Student dies after teacher allegedly flogged her for failing math questions

A 10-year old student simply identified as Zhang, has lost her life after her teacher allegedly flogged her for failing mathematics questions. Zhang who was a primary school student in the city of Guangyuan, central China reportedly died at the hospital after she was beaten on her palms four times and ordered to kneel for […]

Trump to name US Supreme Court successor to liberal Ginsburg ‘without delay’

A fierce political battle shaped up over the future of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, with President Donald Trump saying he would quickly name a successor to liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a move that would tip the court further to the right. “We were put in this position of power and importance to […]

5 Bauchi State Govt officials arrested for pension scam, forgery, fraud (photos)

Five staff of the Bauchi State Local Government Pension Board have been arrested by the police for alleged pension scam. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ahmed Wakili, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, September 19, said the suspects were arrested for Criminal conspiracy, Criminal Breach of trust by public servant, Criminal […]

1.7 million to vote in Edo election – INEC

No fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19, Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate. This is according to a document obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission titled, ‘Delimitation of Edo State’. The document shows that the identified ineligible voters in Edo failed to collect […]

FG bars Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria

The Federal Government has barred Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read: “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well. Emirates Airlines’ situation was reviewed […]

Edo election: Card readers not working, Oshiomhole laments

A former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has lamented that card readers are not working at some polling units in Saturday’s Edo governorship election. He said this after casting his vote at polling unit 01, Ward 10 in Uzairue northeast, Etsako West Local Government Area. The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, however, […]

Belgium turns dark orange on European coronavirus map again

Belgium has turned dark orange again on the coronavirus map of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), meaning over 60 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants were recorded in the last two weeks. On the updated map, published on 18 September by the ECDC, Belgium has turned dark orange again, indicating that […]

Brussels mayor tests positive for coronavirus

A Brussels mayor will go into self-isolation after he tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to reports on Friday. Ridouane Chahid, the mayor of the municipality of Evere, told Belgian media that he had tested positive for the virus. Chahid said that he has so far not developed any symptoms of Covid-19 but confirmed […]

Covid-19: New cases rise above 1,000 a day on average

An average of 1,071.1 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 Saturday. The trend of new infections per day increased by 77% over the 7-day period from 9 to 15 September, meaning that the increase is still accelerating. […]

How Hushpuppi Laundered U.S. Unemployment Benefits – FBI Drops Fresh Evidence

Hushpuppi, who was arrested in UAE over money laundering and cyber fraud allegations, is currently facing charges in the U.S. According to a PREMIUM TIMES report, fresh evidence from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has revealed how Ramon Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi, a Nigerian Instagram sensation, was involved in laundering unemployment benefits meant for […]

Stolen books worth €2.7m found in Romanian basement during police raid

Priceless books by Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, and Francisco Goya have been recovered in a police raid in Romania three years after being stolen in a sophisticated heist on a London postal depot. Police recovered around 200 books with a combined value of some £2.5 million (€2.7m) during the raid on a house in the […]

Hundreds gather outside US Supreme Court to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hundreds of people gathered Friday night outside the Supreme Court, singing in a candlelight vigil and weeping together as they mourned the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The large group of mourners packed the high court’s steps and the street across from the US Capitol in a nighttime memorial. Dozens of people sat on […]

US to ban TikTok and WeChat app downloads from Sunday

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect only new downloads and updates and are less sweeping than expected, particularly for […]

Madrid orders partial lockdown after surge in Covid-19 infections

The regional government of the Spanish capital Madrid ordered a lockdown from Monday in some of the poorer areas of the city and its outskirts that are home to about 850,000 people, after a surge in coronavirus infections there. Regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso said on Friday movement between and within areas in six districts […]

Peru’s President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote amid economic crisis

Peru’s Congress voted against removing President Martín Vizcarra in an impeachment trial on Friday, quelling political tensions in the copper giant in the midst of an economic recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The opposition-dominated Congress cast 32 votes in favor of ousting Vizcarra, short of the 87 out of 130 required to remove […]

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies from pancreatic cancer, age 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the US Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming. Ginsburg, a champion of […]