South Africa Extends Curfew As COVID-19 Cases Surge

South Africa tightened coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, extending a curfew and limiting alcohol sales in the face of a surge in infections over the past two weeks. The country, the worst affected by the pandemic on the continent, has seen the daily figures for new cases double over the past two weeks, while hospital admissions have climbed by nearly 60 percent over the same period. Read Full Story

Ronaldo breaks Euro goalscoring record as Portugal beat Hungary

Cristiano Ronaldo netted a double to become the European Championship’s all-time leading scorer as Portugal struck three times late on to beat a stubborn Hungary 3-0 in their Euro 2020 opener at a packed Puskas Arena on Tuesday. Read Full Story

EFCC chairman Bawa gets death threats for fighting corruption

Abdulrasheed Bawa was appointed chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) four months ago, but he’s already receiving death threats. Bawa said he remains optimistic about taming the monster of corruption in Nigeria. Read Full Story

Fed Govt blames Twitter, Dorsey for #EndSARS losses

Federal Government’s war against Twitter continued on Tuesday with an accusation that the United States (US) micro-blogging platform and its founder, Jack Dorsey, were “vicariously liable” for the losses Nigeria suffered during the #EndSARS protests in October last year. It also accused Twitter of refusing its request to block the account of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Read Full Story

MTN Warns of Disruption of Services over Rising Insecurity

The local unit of MTN Group in South Africa yesterday raised the alarm that its services in Nigeria could be disrupted due to the rising insecurity in the country. MTN Nigeria became the first company to acknowledge possible disruption to its services due to insecurity in the country. Read Full Story

You’re president to protect Nigerians, not just borrowing money – Wike mocks Buhari

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his constitutional duty of securing the country. Wike said Buhari was not made the president to borrow foreign loans alone but to ensure the protection of Nigerians. He spoke at the commissioning of the 21 kilometers Odufor-Akpoku-Umuoye Road in Etche Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday. Read Full Story

AstraZeneca cocktail trial fails as Nigeria gets another 3.92m vaccine doses

Vaccine maker, AstraZeneca, yesterday revealed it has hit a setback in trials of a treatment for COVID-19. The drug, made from a combination of two antibodies, failed its main goal to treat coronavirus symptoms in exposed patients, AstraZeneca said in a statement. Read Full Story

Stop peddling fake news about true security situation in South-East – Gov Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has called on citizens in the South East region, particularly certain leaders and elites to be patriotic and desist from spreading fake news about the true security situation in the zone. Read Full Story