Nigeria news today headlines : Monday 13th July 2020

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Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico – Former Cabinet Official

A former cabinet official has revealed that President Donald Trump suggested that one response to the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria would be to sell the US territory. Elaine Duke, who served as Mr Trump’s second secretary of Homeland Security when John Kelly was promoted to chief-of-staff, recalled the president’s initial reaction in an interview with The New York Times this …

*-workers-demand-germanys-brothels-reopen/ Hamburg S** Workers Demand Germany’s Brothels Reopen

Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg’s red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany’s brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. With shops, restaurants and bars all open again in Germany, where prostitution is legal, s** workers say they are being singled out and deprived of their …



Sri Lanka Cancels Election Rallies Over New Virus Wave

Sri Lanka’s ruling party Sunday called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport’s reopening over a surge in virus cases. The South Asian country of 21 million lifted its coronavirus lockdown in late June after declaring there was no longer any community spread of the virus. But a swathe …

Azerbaijan-Armenia Border Clash Sparks Casualty Fear

Casualties are feared as an armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out in the border region on Sunday, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said. In a statement it said that Armenian army fired at positions held by Azerbaijan in the Tovuz region. The conflict continues, it said, adding that the situation is in control of Azerbaijani …

Qatar National Bank Raises Quarterly Provisions To $410 Million

Qatar National Bank posted a 26% drop in quarterly profit after raising loan-loss provisions, signaling the sign of things to come from Middle East companies during the current earnings season. The region’s biggest lender raised impairments to 1.5 billion riyals ($410 million) in the second quarter compared with 606 million riyals a year ago. Provisions …

Turkey Repeals Experience Requirement For Central Bank Deputy Governors

Turkey has revoked a requirement that central bank deputy governors need to have at least 10 years of relevant professional experience to take up the role, Reuters reported citing a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Sunday. According to a decree signed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, the phrase “worked for at least ten years …

Netanyahu Vows Relief As Israelis Fume Over Virus-Battered Economy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday pledged immediate financial aid to Israelis whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus, as his government faces mounting anger over itspandemic response. Thousands of protesters turned out in Tel Aviv on Saturday to voice frustration at Netanyahu, who won praise for his early response to the outbreak …



UK To Spend $890m On Post-Brexit Border Preparations

With less than six months until the U.K.’s transitional membership of the European Union single market ends, ministers have announced plans to spend 705 million pounds ($890 million) on new border infrastructure. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, in charge of the U.K.’s Brexit preparations, on Sunday insisted the U.K. would have everything in place for …

Kenya’s COVID-19 Cases Pass 10,000 Mark

Kenya’s number of COVID-19 cases passed 10,000 mark on Sunday as the Ministry of Health intensifies measures to contain the spread of the respiratory disease. Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary in the ministry, said some 379 people tested positive for the COVID-19 from 7,050 samples which were tested in the past 24 hours. This brings the …

S. Africa Issues Night-Time Curfew As Coronavirus Cases Rise

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new round of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday in response to the country’s rising rate of infections. “From Monday onwards, a night-time curfew will be enforced between 9 pm and 4 am, while face masks will be compulsory in public places and a ban on the sale of …

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