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Germany donates €5.5m to Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic

Germany donates €5.5m to Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic

The German Mission in Nigeria has pledged €5.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, says the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria, The PUNCH reports. The donation, according to an online currency converter, Oanda, as of 2pm on Thursday, exchanged for N2.2bn. This is coming as the West-African country grapples with the attendant…

Coronavirus: FG begs US billionaire for ventilators on Twitter

Coronavirus: FG begs US billionaire for ventilators on Twitter

The Federal Government has come under attack for going on social media to plead with United States billionaire, Elon Musk, for ventilators to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had tweeted on Thursday that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug…

Ignore new fuel price, IPMAN tells marketers

Ignore new fuel price, IPMAN tells marketers

Following the reduction of pump price of petrol from N125 per litre to N123.50 per litre, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association in Kano State has directed its members to ignore the directive on new price and sell the product at N125 per litre until their old stocks are exhausted. IPMAN’s Chairman for Kano State, Alhaji…

COVID-19 cases will soon reach 1m globally

COVID-19 cases will soon reach 1m globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, disclosed the figures on Wednesday during his COVID-19 update. “Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases, reaching almost every…

FG reviews lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise by 35

FG reviews lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise by 35

The Federal Government has relaxed total lockdown it imposed on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states to curb the spread of COVID-19. The government, in the new guidelines it issued on Wednesday,  stated that markets selling food would open from 10am to 2pm every other day. Also, supermarkets and pharmacies are to open…

Juventus  considering selling star man Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus considering selling star man Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus are reportedly considering selling star man Cristiano Ronaldo in order to raise cash for life after coronavirus. As one of the world’s most affected countries, Italy and the Serie A have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been no football in the top flight since March 9, when most games were…

Coronavirus: Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies aged 76

Coronavirus: Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies aged 76

An actor and dialect coach who appeared in Star Wars and worked with A-list celebrities has died after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said. Andrew Jack, 76, died in a Surrey hospital on Tuesday. Agent Jill McCullough said she had been inundated with tributes to one of the acting world’s “brightest and clearest voices”. She…

COVID-19: EU evacuates citizens from Nigeria, April 2

COVID-19: EU evacuates citizens from Nigeria, April 2

The European Union has announced evacuation flights for nationals of its 27 member States in Nigeria. This is just as Nigeria’s cases of COVID-19 hit over 130 with two recorded deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Member States of the EU include Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Ireland, amongst others….

Abuja, Lagos, Ogun lockdown: Soyinka, SAN, AGF fight over legality of Buhari’s directive

Abuja, Lagos, Ogun lockdown: Soyinka, SAN, AGF fight over legality of Buhari’s directive

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka,  and a human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN,  on Monday faulted  the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s (retd.)  lockdown order in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states. But the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar  Malami, SAN, in a statement in Abuja, said Buhari did not commit any illegality….

COVID-19: US begins evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

COVID-19: US begins evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States Mission in Nigeria has announced the commencement of evacuation of its citizens from Nigeria. This is happening after Germany, Israel, and France evacuated their nationals following the rising cases of coronavirus disease in the country. The Embassy confirmed the development Monday night on its official Twitter handle, @US Mission Nigeria. It said…