Irobiko Chimezie

Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Boris Johnson's plan to relax the UK coronavirus lockdown over the Christmas period is like "throwing fuel over the COVID fire" and will lead to a third wave of coronavirus deaths, according to a scientist advising the prime minister. The UK government on Tuesday announced that it had agreed with the devolved administrations to let … Continue reading Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Scotland to make menstruation products freely available to all

Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them - a move that leader Nicole Sturgeon says makes Scotland the first country in the world to do so. Lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament unanimously approved a bill late Tuesday that will require local authorities to provide … Continue reading Scotland to make menstruation products freely available to all

Arizona judge drops last election-related case

An Arizona judge Friday dismissed the last election-related case pending in the state, saying that because only two voters were involved, its outcome would not have changed Joe Biden's win.  Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney did not provide further details on her ruling but said she'd be issuing an order in writing, reports The … Continue reading Arizona judge drops last election-related case

Americans in Atalanta protest over election results

Large crowds of protesters gathered outside the Georgia State Capitol Saturday as part of a nationwide “Stop the Steal” protests. Georgia on Friday certified results in the state for Democrat Joe Biden following a hand recount. The count affirmed Biden won by more than 12,000 votes out of about 5 million cast, according to data … Continue reading Americans in Atalanta protest over election results

Trump makes late move to lower cost of prescription drugs

Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs. But in a time of political uncertainty, it’s hard to say whether the rules will withstand expected legal challenges from the pharmaceutical industry or whether a Biden dministration would accept, amend or try … Continue reading Trump makes late move to lower cost of prescription drugs

Laycon and Erica get new deals after BBNaija Lockdown

Winner of BBNaija Lockdown season, Laycon has sealed an ambassadorial deal with GOTV four days after disqualified housemate Erica sealed double endorsement deals. On Friday, November 13, Erica was unveiled as the new brand ambassador for two Nigerian Breweries products, Legend and Star Radler. Barely four days after at a gathering, GOTV unveiled Laycon as … Continue reading Laycon and Erica get new deals after BBNaija Lockdown

CDC: Avoid unnecessary travel

U.S. officials have pleaded with the public to avoid unnecessary travel and exercise caution as the winter holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a “strong recommendation” on Thursday that Americans refrain from traveling for the holiday. With cases and deaths increasing steadily in most states, the … Continue reading CDC: Avoid unnecessary travel

COVID-19: US officials worried about holiday spike

U.S. health authorities braced for further increases in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday, capping a week in which the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerated ahead of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday. The seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases reached more than 165,000 on Thursday, while the seven-day average for deaths climbed to … Continue reading COVID-19: US officials worried about holiday spike

Tony Elumelu receives Belgium’s highest national honour

The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, on Africa’s leading investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu. The honour, which is the country’s oldest and most important National Honour, is  in recognition of Elumelu’s commitment to poverty eradication and the economic empowerment of young Africans. The Ambassador … Continue reading Tony Elumelu receives Belgium’s highest national honour

Peru’s interim president resigns after deadly protest

Peru’s interim president, Manuel Merino, has resigned less than a week into his new administration, after a night of protests calling for his removal and a subsequent police crackdown left at least two dead and dozens wounded. The latest political shake-up comes as Peru battles the coronavirus pandemic and what is expected to be its … Continue reading Peru’s interim president resigns after deadly protest