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China says Delta variant behind COVID-19 surge

China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, as health officials blamed the highly infectious Delta variant for a surge in infections spanning 14 provinces. China reported…

EFCC detains, interrogates Saraki over misappropriation of funds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is presently quizzing a former president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, over alleged misappropriation of public funds and money laundering. Saraki, who arrived at…

Chinese pop star Kris Wu detained over alleged rape

Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape, Beijing police said Saturday. Wu was accused last week by 19-year-old student Du Meizhu of date-raping her when…

UK PM’s wife expecting second child

In this file photo taken on July 07, 2021 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and his spouse Carrie (R) celebrate the win during the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football…

Tinubu out of Nigeria, not hospitalised –Aide

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, is currently out of Nigeria but not hospitalised, his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, has said. Online reports (not by The PUNCH) had claimed that…

Relevance of Ijaw ethnic nationality threatened, says GEJ

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on leaders and stakeholders of Ijaw Nation to shun divisiveness and work together in love and unity for the collective interest of Ijaw people…

Rivers faction demands boycott, exercise suspended in Zamfara, Kwara, Anambra

Protest in Osun over candidates’ imposition, court stops congress in Bayelsa The faction of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress loyal to Senator Magnus Abe has announced…

DSS feeds Igboho’s aides with ‘engine oil’ soup –Lawyer

Gbenga Adeniji and Kayode Oyero Published 31 July 2021 Officials of the Department of State Services have been feeding the 12 aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka…

Tanzania opposition calls for protests over leader’s arrest

Tanzania’s main opposition party on Saturday called for protests over the arrest of its leader and said it had mounted a legal challenge to charges of terrorism filed against him.…

Countries need to be more ambitious in climate goals —UN

Countries that have signed up to the Paris accord to tame climate change need to be more ambitious in their own national efforts, the UN’s climate chief said on Saturday.…