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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Kenya leader’s constitutional reform bid illegal

Kenya leader’s constitutional reform bid illegal

Kenya’s High Court ruled a drive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to change the constitution was illegal, stopping a move critics say was designed to check his deputy, whom he has fallen out with publicly. Parliament already passed the proposed amendments [...]

May 14, 2021 Government and politics
Africa’s COVID-19 testing declines as deadly variants

Africa’s COVID-19 testing declines as deadly variants

About 38 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been acquired by the continent out of which 22.4 million doses have so far been administered, representing 1.8 per cent of the African population. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in [...]

May 14, 2021 Health issues
Ivorian Prime Minister in France for medical checkup

Ivorian Prime Minister in France for medical checkup

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi has been admitted in a hospital in Paris for medical tests, Reuters has reported. Mr Achi, a close confidant and former chief of staff of President Alassane Ouattara became interim prime minister following the death of [...]

May 14, 2021 Health issues
Police To Parade Uduak, Suspected Killer

Police To Parade Uduak, Suspected Killer

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has announced that Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren will be paraded on Friday to dismiss rumour of his death in custody. The state Police Public Relations Officer, [...]

May 14, 2021 Crime
Nigerian Army Debunks Report On Distribution Of Ramadan Packages

Nigerian Army Debunks Report On Distribution Of Ramadan Packages

The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to an ill-informed publication by an online news medium Hopefornigeriaonline of 11 May 2021 where it was alleged that Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province had distributed Ramadan [...]

May 14, 2021 Military
China’s Xinjiang province an ‘open-air prison’

China’s Xinjiang province an ‘open-air prison’

China has turned its far western region of Xinjiang into an “open-air prison” for Uighur Muslims a United States official has said as the US released an annual report on the state of religious freedoms worldwide. The Chinese government has [...]

May 13, 2021 Religion
Climate harm puts brakes on buying Teslas with bitcoin

Climate harm puts brakes on buying Teslas with bitcoin

Tesla hit the brakes Wednesday on letting people pay for electric cars with bitcoin, saying the computing-intense mining process of creating new cryptocurrency spews climate-harming emissions. “We are concerned about rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining and [...]

May 13, 2021 Finance
Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses again

Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses again

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid experienced a total system collapse on Wednesday resulting in blackout in some parts of the country. The TCN confirmed the development in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah. [...]

May 13, 2021 Power
Buhari Meet His Doctor During Official Trip To Paris

Buhari Meet His Doctor During Official Trip To Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria on Saturday for an official trip to Paris, the France capital. Hopefornigeriaonline learnt from top sources that the President would be in Paris for at least four days, where he has also been scheduled [...]

May 13, 2021 Health issues
Israel Kills Hassan Kaogi And Wail Issa

Israel Kills Hassan Kaogi And Wail Issa

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said that they had killed two senior Hamas chiefs, Hassan Kaogi, head of the Hamas military intelligence security department, and his deputy, Wail Issa. IDF said the intel chiefs were killed by Israeli fighter jets, [...]

May 13, 2021 Military
Algeria to ban unauthorised protests

Algeria to ban unauthorised protests

Algeria will ban unauthorised demonstrations, the country’s interior ministry has announced, a move that observers say is aimed at bringing to an end a years-long protest movement seeking democratic reforms. The announcement came on Sunday as protests by the Hirak [...]

May 12, 2021 Government and politics
Oba of Benin concludes ‘Ugie-Ododuwa’ ceremony

Oba of Benin concludes ‘Ugie-Ododuwa’ ceremony

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on Tuesday concluded the first public performance of Ugie-Ododuwa ceremony at the sacred Ugha-Ehengbuda axis of the palace ground in Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the climax of the [...]

May 12, 2021 Culture
Troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Troops of the Nigerian military have repelled a Tuesday evening attack on Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Heavy shootings were heard at about 6 p.m. when the insurgents attacked the outskirts of Jiddari Polo neighbourhood of Maiduguri, the capital [...]

May 12, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror, Military
Ondo State Mandates Singing Of Oduduwa Anthem

Ondo State Mandates Singing Of Oduduwa Anthem

The Ondo State Government has mandated the recitation of the Oduduwa nation anthem in all functions in public secondary schools across the state. This was disclosed in a circular dated May 6 and addressed to educators in the state public [...]

May 12, 2021 Government and politics
FCT Police Arrest Six Kidnap Kingpins

FCT Police Arrest Six Kidnap Kingpins

Six Kidnap kingpins responsible for abductions and kidnappings both in Gwagwalada and Kwali Council areas have been arrested in a major breakthrough by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command. PRNigeria gathered that the police arrested the suspects at different [...]

May 12, 2021 Security
Tunisia begins week of strict COVID lockdown

Tunisia begins week of strict COVID lockdown

Tunisia on Sunday started a week of coronavirus restrictions covering the Eid holiday, as hospitals battle to stay afloat amid soaring COVID-19 cases. Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Friday that Tunisia was going through “the worst health crisis in [...]

May 11, 2021 Africa, Health issues
Police rescue 7 kidnap victims in Edo

Police rescue 7 kidnap victims in Edo

Command in Edo said it rescued seven kidnap victims and killed three suspected kidnappers during an operation in Ahor community. This is contained in a statement in Benin on Monday by SP Kontongs Bello, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO). [...]

May 11, 2021 Crime, Security
How Abia police station was attacked, fatality avoided

How Abia police station was attacked, fatality avoided

An official has said that the armed persons who attacked a police station in Abia State, on Sunday, came in three vehicles and three motorcycles. John Okiyi-Kalu, the Abia commissioner for information, also said there was no casualty from the [...]

May 11, 2021 Crime
Buhari Will Suffer If He Fails To Show Nigerians One Thing

Buhari Will Suffer If He Fails To Show Nigerians One Thing

Founder and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu State, Father Ejike Mbaka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will suffer if he doesn’t show that he is not part of those causing insecurity in the country. Mbaka made this statement during [...]

May 11, 2021 Government and politics
IPOB, Yoruba Separatist Groups Plotting To Attack Lagos - CP

IPOB, Yoruba Separatist Groups Plotting To Attack Lagos – CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has alerted Lagosians of an impending plot of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to attack soft targets in the state. Odumosu, who delivered a paper on ‘Appraisal of Security Situation in [...]

May 11, 2021 Security
Chad police use tear gas to disperse anti-military gov’t protests

Chad police use tear gas to disperse anti-military gov’t protests

Police in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, have fired tear gas to disperse crowds protesting against a military takeover that followed the death of longtime President Idriss Deby on the battlefield last month. The transitional military government – headed by Deby’s son, [...]

May 10, 2021 Africa, Military
Gunman kills six at US birthday party before shooting himself

Gunman kills six at US birthday party before shooting himself

A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, killing six people in the early hours of Sunday before taking his own life, US police said. Colorado Springs police responded shortly after midnight to an emergency call at a [...]

May 10, 2021 Crime
Truck loaded with ammunition discovered in Anambra

Truck loaded with ammunition discovered in Anambra

Cartons of live ammunition were discovered on Sunday at Awka Road, Onitsha, in Anambra, after a truck conveying them fell into a drainage and spilled its content. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident sent jitters into [...]

May 10, 2021 Incidents
Nigeria's Breakup Will Happen Suddenly

Nigeria’s Breakup Will Happen Suddenly

Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in Lagos State, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned that the spirit of former Nigerian Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, should be appeased or Nigeria will break up. Ayodele noted that Nigeria’s break-up would not [...]

May 10, 2021 Government and politics
Oshoala Crowned Spanish Women’s League Champions

Oshoala Crowned Spanish Women’s League Champions

Asisat Oshoala and her Barcelona teammates have been crowned champions of the Spanish women’s league. Barcelona were confirmed champions after they defeated Granadilla Tenerife 1-0 away, while title rivals Levante could only draw 1-1 away to Espanyol. Bruna Vilamala got [...]

May 10, 2021 Sports
Qatar encourages positive discussions in nuclear talks

Qatar encourages positive discussions in nuclear talks

Qatar has called on the United States and Iran to engage in “positive” discussions as negotiators are set to begin a fourth and potentially decisive round of indirect talks to try to revive the Iran nuclear deal. In an interview [...]

May 7, 2021 Foreign relations
Government plans portal for sale of houses to Nigerians

Government plans portal for sale of houses to Nigerians

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has explained that it plans to unveil a dedicated web portal for the sale of buildings to Nigerians in the next few weeks. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who spoke at [...]

May 7, 2021 Government and politics
Reps panel threatens to summon Buhari

Reps panel threatens to summon Buhari

The House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) 14 days ultimatum to appear before it. Should the NNPC fail to appear, the committee said, it will summon the Minister of Petroleum, President Muhammadu Buhari. [...]

May 7, 2021 Oil & Gas
Olukoya, Wife React To Death Of Pastor Adeboye's Son

Olukoya, Wife React To Death Of Pastor Adeboye’s Son

Founder of The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, has reacted to the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who died on [...]

May 7, 2021 Government and politics
Gunmen Kill Inspector, Burn Police Station In Ebonyi

Gunmen Kill Inspector, Burn Police Station In Ebonyi

Unknown gunmen early hours of Thursday invaded Obiozara police station in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state and killed one inspector on duty. The gunmen were said to have invaded the station at about 3am, burnt offices of the [...]

May 7, 2021 Crime