Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) on Wednesday inaugurated the students’ membership of the organization at the University of Science Commerce And Business Administration (ESCAE), Anglophone Department, Porto Novo Campus, Benin Republic. The association of Mass Communication students and others tagged JIFORM Club was aimed at mentoring and encouraging journalism on campuses according to the […]

There is an estimated two hundred and fifty eight million international migrants across the globe and one hundred and fifty million of these are migrant workers. To this end, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, has demanded more respect for labour migrants as economic developers and urged African leaders to […]

Fifty three journalists have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease in India. Majority of them belong to a television news channel, in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Report says one hundred and sixty seven journalists were tested by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation over the weekend and one out of every three tested positive. In a televised […]

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says available evidence suggests that the novel coronavirus originated in bats in China late last year. The global health body also said the virus was not manipulated or constructed in a laboratory, contrary to speculations in some quarters. US President, Donald Trump, had said last week that his government was […]

Ghana’s President, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted the three weeks restriction on movement in parts of the country imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. In a televised address, Mr Akufo-Addo said the decision was made based on progress in containing the spread of the disease and the impact of the lockdown on the poor […]

As the count down to the Holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslim faithful have been urged to observe Ramadan and Eid prayers at home if the COVID-19 pandemic persists. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh stated this while responding to a question at a media briefing in Mecca, to herald Ramadan. Sheikh […]

A first delivery of medical supplies from the World Health Organization WHO has landed in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Report says the cargo includes one million masks, goggles, gloves, gowns and other protective gear for health workers, as well as ventilators for patients.. Reuters news agency says the items will be distributed to Djibouti, Sudan, […]

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease. So far in that country fifty two people have been confirmed to be infected while two persons have died from it. It is not immediately clear how the state of emergency will affect the day to day life in Ethiopia […]

European Union talks on how to help southern Eurozone countries badly affected by the coronavirus epidemic have stalled after sixteen hours. The European Central Bank says the bloc may need up to one point six trillion dollars to tackle the crisis. European finance ministers were close to a deal, but the talks broke down amid […]

Over forty four thousand American citizens have been repatriated from seventy eight countries in the aftermath of the Coronavirus disease. A statement by the U.S. Department of State says the exercise started in January. In a statement in Lagos, the Department said that its Embassies and Consulates overseas have been working tirelessly to identify transportation […]

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