WORLD NEWS

Eight Soldiers Killed by Alshabab Suicide Bomber in Mogadishu_Ada Nkong

At least eight soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital on Saturday. Soldiers opened fire after the explosion that sent clouds of smoke into the sky, said Halima Abdisalan, a mother of three who lives near the… Continue reading Eight Soldiers Killed by Alshabab Suicide Bomber in Mogadishu_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Number of Wounded in Beruit Blast Rises to 6000_Ada Nkong

The estimated number of people wounded in the monster explosion at Beirut’s port has shot up to 6,000, the health ministry said Saturday in a statement. The death toll rose to 158 and the number of missing dropped to 21 from 60 in the latest ministry figures.The authorities had previously put the number of people… Continue reading Number of Wounded in Beruit Blast Rises to 6000_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Promising Covid-19 treatment offers test run for vaccine distribution_Femi Ehiabhi

An antibody treatment designed to protect against coronavirus could be available as early as this fall -- but only for a fraction of the millions of Americans who might benefit from the treatment.Companies are already testingmonoclonal antibody therapies -- antibodies created in a lab to target Covid-19 -- in humans. The trials are determining whether the antibodies… Continue reading Promising Covid-19 treatment offers test run for vaccine distribution_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH

Nigeria records 443 new Coronavirus cases_Femi Ehiabhi

Coronavirus deaths in the country have risen to 936. With 443 new Coronavirus infections recorded on Friday, August 7, 2020, Coronavirus cases confirmed in Nigeria have now risen to 45,687. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded the new cases in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. In its daily updates on… Continue reading Nigeria records 443 new Coronavirus cases_Femi Ehiabhi

WORLD NEWS

At Least 14 Feared Dead as India Jet Skids Off Runway_Ada Nkong

At least 14 people were killed and 15 others were seriously injured Friday when an Indian passenger jet skidded off the runway after landing in heavy rain, officials said. Air India Express said more than 190 passengers and crew were on board the plane, which left from Dubai and landed at Kozhikode airport in the southern state… Continue reading At Least 14 Feared Dead as India Jet Skids Off Runway_Ada Nkong

ELECTIONS

US Concerned Over Edo Elections_Ada Nkong

The United States Mission in Nigeria on Friday said it was concerned over the “reports of the deteriorating political climate in Edo State.” In a tweet via its verified page, the diplomatic envoy added that it was disappointed with the role played by some political actors in the state. The Edo State Governorship Election is… Continue reading US Concerned Over Edo Elections_Ada Nkong

EDUCATION · HEALTH

Covid-19 guideline breach: Rivers State sacks Principals_Femi Ehiabhi

The Rivers State Government has ordered the sacking of two principals in the Emuoha Local Government Area for flouting the COVID-19 guidelines. The affected principals are those of the Community Secondary School, Elibrada, S. I. Amadi; and his counterpart in Community Secondary School, Rumuji, C.O. Ekwueme. The removal of the school principals was confirmed in… Continue reading Covid-19 guideline breach: Rivers State sacks Principals_Femi Ehiabhi

POLITICS

Buhari Endorses Pastor Ize-Iyamu_Ada Nkong

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming governorship election in Edo State. The President made the endorsement Friday when he received Ize-Iyamu who was accompanied to the Presidential Villa in Abuja by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of… Continue reading Buhari Endorses Pastor Ize-Iyamu_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Bangladesh Commission in Nigeria Celebrates 71st Birth Anniversary of Sheik Kamal_Ada Nkong

The 71th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was celebrated today (5 August, 2020) at the Bangladesh High Commission in Nigeria in a befitting manner. The Programme included recitation from the Holy Quran, screening of documentary on the life of Sheikh Kamal, discussion meeting, cutting of… Continue reading Bangladesh Commission in Nigeria Celebrates 71st Birth Anniversary of Sheik Kamal_Ada Nkong