SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in


Algeria confirms first case of coronavirus

The Algerian health minister has confirmed the country’s first case of the coronavirus in an announcement on state-owned ENTV on Tuesday evening. The minister, Abdel Rahman Ben Bouzid, said the


Virus fears shut several UK schools

At least four schools in the UK have shut for a week while they carry out a “deep clean”. Cransley School in Northwich, Cheshire, and Trinity Catholic College in Middlesbrough,


Coronavirus: Drinks Giant Warns of Profit Hit as Bars Close

Drinks giant Diageo has warned that its profits in 2020 will be hit, as bars and restaurants are forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Guinness-owner said that


US appeals court upholds President Trump’s rules on abortions

SEATTLE (AP) — In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions. The 7-4


PDP Urges Supreme Court To Review Judgment On Atiku’s Petition Against Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Supreme Court to review its judgment on the 2019 presidential election with regards to the case of certificate forgery against President Muhammadu


America Will Always Be Faithful To The Indian People – Trump

US President Donald Trump got a rapturous and romantic welcome to India on Monday, addressing a huge rally and holding hands with his wife at the Taj Mahal, in a


Tearful Michael Jordan Commemorates Kobe Bryant

A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday commemorated his “little brother” Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles for the basketball great and his daughter Gianna who died with seven others in


Wike Hopeful That FG Will Refund Monies Used To Execute Federal Projects

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that he is hopeful that the Federal Government will refund State resources used to execute Federal Projects in the state. Governor Wike


Anti-Terrorism: Senate introduces bill to create agency for repentant Boko Haram fighters

A bill seeking the establishment of an agency for repentant members of the boko haram terrorist group has been introduced in the senate. The bill is aimed at creating a


Workers Found Trapped in Illegal Tobacco Factory in Spain

An illegal cigarette factory has been uncovered in Spain where six foreign workers were found gasping for air before being rescued, authorities said. Twelve British nationals suspected of running the


Acquitted Ugandan activist faints amid disorder at court

Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi, who was earlier acquitted of insulting the president, fainted after a scuffle ensued between her supporters and police officers. Ms Nyanzi, who was ordered


Lesotho’s Thomas Thabane to be charged with murdering his wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, 80, is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane, police have said. Mr Thabane announced he would be stepping down


Police Pensions Sets Aside N400m Annually to Cushion Effects of Delayed Pensions

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Pensions Ltd has set aside N400 million annually to cushion the effects of delayed payment of pension benefits to police retires. Alh. Hamza Suleiman, its


Group Takes Investment Campaign to Imo …Woos Potential Investors

Victor Nwachukwu Pennywise Wealth Management, an investment management firm, has called on investors to take advantage of its investment opportunities in the State. The group’s Head of Communication in Imo