At Least Five Dead as Tornado Outbreak Rips Across US Deep South

Tornadoes and severe storms have torn through the Deep South in the United States, killing at…

Police Arrests 10 People at Violent Protest in Bristol, England

Ten people were arrested in the city of Bristol in southwest England on Friday after protests…

Germany’s Plan to Return Looted Benin Bronzes Piles Pressure on Britain to Change Stance

There are strong indications that German authorities may hand over some Benin Bronzes to Nigeria in…

Nigeria’s State-owned Oil Company Says No Increase in Petrol Price Until Negotiation with Labour Is Done

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it would maintain its current ex-depot price of…

Biden Invites Russia, China to First Global Climate Talks

President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among…

Fox News Sued for $1.6bn Over US Election Fraud Claims

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.6bn (£1.2bn) defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing it promoted…

‘You Could Be Shot in the Head’: Myanmar Junta Issues Chilling Warning, Several Killed on Saturday

Several civilians were reported killed across Myanmar on Saturday as the military government puts on a…

Ship Stuck in Suez Canal Could Be Refloated ‘as Soon as Saturday’

The large container ship trapped in the Suez Canal could be dislodged as soon as Saturday,…

Facebook Freezes Venezuela President Maduro’s Page Over Covid Misinformation

Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19…

Fintech Startup Kuda Raises $25m to Provide Digital-only Banking Services to Every African

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda has raised $25 million in a Series A round led by Valar…

US and China Diplomats Clash Publicly During First Talks of Biden Presidency

The first high-level US-China talks of the Biden administration got off to a fiery start on…

Spurs ‘Failed at the Basics of Life’: Mourinho Carpets Players after Europa Loss to Dinamo Zagreb

Jose Mourinho apologised to Tottenham fans and said his players failed “at the basics of life”…

Pogba Winner Eliminates AC Milan from Europa League

Paul Pogba returned from injury to send Manchester United into the Europa League quarter-finals and manager…

Six Months after, Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari Returns Home from Dubai

Six months after she left for Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha…

Nigeria: South-east, South-south Leaders Reject PDP’s Panel Report, Insist on Power Shift

South-east and South-south leaders on Friday rejected the report of a committee set up by the…

NBS Report: APC Govt Is Lying About Job Creation, Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led the Federal Government…

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Sign Two-fight Deal to Crown Undisputed Heavyweight Champion

After months of arduous negotiations between competing promoters and rival champions, the contract for a two-fight…

Real Madrid into Champions League Quarterfinals After Beating Atalanta

Real Madrid easily overcame Atalanta 3-1 at home in their Champions League last-16 second leg on…

Cuomo Should Resign if Investigation Confirms Claims, Biden Says

The pressure against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations reached the White House…

Excitement as Zenith Bank Pays $248m Dividend

Shareholders of Zenith Bank Plc on Tuesday approved the payment of proposed N94.19 billion (about $248m)…

Trade Restrictions Policy Meant to Protect Local Industries, Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor Tells Okonjo-Iweala

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday defended the apex bank’s…

Nigeria Government Rejects ‘Defamatory Video’ Against Country’s Embassy in Switzerland

Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied claims by one of its citizens resident in Switzerland…

Kenyan Authorities Defend Recruiting Police Officers With Low Grades

Authorities in Kenya have defended the recruitment process of officers, saying that those with higher grades…

Senators Divided Over Bill To Establish Armed Forces Service Commission

A bill that seeks to create an Armed Forces Commission stirred controversy on Wednesday in the…

Nigerian Payments Company Flutterwave Raises $170m, Now Valued at Over $1bn

The proliferation of fintech services across Africa remains in full swing as investors remain bullish about…

Delta State Challenges Nigeria Government Over £4.2m Repatriated Funds from UK

The Delta State government in Nigeria on Tuesday faulted the decision of the federal government to…

Nigeria: APC Has No Zoning Agreement on 2023 Presidency, Says Kogi Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Sunday rekindled the controversy over the rotational presidency with…

International Women’s Day: Bring Abductions To An End, Aisha Buhari Charges Nigerian Leaders

The first lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerian leaders to bring an immediate end…

Austria Suspends AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Batch after Death

Austrian authorities have suspended inoculations with a batch of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as a precaution while…

Nigeria’s Northern States Tighten Security to Curb Schoolchildren Abductions

No fewer than 11 Northern states have beefed up security around schools to prevent the abduction…

Buhari Hails VP Osinbajo at 64, Says He is Reliable, Dedicated

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) as he marks his 64th…

Laporta Returns as Barcelona President after Winning Sunday’s Elections

Joan Laporta has been elected the new president of Barcelona, returning to the post he previously…

Buhari, Osinbajo To Take COVID-19 Vaccine On Saturday, Says NPHCDA Boss

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib has…

Dolly Parton Gets COVID-19 Vaccine, Urges Fans To Do Same

From “Jolene” to “Vaccine” — country music legend Dolly Parton has received her first COVID-19 shot and urged…

Name Schoolgirls’ Abductors, Nigerian Socio-cultural Groups Tell Zamfara Governor

Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Bello Matawalle, came under fire on Monday over his statement that he…

As Fuel Queues Return, Nigeria’s State-owned Oil Company Cautions Against Panic Buying

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) have…

Dangote: Nigeria to Save $2.5bn Annually from Petrochemical, Fertiliser Plants

The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said that the Nigerian economy will be…

No Fuel Price Increase In March, Says NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied reports of any increment in the price of…

Donald Trump Says He Might Run For US President In 2024

Donald Trump told conservatives Sunday he was considering running for president again in 2024, as he reasserted dominance…

Nigerian Govt Launches Strategy For Effective COVID-19 Vaccination

Ahead of the receipt of the first batch of the COVAX vaccines, the Federal Government is…

Biden: Strikes in Syria Sent Warning to Iran to ‘Be Careful’

President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize US airstrikes in…

Third Mainland Bridge Reopens Fully Today – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing has said that the Third Mainland Bridge will be fully…

Lagos Traffic Officials To Wear Body Cameras – LASTMA GM

The General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Olajide Oduyoye says the agency will employ…

Nigeria Loses $500m Over Extended EU Ban On Beans

Beans growers have estimated that the country is losing about $500 mil­lion due to the continuous…

No Support From FG On Rescue Of Kagara Students, Gov Bello Laments

Governor Abubakar Bello has lamented the lack of support from the Federal Government in the rescue…

RwandAir to Become First in Africa to Implement IATA Travel Pass

RwandAir is set to become the first African airline to trial the International Air Transport Association…

UK Supreme Court rejects IS bride’s legal bid to return

Britain’s highest court on Friday rejected a bid by a woman who was stripped of her…

Niger State Governor Says Federal Government Not Helping in Securing Kagara Schoolboys’ Release

The Niger State Government in Nigeria on Thursday accused the federal government of not doing enough…

We Will Deal With Banditry, Insurgency – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said there will be no softening of the ongoing measures aimed…

Gunmen abduct over 300 girls in Zamfara school

Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School,…

US Conducts Air Strikes on ‘Iran-backed Militia’ in Syria

US President Joe Biden on Thursday directed military air strikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging…

Biden seeks to ‘reinvigorate’ US-Canada relations in first bilateral meeting with Trudeau

President Joe Biden will hold a virtual tête-à-tête with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday –…

Senate Confirms Nomination Of Ex-Service Chiefs As Ambassadors

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors,…

Alleged ₦2.2bn Fraud: Court Grants Fayose’s Request To Travel Abroad For Treatment

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted permission to former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele…

Taraba Resident Doctors Suspend Strike, Lose Member To COVID-19

The Association of Resident Doctors in Taraba State has suspended its over seven-week-old indefinite strike action.…

Nigerian Air Force Confirms Seven Personnel Dead in Military Plane Crash

Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao has ordered an immediate investigation into…

With Rising Poverty and Unemployment, Nigeria Sitting on Time Bomb, Report Says

The Financial Derivatives Company Limited (FDC) has stressed that Nigeria’s high unemployment (27.1%), its large youth…

Gunmen Abduct UNIPORT Lecturer, Rivers Traditional Ruler

Gunmen have abducted a lecturer with the University of Port Harcourt, Dr Jones Ayuwo, and a…

Ortom Slams Bala Mohammed, Calls Him ‘Terrorist Terrorising Nigeria’

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday accused his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, of being…

US Supreme Court Allows Release of Trump Tax Returns

In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has declined to step…

Goods, Shops Destroyed As Fire Guts Market In Port Harcourt

Goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed following the fire that gutted a market in…

Govt Will Not Pay Ransom To Secure Release Of Kagara Students, Says Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, has said that no ransom will be paid for…

Herders Don’t Need Your Consent to Reside in Forests, Bauchi Governor Mohammed Tells Ondo Governor Akeredolu

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Friday said citizens do not need the permission of his…

Taiwan Deploys Missiles after Chinese Jets ‘Enter Its Air Zone’

Taiwan’s air force has activated its missile system after eight Chinese fighter jets flew into the…

Bitcoin Gains 92% in 2021, Hits Fresh High of $56,000

Bitcoin hit a fresh high in Asian trading on Saturday, extending a two-month rally that saw…

Shell Rattled By Bank Accounts Restrictions, as Aiteo Seeks $4bn for ‘16 Million Barrels of Crude Diverted’

There are strong indications that Tuesday’s injunction of a Federal High Court, Lagos, barring Royal Dutch…

WTO to UK: Don’t Wait for Surplus, Send Vaccines to Poorer Nations Now

The UK should donate vaccines to developing countries now rather than waiting until it has a…

Nigeria Labour Congress Declares Strike in 18 States over Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday directed workers in all the states where the national…

Africa Surpasses 100,000 Confirmed Covid-19 Death

Africa has surpassed 100,000 confirmed deaths from Covid-19 as a second wave of infections overwhelms hospitals. Praised…

G7 Summit: UK Pledges Covid-19 Vaccine Surplus to Poorer Countries

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pledging to donate most of the UK’s surplus vaccine supply…

Biden Withdraws Trump’s Restoration of UN Sanctions on Iran

The Biden administration on Thursday rescinded former president Donald Trump’s restoration of UN sanctions on Iran,…

Seventy-year-old Man Arrested in Hit-And-Run Death of Nicki Minaj’s Father

A 70-year-old man has been arrested  in the hit-and-run death of rapper Nicki Minaj’s father. Charles…

NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of…

Nigeria: PDP Governors Restate Case for Decentralised Police

Amidst the worsening insecurity in the country, governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic…

New York Governor Cuomo under Investigation By FBI for Nursing Home Deaths

The FBI and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are investigating Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus task force with…

Osaka Reaches Australian Open Final, Ends Williams’ Bid for Record-equalling 24th Grand Slam

Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title in a storm…

Facebook Blocks News Content in Australia

Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because…

IMF Backs CBN, Cautions against Cryptocurrency Transactions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned against transacting in cryptocurrency, saying regulating the digital currency…

Don’t Be Cowards, Stand Up to Bandits, Defence Minister Tells Nigerians

Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), on Wednesday rallied Nigerians to defend themselves…

Analysts Project $100 Supercycle for Oil Post-pandemic

A steady rise in oil prices since late last year could presage a new ‘supercycle’ in…

Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Front Runner to Become Next Bournemouth Manager

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is the front runner to become Bournemouth’s new boss. The Cherries board…

Man City Beat Everton, Go 10 Points Clear With 17th Straight Win

Manchester City moved 10 points clear at the Premier League summit with a 1-3 win over…

Porto 2 Juventus 1: Ronaldo and Co Fall to First Leg Loss in Portugal

Porto stunned Juventus by punishing a huge error to score after 63 seconds of Wednesday’s Champions…

Niger Govt Releases Names Of Students, Teachers, Others Abducted From Kagara School

The Niger State Government has released the names of the students, teachers, and other residents abducted…

Nigeria: It’s Criminal to Equate N’Delta Militants with Bandits, Clark Says

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has faulted the attempts to equate Niger Delta militants with Northern…

Okonjo-Iweala: My Emergence will Open Doors for Women

Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said…

Nigerians Use #BelikeNgozi Challenge to Pay Tribute to New WTO Boss Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s former minister of finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday made history by becoming the first…

Invictus Obi: US Court Sentences Obinwanne Okeke to 10 Years in Jail for $11m Fraud

Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, was on Tuesday sentenced in the United States to…

Strike hits varsities hard, students battle filth, water, power problems

The strike by non-academic unions in public universities has taken its toll on the institutions as…

How things have changed since Barcelona beat PSG 6-1

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain meet again in this season’s Champions League last 16, and it’s not…

Liverpool target David Alaba confirms negotiations remain ongoing

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has been expected to leave the Bavarian club this summer for some time…

UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Barcelona vs. PSG live stream, TV channel, start time, lineups, odds

The UEFA Champions League knockout stage is here with the Round of 16 starting on Tuesday.…

‘It’s like we’re trying our best to help the virus’: A fourth wave is looming if US fails to contain COVID-19 variants, experts say

COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates are falling nationwide, but experts talk in dire terms about what will happen…

Fabinho and James Milner to face late fitness tests before RB Leipzig clash

Liverpool will give late fitness tests to Fabinho and James Milner before their Champions League clash…

World’s Largest Miner BHP Reports Best First Half Profit in Seven Years

BHP Group on Tuesday reported its best first-half profit in seven years and declared a record…

Pelosi Says lndependent Commission to Investigate Capitol Riots

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will establish an “outside, independent” commission to investigate the…

Luxury Car Brand Jaguar to Go All-electric by 2025

Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday…

WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Promises to Reform WTO, Prioritise Fair Access to Covid-19 Vaccines

With her emergence on Monday as the first African and first female to be the Director-General…

Belarusian Police Mount Raids On Journalists, Activists

Police in Belarus on Tuesday raided the homes and offices of more than 20 journalists, rights…

North Korea ‘Tried To Hack’ Pfizer For Vaccine Info – South’s Spies

North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a…

Tuesday Update: Okonjo-Iweala, Security Meetings And COVID-19 Vaccines

Good morning. We are reporting on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s landmark achievement, a series of security meetings to…

Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm 40-Year-Old Abdulrasheed Bawa As EFCC Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of…

Justice Zondo Seeks Jail for Former SA President Zuma Over ‘Contempt of Court’

The Chairman of an official inquiry into “state capture” in South Africa, Justice Zondo has said…

Risk of global food shortages due to Covid has increased, says UN envoy

People living in poverty around the world are in danger of food shortages as the coronavirus…

Buhari Condemns Nationwide Ethnic Violence, Vows to Protect All Nigerian Groups

President Muhammadu Buhari has flayed the reported cases of ethnic violence across the country, saying his…

China Overtakes US As EU’s Biggest Trading Partner

China last year overtook the United States as the EU’s biggest trading partner, the EU statistics…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes History as First Female, First African DG of WTO

A former Nigerian Minister of Finance and coordinating minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Expecting Second Child

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their second child, the couple revealed in a…

Myanmar Protests Resume Despite Heavy Military Presence, Internet Restored

Pro-democracy protests resumed in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, on Monday two weeks after the military seized…

Bill Gates Says Solving Covid Easy Compared With Climate

Fifty-one billion and zero – the two numbers Bill Gates says you need to know about…

President Erdogan Accuses US Of Supporting Terrorists In Iraq

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the United States of siding with “terrorists” after blaming…

Okonjo-Iweala To Be Confirmed As WTO Boss Today

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of…

Criminal Herders Are Being Tried And Convicted Across Nigeria – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday said “thousands of” herdsmen are being tried and convicted across the country…

Support Grows for Capitol Riot Inquiry After Trump Acquittal

A day after former President Donald Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appeared…

Nigeria: Outrage as Bandits Kill 121 in Kaduna This Year

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) and the Kaduna State chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle…

Julian Assange: Biden administration appeals UK ruling against WikiLeaks co-founder’s extradition

The US government has appealed against a UK judge’s ruling blocking the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Believes the WTO Can Change the World. But First It Needs Reform

On its surface, the mandate of the World Trade Organization is relatively circumscribed: to make and…

Popular Comedian, Mr Macaroni, Arrested At Lekki Toll Gate Protest

Popular entertainer and activist, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, was on Saturday arrested at…

Mourinho Questions Bale’s Social Media Post Ahead of Spurs-Man City Clash

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says a midweek social media post by Gareth Bale was a “contradiction”…

COVID-19 Will Remain With Us – ECDC Chief

The world should be prepared for the coronavirus to continue to circulate long-term despite the roll-out…