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Patients are seen inside ambulances while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India records world’s biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases

India marked a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, reporting 314,835 new daily cases, the highest one-day tally anywhere, as its second wave and similar surges elsewhere raised new fears about the ability of health services to cope.
American singer, Melissa Viviane Jefferson known professionally as Lizzo, has posted an unedited nude picture on her Instagram page in a bid to counter the unrealistic and distorted images that dominate social media, Independent.co.uk reports.

American singer Lizzo shares unedited nude picture on Instagram

American singer, Melissa Viviane Jefferson known professionally as Lizzo, has posted an unedited nude picture on her Instagram page in a bid to counter the unrealistic and distorted images that dominate social media.

The South West presidential hopefuls

Most of the politicians whose names have been mentioned in connection with Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential election, either as a hopeful or an aspirant would readily tell you it is too early to talk about the next election. Don’t buy that.
Images depicting the face of the APC leader on bags of rice was recently being circulated on some social media platforms.

Senator Tinubu reacts to ‘Jagaba rice’ distributed in northern Nigeria

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman who fled war in Tigray region carries a jerrycan of water as she walks at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray; women blame soldiers

The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. to restore more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

The Biden administration plans to unveil a package of about $150 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians, restoring part of the assistance that was cut off by then-President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
People pick up children from a school in Beijing, China, April 6, 2021. REUTERS-Thomas Peter

China’s census could point to a looming demographic slide

China’s once-a-decade census is expected to show a further fall in the percentage of young people in its fast-aging population as high living costs and an aversion to having children among urban couples push China closer to a demographic crunch.
La Liga are investigating allegations Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby was racially abused by Juan Cala of Cadiz during their game on the weekend, the league’s president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday.

La Liga investigating Valencia racism claims – chief

La Liga are investigating allegations Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby was racially abused by Juan Cala of Cadiz during their game on the weekend, the league’s president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday.
Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms in the history of the internet, is shutting down on May 4th.

Yahoo Answers to be shut down on May 4th

Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms in the history of the internet, is shutting down on May 4th. That’s the day the Yahoo Answers website will start redirecting to the Yahoo homepage, and all of the platform’s archives will apparently cease to exist. The platform has been operating since 2005.
This general view shows homes surrounded by floodwaters in the village of Haitimuk in East Flores on April 4, 2021, after flash floods and landslides swept eastern Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor. (Photo by Joy Christian / AFP)

Nearly 90 dead in Indonesia, East Timor floods, dozens missing

At least 87 people are dead and dozens more still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said Monday.
A person shows a painted Easter egg with a sign reading Spring Revolution following the protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar April 3, 2021 in this picture obtained by Reuters from social media.

Easter eggs a symbol of defiance for Myanmar protesters

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar inscribed messages of protest on Easter eggs on Sunday while thousands of others were back on the streets, denouncing a Feb. 1 coup and facing off with the security forces who shot and killed two men.
People walk next to a train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan April 2, 2021, in this handout image provided by Taiwan's National Fire Agency. Taiwan's National Fire Agency-Handout via REUTERS

Taiwan releases train crash suspect on bond, prosecutors to appeal

A Taiwan court on Saturday released on bond the manager of a construction site whose truck authorities believe caused a train accident that killed at least 50 people, but prosecutors vowed to appeal, as family members mourned the dead at the crash site.
People sit in a waiting area to receive a dose of COVISHIELD, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, at a vaccination centre in Ahmedabad, India, April 2, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India braces for coronavirus curbs as infections hit six-month high

India’s biggest cities braced for stricter lockdowns and other COVID-19 curbs on Saturday as infections hit a six-month high, as a month-long surge continued in the country third-worst hit by the pandemic.
A man flashes the three-finger salute as he passes burning tires during a protest against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar April 1, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar protesters vow to keep up action as internet blackout widens

People in Myanmar opposed to the military junta marched, observed strikes and scrambled to overcome a shutdown of the internet on Friday, undaunted by the generals’ bloody suppression of protests during the past two months.
People walk next to a train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan April 2, 2021, in this handout image provided by Taiwan's National Fire Agency. Taiwan's National Fire Agency-Handout via REUTERS

Taiwan train crash kills 36 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

At least 36 people were killed and 72 injured when a Taiwan train derailed in a tunnel on Friday after apparently hitting a truck in the island’s worst rail disaster in at least four decades.
FC Barcelona have revealed more images of players wearing the special limited-edition jersey that they will be using in the upcoming El Clasico against Real Madrid, which is to be played on the 11th of April. The jersey features a unique mashup of the Senyera flag as well as the trademark claret and blue colours of Barcelona.

Barcelona unveil special El Clasico jerseys

FC Barcelona have revealed more images of players wearing the special limited-edition jersey that they will be using in the upcoming El Clasico against Real Madrid, which is to be played on the 11th of April.

Palm Sunday: No religion should lord it over others – Archbishop Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, yesterday, urged leaders in the country to be discerning about the sentiments that polarise the country in order to address the current unhealthy relationship among religious groups in Nigeria.
Portugal boss, Fernando Santos, insisted it isn’t possible that the officials who missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike clearly cross the line as the reigning European champions were denied a late winner against Serbia.

Portugal boss: Dutch referee apologised to me

Portugal boss, Fernando Santos, insisted it isn’t possible that the officials who missed Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike clearly cross the line as the reigning European champions were denied a late winner against Serbia.
A man stands behind a barricade during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Troops fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar security forces opened fire on Sunday, witnesses said, at people gathered for the funeral of one of the 114 people killed the previous day, the bloodiest day of protests since the military coup on Feb. 1.
FILE PHOTO - Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 26, 2021. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany-File Photo

Ship stuck in the Suez Canal unleashes flood of Internet jokes

A giant ship has blocked the famous Suez Canal but opened up a torrent of memes and gifs lampooning the hapless container carrier, which has been jammed in the waterway since Tuesday.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Katsina SSG did not berate FRSC – spokesman

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has enjoined members of the public to disregard “a fabricated and fake statement” credited to the Secretary to the Government of Katsina State, Mustapha Inuwa, in a publication by a national daily recently.
Elon Musk said Saturday if Tesla vehicles were used to spy in China, the company would be shut down, Reuters reported. Musk made the remark while speaking via video link to the China Development Forum, addressing reports that China has barred its military and government personnel from using Tesla vehicles over security concerns.

Elon Musk says Tesla would be ‘shut down’ if its cars were used for...

Elon Musk said Saturday if Tesla vehicles were used to spy in China, the company would be shut down, Reuters reported. Musk made the remark while speaking via video link to the China Development Forum, addressing reports that China has barred its military and government personnel from using Tesla vehicles over security concerns.

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

National Assembly leadership wants correctional service delisted from exclusive list

Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila yesterday called for movement of the Nigerian Correctional Service from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano schools’ food suppliers want governor to settle N1.3 billion outstanding debt

Suppliers of food items to public boarding schools in Kano State have appealed to the state government to urgently settle the over N1.3billion outstanding debt.
Manchester City skipper Fernandinho said Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea was difficult to take but he backed the team to overcome the disappointment and focus on their upcoming challenges.

​Fernandinho: Manchester City players wanted to speak out against Super League

City were among a total of six Premier League teams, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal, who wanted to create a breakaway tournament to challenge the Champions League.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has defended the Super League breakaway.

Juventus chief: Super League can work

"Now we have social media that give more opportunities to talk, compared to a few years ago. But I want to say one thing: we never put into questions words like meritocracy and
Erik ten Hag was asked about the Super League plans on Wednesday and he did not mince his words.

Erik ten Hag labels Super League plans ‘disastrous’

Many have called on the 12 founding clubs, in which many have already turned back on their participation, to explain themselves for agreeing on such a conclusion.

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We won’t adopt Amotekun in Lagos

Though he endorsed the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the regional security outfit is useless to Lagosians.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Official: Kaduna captures 2.1 million poor, vulnerable in social register

The Kaduna State Government has captured 2.1 million individuals from 524,424 Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs) in its Social Register.
American singer, Melissa Viviane Jefferson known professionally as Lizzo, has posted an unedited nude picture on her Instagram page in a bid to counter the unrealistic and distorted images that dominate social media, Independent.co.uk reports.

American singer Lizzo shares unedited nude picture on Instagram

American singer, Melissa Viviane Jefferson known professionally as Lizzo, has posted an unedited nude picture on her Instagram page in a bid to counter the unrealistic and distorted images that dominate social media.

NAF seeks N2 million fine for illegal possession of firearm

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has asked the Senate to increase fine for illegal possession of firearm from N1,000 to N2million as a deterrence. Newsmen...
Porto manager Sergio Conceicao says Zaidu Sanusi is doubtful for Thursday’s league clash against Vitoria Guimaraes.

Porto boss gives Zaidu Sanusi injury update ahead Vitoria Guimaraes clash

Porto manager Sergio Conceicao says Zaidu Sanusi is doubtful for Thursday’s league clash against Vitoria Guimaraes.