Sunday, April 11, 2021



Apple expands repair provider program to 200 countries

Tech giant, Apple Inc., AAPL, is expanding its ‘Independent Repair Provider’, IRP, programme to more than 200 countries.

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...

Turkish police detain 150 soldiers over failed coup in 2016

Turkish police on Tuesday detained at least 150 soldiers over their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.

Turkey neutralises 121 PKK terrorists in 3 months – Minister

Turkey has neutralised 121 Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK, terrorists in counter-terrorism operations conducted since the start of 2021, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced Thursday.

Turkey sentences 5 people to life term over 2016 murder of Russian envoy

A court in Ankara on Tuesday sentenced five people to life in prison over their role in the 2016 assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, state news agency Anadolu reports.

Mailafia drops another bombshell, says those who ousted Jonathan behind banditry

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, has yet again alleged that some of the bandits terrorising the country were sponsored by persons who wanted to push former President Goodluck Jonathan out of power at all cost.

Kebbi gov’t to sponsor 300 medical, science students abroad

The Kebbi State Government says it will sponsor over 300 students to India, Turkey and Cyprus to study Medicine, Health Sciences, Paramedics and Engineering. The...

Turkey rejects U.S’. call to release Kavala

Turkey on Thursday rejected a call by the United States, U.S., for the release from prison of prominent philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala, saying it was “against the principle of rule of law.”

UN welcomes Libyan interim govt, calls for election preparation

The United Nations UN, Security Council has welcomed Libya’s new transitional government and called for the interim authority to push ahead with preparing for elections.

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.

BOOK REVIEW: Muhammad Elsanour’s ‘I can’t Breath’: Between war, racism, poverty and COVID-19, by Maya Adam

Elsanour’s novel is a powerful meditation on the way that victims of racism & wars hopes and fortunes were (and still are) constrained to be free from racism and death.

COVID-19: Turkey receives 6.5m doses of China’s Sinovac vaccines

Turkey on Monday received 6.5 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines produced by the Chinese biopharmaceutical company, Sinovac.

Russia says Turkey violated 21 ceasefire agreements in Syria

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 21 ceasefire violations in Syria, within the past 24 hours, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, on Saturday.

14 detained as Istanbul varsity students plan new protests

Turkish authorities detained 14 more people on Wednesday in connection with students protests at Istanbul’s Bogazici University, bringing the total number to 36, state news agency Anadolu reported.

COVID-19: Turkey receives vaccine from China, begins two-week test

Turkey on Wednesday received its first shipment of a Chinese-made Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine, which must now undergo a 14-day test phase before being approved for the population, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

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.

Turkish court begins new trial of philanthropist Osman Kavala

A court in Istanbul is due on Friday to begin hearings in a new trial of prominent philanthropist and businessman Osman Kavala on charges linked to an attempted coup in 2016.

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

Blasts at Turkish fireworks factory kill 2, injure 73

A series of large explosions shook a fireworks factory in northwest Turkey’s Sakarya province on Friday, killing two people and wounding 73, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday.

Khashoggi: Turkey slams Saudi authority for ‘sham trial’ on murder suspects

Turkey will follow the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing “regardless how it goes”, the country’s Communications Director, Fahrettin Altun, said on Tuesday.

Turkey arrests 101 soldiers for alleged links to U.S.-based cleric

Turkish police on Tuesday arrested 101 soldiers for being alleged supporters of the U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, according to state news agency Anadolu.

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.

Guaido’s backers ended occupation of embassy in Brazil, says Venezuelan foreign minister

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left the Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil peacefully after an 11-hour standoff at the diplomatic mission, a cabinet member said.

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