Monday, February 15, 2021



Medvedev, Rublev again make history for Russia in Australian Open quarter-finals

Russia has three men in a grand slam quarter-finals for the first time on Monday at the Australian Open.

AS Roma partners Nigeria’s club side Garden City Panthers

Italian football giant, AS Roma has confirmed its first presence of the African soil, with a partnership with Nigeria club side, Garden City Panthers of Abuja.

‘I Am LAYCON’ TV series to stream in UK, France, 24 other countries

Internet Television Service provider Showmax says it will be streaming “I Am LAYCON”, a television show in the U.K., France, Italy Australia and 23 other countries outside Africa.

Golden Globe: Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman nominated for posthumous awards [SEE LIST]

Late American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of King T’Challa in the movie, Black Panther, has bagged a posthumous nomination for his role in the Netflix film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

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.

UN indicts Italy over death of 200 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Italy bears responsibility for the death of more than 200 migrants in a 2013 naval incident, because authorities took too long with their rescue in the Mediterranean, according to a ruling by the UN Human Rights Committee.

Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, resigns

Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, went to see the head of state on Tuesday to hand in his resignation.

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.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 – NCDC

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria surpassed 100,000 on Jan.10 after 1,024 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of infections to 100,087. 

Italy reports 347 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, 14,245 new cases

Italy reported 347 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday against 364 the day before, the Health Ministry said. This is just as the daily tally of new...

French-Italian designer, Pierre Cardin, dies at 98

The French-Italian fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died aged 98, his family revealed.

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,...

COVID-19: Relatives of Italian virus victims want €100m from govt

A group representing Italian victims of the COVID-19 pandemic is going to sue regional and national authorities, seeking 100 million euros (122 million dollars) in...

France, others withdraw from Iran business forum over execution

France said on Sunday its ambassador to Iran would not participate in an online business forum in Tehran this week. This follows a growing row...

Napoli renames stadium after Maradona

The San Paolo will see its name changed to honour the legendary figure who passed away last week at the age of 60.

COVID-19: MURIC advises Nigerian govt to restrict international flights

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has appealed to the Federal Government to immediately restrict international flights, following recent reports indicating a new wave of Coronavirus outbreak.

Italy slams €10m fine on Apple over alleged false waterproof claims on latest iPhone models

Italy’s antitrust regulator, AGCM, on Monday announced that it would fine Apple 10 million euros (12 million dollars) for misleading claims about the waterproof qualities of its iPhone products.

EFCC seeks Interpol’s assistant on extradition of treasury looters 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has sought the assistance of the International Police Organisation, Interpol, on the extradition of Nigerian treasury looters and cybercrime suspects hibernating abroad.

Italy to ban public smoking January 2021

Heavily-polluted Milan metropolis, Italy’s business and fashion capital, has decided to ban smoking at bus stops and other public places, with effect from January 1, 2021.

Italy: More than 5m pupils in class as schools re-open

Some 5.6 million pupils were back in class on Monday as schools re-opened in most of Italy after more than six months of a Coronavirus-related shutdown.

Minister under fire for shedding tears for irregular migrants 

Italy’s far-right opposition on Thursday lashed out at a government minister whose tearful moment while announcing a temporary amnesty for irregular migrants has gone viral on social media.

Italy registers over 30,000 coronavirus deaths

Italy has registered 30,201 deaths due to the novel coronavirus, after an increase of 240, the Civil Protection Agency reported on Friday.

Italy records nearly 40% more deaths than usual in early 2020

An official report on Monday in Italy showed a rise in the number of deaths in the country in 2020 by nearly 40 per cent compared to recent years, linking it to coronavirus.

COVID-19: Italy rejects German migrant rescue boat

Italy is no longer accepting foreign migrant rescue boats in its ports due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Infrastructure and Transport Ministry said on Wednesday.

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