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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...

BREAKING: As COVID-19 spreads in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch warns Buhari against neglecting displaced, vulnerable people

The Nigerian government should ensure that its response to the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in respect for human rights by ensuring access to standard health care services, clean water, and other basic necessities to the most vulnerable communities,...

Full list of possible contacts of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari who may need to self isolate after he tested positive for...

President Muhammadu Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been in self isolation while contacts tracing has been ongoing. Abba Kyari

Nigeria National Assembly shut amid coronavirus escalation

The Nigerian National Assembly on Tuesday adjourned plenary for two weeks to resume April 7, 2020, amid coronavirus escalation. The resolution to so do was reached during a closed session by the Upper...

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state in Nigeria tests positive for coronavirus

The governor of Bauchi state in northeast Nigeria, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for coronavirus, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, said in a statement on Tuesday. On Monday, the government...

Time for decisive, concerted action against COVID-19 – Nigeria House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the imperativeness of the management of the possible socio-economic consequences of the raging coronavirus (COVID-19) was the reason behind the drastic steps taken by...

Africa’s saxophone legend Manu Dibango who sued Michael Jackson for theft dies from Covid-19 in France

Africa's saxophone legend, Manu Dibango, who was best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa, and sued Michael Jackson for theft in 2009, has died after catching coronavirus in Paris, France. He was 86.

Tokyo Olympics delayed by one year amid coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Olympics have bern delayed by about one year over coronavirus pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday. Abe told reporters he and the head of the International Olympic Committee agreed...

Nigerian presidency silent over report Buhari’s Chief of Staff has tested positive for coronavirus after contact with many top officials, including President himself

The presidency in Nigeria was yet to issue a rebuttal on Tuesday following an unconfirmed report President Muhammadu Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, had tested positive for coronavirus and exposed many other senior officials, including...

Egypt imposes two-week night time curfew to combat COVID-19 as death toll hits 21

Egyptian authorities announced on Tuesday the north African country will impose a curfew from 7p.m. to 6 a.m. every day for two weeks beginning Wednesday to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus....

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African Development Bank approves €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved an €188 million ($204...

Akinwumi Adesina to step back as African Development Bank agrees to probe him again after Trump administration pressures

The African Development Bank’s board has agreed to open a fresh independent investigation of its President Akinwumi Adesina following pressures from the...

Trump administration asks African Development Bank to re-investigate its embattled President Akinwumi Adesina accused of nepotism and favoritism

The Donald Trump administration has written the African Development Bank, urging the continent’s biggest multilateral lender to reopen an investigation into...

African Development Bank: Tolling Bells for Humanity – Perspectives by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Finance Cesar MBA ABOGO

COVID-19 is severely testing Africa's social, economic and political resilience. While it is true that our countries are taking bold actions to...

African Development Bank approves €188m ($204m) loan for Mauritius to respond to COVID-19

The African Development Bank has approved €188 million ($204 million) loan for Mauritius to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group’s Board of Directors said...

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