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Diamond Platnumz and Ali Kiba On the Same Side for the First Time

Dodoma — Diamond Platnumz and AliKiba are known foes whose rivalry has been one of the major talking points in Tanzania and East Africa's...

Recuperating Nsibambi Upbeat As Covid-19 Ravages Egypt Clubs

Drawing inspiration from football people like Mikel Arteta (Arsenal), Juventus players Paulo Dybala, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi among others that have recovered from...

Culture Fund, EU Unveil Grants for Creative Sector

The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe, has unveiled grants worth more than US$117 000 to...

Buhari Most Followed African Leader On Twitter – Report

President Muhammadu Buhari is the most followed Sub-saharan African leader on Twitter with 3,121,169 followers, Burson Cohn and Wolfe (BCW), a global communications agency,...

Plans to Roll Out National Data Centers at Konza Technopolis at Advanced Stage

Nairobi — Plans are at an advanced stage to roll out services of the National Data Centre, located at KRonza Technopolis following the completion...

Baltic nations form human chains in support of Belarus protests

Thousands formed a human chain on Sunday in Lithuania, in a display of solidarity with protesters in Belarus on the 31st anniversary of the...

Learning pods and cardboard cubicles: US schools adapt to the pandemic

It's dinner time at Jaime Uitenbroek's house in Freedom, Wisconsin. She is taking the reporter's Zoom call from the kitchen, where she's slicing chicken...

Champions League: Bayern Munich crowned kings of Europe as Coman haunts PSG

Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 Bayern Munich, Estadio da Luz (Coman 59') A thrilling feast of attacking football it wasn’t, but a high-quality game was settled by...

JUST IN: Pasuma’s lead vocalist dies

Popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, has lost one of his lead vocalists, Shina Alao. Alao died on Thursday after a brief illness. Known for his...

Drew Uyi: My plans to change football narrative in Nigeria

Born in Birmingham-United Kingdom and bred in Benin City-Nigeria, Andrew Uyi Ogbomoide, better known as Drew Uyi is a fine blend of both worlds.  ...

Three teens die in midnight crash

Three teens, Unuayefe Wenena, Miracle Alex and Sofia Agido, have died in a midnight crash on Sunday. The victims are 18, 14 and 18 years...

Shareholders approve Japaul’s $70m capital raising

Shareholders of Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc have approved major resolutions authorising the company to change it name, reconstruct its share capital and...

Pondei won’t face panel again, says Gbajabiamila

Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Kemebradikumo Pondei will no longer appear before the House of Representatives panel probing him...

What Africa, approaching a million cases, is doing to fight coronavirus

(Reuters) - The World Health Organization has warned the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm strained public health systems in Africa. On Wednesday, the continent was...

Tanzania opposition names presidential candidate who survived shooting

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A politician who survived being shot 16 times in an apparent assassination attempt will challenge Tanzania’s president in October...

Ukraine reports record jump in coronavirus cases

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine recorded a record daily jump of 1,271 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the council of security and defence said. The number...

‘It came alive:’ Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

(Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA’s first crew to fly a privately...

Australia suffers record coronavirus deaths, triggering tighter curbs

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia reported a record 15 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, all in Victoria state, which was preparing to close much of...

Hyundai Donates N35m PPEs to Nigeria

By Bennett Oghifo Hyundai Motor Company has donated 27,000 personal Protection equipment (PPEs) worth N35 million to Nigeria to assist front-line medical workers and the...

Nigeria’s Biggest Philanthropist, Femi Otedola Celebrates Father’s Posthumous Birthday

Outside Femi Otedola, the number of men of wealth and affluence who have managed to retain a garment unsoiled with theft and swindling can...

Qatar to Resume Flights to Lisbon

Qatar Airways is set to resume four weekly flights to Lisbon, Portugal, from August 14, 2020. The flights would be operated by the airline’s...

Domestic Flight Operations Resume in 14 Airports, Says Sirika

By Kasim Sumaina The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Sunday announced that 14 airports across the country had resumed full domestic flight operations. Sirika, who...

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Three teens die in midnight crash

Three teens, Unuayefe Wenena, Miracle Alex and Sofia Agido, have died in a midnight crash on Sunday. The victims are 18, 14 and 18 years...

Gunmen abduct nursing mothers, babies, others in Kaduna hotel

Gunmen had stormed a hotel in Damishi village of Chikun local government of Kaduna State and abducted six people including two nursing mothers and...

Rotarians plant tree, beautify Lagos school

As Rotarians across the world mark the World Tree Planting Day with month-long events, members of the Rotary Club of Ewutuntun, District 9110, have...

Falana seeks prosecution of motorcyclist over alleged rape in Ekiti

A non-governmental organization, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, (WELA) has appealed to police authorities in Ekiti State to act appropriately in the rape case...

Photos, Video: Again, fire guts Marian Market in Calabar

The popular Eka Ika Oqua market (Marian Market) along Marian road is at the moment on fire as traders scamper for safety while trying...

Vigilante risks arrest over illegal cell operation in Anambra markets

Anambra Vigilante Group, AVG have warned operators of illegal cells or detention facilities of any form in the markets, communities and other places to...

Foundation donates computers to Little Saints Orphanage

Love And Oneness (LAO Foundation), founded by actress Linda Osifo, has made donations of seven sets of computers to the Little Saints Orphanage, Shasha,...

Tragedy averted as another tanker falls in Lagos

A yet-to-be-identified tanker driver moving a diesel-laden tanker within Lagos State, on Thursday, lost control of the loaded vehicle around New Road bus stop...

1 killed as suspected cultists clash in Delta

A 30-year-old man, Sholaye Timothy Mesarawon, has been attacked and killed by suspected cultists. The incident which caused serious tension in the area occurred at...

Osun farmer seeks assistance as wife gives birth to triplets

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo A 33-year-old farmer in Ipetumodu, Ife-North Local Government Area of Osun State, Israel Awojobi, has sought help from Nigerians to take care...

3 Benue gunmakers nabbed in Lagos while waiting for customers

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of Lagos State Police Command have arrested three Benue State gunmakers, who allegedly supply weapons to robbery...

Police arrest monarch, pastors for alleged kidnapping, rape in Imo

A traditional ruler in Awara community in Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo State, Eze Andrew Okwuegbunwa and a pastor, Caleb Agu of Umuoni...

60-year-old man to be stoned to death for raping minor in Kano

A man identified as Mati Abdu, has been sentenced to death by stoning for raping a minor in Kano State. The Upper Shariah Court sitting...

Delta returns 15-year-old girl trafficked to Akwa Ibom for prostitution

Matthew Ochei, Asaba The Delta State Government has returned a 15-year-old girl trafficked for child prostitution to her family in Akwa Ibom State. The victim was...

Insect can escape after being eaten by frog, scientists find

The insect Regimbartia attenuata can escape even after being devoured by certain species of frog, among them Pelophylax nigromaculatus, Japanese ecologist Shinji Sugiura of...

Oil Prices Drop As Surge In COVID-19 Hits Fuel Demand

 Oil prices dipped yesterday as a surge of COVID-19 around the globe raised fears a rebound in fuel demand would stutter just as major...

NEMA sensitizes Kaduna communities over flood

Following predictions by NiMET that 2020 will witness heavy rainfall with potential flood threats, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North West Zone on...

One dies in Ogun gas explosion

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta One person has been burnt to death following a gas explosion in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. The gas explosion occurred on Sunday at...

Gunmen kidnapped man identified as Ekpenyong Ita

Some gunmen have kidnapped a man, identified as Mr. Ekpenyong Ita, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, while he was returning from a friend’s house. Mr. Ita...

Police arrest serial rapist in Delta

Operatives of Delta State Police Command have nabbed a 33-year-old alleged serial rapist following a manhunt. The alleged rapist was identified as Dominic Daniel Okwekwe,...

Why we can’t meet striking doctors’ demands, by Ekiti government

The Ekiti State government has said that it cannot meet the demands of its striking doctors due to the global economic challenges occasioned by...

NIRSAL Facilitates Over N105bn Loans Across Agricultural Value Chain

ABUJA  – The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), yesterday disclosed that from its inception, that over N105 billion has been...

Niger State Police parades four armed robbery, kidnap, fraud suspects

Niger State Police Command has arrested four suspects from various parts of the state for alleged armed robbery, kidnapping, fraud from various parts of...

Police nab three suspected robbers in Bayelsa

Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Police Command, on Sunday, arrested three suspected armed robbers. A statement by the spokesman for the command, Mr Asinim Butswat,...

Police parade pastor who impregnated two sisters in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday paraded a 57-year old Prophet of the Church of the Lord of Israel, Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, who impregnated...

22-year-old drowns in Kano

Malam Saidu Mohammed, the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, made this known in a statement to newsmen in Kano on Sunday. According to...

Nigeria

Buhari Most Followed African Leader On Twitter – Report

President Muhammadu Buhari is the most followed Sub-saharan African leader on Twitter with 3,121,169 followers, Burson Cohn and Wolfe (BCW), a global communications agency,...

Pondei won’t face panel again, says Gbajabiamila

Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Kemebradikumo Pondei will no longer appear before the House of Representatives panel probing him...

Nigeria’s Biggest Philanthropist, Femi Otedola Celebrates Father’s Posthumous Birthday

Outside Femi Otedola, the number of men of wealth and affluence who have managed to retain a garment unsoiled with theft and swindling can...

Domestic Flight Operations Resume in 14 Airports, Says Sirika

By Kasim Sumaina The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Sunday announced that 14 airports across the country had resumed full domestic flight operations. Sirika, who...

Internet Scam : UNIPORT Disowns Students Arrested By EFCC

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has disowned the four students arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged internet...

Emir Sanusi Arrives Kaduna In First Visit To North After Deposition

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has arrived Kaduna state more than five months after he was deposed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje...

Breaking: Suspected Oyo Serial Killer Shodipe Rearrested

The Oyo State Police Command has rearrested the suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe. The Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi confirmed the development ...

Aisha Buhari Returns From Dubai, Thanks Flight Captain, Crew For Averting Air Mishap

Nigeria’s First Lady and Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari says her flight back from Dubai onboard a presidential aircraft was very turbulent...

First Lady, Aisha Buhari Commends Flight’s Captain, Crew For Averting Plane Crash

Nigeria’s first lady and Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has confirmed the flight incident that nearly claimed her life and that of...

Global groups write Justice Salami, want public access to Magu’s trial

The exit of former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) will affect the anti-corruption profile of Nigeria in the international community, notable transparency...

We are more determined than ever to fight corruption – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration remains committed to the fight against corruption. The president spoke at the graduation of the National Defence College...

Edo guber: Wike writes off APC’s candidate, Ize-Iyamu

By Jethro Ibileke Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that the All Progressives...

Lagos takes 67% lead as NCDC confirms over 600 new COVID-19 cases

Nigeria’s coronavirus infection rate recorded a new high for the month of August on Saturday, with 601 infections confirmed in 20 states and the...

Edo 2020: It’s time for Orhionmwon LGA to produce Governor – Ize-Iyamu

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate for the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo, says it is the turn of Orhiomwon Local Government Council to...

Zimbabwe president signs law allowing pregnant girls to continue in school

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed a law barring government schools from excluding girls, who fall pregnant, from attending lessons. Teachers are also no longer...

COVID-19: I’ve forgiven those who wished me dead – Ikpeazu

The governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Saturday in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state, organised a special thanksgiving ceremony in...

PDP accuses Gbajabiamila of frustrating graft investigation

Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday decried the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the House of Representatives to...

IGP Adamu commends Oyo Police Command over the rearrest of alleged killer

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has commended the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu and his Team...

Gunmen kill wife of Chief Imam in Kogi

The assailants macheted their victim as parnick striken villagers ran for safety. It was said to be the first time they would witness such...

Supreme Court hears Kogi guber tussle on Tuesday

The battle over who is the authentic Governor of Kogi State may be laid to rest next Tuesday, 25th August. The Supreme Court has fixed...

Killers of village head, Immigration officer arrested in Nasarawa

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the Police has arrested the killers of the Village Head of Odu community in Nasarawa Local Government...

NOSDRA, Agip investigate oil leak at Azuzuama, Bayelsa

National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) say they are jointly investigating an oil leak from Ship’s...

Oshiomhole has hijacked campaigns, will make our party lose Edo —APC Governors Forum

THE Progressive Governors Forum on Friday said former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, could cause the party to...

World

Culture Fund, EU Unveil Grants for Creative Sector

The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe, has unveiled grants worth more than US$117 000 to...

Baltic nations form human chains in support of Belarus protests

Thousands formed a human chain on Sunday in Lithuania, in a display of solidarity with protesters in Belarus on the 31st anniversary of the...

Learning pods and cardboard cubicles: US schools adapt to the pandemic

It's dinner time at Jaime Uitenbroek's house in Freedom, Wisconsin. She is taking the reporter's Zoom call from the kitchen, where she's slicing chicken...

What Africa, approaching a million cases, is doing to fight coronavirus

(Reuters) - The World Health Organization has warned the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm strained public health systems in Africa. On Wednesday, the continent was...

Tanzania opposition names presidential candidate who survived shooting

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A politician who survived being shot 16 times in an apparent assassination attempt will challenge Tanzania’s president in October...

Ukraine reports record jump in coronavirus cases

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine recorded a record daily jump of 1,271 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the council of security and defence said. The number...

‘It came alive:’ Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

(Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA’s first crew to fly a privately...

Australia suffers record coronavirus deaths, triggering tighter curbs

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia reported a record 15 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, all in Victoria state, which was preparing to close much of...

Eight still missing after US Marine amphibious vehicle sinks

Eight military personnel remained missing at sea Friday nearly a full day after a US Marine amphibious assault vehicle sank in deep water off...

Our Culture Should Evolve, Not Condemned- Latchenko

LAGOS- Captured in his recent post on Instagram, a young, shrewd Public Relations Consultant, Demola Lawal, better known as Latchenko shared how he traced...

Over 40 Persons Killed In Monsoon-Triggered India Landslide

  At least 43 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide triggered by monsoon rains swept away dozens of tea estate workers in southwestern...

US Hits 5 Million COVID-19 Cases As Trump Is Criticised Over Relief Package

  The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution...

Air India Express crash: Investigators find black box data

Flight data recorders have been recovered from the wreckage of a Boeing 737 which crash-landed in India on Friday. Both pilots are among 18 dead...

Several killed in Czech apartment building fire, suspect arrested

A fire at a high-rise apartment block in the Czech Republic killed 11 people, including three children and five other people who jumped to...

Lebanon PM Hassan Diab to call for early vote after port blast

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said he will request an early parliamentary election in a bid to defuse a worsening crisis following a...

Venezuela: Punishment for breaking lockdown rules

Venezuela's government is being accused of taking punishing measures against people who break quarantine rules imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the prolonged...

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship

Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to create makeshift oil spill barriers...

China approves human testing for coronavirus vaccine grown in insect cells

BEIJING - China has approved human testing for a potential coronavirus vaccine cultivated within insect cells, local government in the southwestern city of...

UK records 1,288 new COVID-19 cases – government data

LONDON - The United Kingdom recorded 1,288 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, up from 1,033 a day earlier, government figures showed. Eighteen people...

Plane carrying Kremlin critic Navalny arrives in Germany – flight tracking data

BERLIN - An ambulance aircraft carrying gravely ill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny landed at Berlin’s Tegel airport on Saturday morning, according to flight tracking...

New virus restrictions come in force in two Spanish regions

MADRID: New restrictions to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, including the closure of discos and a partial ban on smoking outdoors, went...

Tensions rise in Thailand ahead of fresh pro-democracy protest

BANGKOK: Protesters were set to rally in Bangkok Sunday against the government as tensions rose in the kingdom after the arrest of three activists...

Trump’s younger brother dies: White House

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert died on Saturday after being hospitalized for an undisclosed illness, the US president said in a statement mourning...

Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

MOSCOW: Russia reported 4,969 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing its nationwide tally to 922,853, the fourth highest caseload in the world. Russia’s coronavirus...

Portland police declare riot, push protesters from building

PORTLAND, Oregon: A riot was declared in Oregon’s biggest city as protesters demonstrated outside a law enforcement building early Sunday, continuing a nightly ritual...

LIVE: Bayern 1-0 up in Champions League final against PSG

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) face...