Shops reopening ‘important step’ for Belgium’s economic recovery

The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) is happy with the final green light for the reopening of the shops on 11 May, it announced on Wednesday. “This is a new and important phase in the gradual recovery of the economy and thus in the further reduction of temporary unemployment,” the FEB said. According to […]

150 Travellers And Almajiri Children Intercepted In Kaduna By Security Operatives

No fewer than 150 travellers including Almajiri children travelling in three vehicles along the Abuja-Kaduna road have been intercepted by security operatives on Wednesday, May 6. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Human Resources and Social Development in the state, Hafsat Baba. Hafsat Baba disclosed that the travellers were trying to enter the state […]

FG Places Late Rashidi Yekini’s Mother On N10,000 Monthly Stipend

Alhaja Sikiratu, mother of late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini, has been placed on monthly stipend of N10,000 by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Olaitan Shittu, a representative of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on Wednesday at Ijagbo, near Offa in Kwara, when he donated Ramadan gifts on behalf […]

Driver robs, kills businesswoman who usually charter him for rides

The Ogun State Police command have arrested a commercial driver, who connived with his friend to kill a businesswoman, Evelyn Ebere, and made away with her N400,000. Gbenga Ogungbemi and his friend, Tosin Olobamoyo, allegedly murdered the victim while she was enroute to Ire-Ekiti to buy palm oil and dumped her corpse in a bush […]

Iran warns of ‘rising trend’ as virus cases top 100,000

Iran warned of a “rising trend” in its coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday as it said 1,680 new infections took its overall caseload beyond the 100,000 mark. The Islamic republic has struggled to contain the Middle East’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak since announcing its first cases in mid-February. Concerns were raised last month about the threat of […]

Russia reaches new virus milestone as cases top 165,000

Russia recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases for the fourth day in a row on Wednesday, surpassing Germany to become the country with the sixth-highest number of confirmed infections. Russia has emerged as a new hotspot for the virus and in recent days has been recording the highest number of new infections in Europe. […]

Coronavirus: Belgium reaches 50,781 confirmed cases

272 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 50,781. The total reflects all people in Belgium who have been infected, and includes […]

Ryanair’s O’Leary slams ‘state aid junkies Lufthansa and Air France’

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has told the EU’s transport chief to do something about flight refunds instead of “talking nonsense” about state aid. O’Leary’s ire stems from Brussels relaxing the rules amid the lockdown and allowing the likes of France to bail out airlines with which it has strong historic links. It comes amid a […]