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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un poses for a photograph while shaking hands with Vietnam’s National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the National Assembly in Hanoi on March 1, 2019. (Photo by SeongJoon Cho - POOL - AFP)

North Korea reports first suspected coronavirus case

North Korea declared its first suspected coronavirus case on Sunday, becoming one of the last countries to do so as the number of people infected worldwide passed 16 million.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Number of coronavirus cases across the world tops 16 million

The global number of coronavirus cases crossed 16 million on Sunday, more than half of them in the Americas and the Caribbean, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 0510 GMT.
A major DNA study has shed new light on the fate of millions of Africans who were traded as slaves to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Genetic impact of colonial-era slave trade revealed in DNA study

A major DNA study has shed new light on the fate of millions of Africans who were traded as slaves to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Global virus infections pass 15 million, as Latin America cases soar

The number of novel coronavirus infections around the world passed 15 million Wednesday, with Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the hardest-hit regions, notching more than four million cases.
Amber Heard arrives at the high court on Tuesday to testify in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against the Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers. Facundo Arrizabalaga-EPA

Amber Heard denies affairs with Elon Musk, James Franco

Amber Heard on Tuesday denied having an affair with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, as she gave evidence in ex-husband Johnny Depp’s high-profile London libel action.

Two dead as Dutch army helicopter crashes

Two people died when a Dutch army helicopter crashed into the sea soon after take-off from the Caribbean island of Aruba, the Netherlands defence ministry said Monday.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Mixed messages from some world leaders undermining coronavirus response

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday, criticised the attitude of some world leaders to the fight against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Brazil’s president tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for the coronavirus after months of downplaying the dangers of the disease, as the United States begins its withdrawal from the World Health Organization despite logging a record number of new infections.

Seven dead, dozens injured as tanker catches fire in Colombia

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured after the contents from an overturned tanker exploded in a fireball in northern Colombia, police said Monday.

Cuba partially reopens borders to international tourists

Cuba on Wednesday partially reopened its borders to international tourists in keeping with measures adopted by the government as part of the country’s post–pandemic recovery plan.
Britain’s death toll in the coronavirus outbreak rose to 28,446 on Sunday, after the government reported 315 more fatalities in hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

Coronavirus death toll hits 494,337

The United States is the worst-hit country with 125,039 deaths from 2,467,837 cases. At least 670,809 people have been declared recovered.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro flouted social distancing guidelines on Sunday, as his country faces one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, with the death toll rising sharply over the weekend.

Brazil coronavirus death toll rises sharply

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro flouted social distancing guidelines on Sunday, as his country faces one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, with the death toll rising sharply over the weekend.
USS Kidd (DDG-100) arrives in San Diego on April 28, 2020. US Navy Photo

Second US Navy ship hit by coronavirus returns to port

A US destroyer hit by dozens of coronavirus cases sailed into San Diego Tuesday for cleaning, making it the second Navy warship temporarily put out of action by the pandemic.
Medical workers in a file photo. REUTERS-Marko Djurica

Cuba sends doctors to South Africa to combat coronavirus

Cuba sent 216 healthcare workers to South Africa on Saturday, the latest of more than 20 medical brigades it has sent worldwide to combat the coronavirus pandemic, in what some call socialist solidarity and others medical diplomacy.

World Bank forecasts sharp fall in remittances to Nigeria, others

The World Bank said remittances will decline sharply by about 23.1 percent to sub-Nigeria and other Saharan African nations this year, due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).

UN: Global hunger could double due to coronavirus blow

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Scott Morrison

Coronavirus: Australia premier throws weight behind virus inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki assures Akoko Edo traditional rulers of better days ahead

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has assured the people of the state that he will not disappoint them if re-elected, as he has laid the foundation for greater development in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest soldiers, 5 others over bullion van robbery

A crack team of Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers including a serving and dismissed soldiers for alleged robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.

Al-Hikmah university to understudy Unilorin – vice-chancellor

Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, says it will understudy University of Ilorin and emulate its success stories.
In the photo: All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Yekini Idiaye, from Akoko Edo Constituency 1; Emmanuel Agbage (Akoko-Edo Constituency 2); Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhionmwon East Constituency); Dumez Ugiagbe, member-elect (Ovia North East Constituency 1); and Mr Vincent Uwadiae, member-elect (Ovia North East Constituency 2). [Twitter/@PastorIzeIyamu]

Edo guber: Edo deputy speaker, other members pledge support for Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Yekini Idiaye, from Akoko Edo Constituency 1, has pledged his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The state Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, said in a statement in Kaduna on Monday, that the directive was in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Education resolution for schools to open on August 4.

Kaduna to reopen schools from August 8

The Kaduna State Government has directed secondary schools to open from August 10 to enable Senior Secondary School Three students to write their Secondary School Certificate Examination.