International

The World Health Organisation says people are now living longer globally but with more disability. WHO made this known in its 2019 Global Health Estimates posted on its website. WHO Global Health Estimate covers the years 2000 to 2019, prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The findings also pointed to global decline in […]

Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday but is “feeling well”, his cabinet said, as the country hit a new record death toll. Plenkovic,  who has led Croatia since 2016 as chief of the conservative HDZ party, started isolating two days ago after his wife contracted the virus. He […]

Saudi Arabia expects no major change in its relationship with the US under Joe Biden, a senior official told CNN, despite the president-elect pledging to turn the kingdom into a “pariah”. OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, a close ally of President Donald Trump, has appeared wary of Biden after he promised a stern stance against the […]

The United Nations says it is releasing $100 million in aid for seven countries including Nigeria to help them avoid famine occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The other recipients are Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen. Also, Ethiopia, where fighting has broken out between the central government and […]

The Chinese authorities have temporarily suspended entry into China by Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, it states that the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Philippines and a few others were also affected by the policy. It was gathered that the […]

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes. “We did win this election,” Trump said in a speech from the ceremonial East Room of the White House. “For the […]

British Prime Minister BORIS JOHNSON has announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, which will join several European countries in imposing the measure for a second time as Britain’s infections surged past one million on Saturday. JOHNSON in a statement said now is the time to take action because there’s no alternative as the […]

US Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, a spokesman said, the latest in a list of figures connected to Donald Trump’s administration to do so. Marc Short began quarantine and was assisting in the contract tracing process, Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement. “Vice President Pence […]

The European Union’s diplomatic chief on Monday praised President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. The move, a major boost for Sudan’s civilian-backed government after decades as an international pariah, came after Khartoum agreed to a $335 million compensation package for victims […]

South Africa will reopen its borders to all African countries from Thursday while barring tourists from around 50 nations with high coronavirus infection rates, the government said on Wednesday. The continent’s most industrialised economy shuttered its borders at the start of a strict nationwide lockdown on March 27 to limit the spread of the virus. […]


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