Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Family Clears Air On Cause Of Jerry Rawlings’s Death

The family of late Jerry Rawlings, a former president of Ghana, has made clarification on the cause of his death. Rawlings was confirmed dead on Thursday morning. Some people had said that the former president died of COVID-19. Contrary to reports, the family in a statement signed by Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, said Rawlings died after a brief illness. The...

COVID-19: Chinese Govt Suspends Nigerians, Others From Entering China

The Chinese government has temporarily suspended entry into China by Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits. This new order is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria announced this in a public notice on Thursday, adding that it will no longer issue a...

US Objection Delays Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence As WTO DG

Key World Trade Organisation (WTO) ambassadors on Wednesday tapped Nigeria’s nominee, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the best pick to lead the organization, but she was opposed by the United State of America (USA), which said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead. The ‘troika’ of ambassadors heading the WTO’s three main branches determined after...

Stop Playing Church, Become A Christian – Bishop Atuboyedia Urges Members

The Bishop of the Diocese of Okrika Rt. Revd. Enoch Atuboyedia has advised Christian faithful to stop playing church and become true Christians. Rt. Revd Atuboyedia observed that “many Christians atend and observe daily, weekly and annual church activities religiously, but cannot be identified with Jesus Christ through their behaviours “Bishop Atuboyedia spoke during...

UN At 75: Buhari Says World Body Has Stayed True To Its Aspirations

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday hailed the United Nations for remaining true to the aspirations of its founders, saying the international organization has continued to play the crucial role of fostering global peace and security. The President joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Due to the global...

UNICEF Reacts As Kano Court Jails 13-Year-Old Boy For 10 years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the sentencing of 13-year-old Umar Farouq to 10 years in prison for blasphemy. Umar was handed the harsh sentence by Aliyu Kanu, the same judge who passed a death sentence on Kano musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for blasphemy, after being found guilty of using “disparaging language on Allah”...

ECOWAS Heads Of State Agree To Reject Forceful Change Of Govt In Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State have unanimously agreed to reject the forceful change of government in Mali. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking after representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the extraordinary summit of the ECOWAS on the situation in Mali. He said the region’s leaders...

Algeria Blocks Social Media To Prevent Examination Malpractice

Algerians were unable to access social media accounts on Sunday as students sat national exams in the North African country where authorities are cracking down on cheating. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp were inaccessible, an AFP journalist said, while the internet faced disruptions across the country. The move came a day after the...

Mali: Military, ECOWAS Talks End In Deadlock

Talks between West African nations and Mali’s new junta ended on Monday without a deal on how the country should return to civilian rule following last week’s coup, the two sides said. Separately, they also said that ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita — whose return to office had been initially demanded by the regional bloc...

Mali: Detained President Keita May Be deported

The mutineers in Mali are discussing the deportation of detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The possible destination is Senegal. “There are talks with Senegal on his (Keita’s) deportation”, a Malian military source told Sputnik. On Tuesday, soldiers seized senior military and government officials. Keita, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, and others are in custody. The mutiny leaders have established the National Committee...

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