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The herbal medicine developed by Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID-Organics, contains Artemisia - a plant on the Island used in the fight against malaria.

ECOWAS denies endorsing, ordering Madagascar tonic for coronavirus treatment

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has denied endorsing and ordering Madagascar tonic, also called Covid Organics (CVO) for the treatment of the coronavirus pandemic.

ECOWAS, WAHO debunk alleged endorsement of Covid-Organics medication

The ECOWAS Commission and West African Health Organisation, WAHO, have debunked a story making the headlines that ECOWAS has ordered a package of Covid Organics (CVO) medicine from a third country.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia’s Tigray region eyes election in challenge to national unity

Ethiopia’s Tigray region plans to hold elections, its main party said, setting it on a collision course with the federal government and testing the country’s fragile unity.
Chancellor Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel warns of risk of new outbreak as Germany lifts lockdown

Playgrounds in Germany will on Monday reverberate with the joyful sounds of children having fun, as scholars return to museums and worshippers open the doors of churches.
SA Express, which flies to domestic and regional destinations, entered a form of bankruptcy protection earlier this year after losing a court battle with a contractor, logistics firm Ziegler.

South African state airline SA Express faces liquidation

A South African court placed state-owned SA Express under “provisional liquidation” on Tuesday after the airline’s administrators said rescue efforts weren’t likely to succeed.
The 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by an international non-governmental organisation, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders), has ranked Nigeria 115th out of 180 countries.

Nigeria ranks 115th on press freedom index

The 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by an international non-governmental organisation, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders), has ranked Nigeria 115th out of 180 countries.
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka scores their second goal. REUTERS-Michael Dalder

German clubs buoyed by potential mid-May season restart

German football clubs are hoping a return to action is on the horizon, even if it means playing in closed stadiums, after the country’s health minister and regional leaders said matches could potentially resume from May 9.

Sule Lamido, security aide, driver test negative for coronavirus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said: “Dr Imam Wada Bello called at 5:35pm on April 15, 2020, and informed me that they are through with our sample tests and our results, that is myself, driver and orderly thankfully are All Negative and that he will send me the details later tonight.”
President Goodluck Jonathan

Coronavirus: Goodluck Jonathan-led Council calls for global support for Africa

The International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)-Africa has pledged support for the efforts of African leaders towards curbing the spread of coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the whole world.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

AOCOED, unions on war path over bursar, registrar

The last may not have been heard over the lingering crisis between the management of Adeniran Ogunsaya College of Education, Ijanikin and the labour unions in the institutions over the continued stay in office of the bursar and registrar.
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.

Zimbabwean leader defies own travel ban to attend Namibia swearing-in

Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.
The Sierra Leonean Football Association (SLFA) have announced the suspension of all football tournaments for an indefinite period to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Sierra Leone suspends football indefinitely

“SLFA is encouraging all Clubs, Regional and District Football Associations and its affiliates including but not limited to Mini Leagues and officials to comply with the directive in order to protect fans, players, coaches and everyone involved in the beautiful game of football and most importantly to prevent the virus from entering in Sierra Leone.”
A biopharmaceutical employee at CureVac demonstrates research for a coronavirus vaccine at a lab in Tuebingen, Germany, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Andreas Gebert - Reuters

Coronavirus hits 27 countries in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are now over 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa.

Governor Bello salutes VP Osinbajo at 63

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has sent a message to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 63rd birthday.

ECOWAS calls for urgent proactive approach to Africa’s development, peace, stability

ECOWAS Vice President, Mrs Finda Koroma, on Tuesday called for urgent need to adopt a more proactive approach to Africa’s common quest for development, peace and stability.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

South South leaders ask governors to set up own Amotekun

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has called on South South Governors to put together a regional security and development initiative similar to those of the South West.

TEF, UNDP list entrepreneurship scheme beneficiaries

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), in collaboration with United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has released the names of 2,100 entrepreneurs to benefit from the inaugural TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme.

Ex-Presidents Jonathan, Soglo lead pre-election assessment mission to Guinea

Former Nigeria’s President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Benin Republic’s ex-President Nicéphore Soglo have been nominated to co-lead a pre-election assessment mission to the Republic of Guinea’s parliamentary elections scheduled for February 2020.

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Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

US cities extend curfews, deploy soldiers as street anger mounts

Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

Nigerian government ignoring our complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China – groups

A group of concerned Nigerians, Council of Nigerian Citizens in China, CNCC, has said the Federal Government is not serious about complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.
CHRIS OKOTIE

Chris Okotie condemns CAN’s social distancing guidelines for churches

The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie, on Sunday kicked against the Christian Association of Nigeria’s (CAN) proposed social distancing guidelines for churches.
Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, visited the scene of an anti-racism protest in the state of Delaware on Sunday, saying that the United States was “in pain”.

Joe Biden visits scene of US anti-racism protest

Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, visited the scene of an anti-racism protest in the state of Delaware on Sunday, saying that the United States was “in pain”.
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

PTF: President Buhari to decide on worship centres’ reopening today

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and discussed the next phase of reopening of sectors in the country.