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Kano approves N2 billion inland dry port projects

Kano State executive council has approved the sum ofN2.3 billion for the provision of critical infrastructure at the proposed site for the development of Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of the state.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Italy: More than 500,000 jobs lost to coronavirus

The Italian National Statistics Office, Istat, on Thursday showed more than half a million jobs had been lost in Italy since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Bill Gates: US response to coronavirus pandemic ’embarrassing’

The U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic is “embarrassing” compared to other countries, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an interview with CNN.
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

World Bank: Number of extremely poor Nigerians to hit 95.7 million in 2022

The World Bank has accessed the impact of the rampaging COVID-19 pestilence and predicted that 95.7 million Nigerians will live below the poverty line by 2022.
Britain’s death toll in the coronavirus outbreak rose to 28,446 on Sunday, after the government reported 315 more fatalities in hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

Coronavirus death toll hits 494,337

The United States is the worst-hit country with 125,039 deaths from 2,467,837 cases. At least 670,809 people have been declared recovered.

Abuja airport re-opens amidst strict coronavirus safety protocols

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, re-opened for business with passengers duly screened, in line with safety protocols following the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic.
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

India reported over 17,000 new Coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi.
Taiwo Adeniyi, NECA’s acting President, made the observation at a press briefing held Thursday to announce the outcome of a survey carried out by the association to measure the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses.

NECA: Coronavirus obstruct operations of 74% of businesses in Nigeria

The coronavirus outbreak hindered the running of around 74.2% of Nigerian businesses, the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has said.

Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
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WHO declares Congo free of world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization, WHO, has declared Congo free of the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history.
Worshippers perform Taraweeh prayer at Kaaba in the Grand Mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan during the outbreak of the COVID-19, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ hajj

Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a “very limited” hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual ritual as it moves to curb the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Eberechi Eze creates Championship record in QPR’s defeat vs Barnsley

Eberechi Eze created a record in Queens Park Rangers’ 1-0 home loss against Barnsley in Saturday’s Championship game.
Lead Scientist Peter Kremsner, says the first results of a coronavirus vaccine clinical trial conducted by German biopharmaceutical company CureVac will be available within two months.

Coronavirus cases exceed 2.5 million in Europe

Europe has recorded more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, with more than half the total accounted for by Russia, Britain, Spain and Italy, according to a tally from official sources complied by AFP as of 1030 GMT Saturday.

French stadiums to allow fans in from July 11 – government

Stadiums in France will re-open to fans on July 11, as the country continues to lift measures imposed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the government said on Saturday.
A member of the medical staff at Gemotest, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) works with a saliva sample at the COVID-19 testing facility in Moscow. AFP

Kuwait reports 604 new coronavirus cases, 38,678 in total

Kuwait on Friday reported 604 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 38,678 and the death toll to 313, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expressed their concern about living conditions of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region amid COVID-19.

IFRC urges more support for refugees in Middle East, North Africa

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expressed their concern about living conditions of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region amid COVID-19 outbreak.
The displacement of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic may drag the Philippines‘ GDP growth down by 0.4 percent this year due to the reduction in remittances, the Philippine central bank said.

Remittance drop may drag Philippine GDP growth down by 0.4 pct central bank

The displacement of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic may drag the Philippines‘ GDP growth down by 0.4 percent this year due to the reduction in remittances, the Philippine central bank said.
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak

Beijing's airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.

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NCF not a political party yet – spokesman

The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.