February 2024

Biden, 81, Undergoes Annual Medical Exam

US President Joe Biden reported to a hospital Wednesday for his last yearly medical examination before November’s election as scrutiny intensifies over the 81-year-old’s fitness and mental acuity for a second term. The White House said a summary of the test results from the Walter Reed military medical facility outside Washington would be released later

Osimhen Bags Hat-Trick As Napoli Hit Sassuolo For Six

Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia netted five goals between them as Napoli thumped Sassuolo 6-1 on Wednesday, harking back to the thrilling attacking partnership which won last season’s Serie A title. Clinical Osimhen scored a hat-trick before Kvaratskhelia bagged a brace of his own as Napoli come from behind to handily win their game in

Six Detained For Murder Of South African Rapper AKA

South African police said on Tuesday they have arrested six people over the murder last year of one of the country’s hottest rap artists, Kiernan Forbes, known as AKA. The 35-year-old musician was gunned down on February 10 last year while walking with a friend outside a popular Durban restaurant hours before he was to

More Than 20 Dead In Migrant Shipwreck Off Senegal

Rescuers pulled more than 20 bodies from the sea off northern Senegal on Wednesday after a boat loaded with migrants heading for Europe sank, a regional governor told AFP. “A little more than 20 bodies” had been found, Saint-Louis regional governor Alioune Badara Samb said by telephone, adding that another 20 people had been saved.

Tinubu Jets To Qatar For Business Forum Thursday

President Bola Tinubu will depart Lagos State and embark on a two-day official visit to the State of Qatar on Thursday. The media aide to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement on Wednesday, said the visit which is on invitation of His Highness, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of

US Stunned By Mexico In Women’s Gold Cup Upset

Mexico stunned the United States with only their second-ever victory over the four-time world champions in the CONCACAF women’s Gold Cup. Lizbeth Ovalle fired Mexico into the lead on 38 minutes, pouncing on a blunder by veteran US defender Becky Sauerbrunn before lifting a cool finish over goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher at Dignity Health Sports Park

US, Qatar Eye Israel-Hamas Truce Deal Within Days

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas could start within days and last through Ramadan, US President Joe Biden said, with Qatar expressing hope on Tuesday that ongoing negotiations would produce a deal before the Muslim fasting month. As a dire humanitarian crisis unfolds in the war-battered Gaza Strip, the United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA accused

Rat Grounds Sri Lankan National Airline For Three Days

Sri Lanka’s national airline on Tuesday blamed a rat for grounding a plane for three days, sparking chaotic delays and fears it will scare off investors for the cash-strapped carrier. The stowaway rodent was spotted enjoying the SriLankan Airlines Airbus A330 flight from the Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday, triggering an aircraft search to

NLC Suspends Protest, Extends Ultimatum To F

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Tuesday night, suspended its two-day protest all over the country. The Labour, in a communique at the end of its National Executive Council meeting, said the objectives of the protest were achieved on the first day of the demonstration. “Consequently, NEC-in-session resolved as follows: to suspend street action for

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