Biden eyes 4 July as ‘Independence Day’ from virus

President Joe Biden has said he is hopeful that America can “mark independence” from Covid-19 on 4 July if people get vaccinated. In his first primetime address as president, Mr Biden said he would order states to make all adults eligible for vaccinations by 1 May. Current measures prioritise people by age or health condition. Mr Biden was speaking exactly […]

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Buhari’s govt reacts to Yahaya Bello’s refusal to accept COVID-19 vaccines

The federal government has finally reacted to the stance of Governor Yahaya Bello on the COVID-19 vaccines. The Kogi state governor had earlier declared that he won’t be taking the vaccine. Governor Bello has been vocal about his opposition not only to the vaccine, but the existence of the virus itself. Speaking on behalf of the government, the minister of […]

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Senate paves way for rapid Trump impeachment trial

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins on Tuesday as Senate leaders agreed a rapid timetable. The former president is charged with “inciting insurrection” in a speech to supporters ahead of the deadly riot at the US Capitol on 6 January. Democrats say they have “overwhelming” evidence of his guilt while his defence team claim rioters acted independently. The […]

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‘I just feel so powerful.’ Trump hits the campaign trail in Florida for first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis

WASHINGTON – Faced with a daunting new political environment, President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Monday as he proclaimed himself healthy and took the podium maskless at a Florida rally just a week-and-a-half after testing positive for COVID-19. “I don’t have to be locked up in my basement and I wouldn’t allow that to happen anyway,” Trump told supporters at Orlando Sanford […]

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Nigeria accepts Madagascar’s Covid-19 herbal remedy donation

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to accept a consignment of a herbal remedy from Madagascar. The consignment of the herbal tea is part of a donation from the President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina who has touted the remedy as very effective in treating and preventing the virus. The donation was meant for all countries in […]

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Congo’s ex-President Yhombi-Opango dies of Covid-19

The former president of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, has died in Paris from complications related to coronavirus. He was 81 years old. His family said he had been ill before contracting the virus. Mr. Yhombi-Opango led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was toppled in 1979 by the country’s current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso. He spent several years […]

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Nigerian soldier shares video of 6-hour fight with Boko Haram and it’s no joke

A short video of over six hours of an intensive fight between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram terrorists is so alarming and heart-stopping. Sharing the video on social media, the soldier claimed that their commander and other combatants died during the clash with the terrorists. He said on Twitter that the fight which started by 5:15 pm on October 8 when […]

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