Sunday, April 18, 2021



Pantami: I preach Islam, not my personal opinions

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has said that none of his Islamic preachings were anchored on his personal opinions but a verdict from the teachings of Islam.

Merkel defends night-time curfew as part of Coronavirus strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her plans to introduce a strict night time curfew to head off surging new coronavirus cases amid growing opposition to the proposed new law.

Italy national debt rises to $44.2bn record high – Statistics

Italy’s public debt has reached a record high, based on statistics made available by the Italian national bank Banca d’Italia on Thursday.

Who wins the Euro 2021?

The Euro 2020 football championship was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, being moved for this summer.

U.S. Defence Secretary in Germany to settle defence ties

U.S. Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, is meeting his counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin on Tuesday, with the aim of settling defence ties. This is coming...

Why Yola Catholic Church built mosque, houses for Muslim IDPs — Bishop Mamza

The bishop, Catholic Diocese of Yola, Revd. Fr. Stephen Mamza, has revealed why the Catholic church in Yola built a mosque and houses for...

Prince Philip contributed to postwar reconciliation – German president

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has described the late Prince Philip as a person who contributed to reconciliation between Britain and Germany.

U.S. to begin talks with Iran as nuclear deal powers meet

Top diplomats are meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to try to save the nuclear deal with Iran.

IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

Germany urges citizens to leave Myanmar as soon as possible

Germany has advised its citizens to leave Myanmar as soon as possible due to the increasing violence in the South-East Asian country.

Merkel rejects move to ease lockdown in Germany

Germany is waiting to see if Chancellor Angela Merkel will follow through after she rejected some state leaders’ efforts to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown designed to contain a severe third wave of infections.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

Navalny’s condition stable, says Russian prison authority

Russian authorities on Thursday said jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in good health, after reports by his staff that his condition was deteriorating in a prison camp.

Right-wing extremism biggest threat to German democracy

Right-wing extremism is the biggest threat to the democratic order in Germany, Federal Public Prosecutor, Peter Frank, says on Thursday.

AstraZeneca vaccine highly effective – Survey  

The British-Swedish pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca has provided new data which it says proves that its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective.

ITF trains over 500,000 Nigerians in 4 years – Ari

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Joseph Ari, has said that the Fund has trained over 500,000 Nigerians in various skills in the last four years.

COVID-19: Germany tightens lockdown for Easter

German leaders on Tuesday agreed to extend the country’s coronavirus lockdown until April 18 to contain new infections and tighten measures over the Easter holidays.

COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine is safe, PTF insists

The Presidential Tasks Force, PTF, on COVID-19 has insisted that the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe for Nigerians despite the growing global concerns over possible side effects.

U.S. is world’s top arms supplier, Saudi Arabia top importer – Research

More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the U.S., underscoring its role as the world’s top weapons seller, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday.

UEFA Champions League: Salah and Mane fire Liverpool past Leipzig into quarters

Second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane eased Liverpool into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on Wednesday.

26 Afghans deported from Germany arrive in Kabul

Twenty-six Afghan men arrived in the capital Kabul early on Wednesday after being deported from Germany, airport officials said.

2023: Igboho demands Oduduwa Republic, threatens to kill all Yoruba politicians who reject his agitation

The self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, has begun agitation for Oduduwa Republic, threatening to eliminate Yoruba politicians who refused to support his session plans before 2023.

German court sentences Syrian Colonel over torture regime

A German Court on Wednesday sentenced Col. Eyad Al-Gharib, 44, to four and a half years in prison for his role in the Syrian state torture regime.

Hitler strongly influenced by his father – Historian

Letters by Adolf Hitler’s father that was discovered in an Austrian attic shed new light on the dictator’s psychology, a historian argues in a book that was published on Monday.

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