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CORONAVIRUS WATCH: Prisoners in New York are being offered $6 an hour to dig mass graves

    The state of New York is offering prisoners at Rikers Island jail $6 per hour — and personal protective equipment if they agree to help dig mass graves on Hart Island, according to reports from the state.   Avery Cohen, a...

Coronavirus patient says chloroquine saved his life

  A  U.S citizen based in Florida diagnosed with coronavirus claims he was saved from certain death by an anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment by President Donald Trump. “I was at the point where I was barely able to...

Coronavirus: Americans to get $1,000 (or more) cheques

  Americans will be getting a cheque for $1,000 or more in the coming weeks, as political leaders coalesce around a dramatic plan to try to prevent a worse recession and protect people from going bankrupt. The idea took off Monday...

Emirates to suspend flights to Abuja from March 22 due to coronavirus

  Emirates Airlines will suspend its flights to Abuja due to the coronavirus, which has forced several countries to close their borders to control its spread. Per Second News gathered that starting March 22 until further notice, No Emirates flight will...

Trump says UK, Ireland will be added to travel ban list

  The U.K. and Ireland will be added to the U.S European travel ban over the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said. President Trump said the extended travel ban will be officially announced on Monday. “We’re looking at it very seriously...

President Trump warns against panic amid news of first U.S. coronavirus death

  President Donald Trump on Saturday ASKED citizens to remain calm after the first U.S. death from coronavirus was confirmed in Washington state. The president, flanked by his top health officials, said Americans should not be alarmed by the latest news....

New US visa rule makes it easier to reject applicants for being poor

The United States Supreme court issued an order on Monday to temporarily allow a new visa rule that would deny certain visa applicants across the globe.   The rule requires immigration officials to assess factors including an applicant's  assets, financial status,...

Mary Beth Leonard: Quintessential U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and Daughter of a Proficient Maths Teacher

  U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard presented her credentials to His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari at a ceremony at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on December 24, 2019. She was appointed by President Trump on...

Nearly 2 million people unite to condemn Netflix comedy which depicts Jesus as gay

    Brazil - based comedy troupe Porta dos Fundos movie depicting Jesus Christ as gay sparked controversy among the Christian community across the globe. The film "The First Temptation of Christ" was released  early December depicts Jesus paying a visit -...

Japanese firms are still hesitant about Africa, as Abe pledges to push limitless support for investment and entrepreneurship

The three-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD, kicked off Wednesday in Yokohama, as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to aggressively promote private-sector investment in Africa in his opening speech but failed to set a new numerical...

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