Threshold for next relaxations reached: fewer than 500 Covid patients in ICU

As of today, fewer than 500 Covid-19 patients are admitted to intensive care units in Belgian hospitals, meaning that an important condition to start the first stage of the “summer plan” on 9 June has been met. On Thursday, the latest figures by the Sciensano national health institute still stated that 508 patients were in […]

80+ migrants stopped on Oostduinkerke beach before making risky crossing

More than 80 transmigrants were last night detained in Oostduinkerke on the Belgian coast, while waiting to embark on a dangerous crossing to the UK. The migrants were rounded up before being able to take to the sea in a Zodiac-style dinghy, of the sort that so often ends up in a tragic accident when […]

Covid-19: Intensive care cases continue to head down towards 500

The average number of people dying as a result of the coronavirus is continuing to decline in Belgium, according to the latest figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated on Thursday morning. Between 17 and 23 May, an average of 18.3 people died per day from the virus (down by 11.1% from the previous […]

Yahaya Bello, FG Dragged Before United Nations

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has accused the federal and Kogi State governments of unlawful arrest, arbitrary detention, and ill-treatment of two human rights activists. SERAP has therefore dragged them before the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over the cases of activists Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka. The group in […]

Teenager Nabbed For Raping 11-Year-Old Girl In Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has nabbed one Mustapha Jibrin, 18, who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl in Kankara Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Gambo Isah, who marched the suspect on Tuesday, May 25, said he has confessed to the crime while the severely injured victim is currently taking […]

2023: Why Nigeria Cannot Practice True Democracy – Galadima

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed why Nigeria cannot practice true democracy. Speaking on Wednesday at a virtual debate organised by the Premium Times for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) on intra-party democracy, Galadima said the electoral process must be reformed before there can be no true democracy in Nigeria. Galadima, who called […]

Boko Haram: ISWAP Fighters ‘Kill’ Many Nigerian Soldiers In Yobe

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have allegedly killed many Nigerian soldiers in Yobe State. A statement by ISWAP revealed that the soldiers were killed recently during an ambush on Nigerian troops in Yunusari Local Government Area of the state. According […]

Nigeria In Safe Hands Despite Rising Insecurity – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians that the country is safe with the Muhammadu Buhari-led government. Speaking on Thursday when he received the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, and his entourage at his office in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed said the country in safe hands despite the rising […]

Biafra: Police Capture IPOB/ESN Top Sponsors

Some individuals allegedly sponsoring/financing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) have been arrested by the police. The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba made this known on Thursday while speaking at the Presidential briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the presidential villa, Abuja. Usman Baba […]

Protesting Ijaw Youths Shut Down NDDC Headquarters In Rivers State

The headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) locate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has been shut down by protesting youths. The youths in their hundreds under the aegis of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) stormed the NDDC office on Thursday and shut down the building. They also hoisted the IYC flag and stopped […]

Farouk Yahaya: All You Need To Know About New Chief Of Army Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). He replaces Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a military plane crash in Kaduna last Friday. Yahaya will now oversee all army operations and activities all over the country. His appointment was made public via a […]

VIDEO: Drama As Senator Remi Tinubu Assaults Woman In Lagos

Former Lagos First Lady and lawmaker representing Lagos Central in the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu, was on Wednesday caught on camera clashing with some people during the South-West zonal public hearing of the constitution review. The review which was held at Marriott Hotel in Lagos had residents queuing to register before they were allowed entry into […]

FG Confirms When Nigerian Teachers Will Start Getting Special Salary

The federal government has revealed that the new special salary scale approved for Nigerian teachers by President Muhammadu Buhari will become effective as from January 1, 2022. This was confirmed in a statement on Wednesday by the government through its official Twitter handle. Naija News recalls President Muhammadu Buhari had in October 2020, approved some […]

Buhari appoints Major General Farouk Yahaya as new chief of army staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Farouk Yahaya as the new chief of army staff. Yahaya, a major general, will replace Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a military plane crash alongside 10 other officers last week Friday. Onyema Nwachukwu, acting director of defence information, released a statement announcing Yahaya’s appointment on Thursday. Yahaya was the former […]