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Thousands of Nigerian students abroad are currently faced with serious challenges on account of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing possibility that the disease could be around for much longer.

Nigerian students laments cost of tuition in UK

Thousands of Nigerian students abroad are currently faced with serious challenges on account of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing possibility that the disease could be around for much longer.
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.

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.
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Nigerian youths tasked to exploit digital skills as means of survival

Nigerian youths have been advised to join hands with the government to acquire necessary digital skills for self-reliance, post-COVID-19 era.
Scandal-hit Wirecard lost 72 per cent in market valuate over the past week.

European shares fall as fears of new virus wave grip investors

European shares fell on Monday as signs of resurgence in coronavirus cases in Germany and elsewhere unnerved investors who were hoping for a swift economic recovery from the crisis.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Report: About 7 million students face risk of dropping out globally

The report presents the results of simulations considering different lengths of school closure (3, 5, and 7 months) and different levels of mitigation effectiveness (mostly remote learning), resulting in an optimistic, intermediate, and pessimistic global scenario.

UN: World has failed to protect 1 billion children from violence, sexual abuse

The world has failed to protect around one billion children from are physical, sexual or psychological violence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.
Nigeria’s Victor Moses and teammates at Inter Milan are willing to accept pay cut as the Serie A outfit plan to reduce salaries due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Italian agency ‘ANSA’,

Inter Milan keen to extend Victor Moses’ loan deal

Inter Milan wants to extend the loan deal of Victor Moses after the extension of the 2020/21 season in Italy and England.
Super Falcons striker Chinaza Uchendu has confirmed her exit from Portuguese side Sporting Braga after two years stint with the club.

Super Falcons striker confirms Sporting Braga exit

The enterprising forward has now opted for another adventure after the two-year contract she signed with the club expired after the season was canceled as a result of the current global pandemic.

Fifty unsold cargoes of Nigeria’s oil await buyers in global market

The global oil market remains dull as 50 unsold cargoes of Nigeria’s Bonny Light await buyers, indicating that the volatile market is still flooded with unsold stocks.
Nigerian media entrepreneur and talkshow host, Funmi Iyanda, is back with a new show titled ‘Public Eye’.

Funmi Iyanda hosts Babtunde Fashola, Ali Baba on Public Eye

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), will on Friday, May 29 speak with Funmi Iyanda on Public Eye on Instagram.

Nnamdi Kanu: No sit-at home for Biafrans from 27th to 30th of May

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Tuesday advised Biafrans to dedicate three days to pray for her fallen heroes.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s rand climbs to eight week high against dollar

South Africa’s rand raced to its highest in more than eight weeks against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, as optimism about a global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic boosted riskier assets, with investors looking past Sino-U.S. trade tensions.
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to reporters via video link at a news conference in Beijing, China May 24, 2020. (China Daily-Reuters)

China will work to ease Africa’s debt burden – foreign minister

The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, has declared that China will work with other G20 members to implement the debt service suspension initiative to ease Africa’s debt burden.
The University of Ilorin Alumni Association at its 13th National Congress held in Ilorin Kwara State on March 6, 2020 elected new national officers to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Kwara extends palliatives to University of Ilorin

The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) says about 643 of its workers had benefited from the COVID-19 palliatives being distributed by the Kwara Government.

Eid-el-Fitr: PFN congratulates Sultan, Muslims

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Sunday congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and all Muslims in Nigeria on the occasion of this year’s Eid-al-Fitr.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Emanuella Zamba as the new Acting General Manager for Lagos State Health Management Agency LASHMA.

Lagos finalises register-to-open guidelines, ahead restart of economy

The Lagos State Government says it has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of ”Register-to-Open” guidelines.
IEA Executive Director, Fatih Birol

IEA: Global green energy growth to fall for first time in 20 years

Global growth in new renewable energy capacity will experience its first annual decline in 20 years, this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Asian Development Bank said Monday it will roll out a massive $20 billion package to help developing member nations weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

ADB: Coronavirus’ economic impact could hit $8.8 trillion

Global economic losses from the coronavirus pandemic could reach up to 8.8 trillion dollars, or nearly 10 per cent of the world economy’s output, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday.

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For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.

WHO discontinues Hydroxychloroquine treatment trial for coronavirus

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Governor Oyetola: We’ll ensure smooth take-off of Federal College of Education in Osun

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun says his administration will ensure smooth and effective take-off of the proposed Federal College of Education in the state.

Most former militants trained as divers jobless – expert

Mr Julius Ugwuala, Diving Inspector-elect, on Saturday said that most of the former militants trained as divers under the Federal Government Amnesty Programme had been jobless.
Bukayo Saka found the back of the net in the Premier League for the first time in his career in Arsenal’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Carl Ikeme: Wolves didn’t deserve to lose to Arsenal

Carl Ikeme has posited that his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers did not deserve to lose to Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League game at the Molineaux.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Coronavirus: PDP urges prayers for Governors Umahi, Ortom’s wife

The People’s Democratic Party has called for prayers for speedy recovery of Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, the wife of Benue governor, Eunice Ortom and other Nigerians, who have tested positive to COVID-19.