Sunday, April 11, 2021



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.

Results of 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Europe Zone

Following are the results of Match Day 1 fixtures in the Europe Zone Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, played on Wednesday. Belgium 3-1...

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.

Thailand to administer AstraZeneca vaccine after delay over safety

Thailand will start using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Tuesday after a brief delay due to concerns over its safety, government officials said.

COVID-19: Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, The Netherlands

The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 has threatened to ban flights from the UAE and The Netherlands as a reciprocal action.

‘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.

Bird flu: South Korea destroys over 13.6m poultry in 2 months – Ministry

South Korean farms have culled 13.6 million poultry nationwide as part of measures to contain the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu, the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday.

FEATURE: 20 major achievements of AGF Malami in 2020

Characterized by COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the year 2020 recorded low-key operations of many governmental, commercial and social activities. 

Netherlands last country in EU to begin vaccinations

The Netherlands on Wednesday became the last country in the EU to begin vaccinating residents against COVID-19.

China slams UK for comments on ‘Hong Kong 12’ trial

China on Tuesday slammed UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, for his comments on the trial of 12 Hong Kongers facing charges for alleged illegal border crossing, the CGTN reported.

China slams UK for comments on ‘Hong Kong 12’ trial

China on Tuesday slammed UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, for his comments on the trial of 12 Hong Kongers facing charges for alleged illegal border crossing, the CGTN reported.

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,...

Yobe govt offers scholarship, automatic employment to winner of national chemistry contest

Yobe State Government on Monday said it has offered scholarship and automatic employment to Usman Dagona, an indigene of the state who came first at the Nov. 23 Imagine National Chemistry Competition in Abuja.

COVID-19: The Netherlands to lift ban on travellers from Britain

The Netherlands is planning to lift its ban on travellers from Britain and South Africa as long as they have tested negative for COVID-19, the Transport Minister, Cora Nieuwenhuizen said.

Buhari’s nominee gets ‘F9’ as Int’l Criminal Court releases results

Ishaq Bello, the nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari to become a judge at the International Criminal Court, ICC, has scored low in the selection...

Malami calls for transparency in electing ICC judges, prosecutor

The Attorney-General of the Federal and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has called for transparent election of Judges, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC.

NBS says Nigeria’s foreign trade bill stands at N23.2trn

The total value of Nigeria’s merchandise trade from January to date is to N23.2 trillion, while trade in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3...

Buhari concludes Netherlands visit, meets with Nigerian Embassy staffers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday concluded his official visit to the Netherlands with a meeting with Nigerian Embassy staff before departing for home.

No Zlatan, no problem as Sweden thrive on collective spirit

Shorn of a superstar since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's retirement, Sweden were not expected even to make it to the World Cup but now they are within reach of their first quarter-final for 24 years.

No Federer, no Nadal, no Djokovic but plenty at stake in Davis Cup

Just five days after the conclusion of the Australian Open, tennis shifts its attention to the Davis Cup this weekend. France are the defending champions...

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