Opinion: Of Aisha Yesufu, Rinu, Tacha….Women, Mothers

By. Umar Nasko Not every non- Muslim will know the importance of the name Aisha to Islam. Aisha was the wife of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). During her lifetime she played an important role in the development of Islam and the expansion of the political space that encyclopedia britinnaca said, “Modern Muslim feminists regard Aisha as personifying […]

Group To Train Journalists On Digital Rights

The Human Rights Journalists Network will be holding one day training for human rights journalists on Digital Rights. Themed “Understanding Digital Rights”, the training will be facilitated by  Mr Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative. The online training which is supported by BONews Service, an online development news platform, is scheduled to hold on […]

APC Governors, Others Arrive Akure For Akeredolu’s Re-Election Campaign

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State were filled with energy and excitement on Saturday, September 5, 2020, as they welcomed party leaders from various parts of the country. This comes ahead of the flag off of the party’s campaign for the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking re-election for another […]

Sudan Declares Three Month State Of Emergency After Floods Kill

Sudan on Saturday, September 5, 2020, declared a three-month national state of emergency after record-breaking torrential floods that cost 99 lives. “A nationwide three-month state of emergency has been announced as Sudan is considered a natural disaster zone,” the interior ministry said on social media. Floods caused by more than a month of heavy rains […]

At Least 12 Killed In Bangladesh Mosque Gas Explosion

A suspected gas explosion tore through a Bangladesh mosque killing at least 12 people while dozens suffered life-threatening burns, police said Saturday, September 5, 2020. Worshippers were at Friday, September 4, 2020, evening prayers when the blast sent a ball of flames through the mosque in the central district of Narayanganj, emergency services said. Investigators […]

Police Arrest 17 Anti-Lockdown Protesters In Melbourne

Over a dozen of anti-lockdown protesters were arrested Saturday, September 5, 2020, in Melbourne, as those deliberately flouting stay-at-home orders clashed with Australian police. Ignoring official warnings and public health orders, several hundred people gathered at an illegal protest — promoted by several virus-related conspiracy theory groups online — calling for an end to lockdown […]

Messi Misses Training Again After Decision To Stay At Barcelona

Lionel Messi was a no-show at training with Barcelona despite his decision to stay at the club under sufferance, journalists at the training ground said on Saturday morning, September 5, 2020. The Argentine superstar announced on Friday he had been forced to remain at Barcelona, claiming after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu broke his word […]

Incoming Airlines To Carry 200 Passengers Per Trip – FG

The Federal Government has issued a schedule for the partial resumption of international flights, after months of suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. In the document dated September 4, 2020, the aviation agency stated that a maximum of 200 passengers per incoming flights would be allowed into the country. It explained that […]

COVID-19 Cases In India Exceed Four Million

India has become the world’s third country to pass four million coronavirus infections, setting a new record daily surge in cases on Saturday, September 5, 2020, as the crisis shows no sign of peaking. The 86,432 new cases took India to 4,023,179 infections, third behind the United States which has more than 6.3 million, and […]

COVID-19: France Closes 22 Schools Over Rise In Cases

France’s education minister on Friday, September 4, 2020, said 22 schools have had to shut on French territory due to the coronavirus since pupils returned to school this week, emphasising that over half of these were in the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer told Europe 1 radio that he was […]