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UK to reopen visa application centres soon

The British High Commission has said work is apace to reopen visa application for intending travellers to the United Kingdom from Nigeria. The Commission had suspended services during the lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, the High Commission said UK application centres are being reopened globally. …

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Covid-19: US may deport foreign students

Foreign students running degrees in the United States may be asked to return home or get deported if universities move to online-only form of teaching. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a press statement while addressing forthcoming policies to be adopted for the fall semester to curb …

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We are not all criminals, says Nigerian student in Japan

A Nigerian student in Japan, Ikenna Nweke, has said Nigeria is not a country of criminals. Nweke who is a PhD student had on his way home found a wallet containing money. But rather than keep it to himself, he not returned it and refused to collect a percentage of …

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Chinese, Ghanaian leaders celebrate 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

The Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, have exchanged greeting on the 60th anniversary of China-Ghana diplomatic relations. In his message, the Chinese leader noted that since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties six decades ago, the traditional friendship between the two countries has grown …

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Saudi Arabia Shuts Out International Pilgrims

The Saudi authorities have shut out internationals from this year’s pilgrimage saying only residents of the country will be allowed to perform hajj. Muslim faithful are expected to perform hajj at least once in a lifetime. In a statement, the Saudi ministry of hajj and umrah said the decision was …

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Trump Threatens To ‘Close Down’ Social Media After His Tweets Were Tagged

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims. Twitter targeted tweets in which the president said that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election” in November. Under …

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Pastor who Claimed He Could Cure Coronavirus Dies After Contracting the Virus

A Cameroonian pastor Franklin Ndifor, who laid his hands on dozens of confirmed and suspected coronavirus sufferers has died less than a week after contracting the virus. Ndifor, who was the head of Kingship International Ministries Church and was also a candidate in the country’s last presidential election claimed died …

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Trump Vows to get a Covid-19 Vaccine Ready by End 2020

US President Donald Trump shocked the world Friday afternoon when he said his government was working on getting a fully licensed vaccine for the Coronavirus ready for anyone who wants it by the end of this year. “We would love to see if we could do it prior to end …

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Covid-19: Ghana Suspends Weddings, Funerals, Church services, Closes Schools

The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Ado led government of Ghana has suspended all public gatherings in the country with immediate effect, following the recording of six confirmed Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19), in Ghana as of Saturday, March 14, 2020. President Nana Akufo-Addo made this known in a televised national address Sunday night …

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Trump to Ban Nigeria, Six Other Countries from Entering America

Nigeria and six other countries could be included in a fresh immigration travel ban being weighed by the Trump administration. President Donald Trump Tuesday confirmed the development to the Wall Street Journal but did not name the countries he intends to add to his expanded travel restriction. Trump spoke in …

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