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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).

WHO mulls declaring coronavirus a global health threat

Following the announcement by China’s national health body that the new coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it (ailment) should be declared a global health emergency.
President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment.

Donald Trump adds legal heavyweights Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
An elderly couple were found dead near a demolished home in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, authorities said.

At least 11 dead as storms sweep through US

Severe storms sweeping the southern US killed at least 11 people, authorities said, as tornadoes and high winds upturned cars, destroyed homes and left tens of thousands without power.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

Twitter bans animated PNG files after online attackers targeted users

Twitter is banning animated PNG image files (APNGs) from its platform, after an attack on the Epilepsy Foundation’s Twitter account sent out similar animated images that could potentially cause seizures in photosensitive people.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-300

Ethiopian Airlines begins inaugural flights to Houston

At a brief ceremony to flag off the inaugural flight in Lome, Togo, on Monday, the Ethiopian Airlines Vice President, Marketing, Rahel Assefa, assured passengers of exciting journey on the new route.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.