‘Killing Of Christians’: MURIC Slams CAN And Trump For Questioning Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, Tuesday 9th September, 2020, recalled that President Donald Trump of the United States (US) asked him during his visit to the US in 2018 why he was killing Christians. Reacting to this incident, the Nigerian Muslim rights group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused the Christian Association of Nigeria of selling […]

Covid-19 infections mostly happen at work and at school, research shows

People contract Covid-19 mainly at work and at school, according to an investigation by the Flemish Care and Health Agency relayed Thursday by Het Laatste Nieuws. There was an average of 509.71 coronavirus infections per day in Belgium between 31 August and 6 September, an increase of 15% compared to the previous seven-day period, according […]

Russia protests Germany’s ‘accusations and ultimatums’ on Navalny

Russia on Wednesday issued a strong protest to Germany over the alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, denouncing what it said were baseless claims and warning of a major risk to diplomatic ties. The foreign ministry in Moscow said it had summoned German ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr and protested “unfounded accusations and ultimatums […]

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 176 new cases, total infections now 55,632

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 176 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) bringing the nation’s total infections to 55,632. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. It said that 176 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in the country on Sept. 9. The […]

Doctors’ strike: FG approves additional N8.9bn for June COVID-19 hazard allowance

The Federal Government has approved additional N8.9 billion to pay up the large chunk of the June 2020 COVID-19 allowance to all Medical Health Workers in the country. Sen Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment disclosed this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the end of the meeting between the […]

Nigeria abandons Vision 20:2020, dreams Agenda 2050

Realising its inability to meet Vision 20:2020 goals years after the country embarked on an ambitious agenda to be among the top 20 economies in terms of GDP size, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja, inaugurated National Steering Committee to oversee and actualise Nigeria Agenda 2050 and Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP). Evidence before […]

Montenegro’s future is in the EU, says prime minister-in-waiting Zdravko Krivokapic

To illustrate how he sees his role as Montenegro’s prime minister-in-waiting after the shock defeat of the country’s dominant Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) in last month’s elections, Zdravko Krivokapic turns to the Old Testament and King Solomon. As Jerusalem burned, Krivokapic says, its citizens passed buckets of water along a line to extinguish the […]

Trump intentionally downplayed Covid-19 despite knowing dangers, says new book

President Donald Trump talked privately about the severity of the coronavirus threat even as he was telling the nation the virus was no worse than the seasonal flu and insisting the government had it totally under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s […]

George Bizos, anti-apartheid icon who defended Mandela, dies aged 92

George Bizos, an anti-apartheid icon and renowned human rights lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela on treason charges for which he escaped the death penalty, died on Wednesday aged 92. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the rights lawyer’s passing during an online media briefing. “This is very sad for our country,” he said. Bizos died of natural […]

China says US envoy’s Twitter account hacked, after sex video ‘like’

China’s embassy in London has angrily demanded that Twitter investigate what it says was a hack on its ambassador’s official account, which “liked” a pornographic video. The video remained on the “liked” section of Liu Xiaoming’s account for over an hour on Wednesday, attracting a stream of comments and reactions before being taken down. “Some […]

US wildfires destroy towns, turn deadly as they rage across West Coast

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in Oregon have all but destroyed five small towns, leaving a potentially high death toll in their wake, the governor said on Wednesday, as initial casualty reports began to surface. Hundreds of miles away in northern California, three fatalities were confirmed on Wednesday from a lightning-sparked conflagration that […]