Okonjo-Iweala set to lead World Trade Organization

< 1 min read Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been recommended to become the new director-general of the World Trade Organisation. A key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The recommendation of Okonjo-Iweala was made by three WTO ambassadors, the so-called “troika”, after consulting with members in a series of closed-door meetings in…

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Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

3 min read Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by Covid-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election. “I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a cheering crowd in Sanford, near Orlando,…

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Dwayne Johnson Now The Most Followed Man In America On Instagram

< 1 min read On Thursday, Johnson took to Instagram where he announced that he had surpassed 200 million followers on the social media platform. By passing 200 million followers on Instagram, Johnson says he’s now “The #1 followed man in America,” and “The #1 followed American man in the world.” The Rock thanked his fans for supporting him and allowing his Instagram account…

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#EndSARS: Cardi B Expresses Concern For Nigeria

2 min read American rapper Cardi B has enquired to know what is happening in Nigeria in regard to the #EndSARS protests across the nation. The Grammy-winning rapper and actress responded to a Nigerian fan on Twitter who pleaded for the “WAP” rapper to use her platform to create awareness on the protest. The fan, identified as @AsiwajuLerry tweeted at Cardi B: “Madam @iamcardib, trump is…

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Trump, Melania test positive for COVID-19

< 1 min read US President Donald Trump said early Friday he and First Lady Melania had tested positive for the coronavirus. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!,” Trump tweeted.null Trump went into quarantine Thursday night after potential Covid-19 exposure, as more restrictions loomed in Europe in…

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First man cured of HIV dies of leukaemia: charity

2 min read The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown — known as the “Berlin Patient” — has died after a battle with cancer, the International Aids Society (IAS) announced Wednesday. Brown made medical history and became a symbol of hope for the tens of millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDS when he was cured…

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UK coronavirus news: country records highest daily rise in infections with 7,143 new cases

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Record comes amid large increase in testing; Williamson says students can go home for Christmas – but might have to self-isolate first

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‘Music is not a crime’: U.N. experts urge Nigeria to lift singer’s death sentence

2 min read U.N. rights experts asked Nigeria on Monday to release a 22-year-old singer who was condemned to death over an allegedly blasphemous song, and said the sentence broke international law. Yahaya Aminu Sharif was sentenced last month by a sharia court in Kano, in Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north, after he performed the song and shared it on WhatsApp. “Music is not…

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Trump revels in nomination for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

2 min read US President Donald Trump revelled Wednesday in his nomination by a right-wing Norwegian politician for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. “Thank you!” he said in one of a flurry of tweets and retweets celebrating the nomination, which cited Trump’s role in brokering an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Norwegian member of parliament Christian Tybring-Gjedde…

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Liberia’s Taylor denied coronavirus jail move

< 1 min read Judges have rejected a bid by Liberian ex-president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor to be moved from a British jail, where he claimed he risks dying from coronavirus. Taylor is serving a 50-year sentence at Frankland prison near Durham in northeastern England after being convicted in 2012 by a court in The Hague of fuelling civil conflict in Sierra…

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