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COVID-19: President Trump Cuts US Ties With World Health Organization

Months after slamming the World Health Organization (WHO), President Donald Trump has announced that the US is terminating its ties with the specialized UN agency and will halt all their funding. Trump made the announcement during a press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Friday May 29. He said his decision comes after WHO ”failed to…

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Donald Trump Admits US Reopening Will Cost More Lives, Refuses To Wear Mask

On Tuesday, the President of the United State, Donald Trump disclosed that more Americans will die in if the US reopens its economy but empahized his insistence on an obvious coronavirus threat by refusing to wear a mask, even as he toured a mask-making factory. When asked by ABC News whether the lifting of social distancing measures and reopening…

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Just In: Nigeria Receives Another $311m Abacha Loot From The United States

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received over $311million recovered assets of General Sani Abacha repatriated from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey, Channels Television reports. Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, confirmed this on Monday in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations at…

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US Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Surpass One Million Within 3 Months

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has exceeded one million on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 57,000 people in the US, which leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,002,498 by the Baltimore-based school’s latest count.…

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US Coronavirus Death Toll Reportedly Surpasses 50,000

The number of reported COVID-19 fatalities has surpassed 50,000 on Friday making up more than a quarter of the world’s known pandemic death toll. This is coming less than three months since the first known coronavirus death in the US. According to a coronavirus tracker by Johns Hopkins University, 52,509 people have now died in the United States from COVID-19…

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President Donald Trump To Halt Immigration Into US Due To Coronavirus Fears

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States, saying he needs to protect American jobs as coronavirus ravages the economy. The move, announced in a late-night post on Twitter, effectively achieves a long-term Trump policy goal to curb immigration, making use of the health and…

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Lupita Nyong’o Named Among New York Times Magazine’s ‘Great Performers’ Of 2019

Lupita Nyong’o has been unveiled as one the best actors of 2019, according to The New York Times Magazine’s newest issue. According to the magazine’s Instagram: “Our #GreatPerformers issue, featuring @jlo, @lupitanyongo, Brad Pitt and more, is online now. These are the 10 actors whose work in movies we found most captivating, challenging, shocking and inspiring in 2019. Photographed…

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Following Five Deaths, E-Cigarette Users Warned Against Vaping

Health officials in the US have urged people to stop vaping after a fifth person died from lung disease. Some 450 people have also fallen ill with serious breathing problems as concerns grow about the safety of e-cigarettes. The latest death was a 55-year-old man in California who had underlying health conditions. The first death…

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Nigerian Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye Appointed As Surgeon-in-Chief In US Hospital

The National Children’s Hospital in the US has appointed a Nigerian, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, as its Surgeon-in-Chief. The hospital, which announced the appointment on its website, said the appointment was effective from August 1. It would be recalled that Olutoye was part of the team that carried out surgery on a baby in-utero in a Texas hospital…

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