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Iran on Saturday reported 35 new deaths from the coronavirus, the lowest number since March 7 despite infections rising, and announced a further relaxation of COVID-19-related closures.
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, has called for the immediate release of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and wife, Zeenat, from the Kaduna correctional facility.
Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in the kingdom and killed 16.
The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric Monday, the Islamic republic said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.
The petition, which was brought to the floor during the start of plenary by Senator Abba Moro (PDP – Benue South), was referred by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.
Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it would impose a fine of up to 500,000 riyals (133,000 dollars) on people who do not disclose their health-related information and travel details at entry points.
Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on Sunday on the eastern oil-producing province of Qatif, home to all 11 people in the kingdom who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and suspended all schools and universities nationwide.
Iran on Thursday reported 15 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the national toll to 107, and said it would keep schools and universities closed until early April.
Iran said Monday that novel coronavirus had killed 12 more people in the Islamic republic, raising the country’s overall death toll to 66.
A member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died today after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness that is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership.
Security forces shot live rounds to clear protest hotspots in Baghdad and southern Iraq for a second day Sunday, sparking skirmishes with demonstrators determined to keep up their movement.
Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
On the same day the U.S. military killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, U.S. forces carried out another top-secret mission against a senior Iranian military official in Yemen, according to a new report.
The Iraqi Iranian-backed Shiite militia leader, Qais al-Khazali, on Wednesday said it was time for Iraq to respond to the U.S. airstrike.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.
Iranian researchers have produced test kits that allow detection of the novel coronavirus in saliva within 55 minutes, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
The National Association of Resident Doctors has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to address some of their pending demands, including the non-payment of COVID-19 inducement allowances.g
Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has faulted a demand by the United States Treasury to probe the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, who had earlier been cleared of all allegations by an investigative body.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi and his Everton teammates will face title chasing Liverpool on a neutral ground as part of arrangements aimed at ending the coronavirus arrested season.
Six Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel, who were aides to the former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Late Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, were on Friday awarded various sentences by the General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at the NAF Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja.