Nigeria is the most prosperous black nation in the world’ – President Buhari

As Nigeria prepares to celebrate its 60th independence anniversary, President Buhari has described Nigeria as the most prosperous black nation in the world and the largest economy in Africa. The President said this when he spoke at the unveiling ceremony of the theme and logo for the nation’s 60th independence anniversary in Abuja today September […]

Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo Celebrates His Second Wife, Aduke On Her Birthday

Nollywood Comic actor, Femi Adebayo took to Instagram to celebrate his second wife, Aduke, today, on her birthday. In the birthday message, the 41 year old comic actor disclosed that his wife is tolerating, understanding, adding that he appreciates her alot. In his words; “Join me to celebrate my better half. A strong supporter of […]

Covid-19: Average new cases edges toward 1,000 a day

An average of 978.3 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 Friday. The trend of new infections per day increased by 74% over the 7-day period from 8 to 14 September, meaning that the rise is accelerating. The […]

Let’s return to negotiation table, Ogun government tells organised labour

Ogun State government has urged the representatives of the organised labour in the state to return to the negotiation table to finalise the grey areas of the demand for better welfare for workers in the interest of the people. A statement by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, said that government considered […]

I am the chosen one, Eletu of Iruland says

The controversy trailing the kingship stool of Iruland following the emergence of Oba Gbolahan Lawal as the new Oniru has yet to subside as the Eletu of Iruland, Chief Mathew Akinwunmi, has said he was the one chosen by the oracle to succeed the late Oba Idowu Oniru. Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Akinwunmi who […]

After 29 years of crawling, polio victim begins new life with mobility cart

Tuesday, September, 15 was a day of joy for Aisha Usman, a 30-year-old woman, who has been crawling after she was attacked by polio 29 years ago. When Aisha was listed among the beneficiaries of a mobility cart given to disabled persons in Bauchi State by Bruder Hilfe Sozial Development Initiative, she cried for joy, […]

‘41,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Africa’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that about 41,000 health workers have been infected with the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Africa. The global health agency observed that frontline health workers are at greater risk of infection because of the care they provide to patients. It said COVID-19 pandemic had reaffirmed that to keep […]

Wike gives police N30m for arrest of ‘notorious kidnapper’

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has given the police N30 million being bounty for information that led to the arrest of the notorious kidnapper known as Bobosky. Wike, while presenting the cheque to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mukan, on behalf of the security agency and the whistleblower in Port Harcourt, said he was […]

US Open champion Naomi Osaka drops out of French Open, citing injury

Freshly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open with a sore hamstring on Thursday, in a fresh blow to the coronavirus-hit Grand Slam which is already missing world number one Ashleigh Barty. Japan’s Osaka made the announcement just days after lifting her third major title behind closed doors at the […]

FIFA head visits White House amid corruption investigation in Switzerland

FIFA president Gianni Infantino met President Donald Trump at the White House this week to discuss preparations for the 2026 World Cup in his third visit since the US was named co-host and amid an ongoing probe by the Swiss into corruption allegations in international football. Infantino attended Tuesday’s signing ceremony for a diplomatic deal […]

Israel to begin second national lockdown as many debate how to avoid it

On Friday night Israel becomes the first developed nation in the world to begin a second nationwide lockdown in an effort to curb rising cases of COVID-19. The country now has one of the highest per capita infection rates in the world after confirming nearly 30,000 infections this week, breaking a record set only the […]

WHO warns of ‘serious’ COVID-19 surge in Europe as global cases pass 30 million

Europe’s weekly COVID-19 infections are now higher than the continent’s first coronavirus peak in March, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. “We have a very serious situation unfolding before us,” said Dr Hans Kluge, WHO’s regional director for Europe. Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in […]

EU plans for health union to boost pandemic preparedness

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced plans for a European Health Union earlier this week to help better prepare the bloc for future pandemics. Speaking at the European Parliament in Brussels, von der Leyen told MEPs that now was the time to “build a stronger European Health Union”. The announcement comes as the […]