German Minister Worried By Coronavirus Crisis Commits Suicide

  Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died … Continue reading German Minister Worried By Coronavirus Crisis Commits Suicide

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Pope Joins UN Appeal For Global Ceasefire

  Pope Francis on Sunday joined UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s appeal for an “immediate global ceasefire”, on the fifth anniversary of Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen’s civil war. “I join all those who have accepted this appeal and invite everyone to follow it by ceasing all forms of hostility, promoting the creation of humanitarian aid … Continue reading Pope Joins UN Appeal For Global Ceasefire

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Niger Governor Bello Tests Negative For Coronavirus

    Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19) and gone into self-isolation. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Mary Noel Berje, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday. She added Governor Bello has directed his aides to do the same, saying he may have come in contact with … Continue reading Niger Governor Bello Tests Negative For Coronavirus

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COVID-19: NCDC Launches WhatsApp Service To Engage Nigerians

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a WhatsApp service to engage Nigerians on how to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The health agency announced this in a tweet on Sunday, hours after it revealed that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 97. … Continue reading COVID-19: NCDC Launches WhatsApp Service To Engage Nigerians

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COVID-19: Isolated In Foreign Lands, Learn To Deal Without Football

    The riches, glamour, and glory of playing football in front of packed stadiums attract the world’s top players across borders but with the European game in lockdown, many have been left isolated from their families. Coronavirus has forced governments across Europe to impose swingeing restrictions on travel and personal freedoms. Footballers’ daily routines … Continue reading COVID-19: Isolated In Foreign Lands, Learn To Deal Without Football

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COVID-19: Quarantine Of New York Is Unnecessary, Says Trump

    US President Donald Trump decided late Saturday against imposing a broad two-week lockdown on New York and its neighbors after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, late Saturday advised residents of the region not to … Continue reading COVID-19: Quarantine Of New York Is Unnecessary, Says Trump

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Australia Announces Nearly $100m To Fight Coronavirus-Triggered Domestic Violence

    Australia on Sunday announced a nearly US$100 million boost in funding to tackle domestic violence after support services reported a spike in coronavirus-related family abuse. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there had been a 75 percent surge in Google searches for help during the ongoing nationwide shutdown of non-essential services to curb the … Continue reading Australia Announces Nearly $100m To Fight Coronavirus-Triggered Domestic Violence

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COVID-19: Ogun Shuts Borders With Neighbouring States, Benin Republic

    The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin. Governor Dapo Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, announced this in a statement on Saturday. Somorin revealed that the closure would be in effect from midnight of March 29, … Continue reading COVID-19: Ogun Shuts Borders With Neighbouring States, Benin Republic

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Mali Votes Amid Coronavirus, Security Fears

    Malians headed to the polls on Sunday for a long-delayed parliamentary election just hours after the country recorded its first coronavirus death and with the leading opposition figure kidnapped and believed to be in the hands of jihadists. There were security fears about the vote even before the war-torn West African country recorded … Continue reading Mali Votes Amid Coronavirus, Security Fears

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COVID-19: Tinubu Asks FG To Suspend VAT, Seeks United Nigeria

    The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu, has called for the immediate suspension of Value Added Tax (VAT), and the reduction of tax in the country. He made the call as part of measures the Federal Government can apply to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) … Continue reading COVID-19: Tinubu Asks FG To Suspend VAT, Seeks United Nigeria

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