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BBC Africa Eye went undercover to expose an ineffective and corrupt pension system in Nigeria, which leaves some elderly people sick and penniless, yet grants some politicians outrageous retirement packages. Reporter Yemisi Adagoke traveled to Cross River State to meet “Ghost Pensioners” – elderly people whom the state declared dead and deprived of their pensions. Some of them are forced to rely on financial support from their relatives and are subjected to dehumanising treatment from the state officials for petitioning for their pensions to be reinstated.

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Indian Premier League: 2021 competition suspended amid coronavirus outbreak in country

  • The number of new coronavirus infections in India passed 20 million on Tuesday with 357, 229 new cases reported in the latest 24-hour period.
  • IPL regular season was set to end on May 23 with qualifiers and eliminators to follow before the final on May 30.

The 2021 Indian Premier League has been suspended amid concerns over coronavirus levels in the country.

The number of new coronavirus infections in India passed 20 million on Tuesday with 357, 229 new cases reported in the latest 24-hour period, placing further strain on an already overwhelmed health system.

Three Australian cricketers – Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye – have already cut short their IPL season to head home, while India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a break to spend time with his family.

The regular season was set to end on May 23 with qualifiers and eliminators to follow before the final on May 30.

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Facebook is grappling with a decision on Trump's account

(CNN Business)The Facebook Oversight Board will announce its long-anticipated decision on the fate of former President Trump’s Facebook account at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, it announced Monday morning.

The Board said last month that it had received 9,000+ public responses concerning Trump’s indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook (FB) suspended Trump’s account following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and later referred that decision to the court-like Oversight Board, an independent body which has the power to reverse Facebook content decisions and set precedent for the company.

    Trump was suspended “indefinitely” from Facebook and Instagram on Jan. 7, a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 election results. Twitter and YouTube took similar steps, citing an ongoing risk of violence and incitement.

      “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote at the time.

      Later that month, Facebook asked the Oversight Board for a ruling on whether to let Trump’s suspension stand, saying the significance of the matter warranted its independent review.

      Treasury yields rise as economic reopening continues

      • March factory orders data is due out at 10 a.m. ET, along with May's IBD/TIPP economic optimism index.
      • An auction will be held Tuesday for $40 billion of 42-day bills.

      U.S. Treasury yields rose on Tuesday morning after several states further eased coronavirus restrictions.

      The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note advanced to 1.61% at 4 a.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose slightly to 2.29%. Yields move inversely to prices.

      Treasurys

      Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order on Monday that immediately suspends the state's remaining Covid-19 public health restrictions. Meanwhile, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will start to lift capacity restrictions on May 19.

      March factory orders data is due out at 10 a.m. ET Tuesday, along with May's IBD/TIPP economic optimism index.

      An auction will be held Tuesday for $40 billion of 42-day bills.

      — CNBC's Lauren Thomas contributed to this report.

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