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While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
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.
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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.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River releases N79 million for micro projects

The Cross River State Government has commenced the disbursement of N79 million to activate the implementation of 21 micro projects across some communities in the state as part of multi-sectoral intervention to Covid-19.

General Babangida breaks silence, calls for national coordination to fight coronavirus

Former military Head of State Gen Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (retd) has broken his silence since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country with a call for synergy between all the tiers of government to fight the further spread of the pandemic.

General Babangida: I’m searching for new wife

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, rtd, has announced that he is in search of a new wife.
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IBB’s rumoured death: Niger senator reiterates call to enact social media regulation

Chairman Senate Services Committee, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger East has reiterated his call for the urgent enactment of Social Media regulation law in the country.

General Babangida’s rumoured death fake – spokesman

Kasim Afegbua, spokesman for former military president, Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has debunked the rumour that his boss is dead.

Punch and its sinister motives for attacks on President Buhari

The reported new editorial policy of the Punch Newspapers to address President Muhammadu Buhari as Major General in his official title and refer to his government as a regime instead of administration, comes to us as totally curious and utterly incredible.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

Adamu Fika: How Orkar coup necessitated formation of Arewa CF

The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Malam Adamu Fika, Wazirin Fika, yesterday went down memory lane about how and why the Forum was formed.

General Babangida charges the Igbos to promote Nigeria unity

Former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has charged the Igbos to work hard towards promoting the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria.

General Babangida urges Igbos to ensure peaceful coexistence with others

Former military leader, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), on Saturday urged Igbos to ensure ensure peaceful coexistence with other ethnic nationalities in the country and make Nigerians continue to feel their positive impact.

General Babangida: We don’t have any other country except Nigeria

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda, IBB, has called for collective effort aimed at uniting all segments of the country.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, on his 78th birthday, saying the nation will continue to look up to him for guidance and wisdom.

President congratulates General Babangida at 78

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, on his 78th birthday, saying the nation will continue to look up to him for guidance and wisdom.

NAPTIP to use sports to tackle human trafficking

The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli has pledged to use sports as an effective instrument to combat the menace of human trafficking in the country.

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Nasarawa commissioner charges journalists on objectivity

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Nigeria proposes N2.3 trillion to boost mining, other sectors

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APC mourns deceased former national vice chairman

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