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Daily Archives: July 9, 2021

South Sudan celebrates 10 years of independence

South Sudan celebrates 10 years of independence

Friday marks 10 years since South Sudan gained independence to become the world’s youngest nation – yet few citizens are rejoicing. Over the past 10 years, the oil-rich country has been mired in fighting that killed nearly 400,000 people, engrained corruption and a deteriorating humanitarian [...]

July 9, 2021 Africa, Geography
Buhari condemns attacks in Adamawa

Buhari condemns attacks in Adamawa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over brutal killing of some citizens, including a vigilante leader and Village Head of Dabna, a village in Dugwaba, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa. The president made his feelings known in a statement [...]

July 9, 2021 Crime
First case of ‘most transmissible’ delta variant

First case of ‘most transmissible’ delta variant

The Nigerian government has said a case of the dangerous delta variant has been recorded in a traveller in the country. A statement issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night, noted that the development raises a grave concern. About [...]

July 9, 2021 Health issues
United Bank For Africa Sues Energy Firm, Polaris Bank

United Bank For Africa Sues Energy Firm, Polaris Bank

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Company Ltd and Polaris Bank from tampering, howsoever, with funds standing to their credit up to $6,759,000 (about N2.8 billion) or its equivalent in any currency [...]

July 9, 2021 Finance
Euro 2020 Golden Boot Standings: Top Scorers?

Euro 2020 Golden Boot Standings: Top Scorers?

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and the Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick lead the way, but could a finalist striker take the Golden Boot at Euro 2020 at Wembley? Harry Kane’s goal, knocking home the rebound after his own penalty had been saved [...]

July 9, 2021 Sports