Singapore offers ‘pandemic baby bonus’ to boost births

Singapore is offering a one-off payment to encourage people to have babies during the coronavirus pandemic. The worry is that citizens are putting off parenthood as they struggle with financial stress and job layoffs. Details of the amount that could…

Scientists invent new method to treat cancer without drugs

A research team in Singapore has devised an experimental treatment approach that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without the use of drugs, according to a paper published in the scientific, peer-reviewed journal Small. The treatment, which is still only in…

Super Eagles hold Brazil in Singapore (Nation)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday afternoon drew 1-1 against Brazil in Singapore. Joe Aribo scored the first goal of the game in the 34th minute to gift the Super Eagles the lead Moses Simon had controlled Victor Osimhen’s…

Super Eagles challenge Brazil in Singapore (Thisday)

Three-time African champions, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, will this afternoon in Singapore take on arguably football’s most glamorous national team, Brazil, in a mouthwatering friendly encounter. Fresh off a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in another international friendly last month, the Super…

Brazil coach picks out Iwobi as ‘dangerous’ Eagle (ThisDay)

Brazil’s Assistant Coach Cleber Xavier has picked out Alex Iwobi as the most dangerous player in the current Super Eagles expected to take on the South Americans in Singapore on Sunday. Speaking ahead of the Brazil versus Nigeria international friendly…

Aribo fit as Super Eagles arrive in Singapore today (Guardian)

Super Eagles’ new boy, Joe Aribo is fit to play for Nigeria against Brazil in Singapore on Sunday, Glasgow Rangers Manager, Stephen Gerrard has disclosed. There were doubts over the fitness of the midfielder, who opened the scoring in his…

Brazil confirm friendlies with Nigeria and Senegal (BBC)

Brazil have confirmed they will face Senegal on 10 October and Nigeria three days later at the National Stadium in Singapore. It will be first ever meeting between Brazil and Senegal, who lost the Africa Cup of Nations final to Algeria and…

Singapore seizes elephant ivory and pangolin scales in record $48m haul (BBC)

Singapore authorities have seized 8.8 tonnes (8,800kg) of elephant ivory, its largest ever seizure to date. Authorities estimate that the tusks, valued at $12.9m (£10.4m), have come from nearly 300 African elephants. Some 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales valued at…

Singapore fighter jets escort Scoot plane after bomb hoax (BBC)

Singapore’s air force sent two fighter jets to escort an incoming passenger plane over a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, say officials. There were 144 passengers on board Scoot flight TR385 from Cebu in the Philippines…

Tottenham Hotspur to play in Singapore in July pre-season tour (NewsAsia)

English football club Tottenham Hotspur will play in Singapore in July as part of its preparation for the 2019/20 season, the club announced on Tuesday (Feb 19). “We are delighted to announce that the First Team squad will travel to…

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