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Elon Musk has closed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter and fired four top executives, including the chief executive and chief financial officer. The acquisition deal between the management of the micro-blogging platform and the billionaire was first announced in late April. But the following months witnessed disagreements that threatened the deal. Musk announced his intention to halt the acquisition and the management of Twitter filed a lawsuit to compel the Tesla CEO to follow through with the acquisition agreement. Musk eventually completed...

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Argentine striker, Lionel Messi says the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be his last appearance in the quadrennial international men’s football championship. “Is it my last World Cup? Yes, surely yes, surely yes,” Messi told Star+ in an interview. The football star said he’s counting down the days to the World Cup. He admitted that he feels nervous ahead of his last appearance on the world’s football biggest stage. “I’m counting down the days until the World...

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The Royal Family has announced 19 September 2022 as the funeral date for late Queen Elizabeth II. The West African Pilot News reports that Britain’s longest-serving monarch died peacefully on Thursday at her Scottish country estate in Balmoral. Announcing the interment date on its verified Twitter handle, The Royal Family stated: “The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19th September. “Prior to the State Funeral, The Queen will...

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella   Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other leaders across the globe to commiserate with the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom, and the entire Commonwealth to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday at her country home in Scotland. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity in a statement on Thursday said the President received with immense sadness, the...

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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, and the nation’s figurehead has died. The Queen died peacefully at the Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom, on Thursday, 8 September 2022 aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Queen Elizabeth’s passing comes more than a year after her husband, Philip died aged 99 in April 2021. Since his death, her own health faltered, and she was forced to miss an increasing number of events mainly due to ‘mobility problems’...

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The Brazilian government has barred Apple from selling iPhones without a charger in the country. It also fined the United States tech giant 12.28 million reais (nearly $2.4 million) over the issue, which it termed ‘discriminatory practices. The measure from the country’s Department of Consumer Protection and Defense ordered: “the immediate suspension of the distribution of iPhone brand smartphones, regardless of model or generation, that are not accompanied by a battery charger.” In an official...

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The UN has announced that the world’s population is projected to reach eight billion on Nov. 15. The information is in a statement released on Monday in New York by the UN to mark the 2022 World Population Day (WPD). The News Agency of Nigeria reports that WPD was established by the Governing Council of the UN Development Programme in 1989. It is an annual event observed on July 11 to raise awareness of global...

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In a move to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and well-being worldwide by 2030, a consortium of UN agencies on Tuesday launched an innovative mobile application that would help curb skin cancer. The application, the collective brainchild of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched to help protect individuals...

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President of the European Commission (EU) Ursula von der Leyen says the body has proposed a ban on Russian oil, amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. Recall that the war between Russia and Ukraine began in February this year, and as of today, many casualties have since been recorded as a result of the war. She disclosed this in a tweet via her Twitter handle on Thursday morning. “Finally, we now propose a...

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No fewer than 602,000 people died of malaria across Africa last year, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, said this on Monday in her message to commemorate this year’s World Malaria Day tagged ‘Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives’. “Malaria remains a significant public health and development challenge,” she declared. “In the last year, about 95 per cent...

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