COVID-19: Latest Global Developments

  Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: – Europe ‘underestimated’ threat – The president of the European Commission admits political leaders in the EU “underestimated” the magnitude of the danger posed by the coronavirus. Ursula von der Leyen tells Germany’s Bild newspaper “it is clear that this is a virus that will … Continue reading COVID-19: Latest Global Developments

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COVID-19: Sokoto Calls Off Trade Fair Opening Ceremony

  Sokoto state government has called off the opening ceremony of its 11th annual national trade fair. The opening ceremony was scheduled for Wednesday and guests were already seated before the event was called off. The decision was in line with the position of the federal government to cancel all public gatherings following the outbreak … Continue reading COVID-19: Sokoto Calls Off Trade Fair Opening Ceremony

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Eurovision 2020 Song Contest Cancelled Over Coronavirus

  The annual Eurovision Song Contest scheduled for May in the Dutch city of Rotterdam has been cancelled due to uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said on Wednesday. “It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam,” Eurovision’s organisers said in a … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 Song Contest Cancelled Over Coronavirus

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World Bank Approves $14bn Support To Countries Battling COVID-19

  The World Bank has announced the approval of an additional $14 billion packages to assist companies and countries in their efforts to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19. According to the bank in a statement, the fast-track financing package will help strengthen national systems for public health preparedness, including for disease containment, diagnosis, and … Continue reading World Bank Approves $14bn Support To Countries Battling COVID-19

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COVID-19: More than 850 Million Students Shut Out of School – UNESCO

  More than 850 million young people, or about half the world’s student population, are barred from their school and university grounds because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, UNESCO said Wednesday. Calling it an “unprecedented challenge,” UNESCO said schools had been closed in 102 countries, with partial closures in 11 more — with more closures … Continue reading COVID-19: More than 850 Million Students Shut Out of School – UNESCO

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Alleged Money Laundering: Court Adjourns Ikuforiji’s Case To September 30

  The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned the trial of a former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji to September 30. Ikuforiji and his former Personal Assistant, Oyebode Atoyebi are standing trial on the allegations of laundering N338.8m. The duo are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial … Continue reading Alleged Money Laundering: Court Adjourns Ikuforiji’s Case To September 30

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Mikel Obi Leaves Turkish Club Over Coronavirus Fears

  Former Nigeria international John Mikel Obi has quit Turkish football club Trabzonspor, the team said, after the former Chelsea midfielder said he did not want to play as the new coronavirus spread worldwide. “The contract has been ended by mutual agreement with John Obi Mikel,” Trabzonspor said in a statement late Tuesday. The deal … Continue reading Mikel Obi Leaves Turkish Club Over Coronavirus Fears

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Facebook, Google In Talks With Washington To Track infections

  Facebook and Google are in talks with Washington over potentially using individuals’ personal data to track and combat the coronavirus outbreak, US media reported. The project would involve collecting location information from Americans’ smartphones and using it anonymously to map the spread of the disease and predict urgent medical needs, for example. In a … Continue reading Facebook, Google In Talks With Washington To Track infections

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States Comply With FG’s Directive To Shut NYSC Camps

  States have started complying with the Federal Government’s directive to shut the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps. In a visit to Taraba State camp located at Sibre, along Jalingo-Wukari Expressway, corp members in their number were queuing up to be documented as others were seen loitering around in disarray. The State Coordinator, David … Continue reading States Comply With FG’s Directive To Shut NYSC Camps

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Katsina Records First Suspected Case Of Coronavirus

  The Katsina State Ministry of Health has recorded its first suspected case of Coronavirus. The permanent secretary in the ministry, Dr. Kabir Musptapha disclosed this at a press briefing on Wednesday. He explained that the suspect who is currently in self-isolation returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warranted further investigations. He said the … Continue reading Katsina Records First Suspected Case Of Coronavirus

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