Nigeria news today headlines : Friday 17th April 2020

Nigeria news today headlines : Friday 17th April 2020

These are the Nigeria news today headlines updates from Nigerian newspaper .

Azerbaijan Arrests Journalists For Disobeying Quarantine Order

Since the special quarantine regime was declared in Azerbaijan on 24 March, three journalists have been arrested. This new wave of repression has been condemned by critics of the Azerbaijani government, with Ali Karimli, the leader of the opposition Popular Front Party, calling government actions a ‘hunt’ for journalists. The two most recent arrests were …

Libya Declares 10-day COVID-19 Lockdown

Libya’s UN-backed government based in the capital, Tripoli, has announced a lockdown that will last 10 days starting on Friday to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the war-torn country. Meanwhile, France is pushing for the UN Security Council to discuss the implementation of ceasefires in the world’s worst conflict zones to curb the deadly …

Nevada’s COVID-19 Death Toll Rises To 137

Nevada health officials report that the state’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 137. The Department of Health and Human Service’s website as of Thursday morning also reported more than 3,200 people statewide have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 respiratory illness. Most people with the virus experience symptoms such as fever and cough that …

Police Find 30 Pounds Of Cocaine In Boxes Of Face Masks

Drug smugglers attempted to transport 1 million British pounds ($1.25 million) worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom hidden with a shipment of protective face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. Face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) have been in short supply globally as hospitals and governments have struggled to secure shipments …

UNAMI Urges Iraq To Endorse Anti-domestic Violence Law

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Thursday urged the Iraqi parliament to pass the anti-domestic violence law amid the alarming rise of domestic violence cases in the country. Highlighting a need to speed up the endorsement of the law especially with the growing domestic violence resulting from the movement restrictions imposed to fight …

80-Year-Old Man Recovers From Coronavirus

After a 19-day strong fight against Covid-19 disease, Valerio Santa Cruz, an 80-year-old Peruvian, finally defeated death and he was discharged yesterday, triumphant, and returned home. Santa Cruz left the old Dos de Mayo hospital in Lima, clapping doctors and nurses who fought the struggle for life with him, and other patients who celebrated his …

Toyota Partners Nihon Kohden To Boost Ventilator Production

Nihon Kohden Corp. will ramp up ventilator production by working with Toyota Motor Corp. to prepare for the possibility of a wider coronavirus outbreak in Japan, which has so far avoided spikes in infections seen in the U.S. and Europe. The medical-equipment maker plans to deliver 1,000 ventilators in the next six months by boosting …

Over 20 Million Claim US Unemployment Benefit

The US recorded 5.2 million unemployment claims last week taking the total over the past month to more than 20 million. It is the worst stretch of American job losses on record, with much of the world’s biggest economy at a standstill thanks to lockdown measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus. …

Edward Lino Dies At 74

Veteran politician Edward Lino Wuor Abyei is dead aged 74. Edward died in hospital in India on Wednesday, according to his relative Mustafa Biong. “He passed on yesterday morning in Bangalore,” Mustafa told Radio Tamazuj, “Edward had been suffering from heart problems. But the main cause of his death remains unclear after he underwent a …

Saudi Executes Man Who Attacked Spanish Performers

Saudi Arabia has executed a Yemeni man found guilty of attacking a Spanish dance troupe and wounding three people on stage before a stunned audience in the capital Riyadh last year. The interior ministry announced the execution in a statement on Thursday, identifying the man as 33-year-old Emad Abdelqawi al-Mansouri. He was sentenced to death in late December, a …
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