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BREAKING: Amnesty International sends letter to President Trump to demand immediate action on COVID-19 as death toll tops 4000

The United States should take immediate action to ensure that every person who requests access to COVID-19 testing can receive it, Amnesty International USA said on Wednesday in a letter addressed to United States President, Donald J....

Presidency details what President Buhari has done to combat COVID-19 in Nigeria

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the...

World-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee dies from coronavirus

A world-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee has died from Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Professor Ramjee died in hospital near the coastal city of Durban on Tuesday. She...

Urgent and bold policy measures needed to protect most vulnerable from coronavirus economic ruins, UN says in fresh report

The global economy could shrink by almost one percent this year—0.9 percent—due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and world output could contract further if imposed restrictions on economic activities extend to the third quarter of the year...

More than 900 people died from coronavirus in U.S. in past 24 hours skyrocketing total death toll above 4000

More than 900 people died from the novel coronavirus in the United States on Tuesday alone, according to the latest tally. Of that number, about 500 people died in New York State alone. In New York City, about a...

Sierra Leone schools reopen for pregnant girls, teen moms

The Sierra Leone government’s decision to allow girls who are pregnant or have a child to attend school is an important step to improve education for girls in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. On March...

About 800 people already dead from coronavirus in U.S. today as presidential task force projects between 100,000 and 240,000 could die

At least 780 people have already died from the novel coronavirus in the United States today, Tuesday, according to the latest tally. Of that number, more than 300 people have died in New York State alone....

Amnesty warns increase in firearms sales in U.S. due to COVID-19 and gun stores being recognized as ‘essential businesses’ may lead to chaos

Amnesty International warned on Tuesday that gun buying spree at gun stored recognized as "essential businesses" will likely increase violence amid COVID-19 pandemic.ABCNews reported that "at gun stores from California to New...

Governor Sanwo-Olu pens down COVID-19 message to quarantined Lagosians

Lagosians experienced today the beginning of the 14-day restriction of movement ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to stop the Coronavirus pandemic.I would like to note the high level of our...

Amnesty USA and LIRS launch “Hope Can’t Be Quarantined” campaign to help immigrants and asylum-seekers amid COVID-19 crisis

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) have launched a new campaign entitled “Hope Can’t Be Quarantined" as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.The initiative encourages the...
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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...
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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...

BREAKING: Nigerian federal government seeks National Assembly’s approval for N500 billion ($1.2 billion) COVID-19 intervention fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly...

This is what African leaders discussed with President Macron of France, Dr. Tedros of WHO and Dr. Nkengasong of Africa CDC at their second...

President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU), on Friday, convened a second...
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