The U.K.’s coronavirus plan focuses on delaying the peak of the outbreak

Subscribe to Fortune’s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on global business. Countries across Europe have closed schools, cancelled events, curtailed transport, and quarantined entire cities and regions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But one European nation has stood apart: Great Britain. The U.K. has so far […]

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Army hands over rescued kidnapped corp member in Taraba to NYSC –

The Nigeria Army on Thursday handed over a Corps member kidnapped by gunmen along Wukari-Jalingo road to the authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Mr David Markson, the NYSC state Coordinator in Taraba, confirmed the  handing over to Journalists in Jalingo. He said a corps member, Mr Okoye John, 28, serving in Benue […]

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Dow plummets 10%, the biggest one-day drop since 1987’s Black Monday

It’s a bear market out there. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 accelerated losses on Thursday, closing down roughly 10% and 9% down respectively. The S&P 500 joined the Dow in bear market territory, after the latter finally broke the 11-year bull run on Wednesday. For the Dow, it was the biggest one-day drop […]

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Oil falls more than 5% after Trump surprises with travel ban

Trump Oil prices fell, on Thursday fell more than five per cent after Donald Trump unexpectedly announced restrictions on travel from Europe, an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus after WHO described the outbreak as pandemic. The slump in oil is being compounded by the threat of a flood of cheap supply after Saudi […]

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NBA taking time to regroup during 30-day minimum suspension due to COVID-19 pandemic

The NBA’s suspension of games – its self-quarantine, if you will, against the spread of the new coronavirus – will last at least 30 days, Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday. Silver’s comments, in an interview on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show, confirmed an ESPN report Wednesday afternoon that NBA owners had encouraged the commissioner to […]

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A.I. startup accuses Facebook of stealing its software

An artificial intelligence startup has accused Facebook of stealing its software and reusing it in its own A.I. projects. Neural Magic said in lawsuit filed last week that a former employee, Aleksandar Zlateski, took trade secrets to Facebook when he joined the social networking giant in July 2019.  The startup claims that its stolen technology […]

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Okowa urges Nigerians to brace up for multiplier effects –

  Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (2nd left), Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu (2nd right), South, South NUJ Chairman, Comrade Eddy Ogwude (left), and the State Chairman,NUJ, Comrade Mike Ikeogwu (right), during the Governor’s 2020 1st quarter press briefing in Asaba. Thursday As the world battles […]

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Cindy Cone becomes first female president of U.S. Soccer Federation

Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization filed legal papers in a gender discrimination claiming women players had less physical ability and responsibility than men. His decision elevated former American midfielder Cindy Parlow Cone to become the first woman president in the history of the federation. […]

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Otuaro deserved Ambassador of Peace Award

By Etop Ekanem Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Independent Newspapers Limited have said Mr Kingsley Otuaro “richly deserved the Peace Ambassador of Niger Delta 2019” award recently conferred on him in Lagos. Writing on behalf of the management and Board of Editors of Independent Newspapers Limited, Steve Omanufeme, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief […]

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