As coronavirus cases rise, New York state declares emergency
The governor of New York on Saturday announced a state of emergency as the coronavirus continued to spread in the northeastern state, with 21 new cases.
New York's County to swear-in Nigerian-born Efekoro as lawmaker
Beroro Efekoro will become the first Nigerian-born lawmaker in the Albany County Legislature, New York after his swearing-in as a legislator on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in the United States. Efekoro is one of the ten incoming legislators of the 39-member body legislative chamber. The Nigerian-born lawmaker-elect defeated the incumbent Albany Democrat, Doug Bullock, in…
New York Lawmakers Wants To Ban "Virginity Tests" After T.I.'s Confession
Two female New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban the performance or supervision of "virginity tests", following T.I.'s confession that he takes his 18-year-old daughter Deyjah Harris to the gynecologist to "check her hymen". According to PageSix, Sen. Roxanne Persaud (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (D-Nassau), introduced the new legislation that would ban…
At least four dead in NYC shooting
At least four people died and three were wounded in a shooting at a social club in New York early Saturday, police said. No one has been arrested over the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn
World leaders meet in U.S. on access to health services
Ahead of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which begins today in New York, United States, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners have advised that an additional $200 billion (N70 trillion) should be invested...
Buhari, other leaders gather in New York to boost climate change action
Expectations are high within the global community as Heads of State, representatives from the private sector begin talks today in New York to combat the climate change crisis and dramatically reduce emissions over the next decade.
As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns
The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.
4 Must See Locations In ‘The Concrete Jungle’ New York
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States and also the most densely populated major city in the United States. New York City is one of the global hubs of international finance, politics, communications, film, music, fashion,…
Judge urges sacking for US policeman in choking death of black man
A US judge has recommended that a New York police officer accused of placing a black man in a banned chokehold just before his death five years ago should be fired, sources told AFP Friday.
US bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar
The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting temperatures close to or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).