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From the 2,412 cases, 64 people died and 203 recovered in 14 African countries, according to data obtained by newsmen from the World Health Organisation’s website.
Angola, Eritrea and Uganda confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa despite measures by governments to hold it back.
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has issued a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to include six more countries to its discriminatory Travel Ban – Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. The travel ban, according to the group, unfairly targets citizens of Black and majority Muslim nations.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described as callous, President Donald Trump’s addition of Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sudan to the travel ban.
The US placed immigration restrictions on Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania on Friday. The restriction will come into effect on February 22 and are less sweeping, unlike the travel ban Trump unveiled in January 2017, which targeted Muslim countries.
This was disclosed by Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, in an interview with Reuters in London yesterday. He said Nigeria had no warning from Washington that it could be added to the list of countries subject to a travel ban, adding that such a move would be “hasty” and send the wrong signal to investors.
The Federal Government says the speculated plan by the U.S. to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill conceived.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, said that there was no basis for the United States to extend visa restrictions to Nigeria simply because of their activities in the country.
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.
The Presidency has said Nigeria will need to get proper briefing before reacting to the reported travel ban plan by the United States (U.S.) government.
United State President Donald Trump is planning to place travel restrictions to Nigeria and other six African and Asian countries, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The former Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, Saturday, March 28, 2020.
The Federal Road Safety Corps has established a situation room in its Operations Department to receive reports from field commands on the dreaded Coronavirus Disease.
A truck loaded with dynamite exploded on the Akure-Owo Expressway on Saturday, destroying a school, a church and some houses.
Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.
Most of our 36 States Governors have so far done well in measures to combat COVID 19 and must be commended. Most of them, are leading by example and that is good.
Bayern Munich wing-back David Alaba has resisted an attempt from Manchester City.
According to documents reportedly obtained by foreign news outlet The Blast, a woman who wants to remain anonymous has filed a lawsuit against Montana, his employee Mansour Bennouna, and his Coke Boy Records label.
Turkish Super Lig champions Galatasaray SK confirmed Monday that club vice Chairman Abdurrahim Albayrak has tested positive for COVID-19.