Ondo 2020: Why Akeredolu deserves re-election by Tinubu, APC governors (photos)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in their thousands on Saturday defied a heavy rain in Akure to storm the Akure Township Stadium for the campaign flag-off of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who is seeking a second term in office. Also at the rally were the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; APC National […]

‘Our nasty experiences with extortionist police’

The life of a young fashion designer, Taiwo Ayomide, ended in a tragic manner barely four days after he celebrated the recent Eid-el-Kabir in his Iragbiji hometown in Osun State. According to reports, the 20-year-old was beaten to death in the most brutal manner by a power-drunk policeman, Inspector Ago Egharevbe, in a bid to […]

‘How we killed nursing mothers, snatched their babies’

Two suspected members of a notorious child trafficking gang have told the police how they killed a mother of a three-month-old child, sold the baby and shared the proceeds before luck ran out on them shortly after. The duo, Mary Ishmael (68) and her foot soldier, 23-year-old Chinedu Nwachukwu, were among the 15 suspects paraded […]

Yoruba Elders Disagree As Leadership Crisis Deepens

• ‘Prof. Akintoye Leading Us Nowhere’ • He Remains Our Leader – Chief Ayorinde • Politicians Greatest Problem Of Yoruba Nation – Tola Adeniyi The leadership crisis rocking the Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural, self-determination, and advocacy groups in Nigeria and the Diaspora, deepened at the weekend as the […]

Coronavirus: Number of new cases rises slightly after downward turn

The number of new cases of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Belgium rose slightly, even as hospitalisations and deaths continued to go down, according to figures presented by the federal health institute Sciensano on Sunday. An average of 454 435.6 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium during the past week, […]

France records over 8,000 new Covid-19 cases for second day in a row

French health authorities reported 8,550 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, down from Friday’s record of 8,975. The number of people in France who have died from Covid-19 increased by 12 to 30,698, and the cumulative number of cases now totals 317,706, the health ministry said. Friday’s figure had set a new all-time high of […]

German foreign minister threatens Russia with sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Germany, the current head of the European Union, will discuss possible sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny if the Kremlin does not provide an explanation soon, its foreign minister said Sunday. Russian opposition leader Navalny fell ill on a flight last month and was treated in a Siberian hospital before being evacuated […]

Hezbollah, Hamas chiefs meet to discuss Israel-Arab ties

Leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas movement, both enemies of Israel, have met to discuss diplomatic normalisation between the Jewish state and Arab countries, a report said Sunday. They stressed the “stability” of the “axis of resistance” against Israel, the Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV channel reported, without saying where or when the meeting took […]

Tear gas, fire bombs as police declare Portland protest a ‘riot’

Police arrested dozens of people and used tear gas against hundreds of demonstrators in Portland late Saturday as the western US city marked 100 days since Black Lives Matter protests erupted against racism and police brutality. Police quickly declared the rally a “riot” after protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at them, and they responded with a […]

Ajibade Babalade, ex-Super Eagles defender, dies of cardiac arrest

A close family friend of the deceased said that the 48-year-old retired footballer passed away on Friday in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. “I can confirm to you that he died from cardiac arrest around 11am today,” the source said. “He was the one that drove himself to the hospital yesterday that he was not feeling […]