Czech team flight being investigated after a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics

Two Czech athletes have been forced to withdraw from the Games after positive COVID-19 tests A third athlete will miss his opening beach volleyball match but could return Reports identified a team doctor as the first person who tested positive among the delegation A cluster of COVID-19 cases has emerged in the Czech delegation at the Tokyo Olympics. And it appears that a chartered flight … Continue reading Czech team flight being investigated after a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics

Canada will finally open its borders, first to Americans, beginning August 9

The long wait will soon be over for foreigners who have been banned from entering Canada for nearly 16 months. Beginning August 9, fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States currently residing in the US will be permitted to enter Canada. Non-essential travel into Canada has been banned since March 2020, something the Canadian government said was necessary to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. International … Continue reading Canada will finally open its borders, first to Americans, beginning August 9

Kara Eaker, U.S. women’s gymnastics alternate, tests positive for Covid days before Tokyo Olympics

Both U.S. women’s gymnastics alternates Kara Eaker and Leanne Wong were placed under quarantine, according to officials. Kara Eaker, an alternate on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, tested positive for the coronavirus just days before the Tokyo Olympics were set to begin, officials said Monday. The gymnast tested positive while she was at a training camp in Japan, according to her coach, Al Fong, the Associated … Continue reading Kara Eaker, U.S. women’s gymnastics alternate, tests positive for Covid days before Tokyo Olympics

Ngige to IPOB: I Know Nothing About Nnamdi Kanu’s Abduction

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has asked the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to stop linking him to the re-arrest of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Ngige said as the Chief Labour Officer, he lacked the time to meddle into security and diplomatic matters, which clearly fall within the mandate of the Nigerian Security and National Intelligence Agencies. In a statement by his Media … Continue reading Ngige to IPOB: I Know Nothing About Nnamdi Kanu’s Abduction

President Biden says Facebook, other social media ‘killing people’ when it comes to COVID-19 misinformation

His comments come one day after the surgeon general issued a new advisory. One day after the surgeon general warned Americans about what he called the “urgent threat of health misinformation,” President Joe Biden didn’t mince words when asked for his message to platforms like Facebook about COVID-19 misinformation. “They’re killing people,” he said. As the president was leaving the White House for Camp David on Friday afternoon, he was asked, … Continue reading President Biden says Facebook, other social media ‘killing people’ when it comes to COVID-19 misinformation

Heavy security presence over planned rally in Lagos

Security operatives have cordoned off the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos over a plan by Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF). Armed security men, including Police Officers, RRS operatives, Lagos State Task Force, and Lagos State Neighborhood Security Watch (LNSC) were stationed at strategic points to prevent any rally. Police water cannon, vans, black maria, and armoured RRS tanks were also sighted at the venue of … Continue reading Heavy security presence over planned rally in Lagos

States to reintroduce COVID protocol, fast-track vaccine procurement to prevent a third wave – NGF

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says states will reintroduce measures for curbing the spread of the coronavirus to prevent a third wave of infections. This was part of the resolutions reached by the governors after a meeting on Wednesday. The decision was taken following a presentation by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, on the concerns about a third wave of infections in the state. On … Continue reading States to reintroduce COVID protocol, fast-track vaccine procurement to prevent a third wave – NGF

UNILAG shutdown over COVID-19

…Some students have tested positive-Management The Senate of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka on Wednesday ordered the closure of the institution following the outbreak of 3rd wave COVID-19 on campus. The Senate decision was taken at an emergency meeting called to evaluate the spread of the 3rd wave COVID-19 that was detected by the university Medical Centre. A statement by the Dean, Students Affairs, Prof. … Continue reading UNILAG shutdown over COVID-19

Zuma: Union advises Nigerians to be vigilant as protests engulf South Africa

The Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), has urged Nigerians living in South Africa to be vigilant and adopt safety and security measures as protests spread over the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma. Zuma, 79, was jailed for defying a court order to testify before a state-backed inquiry probing allegations of corruption against him during his term as president from 2009 to 2018. The President … Continue reading Zuma: Union advises Nigerians to be vigilant as protests engulf South Africa

NIA gets N4.87bn budget to track, intercept calls, messages

The National Assembly has approved a N4.87bn budget for the National Intelligence Agency to track, intercept and monitor calls and messages on mobile devices, including Thuraya and WhatsApp. The amount is part of the N895.8bn supplementary budget submitted by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), last month and approved by both chambers of the federal parliament last week after increasing it by about N87bn. … Continue reading NIA gets N4.87bn budget to track, intercept calls, messages