Belgium’s major coronavirus indicators decrease

All of Belgium’s major coronavirus indicators have continued their downward trend, according to the latest figures published by the Sciensano public health institute on Wednesday. Between 7 and 13 February, an average of 1,785.9 new people tested positive per day, which is a 19% decrease compared to the week before. The total number of confirmed […]

676,405 coronavirus vaccines delivered to Belgium

A total of 676,405 coronavirus vaccines have been delivered to Belgium up until 14 February, the latest figures from the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) show. In total, 623,805 Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines were delivered last week, which is some 80,000 more than the week before. Of those vaccines: 366,600 went to […]

Belgium remains in first place on FIFA world ranking

Belgium will still occupy first place in the first FIFA ranking of 2021, which will be published on Thursday. The world ranking has seen no changes in the top 30 compared to the last ranking of 10 December. With 1.780 points, Belgium remains 25 points ahead of France (1.755) and 37 ahead of Brazil (1.743). […]

China overtakes US to become EU’s top trading partner

China last year overtook the United States as the EU’s biggest trading partner, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said Monday. Britain meanwhile, which is no longer part of the European Union, was the third-largest trading partner for the bloc, behind China and the United States, the agency said. The supremacy of China came after it […]

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero goes on trial for terrorism

As the terrorism trial for Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” is set to start on Wednesday, his family says the critic of longtime Rwandan President Paul Kagame has no chance at a fair trial and might die from poor health behind bars. Rusesabagina, praised for saving ethnic Tutsis during Rwanda’s 1994 […]

Myanmar protesters call for more rallies to ‘take down the dictators’

Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup called for more big protests on Wednesday to show that the army’s assertion of widespread public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and holding new elections was false. They voiced scepticism at the junta’s promise at a news conference on Tuesday that there would be a fair […]

Gunmen kidnap ‘hundreds’ of schoolboys in central Nigeria

Gunmen believed to belong to a criminal gang stormed a school in central Nigeria, killing one student and kidnapping hundreds of others along with some teachers, sources said Wednesday. Heavily-armed gangs known locally as “bandits” in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years, kidnapping for ransom, raping and pillaging. Late Tuesday, […]

Libya marks 10 years since overthrow of Gaddafi

Libyans on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and eventual killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi. The day comes as Libyans have their eyes on a recently appointed government tasked with leading the country through elections late this year. Celebrations began late Tuesday in the capital, Tripoli, […]

Lagos Govt To Vaccinate 1.5Million Dogs For Free (PHOTOS)

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government of Lagos State has announced that it will vaccinate no fewer than 1.5 million dogs before the end of February. The development was confirmed in a report by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya. Speaking with the press during the inauguration exercise, vaccination campaign held at the palace […]

Shehu Sani Reacts As Bandits Abducts Many Students In His Former School

A former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has condemned the attack on Government Science College (GSC) Kagara, in Niger State by bandits. This newspaper had earlier reported that one student had been killed and several other students abducted as armed bandits attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local government area of Niger State. The […]

VIDEO: Bandits Release Picture, Video Of 21 Abducted Passengers In Niger State

Bandits that abducted 21 passengers in Kundu village, near Zungeru in Yakila District of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State has released a picture and video showing the victims. The passengers who were on Niger State Transport Authority bus were abducted on Sunday. It was gathered that the incident happened around 3 pm. when […]

Probe Allegations Against Bawa, Southern, M’Belt Leaders Tell Buhari

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the allegations leveled against the chairman-designate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa. Shortly after his nomination was made public, Bawa was accused of selling about 244 petrol-bearing trucks in 2019 worth N20 to 30 million to […]

Fani-Kayode Issues Warning Over Ethnic Crisis Brewing In Nigeria

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the recent clashes between northerners and host communities in the South-west. In a post on his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode warned that “storm is gathering and it will soon be unleashed” He wrote: “What you are witnessing is the silence before the storm. The storm is gathering & […]

#EndSARS: Following Public Clashes Top Lawyer Leaves Segalink’s Foundation

Former lead lawyer of the #EndSARS campaign, Abdul Mahmud, has announced he is leaving the Social Intervention Advocacy Foundation (SIAF), owned by Segun Awosanya, popularly called Segalink. Segalink and Mahmud have at various times clashed on social media over the recent #EndSARS protest. Segalink had kicked against the continued protest with many accusing him of […]

Pastor Who ‘Cancelled’ Wedding Over Lateness Dies One Year After Wife’s Death

The lead pastor of Fulfilling-Word Foundation Church, Rivers State, Essa Ogorry, is dead. The 55-year-old cleric died on Tuesday exactly a year after his wife, Tonyemieba, passed on and left a 17-year-old child. Pastor Ogorry went viral recently when he refused to join an intending couple over their lateness to the wedding service. A source […]

We Lost 23 Persons, 20 Houses To Ogun Crisis – Sarkin Fulani

The Sarkin Fulani of Abeokuta, Muhammad Kabir Labar, said 23 herdsmen were killed and about 20 houses burnt in the recent crisis in Ogun State. Many lives were lost and properties destroyed during clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Eggua, Ketu, Igbooro, Iselu, Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Ibeku, Imeko and Oja-Odan areas of the state. Speaking […]

APC Vs PDP: What Jonathan, Saraki, Dankwambo, Others Discussed In Closed-door Meeting

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation and Strategy Committee led by former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki. Other members of the committee include one-time Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, and ex-governor of Cross River State Liyel Imoke as members. Former Gombe Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo; ex-Katsina Governor Ibrahim […]

BREAKING: Jonathan’s Former Chief of Army Staff Ihejirika Joins APC

Former Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika has officially joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ihejirika, who was the Chief of Army Staff between 2010 – 2014 under former President Goodluck Jonathan, joined the APC at Isuikwuato country home in Abia-North Senatorial District. Ihejirika’s registration was conducted by the APC ward Chairman Mr. Iheanyi […]