Coronavirus: Mexico runs out of death certificates

Mexico’s deputy health minister said the government had ordered 1.1 million additional death certificates be printed as several parts of the country ran out and Covid-19 cases continue to soar. Mexico has registered over 66,000 coronavirus-related fatalities, putting it fourth in terms of Covid-19 deaths behind the U.S., Brazil and India. The World Health Organization … Continue reading Coronavirus: Mexico runs out of death certificates

FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it lost N17.5billion of aeronautic charges in 23 weeks and incurred N1.4 billion loss of non-aeronautical charges between April and June, 2020. Its Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, who disclosed this in a virtual interaction said the agency’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) dipped by over 90 per … Continue reading FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19

Top earners in the Nigerian banking industry

Nigeria’s seven topmost banks signposted resilient performance in the first half of this year with top-line earnings rising to N1.77 trillion despite the COVID-19 lockdowns that disrupted activities for the most part of the period. All the seven largest banks recorded increased top-line, but the underlying profitability of the sector declined by almost two basis … Continue reading Top earners in the Nigerian banking industry

US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

A California professor has been replaced for uttering a Chinese word that sounds—in English—like a racist slur, the LA Times reports. Greg Patton was teaching an online communications course for University of Southern California students when he discussed the importance of pausing and using "er" and "um" as filler words. "Like in China the common word is … Continue reading US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

Search continues for US sailor missing in North Arabian Sea

The Navy is searching the North Arabian Sea for a missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. Man overboard was called after the sailor was not located during a search aboard the carrier, according to a Navy spokesperson. "The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) are currently conducting search and rescue … Continue reading Search continues for US sailor missing in North Arabian Sea

Why Chief Justice John Roberts might decide the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

The controversy over mail-in ballots will result in Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts deciding the 2020 presidential election, political commentator Dick Morris said on Sunday. Speaking on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show on WABC 770 AM in New York hosted by John Catsimatidis, Morris explained that “the blue state governors are mailing out tens of millions … Continue reading Why Chief Justice John Roberts might decide the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Laycon has a heart of gold

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Laycon, has reacted to Erica’s disqualification from the Lockdown house. Erica was disqualified from the show after she got third strike from Biggie for violating the house rules. Erica got disqualified after Biggie gathered the housemates at the lounge and played videos of when she threatened to kill Laycon outside the house and … Continue reading Laycon has a heart of gold

BBN 2020: Why Erica was disqualified

Big Brother Naija, Erica, was not interviewed by host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, following her disqualification on Sunday. The organizers sent the ex-Miss Nigeria contestant packing, after she was issued a third strike. Before this weekend, Erica had two strikes. Biggie issued her the first for whispering and speaking in codes while communicating. She was given a second strike … Continue reading BBN 2020: Why Erica was disqualified

Update on the lavish wedding organized for President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan

The wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Hanan, and her groom, Mohammed Turad, on Friday had all the trappings of a fairytale nuptials. Apart from the opulence on display, SaharaRepoters reliably gathered that event planners for the wedding were flown in from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to add colour and spice to the ceremony. … Continue reading Update on the lavish wedding organized for President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan

NCAA: Incoming international flights won’t carry more than 200 passengers

As Nigeria commences partial resumption of international flights, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that incoming flights are only permitted to carry a maximum of 200 passengers. This was disclosed in a memo signed by Musa Nuhu, Director-General/CEO of NCAA, on Friday. Nuhu, however, confirmed that there was no limit on the number … Continue reading NCAA: Incoming international flights won’t carry more than 200 passengers

Bundesliga International CEO says German football league is a role model

The CEO of Bundesliga International Robert Klein called the German league a trendsetter in European football after RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich reached the final four of the 2019-20 Champions League, with the Bavarians winning this season's treble. German football can be a role model in several ways, Klein said in a recent interview. The … Continue reading Bundesliga International CEO says German football league is a role model

Trump’s govt expects China to increase spending on nuclear weapons

A new Pentagon report predicts that China will "at least double" the size of its nuclear warhead stockpile over the next decade as it pursues its own nuclear triad to conduct nuclear strikes by land, sea and air. China's modernization and expansion of its nuclear force is part of a broader effort aimed at matching, … Continue reading Trump’s govt expects China to increase spending on nuclear weapons

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic to end in less than 2 years

The World Health Organization has said it hopes the planet will be rid of the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years - faster than it took for the Spanish flu. "We hope to finish this pandemic in less than two years," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters from the WHO's headquarters in Geneva, insisting that … Continue reading WHO: Coronavirus pandemic to end in less than 2 years

Russia investigating another suspected case of toxic poisoning

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny fell into a coma after he collapsed in an aeroplane toilet on Thursday, prompting his allies to suspect poisoning. If true, he would not be the first prominent, outspoken Russian to be the target of a toxic attack. Here are some other people who have criticised the Kremlin and then … Continue reading Russia investigating another suspected case of toxic poisoning

Americans not happy with Russia’s claim on developing coronavirus vaccine

Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come up with the world's first safe and effective vaccine. "I seriously doubt that they've done that," infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said. But he added that he hopes Moscow has indeed "actually definitively proven that the vaccine … Continue reading Americans not happy with Russia’s claim on developing coronavirus vaccine