Belgium’s new cases and hospitalisations decrease, deaths continue to rise

The average of new people who tested positive for the coronavirus and the number of hospitalisations decreased over the past week in Belgium, but the number of deaths continues to rise, according to Sciensano’s latest figures on Tuesday. Between 31 October and 6 November, an average of 8,260.1 new people tested positive per day over […]

BREAKING: Mali Ex-President Amadou Toure Is Dead

Mali’s former president Amadou Toumani Toure, who led the Sahel nation for 10 years before being ousted in a coup, has died in Turkey aged 72, a family member and a doctor said on Tuesday. “Amadou Toumani Toure died during the night of Monday to Tuesday in Turkey,” where he had been taken for health […]

Trump refuses to concede, Biden leads on COVID

President Donald Trump, who is refusing to concede election defeat, injected new volatility Monday by firing his defense secretary, while President-elect Joe Biden made good on a promise to focus on leading the country out of the COVID-19 crisis. With construction already starting in central Washington for the January 20 inauguration ceremony, an awkward and […]

Trump agency tasked with transition process has yet to recognize Biden’s victory

President Donald Trump’s administration is so far refusing to sign off on a key document needed to formally begin the transition process while he continues to baselessly claim election fraud and refuses to concede the race. This week, all eyes are on the Trump-appointed General Services Administration administrator, Emily W. Murphy, to recognize Joe Biden […]

US Mail-In Voting ‘Extremely Vulnerable To Fraud’- Russia’s Elections Chief

Russia’s elections chief, Ella Pamfilova, says that voting by mail in the US presidential election had paved the way for massive voter fraud. The head of Russia’s elections commission on Monday said she had carefully studied mail-in voting in the United States and found the process vulnerable to fraud. “For me, the conclusion is clear: […]

CBN Says No to Removal of Arabic Inscription on Naira Notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said no to a lawsuit seeking to have the Ajami (Arabic) inscriptions on Naira notes remove. The apex bank had said it would cost Nigeria a lot of money to abandon the existing notes because of Arabic inscriptions and print new ones without it. The central bank argued that […]

Half Of Nigerian Police Workforce Protect Politicians – Ex-IGP, Solomon Arase

Solomon Arase, former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has disclosed that over 200,000 of the 400,000 Nigerian police officers are attached to political elites in the country. He made this known while speaking on Monday at the second edition of the national dialogue series of the Political Leadership and Training Institute (POLA), organized by former governor […]

Boko Haram: Senate To Investigate Conviction Of Six Nigerians In UAE

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Monday noted that the Senate will open an investigation into the conviction of six Nigerians in the UAE for wiring $782,000 to Boko Haram. The lawmaker while speaking on the development noted that the committee is not aware […]

Boko Haram: FG Reacts To Conviction Of Six Nigerians In UAE

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, on Monday reacted to the conviction of six Nigerians by United Arab Emirates for wiring $782,000 to insurgent group Boko Haram. The Chairman of NIDCOM in a post on Twitter disclosed the affected persons and their jail terms. She further stated that the convicts are permitted to approach […]

Donald Trump Fires Pentagon Chief

The outgoing President Donald Trump announced the sacking of Pentagon chief Mark Esper on Monday, he said on Twitter. Christopher Miller, who until now headed the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), immediately takes over. “Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.” the US […]

APC Shifts Convention To 2021, Hold NEC Before Christmas

Strong indication has emerged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to postpone its National Convention to 2021. The National Convention Planning Committee would seek to extend its tenure for another six months during the National Executive Committee of the APC which is scheduled to hold before December 25. Sources have revealed that […]

Breaking: Muazu Takes Over From Yakubu As Acting INEC Chairman

Air Vice-Marshal Ahmed Muazu (retd) has on Monday, taken over in acting capacity from Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This comes as the 5-year tenure of Prof. Yakubu expired on Monday 9th November 2020. Though he has been re-appointed for another 5-year term in office by President […]