UKRAINE: President Zelensky, aide isolated after COVID-19 diagnosis

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and the head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, were on Monday diagnosed with COVID-19, and are currently in isolated wards at the hospital, online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda reported on Thursday.“Everything is quite strict, regulated by protocol. They are in Feofania hospital. There is a special office where the president[...]

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Poland’s President Duda tests positive for COVID-19

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, an aide said on Saturday, as the country faces a record rise in cases.“Ladies and Gentlemen, as recommended President @AndrzejDuda was tested yesterday for the presence of coronavirus. The result turned out to be positive. The President is fine,” Blazej Spychalski, secretary of state in the[...]

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Belarus president, Lukashenko, sworn in for 6th-term at secret ceremony

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a sixth term at a secret ceremony held with no prior announcement, the Belta state news agency reported Wednesday.Lukashenko has faced massive demonstrations against his rule in Minsk and other cities since claiming victory in disputed elections on August 9, and has made only rare appearances[...]

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Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghanaian President

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Bashir Ahmad, the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, confirmed this on his Twitter handle.The presidential aide, who could not elaborate on the agenda of the meeting between the two leaders, however, posted pictures in[...]

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Brazilian President tested for coronavirus after showing symptoms

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been tested for the novel coronavirus, local media cited the president’s office as saying on Monday.The right-wing populist president, who has been dismissive of the illness as a ‘little flu’, had shown symptoms and run a fever before taking a test at the military hospital in the capital Brasilia, news[...]

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Nkurunziza death: Burundi court rules to end power vacuum

Burundi’s top court has made a ruling aimed at ending the power vacuum created by the sudden death of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday. The Constitutional Court said President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in as soon as possible.Legally, the Speaker of parliament, Pascal Nyabenda, should have become the interim leader.But the cabinet decided to[...]

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Ecowas endorses Adesina for Second term as AfDB President

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed the candidacy of Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), for a second term. The decision was announced in a communique signed by Jean-Claude Kassi, the commission’s president, at the end of the 56th ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State[...]

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Trump tries his hands at Peacemaking in India and Pakistan Dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke separately on Monday with the leaders of India and Pakistan in a bid to calm tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors over a territorial dispute. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kept Kashmir under lockdown for more than two weeks after scrapping the region’s autonomy, a move condemned by Pakistani Prime[...]

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Buhari talks Islam and Violent Extremism in heartfelt Eid Message!

President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest challenge to Islam is violent extremism. The president, who said this in his Eid-El-Kabir message, regretted that activities of religious extremists were negatively affecting the image of Islam. He challenged Muslims to distance themselves from those preaching violence in the society, emphasisng on the importance of putting the virtues[...]

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The President Suspends the Ruga Settlement Programme!

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the `Ruga Settlement’ Programme initiated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in preference for the National Economic Council (NEC)’s National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of the NEC Committee of Farmers/Herders Crisis Chaired by[...]

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Breaking: Outsed Egyptian President dies During Court Proceedings

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV says He reportedly fainted after a court session where he was facing espionage charges and subsequently died. He was 67, BBC said. Morsi was overthrown following mass protests a year after he took office as the[...]

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Buhari Hosts Democracy Day Dinner with some African Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night hosted African leaders and diplomats to Democracy Day dinner. The dinner, which was held a the state house, Abuja, had in attendance President Hage Geingob of Namibia; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Macky Sall of Senegal; and President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic

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Army Succeeds in Forcing Bouteflika Out

Long reigning President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has resigned from office, the state news agency said on Tuesday. The ailing Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate effect, state television said Tuesday, ceding power in the face of massive street protests after two decades at the helm. Bouteflika “officially advised the Constitutional Council of the end[...]

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Algerian Army Demand Presidency Step Down!

The army chief urged an immediate adoption of the country’s Article 102, which allows for a president to vacate office if declared unfit. “We must find a way out of this crisis immediately, within the constitutional framework,” he said in a speech on television “This solution achieves consensus and must be accepted by all.” This[...]

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Suitcase full of cash stolen from Mugabe

A suitcase containing $150,000 in cash was stolen from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, a court in Harare has heard, with the suspected thieves spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals. The three accused — which include Constancia Mugabe, 50, a relative of the president — appeared before Chinhoyi magistrates court on Wednesday,[...]

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Tiffany Trump takes Nigerian Born Boyfriend to White House

Nigerian horn business man and President Trump's daughter- Tiffany have taken their a step further. They have become official! After meeting her boyfriend last summer in Mykonos, Greece, Tiffany Trump is making her relationship public — and White House official. The youngest Trump daughter on Friday posted a photo of Michael Boulos in the Red Room,[...]

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Ex-President Shehu Shagari dies at 93

Ex-President Shehu Shagari is dead. Shagari passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old. The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle. Tambuwal had tweeted:

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Our affair started after Bill Clinton saw my underwear –Monica Lewinsky

Former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, has revealed what triggered her affair with former US president, Bill Clinton. In an upcoming docu-series, titled, “The Clinton Affair,” where Lewinsky shared new details about her time in the White House, she said it was her exposed underwear that got the president’s attention back in 1995, reports AOL.com[...]

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APC reschedules presidential primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled its presidential primary from September 25 to September 27. The party made this known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, Sunday night. “The presidential direct primary election earlier scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 will now hold on Thursday, September 27th, 2018.” The governing[...]

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