COVID-19: India vaccinates 10 million people daily

August 28, 2021 AFP 0

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The government has been stung by Read More

Global crises: The West’s new response

August 26, 2021 Yusuf Yerima 0

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan affirms the west new response to global security and economic crisis in Africa and the rest of the world. That response is to ensure minimal sacrifice in achieving its goals in any country and ultimately abandoning the country to its fate. The United States invaded Afghanistan because the Taliban regime sheltered Osama Bin Laden’s Read More

Breaking: Taliban in Afghanistan issue fresh quit order to US Troops

August 23, 2021 Editor 0

The Taliban say they will not extend the deadline for Western forces to leave Afghanistan. Spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the BBC that 31 August was a red line and that any extension would be a “clear violation” of the Doha agreement between the United States and the Taliban. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to request that US troops Read More

Premier League: Chelsea’s Pulisic out of Arsenal clash, Kante, Ziyech

August 21, 2021 ESPN 0

Chelsea and United States men’s national team midfielder Christian Pulisic will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. Manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Friday that the 22-year-old has not trained with the side since Wednesday following his positive test and will isolate for at least 10 days under government guidelines. “Christian is unfortunately pretty easy to explain,” Tuchel told Read More

Mosquito and malaria

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More

Apollo 11: Marking 60 years of man’s terrestrial romance with space

August 17, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

Man is inexplicably the most adventurous species amid the living things. Among men, there are men; few are die-hard audacious, few others are chickenhearted while the rest are in-between. President John F. Kennedy of the United States of America was one of the most progressive and visionary world leaders of the 20th century. Precisely, on May 25, 1961, President Kennedy Read More

Happening now: Fear envelops Afghanistan as evacuation resumes, Biden defends troops’ pullout

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed a day after the Taliban’s military takeover triggered panic in Kabul and thousands mobbed the city’s international airport in a desperate attempt to flee. A Western security official told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that the Kabul airport’s tarmac and runway – which troops from the United States control – were now clear of Read More

CNG petitions US, demands fairness in Kyari’s investigation

August 16, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has petitioned the United States Embassy in Nigeria, demanding for fairness in the matter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari. The CNG in a letter served and duly endorsed by the American Embassy in Abuja on August 14, said it did not deny the FBI Read More

Sterling Bank partners Nexford to create global talent pipeline

August 15, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc and Nexford University, a United States (US) based next generation online university, have entered into a new partnership that will create global emerging markets’ talent pipeline known as “Fund Your Future” as part of Nexford’s wider ‘Learn to Earn’ for emerging markets. Divisional Head, Health and Education sectors with Sterling Bank, Mr. Obinna Ukachukwu, who disclosed this Read More

Restoration Bible Church carries out 53 highly subsidized surgeries

August 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna based Church, Restoration Bible Church and Ministries has carried out about 53 highly subsidized surgeries for indigent Nigerians as part of it’s medical outreach. The exercise was carried out in collaboration with Medical Missions International from the United States of America. The surgeries ranging from multiple fibroid, hyenia and other minor surgeries were carried out by a team of American Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Sambawa thumbs up Nigeria’s performance, wants more investment in sport, youth unemployment

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Minister of Sports and Social development, Saidu Samaila Sambawa, believes that in Sunday Dare, the federal government has found the most capable individual, with the capacity to curb youth restiveness through sports.  Speaking from his base in the United States of America, Sambawa, praised the Oyo state-born administrator for achieving so much in just under two years and advised Read More

Courses of action in the US request for extradition

August 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is no longer news that a US court has issued a request for the extradition of Abba Kyari. Debates have ensued should the FGN extradite him or not? Permit me to say my piece: It is first important to note that extradition as a process is not governed by an international treaty or overseen by the United Nations. It Read More

‘Heartbroken’ Messi announces ‘next destination club’ after Barcelona exit *Life and times of Argentine at Camp Nou

August 8, 2021 BBC 0

An emotional Lionel Messi said joining Paris St-Germain was “a possibility, but nothing is agreed” as he confirmed his exit from Barcelona. Messi is ending his 21-year association with Barca, who cannot afford to honour the new contract they agreed with him because of La Liga’s salary limit. The record six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 34, is now a free agent. “My family Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil, USA win football, basketball gold

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

Brazil defended their Olympic men’s football title following a dramatic extra-time victory over Spain at the Nissan Stadium. Substitute Malcom raced in behind and slotted home the winner after 108 minutes to hand Brazil the gold medal. Five years ago, Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil beat Germany to win their first gold on home soil. Mikel Oyarzabal’s volley Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

FG bemoans U.S, EU’s rejection of Nigeria made foods, warns exporters to be compliant

August 3, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The federal government is worried over rejection of food produced in Nigeria for the international market. The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Moji Adeyeye, who observed this particularly decried the incessant rejection of food and agricultural commodities from Nigeria by the United States of America (USA) and the European Union member Read More

Breaking – Hushpuppi: Police slam suspension on DCP Abba Kyari

August 1, 2021 Editor 0

With the approval of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to his suspension from his job, Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has sunk deeper into the mess which unravelled last week with his indictment in the US, with possible extradition to the US starring him in the face. Hours after the Inspector General of Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

Breaking: France stun USA in Tokyo Olympics basketball opener

July 25, 2021 Editor 0

Favourites Team United States of America men basketball team have been defeated by France in their opening game of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the end of the match, France got the vital victory after beating basketball giants USA 83-76. With the latest development, France have ended USA 25-match winning streak. It marks the United States’ first Read More

Messi mobbed in US days after leading Argentina to win Copa America

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

Lionel Messi was mobbed by hundreds of fans outside an Italian restaurant in Miami, Florida as the Argentine takes some well-needed rest before heading back to Barcelona. The 34-year-old has endured a summer like no other after he was effectively released by Barcelona at the start of July, before lifting his first eve international trophy title with Argentina in the Read More

6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft depart US for Nigeria

July 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Airforce on Thursday said the first batch of 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 enroute Nigeria.Director of Public Relations and Information (NAF) Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said, the 6 aircraft will be leapfrogged through 5 countries.According to him, the countries includes Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria Read More

‘The Fashion Knot’, a dream that refused to die -CEO

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

New Fashion brand, The Fashion Knot, founded by Francoise Merus, a Ghanaian Haitian-American woman currently residing in Atlanta, Georgias in the United States is beginning to warm its way into people’s hearts. Between June 18 and the present in which it was launched it has garnered over 10 thousand followers. In a little over one month. Thanks to another creation Read More