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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.
“We expect the impact on the economy to last for quite a while, not only three months, but possibly six or nine months,” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a news conference.

Coronavirus impact may last another nine months – Thai premier

Thailand may see the economic impact from the Coronavirus pandemic spread over another nine months, the country’s prime minister said on Tuesday, as disruption from the global crisis drags on tourism and domestic activity.
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.
Mourners lay flowers at the Terminal 21 shopping mall, where a mass shooting took place, in the Thai northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima on February 10, 2020. – A Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead by commandos on February 9, ending a near-17-hour ordeal which left dozens wounded and stunned the country. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai city holds vigil for 29 victims of ‘unprecedented’ mass shooting

Holding candles and writing condolences as monks chanted prayers, hundreds of Thais held an evening vigil Sunday for the 29 victims of an “unprecedented” mass shooting carried out by a soldier.
A Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead by commandos on Sunday, ending a near-17-hour ordeal which left dozens wounded and stunned the country.

Thai mall gunman shot dead after deadly rampage

A Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead by commandos on Sunday, ending a near-17-hour ordeal which left dozens wounded and stunned the country.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

Thailand admits Saudi woman Rahaf Alqunun seeking asylum

Thailand's immigration police chief has announced that the young Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia will be temporarily admitted to the country for evaluation by the UN refugee agency.
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C) ascended the throne in December 2016 [The Nation-Pool via AP]

Thailand to hold coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in May

Thailand's king is to be officially crowned in an elaborate three-day ceremony held on May 4-6, the royal palace has announced.
FILE: Medical marijuana plants under lighting in a grow house. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

Thailand approves medical marijuana

Thailand’s interim parliament voted to allow the use of medical cannabis, one of the senators who worked on the bill told CNN on Tuesday. Recreational use of the drug remains illegal.
Charnchai Issarasenarak, anti-graft official and plaintiff in the corruption case against Thai duty-free giant King Power leaves the central corruption court in Bangkok on September 18, 2018. The court dismissed a lawsuit on September 18 accusing King Power, a duty-free giant that owns Leicester City Football Club, for hundreds of millions of dollars over the alleged underpayment of taxes. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

Thai court rejects lawsuit against company of Leicester City owner

A Thai court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the firm that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state more than $430 million in unpaid revenues.
John Emeka

Thailand nabs Nigerian John Emeka, others in meth bust

Thai authorities have charged a Nigerian John Emeka and a Bangkok woman, Wararat Chansod with delivering 2,060 grams of crystal methamphetamine to a New Zealander at a Bangkok hotel.

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Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

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Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.