Jonathan Carries Out International Assignment As Voting Begins In Tanzania

Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is leading the African Union Expert Election Observer Team to Tanzania as the country conducts its general elections. Jonathan made this known in a statement shared on his social media pages on Wednesday, 28th October. The former Nigerian leader led the AU observer team to visit some polling […]

Hausa/Yoruba Clash: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Reveals What Would Be Done

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reacted to the clash between the Yoruba and the Hausa in the Fagba, Ifako-Ijaiye area of the state. Sanwo-Olu, who visited the scene to assess the level of damage in the area today, however, vowed to deal decisively with the those involved in inter-tribal clashes. He told residents that […]

Breaking: Okonjo-Iweala Is New WTO Director General

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigeria minister of finance has emerged as the new director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This is according to reports on Wednesday monitored by Naija News on Arise TV. Okonjo-Iweala defeated her fellow finalist, Ms Yoo Myung-hee from South Korea by a wide margin for the keenly contested position. It […]

Belgian ICU will be full by 6 November if rise continues

Belgium will reach its maximum capacity for Covid-19 patients in intensive care by Friday 6 November if the current rise continues, health officials said during a press conference on Wednesday. “At this rate, we will reach the mark of 2,000 patients by 6 November. That is the maximum capacity we have at the moment,” said […]

European Commission launches new measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus

The map covers EU/EEA and UK but not the candidate countries, credit: ECDC The Commission announced today an additional set of actions to contain the pandemic which has hit the EU in a second wave more severe than the first one. The announcement, which includes a Communication, comes ahead of the European Leaders’ virtual meeting […]

Flanders’ new measures come into force from midnight

Flanders latest coronavirus measures will enter into force from midnight, instead of Friday evening as was initially announced. The new Ministerial Decree, which lists and updates the rules applicable to the whole country, will be published in the Belgian Official Journal in the early evening on Wednesday, Belgium’s Interior Affairs Minister Annelies Verlinden announced via […]

This is a ‘partial lockdown,’ says Marc Van Ranst

Belgium is in partial lockdown now, according to virologist Marc Van Ranst, taking into account the measures announced by Belgium’s different regions. “When you look at the whole package – not only in Flanders, but also in Brussels and Wallonia – you have to say that we are in a partial lockdown,” Van Ranst said […]

‘No time to waste’: Flemish mayors move to tighten coronavirus rules earlier

Several mayors in Flanders are beating the regional government to the punch and advancing the entry into force of stricter coronavirus measures, saying there is no time to waste. So far, the mayors of Ghent, Aarschot, Mechelen and Vilvoorde have all broken ranks with the regional government, saying they will not wait until Friday for […]

Belgian average rises to almost 14,000 coronavirus cases per day

An average of almost 14,000 additional people tested positive for the coronavirus over the past week in Belgium, as hospitalisations and deaths continue to rise, according to Sciensano’s latest figures on Wednesday. Between 18 and 24 October, an average of 13,858 new people tested positive per day, which is an increase of 40% compared to […]

Belgium’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 11,000

More than 100 people died from the coronavirus in Belgium on Monday alone, pushing the country’s death tally over 11,000. On Monday 26 October, health officials recorded 104 Covid-19 deaths, marking the first time since the first wave in the spring that Belgium’s daily death toll goes into the hundreds. In the 24 hours that […]

Nigerians react as Lai Mohammed calls for regulation of social media

Nigerians have reacted to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed’s call for the regulation of social media in the country. Recall that the Minister who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to defend the 2021 budget proposal on Tuesday October 27, had stated that the biggest […]

Eid Mawlid: FG Declares Thursday As Public Holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, October 29, as a public holiday to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made this announcement in a press statement released by the ministry’s spokesman, Mohammed Manga, on behalf of the Government. In the statement, titled ‘FG declares Thursday, October 29,2020 […]

NSCDC dismisses officer caught with palliatives in Abuja (video)

NSCDC has dismissed one of its officers, identified as Corps. Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division, Abuja for partaking in the looting of palliatives discovered in a warehouse in the state. Recall that a mob on Monday, stormed the warehouse where they carted away palliatives. NSCDC dismisses officer A video immediately made rounds on […]

Taribo West set to lead protest against corruption in Nigerian football

Former Nigerian international, Taribo West, has announced his preparedness to lead a protest against Nigerian football authorities. The former Super Eagles player turn pastor said it’s time for persons with integrity to helm the affairs of Nigeria’s football. His comments is coming on the heels of #EndSARS protests, which calls for end to police brutality […]

Trump website defaced, campaign working with law enforcement

The presidential campaign of Donald Trump says its official website was defaced earlier on Tuesday and that it is working with law enforcement to investigate the source of the attack. The campaign said in an emailed statement there was “no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site.”

COVID-19: Macron to address nation over new French restrictions, Germany mulls more curbs

France’s president Emmanuel Macron will give a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening after convening meetings to review the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Élysée Palace said. The government is looking at what new restrictions should be issued amid what experts are calling a “brutal” second wave of COVID-19 infections in […]

FG Sets New Deadline To Deliver Nigeria Air

The federal government has promised to deliver Nigeria Air, the new national carrier before the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari ends in 2023. This promise was made by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Tuesday while addressing newsmen on the sidelines of his ministry’s 2021 budget defense before the Senate Committee on aviation. According […]