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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19. The trial is part of a global development program, and the dosing of the first cohort in Germany was completed last week.
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.
The police in Katsina State in synergy with the Nigerian Army have repelled coordinated bandits attack on Tsaskiya community of Safana Local Government Area of the state and killed five suspected bandits.
Yemi-Esan who stated this on Tuesday in Abuja on the occasion of the virtual interactive session with civil servants, said N2.5 billion has been released recently by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget National Planning for the payment of death benefits to the next-of-kin of deceased staff who died when there was no insurance cover.
The ECOWAS Court has ordered the Republic of Senegal to pay 50 million CFA francs as compensation to a Belgian, Mrs Lays Ghislaine, for violation of her right to liberty while in detention in the country prior to her extradition five years ago.
A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.
The Sokoto State governor, while defending his administration’s delay in the distribution of the relief items to residents of the state, had blamed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, saying the minister’s directive that the state delayed the distribution so as to pool all the donations together, was the reason for the action.
The immediate past Speaker, House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has directed immediate release of the hoodlums involved in the vandalization and looting of his Lamingo resident in Jos North Local Government Area.
Adeleke was reported to be on his way to Ibadan, the state capital, preparatory to a meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde when he was intercepted by the hoodlums and whisked away along with his driver.
Engagement with the Nigerian youths has to be transparent and honest in order to build a progressive society and nation, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration says it will decentralise emergency outbreak response through advocacy in the six area councils of Abuja.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says Jordan Pickford will not be taken out of the spotlight after a turbulent week following the challenge that left Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk with a serious knee injury.