including in violence-affected areas, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The authorities should allow unhindered access to...

COVID-19 death toll skyrockets above 100,000 with 50,000 new deaths recorded in past one week

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has killed more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 50,000 people killed in the past one week alone.As of Friday afternoon, more...

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In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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