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Angola maintains closed borders to fend off coronavirus

Angola says it will maintain closed borders to fight and prevent a spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Gambian leader declares state of emergency

Gambian President Adama Barrow has declared a state of emergency and introduced nationwide night curfew for 21 days as coronavirus cases keep rising.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

COVID-19: Nigerian government receives second Batch medical supplies of UN basket fund

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has joined other stakeholders to receive 2nd Batch Medical Supplies purchased with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 Response on behalf of the Federal Government.
NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

NASA, SpaceX set to launch first crewed mission

NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.
The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday.

Lufthansa agrees on bailout with German government

The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dismissed as “misleading” insinuations that its platforms withdrew without engaging Boko Haram insurgents when they attacked Garkida community of Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Insecurity: NAF deploys more troops in North Central

The Nigerian Air Force has deployed Special Force to address the insecurity in the North Central Zone of the country.
The Sifax Group, owners of Port and Cargo Terminal, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, on Saturday said that some of its staff had been isolated and the terminal fumigated following a COVID-19 case.

Sifax reacts to coronavirus case at Tin Can Island port

The Sifax Group, owners of Port and Cargo Terminal, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, on Saturday said that some of its staff had been isolated and the terminal fumigated following a COVID-19 case.
WORLD Shipping giant, Maersk Nigeria Limited has said that its offices in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria remain open to customers to transact their businesses.

Maersk: We remain open for shipping business in Nigeria

World Shipping giant, Maersk Nigeria Limited has said that its offices in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria remain open to customers to transact their businesses.
A member of the nursing staff at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France, March 27, 2020. Stephane de Sakutin, AFP

France records 292 deaths in a day, total death toll now 2,606

French health authorities reported 292 new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, up 13% on the previous day and taking the total to 2,606 since March 1, as the government raced to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in the east.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi, on an inspection visit to Port Health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, said that any suspected case must be presented for relevant test in line with the global practice on disease emergency control and prevention.

Nigeria receives Jack Ma’s preventive, treatment commodities from China

The Federal Government on Wednesday received a cargo aircraft load of commodities for prevention and testing for coronavirus, from Jack Ma.
Austria said Wednesday it will close its national museums and suspend all remaining trains to neighboring Italy to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Austria shuts museums, suspends Italy trains

Austria said Wednesday it will close its national museums and suspend all remaining trains to neighboring Italy to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians, who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya.

NEMA receives another batch of 116 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians, who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya.

Nigeria cuts March crude prices as export to China shrinks

The Federal Government has slashed the price of crude oil export for the month of March as no Nigerian cargo is sailing to China in February.

Customs to take delivery of three scanners by second quarter

Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is set to take delivery of three scanners by end of the second quarter 2020, newsmen report. But some stakeholders are doubting the willingness of the NCS to use the scanners when they finally arrive.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 161 stranded Nigerians from Mtiga in Libya.

NEMA receives 161 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 161 stranded Nigerians from Mtiga in Libya.

We have plans to construct Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway – minister

Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has announced plans by the Federal Government to construct the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail line. He said the President has also approved the building of two new seaports. One in Bonny, Rivers State and the other in Warri, Delta State.

Nigeria loses N600 billion monthly to port gridlock

The Federal Government says it has concluded plan to engage relevant stakeholders to address the persistent traffic gridlock at the nation’s ports.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

Premier: India set to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine, launches digital health mission

India is ready to mass produce COVID-19 vaccines when scientists give the go-ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday.
Manchester United are reportedly closely monitoring the situation of contract rebel Saul Niguez, although may face competition from Manchester City for the Atletico Madrid midfielder.

Saul Niguez could be Manchester United’s next signing – report

Manchester United are targeting Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez again after losing out on Jadon Sancho, according to The Daily Star.
Ghana international Thomas Teye Partey was in action as his Atletico Madrid side succumbed to a 1-0 loss to city rivals Real Madrid in La Liga action in Spain on Saturday.

Arsenal to step up pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

Arsenal are prepared to step up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, a report from The Daily Star claims.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state.

Borno resettles 2,800 IDPs 6-years after insurgents’ attack

Borno State Government, says it has resettled 2,800 displaced persons at Ajiri community in Mafa Local Government Area of the state.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

NAIC, AFAN partner to insure 40m farmers against flood, other disasters

The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says it is partnering with All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) to insure over 40 million farmers across Nigeria against flooding and other disasters.