US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the worst affected country, with over 131,000 deaths, while Brazil — whose virus-skeptic President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the disease is […]

Court sentences Mongolian ex-PM to 6 years imprisonment for abuse of power

 A Court in Mongolia’s capital Ulan Bator, sentenced Former Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat on Monday to six years imprisonment for abuse of power. A criminal court in the Sukhbaatar district found him guilty of illegally owning protected areas with special licenses. The court said that Erdenebat also gave privileges to a mining company by abusing […]

COVID-19: Persons without face masks to risk 3yr jail term in Qatar

Qatar’s interior ministry has announced that wearing masks will be mandatory for everyone going outside starting on Sunday in the country. The minister disclosed that violators will be fined up to 200,000 riyals ($53,000) or jailed up to three years. The statement made available on the ministry’s Twitter account said those exempted from compulsory mask […]

Pakistan to lift lockdown amid rising COVID-19 infections

The Pakistani government has said that the nationwide lockdown would be lifted despite the rising COVID-19 cases. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the coronavirus lockdown will be lifted on Saturday, even though the number of cases in the country is accelerating. According to him, the country’s large number of poor people and labourers cannot […]

Coronavirus: U.S. repatriates 997 Americans from Nigeria

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has helped 997 Americans return home to reunite with family and friends during this time of unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. From April 6-8, three U.S. Consulate-organized chartered flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Ethiopian Airlines repatriated 850 American citizens from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos […]

JUST IN: Why Igbos are being ‘Humiliated’ in China – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Igbo Apex group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has issued a statement confirming the ‘humiliation’ of Igbos in China over the recent Coronavirus Pandemic. The group revealed that over 2,500 Nigerians are stranded in China, calling on the Nigerian Government to intervene urgently. Below is a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Wednesday signed by the President General […]

BREAKING: British PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care in hospital with coronavirus, Downing Street said on Monday night. Mr Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, a Number 10 spokesperson said in a statement. The spokesperson said Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to […]

One dead, four injured in gas explosion outside Moscow

One person was killed and four were injured when a gas explosion ripped through a five-storey residential building outside Moscow on Saturday, authorities said. The gas explosion took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo during stay-at-home orders from authorities trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Zhanna Terekhova, a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry, […]