UN launches probe over viral video of sex inside official car

June 27, 2020 BBC 0

The United Nations (UN) says it has launched investigation into a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel. Spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, told UN correspondents in New York on Friday that the organisation was “shocked and deeply disturbed” by the footage. Dujarric confirmed that the video featured a Read More

Breaking: At last, autopsy exposes what led to death of George Floyd in US

June 1, 2020 BBC 0

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest in the US, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private autopsy has found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by his family said, BBC reports. The findings differ from an official preliminary autopsy carried out by the Read More

Breaking: 160 Stranded Nigerians from US land in Abuja

May 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 160 Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have landed in Abuja, Channels Television is reporting. A plane carrying the returnees arrived on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines plane touched down at the airport in the Federal Capital Territory Read More

Breaking: First batch of stranded Nigerians from US head home

May 10, 2020 NAN 0

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on their way back home. 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees. They are returning aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded abroad. In line with the Read More

Breaking: US death toll surpasses 65,000

May 2, 2020 BBC 0

More than 65,000 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the US – Johns Hopkins University, according to BBC. As elsewhere the real figure will be higher Both France and Italy record fewer than 200 deaths in a 24-hour period UK coronavirus fatalities stand at 28,131, but death rate is slowing UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick pledges £76m to support ‘most Read More

Breaking: At last, Trump reveals where, how Covid-19 originated

April 30, 2020 Editor 0

US President Donald Trump claims he has seen evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory. Speaking at a White House news conference he said China either could not stop spread of the virus, or let it spread, Skynews reports. He declined to say whether he holds the Chinese President Xi Jinping responsible for what he Read More

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Breaking: Real cause of fire at CAC headquarters revealed

April 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Registrar General  of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)  Abubakar Garba has said no document or life was lost to the fire which gutted part of the seven-storey building Headquarters of the  organisation in Abuja on Wednesday. While confirming the incident, Garba told the News Agency of Nigeria that the fire resulted from power surge caused by the outer units of Read More

Breaking: US death toll now over 20, 000 as Covid-19 cases escalate

April 11, 2020 Agency Report 0

The United States has surpassed Italy for the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in the world, reporting 20,071 fatalities according to a Johns Hopkins University tally on Saturday. The US has recorded a total death toll of 20,071, surpassing Italy’s death toll of 19,468. Cases in the US topped 522,000 on Saturday. The grim milestone was reached as the country reported more Read More

Breaking: US Coronavirus deaths now over 10,000

April 6, 2020 Agency report 0

The COVID-19 death toll in the US has surpassed 10,000 from almost 350,000 coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Spain has reported 4,273 new cases of the coronavirus with 637 new deaths on the fourth day the daily totals have declined. The total number of deaths in Spain from COVID-19 as of Monday stands at 13,055 among Read More

Breaking: Italy’s death toll hits 14,681 as Coronavirus cases reach 119,827… global deaths now over 55,000

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

UN chief Antonio Guterres renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said on Friday, referring to countries such as Syria, Libya and Yemen. “The COVID-19 storm is now coming to all these theatres of conflict.” Read More

Coronavirus: Over 1m people infected globally as death toll hits 53, 000

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally soars past one million as the US reports more than 1,100 deaths in a day. The number of coronavirus deaths topped 50,000 around the world on Friday as another grim milestone was reached with more than one million confirmed infections. The United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far at nearly Read More

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Coronavirus: Reps take critical decision

March 18, 2020 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has asked management of the the National Assembly to immediately make arrangements for the testing of entrants to the National Assembly,  as well as ban visitors to the complex, as a move against spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.  The House in a resolution on Wednesday, also urged the federal government to ban public gatherings, including open religious Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour exposes govs as Kwara, Niger raise concerns; Taraba adamant *See states on workers’ strike list

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday said 16 states of the federation were yet to implement the M30,000 national minimum wage, while 16 others  had commenced implementation. NLC President Ayuba Wabba, who announced this at the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the congress, said its state councils had already been empowered to mobilise their members to withdraw their services once there Read More

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Breaking: FG swings into action over US visa ban

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee to look into the recent visa ban order on Nigeria and five other countries An official press statement from the special adviser to the President on media and publicity Femi Adesina reads, “On January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced temporary travel restrictions on six countries, including Nigeria. Read More

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Curtains fall on AFFAN sports tourney

January 27, 2020 Editor 0

The #GirlsRGame competition organised by the Association of Former Female Athletes (AFFAN) climaxed to a great spectacle at the Government Girls Secondary School Dutse, Abuja on Thursday. The three-day competition aimed at mentoring and empowering girls through sports featured over 50 students across four departments who participated in Volleyball, Basketball and Football. The Inter-departmental competition saw Humanities clinch the gold Read More

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Iran: US House clips Trump’s wings

January 10, 2020 Editor 0

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the US House voted Thursday to restrict his future military action against Iran, as lawmakers sought to claw back congressional war powers from the White House. The non-binding resolution was introduced by Democrats after Trump’s order to kill an Iranian commander and retaliatory missile strikes by the Islamic republic dramatically escalated tensions and Read More

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Soleimani: Germany, France make crucial declaration on World war 111

January 4, 2020 Editor 0

Germany and France have joined other world leaders in reaction to the killing of Iranian top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US government. Maj.-Gen. Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed in a US airstrike on his convoy at Baghdad airport on Friday rising the tension of another World War. Read More

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After Iranian military commander’s death: US tells citizens what to do

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

Following the assassination of top Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad, the US State Department on Friday told US citizens to leave Iraq immediately. The US State Department has also suspended all consular operations in Iraq. “Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, we urge US citizens to depart Iraq immediately,” the State Department tweeted. “Due to Iranian-backed Read More