Belgium’s rapid coronavirus infection rate grinds to a halt

An average of 1,540.7 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. Over the 7-day period from 19 to 25 September, this is still an 11% increase compared to a week earlier, but the third consecutive decrease of […]

Number of new Covid-19 infections in Brussels stabilises

The number of new Covid-19 infections in Brussels Region is stagnating, according to provisional data from the Sciensano public health institute updated on Tuesday morning. The Region currently counts 17,099 confirmed cases, out of a total 115,353 in Belgium. An average of 309 new infections per day were recorded in Brussels between 19 and 25 […]

15-Year-Old Girl Flees From Parent In Plateau To Ekiti To Escape Child Marriage

A teenage girl has reportedly fled from her parent in Plateau State to break free from early age marriage allegedly organised by her father. The 15-year-girl fled from her home town to Ekiti State on Thursday, 17 September 2020. According to a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, September 28, by the Publicity Secretary […]

We Found N2.67bn Meant For School Feeding Programme In Private Accounts – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC has noted that up to N2.67 billion meant for school feeding has been uncovered, during the COVID-19 lockdown in personal bank accounts. This was disclosed yesterday by the Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, while delivering a keynote address at the second National Summit on […]

Sadiya Farouq Releases Statement On Diverting School Feeding Funds

Hajia Sadiya Farouq, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, has distanced herself from reports linking her to the diversion of school feeding funds to private accounts. The Minister in a statement on Monday by her media aide, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, explained that the report by Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman of the […]

Jackie Appiah Dismisses Rumour Of Being Pregnant For President George Weah (photos)

Popular Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah has dismissed the rumour that she is carrying President of Liberia, George Weah’s child. The rumour became viral when an Instagram blogger alleged that the actress had gained a lot of weight because she is pregnant for the Liberian President. The 36 year-old, has however denied the allegation at the […]

Merkel urges ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Karabakh fighting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged an immediate end to the fighting in the region of Nagorny Karabakh in phone calls with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, her spokesman said Tuesday. At least 95 people have been killed in the clashes that have been raging since the weekend, including 11 civilians, according to the […]

Deadly wildfires scorch northern California, ravaging wine country

Northern California’s wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly 70,000 people to evacuated. Meanwhile, three people died in a separate fire further north in the state. In Sonoma County, residents of the Oakmont Gardens senior living facility in […]

Macron promises to support Belarus people in talks with exiled opposition leader

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised to help mediate in the Belarusian political crisis during a meeting with opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. “We will do our best as Europeans to help mediate,” Macron told reporters after the talks during his visit to Lithuania. “We had a very good discussion but now we need to […]

Netherlands joins neighbours in tightening coronavirus restrictions amid surge in cases

The Netherlands has introduced stricter measures to combat rising coronavirus cases, banning spectators at professional sports matches and ordering bars and restaurants to close at 10pm for the next three weeks. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said “we’re doing our best, but the virus is doing better”, warning that tougher measures could follow if the […]