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COVID-19 vaccines will cost South Africa $1.34bn – Official

The South African National Treasury Director-General, Dondo Mogajane, on Tuesday, said it would cost the country 1.34 billion dollars (20 billion rand) to procure the coronavirus vaccine for its population. He said the state...

Meghan seeks to avoid trial in case against British newspaper

The Duchess of Sussex is due to enter the next phase of her battle against Associated Newspapers Limited on Tuesday over a letter she sent her father. Meghan is suing the newspaper group, which...

Biden inaugural rehearsal evacuated amid fire near U.S. Capitol

Participants at a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday after a fire broke out near the building, according to officials. With tensions...

Mobile games developer Huuuge plans to raise up to $150m from share issue

Mobile games developer Huuuge Inc. expects to raise up to $150 million from a new share issue as part of its planned initial public offering (IPO) in Warsaw, the U.S.-registered company said on Monday.

TIME magazine names Joe Biden, Kamala Harris as its Person of the Year

TIME Magazine has named U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris as its person of the year. “For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than...

Biden’s son, Hunter facing tax probe

Hunter Biden, the son of President-elect Joe Biden, announced he is facing a federal probe into his taxes, without elaborating further, but insisting he has done nothing wrong. The younger Biden’s business dealings abroad...

Mount Everest is higher than we thought – Nepal, China

Nepal and China on Tuesday said Mount Everest is higher than previously thought, settling a long-running conflict over the height of the world’s tallest peak that straddles their shared border. Kathmandu and Beijing had...

Biden chooses retired general Lloyd Austin as defense secretary: sources

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen retired General Lloyd Austin, who oversaw U.S. forces in the Middle East under President Barack Obama, to be his defense secretary, two people familiar with the decision said on Monday.

4 civilians killed in Boko Haram raids in Cameroon

At least four civilians have been killed between Thursday and Friday by the terror group, Boko Haram in Cameroon’s far north region, local authorities said on Friday. The traditional ruler of Wemdeley village was...

Boxing icon, Pacquiao takes over as head of Philippine ruling party

Philippine boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao has taken over as head of the ruling political party in the country, it was announced on Thursday. Pacquiao, who is a senator in...
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Ekiti records 20,000 increase in pry school enrolment in 2 years, says Gov. Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi has restated the readiness of his administration to collaborate with the Federal Government and...
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COVID-19: NCDC registers 1,301 new Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total...

ASUU, Ebonyi Government’s meeting ends in deadlock

The meeting to resolve the impasse between the delegation of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities...

Tiger Woods has another back surgery

Golf star Tiger Woods has had another back operation and will skip at least two events. But...

Zamfara is not supporting bandits — Commissioner

The Zamfara Government has denied an online media report that it  gave Hilux trucks to “repentant bandits’’ in the state.