The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant poses a high risk of infection surges around the globe. The WHO said on Monday that the variant could lead to severe consequences in some regions. The head of the organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, renewed a call for a global push to […]

Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive of the company. He will be replaced by the current chief technical officer, Parag Agrawal. Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, has been serving as chief executive of both Twitter and payment firm Square. “It’s finally time for me to leave” he wrote in a […]

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won the 2021 Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time. The 34-year old helped his country win the Copa America, his first international honour, and has scored 40 goals in 2021 – 28 for Barcelona, four for Paris St-Germain and eight for Argentina. Bayern Munich and Poland striker […]

Barcelona and Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas has won the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or. Putellas was one of five players nominated from the Barcelona team following their first Champions League triumph along with winning the Primera Division title. The 27-year old was the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe with 26 goals in all competitions last season. Barcelona […]

The Kaduna State government has announced today, 29th November,2021 that it will commence the transition to a four-day working week from December 1, 2021. `The decision will mean public servants would work from home for one day per week as it is a measure designed to help boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers to […]

Football’s world governing body, FIFA has announced it’s willingness to try out a dedicated offside Video Assistant Referee which is a semi-automatic detection of offside using specialised cameras at the Arab Cup in Qatar. It would work using a camera system that would be set up on the roof of each stadium and information relayed […]

After her initial resignation, Sweden has re-elected their first female Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson as the Nordic nation’s head of government. Ms Andersson had earlier resigned just seven hours after first being elected prime minister last week.     But in a 101-173 vote with 75 abstentions, the 349-seat Riksdag re-elected Ms Andersson, leader of […]

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbors over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Ramaphosa said he was “deeply disappointed” by the action, which he described as unjustified, and called for the bans to be urgently lifted. The UK, EU and US are among those who have […]

Virgil Abloh, the Louis Vuitton artistic director and founder of the Off-White fashion label, has died from cancer aged 41. Revealing the news, the French fashion house’s parent company LVMH described Abloh as a “genius” and a “visionary”. The US designer came to prominence as Kanye West‘s creative director but later made history as the […]

South Africa says it is being punished for discovering Omicron, a concerning new variant of Covid-19. The foreign ministry made the statement as countries around the world restricted travel from southern Africa as details of the spread emerged. Early evidence suggests Omicron has a higher re-infection risk. Several cases have now been identified in Europe […]

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