Monday, February 15, 2021



Lewandowski brace steers Bayern Munich into Club World Cup final

European champions Bayern Munich have cruised into the Club World Cup final where they will face Mexican side Tigres UANL.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

Air Peace receives new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft

The management of Air Peace says it has taken delivery of its first new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft from Brazil, expecting 30 more aircraft. Receiving the aircraft, which...

90 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide – WHO  

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 90 million, reaching 90,054,813 as of Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organisation, WHO.

Drugs experts approve India’s coronavirus vaccine ‘Covaxin’

India’s drugs regulator has recommended for emergency use, a locally developed coronavirus vaccine called Covaxin. Covaxin is expected to be a backup to the AstraZeneca/Oxford...

GDP: IMF ranks Nigeria 1st in Africa, 26th in the world

Nigeria stands as the number one country in Africa in the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2020 World Economic Outlook’s ratings of countries. Using countries’ GDPs,...

Russia to sell its COVID-19 vaccine at $10 per dose

It added that it would cost less than $10 a dose in international markets.

COVID-19: Argentina to start vaccination 2021 – President

Argentina may start the COVID-19 vaccination with Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, in January or February 2021, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez’s press service said on Wednesday.

Nigerian govt to borrow fresh $1.2bn from Brazil – Minister

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that it is seeking a loan of $1.2bn from Brazil to finance agricultural programmes in the 2021 budget.

Brazilian football club forced to abandon training restart after boots go missing

A football club in north-eastern Brazil had to abandon its long-awaited return to training on Sunday after officials opened the stadium to find most of their boots had been stolen.

Google to start paying publishers for high-quality content

Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step toward resolving its spat with publishers, agreeing to pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content, expecting to do more deals with others.

Brazil records 1,473 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Brazilian health authorities reported 1,473 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday, marking the third consecutive day that the country saw a record high tally of fatalities.

COVID19: No Nigerians abroad requesting for evacuation – Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says his ministry has not received any request from Nigerians aboard for their evacuation in view of the global Novel Coronavirus, COVID19, pandemic.

Yaravirus: Scientists discover ‘strange’ virus with 74 genes in Brazil

Scientists have discovered a new virus in a lake in Brazil, named ‘Yaravirus’.

Brazil rally back to win U-17 World Cup

Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time.

Guaido’s backers ended occupation of embassy in Brazil, says Venezuelan foreign minister

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left the Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil peacefully after an 11-hour standoff at the diplomatic mission, a cabinet member said.

Venezuela closes border with Brazil amid rising tension over aid

Venezuela was on Thursday blockading itself against attempts to bring in humanitarian aid, closing its border with Brazil while the opposition continued to prepare...

Neymar to continue treatment in Brazil

Paris St Germain forward Neymar will continue treatment on his foot injury in Brazil under the supervision of the club’s medical team, the French...

700 people evacuated in Brazil amid fear of new dam disaster

About 700 people living near two mining dams in Brazil have been evacuated as a precaution after another dam burst and left at least...

Nigeria, Brazil unveil $1.1bn agricultural mechanisation programme

The Federal Government and the Government of Brazil on Thursday inaugurated 1.1billion dollar agricultural mechanisation programme that covers the entire agricultural value chain. Vice President...

Brazilian governor arrested for ‘collecting bribe’

Luiz Pezao, governor of Rio de Janeiro, a municipality in Brazil, was on Thursday arrested over allegations that he took bribes as part of...

JUST IN: Obasanjo wants cocaine, codeine, marijuana, others legalized

West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the...

Ex-President of Brazil set to register as presidential candidate from jail

Imprisoned former President Luiz Lula, Wednesday, will be registered as a candidate for this year's presidential election in spite his 12-year sentence for corruption...

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with pneumonia in Spain: report

Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo has been hospitalised with pneumonia on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and is recovering well, a local newspaper reported...

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