Deadly violence as Myanmar security forces shoot into anti-coup protest

A police raid on a shipyard in Myanmar’s second-largest city turned violent on Saturday when authorities fired live rounds at protesters gathering to stop arrests, killing two people and injuring several more, emergency workers said. “Twenty people were injured and two are dead,” said Ko Aung, a leader of the Parahita Darhi volunteer emergency service […]

Iran confident US sanctions will be lifted as UN watchdog arrives in Tehran

Iran believes U.S. sanctions will soon be lifted despite continued “diplomatic wrangling” over reviving the nuclear deal, a government spokesman said on Saturday, signalling Tehran’s desire to end the impasse while not offering a new position. Iran and the United States have been at odds over who should take the first step to revive the […]

Leopold Lippens, the baron-mayor of Knokke, dies at 79

Leopold Lippens, mayor of Knokke, has died at the age of 79. He was suffering from leukaemia. Lippens was born into a prominent family in 1941, his father also mayor of Knokke, his grandfather politician and former governor-general of Congo. Because his grandfather was made a baron in 1936 by Leopold III, Lippens inherited the […]

Belgium’s coronavirus figures continue their slow decline

Belgium’s coronavirus figures are continuing to evolve in a downward trend, other than in the hospitals, according to the latest figures published by the Sciensano public health institute on Saturday. Between 10 and 16 February, an average of 1,886.4 new people tested positive per day, which is a 5% decrease compared to the week before. […]

Biafra: IPOB Declares War On Nigeria After Military Raid Of Orlu, Others

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the Nigerian Air Force raid of Orlu and Orsu Local Government Areas of Imo State, stressing that it was the beginning of the second Nigeria/Biafra war. Recall that the military had on Thursday launched land and air operations against operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN) believed to […]

Chief of Army Staff Storm Maiduguri After Fresh Boko Haram Attack In Borno

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru on Saturday arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State after Boko Haram attack on two communities. The Army chief is expected to meet with the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and other unit commanders of the counter-insurgency offensive in Borno. Recall that residents fleed after insurgents reportedly […]

Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s 37th State – Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria. Onyeama stated this shortly after a closed-door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci on Friday. The minister said the Beninoise president gave the offer […]

Nigeria Did Not Exit Recession By Accident – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said Nigeria did not exit recession by accident or luck. Speaking while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Saturday, Mohammed said the country exited recession due to the policies of the government such as the Special Public Works Programme, N-Power, Trader Moni, and other programmes. He […]

#SaveEKSU: Ekiti to engage EKSU over missing scripts allegation, others

The Ekiti State Government has promised to engage authorities at the Ekiti State University to address the allegation of missing scripts which was tabled by students of the institution. This was after the students took to Twitter to vent their anger against the situation using the hashtag #SaveEksu. The students also tabled other matters, with […]

Insecurity: South-West govs, monarchs, others meet in Oyo

In a bid to tackle the security challenges confronting the South-West region in recent times, governors and traditional rulers in the region gathered in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday, with a sole aim of proffering workable solutions to the problem. Governors present at the meeting include Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Rotimi Akeredolu […]

EFCC acting chairman promoted to Level 14 ahead of Senate screening

The new acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has been promoted to the rank of Chief Detective Superintendent ahead of his Senate screening, The PUNCH has learnt. The move comes amid a lawsuit challenging Bawa’s qualification for the job. Section 2 of the EFCC Act states that a person who […]

Four teenagers gang-rape 15-year-old girl on errands for mum

Police in Lagos have arrested four teenage boys in the Ejigbo area of the state for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl sent on an errand by her mother. The suspects, one Kamoru, Basit, Sunday and Ifeoluwa, all aged 16 and armed, reportedly waylaid the victim around 10pm on Tuesday. They were said to have taken […]