Sunday, April 18, 2021

Egypt’s Former PM Ganzouri Dies at 88

Egypt’s former Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri, who served in the position for two times, died on Wednesday at the age of 88, state-run Ahram...

Attempted Coup Averted in Niger Republic

An attempted coup at the Presidential Palace in Niamey, capital city of Niger Republic, has been averted by the country's military forces. According to multiple...

Cargo Ship Blocking Suez Canal Partially Afloat

There are strong indications on Monday that a giant cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal may have been partially refloated thus giving little hope...

Security Forces Kill 19 Protesters as Myanmar Military Celebrate Armed Forces...

At least 19 protesters were killed by Myanmar security forces on Saturday, in violent crackdowns on demonstrations across the country, witnesses said. Many people were...

Netanyahu Seeks Firm Mandate in Israel’s 4th Election in 2 Years

Israelis are voting in a fourth national election in two years, which many fear could once again lead to a rickety governing coalition, if one...

Policeman, 9 Others Killed in Colorado Shooting

At least 10 people including a police officer have been killed in a shooting incident at a grocery store in Colorado, the United States,...

Nigeria Ranks 116th Happiest Country Globally

Nigeria has been ranked 116th on the World Happiness Index, according to the World Happiness Report released by the United Nations. A total of 146...

Tanzania Swears-in Hassan as First Female President

Tanzania's Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn-in as the country's first female president following the sudden death of John Magufuli. President Magufuli died early Thursday...

Tanzanian President John Magufuli is Dead

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has died from a heart condition, his vice president said in an address on state television Wednesday, after days of...

Denmark, Iceland, Norway Suspend Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine

Following concerns about patients developing post-jab blood clots, Denmark, Iceland and Norway have temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. Austria had also stopped...

COVID-19 Pandemic Unlikely to End in 2021 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is unlikely the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will end in 2021. “I think it will be very premature...

Former French President Sarkozy Convicted for Corruption

Former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy was on Monday convicted for corruption, and was handed a three-year prison sentence by a court. The 66-year old...

Okonjo-Iweala Resumes Officially as WTO DG

Former Nigeria's Finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has resumed officially as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Okonjo-Iweala was appointed as the first female...

Khashoggi: U.S. Imposes Visa Ban on 76 Saudis

The United States on Friday slapped a visa ban on 76 Saudi individuals in what it calls the “Khashoggi Ban”. This followed a U.S. intelligence...

Boeing 777 Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow

A Boeing 777 flight on Friday made an emergency landing in Moscow owing to engine problems, the operating Rossiya Airlines has said. The aircraft, which...

UN Condemns Kagara School Abduction

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned Wednesday’s deadly attack by gunmen on the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger. No fewer than 27 were kidnapped...

Jeff Bezos Reclaims World Richest Status

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has reclaimed his status of world richest man, ending Elon Musk's six-week reign as at the top of the list. Bezos...

US Court Hands Invictus Obi 10-Year Jail Term

A United States court has sentenced Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi to a 10-year jail term for computer-based intrusion fraud. Okeke...

Trump Attacks Republican Leader, McConnell

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked fellow Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling him "a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" and...

Impeachment trial: U.S Senate acquits Trump

Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate on the charge of inciting the January 6 riot at the Capitol after...

Guiness World Records Recognizes Nigerian Athlete, Blessing Okagbare

The Guiness Book of World Records has recognized Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare, as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times. Okagbare shared this...

Bitcoin Hits $43,000 as Tesla Invests $1.5bn

Bitcoin hit a record-high above $43,000 on Monday after Elon Musk company, Tesla, invested $1.5 billion in the digital currency. Bitcoin hit $43,725.51 around 1300...

150million People Pushed into Extreme Poverty in 2020—World Bank

The World Bank has said 150 million people were pushed into extreme poverty in the year 2020 as a result of the negative effects...

COVID-19: No African Country Has Been Disqualified From Accessing Vaccine- WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria Representative, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulomboo, has debunked rumours that the WHO has disqualified any country in Africa from...

Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon’s CEO

Billionaire Jeff Bezos has announced he will leave his role as the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, the e-commerce empire he founded 27 years...

Britain Condemns Military Coup in Myanmar, Demands Suu Kyi’s Release

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned the coup in Myanmar after the military seized power and imposed a state of emergency. The Asian country's...

Myanmar’s Military Seizes Power, Imposes State of Emergency

Myanmar’s military has declared a state of emergency for a year and installed a former general as president, the military-owned Myawaddy television station announced...

UK Places Travel Ban on 30 Countries, Excludes Nigeria

Travelers from 30 countries have been banned from entering the United Kingdom over the surge in COVID-19 cases. The UK which announced the ban on...

Egypt Air CEO Dies During Interview

The CEO of Egypt’s National Air Carrier, EgyptAir, has passed away while he was being interviewed on TV, Eygpt local media reported on Tuesday. TV...

Breaking: CNN Legend, Larry King, is Dead

Former CNN talk show host, Larry King, at the age of 87. The ace broadcaster died on Saturday following a recent battle with COVID-19 infections.  A...

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