Monday, April 19, 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.

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.

JUST IN: NDLEA intercepts over N2bn illicit drugs at Lagos airport, arrests 2 suspects

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted illicit drugs worth over N2 billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

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...

Nigerian basketball team ready to go all out for Tokyo Olympics – Official

Sam Ahmedu, member of Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, board, on Thursday assured that the federation would not spare any effort in getting the best out of the country’s national teams.

5.2-magnitude quake hits Bejaia, Algeria – Survey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted 29 km northeast of Bejaia, Algeria at 0017 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination: Nigeria yet to record any ‘adverse reactions’ – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has clarified that the country is yet to observe any ‘similar adverse reactions.’

Nadal to skip Dubai event due to back issue

Rafa Nadal will not compete at next week’s ATP 500 event in Dubai as he has not recovered fully from a back issue sustained ahead of the Australian Open, the world No.2 said on Thursday.

‘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.

Nadal, Thiem suffer coaching setbacks ahead of Australian Open

World number two Rafa Nadal and last year’s Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem have both suffered setbacks with their coaches unable to make the trip Down Under for the year’s first tennis Grand Slam.

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.

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,...

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...

Nigeria’s economy doing well, despite recession – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Nigerian economy is doing well compared to the economies of South Africa, Russia and other countries in recession.

I’m tired of taking blame for everything at FC Barcelona – Messi

Team captain Lionel Messi says he is tired of being blamed for problems at FC Barcelona.

COVID-19 pandemic exposes shortcomings of global health system – China

China’s foreign ministry has said that the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 160,000 people globally has exposed the shortcomings in the global health system.

Malami elected as UNIDROIT chairman, unveils action plan

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has been elected as the Chairman of the 78th session of the General Assembly of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, UNIDROIT, an international organization that seeks to harmonize international private laws across 63 member countries.

Turkey qualify for Euro 2020 with draw against Iceland, France also secure spot

Turkey qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a goalless draw in a Group H against Iceland on Thursday, with the result also ensuring France a place in the championships.

Catalonia’s leader wants new independence referendum against Spain

Catalonian leader, Quim Torra, on Thursday threatened to hold another referendum on whether the region should secede from Spain or not. Torra’s comment, came days...

Fabregas leaves Chelsea to join Monaco

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has joined Ligue 1 side Monaco from English Premier League side Chelsea, the two clubs said on Friday. “Cesc Fabregas has...

Irregular migrants abandon Libya for Morocco to Spain route

Thousands of irregular migrants from Africa are now considering the Morocco to Spain route in an attempt to reach Europe by land, says the...

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

Close to two months after giving a high-profile welcome to the Aquarius migrant rescue boat, Spain once again opened its ports Thursday to a...

Firefighters gaining control of wildfire near Spain park

Firefighters aided by calmer winds were gaining control on Thursday of a wildfire near Spain's famous Estrecho natural park in the southwest of the...

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