Buhari, Akufo-Addo, Adesina, Saraki, PDP Mourn Jerry Rawlings

President Muhammadu Buhari; Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo; President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina; former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were among personages and groups that yesterday condoled with the government and people of Ghana over the passage of their former President, Jerry Rawlings.Rawlings died […]

Britain: Time to unbundle the Nigerian contraption

The Prime Minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson has a choice either to make history or follow the dehumanizing history of his forebears for lumping Northern Nigeria and  Southern Nigeria Protectorate together, against the people’s volition in a forceful Almagamtion in 1914 by Lord Frederick Lugard. Devoid of cathartic memories, the solemn event marked the […]

Soldiers shot at Nigerians protesting against police brutality, Amnesty International says

Amnesty International says Nigerian soldiers have opened fire on people in Lagos protesting against alleged police brutality, injuring more than 20. Thousands of Nigerians have been demonstrating daily for nearly two weeks against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has been accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders. The unit was disbanded on October 11 […]

#EndSARS protesters arrested in Egypt

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality in their home country were arrested in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. However, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, denied the Nigerian government involvement in the Nigerians’ arrest. She also explained that the Nigerians were not arrested at the Nigerian Embassy but at another location. In a video that […]

Cambridge Analytica did not misuse data in EU referendum, says watchdog

Information commissioner closes three-year investigation into collapsed firm after Brexit vote The data watchdog has closed its investigation into Cambridge Analytica, concluding that the controversial data company did not directly misuse data to influence the Brexit referendum. Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, said her team also found no evidence Cambridge Analytica aided Russian intervention in the […]

William warns Earth is at ‘tipping point’ as he launches environmental prize

The Duke of Cambridge warned that the world’s future is at a “tipping point” as he launched his ambitious £50 million Earthshot Prize. In a series of interviews, William set out his ambition to use his global environmental competition to encourage the public, scientists, businesses and even cities to come up with ideas, solutions and […]

TikTok urges court to block Trump’s ban on app in US

TikTok is urging a federal court to block US President Donald Trump from banning the video app, arguing the move is motivated by election politics rather than legitimate national security concerns. The Chinese-owned app — which is wildly popular in the US — has come under fire as tensions escalate between Beijing and Washington, with […]

Former Botswana President Ian Khama Says Zimbabwean Crisis Is Man-made

Former Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama has castigated the Zimbabwean government for the alleged abductions of activists, arbitrary arrests of journalists and the mass migrations of citizens to neighbouring countries. Speaking in a webinar meeting to discuss the state of affairs in Southern African nations, Khama said what has only changed in Zimbabwe since […]

Kenya: Lives at Risk as Kemsa Probe Puts Brakes on Drug Supplies

Failure by the government to buy essential medical supplies due to the ongoing corruption investigations is putting millions of lives at risk, health professionals warn. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials took all the records at Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) and stopped payments almost two weeks ago. Consequently, no procurement is ongoing at Kemsa […]

Trump says coronavirus vaccine could be ready in a month

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a coronavirus vaccine may be available within a month — an acceleration of even his own optimistic predictions — but added that the pandemic could go away by itself. “We’re very close to having a vaccine,” he told a town hall question-and-answer session with voters in Pennsylvania aired […]