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President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump to suspend US work visa till year end

US President Donald Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits to year-end and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely in the tech industry, the White House said Monday.

Kenya receives relief food from China

The government has received 55,000 tonnes of relief food from China, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari extends lockdown in Kano by two weeks

The Federal Government, on Monday, said President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown in Kano State by two weeks.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria: Banks, ATMs will function during lockdown

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has stated President Muhammadu Buhari has allowed for skeletal operations in the financial system and money markets during the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.
A woman with a face mask, worn by many people during the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, walks past a bus station on March 26, 2020 in Budapest. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK - AFP)

Hungary orders two-week lockdown to fight virus

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday ordered a nationwide lockdown for two weeks to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

Britain to abandon EU’s controversial copyright directive after Brexit

The UK government won’t adopt the EU’s controversial copyright directive after it leaves the bloc on January 31st, though politicians say they still support the legislation’s “overall aims.”
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him arriving to a ceremony involving workers in the capital Tehran on April 24, 2019. – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 24 called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”. The United States two days before announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers and will start imposing sanctions on countries such as India, China and Turkey if they buy Iranian oil. (Photo by – / Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website / AFP) / XGTY /

Iran supreme leader says US oil sanctions won’t go ‘without response’

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”.
US President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announces a grant for drug-free communities support program, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - MANDEL NGAN

Smart watches, speakers escape Donald Trump’s tariffs

Many high-profile consumer technology items such as “smart” watches and speakers were spared by the U.S. tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products.

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Hilary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election cannot be blamed on Russia, in spite of accusations by Democrat officials, Sigmar Gabriel, the former German Foreign Minister, said.

Russia not responsible for Hilary Clinton’s 2016 election loss – German ex-minister

Hilary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election cannot be blamed on Russia, in spite of accusations by Democrat officials, Sigmar Gabriel, the former German Foreign Minister, said.

AU, EU vow continued support to peace, security efforts in Sahel region

The African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have strongly condemned attacks against civilian populations, armed and security forces of the countries of the region, and all other regional and international forces.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate excuses security agencies from budget defence

Following the ongoing protests by youths across the country against the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and bad governance, with attendant burning and looting of property, the Senate asked Security Agencies to go and nip the crisis in the bud, rather than participate in the ongoing budget defence.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU: Strike not called off

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it has yet to call off its ongoing strike because it is waiting for the government to conduct an integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 23

Nigerian government disburses N6.1 billion to 129,137 Zamfara households

A total of N6,091,580,000 has been disbursed to 129,137 poor and vulnerable households in Zamfara State, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced on Tuesday.