Experts to Belgium: ‘impose new lockdown now’

Experts in Belgium are sounding the alarm and uring government leaders to take the country back into lockdown “now” ahead of a new Consultative Committee meeting on the coronavirus on Friday. Warning that Belgium’s record-smashing figures and sending it into an “unprecedented tragedy,” experts urged swift and decisive action, with some even saying the situation […]

Wallonia threatens regional lockdown if new measures are ‘insufficient’

Belgium’s southern Walloon region said it stands “ready” to go one step further into a lockdown if federal coronavirus measures announced in a key meeting on Friday are too lax or uncoordinated. “If the measures are seen as insufficient to attain a common goal, this being to bend the curve during this second wave, Wallonia […]

Belgium overtakes April’s hospitalisation peak

Nearly 6,000 Covid-19 patients are currently admitted to Belgian hospitals, which is more than during the peak in April, according to Sciensano’s latest figures on Thursday. In total, 5,924 coronavirus patients are currently admitted to hospital, about 200 more than the total of 5,759 Covid-19 patients who were in hospital during the peak in April. […]

Cheat Sheet: Belgium’s new minimum measures

Belgium’s latest measures have attempted to bring unity to a country that was starting to approach similar issues in a very different way. Published yesterday evening, a new ministerial decree which is already in force has set a new minimum requirement for the regions, but allows for them to continue to enforce stronger measures as […]

Algerian president Tebboune transferred to German hospital amid Covid-19 fears

Algeria’s president was transferred from hospital in Algiers to Germany on Wednesday, officials said, days after the 74-year-old went into self-isolation following reports of suspected coronavirus cases among his aides. “The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred… to Germany for in-depth medical examinations on the recommendation of medical staff,” a statement from […]

Philadelphia imposes curfew after unrest over police killing of Black man (photos)

Philadelphia officials imposed a citywide after-dark curfew on Wednesday, seeking to avert a third night of violence amid protests over the fatal police shooting of a Black man wielding a knife and described by family as undergoing a nervous breakdown. The streets of Pennsylvania’s largest city have been tense since Walter Wallace, 27, was gunned […]

French PM Castex details new Covid-19 lockdown rules amid surge in cases

French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday detailed before parliament new restrictions under a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, a day after President Emmanuel Macron said the drastic measure was necessary to curb a second wave of the virus that has been deadlier than expected. Castex addressed the National Assembly, France’s lower house, on Thursday morning and […]

Germany imposes month-long partial lockdown

Germany has announced a month-long lockdown, with bars, pubs and cinemas closing their doors to the public. Restaurants will be limited to take-home and delivery, and people will only be able to socialise outside in groups of less than 10. The number of new infections is rising rapidly, with 15,000 in the previous 24 hours.

Two killed, several injured in knife attack in Nice (photos)

An attacker with a knife killed two people and wounded several others at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, French media and police said, in an incident the city’s mayor described as terrorism. Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack had happened in or near the city’s Notre Dame […]

Concerns Over Social Media Abuse

There is increased concern over the abuse of social media in Nigeria with various stakeholders saying it is partly responsible for recurrent civil disobedience occasioned by fake news. Experts on Wednesday said that through their handheld phones, millions of citizens are hooked to various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram among others and […]

Akiolu @ 77: Salute To A Philanthropic And Tireless Monarch

The mood in Lagos State and the whole of Nigeria in general calls for a sombre outlook at the moment. Yet, some important dates have a way of being defiantly critical even in the midst of turbulence. Such is today, Thursday October 29 when His Royal Highness, the King of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale […]

Inmates Who Escaped From Prisons In Edo Rearrested For Robbery

The Edo State Police command has rearrested 10 of the inmates who escaped from the Benin Medium Custodial Centre and Oko Medium Custodial Centre, in Benin, the Edo State capital. Six of the escapees were rearrested for alleged armed robbery while one was arrested for attempting to kill the prosecution witness who testified against him […]

How Inmate Who Escaped In Edo, Killed Person Who Testified Against Him In Court

A inmate who escaped during the jailbreaks at Oko and Benin prisons in Edo state has been re-arrested for murder. About 1993, inmates escaped from prisons in Benin, following the crisis which trailed #EndSARS protests. Yesterday, the Edo state Commissioner disclosed that 10 out of the recently arrested 126 suspected criminals were amongst the inmates […]

Family Members Of Lekki Victims Are Afraid To Speak – Falana

Femi Falana (SAN), a constitutional and human rights lawyer, has said family members of those affected by the Lekki toll gate shooting have refused to speak about the incident. The senior lawyer claimed that the families refused to speak “because of the environment under which we operate”. He stated this while speaking at a virtual […]

#EndSARS: Lagos Police Table 7 Requests Before Gov Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday paid a visit to the State Police Headquarters in Ikeja, where he met officers of the command. During the visit the governor met with the CP, DIG, AIG Zone 2, All Area Commanders and all DPOs across the State. The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, used […]

US Oppose, Okonjo-Iweala’s Victory, Says She Doesn’t Have World Interest

The US has expressed its disappointment over the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), despite her widely gained support. Okonjo-Iweala won the popular vote by a wide margin, with the expectation of an announcement after a WTO meeting in Geneva. She was reported to have won […]