US Senate Confirms First African American Head Of Military Service Branch

  The US Senate confirmed General Charles Brown as Air Force chief of staff, the first African American to ever lead one of the Pentagon’s six armed services. Brown, 57, currently commander of the Pacific Air Forces, will become only the second African American to ever serve on the powerful Joint Chiefs of Staff, after … Continue reading US Senate Confirms First African American Head Of Military Service Branch

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Britain’s Prince Philip Turns 99

  Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip marks his 99th birthday on Wednesday, with the royal couple still in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. The monarch, 94, and her husband of 72 years are maintaining social distancing rules at Windsor Castle, west of London, as their age puts them in a high-risk category for … Continue reading Britain’s Prince Philip Turns 99

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‘A True Patriot’: Buhari Condoles With Burundi Over Death Of President

  President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his “profound grief and sadness” over the death of Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Buhari described Nkurunziza as “a true patriot that steered the country through turbulent times with wisdom and foresight.” It is with profound grief and sadness that we received the … Continue reading ‘A True Patriot’: Buhari Condoles With Burundi Over Death Of President

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Bauchi Records 69 New COVID-19 Cases

  Bauchi State has recorded 69 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the highest reported in a day since the outbreak of the virus in the state. The Executive Chairman of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed confirmed the new figures to Channels Television on Tuesday. He explained that out of … Continue reading Bauchi Records 69 New COVID-19 Cases

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COVID-19 Deaths Exceed 400,000 Globally

  The novel coronavirus has killed at least 407,914 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Tuesday. At least 7,169,550 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 3,148,200 are now considered … Continue reading COVID-19 Deaths Exceed 400,000 Globally

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China Removes Pangolin, World’s Most Trafficked Animal, From Traditional Medicine List

  China has removed pangolin parts from its official list of traditional medicines, state media reported Tuesday, days after increasing legal protections on the endangered animal. Pangolins were left out of the official Chinese Pharmacopoeia this year, along with substances including a pill formulated with bat faeces, the state-owned Health Times reported. The pangolin, the … Continue reading China Removes Pangolin, World’s Most Trafficked Animal, From Traditional Medicine List

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UK Protesters Call For Removal Of Cecil Rhodes Statue From Oxford

  Thousands of people called on Tuesday for a statue of 19th century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes to be removed from an Oxford University college, as debate raged over the removal of other monuments to the nation’s colonial past. Protesters chanted “Take it down” and “Decolonise”, and held placards urging “Rhodes Must Fall” and “Black … Continue reading UK Protesters Call For Removal Of Cecil Rhodes Statue From Oxford

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Gbajabiamila Intervenes In Planned Strike By Resident Doctors

  The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over its planned industrial action. This is according to a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Lanre Lasisi. The statement indicates that the speaker held … Continue reading Gbajabiamila Intervenes In Planned Strike By Resident Doctors

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Frontline Health Workers To Get Hazard Allowance – FG

    The Federal Government has agreed to pay two months hazard allowance to health workers in the frontline battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, confirmed this on Tuesday at a meeting between representatives of the government and health professional associations in Abuja. He gave the assurance that … Continue reading Frontline Health Workers To Get Hazard Allowance – FG

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El-Rufai Orders Reopening Of Churches, Mosques In Kaduna

    Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has ordered the reopening of worship centres across the state. He, however, directed that churches should conduct services only on Sundays and Mosques would hold Ju’mat prayers only Fridays for the time being. The governor gave the directives on Tuesday in a state-wide broadcast, saying the reopening of … Continue reading El-Rufai Orders Reopening Of Churches, Mosques In Kaduna

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