62-YEAR-OLD DOCTOR DELAYED RETIREMENT TO HELP TREAT COVID-19 DIES

A New York doctor, James Mahoney, has died of coronavirus after halting his retirement to actively participate in treating COVID-19 patients at his hospital. According to report by Fox News, Mahoney worked tirelessly as a pulmonary and critical care physician at University Hospital of Brooklyn during the day and Kings County Hospital Center at night.…

U.S. EMBASSY IN GUATEMALA APOLOGISES FOR USING PHOTO OF DEAD CHILD

The U.S. embassy in Guatemala, on Sunday apologised for using the photograph of a boy, who died in a social media campaign against illegal migration after angry responses to its tweet. The embassy’s original tweet, which has since been deleted, advised readers to look after their children and not to expose them to the dangers…

United States To Place Visa Restriction On Nigeria

The United States is planning to place stiff travel restrictions on Nigerians aiming to enter America.  Wall Street Journal reports that apart from Nigeria, other countries to be affected by the new policy include Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzaniza. The countries will not face blanket bans on travel to the U.S but could…

How American scammer defrauded 5 Nigerians of $1.5 million

A Nigerian businessman, Mr Olukayode Sodimu, on Friday told an Ikeja Special Offences Court how an American and alleged serial conman, Marco Ramirez, defrauded him of 145,000 dollars in a green card scam. Ramirez is accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of defrauding five Lagos-based Nigerians of $1.5 million. Ramirez faces two…

Trump booed at UFC fight night in New York

President Donald Trump was loudly booed on Saturday for the second time in a week at a sporting event as he attended a UFC fight in New York. Trump, wearing a dark suit and a red tie, pumped his fist and waved at the crowd as he walked into the city’s iconic Madison Square Garden…

Islamic State vows revenge against U.S. for Baghdadi killing

Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria, and vowed revenge against the United States. The Iraqi rose from obscurity to lead the ultra-hardline group and declare himself “caliph” of all Muslims, holding sway over huge areas of Iraq…

Baghdadi’s body disposed of at sea by US military

The body of Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea by the US military after he killed himself during the weekend raid on his Syrian hideout, a Pentagon source told AFP on Monday. No details were given on where or when the body was disposed of, but it paralleled the 2011…