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Obasanjo Did Not Kneel Before The Monarch, But Before The Ancient...

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Kehinde Akinyemi, Special Assistant on Media to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has explained why his principal knelt before His Royal Majesty Olu of Warri,...

Book On Nigeria At 60 Set for Launch August 19 

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The public presentation of a new book titled Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices will hold on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the Yar ‘Adua Centre,...

Nigeria Among Highest IDA Borrowers, Says World Bank

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The World Bank has stated that Nigeria is among the top 10 International Development Association borrowers. The bank stated in clarification to PUNCH story which...

Social Media Platforms Restricted In Zambia Amidst Ongoing Elections

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Several users from Zambia have taken to Twitter informing the general public that WhatsApp has been restricted in the country amidst ongoing general elections...

With N4.8trn Debt, Nigeria Is 5th On World Bank’s Borrowers’ List

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Nigeria, having borrowed $11.7 billion (about N4.816 trillion) is the fifth highest borrower from the World Bank Group and among the 10 highest debt...

Electronic Cigarettes Dangerous To Health, WHO Warns

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Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people...

How Nnamdi Kanu Was Lured With Cash ‘Donation’ And Arrested

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was lured to a location in an African country with a promise of cash...

Nigerian Man Swallows N360m Worth Of Cocaine For N750,000 Reward

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted a suspected drug trafficker, Chigbogu Obiora, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos. Director, Media...

Tanzania Swears In First Female President After Magufuli’s Death

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Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was on Friday sworn in as the country’s first female president after the sudden death of John Magufuli from an...

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 19...

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African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,288,950) deaths (79782), and recoveries (2,721,185) by region: Central (82,523 cases; 1,556 deaths; 71,272 recoveries): Burundi (1,245; 2;...

COVID-19: One In Every Five Persons Tested Last Week Was Positive...

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Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha says Nigeria and South Africa have continued to report the highest daily...

COVID-19: Another Lockdown Imminent, FG Warns

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The Federal Government has warned that there may be a second national lockdown over the rising cases of the COVID-19 in the country. The Secretary...

Eastern Africa To Get 39m Covid Vaccine Doses From AU

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The vaccines will be allocated on the continental platform the AU set up last year to make it easier for Africa’s 54 countries to...

Will Stolen African Artefacts Ever Find Their Way Back Home?

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It is estimated that between 80 and 90 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa’s ancient cultural heritage is held outside the continent as a...

Indonesia Recovers First Black Box From Crashed Plane

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A black box from the crashed Indonesian passenger jet has been recovered, officials said Tuesday, a discovery that could offer critical clues to explain...

France Reintroduces Transit Visa For Nigerians Travelling To UK

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France has reintroduced airport transit visa (ATV) for Nigerians and citizens of certain countries, who will be travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) from...

Coronavirus: African Union Member States Reporting COVID-19 Cases As Of 19...

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African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,469,101) deaths (58,313), and recoveries (2,083,189) by region: Central (70,035 cases; 1,243 deaths; 64,147 recoveries): Burundi (751; 1;...

Poor Countries Seen Missing Out As Rich Nations Hoard Coronavirus Vaccines

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Nine out of 10 people in dozens of poor nations could miss out on getting vaccinated against Covid-19 next year because rich countries have...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed Nile dam

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The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have met in Cairo for a new round of talks aimed at resolving a dispute over...

Ethiopia To Try Ex-Spy Chief, Assefa, In Absentia

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Ethiopia has formally charged a former intelligence chief widely reported to have superintended over systemic rights abuse during his tenure. Getachew Assefa was fired by...