China has announced that members of the general public will not be allowed to buy tickets to the Beijing Winter Olympics slated for February next month. The organizers further announced that tickets will be restricted with only “selected” spectators permitted at the event because of the coronavirus pandemic. This announcement was made on the organizing […]

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to launch a second satellite this year to boost the country’s satellite communication system. This was disclosed by Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy at a one-day working visit and interaction with the staff of the Nigerian Communications Satellite in Abuja.       […]

According to the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Nigeria will soon start exporting rice in order to achieve the country’s twin goals of food security and economic diversification.  This was disclosed by the Mr Ado Hassan, Secretary of the RIFAN chapter in Kano State during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Ash cloaking a runway has hampered relief efforts to Tonga, as the scale of the damage from a volcanic eruption and a tsunami becomes clear. New Zealand is trying to send clean drinking water and other supplies but planes cannot land at the main airport. Aid agencies say some of Tonga’s small outlying islands have […]

The Federal Government has filed fresh terrorism charges against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. In the amended process it filed before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the government increased the counts in the initial charge it preferred against Kanu. Kanu faced seven treasonable felony charges, but will […]

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has stated that there is a need to review the minimum educational requirement for intending officeholders to meet current standards. Gbajabiamila said this on Monday at the 52nd Convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos. While delivering his Convocation Lecture titled, ‘Building Back Better: Creating a New […]

Doctors in Sudan say the number of people killed by security officers during Monday’s pro-democracy protests in Sudan has risen to at least seven. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said civilians were shot with live bullets, calling it “a massacre by the coup authorities who were seeking to disperse the protests”. Reports say several […]

At least 22 people have been killed after back-to-back earthquakes struck the west of Afghanistan on Monday. According to data from the US Geological Society (USGS), the 4.9 and 5.3 magnitude quakes affected the north-west province of Badghis, where it caused house and building collapses. A spokesman told AFP four children were among those found […]

Kanye West has thanked Travis Scott for offering up information about his daughter Chicago’s 4th birthday party amid family drama. The 44-year-old rapper and fashion mogul claimed in a Instagram video that his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, did not invite him to their daughter’s special day. The Yeezy designer added that he was ultimately able […]

Two teenagers have been arrested in England as part of the investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday. British citizen Malik Faisal Akram from Blackburn, was shot dead after a standoff with police in Colleyville. Details of the ages or genders of the pair arrested in south Manchester on Sunday […]

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