Veteran Nollywood actor and lecturer, Prof. Ayo Akinwale is dead

Professor Ayo Akinwale, a prominent senior lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, is dead. The Professor died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. His death was confirmed in a statement by Prof. Abdulrasheed Adeoye, Dean, Faculty of Arts, of the university. He wrote, “TRANSITION TO HIGHER GLORY “If life is […]

Free Covid-19 tests available at Brussels Airport from today

Being tested for the coronavirus free of charge is possible at Brussels Airport from today, as the on-site Covid-19 testing centre opened its doors on Monday morning. Passengers returning from a red zone can be tested upon arrival with their text message prescription code, and will receive their test result within 24 hours. The tests […]

Belgian daily average rises by over 200 new coronavirus cases in a week

An average of 680.6 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 42% over the 7-day period from 4 to 10 September, and has been rising more rapidly than […]

Europe will see rise in coronavirus deaths in October and November, WHO says

October and November will be “tougher” in the face of the pandemic for Europe, the director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) European branch told AFP on Monday. “In October, November, we are going to see more mortality,” said Hans Kluge, as the number of registered cases in Europe soars. While the daily death toll […]

What changes on the new Belgian eID cards

Starting from Tuesday, the Belgian identity cards will change, first in a few pilot municipalities, then throughout the country. The new eID card will contain fingerprints, which is a controversial measure that was approved in November 2018, despite the Data Protection Authority advising against it. The fingerprints of the holder’s two index fingers will be […]

Fingerprint ID cards will be issued across Belgium by end of year

New identity cards including the holders’ fingerprints will begin being issued by all Belgian municipalities by the end of the year. The changes to Belgian identity cards were approved by the federal government in order to protect citizens against identity fraud schemes, Interior Minister Pieter De Crem said last year. Following the approval, a pilot […]

Over 307,000 new coronavirus infections registered worldwide on Sunday

A record number of 307,930 coronavirus cases were recorded on Sunday, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The biggest increases in infections were observed in India, the USA and Brazil. According to the WHO, 5,537 people died from the disease during this period, bringing the total number of deaths to 917,417. According to a […]

Rotary to build prostate cancer centre in Ogun

Rotarians in District 9110 are set to commission an ultra-modern test centre for prostate cancer in Ogun State as part of its social responsibility to help individuals suffering with the ailment. This was disclosed by the District Governor, Bola Oyebade, during his official visit to the Rotary Club of Agege on Wednesday. According to him, […]

End of the road for mystique Gana

Wednesday, September 8, marked the end of one of the most wanted militia leaders in the country, Terwase Akwaza, a.k.a Gana. He died in controversial circumstances, just as he had lived. One of the gang members of terror kingpin, identified as Aondehemba, had confided in a news medium that the late warlord got his power […]

Igbo President 2023 campaign groups join forces

Three major southeast groups campaigning for a President of Igbo extraction in 2023 have decided to join forces to enable the region realise its ambition. The South East is the only zone that has not produced a President since Nigeria returned to civil rule in 1999. At a meeting held in Uturu, Abia State, at […]

Unions shuts down Arik Air operations over 90% staff layoff

Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non payment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that unions included the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) […]

Football: Neymar among 5 stoppage-time red cards as Marseille beat PSG

Neymar was among five players sent off in stoppage time Sunday as Olympique de Marseille beat bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain for the first time in nine years. PSG star Neymar got a straight red in OM’s 1-0 win following an altercation with centre-half Alvaro Gonzalez at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Neymar was sent […]

As fires rage across US West Coast, LA mayor says Trump has head ‘in the sand’

Officials in West Coast states where record fires have killed 35 people accused President Donald Trump on Sunday of being in denial about climate change, as he and political rival Kamala Harris prepared to meet emergency workers in California. “This is climate change, and this is an administration that’s put its head in the sand,” […]

Japan ruling party elects Yoshihide Suga as PM successor

Japan’s ruling party on Monday elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister. Suga easily won the ballot, taking 377 of a total of 534 valid votes from Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers and regional representatives. His rivals, former […]

Japan’s Yoshihide Suga wins leadership race to succeed outgoing PM Shinzo Abe

Japan’s ruling party on Monday elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister. Suga easily won the ballot, taking 377 of a total of 534 valid votes from Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers and regional representatives. His rivals, former […]