BREAKING: Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo Elected New ECOWAS Chair

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has been elected the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS. Akufo-Addo was elected as the new ECOWAS Chair at the ongoing 57th Summit in Niamey, Republic of Niger. Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari had during the summit cautioned ECOWAS leaders not to […]

EFCC Arrests 3 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Abuja (PHOTOS)

The Abuja zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has arrested three suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for their alleged involvement in romance scam, identity theft and other internet-related fraud. The suspects, Ajayiton Harry (27), Okoro Daniel (28) and Oziegbe Precious Ehijele (27), […]

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Babalegba Is Dead

Late Baba Sala’s son, Adejumo Boisala Emmanuel took to Facebook to announce the demise of popular veteran Nollywood actor, Babalegba. The aged actor who has been sick for a while, finally gave up the ghost in the early hours of today, 7th of September at his abode in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Adejumo wrote “Alhaji Yekini […]

‘Corona fatigue’ and returning travellers caused new rise in infections

The increase in Belgium’s daily average of new coronavirus infections was inevitable, according to several experts, pointing to the people returning from holidays recently as well as what they call “corona fatigue.” After a week of stabilising infection figures, the number of new cases, as well as hospital admissions, have started going up again, according […]

Coronavirus: Belgian daily infection average starts rising again

An average of 470.4 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium during the past week, according to the latest figures by Sciensano on Monday. The trend of new infections per day increased by 9% over the 7-day period from 28 August to 3 September. The average number of new confirmed […]

Two arrested as hundreds gather against coronavirus measures in Brussels

Several people were fined and two arrested at a demonstration against coronavirus measures in Brussels which saw hundreds forego the mandatory use of masks and flout social-distance rules at the weekend. Around 350 people gathered at the foot of the Finance Tower in Brussels’ Northern Quarter, many without face masks and brandishing protest signs against […]

27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday. Receiving them, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who represented the Minister for Foreign Affairs, […]

Troops raid bandits’ camps, kill one, apprehend 4 in Benue, Nasarawa – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have raided some identified bandits’ camps in parts of Benue and Nasarawa states killing one and arresting four on Sunday. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Enenche said the operations were conducted by troops […]

Typhoon hits South Korea after triggering landslides in Japan (photos)

A powerful typhoon lashed South Korea on Monday after smashing into southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that left up to eight people dead or missing. More than 300,000 households were still without power Monday afternoon after Typhoon Haishen roared past Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, ripping off roofs and dumping half a […]

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said. The industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa’s […]

UK police arrest man over Birmingham mass stabbings

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the mass stabbings in Britain’s second city Birmingham that left one person dead and two critically wounded, police said Monday. The man was held on suspicion of murder and seven attempted murders that were carried out after midnight Saturday, West Midlands Police said. The suspect was […]

Tens of thousands of protesters flood Belarus streets putting pressure on Lukashenko (photos)

Demonstrators took to the streets of Minsk in their tens of thousands on Sunday. It marked the beginning of the fifth week of daily protests calling for Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s resignation in the wake of allegedly manipulated elections. Unrest broke out in Belarus after authoritarian leader Lukashenko, who has ruled the former Soviet nation […]

Brexit showdown looms as Britain threatens to undermine divorce treaty with EU

Brexit trade talks plunged into crisis on Monday after Britain warned the European Union that it could effectively override the divorce deal it signed unless the bloc agrees to a free trade deal by October 15. In one of the most startling turns of the four-year Brexit saga, Britain is reportedly planning new legislation that […]

Saudi king calls for ‘fair’ Palestinian solution in conversation with Trump

Saudi Arabia supports a “fair” solution for the Palestinian cause, King Salman has told Donald Trump in a phone call, as the US President praised the kingdom for opening its airspace to Israel-UAE flights. Saudi Arabia has said it will not follow the United Arab Emirates, which announced last month it would establish diplomatic ties […]

China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week — vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies Sinovac […]

India overtakes Brazil for world’s second most coronavirus cases

India overtook Brazil on Monday as the country with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, even as key metro train lines re-opened as part of efforts to boost the South Asian nation’s battered economy. India has emerged in recent weeks as the new global pandemic hotspot, although cases continue to soar across the […]