Lockdown Could Lead To 7 Million Unintended Pregnancies – UN

A new data by the United Nations has revealed that with the ongoing lockdowns and major disruptions to health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, there could be about seven million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. The data released on Tuesday by the UN Population Fund and partners estimated that the number of women unable […]

Deaths: Kano May Have Violated Tradition Through Emir Sanusi’s Removal –Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, on Wednesday said the Kano state government must look inwards and see if it has not violated the cultural tradition of the ancienstry through the banishment of the former Emir, Muhammad Sanusi II. Hundreds of people have died mysteriously in the state in the last one week […]

Kim health rumours spotlight succession in secretive North Korea

Seoul, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was last pictured centre stage at a key political meeting on April 11, but has been out of the country’s state media ever since. Now, after failing to appear at one of the secretive nation’s most important annual events, there is mounting speculation about his […]

UK has second-highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe, new figures show

The United Kingdom now has Europe’s second-highest official death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures on Wednesday that cover fatalities in all settings, including in nursing homes. Some 26,097 people died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus as of April 28 at 1600 GMT, Public Health England (PHE) said. That […]

Germany designates Hezbollah as terrorist group, conducts raids on suspects

Germany has banned all Iran-backed Hezbollah activity on its soil and designated it a terrorist organisation, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. Police also conducted early morning raids on mosque associations in four cities across Germany. Security officials believe up to 1,050 people in Germany are part of Hezbollah’s extremist wing. Israel and the United […]

European lockdowns could prevent 11,300 premature deaths due to pollution, study says

Improved air quality in Europe due to lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic has delivered health benefits equivalent to avoiding 11,300 premature deaths, according to a study published on Thursday. Researchers extrapolated the likely impact on diseases caused or made worse by air pollution, which has fallen dramatically as hundreds of millions of people have […]

France enters recession as GDP falls by record 5.8 percent in first quarter

France saw its sharpest economic contraction since World War II in the first quarter as a lockdown from mid-March left shops shuttered and consumers hunkered down at home, official data showed on Thursday. French gross domestic product shrank 5.8% in the quarter from the previous three months, the INSEE official statistics agency said. That marked […]

Covid-19: Nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods, report says

The sharp drop in global working hours due to the coronavirus means that nearly half of the global workforce – 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy – are in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed, the International Labour Organization warned on Wednesday. In its third report on how the pandemic is affecting workers […]

Belgian train stations to sell face masks from Monday

People travelling by rail in Belgium will be able to purchase fabric face masks and hydro-alcoholic gel in 80 stations across the country, La Libre Belgique reported on Thursday. Snack vending machines will be emptied in favour of the masks and gels. Belgium’s National Railway Company (SNCB) announced the measure at a meeting between management […]

Coronavirus: 111 new deaths, 178 hospital admissions in Belgium

660 new people have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, confirmed the Federal Public Health Service during a press conference on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 48,519. The total reflects all people in Belgium who have been infected, and includes […]

Adamawa Gov. Fintiri’s Mother Is Dead

Adamawa state governor Ahmadu Fintiri‘s mother, Hajia Fatimah Umar Badami is dead. Badami died today at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, after a protracted illness. In a statement from the Adamawa State Government, through the Director General of Media and Communication, Government House, Mr Solomon Kumangar, the deceased is survived by Governor Fintiri, four grandchildren, […]

Heal One Covid19 Patient, Get $1000 – Witches Association Slams Apostle Suleiman

Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries, Auchi, Edo State, has been challenged to heal anyone suffering from Covid-19. The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW) threw the challenge while promising a reward of athousand US dollars, if he succeeds. In a statement made available to newsmen today, the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement, […]

President Buhari Allegedly Appoints Dead Person

President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly appointed a dead person into the board of one the federal government agencies, the Federal Character Commission (FCC). Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed thirty-eight people to the board of the FCC. The President forwarded a letter to the Senate seeking approval for the appointment. The letter was read by Senate […]

Biafra: Is Nnamdi Kanu Dead?… ‘Igbos In Nigeria’ Mourn IPOB Leader

Is Nnamdi Kanu dead? Is the question on the lips of many as “Igbos in Nigeria” mourn the IPOB leader. Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is dead. This online news platform understands that the news of Nnamdi Kanu’s death first emerged on the micro-blogging […]

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Welcomes Baby After Surviving Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will have something to smile about after surviving coronavirus. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and his fiancée, Carrie Symonds have welcomed a new baby boy. Boris recently recovered from Coronavirus. BBC quoted their spokeswoman as saying that the mother and baby are, “doing very well”. Johnson was present throughout the birth, […]

Coronavirus: EU states want Brussels to suspend refunds for cancelled flights law

A dozen EU states will today call on Brussels to temporarily suspend a European law granting refunds for cancelled flights, Euronews understands. France and the Netherlands will spearhead the push, which is expected to come during a meeting of European transport ministers. The other countries behind the request are Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, […]

Coronavirus: people with obesity are affected worse

People with obesity are at a higher risk of being hit harder by the new coronavirus (Covid-19), said the Federal Public Health Service during the daily press briefing on Wednesday. “Obesity is certainly a risk factor for being affected more severely by the disease,” said virologist and inter-federal Covid-19 spokesperson Steven Van Gucht, adding that […]

Brussels Airlines suspends flights until at least 1 June

Brussels Airlines’ aircraft will remain on the ground for at least another two months, with 1 June the earliest possible date to resume regular flights, the airline announced on Wednesday. Previously, the airline had flagged 15 May for a possible restart, but after the most recent National Security Council, this seemed difficult to keep, with […]

Coronavirus: 170 new deaths, 174 hospital admissions in Belgium

525 new people have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, confirmed the Federal Public Health Service during a press conference on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 47,859. The total reflects all people in Belgium who have been infected, and includes […]

Coronavirus: Germany’s COVID-19 infection rate rises after lockdown lifted

The rate at which the coronavirus is spreading in Germany has increased following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Authorities say the “R” factor, which measures the average number of people that an infected person contaminates, is now close to the limit of target levels. It had been at around 0.7 on April 20th when Germany […]