Health Nigeria Top Story World

Nigerian traveller linked to newly-found rare monkeypox infection in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A Nigerian traveller has been linked to a rare viral monkeypox infection discovered by the English health authorities, it was reported on Saturday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a statement that the case of a person who had recently travelled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease unit Read More…

Business Europe Oil & Gas Top Story Ukraine World

Africa is imperfect solution to Europe’s gas woes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Africa has become Europe’s latest gas hunting ground. Moscow’s decision to halt supplies to Poland and Bulgaria has sharpened concerns about the bloc’s Russian energy addiction. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has already rushed to sign deals with Algeria, Egypt and the Congo Republic to curb his country’s reliance on Moscow. Africa’s vast fossil fuel Read More…

Life Such is life Top Story World

April Fools! San Francisco police pull over driverless car

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Heather Somerville. San Francisco police were left scratching their heads after they pulled over a car earlier this month for driving without headlights at night and found no one inside. In what otherwise would have been a great April Fools’ Day joke, San Francisco police officers pulled over a driverless car operated by Read More…

Top Story United States World

Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque. Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court in a milestone for the United States and a victory for President Joe Biden, who made good on a campaign promise as he seeks to infuse the federal judiciary with Read More…

Business Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Top Story World

Portugal to speed up switch from dependence on Nigerian gas in wake of Ukraine war

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: NLNG. Unlike central European countries, Portugal does not depend on Russian natural gas pipelines, as it mainly imports liquefied natural gas from Nigeria and the United States, and has not imported Russian crude since 2020. But all this is about to be whittled down or stopped, as the Iberian country now aims to Read More…

Religion Top Story World

Pope implicitly criticises Putin on invasion, considers Kyiv trip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS. Pope Francis said on Saturday he was considering a trip to Kyiv and implicitly criticised Russian President Vladimir Putin over the invasion of Ukraine, saying a “potentate” was fomenting conflict for nationalist interests. Francis made the comments, first to reporters on the plane taking him to Malta for a Read More…

Business Economy Metro Top Story World

U.S. to build $537 million consulate in Lagos, largest U.S. consulate in the world

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: US Embassy. The United States will build a $537 million consulate in Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, as Washington strengthens economic and diplomatic relations with Africa’s most populous country. The U.S. is among the largest foreign investors and donors in Nigeria with annual trade between the two countries at over $10 billion, according Read More…

Top Story World

Putin targets enemies at home as his missiles strike Ukraine

Reading Time: 12 minutes Image Credits: Handout via REUTERS, REUTERS/Anton Vaganov. In picture above: Vladimir Zylinski is an election observer for voting rights movement Golos. He and Golos are on the register of “foreign agents.” Handout via REUTERS Since late 2020, Russia has added dozens of Kremlin critics to its register of “foreign agents.” Reuters contacted them to find Read More…

Top Story Ukraine World

Zelenskiy demands Western nations give arms to Ukraine, asks if they’re afraid of Moscow

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, visibly irritated, demanded that Western nations provide a fraction of the military hardware in their stockpiles to his country and asked whether they were afraid of Moscow. Several countries have promised to send anti-armour and anti-aircraft missiles as well as small arms but Read More…

Top Story Women World

Taliban ban women in Afghanistan from flying without male chaperone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS. The Taliban have told airlines in Afghanistan that women cannot board domestic or international flights without a male chaperone, two sources told Reuters on Sunday. The move comes after the Taliban backtracked on their previous commitment to open high schools to girls, a u-turn that shocked Read More…