Obi donates N2m to Abuja Primary Healthcare Centre, calls for healthcare reforms

•Peter Obi with staff of Tungan Madaki Primary Healthcare Centre, FCT Abuja . . . Thursday In a bid to spotlight the pressing need for healthcare reform in Nigeria, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last election,…

Recession in Japan makes Germany third largest economy

Germany overtook Japan as the world’s third-biggest economy, official data showed on Thursday, as fresh figures from Tokyo showed Japan’s economy slipping into a recession. Japan’s nominal gross domestic product (GDP) for 2023 stood at $4.2 trillion in dollar terms, government…

India’s Sun probe reaches final orbit ‘‘to discover the mysteries of Sun-Earth connection’’

India’s solar observation mission on Jan 6 entered the Sun’s orbit after a four-month journey, the latest success for the space exploration ambitions of the world’s most populous nation. The Aditya-L1 mission was launched in September and is carrying an…

Plane held in France over trafficking concerns lands in India

A plane carrying hundreds of Indian passengers that was grounded in France for four days amid a probe into possible human trafficking has arrived in India. The Airbus A340 carrying 276 Indian passengers landed in Mumbai early on Tuesday morning,…

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: First video emerges of trapped Indian workers

A camera has captured footage of the 41 workers trapped in a tunnel in India’s Uttarakhand state for the first time in nine days. The video was filmed using an endoscopic camera that was slipped inside a new pipe drilled…

Jammu: At least 36 die after bus falls into India gorge

At least 36 people have died and 19 others have been injured after a bus plunged into a gorge in northern India’s Jammu district. Officials said more than 50 passengers were on board when the bus veered off the road…

Russia-Ukraine crisis impacts Nigeria’s crude oil exports, prompts shift to European markets, says NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) has shed light on how the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis has disrupted Nigeria’s crude oil inflow into the international market, affecting demand in the Asian market and prompting a notable shift towards European…

India’s top court declines to legalise same-sex marriage

India’s top court on Tuesday said it cannot legalise same-sex marriages, with the chief justice of the country saying making such a law is the domain of parliament. A five-Judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, D.Y. Chandrachud,…

G20: Putin tells India PM Modi he will not attend Delhi summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will not attend the G20 Summit in Delhi next month. India is hosting this year’s summit, which will be held in the capital Delhi from 9-10 September.…

India’s Gandhi gets parliamentary seat back after top court ruling

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has regained his seat as a member of parliament following a decision by the Supreme Court, the parliament announced on Monday. Gandhi, 53, lost his mandate in March after a court sentenced him to two…

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