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Kwara PDP, APC bicker over coronavirus palliatives

Kwara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are trading blames over distribution of palliative materials to cushion the effect of the State Government stay-at-home directive.
President Jair Bolsonaro at the Planalto Palace in the capital. His presidency has been flailing for weeks as the virus has swept across Brazil.

‘So what?’, Brazil’s president reacts as 5,000 die of coronavirus

“So what?” said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that more than 5,000 Brazilians had died of the coronavirus.

Former CBN deputy chief urges extensive economic, political restructuring of Nigeria

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, has advised Nigeria to begin an extensive restructuring and repositioning of its economy.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

How to pull Nigeria from the brink

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion profit in the corresponding quarter of 2019.

Archbishop Kaigama advises Nigeria to revamp health sector

Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, has advised the Federal Government to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and fix the health sector, education and the social systems.
Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Archbishop Chukwuma: Igbo leaders self-centered, selfish

Archbishop of Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev, Emmanuel Chukwuma had scored Igbo leaders low for being self centered and selfish, saying that the leadership is in shambles.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

PPRO: Asiwaju Tinubu CSO’s burial not attended by 50 policemen

The Lagos State Police Command has said about 10 people buried Alhaji Lateef Raheem, a former Chief Security Officer of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
One hundred and twenty inmates in Turkey have tested positive for the coronavirus so far in four prisons, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Tuesday in Ankara.

120 inmates test positive for coronavirus in Turkish prisons

One hundred and twenty inmates in Turkey have tested positive for the coronavirus so far in four prisons, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Tuesday in Ankara.

Ogun IPAC condemns attack on Senator Kashamu

The Ogun State Chapter of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has condemned the recent attack on former Member of the House of Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu as an expired politician.

Kim Jong Un reportedly in critical condition after heart surgery

Fears were growing for Kim Jong-un’s health today after a US official said the dictator could be in ‘grave danger’ after heart surgery – although South Korea has played down the reports.
Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma has promised to navigate the State into prosperity under his watch, in his maiden broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.

Governor Uzodinma: No plans to immortalise Abba Kyari in Imo

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has debunked reports credited to him that he was making moves to rename the Imo State University (IMSU) after Malam Abba Kyari, to immortalise him.
The Kenyan police have arrested 17 partygoers including three politicians at a club in Nyeri town, Kenya during the coronavirus lockdown.

Police arrest three politicians partying at club amid coronavirus lockdown

The Kenyan police have arrested 17 partygoers including three politicians at a club in Nyeri town, Kenya during the coronavirus lockdown.

French ruling pushes Amazon to close warehouses over coronavirus health concerns

Amazon has decided to shut down all of its fulfillment centers in France after a French court ruled the company could be fined €1 million per item for shipping anything not directly related to medical supplies, hygiene products, and food items
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The time to act is now: A letter to African leaders about the coronavirus...

The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet this is not about mitigating another African humanitarian crisis, but to diffuse the potentially damaging effects of a virus that has shaken the global order and put under question the bases of our living together.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

Boko Haram: General Buratai says he’ll remain on frontline until ‘final defeat’

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has admitted that the Boko Haram fight has lingered for too long and that the army is poised to root them up within a very short time.
Former White House candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday endorsed onetime rival Joe Biden for president, saying it was time to unite in the effort to defeat Donald Trump in November.

Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for US president

Former White House candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday endorsed onetime rival Joe Biden for president, saying it was time to unite in the effort to defeat Donald Trump in November.

Coronavirus: NUJ commends Nigerian health workers

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) described as outstanding and courageous, the excellence and professionalism so far demonstrated by Nigerian medical doctors, nurses and other health workers in managing the Coronavirus pandemic since the case was reported in the country.

Charles Soludo: I forgive those who lied against me

Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo, says he has forgiven those who lied against him in the last few days, apparently referring to the negative comments concerning the multimillion hospital project which he is executing in his home town, Isuofia, Aguata local government area of Anambra State in memory of his late mother.

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