APC, Edo set for showdown as gov primary holds today

The All Progressives Congress and the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration in Edo State are set for a showdown over the APC primary election holding today (Monday) in the 192 wards of the state. The Edo State APC governorship election committee headed by the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, which on Sunday released guidelines for the […]

Trump planned stopping $1.5bn aid to Nigeria –Ex-NSA

A former United States National Security Adviser says President Donald Trump once argued that the $1.5bn aid given to Nigeria annually should be stopped, while funding for military operations in Afghanistan and Syria should be cut. The former NSA, John Bolton, stated this in his highly anticipated book titled, ‘In the Room Where It Happened’. […]

Workers are paid peanuts, senators earn luxury wages – Ndume

A former Senate Leader, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army in the 9th National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, declared on Sunday that federal lawmakers and other highly placed public officers were earning luxury wages to the detriment of Nigerian masses. He said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a former governor of the Central […]

Coronavirus in Africa: 306,390 cases; 8,116 deaths; 146,337 recoveries

There are now more than over 300,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic. According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the […]

Africa’s coronavirus cases pass 300,000 with 8,100+ deaths

Africa’s case load passed the 300,000 mark late Sunday according to statistics by the John Hopkins University tracker. As of 07:30 GMT of June 22, the figure had reached 306,000 with 8,116 deaths. The active cases were at 151,937 with recoveries at 146,337. The continent’s most impacted remains South Africa whose tallies are almost a […]

AU sanctions South Sudan over $9m membership debt

The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body over failure to honour its financial obligations over the past three years. A letter from the country’s mission in Ethiopia to the Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed the development saying the amount in question came up to over 9 million dollars. The Xinhua News […]

Riots in Stuttgart, Germany, leave dozens arrested and injured

A routine drug arrest in the German city of Stuttgart erupted into violent riots and widespread looting on Saturday night, leaving 24 rioters arrested and 19 police officers injured, said city authorities. Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn condemned the riots, calling the violence “unacceptable,” and reiterating his support for law enforcement. The riots had crossed a […]

EU, China summit to cool tensions over coronavirus, Hong Kong

The European Union and China will seek to cool tensions on Monday at a video summit, their first formal talks since ties soured over European accusations that Beijing had spread disinformation about the novel coronavirus. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel – the EU’s chief executive and chairman […]

US coronavirus deaths near 120,000

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 183,020 in a 24-hour period. The biggest increase was from North and South America with more than 116,000 new cases. Brazil officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths, with 50,617 deaths as of Sunday. It has 1,085,038 total number of […]

Libya: GNA calls Egypt’s military threat ‘declaration of war’

Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has denounced Egypt’s warning of military intervention in Libya, labelling it a “declaration of war”. On Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warned that if pro-GNA forces advanced on the strategic city of Sirte – some 450 kilometres (280 miles) east of the capital Tripoli – it could […]