Saudi Arabia, UAE mosques to be closed for Eid prayers – Officials

Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival, Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday. Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival, Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday.They call on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus.The[...]

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We’ll prosecute Nigerians evading tax on foreign properties – Malami warns

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Friday warned Nigerians evading tax on foreign properties to stop, noting that Federal Government would henceforth prosecute anybody found guilty. Disclosing this in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Umar Gwandu, Malami also warned banks to desist from further shielding Nigerian citizens, noting that any bank or[...]

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Pakistan passenger plane with 98 on board crashes on homes

A plane in Pakistan with nearly 100 people on board crashed into a residential area in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, killing several people on the ground. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was close to landing when it came down among houses, sparking an explosion and sending plumes of smoke into the[...]

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Nigerians purchasing hydroxychloroquine in large quantities, says PTF

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has raised the alarm that the government had received reports of abuse and misuse of hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus.Speaking in Abuja at the press conference of the PTF, he said, “Through the surveillance system[...]

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Borno: Top LG officials absent as Zulum surprises Chibok, Bama, Gwoza, others

Senior officials, including some secretaries who currently oversee affairs, were conspicuously absent with secretariats mostly empty when Governor Babagana Umara Zulum undertook surprise tour of six local government areas in southern and central Borno state to monitor the quality of governance at the grassroots and to assess ongoing projects.With no one guessing his destination, the[...]

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Madagascar to sign confidentiality clause with WHO on COVID-Organics

President Andry Rajoelina says Madagascar will sign a confidentiality clause with the World Health Organization on the formulation of COVID-Organics, the purported cure for the coronavirus pandemic.He disclosed this after a teleconference with WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghabreyesus on Wednesday. He also said the WHO had agreed to support the country’s clinical observation process.“Successful exchange[...]

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South Sudan ministers test positive for Coronavirus

Ten cabinet ministers in South Sudan are now confirmed to have contracted Coronavirus. Information Minister Michael Makuei has said that all former members of the high-level task force on Coronavirus – apart from the health minister – have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.But he has denied reports that President[...]

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This is the end of Hong Kong’: China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising” for the financial hub.The announcement late Thursday was quickly decried by pro-democracy lawmakers and activists as “the end of Hong Kong”, with fears it will[...]

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