WORLD NEWS

Pope Francis Calls For Social Justice, Vaccines For all_Ada Nkong

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating inequalities between rich and poor, Pope Francis said on Wednesday, calling for universal vaccines not reserved just for the wealthiest. As the virus continues to claim lives and wreak havoc on economies around the world, the Pope in recent months has tried to use all his moral force to demand… Continue reading Pope Francis Calls For Social Justice, Vaccines For all_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Mali Faced With Military Rule After President Forced Out_Ada Nkong

Mali awoke on Wednesday to a new chapter in its troubled history after rebel military leaders forced President Boubacar Keita from office, prompting its West African neighbours to threaten border closures and sanctions against the coup leaders. Keita, embattled by months of protests over economic stagnation, corruption and a brutal Islamist insurgency, said he had… Continue reading Mali Faced With Military Rule After President Forced Out_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Nigeria About to Hit 50,000 Confirmed Covid-19 Cases_Ada Nkong

With 410 more cases confirmed,Nigeria will soon hit the 50,000 mark for confirmed cases of Covid-19. On a worrisome note, cases for Lagos increased by 210,FCT had 45 and On do 30. Ebonyi on the other extreme has 3, Abia 2 and Rivers 1. While 49895 cases have been confirmed so far, 37051 have been… Continue reading Nigeria About to Hit 50,000 Confirmed Covid-19 Cases_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Rafik Hariri Tribunal: Guilty Verdict Over Assassination of Ex- Prime Minister_Ada Nkong

One of four men accused of killing a former Lebanese prime minister in Beirut in 2005 has been convicted by a special UN-backed court. Salim Ayyash and the others, all from the Shia militant group Hezbollah, had been on trial in absentia since 2014. The killing of Rafik Hariri, one of Lebanon's most prominent Sunni… Continue reading Rafik Hariri Tribunal: Guilty Verdict Over Assassination of Ex- Prime Minister_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Epilepsy :All You Need to Know_Dr Biodun Ogungbo, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSEd, MSc

What is epilepsy?Epilepsy is a recurring outward manifestation of a problem with the brain. The medical definition of epilepsy is ‘repeated seizures or convulsions (or fits) due to a brain problem’.  How does epilepsy occur?The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells and connections which work together in a delicate pattern to move… Continue reading Epilepsy :All You Need to Know_Dr Biodun Ogungbo, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSEd, MSc

POLITICS

Odey Ochicha Picks Form For APC Northern Cross River Senatorial Seat_Ada Nkong

As .the date for the northern CrossRiver Senatorial election draws closer , former governorship candidate, Odey Ochicha, on Monday in Abuja, picked the party’s declaration of interest and nomination forms to contest the bye-election for the seat made vacant by the death of Senator Rose Oko of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Speaking shortly after… Continue reading Odey Ochicha Picks Form For APC Northern Cross River Senatorial Seat_Ada Nkong

Aviation

Covid-19 Test Mandatory for Passengers as International Flights Start August 29_Ada Nkong

As Nigeria prepares to resume international flights on August 29, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika says Covid-19 test is mandatory for passengers. The minister said passengers must take a COVID-19 test wherever they're coming from very close to departure dates. "A portal will also be opened for passengers to pay for another COVID-19 test… Continue reading Covid-19 Test Mandatory for Passengers as International Flights Start August 29_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Covid-19: Lagos experiences Surge as FCT Dips_Ada Nkong

By the NCDC Update for August 17 2020, Lagos cases of covid -19 surged from below 100 the previous day to above two hundred yesterday. A total of 417 new cases were reported bringing the total number confirmed so far to 49485.36834 cases have been confirmed so far and 977 deaths have occurred. Lagos recorded… Continue reading Covid-19: Lagos experiences Surge as FCT Dips_Ada Nkong

ELECTIONS · POLITICS · WORLD NEWS

Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election_Femi Ehiabhi

President Donald Trump on Sunday night retweeted Russian propaganda about former Vice President Joe Biden that the US intelligence community recently announced was part of Moscow's ongoing effort to "denigrate" the Democrat ahead of November's election. Late Sunday, Trump amplified a tweet that contained audiotapes of a 2016 conversation between Biden and then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko --… Continue reading Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election_Femi Ehiabhi