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Africa COVID deaths surge 43 percent in a week

Africa COVID deaths surge 43 percent in a week

Coronavirus-linked deaths in Africa surged by 43 percent in the space of a week, driven by a lack of intensive-care beds and oxygen, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, as the new Delta variant surged on the continent. Fatalities associated [...]

July 16, 2021 Health issues
Extreme’ wildfires and heavy smoke grip western US and Canada

Extreme’ wildfires and heavy smoke grip western US and Canada

A brutal start to the wildfire season in the western United States and Canada worsened Thursday as a massive Oregon blaze exploded in dry, windy conditions and a new California blaze threatened communities devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire. Wildfire [...]

July 16, 2021 Environmental issues, International
Senate embarks on nine weeks recess

Senate embarks on nine weeks recess

The Senate has suspended plenary for nine weeks to enable lawmakers embark on annual recess. The lawmakers will resume on September 14. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made the announcement at the end of Thursday’s plenary which lasted for over six hours. [...]

July 16, 2021 Law
Zenith Bank Security Aide Arrested For Kidnap Bank Manager

Zenith Bank Security Aide Arrested

The police in Ekpoma, Edo State Police Command have arrested Felix Alika, a security aide at Zenith Bank Ekpoma branch for allegedly conspiring to kidnap his manager, Raphael Ibodeme. Alika had been locking horns with his manager over his promotion [...]

July 16, 2021 Crime
3 Siblings Who Ate Amala Die, Two Hospitalized

3 Siblings Who Ate Amala Die, Two Hospitalized

Another tragedy struck in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State on Tuesday as three members of the same family died of suspected food poisoning. It was gathered on Wednesday that the victims were from one of the communities [...]

July 16, 2021 Incidents