Simone Biles Blames System That ‘Enabled Larry Nassar Abuse’

Elite US gymnast Simone Biles has testified before the Senate about abuse she suffered at the…

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has formally authorised an official probe into alleged crimes against humanity…

Friction Among Taliban Pragmatists, Hard-liners Intensifies

Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a…

Australia to Build Eight Nuclear-powered Submarines Under New Indo-Pacific Security Pact

Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under a new Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States…

SpaceX Launches 4 Amateurs on Private Earth-circling Trip

SpaceX’s first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care…

Liverpool Comeback Sinks Milan in Champions League Epic

Liverpool had to come from behind to win a Champions League thriller against AC Milan at…

Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council Says Nigeria’s Borrowing Unsustainable

Nigeria’s current public debt stock is unsustainable even though the country’s debt-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio…

Military Airstrike Erroneously Hits Civilians in Northeast Nigeria’s Yobe State

A Nigerian military fighter jet believed to be targeting the Islamic State in West African Province(ISWAP)…

Dollar Scarcity May Hamper Shell’s Planned Sale of Nigerian Assets

The current challenge of dollar-crunch in Nigeria may hinder plans by Royal Dutch Shell to sell…

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Phone Call After Viral Vaccine Claims

The White House has offered to arrange a phone call between Nicki Minaj and one of…

Nigeria Says Twitter Ban to Be Lifted Soon

Nigeria’s federal government on Wednesday disclosed that the suspension placed on the operations of international microblog,…

US Donates $6.8m to Combat Human Trafficking in Nigeria

The United States has donated $6.8 million for projects to combat trafficking in persons in Nigeria.…

Attacks on Eritrean Refugees in Tigray ‘Clear War Crimes’

Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of…

French Forces Kill Islamic State Leader in Sahara

The head of the Islamic State group in the Sahara has been killed by French troops,…

Okonjo-Iweala, Biden Listed Among Time’s 100 Most Influential People

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named in Time Magazine’s…

1.6 Million Households, 8 Million People Benefit From Conditional Cash Transfers, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said efforts to reduce poverty in the country continue…

UNIBEN Students Continue Protest Amid Closure Of University

Students of the University of Benin have continued with their protest for the second day to…

‘We Are Not Unmindful Of The Anxiety:’ FG Promises To Restore Twitter

The Federal Government has again pledged to restore Twitter services in the country, hundred days after…

Buhari Swears In Three INEC National Commissioners As FEC Commences

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).…

North Korea Fires Two Ballistic Missiles into Waters Between Japan and Korean Peninsula

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into waters off its eastern coast Wednesday afternoon, two days…

California Governor Newsom Beats back GOP-led Recall

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of…

Billions Blown as Macau Casino Investors Fold Amid Gambling Review

Macau casino operator stocks plummeted by as much as a third on Wednesday, losing around $14…

Google Says It Offers More Than $10bn in Consumer Benefits in South Korea

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday its presence in South Korea equates to nearly 12 trillion…

North and South Korea Conduct Duelling Missile Tests as Arms Race Heats Up

Both North Korea and South Korea test fired ballistic missiles on Wednesday, the latest volley in an…

France Warns Mali Against Deal with Russian Mercenary Firm

French Defence Minister Florence Parly has warned Mali against a deal with Russian private security group…

You’re Pampering Terrorists, Pyrates Confraternity Tells Buhari

The National Association of Seadogs otherwise known as the Pyrates Confraternity, has blamed the attacks on…

Buhari Seeks Senate Approval for $4.179bn, €710m External Loans

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate seeking its consideration and…

Nigeria: Rivers Governor Wike Goes to Supreme Court Over VAT, Wants Stay of Execution Nullified

The Rivers State government on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court of Nigeria to quash the ruling…

BBC: Taliban Leaders in Bust-up at Afghan Presidential Palace

A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up…

Champions League: Lukaku Header Gives Chelsea Win Over Zenit

Chelsea opened their defence of the Champions League with a victory as Romelu Lukaku finally pierced…

Lagos to Raise N25bn through Green Bond

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with FMDQ Group and…

Nigeria: 114 Escapees Recaptured after Kogi Jailbreak

The Controller General for Correctional Services, Haliru Nababa, has said 114 escapees from the Sunday night…

Haiti Prime Minister Henry Sacks Prosecutor Who Accused Him of Links to President Moise’s Assassination

Haiti’s political crisis has worsened after Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Tuesday sacked the chief public…

China’s UK Ambassador Banned from Parliament Over Sanctions

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has been banned from the British parliament because Beijing imposed…

Christian Association of Nigeria Accuses Government of Abandoning 31 Abducted Baptist Students

The Chairman of Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab,…

BBC: British American Tobacco Negotiated Bribe for Mugabe

A BBC Panorama investigation has found evidence that suggests one of Britain’s biggest companies paid a…

US Open Final: Medvedev Ends Djokovic’s Calender Grand Slam Bid

A game from the end of his bid for what would have been the first calendar-year…

As West Ponders Aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan Quick to Provide Relief

As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban…

Britney Spears Announces Engagement to Sam Asghari

Britney Spears has announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend, Sam Asghari. The singer posted a…

Taliban Says Men and Women to Study Separately in Gender-segregated Universities

Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at the postgraduate level, but classrooms…

Biden Orders Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates for 100 million Americans

In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new…

Tobi Amusan Becomes First Nigerian to Win Diamond League Title, Sets African Record in 100m Hurdles

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan set a new African record in the 100m Hurdles event after storming to…

Biden Calls Xi Jinping as US-China Relationship Grows More Fraught

US President Joe Biden spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday amid growing frustration on the…

UN Warns Afghanistan at Risk of ‘Total Breakdown’

The United Nations has warned that Afghanistan is at risk of “total breakdown” of the international…

Nigeria VP Osinbajo Forecasts $450bn Boost In African Economy Via AfCFTA

The Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has forecasted a potential income gain of about $450 billion…

‘Unthinkable’: Buhari Wonders Why Any Igbo Man Would Want to Exit Nigeria

In his first working visit to Imo State since winning a second term, President Muhammadu Buhari…

Nigeria: More Trouble as States Drag FG to Supreme Court Over Stamp Duties Collection

It now appears that more states of the federation have woken up from slumber and are…

Ethiopia Says Tigray Forces beaten in Afar But Tigrayans Deny

Ethiopia’s federal government has said rival forces from the war-hit Tigray region had been beaten in…

AfDB Approves $137mLoan To Support Botswana’s Economic Recovery

African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved  $137million loan to support Botswana in mitigating the effects of…

NFF Defers to FIFA on Ahmed Musa’s International Caps, Accepts 98 Rather Than 100

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has deferred to FIFA’s own record of 98 caps for…

NNPC’s Assets Rise by 18.7% as Corporation Publishes 2020 Audited Results

For the third time since it was established 44 years ago, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…

Rivers Governor Wike Commences Implementation of VAT Law

Governor of Rivers State in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, Nyesom Wike, has raised the alarm over underhand…

Nigeria: FIRS Explains Why It’s Against States’ Collecting VAT

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday explained its opposition to the administration of Value…

Global Financial Crisis Looms as US Risks Defaulting on National Debt

The global financial market may be heading towards an imminent crisis, as the United States is…

Taliban faces defiant protests as “around 100” Americans await escape

Doha, Qatar — A fresh challenge to Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers triggered a heavy-handed response on Tuesday. Taliban gunmen…

Lindsey Graham says United States ‘will be going back’ into Afghanistan

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) says he believes the United States “will be going back into…

South Africa Consumer Confidence Increases in Q3, Following Vaccination Drives

South Africa’s consumer confidence index (CCI) has increased slightly in third quarter from the three months…

Japan Minister Kono May Gain Rival Camp’s Support in PM Race

Japanese COVID-19 vaccine minister Taro Kono’s chances of becoming the next leader of the ruling party,…

El Salvador Leads the World into Cryptocurrency, Adopts Bitcoin as Legal Tender

El Salvador on Tuesday became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal…

Lagos State Doctors Shelve Strike as Government Meets Demands

Following agreements reached with the state government on Monday, medical doctors in Lagos who have been…

Nigeria Flag’s Off Environmental Response to Cholera Outbreak

Nigeria’s Federal Government has flagged off a national campaign on environmental response to combat the ongoing…

Nigeria’s Northeast Borno State to Export Wheat, Gum Arabic to Sudan

Borno State in northeast Nigeria is to export wheat and gum arabic to Sudan. This follows…

Three Judges Involved in Conflicting Exparte Orders to Appear Before Nigeria’s Judicial Council

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad has ordered three judges involved in granting conflicting exparte orders…

Tax War: Despite Losing in Court, Nigeria’s Inland Revenue Service Insists on Collecting VAT

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has directed taxpayers they must continue to comply with their…

Katsina Governor Masari to Shut Down Telecoms Services in Three LGs Over Bandit Attacks

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has said his administration was considering the need to…

NNPC May Float Initial Public Offering in 2024, GMD Kyari Reveals

Nigerians and foreign investors interested in owning shares in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which…

Canada PM Justin Trudeau Hit By Stones on Campaign Trail

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been hit by gravel thrown by protesters during a campaign…

Allianz Under Investigation in Germany Over Investment Funds

German regulators have launched an investigation into the country’s biggest financial company, Allianz, after the demise…

UK PM Johnson to Hike Taxes to Pay for Social Care

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address lawmakers on Tuesday on his plans to fix Britain’s social…

Growing Concerns for Panjshir Residents as Taliban Claims Victory

For the last three weeks, Ahmad Massoud, the son of the late anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah…

Guinea Coup Leader Bars Foreign Travel for Government Officials

Guinean government officials are barred from leaving the country until further notice and a curfew imposed…

Ecobank Announces Tier 1 Capital Increase of $75m Via Arise Investment

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the Lomé based parent company of the Ecobank Group, has announced a capital…

Guinea Opposition Leader Diallo Endorses Coup Against Conde

Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Diallo has welcomed the coup that ousted Alpha Conde from power expressing his…

South Africa: Ramaphosa Welcomes Zuma’s Release as Critics Kick

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he welcomes the decision to release his predecessor Jacob Zuma on…

Health Officials Interrupt Brazil-Argentina World Cup Qualifier, Match Suspended

A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended after Brazilian health officials objected to…

Despite Contradictions, Buhari Describes NNPC’s $697m Net Profit as Jinx Broken

The presidency says for the first time in the history of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari broke…

Voting APC Was Nigeria’s Biggest Mistake: Former VP Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the…

Lukaku Scores on His 100th Cap as Belgium Cruise Past Czechs

Belgium cruised to an impressive 3-0 win over the Czech Republic with Romelu Lukaku marking his…

Tunisia Retains African Basketball Crown After Defeating Ivory Coast

Tunisia defeated Ivory Coast 78-75 at Kigali Arena in the Rwandan capital on Sunday to retain…

Confident Super Eagles Land in Cape Verde for Qatar 2022 Qualifier

The Super Eagles’ contingent for Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying tango with the Blue…

Nigeria Orders Telcos to Suspend Calls, Internet Services in Bandit-ravaged Zamfara State

Following growing insecurity in northern Zamfara State, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has instructed telecommunications companies…

Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Former Presidential Candidate Sowore’s Brother

Suspected herdsmen have killed the younger brother of a former Nigeria presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore. Mr…

Taliban, opposition vie to control Panjshir; Pakistan spy chief flies to Kabul

Taliban and opposition forces were fighting on Saturday for control of the Panjshir valley north of…

Biden moves to declassify documents related to 9/11 terror attacks

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order directing the FBI to declassify documents related…

China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban

China has promised to keep its embassy in Kabul open and “beef up” relations, the Taliban…

Twelve Die in DR Congo After Angola Mine Toxic Leak

Twelve people are dead and 4,500 people have fallen sick in southern Democratic Republic of the…

Development Bank SA Partners With Invest Africa To Create Sustainable Finance Solutions

As a means of generating sustainable finance solutions adapted to African markets, Development Bank of Southern…

‘Height of Corruption and Lawlessness’: Nigeria Governors Kick as Finance Minister Approves Payments For Paris Club Consultants

Governors of Nigeria’s thirty-six states have described the issuance of promissory notes in favour of judgment…

US Grounds Virgin Galactic Flights Pending Mishap Probe

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday barred Virgin Galactic from flying its SpaceShipTwo until…

Japan’s Struggling Prime Minister Suga Steps Down, Sets Stage for New Leader

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday he would step down, setting the stage for…

New Zealand Police Kill ‘Terrorist’ after He Stabs 6 People

New Zealand authorities said Friday they shot and killed a violent extremist after he entered a…

80% of African Countries May Miss Covid Vaccination Goal, WHO Says

Eighty per cent of African countries might miss the goal of vaccinating the most vulnerable among…

Nigeria: Appeal Court Declares Ozigbo PDP’s Candidate in November 6 Anambra Election

The Court of Appeal, Abuja has announced Valentine Oziigbo as the authentic candidate of the People’s…

Nigeria: 6000 Boko Haram Fighters Surrender to Authorities

The Nigeria military says nearly 6,000 Boko Haram members including commanders, fighters and their families have…

Nigeria’s Security Forces Overstretched and Poorly Armed, Katsina Governor Masari Says

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State in northwest Nigeria on Thursday said the nation’s security…

Nigeria: Forensic Audit Uncovers Colossal Mismanagement of $14.5bn NDDC Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that the federal government will take necessary measures to recover the…

Governor El-Rufai Bans Transportation of Livestock ‘In and Out’ of Kaduna

The Kaduna State government has banned the transportation of livestock from the state to other parts…

Nigeria: House Minority Caucus Demands Probe of $418m Judgment Debts

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called for investigation into the payment of…

Joe Biden Abandoned Us, Say Afghan Politicians as Taliban Forms Government

As the Taliban prepares its government for Afghanistan after seizing control once again, politicians who served…

Anambra election: Governor Obiano warns APC, PDP against rigging, reveals what will happen

Awka, Anambra – The governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has warned that anybody planning to rig…

Nigeria’s U.S. Embassy, consulates send crucial message to passport applicants over fake website

FCT, Abuja – The Nigerian Embassy and Consulates-General in the U.S. have raised alarm over a fake…

Dubai travel: Emirates suspends Nigeria flights until September 19

Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates on Friday announced the extension of suspension of Nigeria flights until September…

Arsenal defender determined to stay and fight for starting place

Cedric Soares will stay at Arsenal to fight for a place in the team despite the…

Supreme Court refuses to block restrictive Texas abortion law in 5-4 decision

Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s three Democratic appointees, Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and…

Taliban prepare to reveal new Afghan government amid economic turmoil

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers were preparing on Thursday to unveil their new government as the economy teetered…

Extend Boko Haram pardon to convicted soldiers, Falana urges Buhari

HUMAN rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written a letter to the President, Major General…

Sacked ministers failed to meet target, Buhari plans more evaluation

FORMER Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Nanono; and former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, were sacked by…

Buhari: full impact of our projects will be felt long after my exit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration’s projects are designed to yield long-term benefits. He…

Nigeria: More Trouble For Embattled PDP Chairman Secondus as Ward Suspends Him

There appears to be more trouble for the embattled national chairman of Nigeria’s opposition People’s Democratic…

Ivory Coast TV Presenter Convicted of Glorifying Rape

A television presenter in Ivory Coast was convicted on Wednesday of glorifying rape and given a…

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Men’s All-time International Scoring Record

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 110th international goal for Portugal to overtake Iran’s Ali Daei as…

Ten-man World Champions France Held to Disappointing Draw by Bosnia

World champions France were held to a disappointing 1-1 home draw by Bosnia and Herzegovina after…

New York City Mayor Declares State of Emergency after Record-breaking Rain

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency on Wednesday night due…

South Korean Health Workers Drop Strike Plans after Agreement

South Korean frontline health workers on Thursday dropped plans to strike after they reached an agreement…

Harry Maguire on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United return

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has spoken about the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, saying that it’s…

Ex-South Africa President Zuma Accuses Judiciary of Doubting Medical Report

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has accused the country’s judiciary of not trusting a medical…

Kenya Gives Deadline Over Unclaimed Sex Toys and Drones

Kenya’s customs authorities are ready to auction sex toys, civilian drones and shisha pipes should importers…

Hurricane Ida’s Aftermath: No Power, No Flights, Scant Drinking Water

Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans sweltered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Tuesday with no…

Biden Defends Departure from ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan, Praises Airlift

A defensive President Joe Biden called the U.S. airlift to extract more than 120,000 Americans, Afghans…

South Korea in Eleventh-hour Talks to Forestall Strike By Health Workers

South Korean government officials were in last-ditch efforts on Wednesday to stave off a strike by…

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