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BREAKING: Amid COVID-19 school closures, Amnesty seeks answers from Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed administration over 17 abducted Amhara students

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the administration of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to disclose measures it has taken to rescue 17 Amhara students from Dembi Dolo University in Western Oromia who were abducted by...

Nigeria: Atiku releases second statement on coronavirus since son tested positive for the deadly bug

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has released a second statement since his son tested positive to the potentially deadly disease."As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world, I applaud the various...

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...

World Bank and IMF ask creditors to immediately suspend debt payments for low-income countries over coronavirus economic impacts

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday called on all official bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from IDA countries that request forbearance.The International Development Association (IDA) countries are those...

BREAKING: 738 people died from coronavirus in Spain in past 24 hours

At least 738 people died from coronavirus in Spain in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.Overall, about 3,434 people have now died from coronavirus in Spain, a...

New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives

New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment.A quarter of the world‘s population...

There are now more than 2000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in at least 43 African countries with over 60 deaths

There are now more than 2000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in at least 43 African countries with a death toll of about 60.As of Wednesday morning, there were over 2,000 confirmed cases...

BREAKING: Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus after displaying mild symptoms, his office said on Wednesday.The Prince of Wales, 71, who is first in line to the British throne, is now...

BREAKING: Activists urge Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors, ministers and other top officials to self-isolate after COVID-19 exposure

The Nigerian Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has called for self-isolation of the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, some states’ governors and other dignitaries that attended the last Thursday National Economic Council (NEC) meeting chaired...

Director General of Nigeria Governors Forum Asishanu Okauru, wife, and entire household in self-isolation following COVID-19 exposure

The Director General of Nigeria Governors Forum, Asishanu Okauru, his wife, Ifeuko Omoigui Okauru and their entire household have gone into self isolation following COVID-19 exposure.Mrs. Ifeuko Omoigui Okauru was a former...
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SERAP asks Nigerian federal government and central bank to provide spending details on COVID-19 relief funds, school feeding

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria...
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Nigerian activists condemn killing of 8 inmates protesting against coronavirus in Kaduna prison

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has chastised the Kaduna state prison officials for their wanton murder of 8 inmates of...

Lagos to cover medical expenses for pregnant women and surgery patients amid coronavirus pandemic, governor says

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced more palliative measures for vulnerable residents who might be affected by the...

House of Representatives seeks 2-month free power supply for Nigerians amid coronavirus lockdowns and shutdowns

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for...

No license has been issued for 5G in Nigeria, communication minister Isa Ali Ibrahim releases statement following report

The attention of my office has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth...
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