British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express’, dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of movies ranging from “Bugsy Malone”, a gangster comedy featuring children armed with cream-shooting guns, to tense prison drama “Midnight Express”, has died aged 76, British media reported on Friday. Parker, who also directed “Fame”, “Evita”, “Mississippi Burning”, “The Commitments” and other successful movies, died on Friday after a lengthy […]

KLM announces 1,500 additional job cuts

Another 1,500 people are being dismissed from the Dutch airline KLM, it announces on Friday. This number is in addition to the 5,000 departures, including a voluntary departure scheme, retirement and temporary contracts that are terminated. “Prospects for the airline industry (…) are uncertain,” KLM said. “Different countries are now beginning to tighten their more […]

Mandatory from tomorrow: what you need to know about Belgium’s travel form

From tomorrow (Saturday), all travellers returning to Belgium will have to complete the government’s Passenger Locator Form before arrival in the country. From 1 August, anyone travelling abroad for more than 48 hours has to fill in the Passenger Locator Form online, before returning to Belgium, regardless of the means of transport used. The obligation […]

Car bomb blast in northeastern Syria kills at least five

A car bomb blast in northeastern Syria targeting a checkpoint manned by Turkish-backed forces has killed at least five people, according to Turkey’s state media. The bombing on Thursday in the village of Tal Halaf, near the border town of Ras al-Ain, also wounded 12 people, Anadolu Agency reported quoting local sources. Turkish forces and […]

3 Armed Robbers Who Tried To Rob A Bank In Oyo State, Caught And Set Ablaze

Three armed robbers were set ablaze by an angry mob in a failed bank robbery which occurred at First Bank. Three armed robbers were on Wednesday set ablaze by angry mob in a failed bank robbery which occurred at First Bank, Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State. The News Agency of Nigeria […]

Mr Olumide Akpata Emerges NBA New President

Lawyers in the country have elected Mr. Olumide Akpata as next President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA. The announcement was made at late Thursday, by Chairman of the NBA Electoral Committee, Taiwo Taiwo(SAN). Akpata won the election with over 50 percent of the total votes cast. His rivals for the office of NBA President […]

NAPTIP Shuts Port Harcourt Brothel Harbouring Underage Sex Workers

If you think that modern slavery does not exist in our world today, you are totally wrong, as Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest percentage of human trafficking activities in the world. To prevent this atrocity from happening in the country, the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) was […]

Soldier Reveals Why He Shot Senior Officer Who Recently Got Married Dead In Borno

Days after a soldier identified as Uzonna Maduabuchi killed a recently married Army Lieutenant in Bama, the reason why the private soldier killed his senior officer has surfaced. The Private Uzonna was embittered because his allowances were withheld and account blocked. Recall that the soldier, Maduabuchi on Tuesday morning fired at least five shots at […]

Nigerian Broadcaster, Willy Thomas, Is Dead

His death was confirmed by the former President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lanre Ogundipe. A Nigerian broadcaster and founder of Cowrie FM Radio Station, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Willy Thomas, is dead. Mr Thomas died in the early hours of Thursday. His death was confirmed by the former President of Nigeria Union of Journalists […]

Local production suffers continued contraction as PMI hits 44.9%

Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector has continued to reflect the sector’s weaknesses as regards production, new orders, and employment levels. According to the latest data released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), manufacturing PMI in the month of July stood at 44.9 index points, indicating contraction in the manufacturing sector for […]

Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after gall bladder surgery

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has left hospital after a 10-day stay where the 84-year-old underwent surgery to remove his gall bladder. A video released late on Thursday by state media showed the king walking steadily out of King Faisal hospital in the capital, Riyadh, followed by several aides and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

Vietnam takes rapid action to stem new COVID-19 outbreak

Vietnam has sprung into action to curb a new surge in coronavirus cases – after 45 new patients were counted on Friday. The country has notably managed to keep the pandemic under control within its borders, with no cases of local transmission detected for 99 days, from mid-April to mid-July. However, the virus reappeared last […]

Coronavirus: France sees first rise in intensive care cases since April

The number of patients with COVID-19 who are in intensive care in hospitals has increased for the first time since early April in France, where health officials have warned circulation of the virus remains “sustained”. The Directorate General of Health (DGS) announced on Thursday there had been an increase of one patient in the last […]

Economies slump as coronavirus cases reach 17 million globally

The scale of economic devastation from the pandemic was laid bare on Thursday as Western economies recorded historic slumps, just as resurgent caseloads forced many countries into agonising new trade-offs between health and financial stability. Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 17 million […]