JUST IN: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Obaseki, Shaibu (PHOTOS)

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday presented Certificates of Return to Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu. The National Commissioner, INEC in charge of Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa, Mrs. May Agbmuche-Mbu made the presentation on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the Edo State capital. […]

PTF Disburses N1bn Each To 32 States Amid Coronavirus

According to the PTF, the disbursement is to drive up the state’s COVID responses. The sum of N1billion each has been disbursed to 32 states in the country by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 amid the Coronavirus pandemic. PTF Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu who made the announcement on Monday September 21 said the disbursement […]

Emergency assistance lanes to be introduced on Belgian motorways

Drivers on Belgian motorways will have a new driving habit to adopt as authorities introduce spontaneous emergency assistance lanes in efforts to streamline emergency response in the case of an accident. The new lanes will act as a fast-track to emergency response vehicles and will be added to the country’s motorways from 1 October. The […]

Coronavirus self-tests approved for use in Belgium

The sale of self-tests detecting antibodies against the new coronavirus is no longer prohibited in Belgium, announced the Federal Medicines Agency (FAMHP) on Monday. The Agency warns users for a misinterpretation of the results, however, saying that they could give people a false sense of safety, or cause them unnecessary anxiety, depending on the result. […]

Coronavirus: number of new daily hospitalisations as high as in May

An average of 1,231.6 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 Tuesday. The trend of new infections per day increased by 51% over the 7-day period from 12 to 18 September. Last week, several days with more than […]

UK facing new coronavirus restrictions to fight surge in cases

Pubs, bars and other hospitality venues in the UK will have to close at 10pm from Thursday, as the British government imposes new restrictions to try to curb a surge in coronavirus cases. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the new measures on Tuesday, a day after the chief medical and scientific […]

Paris terror attacks trial recalls ‘terror’ and ‘cruelty’ of kosher store rampage

Five weeks after California erupted in deadly wildfires supercharged by record heat and howling winds, crews battling flames pushed on Monday to consolidate their gains as forecasts called for a return of blistering, gusty weather. California already has lost far more landscape to wildfires this summer than during any previous entire year, with scores of […]

Trump says he will nominate a replacement for Ginsburg by Saturday

President Donald Trump raced on Monday to cement a conservative majority on the US Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election, telling reporters he planned by Saturday to reveal his pick to succeed liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Democrats’ hope of keeping the seat empty faded when two Republican senators, Chuck Grassley and Cory Gardner, […]

More than 60 wealthy countries join WHO’s plan for distributing Covid-19 vaccine

More than 60 wealthy nations have joined a WHO-backed programme to facilitate poor countries’ access to coronavirus vaccines, but the US and China are not on the list published Monday. The World Health Organization has in coordination with the global vaccine alliance group Gavi and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) created a mechanism […]