SERAP Asks FG, CBN To Provide Spending Details On COVID-19 Relief Funds

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “provide spending details of public funds and private sector donations to provide socio-economic benefits to the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people, including details of beneficiaries of any cash payments, cash transfers, food distribution and other … Continue reading SERAP Asks FG, CBN To Provide Spending Details On COVID-19 Relief Funds

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COVID-19: Pope Live Streams Palm Sunday Mass Due To Virus ‘Tragedy’

  Pope Francis called for courage in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as he delivered Palm Sunday mass by live stream instead of before Saint Peter’s Square crowds. The Vatican is abandoning centuries of tradition and refraining from public celebrations of the official start of the Catholic world’s Holy Week. Pope Francis called the … Continue reading COVID-19: Pope Live Streams Palm Sunday Mass Due To Virus ‘Tragedy’

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PDP Charges NASS To Ensure Transparency In N500bn Intervention Proposal

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the National Assembly to comprehensively scrutinize the overall profile of the N500 billion proposed by the Federal Government as an intervention fund against the COVID-19 pandemic so as to ensure that the fund reached the desired target. The party in a communique on Sunday urged the legislature to … Continue reading PDP Charges NASS To Ensure Transparency In N500bn Intervention Proposal

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COVID-19: Spain Sees 3rd Daily Drop In Deaths

Spain saw its third consecutive daily decline in the number of people dying from the coronavirus pandemic as the country recorded another 674 fatalities on Sunday. The health ministry said total deaths were now 12,418, the highest in the world after Italy, since the pandemic emerged in China in December. The 674 fatalities, which were … Continue reading COVID-19: Spain Sees 3rd Daily Drop In Deaths

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Ronaldo Gets Stylish Haircut From Girlfriend As COVID-19 Isolation Continues

  Cristiano Ronaldo has not been able to get to his barber for a haircut, his girlfriend, Georgia Rodriguez, has however, given him a stylish trim as he continues the coronavirus quarantine.  Ronaldo, 35, who is in Madeira, Portugal as football across Europe is suspended, and boasts of over 210 million followers on Instagram, took … Continue reading Ronaldo Gets Stylish Haircut From Girlfriend As COVID-19 Isolation Continues

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COVID-19: Jordan To Use Drones, Cameras To Monitor Curfew

  Jordan said it is to use drones and surveillance cameras to monitor compliance with a nationwide curfew imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. “The armed forces and security services will ensure the curfew is being respected by using modern technology such as drones and surveillance cameras,” the minister of state for … Continue reading COVID-19: Jordan To Use Drones, Cameras To Monitor Curfew

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Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Amplifying’ Poverty In UK

The coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according to experts. Official data shows that more than 14 million people in the UK are classed as living in poverty, or nearly one-quarter of the population. Some 4.2 million children … Continue reading Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Amplifying’ Poverty In UK

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COVID-19: Trump Warns ‘Toughest Week’ Ahead As Global Deaths Reach 60,000

US President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “very horrendous” number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days, ahead of a rare speech by Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday aimed at rallying hard-hit Britain. Global deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic have soared past 60,000, with Europe continuing to bear the brunt of the … Continue reading COVID-19: Trump Warns ‘Toughest Week’ Ahead As Global Deaths Reach 60,000

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Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund

  The Federal Government is seeking to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund to upgrade healthcare facilities and provide intervention to states. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Saturday at a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly. She says the proposed fund to be … Continue reading Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund

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COVID-19: Five-Year-Old Among New UK Victims

Britain on Saturday reported a record 708 daily deaths from COVID-19, including a five-year-old child, who is thought to be the country's youngest victim.

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