Wednesday, 27 January, 2021

Day: January 12, 2021


The encrypted messaging app, Telegram, has registered 25 million new users in the past 72 hours, its Russia-born founder, Pavel Durov, said Tuesday, on the heels of WhatsApp announcing a change to its privacy terms, AFP reports. Durov, 36, said Read more…


Kampala — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni holds a nearly 3-to-1 lead over challenger Bobi Wine among registered voters willing to declare their voting intentions ahead of Thursday’s election, a new Afrobarometer survey shows, but many respondents would not say how Read more…


According to information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the international community and diplomatic missions, the funeral of Ghana’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, has been rescheduled for January 27. On Tuesday, media reports said Rawlings, who died on November 12, Read more…


On Tuesday, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said schools in the country would resume on January 18 until the Ministry of Education announces further directive. PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while featuring on a television programme Read more…


Kampala — Many Ugandans were doubtful about the fairness of the general election campaign and apprehensive about possible violence as they approached Election Day on Thursday, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. In a survey in late December and early January, Read more…


A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ore, Ondo State has remanded 36-year-old Peter Moses in a correctional centre for raping and impregnating his teenage daughter. According to police prosecutor, Inspector Jimoh Amuda, Moses committed the offence between November 2020 and Read more…


A man who murdered his partner by strangling her before slashing her throat has been jailed for life and ordered to spend at least 18 years behind bars. 36-year-old Daryll Paterson committed the brutal attack on former dental nurse Louise Aitchison Read more…


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has asked Nigerians to complete their National Identification Number (NIN) registration irrespective of whether they generated the same through bank verification number (BVN). The Nigerian government had declared on December 15, 2020, that after Read more…


Uganda’s communications regulator on Tuesday ordered internet service providers to shut down social media and messaging applications, just two days before elections. In a letter, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) executive director, Ms Irene Sewankambo ordered telecommunications companies to “immediately suspend Read more…


Some Nigerians have lambasted an Islamic organisation, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to impose a travel ban on US President, Donald Trump. MURIC had in a statement on Monday by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, asked Read more…