The number of people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands exceeded 45,000, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on Saturday.
Since Friday 176 people tested positive to COVID-19, raising the total infections to 45,064. “The actual number of infections with the novel coronavirus is higher than the number mentioned here, because not everyone who may be infected is tested for the virus,” the RIVM stated.
The number of deaths rose by 23 to 5,811, while the number of people who are or were admitted to hospital increased by 10 to 11,659.
COVID-19: VSF donates video teleconferencing solutions device to NCDC
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Taskforce on COVID-19 has donated Video Teleconferencing Solutions Device valued, N31 million to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to facilitate its service delivery.
Video conferencing is a telecommunication gadget used in bringing people together, face-to-face, no matter where they are.
Mrs Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Head of the Taskforce, during the presentation in Abuja on Monday, said that NCDC was one of the most important government agencies in Nigeria, hence there was need to support its activities.
She said the idea of donating the device was to aid the NCDC management reach out to its staff faster, considering the role of the centre.
“We realise that the centre needs a strategic communication frame work to reach out to people across all the health care institutions within the federation for urgent response to disease control,” she said.
She also noted that the Chairman of VSF, Gen. TY Danjuma (Rtd) inaugurated the VSF Task Force on COVID-19 so as to provide palliatives to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups around the country.
She also said the taskforce donated 10 kg bags of rice, beans, maize, garri, 4 litres of vegetable oil and 2kg of salt to many households across four geopolitical zones of the country, covered so far.
Akerele-Ogunsiji said that 27,000 households across Lagos, Ogun, Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Taraba states would be benefiting from the gesture.
She further said the exercise was to mitigate the hardship that Nigerians, particularly the vulnerable, were experiencing at this period of pandemic.
“It will continue to work to provide succour to victims of insurgency and armed conflicts in Nigeria, especially in the areas of livelihood, recovery, education, protection, infrastructural development as well as research and peace building,” she said.
She said that VSF had so far, reached out to relevant stakeholders with medical consumables, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities and personal protective equipment in a bid to curtail the spread of the virus.
“We are also working with the vulnerable, institutions and agencies supporting the government as part of its contribution to national efforts in the fight against COVID-19.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General, NCDC, appreciated VSF taskforce for reaching out to the centre, saying that the intervention would help the centre facilitate response to disease as it would reduce cost of movement from one place to another.
Ihekweazu noted that the intervention was apt and would actively help the centre to drive its response.
“This particular intervention will be credibly useful for our response considering our role.
According to him, the big task the centre has is coordinating the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the country.
“We have a public health department and emergency operation centre in each of those states, what we try to do is to make sure that we are all alive in the response.
“We provide them with all the support that they need to respond to this outbreak and other outbreak in their states.
“And in order to do that effectively, we need this kind of communication equipment especially now that we cannot travel as often as we want.
“Even when the roads are opened up, it takes a lot to ask the state team to leave their states and come to central location,’’ he said.
“Because this is exactly what we need at this point in time; a new way of living, a new way of working; where you are constantly in touch with people without actually physically traveling,” he said.
Okei-Odumakin raises concern as COVID-19 cases cross 10,000 line
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Centre for Change, has expressed concern over the rising number of COVID-19 infection in the country, saying the country is yet to reach peak of the pandemic.
Okei-Odumakin, who expressed this concern on Monday in a statement in Lagos, decried the capacity of government to test citizens for the virus so as to isolate and treat the infected.
“Last night, the figure hits 10,162 while Lagos still leads on the chart of new infections with 188 cases, followed by the FCT with 44.
“The capacity of government to test citizens for the virus so as to isolate and treat the infected continues at snail’s speed.
“Testing kits and reagents as well as PPE equipments and materials are said to be in short supply, in addition to their prices hitting the roof.
According to her, it is however not pessimism all the way as 3007 cases have been successfully treated and discharged.
The group president, who noted that the death toll had climbed to 287, said that the number was less than three per cent of the total number of infected, including those discharged.
She, however, said that the fatalities number, viewed against the total national population of 200 million, showed it was massive.
“As state and federal governments contemplate more relaxation of the lockdown so that life can return to normal, apprehension mounts about the continuing spike in the number of infected persons.
“Besides, its effectiveness in combating the pandemic has also been called to question,” she added.
The president, in addition, expressed concern that citizens with other ailments requiring visits to hospitals had been crowded out of the health facilities.
The rights activist said that fatalities arising from hospitals and health workers refusing to admit and treat emergency or sick patients on the suspicion they could be COVID- 19 patients was on the rise.
Okei-Odumakin said: “More worrisome is the fact that security agencies meant to enforce the lockdowns in operation all over the country have generally compromised and allowed movement of goods and persons for pecuniary gains.
“The unwise dispersal of almajiris in some Northern states, many of them trooping into the South, has also not helped efforts to combat the virus.
“The high rate of new infections in Lagos has been put down to this influx, in addition to its being the economic life wire of the country where all paths meet.
“Managing the pandemic until a vaccine or other means of treatment is found or herd immunity is attained appear to be the unstated hope of the governments and the agencies tasked with managing the crisis.
“The other end, of course, is to continue to trust in God and prayers, and in the resilience and never-say-die spirit of our people while the NCDC continues to try its best.”
According to her, a vast number of Nigerians still continue to be sceptical about the existence of the virus, believing the lies and half truths that it is a white man’s disease or virus of the affluent and rich.
She also described as condemnable and suspicious, the manner government had handled palliatives and relief materials meant to cushion the impact of coronavirus on the vulnerable segments of the society.
Okei-Odumakin added that this had also fuelled the belief that the virus had only offered another opportunity for a corrupt elite to fleece the country.
“As matters now stand, the last has not been heard of COVID-19 and our response to it at national and state levels,” she said.
Nigeria yet to reach ‘peak’ of COVID-19 cases – PTF
The chairmen of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference on Monday in Abuja.
He said it was necessary to restate to the citizenry, that Nigeria had not reached the peak of confirmed cases, adding that the battle against COVID-19 was a long term battle.
He urged Nigerian to pursue a strategy that would aid the sustainable control of the spread of the disease, stressing that risk communications and community engagement should remain top priority.
He added that precision approached to containment and management should be adopted based on the overall assessment, including available data on the public health considerations and resultant economic impacts.
“It is the consideration of the PTF that while Nigeria’s confirmed cases have increased in the period under review, the following factors should inspire confidence in the response
“Majority of the confirmed cases are in a handful of local government areas in the country as 20 out of the 774 LGAs nationwide account for 60 per cent of the cases,” he said.
He said there was an opportunity to concentrate efforts in the high-burden areas, adding that the federal agencies and state governments were working together on the promotion and utilisation of guidelines on case management.
According to him, there is increased capacity to detect, test and trace those infected with the virus as 29 testing laboratories have been activated, with Bauchi being the latest addition.
He added that the test count nationwide had exceeded 60,000, stating that a shift in focus to community engagement and enhanced risk communication was imperative.
COVID -19: Youth group inaugurates e-clinic in Kano
Dr Khalid Umar, Head of the Project, launched the e-clinic at the Centre for Infectious Disease and Research, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, on Monday.
He said the initiative was carried out in collaboration with the teaching hospital and Private Health Instructions Management Agency of the state government.
He said the aim of the project was to carter for outpatients in the state thereby reducing their risk of contracting COVID-19.
According to Umar, the e-clinic operates through a 24/7 toll-free line that enables residents to consult highly trained and experienced physicians via voice or video call during and after the pandemic.
The director, Center for Infectious Disease and Research, Prof. Isa Abubakar, said the e-clinic would reduce the number of people who visited hospitals as a way of curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“Patients can now consult a physician at the comfort of their homes with a voice or video, which is toll free.
Abubakar commended the eight NGOs for the initiative.
He identified the NGOs that formed the alliance as the Arewa Young Entrepreneurs Initiative, Minds in Making, Orphans and Women Support Group, and Teens Development Initiative.
Sri Lanka reports 11th COVID-19 death as total cases rise to 1,639
Local media reported that the latest COVID-19 related death was that of a 45-year old male who recently returned to Sri Lanka from Kuwait and was being treated at the ICU of the Homagama Hospital in Colombo District.
Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation, told local media on Monday that all arrivals at the country’s main Bandaranaike International Airport will be subjected to PCR tests henceforth.
Ten more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital today, bringing the country’s total recoveries to 811.
A curfew used to contain COVID-19 was eased on May 26 to allow the resumption of economic activity. Curfew is currently enforced daily between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.
COVID-19 lockdown: Lagos court sentences 730 violators to community service
The Director of Community Service, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Ms Shakirat Karimu-Ikotun disclosed this to NAN in her office on Monday.
She spoke after receiving some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the British Council Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme.
Items presented by RoLAC include hand gloves, hand sanitisers, reusable face masks, hoes, brooms, cutlasses, rakes, wheelbarrows, printer inks and A4 papers, while the project was funded by the European Union.
Karimu-Ikotun said that many people were arrested for COVID-19 lockdown offences, saying that only few magistrates were available to handle their cases.
She said that all the offenders who pleaded guilty were given a non-custodian sentencing and were allowed to come from their various homes to carry out their community service for one or two weeks, depending on their offences.
“The community services carried out by offenders included public toilet washing, street sweeping, cutting of grass, clearing drainages, cleaning old peoples’ home,” she said.
She appealed to the magistrates to always sentence minor offenders to community service, saying that this would reduce the number of inmates in various correctional centres, especially, those awaiting trials.
The Programme Officer of RoLAC in Lagos, Mrs Ajibola Ajimakinwa, while presenting the items said that the aim of the intervention was to ensure a sustained service delivery during COVID-19 breakout.
Ajimakinwa said the donation would also strengthen the capacity of the Community Sentencing Unit to supervise community offenders.
“The current prevalence of COVID-19 has led to increase in the number of offenders sentenced to do community service. The COVID-19 outbreak and consequential lockdown restriction have made it necessary to support the unit.
“Courts in Lagos are now routinely resorting to non-custodian measures, which increases the demand for equipment for doing community service,” Ajimakinwa said.
Some PPE items were also presented by RoLAC to the Lagos State Police Command Family Support and Gender Units.
The programme officer said they were supporting the units due to their involvement in handling sexual and domestic violence, which she claimed had increased since the pandemic lockdown started.
“The current prevalence of COVID-19 has led to increase in cases of sexual and domestic violence and service providers such as Gender and SFUs should be supported to ensure they carry out their services without any hindrance,” she said.
CSP Omomobi Olutoyin, the Head of Gender Unit at the Lagos State Police Command, who received the items on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, appreciated RoLAC for the donation.
She said that the organisation had donated other items to the command in time past, saying that the items donated would go a long way in protecting the police personnel in the course of their duties.
Iraq reports highest 429 daily new COVID-19 cases, 6,868 in total
The new cases included 172 in the capital Baghdad, 102 in Sulaimaniyah, 41 in Wasit, 38 in Maysan, 22 in Basra, 13 in Muthanna, 11 in Karbala, eight in Diwaniyah, six in Najaf and Nineveh each, four in Babil and Diyala each and two in Duhok, the ministry said in a statement.
The statement also reported 10 more deaths, seven of them in Baghdad’s hospitals and one in Anbar, Maysan and Sulaimaniyah each, bringing the death toll in the country to 215.
Iraq has so far carried out 238,251 tests for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the disease, after 10,495 testing kits were used during the past 24 hours, according to the statement.
“The ministry started to increase the number of beds in various provinces,” he added.
Since March 7, China has sent three batches of medical aid to Iraq.
Google tackling misinformation on COVID-19
Global tech giant, Google, on Monday said it was ensuring that credible sources of information were elevated on ‘search engine’ to tackle misinformation on Corona Virus (COVID 19).
Dimofte said Google was supporting these efforts by ensuring that information from credible sources were elevated on search while misleading information across all its products were detected and removed to prevent a potential spread.
Açcording to her, many organisations and individuals are lending their support to the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments around the world to help curb the spread of false information about the disease online.
‘’Google is supporting these efforts by ensuring that information from credible sources is elevated on Search while misleading information across all its products is detected and removed to prevent a potential spread.
‘’On YouTube, where many conspiracy theorists and misinformation merchants target to share videos with false information about COVID-19, all videos about the disease that violate the platform’s community guidelines, including those that encourage dangerous cures and health risks, are immediately taken down,’’she said.
According to her, Google is also preventing advertisements with harmful medical claims.
She said that with the exception of COVID-19-related advertisements from government and NGOs, healthcare providers, and other authorities, “Google does not allow advertisements that capitalize on sensitive situations such as the coronavirus pandemic.”
She said that there were also community guidelines that tackled volatile content and also prohibited dangerous content even before the COVID-19.
Dimofte said that with the lockdown and working remotely, there was a huge increase in cyber security threat leveraging on the COVID-19 which Google had identified and helped different government to tackle.
Açcording to her, Google has been 99.9 per cent successful in stalling the cyber security threat.
The campaign, aimed at creating awareness on physical distancing included Stay Home, Stay Safe, Flatten The Curve, Stay Home, Save Lives, Take Responsibility, among others.
1st LD: UK COVID-19 deaths top 39,000 as another 111 patients die
The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.
Noting that 111 is the lowest daily death toll since lockdown began in March, Hancock said during the Downing Street daily press briefing that Britain is winning the battle against the novel coronavirus, but warned COVID-19 is “not done yet”.
As to testing, the secretary told reporters that the government now has a testing capacity of 206,444, as 128,437 tests were carried out in Britain on Sunday.
- APC NWC approves direct primaries for Edo election
- Putin, Trump discuss G7 summit, oil markets over phone
- Security: FCT begins implementation of state community policing
- Stimulus: FG, ADP commence collation of data of genuine farmers in Abia
- Int’l Children’s Day celebrated in Czech Republic under restrictions
- COVID-19: VSF donates video teleconferencing solutions device to NCDC
- NLC supports autonomy for States’ Judiciary, Legislature
- AfDB: We’ll oppose undue interference – APRA
- Rose Queen selected online for first time in Bulgarian town
- Ado-Ekiti LG tackles over-population in markets
- 64th Anniversary: Navy donates food, palliative items to communities in Abuja
- Okei-Odumakin raises concern as COVID-19 cases cross 10,000 line
- Nigerian Army Medical Corps gets new Acting Corps Commander
- Sanitation: FCTA issues 7 days ultimatum to illegal mechanics
- Delta govt. to put necessary measures in place for schools’ resumption – Commissioner
- Nigeria yet to reach ‘peak’ of COVID-19 cases – PTF
- At least 5 soldiers killed in ambush in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region
- COVID -19: Youth group inaugurates e-clinic in Kano
- Indian gov’t approves 9.33 billion USD relief for small businesses, hikes MSP for farmers
- Latvia to fuel economic recovery with 2 bln euros over next 2 years
- Violence, vandalism erupt in United States city over death of George Floyd
- Kwara CP warns residents against impostors
- Sri Lanka reports 11th COVID-19 death as total cases rise to 1,639
- NCWS calls on Edo Govt. to fish out killers of UNIBEN undergraduate
- Pakistani capital to impose fine up to 18 USD on general public for not wearing mask
- Immigration boss warns against extra charges on passports
- COVID-19 lockdown: Lagos court sentences 730 violators to community service
- Edo Gov Poll: INEC set up dedicated portal for form submission
- Kenyan farmers mark global milk day amid calls for adoption of climate-smart animals
- Unilorin VC congratulates AbdulRazaq on 1-yr in office
- Court sentences man to death for killing own father
- Iraq reports highest 429 daily new COVID-19 cases, 6,868 in total
- Google tackling misinformation on COVID-19
- SDP approves caretaker committee for Ondo State chapter
- 1st LD: UK COVID-19 deaths top 39,000 as another 111 patients die
- Nigeria’s bourse resumes trading in June with 0.19% growth
- Additional 18,000 households to enjoy conditional cash transfer in Bauchi State – Official
- Edo APC Primaries: Obaseki visits Aso Villa, seeks Buhari’s blessing
- Moody’s downgrades India’s sovereign rating, maintains negative outlook
- Senate raises concern over high cost of crude oil production in Nigeria
- WHO says it hopes to continue collaboration with United States
- Court bars Edo Govt, Gov. Obaseki from prosecuting Oshiomhole
- Singapore reports 408 COVID-19 cases
- Man in court for alleged criminal trespass, theft
- Tanzania’s anti-graft body arrests 6 over election bribe
- UK COVID-19 deaths top 39,000 as another 111 patients die
- Chinese medical experts awarded by Serbia for assistance in fighting COVID-19
- Mozambican president launches national independence celebration
- Namibia’s beef exports to international markets not affected by COVID-19
- SH edits -FG extends gradual easing of lockdown by 2 weeks
- Tanzanian universities reopen on cautious note over COVID-19 pandemic
- Somalia confirms 47 new COVID-19 cases as tally hits 2,023
- COVID-19: Ekiti inaugurates 400-testing capacity mobile laboratory
- London to offer COVID-19 risk assessments to Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers: mayor
- COVID-19 : Oyetola commends group for donating protective items to Osun
- Sharp downturn in UK manufacturing continues in May: survey
- COVID-19: South African-based firm donates palliatives to vulnerable in FCTA
- Public vote on Russian constitutional amendments set for July 1: Putin
- Russia says NATO increases military activity near its borders
- FrieslandCampina WAMCO records 40,000 litres daily fresh milk collection
- England primary schools partially reopen as half parents still wary
- Man, 45, bags 15-year jail term for raping his tenant’s niece
- I-G deploys investigation aids to unravel death of UNIBEN female student
- Japan’s corporate profits book sharpest dive since 2009 amid global pandemic
- Hotels, archaeological sites and museums reopen in Cyprus
- 1st LD: New Ebola outbreak reported in northwest DR Congo
- Africa’s COVID-19 cases over 144,700 – WHO
- Cuba condemns United States terrorism, political manipulation
- Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers to June 15 to contain COVID-19 spread
- Minister tasks lawmakers on ending violence against women, girls
- Roundup: Turkey enters “new normal” of lifting anti-coronavirus restrictions
- Belgium’s iconic Atomium building reopens to public
- COVID-19: Navy inaugurates 40 bed space isolation centre in Lagos
- Japan begins coronavirus antibody tests on 10,000 people
- COVID-19: Group urges Bauchi govt. to increase allocation to agric sector
- Passenger trains resume service in BiH
- Association seeks justice over rape, murder of UNIBEN student
- Portugal celebrates Children’s Day with messages of hope
- Group asks court to compel DSS, IGP to investigate Omo-Agege
- Insecurity: Nigerian Army inaugurates ‘Operation Accord’
- COVID-19: 50 awaiting trial inmates released in Plateau
- Kenya says Chinese-built railway to blossom cities, open new markets
- Buratai lays foundation for construction of Nigeria army reference hospital in Maiduguri
- Tanzania plans to increase annual sisal production to 120,000 tonnes by 2024
- Netherlands reopens restaurants, cinemas as COVID-19 death toll remains low
- Zambian children head back to school after COVID-19 shutdown
- Edo commissioner condemns rape, murder of UNIBEN student
- Thailand authorities further ease up anti-pandemic measures
- Roundup: Coronavirus cases rocketing in South Asia as India becomes 7th worst-hit country due to COVID-19
- Israel discovers 1,800-year-old marble faucet with lion’s face
- COVID-19: Bello orders lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA over index case
- Normal life gradually return in Kuwait
- New Ebola outbreak declared in northwest DR Congo
- Commentary: China determined to further open up despite COVID-19 epidemic
- 3 PKK members killed in southeastern Turkey
- La Liga president admits match times could change in hot weather
- Colosseum monument in Rome reopens
- Possible second wave of COVID-19 may hit harder in Finland: policy group
- COVID-19 cases in Myanmar rise to 228
- S.Africa schools to re-open on June 8
- New Oyo state CP assumes office
- Nasarawa SSG indicted over project scam, to refund over N248.5m
- FG to empower 77,400 young farmers on agric business
- PPPRA reduces PMS pump price to N121.50 per litre
- Union Berlin complete permanent move for on-loan Buelter
- Atomium reopens to the public in Brussels
- Career: Unilorin trains children on anchoring radio talk show
- S.Africa tourism sector welcomes opening up of domestic market from lockdown
- France to further unwind anti-coronavirus lockdown
- Immunisation ongoing in Kwara inspite of COVID-19-Official
- Restrictions on tourism travel starts to ease: UNWTO
- Music industry hits pause to reflect as United States protests rage
- BRT boss gives reason for queues at Ikorodu bus stations
- Facebook, Red Cross launch digital campaign against COVID-19
- Mongolian PM calls for synergizing efforts for child protection
- Cambodian PM says 256 factories suspended due to COVID-19, affecting over 130,000 workers
- Intervention fund: Neimeth emerges best performing stock in May
- China calls for further support to WHO, rejects United States exit
- Court remands security man for alleged defilement of a 9-year-old girl
- COVID-19: Ex-Unilorin Director tasks FG on research fund
- Ukraine enters third stage of quarantine release
- Benue LG polls: PDP Chairman says party’s victory not a surprise
- Yobo takes part in first Super Eagles’ technical crew meeting
- COVID-19: Nigerian scientists working on preventive vaccines , call for assistance
- Namibia new central bank governor assumes duties
- Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases reach 1,257 as 85 more confirmed
- Portugal’s public debt rises to 262.1 bln euros in April
- Makinde inaugurates mega plaza, promises to boost Oyo economy
- Birthday: Delta Speaker felicitates with Dame Okowa
- It’s weird playing without fans, but good to be playing again —- Kvitova
- Mongolia to establish another int’l children’s camp
- London mayor urges Britain to extend Brexit transition
- Kyrgyz security services detain active member of extremist organization
- Navy distributes palliatives to 500 households in Kaduna
- 3 men appear in court for alleged impersonation
- Bandits kill District Head in Katsina state
- Ghanaian president announces gradual easing of COVID-19 measures to restore socio-economic activities
- Ogbeh drums support for Adesina’s 2nd term as AfDB President
- Malaysia records 10 days without new COVID-19 deaths
- Why illicit drug trade persists in Nigeria– Stakeholders
- Rep lauds Buhari over appointment of Obioma as NECO Registrar
- Commentary: The coming suffocation of the American dream
- Vietnam records no new COVID-19 cases, 14 more patients cured
- French automakers’ sales halve in May due to coronavirus lockdown
- COVID-19: Ondo state records 2 new deaths- Gov. Akeredolu
- COVID-19 pandemic delays arrival of RoRo vessel at Rivers Port
- Autocrash: Commercial motorcyclist dies in Anambra
- Community Service: NYSC members evacuate blocked drainages in Yobe
- Uganda reports 40 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 457
- Portugal’s industrial production down 25.9 pct in April amid pandemic
- Speedster Rabada committed to playing for South Africa
- COVID-19 lockdown restrictions eased in Manila, the Philippines
- Iran ready to send more fuel to Venezuela: spokesman
- Police arrest 69 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Adamawa
- Alleged cheating: Court grants businessman N800,000 bail
- Bayelsa records 9 new cases of COVID-19, total confirmed number 21
- Edo Guber: Ex-lawmaker advocates direct primary election for APC
- Lithuania lifts self-isolation rule for travellers from 24 countries
- Egyptian hotels start to operate at 50 percent capacity
- National Gallery Singapore launches online festival for children to play, learn with art
- Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma – Charity
- Indian auto companies May sales cowed down by COVID-19
- Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma, NGO
- Alleged incest: Court remands man pending bail application
- Police arrest 2 persons over death of three in Akinyele LGA
- Saudi Arabia to pump 13.3 bln USD into banking system
- Foundation reiterates commitment to educational support to orphans, vulnerable children
- Kuwait records 27,762 COVID-19 cases, 220 deaths
- Namibia’s first COVID-19 patients recover after 79 days in hospital
- Turkey’s iconic Grand Bazaar reopens amid COVID-19 normalization
- Zimbabwean film industry makes Netflix debut with ‘Cook off’
- South Australia set for space industry boom in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
- India’s meteorological department says depression over Arabian sea may intensify into severe cyclone
- Palestine accuses Israel of paralyzing industrial zone for Palestinians in East Jerusalem
- Coronavirus can cause drug abuse – NDLEA Spokesman
- Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma: charity
- Queens Park Rangers chief appalled by Championship restart plans
- Gov Lalong congratulates deputy speaker @56
- Lithuania lifts self-isolation rule for travellers from 24 countries
- Manchester United extend Ighalo loan until January 2021
- Spain receives no foreign tourists in April over COVID-19 lockdown: report
- Fiji launches environment week to celebrate World Environment Day
- 2 friends docked over alleged car theft
- Edo APC: Former Speaker seeks Buhari intervention
- Iran reports 2,979 new COVID-19 cases, 154,445 in total
- Court fixes June 15 for definite hearing in Melaye’s suit against Infections Disease Bill
- Spotlight: Aussie police call on public to help fight racist abuse
- Britain reopens markets and some schools as lockdown eases
- Malaysia records 10 days without new COVID-19 deaths
- Anti-racism demonstrations held in several New Zealand cities
- Nigerian military says scores of Boko Haram militants surrender
- Fourth night of riots in Denver as peaceful daytime protests turn destructive
- Tomato price to drop as farmers approach surplus period
- 1st LD Writethru: Gunmen kill two senior officials in NW Nigeria
- 2 injured, many abducted in Ebonyi, Abia clash -Police
- News Analysis: Israel, Iran reportedly trade cyber-blows as part of ongoing tensions
- APC primary: Steer clear of Ondo politics, group tells Gov. Fayemi
- Ukraine’s COVID-19 cases exceed 24,000
- Namibia’s first COVID-19 patients recover after 79 days in hospital
- How Ebonyi director labour initiative works for development