Monday, May 25, 2020

Mother, Daughter Make History as They Graduate from Medical School

Dr. Cynthia Kudji and her daughter Jasmine have made history as they become first mom and daughter to complete medical studies the same year. While...

Spraying of Disinfectants not Effective against Coronavirus- WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday warned that spraying of disinfectant on the streets as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus...

Obama Criticizes Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus Crisis

Former US President Barack Obama has criticized the response to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging America. Obama's statement is widely regarded as a rare public rebuke...

No Drugs Detected in Kobe Bryant Chopper Pilot’s System, Autopsy Says

Ara Zobayan, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed while carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, to a basketball tournament in California did...

China Marks One Month Without COVID-19 Death as Global Mortality Exceeds...

Global COVID-19 death toll has exceeded 300,000 as the disease continues to wreck havoc around the world.  According to Worldometer, mortality rate has increased to...

Covid-19: US Risks Darkest Winter, Says Former Top Health Official

Former top US health official, Rick Bright, has told Congress the country could face its "darkest winter in modern history" because of the coronavirus. Bright...

Saudi Arabia Declares a 4-Day Holiday for Eid Celebrations

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a four-day holiday for private sector employees to celebrate Eid al-Fitr which is expected to last from...

Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Output Again, Asks OPEC to do Same

 Saudi Arabia has on Monday  announced that it would be adding to existing oil output cuts by reducing production by another 1 million bpd...

IMF: Nigeria, Others to Lose $200bn in 2020 to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that Nigeria and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa will lose about $200bn in incomes by the end...

Putin’s Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, Test Postive for Coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, on Tuesday said he tested positive for the coronavirus. Pescov confirmed that he was receiving treatment in hospital. “I...

Democrats to Explore Alternative Ways to Confirm Joe Biden’s Nomination

The Democratic Party may on Tuesday advance new ways of allowing delegates to vote and nominate Joe Biden for 2020 US presidential race. The ongoing...

Five Coronavirus Patients Die in Russia Hospital Fire

A fire at a hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday killed five coronavirus patients who had been attached to ventilators. A source in Russia’s...

Saudi Arabia Triples VAT, Stops Monthly Stipend to Citizens 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that it will triple its Value Added Tax and stop monthly handout payments to citizens due to...

Betty Wright is Dead

The Grammy Award winning R&B singer, Betty Wright, is dead. She died on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Miami, FL, aged 66, from cancer. Born...

Boris Extends Lockdown in UK by Three Weeks

Britain ’s coronavirus lockdown will stay in place until at least June 1 , Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said on Sunday , as he...

Another White House Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

A second White House worker – reportedly the vice president’s spokeswoman – has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on.Friday. President Donald Trump has been...

France Records 243 Fresh COVID-19 Deaths, Total now 26,230

France reported another 243 coronavirus deaths on Friday, raising its total death toll to 26,230. According to French authorities, the number of patients in intensive...

US Suffers over 20m Job Losses, Highest in History

The United States has suffered its highest ever rate of job losses, in one month. With shops and factories closed nationwide due to the coronavirus...

1.6 Billion Informal Sector Workers Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown Globally—ILO

International Labour Organisation has projected a 56 per cent increase in poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers in low-income countries due to...

Trump Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19

There was palpable concern for the health of U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence on Thursday after a White House staff was...

Nigeria Ranks 5th Among 53 African Countries with COVID-19 Cases, Has...

Nigeria, the most populous African country, currently has the fifth highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent with 3,145 infections while it...

Russia Records 10,559 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours

Russia recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases for the fourth day in a row on Wednesday. The country has now surpassed Germany to become...

China Hits Back at US over Allegation of Complicity in COVID-19...

Chinese State Media has accused United States President Donald Trump of trying to divert attention from his own "incompetence" with allegations of China's complicity...

Impeachment: Trump Attacks Bush over Failure to Support him

US President Donald Trump on Sunday aimed a dig at former president George W. Bush, who in a video called for compassion and solidarity...

COVID-19: 55 Journalists Have Died So Far in 23 Countries –...

An international non-governmental organisation, The Press Emblem Campaign, based in Geneva, Switzerland, said 55 journalists have died from the coronavirus disease in 23 countries...

US Presidential Hopeful, Joe Biden, Denies Sexual Assault Allegation

US presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former staff member. Biden said the incident she claimed occurred in 1993 “never happened.” “They...

COVID-19: Japan Reaches 14,097

Japan on Wednesday confirmed 202 new cases of  COVID-19 in the country, increasing the total infections to 14,097, according to the latest figures from...

Hilary Clinton Endorses Joe Biden for President

Former Democrat flagbearer, Hillary Clinton, has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Clinton foreshadowed her support earlier in the day on Twitter with a message that...

Covid-19 Infections in US Surpass 1 Million

More than 1 million people in the United States have been infected by the coronavirus as of Tuesday. This is coming at a time some...

Covid-19: British Airways Set to Cut 12,000 Jobs

British Airways is set to slash up to 12,000 jobs as part of a restructuring plan forced on the carrier by the fallout from...

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