Africa Top Story World

Sudan army-led Council wants lesser ‘facilitator’ role for UN envoy

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The deputy head of Sudan’s military-led Sovereign Council said on Saturday a U.N. envoy should be working as a “facilitator and not a mediator”, signalling an apparent tougher line towards international efforts to resolve a political crisis. A United Nations mission led by special envoy Volker Perthes began talks this month to help resolve the Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria’s pyramids of promise, like London Bridge, are falling down

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is common in social media these days for people to do a countdown to the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari government. They seem in so much hurry to see its back, that they cannot hide their excitement. Their main grouse is that the retired general made lots of promises, especially of a secured, Read More…

Football Sports

Salah shines in Egypt’s comeback victory over Morocco for AFCON semi-finals berth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mohamed Salah on Sunday scored the equaliser and created the winner for Egypt to come from behind to beat Morocco 2-1 at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. Morocco went ahead in the seventh minute from a penalty kick converted by Sofiane Boufal in this quarter-final match. But Egypt came storming back as Read More…

Sports Tennis Top Story

Nadal claims record 21st grand slam title after stunning comeback win

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hailed by Federer, Djokovic Rafael Nadal achieved the most astonishing feat of his glittering career by fighting back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win the 2022 Australian Open. The feat helped him to win a record 21st grand slam title. Nadal’s 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5 victory moves him clear Read More…

Infrastructure Nigeria Top Story

Nigeria will soon be linked by rail – NRC

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria, has expressed the hope that the country, within the next five to 10 years would be linked by rail. Okhiria told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that this would be achieved in line with the determination and will of the present administration. Read More…

Top Story United States World

Trump says he would pardon Jan. 6 rioters if he runs and wins

Reading Time: < 1 minutes U.S. former President Donald Trump said on Saturday if he were to run for president and win in 2024, he would pardon people charged with criminal offences in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 assault by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol. Trump, who has not said whether he will run for president again after Read More…

COVID19 Health Nigeria Top Story

More Nigerians take up COVID shots after expired doses destroyed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Abubakar Yusuf, an informal Nigerian trader, said he was scared to get a COVID-19 shot after hearing the country had stocks of expired vaccines. That changed, however, when health authorities destroyed more than a million expired doses last month. Nigeria’s vaccine rollout has slowly gained pace since then as public confidence increases and the government Read More…