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Thirty-four years after first seeking the job, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th US president Wednesday, drawing a curtain on the most tumultuous administration of modern times and charting a new course to tackle Covid-19 and unite a splintered nation. Biden, a 78-year-old former vice president and longtime senator, will take the […]

The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago. With the global death toll now well past two million, and new variants of the virus causing deep concern, countries across the world are grappling with how to slow infections until […]

One person was feared dead while scores of vehicles got burnt in a tanker explosion that occurred in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The incident occurred around 8:15 am on Tuesday on the Presidential Boulevard Road around Guarantee Trust Bank opposite Lawson Group School, Kuto, Abeokuta. The explosion, which reportedly involved a 33,000-fuel laden tanker, […]

US Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller was charged by the Justice Department Wednesday with participating in the January 6 attack on Congress by supporters of President Donald Trump. Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the huge Rotunda hall of the Capitol after violent protesters broke through police lines and forced […]

BY JADESOLA AJIBOLA Residents of Inalende area of Ibadan have been thrown into mourning over the death of OLUWATOSIN THOMAS who was allegedly shot by men of operation Amotekun late last night. According to residents, OLUWATOSIN left the house to buy bread at Mokola, when men of Operation Amotekun arrived in that area and began […]

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended recently imposed coronavirus restrictions and placed curbs on land border traffic, as the country grapples with an unprecedented surge in cases fuelled by a new virus strain. The continent’s most industrialised economy and worst Covid-hit country went back into partial lockdown last month to stem flaring infections. […]

Some aggrieved youths in Agugu community, Ibadan the Oyo State capital, Monday, attacked a team of the joint security task force. A police officer, whose identity could not yet be confirmed as of the time of filing this report, was said to have been severely injured in the attack. It was gathered that the aggrieved […]

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the ongoing National Identification Number enrolment may be suspended over COVID-19 risks. He also urged the National Identity Management Commission to go back to the drawing board and re-order the enrolment process to avoid large crowds at its centres nationwide. Mamora, who is a member […]

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. ASUU said although its members  were ready to start work, government had not put measures in place for safe reopening of the schools. ASUU’s concern came amid coronavirus cases […]

Academic activities in the nation’s ivory towers would soon kick off with the National Universities Commission directing Vice-Chancellors of Universities to commence academic activities on January 18. The announcement was in compliance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The Academic Staff Union of Universities had been on strike for about 10 […]


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