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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.

Nigerian nationals in US now to be evacuated Saturday

The federal government has announced that the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerians from the United States will take place on Saturday, May 9, as against Sunday, May 10, 2020 that was earlier announced.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

33 million Americans rendered jobless by coronavirus pandemic

3.2 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus crisis sidelined 33 million workers in less than two months, the feds said Thursday.
A deadly giant insect known as the “murder hornet” has been spotted for the first time in the United States, prompting fears it could decimate the honeybee population and creating a buzz on social media.

Asian giant hornets spotted for first time in US

A deadly giant insect known as the “murder hornet” has been spotted for the first time in the United States, prompting fears it could decimate the honeybee population and creating a buzz on social media.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump admits US reopening will cost more lives

President Donald Trump conceded Tuesday that more Americans will die in reopening the US economy but underlined his insistence on a dwindling coronavirus threat by refusing to wear a mask, even as he toured a mask-making factory.

Nigeria makes changes in evacuation of nationals from US

Evacuation of the first batch of stranded Nigerians in the United States earlier scheduled for Sunday has been brought back to Saturday.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

265 Nigerians to be evacuated from Dubai

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that an Emirates Airlines is scheduled to evacuate 265 Nigerians from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Nigeria evacuates stranded nationals from Wednesday

The Federal Government will commence evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad from Wednesday, The Nation can authoritatively report.
US President Donald Trump has fired a fresh salvo at the World Health Organization, accusing its chief of siding with China and “politicising” the coronavirus pandemic while repeating his threat to freeze the UN agency’s funding.

US borrows $3 trillion as coronavirus bites harder

The U.S. Treasury announced its borrowing will reach a record $3 trillion in the current quarter, as the coronavirus batters the economy and government spending increased, including through massive stimulus programmes.

Nigeria to evacuate over 700 nationals from US

Evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the U.S. due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is to begin on May 10, according to the Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York.
Many Britons would be uncomfortable leaving their homes even if the government ordered the lifting of strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a month’s time, according to a poll on Friday.

Europe prepares to ease lockdowns as coronavirus pandemic ebbs

As Europe prepared for a cautious easing of coronavirus lockdown and restrictions on Sunday, following signs the pandemic may be slowing, hard-hit Italy set to follow Spain in allowing people outside after weeks of confinement.
Military jets flew over US cities on Saturday to salute frontline workers in the country with the highest coronavirus caseload and death toll in the world.1

US military jets salute frontline workers — in pictures

Military jets flew over US cities on Saturday to salute frontline workers in the country with the highest coronavirus caseload and death toll in the world.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday pushed back against what he called premature demands to reopen the state, saying he knows people were struggling without jobs but more understanding of the coronavirus was needed.

New York’s Andrew Cuomo warns against ‘blindly’ reopening states

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday pushed back against what he called premature demands to reopen the state, saying he knows people were struggling without jobs but more understanding of the coronavirus was needed.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s double-digit death number worrisome – doctor

Canada-based Nigerian medical doctor, Dr. Oladayo Oladipo, has expressed concern over the increased numbers of fatalities and confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in the country.
Less than 24 hours after the death of slumdog millionaire actor Irrfan Khan, India’s Bollywood is in mourning again as 67 year-old actor Rishi Kapoor passed away.

Bollywood loses another actor Rishi Kapoor

Less than 24 hours after the death of slumdog millionaire actor Irrfan Khan, India’s Bollywood is in mourning again as 67 year-old actor Rishi Kapoor passed away.
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference in Moscow on December 20, 2018. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Russia: Iran must not give in to US provocations

Iran must not give in to US “provocations”, Russia said on Wednesday, following months of mounting tension between Washington and Tehran.
Google’s Area 120 incubator is shutting down Shoelace, a local event organizing app that it’s been trialing in New York City for the past year, 9to5Google reports.

Google shuts down event organizing experiment as local meetups disappear

Google’s Area 120 incubator is shutting down Shoelace, a local event organizing app that it’s been trialing in New York City for the past year, 9to5Google reports

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Odion Ighalo has been nominated for Manchester United's Player of the Month award for March.

Odion Ighalo close to extending Manchester United loan deal – agent

Odion Ighalo’s representative Ladi Salami has revealed that his client could remain at Manchester United beyond next week.
Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.

South Korea’s unification minister visits estuary to renew commitment to inter-Korean cooperation

Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.
A candidate for the Chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Hon Aminu Zang, has said that he would reconcile all aggrieved factions and unite with Senator Jonah David Jang, Gen Jeremiah Useni (retd) and former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu to bring the party back to power in 2023.

Aminu Zang: I’ll unite with Senators Jang, Useni, Mantu for PDP victory in 2023

A candidate for the Chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Hon Aminu Zang, has said that he would reconcile all aggrieved factions and unite with Senator Jonah David Jang, Gen Jeremiah Useni (retd) and former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu to bring the party back to power in 2023.
The photo-sending app that boasts 229 million users – better known for filters that turn your face into puppy or vampire – is a new battlefield for opponents President Donald Trump & former vice president Joe Biden, both of whom are in their 70s.

No masking it: Joe Biden eyes stark contrast with Donald Trump over virus

Joe Biden squared off with Donald Trump on Tuesday over the wearing of masks one day after the White House challenger emerged from coronavirus-imposed lockdown donning one while the president attended two events bare-faced.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Governor Matawalle: All expelled almajiris welcome to Zamfara

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, suspended the planned expulsion of street children known as almajiris from the state.