Belgium breaks 700 new coronavirus cases per day

An average of 746.3 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 51% over the 7-day period from 5 to 11 September, meaning that the rise is accelerating. Last […]

‘Governor fighting godfather syndrome to liberate Edo people, Nigerians’

Wife of Edo State Governor, Betsy Obaseki, has said that her husband, Godwin, is fighting a political battle not to liberate only Edo people, but the entire country from the godfather syndrome. She stated this while receiving a former representative of Edo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly and member of Peoples Democratic Party […]

After debate, polls rank Obaseki ahead of Ize-Iyamu, says governor’s aide

Three polls conducted after Sunday’s debate on the Edo State gubernatorial election have ranked Governor Godwin Obaseki ahead of Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has said. He said the polls conducted by independent bodies, after the CHANNELS Television debate […]

NBC cautions broadcasters against infractions

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Research and Planning, Adeleye Olusola Oyebade (left); Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu; Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Johnson Alalibo at a stakeholders’ meeting in Benin City…yesterday PHOTO: NAN The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), yesterday, cautioned […]

TUC gives seven-day strike notice over electricity, fuel price hike

The stage may be set for a showdown with the Federal Government over the electricity and fuel price hike, as the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has handed down a seven-day ultimatum to reverse the decision. This comes as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) meets tomorrow over the same issue. The Guardian gathered that the two […]

Boat capsizes near Libya, 2 dozen migrants presumed dead

The UN migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two dozen people drowned or missing and presumed dead, the latest shipwreck off the North African country. Safa Msehli, a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration, told The Associated Press […]

Afghan peace talk negotiators to hold first direct session on Tuesday

Afghanistan and Taliban peace talk negotiators will hold their first direct session on Tuesday in Doha, officials said, as the warring sides try to work out an agenda and schedule for how to negotiate a peace deal as the United States withdraws troops. A small group of negotiators from both sides had met in previous […]

Okun –Yoruba Speaking People In Kogi Declare To Leave North

As various Yoruba ethnic determination groups set to declare Oduduwa Republic on October 1, 2020, 60 years after Nigeria gained independence, the Okun-Yoruba speaking people of Kogi State have said they wish to opt-out of the northern political zone and boundary descriptions. They stated that their separation from their kith and kin in Ondo, Ekiti […]

Russia to provide €1.2 billion loan to ‘closest ally’ Belarus, Putin announces

Russia is to provide a $1.5 billion (€1.25 billion) loan to Belarus, Vladimir Putin announced on Monday. The announcement was made after the Russian leader met with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in the resort city of Sochi. The meeting between the two leaders is the first since Lukashenko claimed victory in the August 9 […]

UAE, Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel at White House signing ceremony

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday will preside over the signing of historic diplomatic deals between Israel and the Gulf states of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates that could herald a dramatic shift in Middle East power dynamics and boost his reelection hopes. The event on the White House South Lawn, attended by Prime […]