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Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died of coronavirus.

American playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus

Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.

Relaxing isolation rules won’t help the economy – economists

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.

Oil prices regain some ground but still very low

Oil prices regained some ground in volatile Asian trade on Monday, but remained at multi-year lows due to the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and the Saudi-Russia price war.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Nigeria confirms three new cases of coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed Sunday morning three new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria making a total number of 25 cases with 2 discharged.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo records first case of coronavirus

Oyo State has recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

FBI-wanted Nigerian fraudsters sent to prison for fraud

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the convictions of two FBI suspects and four others.
Kenny Rogers has died at 81 on March 20, according to multiple sources. Paul Natkin-Getty Images

Country music legend Kenny Rogers passes on

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, whose career spanned six decades, has died at the age of 81, his family said late Friday. =
At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday.

California public venues, schools close to stop coronavirus spread

A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus and headed to the port of Oakland, California, will remain in international waters for at least another day as officials worked on plans to transport passengers to federal facilities around the country and local officials began ordering the closure of schools and public spaces to try and stop the spread of the virus.
Pope Francis

Coronavirus: Pope’s Sunday prayer to be livestreamed

Pope Francis’ Angelus prayer on Sunday will be livestreamed in a break with centuries-old tradition, the Vatican announced, as the number of coronavirus cases topped 100,000.
South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on Thursday as authorities reported 145 new infections.

Coronavirus cases hit 100,000 as China exports dip

The number of cases from the new coronavirus topped 100,000 worldwide as official data Saturday showed a significant hit to Chinese exports after the deadly outbreak brought much of the country to a halt.

Future of abortion at stake in US as Supreme Court hears case today

The United States Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear what may be its most significant case in decades on the controversial subject of abortion.
Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., ended his presidential campaign Sunday night. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

US votes in crucial primaries after ex-rivals back Joe Biden

Americans vote Tuesday in primaries that play a major role in who will challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, a day after key endorsements dramatically boosted Joe Biden’s hopes against surging leftist Bernie Sanders.
Thailand’s MotoGP was postponed over the new coronavirus on Monday as motorcycling’s premier championship took its second hit in two days from the deadly outbreak.

Thailand MotoGP postponed as virus wrecks season’s start

Thailand’s MotoGP was postponed over the new coronavirus on Monday as motorcycling’s premier championship took its second hit in two days from the deadly outbreak.
The United States (U.S.) recently announced the arrest of scores of Nigerians and few other nationals involved in what the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) described as the largest internet fraud ever committed in the country.

US jury indicts three Nigerians over theft of $348,000

Three Nigerians have been indicted by a US federal grand jury in Bismarck, North Dakota, after investigators said they stole $348,000 from a Dickinson company through a complicated computer fraud scheme.
FILE - Migrants, many who were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program, wait in line to get a meal in an encampment near the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, Aug. 30, 2019,

Court temporarily halts Donald Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases proceed through U.S. immigration courts
A woman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2020.

Coronavirus death toll near 1,900

Chinese health officials reported Tuesday the number of confirmed cases from a coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 72,000, with the death toll rising to nearly 1,900.
Americans leaving for chartered flights to the United States in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Monday morning. Franck Robichon-EPA, via Shutterstock Motoko Rich Austin Ramzy

Coronavirus: Infected passengers evacuated on US flights

More than a dozen infected Americans from a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship off Japan flew on evacuation flights to the US with other passengers on Monday, as the epidemic claimed more lives in China to take the death toll above 1,700.
Migrants, most of them asylum seekers, sent back to Mexico from the US under the Remain in Mexico programme, officially named Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), wait in line for a meal outside the Human Repatriation office in Matamoros, Mexico

MSF: US policy puts migrants at risk of kidnapping, extortion

Central American migrants and asylum seekers already suffer from mental health issues stemming from the violence they are fleeing, but US and regional immigration policies are making matters much worse, according to a new report by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF).

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Boves, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

More Amazon workers plan to walk out over handling of coronavirus

Amazon workers at a fulfillment center near Detroit, Michigan, plan to walk out over the company’s handling of COVID-19. Workers at the facility, called DTW1, say management failed to notify them of the first new coronavirus case and was slow to alert them to the second, leading them to suspect there are more infections at the warehouse than they’re being told about
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction.

Coronavirus: What President Buhari has done and still doing

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
Singer David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has postponed his ongoing ‘A Good Time’ North American Tour due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in more than 50 countries.

Davido tests negative for coronavirus after second test

Nigerian Music superstar David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has tested negative for coronavirus after a second test was carried out on him.

Organised labour rejects salary cut for Nasarawa council workers

The Organized Labour in Nasarawa State has warned that it will not accept percentage payment of Local government workers for the month of March 2020.
Former Newcastle footballer Tino Asprilla says he has 3.5m condoms in stock to help out in a reported global shortage of the contraceptive.

Newcastle legend helps fight coronavirus condom shortage

Former Newcastle footballer Tino Asprilla says he has 3.5m condoms in stock to help out in a reported global shortage of the contraceptive.