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Coronavirus: Gabon bans tourists from seeing gorillas, chimpanzees

Gabon, a forest-covered haven for gorillas and chimpanzees, will stop allowing tourists to see its great apes fearing that humans could give the novel coronavirus to the animals, the country’s forest agency said on Monday. The Central African nation has one only confirmed COVID-19 case so far, but fears linger after an Ebola epidemic in […]

Benin Republic announces first coronavirus case

West Africa’s Benin on Monday announced its first confirmed coronavirus case as the continent scrambles to stop the spread of the global pandemic. Health minister Benjamin Hounkpatin said a man coming from neighbouring Burkina Faso had tested positive, having recently visited Belgium. The announcement comes as numerous nations in sub-Saharan Africa have begun imposing entry […]

NCDC: Mass gatherings can amplify spread of coronavirus

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says mass gatherings can amplify the spread of infectious diseases including Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. The Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, told newsmen on Monday in Abuja that mass gatherings were highly visible events with the potential for serious public health consequences if they were not planned and managed […]

Breaking: FBI arrests 13 Nigerians over $30m cyber fraud

By Nwafor Sunday The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has arrested thirteen Nigerians (7 Yoruba’s, 6 Igbo), over alleged $30 million money laundering scheme in the United States. Disclosing this in a statement obtained by Thecable, the US department of justice said federal agents arrested 24 suspects for their involvement in the large-scale fraud which […]

Coronavirus: Canada closes borders to all non-citizens, except Americans

By New Nigerian Politics – Toronto – As countries around the world struggle to cope with the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, Canada has become the latest country to embark on stringent measures to keep its citizens safe. On Monday, the prime minister of the country, Mr. Justin Trudeau, announced a sweeping ban on all foreign […]

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, commits to selecting a woman as runningmate

Written by New Nigerian Politics – Washington Bureau – Former U.S. vice president to President Obama, Joe Biden, who is vying for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, yesterday vowed to select a woman as his vice presidential candidate if he wins the nomination. In a debate with his main rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, the former […]

Unforgettable quotes that earned Emir Sanusi trouble

By Dirisu Yakubu SANUSI. “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is strength,” slogans of Orwellian fictional Inner Party in Nineteen Eighty Four His is a classical instance of a privileged upbringing. Born into royalty, he attended some of the best schools and became an advocate of social justice, democracy and good governance. Blessed with […]

Malam Sanusi reveals condition of his dethronement letter

Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, said he could have reclaimed his throne if he wanted, adding that his ”dethronement letter was so badly written.” Sanusi was dethroned as the Emir of Kano on Monday by Governor Ganduje who was the accuser and the judge of alleged insubordination. He was subsequently banished […]

NEMA: Explosion in Lagos consumes family of four, 11 others

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 15 corpses, including a family of four, have been recovered from the scene of Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis of Lagos State. No fewer than 60 students of Bethlehem Girls College located within the area who sustained various degrees of injuries in the […]

Coronavirus: Nigerian missions in U.S. suspends passport interviews, biometric capturing

Nigeria’s diplomatic missions in Washington, New York and Atlanta, United States, have suspended passport interviews and biometric data capture over the coronavirus crisis. The suspension, which takes effect from Monday, is until further notice, the missions said in separate statements made available to newsmen on Sunday. According to the statements, the decision is part of […]

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