Nigeria

Armed bandits kill at least 30 in Nigeria’s Zamfara state

Reading Time: < 1 minutes MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Armed bandits have killed at least 30 people in Nigeria’s Zamfara State, raiding several villages in a region that has been in a security crisis for more than two years, residents and security sources said on Friday. There have been a series of attacks in northwest Nigeria, which has Read More…

United States World

US: Three Georgia men sentenced to life in prison for ‘chilling’ Arbery murder

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jan 7 (Reuters) – A Georgia judge sentenced Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for what he called the “chilling” 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man running through their mostly white neighborhood in the southern U.S. state. Judge Timothy Walmsley also Read More…

Africa World

Three protesters shot dead in Sudan anti-military rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes KHARTOUM, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead three protesters and fired tear gas in Sudan on Thursday as crowds thronged the capital Khartoum and other cities in more anti-military rallies, medics and Reuters witnesses said. At least 60 people have died and many more have been wounded in crackdowns on demonstrations since a Read More…

World

Kazakh president gives shoot-to-kill order to quell protests

Reading Time: 2 minutes ALMATY, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan’s main city on Friday after days of violence, and the Russian-backed president said he had ordered his troops to shoot to kill to put down a countrywide uprising. A day after Moscow sent paratroopers to help crush the insurrection, police Read More…

Africa World

UN: Air strike kills three in Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes NAIROBI, Jan 7 (Reuters) – An air strike hit a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing three Eritrean refugees, including two children, the United Nations said on Thursday. The strike on Wednesday hit Mai Aini refugee camp near the southern Tigrayan town of Mai Tsebri, the United Nations said. “Three Eritrean refugees, two Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

VAR to be used in all 52 AFCON matches in Cameroon

Reading Time: < 1 minutes When the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) begins on Sunday in Cameroon all 52 matches will be using the Video Assistant Referee ((VAR). It is the first time VAR, which gained worldwide recognition by 2018, will be used fully in any African competition. However, the innovation is not coming as a surprise since VAR Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Lewandowski may win FIFA Best Men’s Player award as Messi, Salah also top list

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski may have his chance at a 2021 global football award after being short-listed for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award by soccer’s world governing body on Friday. Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah were also shortlisted. Lewandowski, who won the award in 2020, scored a Bundesliga Read More…

Sports Tennis Top Story

Dissenting Djokovic joined by Czech player in Australian deportation hotel

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: Supporters of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and pro-refugee protestors rally outside the Park Hotel, where the star athlete is believed to be held while he stays in Australia, in Melbourne, Australia, January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders Tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic will not be the only one being deported from Australia. Read More…

COVID19 Health Nigeria Top Story

Buhari reveals Nigeria developing COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria is working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. He disclosed this in a televised interview on Thursday. “We are working very hard with the Ministry of Health to develop vaccines,” Buhari said in the interview broadcast on NTA. “We shouldn’t make noise about it until we succeed.” Nigeria, Read More…

Business Taxes & Duties Top Story

Manufacturers kick as FG imposes 10% excise tax to fight diabetes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nigerians will be paying a lot more for their fizzy drinks. This is because there is a new policy on sugar control, and because the Federal Government is increasing its revenue base to include more non-oil products. Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Nigerian Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, said the Federal Government has introduced Read More…