German Start-up Aims To Use Drones To Deliver Coronavirus Vaccine

A German start-up wants to use drones to deliver the coronavirus vaccine to remote areas, its chief executive told dpa on Monday. “Even before the crisis, we supplied 19 villages in the South Pacific island state of Vanuatu [with medicine] as part of a successful pilot project,” Wingcopter chief executive Tom Pluemmer said. The company […]

SUBEB/UBEC Train 3, 552 Teachers In Oyo

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, (OyoSUBEB) in collaboration with Universal Basic Education Commission, has concluded the training of 3, 552 teachers from Primary schools under its Teachers’ Professional Development Programme. The Executive Chairman, OyoSUBEB, Dr Nureni Adeniran said that the training, which started on Monday, Jan 4, 2021, was structured to herald the […]

German Lawmakers Call On The British Government To Protect Assange

Several members of the German parliament have called on the British government to intervene in case a court decides that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the US. “Extraditing Julian Assange to the US, where he faces no fair trial and up to 175 years in prison, would endanger his life and set […]

Holidays Could Distort Data, As Germany Reports 10,315 Covid-19 Cases

German health officials said on Sunday that the country had registered 10,315 new coronavirus infections and 312 deaths in the last 24 hours, but noted that diminished counting at the tail end of the New Year’s holiday might be distorting the data. The data indicated great variations within the country. Overall, the country’s infectious disease […]

German Police Break Up Office Christmas Party Flouting Covid-19 Rules

Berlin (dpa) – Despite a nationwide lockdown that bans gatherings of more than five people, German police had to break up an escalating Christmas company party that involved a beer wagon, an unknown number of partying guests and possibly a fight, according to a statement from Wednesday. According to the statement, two guests had called the police to […]

Real Madrid Amongst Four Sides Through In CL, PSG Beat

By Jon Radcliffe, Record winners Real Madrid were one of four sides to secure progression to the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday, while Paris Saint-Germain defeated Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 in their rescheduled clash from the previous day after a racist incident. Karim Benzema scored twice for the 13-time European champions in a 2-0 victory […]

Oman-Returnee Reunited With Family

The House of Representatives Member, from Oluyole Federal Constituency,  Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe on Tuesday reunited an indigene of Oyo state, repatriated from Oman to Nigeria with her family. Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, who Chairs House of Reps Committee on Diaspora, said the affected person was repatriated to the country through the Muritala Muhammed international airport. She […]

Brexit: Merkel Sceptical Of Swift Deal As Johnson Heads To

German Chancellor Angela Merkel dampened hopes of a swift end to post-Brexit negotiations on Wednesday, even as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to meet European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for 11th-hour talks in Brussels. “There is just as before the chance of a deal,” Merkel told lawmakers in Berlin. “I do […]

Nigerians Paid Estimated NGN 675 Billion Cash Bribes In 2019

Written By: Christiana Dan, Research Journalist.  Nigerians paid an estimated NGN 675 billion cash bribes to public officials in 2019, corresponding to 0.52 percent of the entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria. These were revealed in a follow-up survey by the National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS) in partnership with the United Nations Office on […]

German Court Orders Tesla To Stop Tree-Felling At Factory Location

Potsdam, Germany (dpa) – A German court has ordered US electric car manufacturer Tesla to suspend a tree-felling operation it is conducting in an area near Berlin where it hopes to construct a factory. The preliminary decision was handed down by a court in the eastern German city of Frankfurt an der Oder late on Monday as a […]