U.S. tops 13 million COVID-19 cases as experts fear holiday surge

The United States reported more than 205,000 new COVID-19 cases and 1,400 deaths on Friday as the number of confirmed infections in the country soared past 13 million.  Over 30 states saw increases in new daily COVID-19 cases before the Thanksgiving holiday, leading experts to fear a post-holiday surge that could be compounded by the rest of the holiday season. “We will not get a reprieve because then Christmas … Continue reading U.S. tops 13 million COVID-19 cases as experts fear holiday surge

Israeli embassies on high alert following Iranian retaliation threats

Israel put its embassies around the world on high alert on Saturday after Iranian threats of retaliation following the killing of a nuclear scientist near Tehran, Israeli N12 news reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said the ministry did not comment on matters of security regarding its representatives abroad. Iran has blamed Israel for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who died on Friday … Continue reading Israeli embassies on high alert following Iranian retaliation threats

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Regional capital Mekelle ‘under heavy fire’

The capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has come under heavy shelling from government forces, aid workers and regional officials say. The centre of Mekelle is being hit “with heavy weaponry and artillery,” the ruling regional party said. The Ethiopian army has been locked in conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for weeks. It says it hopes to seize the city from the … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Regional capital Mekelle ‘under heavy fire’

President Trump paid $3M in Wisconsin recount just for Biden to gain 132 more votes

President Trump spent $three million for recounts in two Wisconsin counties after the election — however thus far the tip result’s 132 extra votes for Joe Biden. These costly new votes, all from Milwaukee County, now add to Biden’s lead of practically 20,600 votes within the state. Trump requested recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties — that are largely Democratic — in hopes of clawing again a … Continue reading President Trump paid $3M in Wisconsin recount just for Biden to gain 132 more votes

Six confirmed dead along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

No fewer than six people were confirmed dead in an accident which involved a truck and a Honda Pilot Jeep in the Ogere area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday. One other person was badly injured in the accident. Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria today in Abeokuta. According to … Continue reading Six confirmed dead along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

CBN devalues Naira, fixes dollar sale at N392

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has devalued the Naira by N6 to Dollar. This brings the Naira closer to the exchange rate unification policy recommended by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. In a weekly update for International Money Transfer Service Operators (IMTOs), Bureau De Change (BDC) Operators and Service Providers were instructed to add N6 across all rates. The circular … Continue reading CBN devalues Naira, fixes dollar sale at N392

Kidnapped wife of Ondo Chief of Staff regains freedom

The wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, who was abducted on Thursday, has regained her freedom after spending two days with her abductors. The woman, who was kidnapped along with another woman, was said to have been rescued by men of the State Security Agency, Amotekun Corps, on Saturday. The Amotekun Corps collaborated with local hunters and vigilante … Continue reading Kidnapped wife of Ondo Chief of Staff regains freedom

APC Has Turned Buhari into a Lame Duck President – PDP

…Says APC’s Plots to Disown Buhari Cannot Sway Nigerians Three years to the 2023 general election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has turned President Muhammadu Buhari into a lame duck, given the manifest failure of his administration in all sectors of national life. The PDP says the frenzy by the APC to commence the 2023 election campaign, just a year into President Buhari’s second tenure … Continue reading APC Has Turned Buhari into a Lame Duck President – PDP

Borno LG Election: Zulum casts vote amidst cheers in Mafa

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum travelled to Mafa town in Mafa local government area where he cast his vote amidst cheers from supporters. Zulum had on Friday during a statewide broadcast congratulated all political parties for playing the game according to the rules during the electioneering campaigns. The Governor commended the level of preparedness by the State Independent Electoral Commission (BOSIEC). Zulum also … Continue reading Borno LG Election: Zulum casts vote amidst cheers in Mafa

Labour set for showdown as AGF refuses to retire after 60th birthday

Members of the Association of senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN has vowed to occupy the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Garki II District of Abuja from Monday until he leaves office. The Union in a statement says it has concluded mobilisation if its members to storm the Office in order to assist him proceed on retirement. The AGF turned 60 years … Continue reading Labour set for showdown as AGF refuses to retire after 60th birthday