Saturday, May 8, 2021



Insecurity: 6 Super Tucano aircraft to arrive Nigeria July – Presidency

Nigeria’s war against insurgency will receive a boost, following the Presidency’s reaffirmation that the six Super Tucano light attack aircraft ordered from the United States will arrive in the country in mid-July.

Nurse dies after taking AstraZeneca vaccine in Georgia

A nurse was reportedly dead on Friday after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine in Georgia’s southwestern city of Akhaltsikhe on Thursday.

Federer pulls out of Dubai event to focus on training

Roger Federer has pulled out of the upcoming ATP 500 event in Dubai after the former world number one lost in the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday.

Mary Wilson, co-founder, The Supremes, dies at 76

Mary Wilson, a founding member of the iconic music group, The Supremes, has died at the age of 76.

Georgia launches probe into Trump’s election phone call

Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office has opened a probe into ex-U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, reports said.

Democrats inch toward second Trump impeachment after Capitol siege

Congressional Democrats, on Friday, weighed impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time, two days after his false claims of election fraud helped encourage a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol.

US Congress certifies Biden as winner of presidential election

The US Congress on Thursday certified Joe Biden’s win in November’s presidential election, hours after President Trump’s supporters laid siege on the Capitol on Wednesday.

Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia, ‘bold abuse of power’ – Harris

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris described outgoing president Donald Trump’s efforts to have election results in the state of Georgia overturned, a “bald-faced, bold abuse of power”.

Pelosi re-elected speaker as new U.S. Congress takes office

The 117th U.S. Congress took office on Sunday with Nancy Pelosi securing re-election as Speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow voting margin.

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...

Trump not planning to publicly admit defeat despite Electoral College vote – Reports

U.S. President Donald Trump does not intend to publicly recognise the official results of the U.S. presidential election even after the Electoral College has declared Democrat Joe Biden as the president-elect, media reported.

Trump seeks Pennsylvania’s assistance in revising election results – Reports

U.S. President Donald Trump called the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives twice asking for assistance in revising his election loss in the state, media reported.

BREAKING: Trump finally okays Biden transition as GSA transmits letter to President-elect

The General Services Administration, GSA, has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, CNN has reported. The GSA...

Lekki Shooting: FG petitions CNN over ‘one-sided report’, threatens legal action

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has petitioned the U.S based media giant, CNN, over their recent report on alleged shootings at Lekki toll gate during the EndSARS protest in Lagos State.  

Georgia confirms Biden’s victory after manual vote recount

The U.S. state of Georgia has confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election after a painstaking hand recount of its five...

Russia ordered to pay Georgia $11.5m over deportations

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered Russia to pay Georgia11.5 million dollars over mass expulsions of Georgian citizens in 2006...

Stranded Nigerian fans and Russia as a new destination

The news of the more than 200 Nigerian football fans that were stranded in Moscow over the last two weeks has embarrassed the entire...

Gunfire, explosions during Georgia ‘terror’ raid

Explosions and gunfire were heard in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Wednesday as armed counter-terrorist units raided an apartment block on the outskirts of...

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