Beirut blast: ‘Casualties everywhere’

*Hospitals struggle to cope as bloodied people walk streets *Death toll hits 100 “This is a catastrophe we have on our hands,” says a doctor at St George Hospital, less than a mile from the epicentre of the explosion at Beirut port. It is one of several hospitals in the Lebanese capital which was damaged […]


COVID-19: Britain’s banks brace for $22bn loan losses as outlook darkens

  Britain’s banks took a gloomier view than almost all their European peers in their second quarter earnings, as coronavirus fears, Brexit and low interest rates caused them to bake tougher “worst-case” scenarios into their risk models. Investors had expected a torrid set of half-year results, but Barclays (BARC.L), Standard Chartered (STAN.L), Lloyds (LLOY.L), NatWest […]


US coronavirus fraud losses near $100m as COVID scams double

  U.S. losses from coronavirus-related fraud and identity theft have reached nearly $100 million since the pandemic emerged in March, while complaints of COVID-19 scams have at least doubled in most states, a consumer protection group said on Tuesday. A report from the group, based on government data, highlighted the vast scope of a fast-growing […]

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JUST IN: PPMC hikes ex-depot price of petrol by N5 per litre

  Adeola Yusuf The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has hiked the ex-depot price for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol by N5 per litre. The company, which is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), approved the new ex-depot price for petroleum products for the month of August in […]


Trump sows confusion with tweet urging ‘vote by mail’ in Florida

  After weeks of railing against what he has claimed are the potential risks of voting by mail, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged voters in at least one Republican state – Florida – to vote by any means. Trump, who is trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in polls, has repeatedly warned in recent […]


Death toll expected to rise in Beirut blast

  Lebanese rescue workers dug through the rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 78 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise. Tuesday’s blast at port warehouses storing highly explosive material was the most powerful in years in Beirut, already reeling […]


17-year-old boy pleads not guilty to masterminding Twitter hack

  A 17-year-old Florida boy accused of masterminding the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter Inc, including those of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. Graham Clark told Circuit Court Judge Christopher Nash in Tampa that he was not guilty of the 30 […]


Fulham beat Brentford to reach Premier League

  Fulham beat Brentford in the Championship play-off final to secure an immediate return to the Premier League thanks to two extra-time goals from Joe Bryan. The left-back caught Bees goalkeeper David Raya off guard from 40 yards in the 105th minute of the game at Wembley, with the Spaniard expecting a cross and then […]


COVID-19: FCT tops as NCDC confirms 304 new cases

Tuesday was a day of record figures according to the COVID-19 data published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The recovery rate received a major boost on Tuesday as the NCDC confirmed more than 10,000 new recoveries for Lagos. With 13,106 people now confirmed to have recovered in Lagos, a total of 31,851 […]

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COVID-19: FCT tops as NCDC confirms 304 new cases

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja recorded 90 new cases of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday out of the 304 new cases of recorded. In the latest information disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter, confirmed cases of the virus in the country are now 44433. BREAKDOWN *304 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria: FCT-90 […]

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