A Colourful But Low-key 60th Independence Celebration (photos)

Nigeria Thursday marked its 60th independence anniversary with a colorful but low-key celebration at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The independence parade presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, was attended by First Lady Aisha Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon, former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife Patience Jonathan, former Vice […]

Buhari Presides Over Low-Key 60th Anniversary At Eagle Square

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja presided over Nigeria’s 60th Independence celebration with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; former President Goodluck Jonathan and other personalities in attendance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the low-key event, which took place at the Eagle Square, Abuja, was held strictly in […]

#RevolutionNow Protesters Storm US Embassy, Demand Buhari’s Resignation

They demanded the resignation of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, over insecurity, hunger, and corruption in the country. The PUNCH reports that many members of the #RevolutionNow Group on Thursday protested at the United States Embassy in Abuja over the security and socio-economic situation in the country. They demanded the resignation of the President, Major General […]

Nigeria@60: Photos From Eagle Square Celebration

Nigeria today celebrates its 60th anniversary with a parade and celebration at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital. To mark the Independence anniversary, the Federal Government has said celebrations will be low-key. President Muhammadu Buhari in his early morning address to Nigerians called for a sincere process of national healing while tackling pressing […]

Photos Of PUNCH Journalist Who Was Brutalized By Policemen At Lagos’ October 1 Protest

Jaiyeola was attacked by heavily armed policemen while covering an October 1 protest in Lagos State. Olukayode Jaiyeola, a photojournalist with The PUNCH, has been brutalized by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday. Jaiyeola was attacked by heavily armed policemen while covering an October 1 protest in Lagos State. The incident happened at […]

Check Out The Incredible Way This Nigerian Woman Celebrated Nigeria At 60 (Photos)

The young lady identified as Ella Ada shared some photos on her Facebook page to mark Nigeria’s 60th anniversary and the photos have gotten many of her followers talking. A young Nigerian woman has taken to social media to celebrate Nigeria’s independence in a very unique way. The young lady identified as Ella Ada shared […]

#RevolutionNow: Heavy Security As Angry Youths Protest In Ibadan

The youths, who are members of the #RevolutionNow and other groups, said Nigerians were suffering more than before despite the promises made by Buhari during his electioneering. According to a report by The PUNCH, some angry youths on Thursday staged a peaceful protest against the alleged oppressive rule of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The […]

BREAKING: Police Arrests 30 People As #RevolutionNow Protest Hits Lagos (photos)

No fewer than 30 protesters have been arrested by security operatives who took to the streets to protest. As Nigeria celebrates 60 years of Independence, hundreds of protesters on Thursday stormed the streets of Lagos to express their grievance against bad governance in the country. The protesters marched from the streets of Ojota to Maryland […]

BREAKING: DSS Allegedly Brutalizes #RevolutionNow Movement Protesters

Some Nigerians protesting under the banner of the #RevolutionNow movement have been reportedly brutalized by DSS agents. Peaceful protesters in Osun state have been reportedly manhandled by operatives of the Department of Security Service (DSS) in Osun State. The #RevolutionNow protesters had gathered at the popular Olaiya in Osogbo on Thursday to protest the state […]

Spain to lock down Covid-19 hotspot Madrid, angering regional government

Residents of infection hotspot Madrid are to be barred from leaving except on essential trips under new rules to fight the coronavirus resurgence, Spain’s government said on Wednesday. But regional authorities said the decision had no legal basis, setting the stage for a political showdown in an area accounting for more than a third of […]

Poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny says Russia’s Putin ‘behind the crime’

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told a German magazine that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was behind his suspected poisoning and stressed that he was not afraid. Navalny was flown from Russia to Berlin in August after falling ill on a domestic flight. He received treatment in the Charite hospital for what Germany said was poisoning […]

Armenia and Azerbaijan reject calls for ceasefire as deaths mount

Armenia and Azerbaijan vowed to keep fighting and rejected international calls for negotiations Wednesday as clashes over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region raged for a fourth day. In the breakaway province’s capital Stepanakert, two explosions were heard around midnight as sirens sounded. Residents said the city had been attacked by drones. Streets were dark with public […]

EU launches legal action against UK over plans to breach Brexit treaty

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen declared Thursday that Brussels has begun legal action over the British government’s attempt to overturn parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. “This morning, the Commission has decided to send a letter of formal notice to the UK Government. This is the first step in an infringement procedure,” von der […]

New Belgian government is sworn in by the king

The new Belgian government, led by Alexander De Croo, has taken the oath of office at the royal palace in Brussels, in the presence of King Philippe. First to take the oath was De Croo himself, who leads a seven-party coalition government, and a team of ministers and junior ministers made up mainly of new […]

Belgian average rises steadily to 6 coronavirus deaths per day

While the number of coronavirus related deaths in Belgium remains relatively low, the average has risen steadily to 6 per day, according to the latest figures by Sciensano on Thursday. Over the past week, an average number of 6 deaths occurred per day, up from the average of 4.6 the week before. In the first […]