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Trump threatens to make suspension of WHO funding permanent

  President Donald Trump threatened to permanently end funding to the World Health Organization and reconsider the country's membership in the global health body in a Monday letter criticizing the organization for its coronavirus response.   The letter, which Trump publicly revealed...

Trump calls Buhari, vows to donate ventilators amid coronavirus and Chinese inroads

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, discussed with his US counterpart President, Donald Trump, on the telephone. “President Muhammadu Buhari had a phone conversation with the US President Donald Trump today, the two leaders discussed Nigeria’s efforts to defeat the COVID–19...

COVID-19: Some Nigerian lawyers slam $200bn damages on China 

    As Nigeria battles the virulent COVID-19 with several fatalities, some Nigerian lawyers have concluded plans to institute a $200 billion suit against the Peoples Republic of China, the epic centre of the pandemic. The legal action is seeking compensations to...

North Korea leader in a ‘vegetative state’ after heart surgery, says Japanese Media

  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's health is reportedly in a vegetative state after undergoing a failed cardiovascular procedure earlier this month, according to the medical team treating him. Amid conflicting reports about Kim's health, Japanese weekly magazine Shukan Gendai...

COVID-19: FG spurns China’s mistreatment of Nigerians, says it’s disappointing

      ...it’s a red line, we‘ll fight it to the very end   …to demand compensation from China   The continued mistreatment and abuse of Africans including Nigerians in Guangzhou, China, in spite of interventions at different levels has attracted the ire of the Federal...

China to Nigeria: We did not maltreat Nigerians, only imposed strict measures on foreigners amid COVID-19

    … Nigeria is a good friend, nothing’ll be done to destroy relationship   At last, the Chinese Government has responded to outcry from Africans including Nigerian nationals in the country over alleged harassment and eviction from their homes and hotels, saying...

Stranded, humiliated Nigerians in China send “SOS’’ to Pres. Buhari, Foreign Affairs Ministry

  …thrown into rain-lashed streets amid COVID-19   …Good Samaritans doling out snacks to them under bridges   Humiliated and dehumanized Nigerians including students on study scholarship in China who have been evicted from their hotels and houses and left to freeze in the...

China says no new coronavirus case for  days

  China, the epic centre of covid-19, has reported no new local cases of the deadly coronavirus for a third consecutive day Saturday but confirmed the highest yet increase in infections from abroad. The rate of infection has been slowing for...

Coronavirus: All travel plans to China should be stopped – FG

  In the raging case of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, the federal government has issued travel advisory to Nigerians to suspend any plans to visit China in the meantime. The advisory also directed all returnees to Nigeria from China, be...

About $1m worth of counterfeit money from China seized at U.S port

  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials revealed seizing $900,000 in counterfeit cash – all of it in singles. The dollar bills were discovered in December at the International Falls Port of Entry in Minnesota in a rail shipment originating from China. An investigation...
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Pres. Buhari seeks NASS nod for fresh $5.5bn foreign loan

A request for a fresh external loan of $5.513 billion has been forwarded to the Nigerian House of Representatives...
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Nigeria reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, over 385 more cases

  According to the NCDC as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nigeria now has 8,733 cases of COVID-19 with 2,501 recoveries. The NCDC announced 389 new cases.     Lagos-256...

Continental Reinsurance firm Honours Top African Journalists at Virtual Awards Ceremony

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri A Leading Pan African Reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc, has honoured winners of its 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards at...

Alleged corruption at AfDB : I’m unperturbed, innocent, says Dr Adesina

        In spite of spirited efforts in some quarters to tarnish his reputation and prejudice the bank’s governance procedures, the President of the African Development...

COVID-19: FG to amend National Endowment for the Arts Act

  In a bid meet the demands of the creative sector and reposition it post-COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it will soon send a...