Europe

  • UN warns 800,000 people in Sudan city in ‘extreme, immediate danger’

    UN warns 800,000 people in Sudan city in ‘extreme, immediate danger’

    Some 800,000 people in a Sudanese city are in “extreme and immediate danger” as worsening violence advances and threatens to “unleash bloody inter-communal strife throughout Darfur,” top UN officials warned the Security Council. A war erupted in Sudan one year ago between the Sudanese Army (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), creating the world’s largest displacement crisis. UN political…

    Read More »
  • Germany’s Baerbock says Iran ‘must be isolated’

    Germany’s Baerbock says Iran ‘must be isolated’

    German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called for a tougher stance against Tehran following the Iranian drone and missile attack on Israel. “Iran must be isolated. And at the same time, there must be no further escalation,” she said on Thursday on the sidelines of the meeting of foreign ministers from the G7 major industrialised nations in Capri, Italy. “Of…

    Read More »
  • Germany arrests two suspected of spying for Russia

    Germany arrests two suspected of spying for Russia

    Two German-Russian nationals have been arrested in southern Germany on suspicion of spying for Russia, with one suspect accused of discussing possible acts of sabotage, prosecutors said on Thursday. The two men were identified only as Dieter S. and Alexander J. in line with Germany’s strict privacy laws. The duo was taken into custody on suspicion of espionage on Wednesday…

    Read More »
  • Unstable economy: UK firm presents solutions to Nigerian business leaders

    Unstable economy: UK firm presents solutions to Nigerian business leaders

    Nigerian business leaders are to benefit from the programme of United Kingdom-based leadership development organisation TEXEM UK on how to win despite the exodus of staff, very high inflation and turbulent operating landscape. TEXEM’s Director of Special Projects, Caroline Lucas, said on the organisation’s website, www.texem.co.uk, that the programme with the theme “Strategies for Sustainable Organisational Success” is slated for…

    Read More »
  • EU leaders meet to discuss Israel-Iran tensions, Ukraine war

    EU leaders meet to discuss Israel-Iran tensions, Ukraine war

    EU leaders were in Brussels for a two-day summit starting on Wednesday to discuss the European Union’s economic future, the Ukraine war, and major tensions between Israel and Iran. The EU must “unite in urging all parties to exercise the utmost restraint, respect international law, and avoid action that may increase tensions.’’ European Council President Charles Michel said this in…

    Read More »
  • No Fewer than 10 killed in Russian attack on Chernihiv, says Zelensky

    No Fewer than 10 killed in Russian attack on Chernihiv, says Zelensky

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for more air defence support from Western partners after a Russian missile attack killed at least 10 people on Wednesday. “This would not have happened if Ukraine had received sufficient air defence and if the world had been determined enough to counter Russian terror,’’ Zelensky wrote on Telegram. The search for victims among the…

    Read More »
  • German foreign minister travels to Israel as conflict roils region

    German foreign minister travels to Israel as conflict roils region

    German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is travelling to Israel later Tuesday following the major Iranian attack on the country. She will hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Israel Katz, and minister-without-portfolio Benny Gantz on Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Office. On Wednesday evening, she will take part in the meeting of G7 foreign…

    Read More »
  • UK’s unemployment rate rises due to economic uncertainty

    UK’s unemployment rate rises due to economic uncertainty

    Britain’s unemployment rate rose by more than expected, and earnings growth eased back once again, the latest sign that economic uncertainty is affecting the UK jobs market. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the jobless rate had jumped to 4.2 percent in the three months to February, the highest level for nearly six months. The jobless rate started from…

    Read More »
  • UN chief advocates ‘global push’ for Sudan ceasefire

    UN chief advocates ‘global push’ for Sudan ceasefire

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a boost in humanitarian funding and a global push for peace to end a year of brutal fighting between rival militaries in Sudan. With attention over the weekend focused on the Middle East, he said the conflict between the national army and Rapid Support Forces militia had turned into “a war being waged…

    Read More »
  • “Japa’’ syndrome uncalled for – Authur-Worrey

    “Japa’’ syndrome uncalled for – Authur-Worrey

    Chief Olufunke Arthur-Worrey, a 96-year-old former President of the Lions club, has said that the subsisting crave of Nigerian youths seeking greener pasture abroad, otherwise known as “Japa’’, is uncalled for The nonagenarian, who relocated with her family from England to Nigeria in 1960, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.…

    Read More »
  • Georgieva to serve second term as IMF Managing Director

    Georgieva to serve second term as IMF Managing Director

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on Oct. 1, 2024. In a statement issued by the IMF Press Center on Saturday, it said that the board’s decision was taken by consensus. The statement said that in line with the selection process…

    Read More »
  • Nigeria first to introduce new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis – WHO

    Nigeria first to introduce new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis – WHO

    Nigeria has become the first country in the world to roll out a new vaccine – Men5CV – recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO), to protect people against meningitis. The world health body, in a statement on Friday, said that the vaccine would protect people against five strains of meningococcus bacteria, and described Nigeria’s feat as historic. It said that…

    Read More »
  • AYCF backs Air Peace on traditional water salute at Gatwick Airport

    AYCF backs Air Peace on traditional water salute at Gatwick Airport

    The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) says it will support Air Peace’s intention to engage in the traditional water salutation at Gatwick Airport. The President General of AYCF, Mr. Yerima Shettima, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Shettima said that the forum perceived the denial of the authorities…

    Read More »
  • Nigerian scholar wins U.S. prestigious award

    Nigerian scholar wins U.S. prestigious award

    A Nigerian scholar, Prof. Wale Adebanwi, has bagged the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, which is awarded on the basis of prior career achievement and exceptional promise. Adebanwi, who is the Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S., is among the 188 winners of the 2024 awards. The…

    Read More »
  • Win gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    Win gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has charged the Super Falcons to win the gold medal for Nigeria at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris. The first lady made this known in a statement by her spokeswoman, Olubusola Kukoyi, in Abuja on Wednesday. She also commended the Super Falcons for qualifying for the games for the first time in 16…

    Read More »
  • I’m not desperate for Super Eagles coaching job – Emmanuel Amuneke

    I’m not desperate for Super Eagles coaching job – Emmanuel Amuneke

    1996 Olympic gold medalist, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said that although he would love to coach the Super Eagles if given the opportunity, he was not desperate for the job. Amuneke, a former Super Eagles player, said this while addressing newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday. The former Nigeria U-17 national team coach and former coach of the Tanzania national team, said the…

    Read More »
  • Air Peace clarifies leaving passenger at Gatwick Airport

    Air Peace clarifies leaving passenger at Gatwick Airport

    The management of Air Peace has denied claims that it abandoned a passenger and closed its counter for its Gatwick to Lagos flight on Monday.   Mr. Stanley Olisa, Corporate Communications Lead of the airline, stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Lagos.   According to Olisa, the airline’s explanation became necessary after a video surfaced on social…

    Read More »
Back to top button
error: Content is protected !!
Verified by MonsterInsights