United States Gains 2.5 Million Jobs In May, Unemployment Falls Despite Pandemic

The United States economy regained 2.5 million jobs in May as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns began to ease, sending the unemployment rate falling to 13.3 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. The result defied even the most optimistic expectations among economists, who had been expecting job losses of more than eight million and a jobless rate …

George Floyd: US Embassy in Nigeria Strongly Warns Citizens of Impending Danger in Lagos State

The United States of America’s Embassy in Nigeria has warned its citizens not to visit its consulate office in Lagos, over a planned protest against the murder of George Floyd. Floyd, an African-American man, was killed on Monday by a white Minneapolis police officer. His death has sparked protests across the US, with the American …

Coronavirus Patients No Longer Infectious After 11 Days – Study

According to new reports, the longest viability period of the Coronavirus in patients is 10 days. The study was carried out by infectious diseases experts in Singapore. The Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force media briefing on Wednesday in Abuja. The News Agency …

Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media Platforms After Twitter Did This

US President, Donald Trump, known for his preference of Twitter to disseminate information, has threatened to regulate or shut down social media platforms after accusing them of political bias towards conservative voices. Trump’s threat comes a day after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets that prompted readers …

French Govt Bans Use Of Hydroxychloroquine In Treating COVID-19 Patients

The French government on Wednesday banned doctors from administering hydroxychloroquine in treating patients with COVID-19 in the country. The ban was implemented when the French government canceled a decree allowing hospitals, doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine on patients, Reuters reports. The announcement which was made by the France Ministry of Health’s official bulletin said the ban …

‘He’s an absolute fool’ – Joe Biden Fires back at Donald Trump

Democratic presidential aspirant, Joe Biden, has lashed out at the United State’s President, Donald Trump, calling the US President a “fool” for appearing to make fun of him (Biden) wearing a face mask. The Democratic hopeful has been kept at his Delaware home because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has frozen the presidential campaign, but …

“Don’t Start A New Cold War” – China Warns US As Trump Threatens To Withhold Funds To WHO

Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi has told the U.S to “give up on its wishful thinking of changing China” and avoid bringing the two countries to a “new Cold War.” “China has no intention to change, still replace, the United States,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “It is time for the United States …

We’ll Ease Nigeria, Others’ Debt Burden – Chinese Government

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, has said China will work with other G20 members to implement the debt service suspension initiative to ease the debt burden of Nigeria and other African countries. In a statement by China’s Consul General in Lagos, Chu Maoming, the minister said this while responding to a question asked by an …

“We Need Prayers In America” – Trump Directs Worship Places To Open

President Trump on Friday demanded that states allow places of worship to reopen “right away” and threatened to overrule any that defy him. Marching into the White House briefing room for a hastily called announcement, Mr. Trump declared places of worship “essential” operations that should hold services in person this weekend regardless of state quarantine …

Anthony Joshua Reacts to Mike Tyson’s Expected Return to Heavyweight Boxing at 53

Current IBF, IBO and WBO boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, has voiced his support for the return of boxing legend Mike Tyson aka ‘Iron Mike’ to the boxing ring at the age of 53. Tyson revealed early this month that he will be making a return to the ring to raise money for charity and has been uploading …

Man Killed his Neighbour by Gouging Out his Eyes During Argument Over Loud Rooster

A West Virginia man has been charged with murder after he was accused of gouging out his neighbor’s eyes with his thumbs during disagreement over a loud rooster. Richard Ellison, 47, was arrested on Sunday, May 17, by the Mercer County Sheriff´s Department in relation to the killing of 72-year-old Benny Foutch. During questioning, Ellison …

OH BAD!! Policeman Allegedly Shot A Nigerian Man Dead While Partying In Ghana

The unidentified man was allegedly gunned down while the police were trying to disperse attendees at the party. A video posted on YouTube by the deceased’s friends indicate that another unnamed man was also killed during the incident. A corpse was seen in the video being taken to the hospital by some people. In the …

South Sudan Vice President and Wife Test Positive for Coronavirus

South Sudan’s Vice President, Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny who serves as defence minister have tested positive for Coronavirus. This was confirmed in a statement released on Monday May 18 by his office. It was further revealed that “a number of his office staff and bodyguards” had also tested positive for COVID-19. Machar …

US President Trump Threatens To Pull Out Of WHO Over Virus Response

President Donald Trump has threatened to pull the US out of the World Health Organization, accusing it of botching the global coronavirus response and of being a “puppet of China.” The American leader has been locked in a bitter spat with Beijing, alleging it covered up the initial outbreak in central China late last year …

Lagos Quarantines 53 Returnees From Ghana, Other W/African Countries

The Lagos State Government has quarantined 53 Nigerian returnees from Ghana and other West African countries. The individuals, comprising 39 returnees from Ghana and 14 from different West African countries, were camped in the Badagry area of the state. Disclosing this on Sunday, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a WhatsApp message, …