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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Cross 89,000 As US Reaches New Infection Landmark

  Nigeria on Saturday crossed 89,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases with five hundred and seventy-six new infections (576) as the US reached a landmark number of infections.  The new infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s latest figures showed, were confirmed in fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), taking the total cases to …

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COVID-19: Israel To Vaccinate Two Million People By The End Of January

An illustration picture shows vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached, with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, on November 17, 2020. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP   Israel said Sunday two million people will have received a two-dose Covid-19 vaccination by the end of January, a pace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasts is the world’s …

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Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Abduct Aid Worker, Others Along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road

A map of Borno, a state in north-east Nigeria.   An aid worker has been abducted along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road. Family sources confirmed the abduction of one Abubakar Idris, a staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Maiduguri. The abduction occurred on Saturday morning around Jakana village, where no fewer than …

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29-Year-Old Man Arrested For Breaking Into Japanese Emperor’s Residence

File Photo: Japan’s Emperor Akihito (R) Leaves the Kashikodokoro imperial sanctuary inside the Imperial Palace after a ritual to report the conduct of his abdication ceremony in Tokyo on April 30, 2019.  STR / Japan Pool / AFP   A 29-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into the Tokyo residence of Emperor Naruhito, …

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US Election: 11 Republican Senators To Challenge Biden’s Presidential Victory

File photo: US President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 25, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP   A group of Republican senators led by veteran lawmaker Ted Cruz said Saturday they will challenge Joe Biden’s election win — the latest last-ditch move to support Donald Trump’s …

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SERAP Asks Buhari To Probe Missing ₦3.8bn In Health Ministry, NAFDAC, Others

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to “probe allegations that ₦3,836,685,213.13 of public funds meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen.” SERAP in a statement issued on Sunday by its …

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Golden Eaglets Depart Nigeria For WAFU B U-17 Tournament

File photo of the Golden Eaglets departing Nigeria for Lome ahead of the West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, Togo on January 5, 2021.   Nigeria’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets have left the country for the West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, …

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Fifth Body Found In Norway Mudslide, Five More Still Missing

Rescue workers with a dog search the area on January 2, 2021 following the landslide that hit a residential area in Ask in Gjerdrum during Christmas. Tor Erik Schroeder / NTB / AFP   Rescue workers have uncovered a fifth body four days after a landslide buried homes near Norway’s capital, police said Sunday, as …

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Police Parade 45 Suspected Criminals In Ogun

Some of the suspects being paraded by the Ogun State Police Command in Abeokuta on January 3, 2021.     The Ogun State Police Command has paraded about 45 suspected criminals including a 35-year-old mother of two arrested for human trafficking. Parading the suspects which include rapists, armed robbery suspects, cultists among others, the state …

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