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COVID-19 updates: Over 3 million cases with 228,000 deaths globally

COVID-19 updates: Over 3 million cases with 228,000 deaths globally

Victor Ogunyinka No end in sight as to when the world will finally break even from the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic globally as about 3,232,061 cases have been recorded globally. There have been over 228,504 deaths recorded also as of 10:00 am 30th April 2020. About a third of the COVID-19 cases recorded globally have also […]

United slashes New York-area flights due to coronavirus

United slashes New York-area flights due to coronavirus

United Airlines (UAL.O) said late Saturday it will drastically reduce flights to two New York City airports amid the coronavirus outbreak. United said starting Sunday it will go from 157 daily flights total at Newark and New York LaGuardia to just 17. Newark, the airline’s hub in the New York area, will drop from 139 […]

COVID-19: US entices foreign medical professionals with ‘express’ visa appointment

COVID-19: US entices foreign medical professionals with ‘express’ visa appointment

Victor Ogunyinka The United States of America (USA) has thrown it all open to medical practitioners around the world to request for a visa appointment as it continues to fire all cylinders in its fight against COVID-19. The United States emerged as a hotspot for the ravaging coronavirus as infections and unemployment continue to multiply. […]

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus, after much confusion

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus, after much confusion

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday announced that he has tested negative for the coronavirus, contradicting earlier reports — including from his son — that he’d tested positive. Posts on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts said that “The Armed Forces Hospital and (diagnostic laboratory) Sabin have returned a negative test result for COVID-19,” the […]

Watch live: Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus in US

Watch live: Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus in US

President Donald Trump said Friday he was declaring a national emergency — “two very big words” — to free up federal resources to combat coronavirus. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the action would “unleash the full power of the federal government.” Trump is declaring both national emergency and invoking the Stafford […]

EU slams US for ‘unilaterally’ imposing travel ban

EU slams US for ‘unilaterally’ imposing travel ban

European Union leaders on Thursday rebuked the United States for imposing a unilateral travel ban on arrivals from countries in the Schengen passport-free zone without consulting them. “The coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent, and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action,” EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel […]

US military and Nigerian military

US military and Nigerian military

By Patrick Dele Cole THE USA and Nigeria each had a civil war. One was to keep the USA united and to end slavery. The USA through the civil war developed a healthy respect for the military. That also set in place the values which had promised the USA to be a nation of the […]

IMF, World Bank cancel Washington Spring meetings

IMF, World Bank cancel Washington Spring meetings

Emma Ujah The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have cancelled the Spring Meetings slated for April in Washington DC, United States of America. Instead, the spring meetings would be held virtually. Mrs Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Mr David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, […]