Dr. Bonnie Henry is taking over Hollywood actress
Dr. Bonnie Henry is taking over Hollywood actress Olivia Munn's social media accounts for a day - CBC.ca
Dr. Bonnie Henry will be featured primarily on Olivia Munn's Instagram account on Tuesday, as part of a campaign that has celebrities hand over accounts to medical experts.
Actress Olivia Munn is set to share her social media platforms with British Columbia's provincial health officer for a day to talk about COVID-19. Dr. Bonnie Henry will be featured primarily on Munn's Instagram account on Tuesday as part of the ONE World Campaign's #PassTheMic initiative. The campaign is from ONE, a global movement aimed at ending extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030. The non-partisan ONE movement was co-founded by U2 lead vocalist Bono. The ONE World Campaign is "demanding solidarity and collective action against COVID-19 from leaders across the planet.'' The #PassTheMic initiative has seen various celebrities hand their social media channels over to medical experts and front-line workers to explain how we can beat the pandemic. Munn is known for roles on "The Newsroom'' and "X-Men: Apocalypse.'' Other celebrity #PassTheMic participants include actors Julia Roberts, Danai Gurira, and Hugh Jackman. Medical and policy experts who've signed on include top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Tsion Firew of Columbia University, and Nigeria's former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.
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Obaseki clinches PDP ticket, to face Ize-Iyamu in election - TheCable
Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2020 governorship election. He polled a total of 1,952 votes to win the
Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2020 governorship election. He polled a total of 1,952 votes to win the party’s primary election which held in Benin on Thursday. A total of 2,234 delegates from the 192 wards and 18 local government areas of the state participated in election with Obaseki as the only candidate on the ballot. Three aspirants had backed out of the contest and endorsed him. Announcing the result of the shadow election, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi and chairman of the Edo primary election committee, declared Obaseki winner of the contest, saying he polled 90 percent of the available votes. While reacting to his victory, Obaseki thanked all those who made it possible. “I express my heartfelt gratitude to our great party, the @OfficialPDPNig, the leaders, delegates, members and all Edo people for the opportunity to fly the party’s flag in the forthcoming governorship election. God bless you all,” he said. Obaseki was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2016 and had indicated interest in seeking his reelection race on the party’s platform but he was disqualified. Subsequently, he resigned his membership of the party and moved to PDP. He will now face Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his old PDP opponent, in the election. Ize-Iyamu, who is believed to having the backing of Adams Oshiomhole, a former national chairman of the party, clinched the APC ticket earlier in the week.
Nigeria faces worst recession in 40 years, says W'Bank - The Punch
Nike Popoola The collapse in oil prices resulting from COVID-19 pandemic is expected to plunge the Nigerian economy into a severe economic recession, the worst since the 1980s, the World Bank has ...
Nike Popoola The collapse in oil prices resulting from COVID-19 pandemic is expected to plunge the Nigerian economy into a severe economic recession, the worst since the 1980s, the World Bank has said. The bank stated this in its latest Nigeria Development Update report released on Thursday. The report, titled Nigeria in times of COVID-19: Laying foundations for a strong recovery, estimated that Nigerias economy would likely contract by 3.2 per cent in 2020. It said, This projection assumes that the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria is contained by the third quarter of 2020. If the spread of the virus becomes more severe, the economy could contract further. It stated that before COVID-19, the Nigerian economy was expected to grow by 2.1 per cent in 2020, which meant that the pandemic had led to a reduction in growth by more than five percentage points. The macroeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would likely be significant, even if Nigeria managed to contain the spread of the virus, it added. It stated that oil represented more than 80 per cent of Nigerias exports, 30 per cent of its banking-sector credit, and 50 per cent of the overall government revenue. With the drop in oil prices, government revenues were expected to fall from an already low eight per cent of Gross Domestic Product in 2019 to a projected five per cent in 2020. The bank stated, This comes at a time when fiscal resources are urgently needed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and stimulate the economy. It noted that the pandemic had also led to a fall in private investment due to greater uncertainty, and was expected to reduce remittances to Nigerian households. The remittances in recent years had been larger than the combined amount of foreign direct investment and overseas development assistance. World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, stated, While the long-term economic impact of the global pandemic is uncertain, the effectiveness of the governments response is important to determine the speed, quality, and sustainability of Nigerias economic recovery. Besides immediate efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and stimulate the economy, it will be even more urgent to address bottlenecks that hinder the productivity of the economy and job creation. The report showed that the human cost of COVID-19 could be high. Beyond the loss of life, it added, the COVID-19 shock alone was projected to push about five million more Nigerians into poverty in 2020. Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: [email protected]