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We Are Working With Nasarawa Govt To Rescue Kidnapped Monarch, Says El-Rufai

A file photo of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.   The Kaduna State Government says it is working with the Nasarawa State Government and security agencies from the two states to rescue the paramount Ruler of Jaba Jaba Chiefdom, Gyet Muade, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Nasarawa on Monday. The 83-year-old monarch was abducted …

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Lebanon’s New PM Begins Bid To Form Much-Delayed Cabinet

A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra shows Lebanon’s two-time premier Najib Mikati holds a press conference following his meeting with the president at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the capital Beirut on July 26, 2021.     Lebanon’s new prime minister-designate Najib Mikati Tuesday held consultations with …

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IGP Orders Redeployment, Posting Of AIGs

A file photo of the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, addressing reporters in Abuja.   In line with the new Manpower Development Policy of the Force, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting and redeployment of twenty-four (24) Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to Zonal Commands …

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WHO Sounds Alarm On ‘Harmful’ E-Cigarettes

FILE – An individual shows an e-cigarette.     Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. “Nicotine is highly addictive. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are harmful, and must …

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CBN Bans Sale Of Foreign Exchange To BDC Operators

A file photo of the CBN Headquarters in Abuja.   The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced an end to the weekly allocation and sale of foreign exchange to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators in the country. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the announcement on Tuesday while briefing reporters on the outcomes of the …

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Simone Biles Says ‘Mental Health’ Concerns Led To Olympic Final Withdrawal

USA’s Simone Biles reacts after competing in the artistic gymnastics vault event of the women’s qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)     Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles said “mental health” concerns had led to her withdrawal from …

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Moroccan Boxer Tries To Bite Opponent In Tokyo Olympics Defeat

Morocco’s Youness Baalla (red) and New Zealand’s David Nyika fight during their men’s heavy (81-91kg) preliminaries round of 16 boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)     Moroccan heavyweight boxer Youness Baalla attempted to bite David Nyika’s …

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One Dead, Four Missing In Blast At German Chemical Park

A dark cloud of smoke rises above the chemical park in Leverkusen, Germany, July 27, 2021. (AFP Photo)     One person has died and four are missing after an explosion at a chemical park in western Germany, the site operator said Tuesday, urging residents to stay indoors as a column of black smoke billowed …

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One Dead, Four Missing In German Chemical Park Blast

Smoke rises from a landfill and waste incineration area at the Chempark industrial park run by operator Currenta following an explosion in Leverkusen’s Buerrig district, western Germany, on July 27, 2021.   One person has died and four are missing after an explosion at a chemical park in western Germany, the site operator said on …

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