Doctors begin nationwide strike on Monday

RESIDENT doctors across the country are set to commence an indefinite strike beginning on Monday, 7th of September 2020, as the government has failed to fulfil its sundry promises pertaining to the overall welfare of healthcare workers in the country. Apart from citing the non-payment of the outstanding salary shortfall of 2014, 2015, 2016, the […]

Ghana to review $1m levy on Nigerian traders

GHANA may have soft-pedaled on the imposition of $1million capital base for foreigners, including Nigerians, doing business in that country. The change of heart came at a peace meeting in Accra between President Nana Akufo-Addo and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives. At the meeting was the Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament, Mike Oquaye, […]

Nigeria @60: Saraki, Fayemi, Abiodun throw weight behind compendium

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Governors Kayode Fayemi and Dapo Abiodun of Ekiti and Ogun states respectively have thrown their weight behind the trans-generational compendium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria. The book, entitled Nigeria @60: Foremost Nigerians of the Last 60years, is written by former Society Editor of Thisday, Lanre Alfred. […]

$9.6b judgment: UK court spots $700,000 bribes in P&ID contract

A United Kingdom Commercial Court said on Friday there was evidence of $700,000 (N301 million) bribe in the purported Gas Supply and Processing Agreement between the Federal Government and the Irish firm, Process and Industrial Developments (P & ID). The court granted the federal government more time to appeal against the $9.6 billion arbitral award […]

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine: Trial results ‘encouraging but small’, say experts

A report by The Lancet medical journal on a COVID-19 vaccine developed and tested in Russia says it has shown promising results, but adds that more work is needed. In trials so far, the experimental Sputnik V vaccine has elicited an immune response and has brought no adverse side effects, according to Russian researchers. Doctors […]

Beirut blast: hope dwindles in search for possible survivor under rubble

Rescuers on Saturday morning continued digging through the rubble of a building in Beirut after sensors detected possible signs of life, despite hopes of finding anyone fading. “The search has been ongoing since the day before yesterday, but the chances (of finding someone) are very low”, the director of operations for the Lebanese Civil Defence, […]

Serbia and Kosovo agree to normalise economic ties at US-brokered talks

Former foes Kosovo and Serbia agreed Friday to normalise economic relations in a US-brokered deal that the administration of President Donald Trump touted as a major diplomatic success — but which leaves political normalisation on hold. The two sides signed a statement in the White House Oval Office committing to a raft of measures to […]

Mali’s military junta opens talks on transition to civilian rule

Mali’s military junta will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule after mounting pressure from neighbours to yield power in the weeks since it overthrew the nation’s leader. The West African country has long been plagued by chronic instability, a simmering jihadist revolt, ethnic violence and endemic corruption, prompting a […]

Coronavirus: Belgium’s indicators continue their downward trend

The main indicators of the progress of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Belgium are still going down, but the rate of decline appears to be slowing, according to figures presented by the federal health institute Sciensano on Saturday. An average of 445 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium during the […]