Belgian Red Devils face Iceland tonight despite Covid-19 case on their squad

Belgium’s national football squad will play against Iceland tonight in the UEFA Nations League despite Bruges centre-back Brandon Mechele’s positive coronavirus test on Sunday. The Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) on Monday announced that “following the positive test at Covid-19 of Club Bruges player Brandon Mechele, all Belgian Red Devils and the staff will be […]

Belgian new coronavirus infections rise for third day in a row

An average of 479.4 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 Tuesday. The trend of new infections per day increased by 7% over the 7-day period from 29 August to 4 September. This is the third day in […]

Ruiz Loss ‘highlighted everything I’d been concerned about,’ says Joshua

Anthony Joshua suffered the heavyweight shocker of the century when Andy Ruiz knocked him out last June. Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) immediately saved face and regained his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO titles in December during a rematch with Ruiz. The 30-year-old reflected on his whirlwind 2019 and admitted there were plenty of learnings to […]

Inter-religious council, Adeboye urge review of CAMA 2020

The Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, have urged the review of the Companies and Allied Matter Act (CAMA) 2020 by the National Assembly following the opposition thrown up by the piece of legislation. The council, co-chaired by the President General of the […]

Knock, kudos greet Buhari’s defence of fuel, electricity tariff hike

Varied reactions, yesterday, greeted President Muhammadu Buhari’s warning of dire consequences if the country failed to end subsidy and fixing of the price for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. Reactions to the President’s statement came as two power outages temporarily disrupted a joint press conference by three cabinet ministers, who sought to […]

Buhari cautions against tenure elongation as Akufo-Addo emerges new ECOWAS chair

President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned sub-regional leaders against elongating their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits. Presenting Nigeria’s General Statement at the 57th Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government in Niamey, Niger Republic, yesterday, he equally urged his colleagues to ensure free and fair elections. […]

Britain will be ready for a no-deal exit on December 31, says David Frost

The European Union needs to be “more realistic about the UK’s status as an independent country” in talks over its future relationship with Europe, according to Britain’s Brexit negotiator, David Frost. Frost was speaking in a statement released by 10 Downing Street ahead of talks between Frost and Barnier on Tuesday. “I will sit down […]

Wildfires burn through California amid record-breaking heat wave

Three large wildfires continued to burn in California as a record-breaking heat wave lingered across large swaths of the western United States on Monday. The Creek Fire, which has engulfed the Fresno area in central California and caused the emergency evacuation over the weekend of more than 200 people vacationing at a popular reservoir, was […]

Cameroon announces elections in December, despite unrest in anglophone regions

Cameroon’s veteran leader Paul Biya on Monday announced the country’s first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority. The indirect elections on December 6 in the country’s 10 regions will put in place councils provided for in a 1996 constitution in a move […]

EU hobbled over sanctions against Russia in response to Navalny poisoning

European countries have threatened sanctions on Russia over the alleged nerve agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but a concerted decision will be tough to reach given the interests at stake. Western governments are united — at least in outrage — over the latest in a long line of assassination attempts against critics of […]

Belarus opposition figure Kolesnikova detained at Ukraine border

One of Belarus’s leading opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova has been detained while trying to cross into Ukraine, border officials said Tuesday. Kolesnikova was detained while attempting to cross overnight with two other members of the opposition’s Coordination Council who were able to pass through to Ukraine, Anton Bychkovsky, a spokesman for the State Border Committee, […]

Court Remands Seven In Prison Over Kidnap Of Akewugbagold’s Twin Children (photos)

Seven people allegedly involved in the kidnap of twins of an Ibadan based Islamic scholar, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold have been remanded on Monday by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan. The seven defendants were charged for conspiracy, kidnapping and keeping kidnapped victims in their house. The defendants were identified as Mohammed Bashir, Oyeleye […]