Category: Foreign

Virginia blaizes the trail: Becomes first state in U.S. to abolish death penalty

  Virginia has become the first state in the U.S. South to stop executions after Gov. Ralph Northam signed a piece of legislation to abolish the death penalty. The...

Pakistan Prime Minister contracts Covid-19, two days after receiving jab

    Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after he got the first jab of vaccination.   Khan is “self isolating...

Richest Black Person: Forbes clears the air says Robert F. Smith, not Kanye West,is richest black person US

    The global media company and American business magazine, Forbes, has frowned at reports that American rapper, Kanye West, is the richest black American....

Fresh concerns over U.S. president’s health as he trips and falls thrice on Air Force One

  President Joe Biden stumbled multiple times then fell to his knees as he climbed the steps of Air Force One on Friday in the latest of a string of incidents which...

Behold !Tanzania’s first female President- Samia Suluhu Hassan

Samoa Suluhu Hassan,former Vice President of Tanzania has taken d oath of office and sworn in as the new country’s President. The 61-year-old former VP replaces...

Ivorian Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko, dies at 56

    The Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Hamed Bakayoko, has passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56. In a tweet via his Twitter handle, President Alassane...

Rolls-Royce bounces back after COVID loss

  The worst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is over for Rolls-Royce, after the engine maker plunged to a record 4 billion pound (5.6 billion dollars)...

Delta don carry last: UK to return £4.2m Ibori loot

The United Kingdom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to return the sum of £4.2 million assets stolen by former Delta State Governor, James Ibori to...

IWD: Google to spend $25m for Global Impact Challenge for Africa

  Google.org on Monday announced that it had earmarked $25m grant funding for its new global Impact Challenge (GIC) for Women and Girls in Africa. Juliet Ehimuan,...

[3/6, 4:08 AM] Abatan: TRAGEDY: Father watch crocodile swallow up his eight-year-old son Despite the yeoman efforts of his father to rescue him, an eight-year-old boy was killed by a crocodile as he swam in a river in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, an official said on Friday. The boy and his little brother were swimming in the river while their father was watching near their house in Kutai Timur district on Wednesday when he was attacked and swallowed by a crocodile, said Oktavianto, an official at the local search and rescue agency. His father jumped to help him but the reptile escaped, Oktavianto said. “He chased the crocodile and hit it with bare hands but he couldn’t keep up,” he said. Locals caught the six-metre-long crocodile on Thursday and found the intact body of the boy inside it. A video posted on YouTube showed rescue workers pulling the body out of the crocodile’s stomach, with his family watching and weeping. The river is known to be a crocodile habitat, Oktavianto said, but added that locals still “went to the river often to bathe and get water for cooking.” Source Whirlwindnews.com.ng [3/6, 4:15 AM] Abatan: COVID-19: Abuja Doctor set record as first recepient of vaccine A frontline health worker at the National Hospital, Abuja Dr. Cyprian Ngong, became the first Nigerian to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine procured by the Federal Government. He was among the first four officials at the hospital to receive the vaccine, which was announced by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to be safe and efficacious. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vaccine, after undergoing assessment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDC), was confirmed to have positive results. Dr. Cyprian Ngon, the Family Physician, National Hospital, Abuja, was the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine immunisation, while the second person was Dr. Tahir Yunusa, a Pathologist with University of Abuja Teaching Hospital. Ngon had been the Head of the COVID-19 Isolation Centre at National Hospital Abuja since February 2020 when the virus was first detected in Nigeria. The third person was Dr. Nuru Samudeen, National Hospital Abuja Family Physician at the Accident and Emergency unit. The country was now set to go ahead and use the 3.924 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine which arrived the country on March 2 through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Meanwhile, the Federal Government had launched a website where Nigerians could log on and register for the vaccination. Government, therefore, advised citizens to log on to the website on NPHCDC website. The healthcare development agency said that “to register for the COVID-19 vaccination, visit our website — nphcda.gov.ng — and click on ‘COVID-19 vaccination e-registration.”

    Despite the yeoman efforts of his father to rescue him, an eight-year-old boy was killed by a crocodile as he swam in a river in Indonesia’s East...