Saturday, 18th May 2024


Brazil's midfielder #17 Ariadina Borges celebrates scoring her team's first goal during the Australia and New Zealand 2023 Women's World Cup Group F football match between Brazil and Panama at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide on July 24, 2023. (Photo by Brenton EDWARDS / AFP)
1 day ago
The Women's World Cup will take place in South America for the first time after Brazil was chosen to host the 2027 edition at a FIFA congress Friday marked by debate about the war in Gaza. After the success of Australia and New Zealand in 2023, which earned a record $570 million in commercial revenue,…
6 May
Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday he had been hospitalized for a skin infection.
6 May
Authorities in southern Brazil scrambled Sunday to rescue people from raging floods and mudslides in what has become the region's largest ever climate catastrophe, with at least 78 dead and 115,000 forced from their homes.
3 May
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday visited the country's south where floods and mudslides caused by torrential rains have killed 29 people, with the toll expected to rise.
2 May
At least 10 people have died in floods caused by torrential rains in Brazil's south, authorities said Wednesday, as rescuers searched for nearly two dozen individuals reported missing.
12 Apr
A bus ran off a highway in northeastern Brazil and overturned Thursday, killing at least nine people and injuring over 20 more, authorities said.
25 Mar
Brazil is unparalleled when it comes to football success and fervour, and for many the sport itself is synonymous with the Brazilian national team.
25 Mar
Rescuers in boats and aircraft raced against the clock Sunday to help isolated people in Brazil's mountainous southeast after storms and heavy rains left at least 25 people dead in two states.
21 Mar
Despite his wide-ranging legal woes, far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro crisscrosses Brazil campaigning, received by rapt crowds seemingly unbothered by claims he helped stoke an attempted coup.
20 Mar
Brazil's justice system on Wednesday will decide whether former Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Robinho will serve his nine-year rape sentence, handed down by an Italian court, in the South American country. Brazil's Superior Court of Justice (STJ) will examine the Italian request to approve the prison sentence that was imposed in 2017 and…
1 Mar
The Brazilian economy expanded 2.9 percent in 2023 after a fourth quarter of zero growth, according to data released Friday by the IBGE national statistics agency.
26 Feb
Thousands of Brazilians poured into the streets of Sao Paulo on Sunday as ex-president Jair Bolsonaro flexed his political muscle and hit out at an election ban that has seen him barred from seeking office for eight years.


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The Government of Nigeria and the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), have signed the West Africa Regional Collaborating Centre (RCC), Hosting Agreement. The signing ceremony was held on Saturday in Abuja, on the sideline of the 25th ordinary meeting of the ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers. The agreement was formalised by…
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The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Rachel Geoffrey for allegedly setting the hands of her stepchildren on fire for eating cooked rice without permission. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, in a statement on Saturday, titled Cruelty to Children and Human Rights Violations, said Rachael was arrested on…
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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Commandant General's Special Intelligence Squad (SIS) has uncovered and dismantled an illegally constructed refining site containing over 100,000 litres of stolen crude oil in Adobi settlement, Etche Local Government Area, Rivers State. According to a statement released on Saturday by the NSCDC spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, the CG's…
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Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State, said his administration has reduced banditry to about 70 per cent in the last one year. According to the Governor, this was sequel to the robust synergy between the local security outfits and the conventional security agencies across the state. Radda, who was on a working visit to Yola,…
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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has listed conditions under which he would step down and support Peter Obi, the Labour Party's candidate, in the 2027 presidential election. Abubakar, who was the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, revealed his stance during an interview with the BBC Hausa Service. Abubakar noted…
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Vice President Kashim Shettima has launched the Federal Government's Accelerated Senior Secondary School Education Programme (ASSEP) to transform education outcomes in the Northeast region. ASSEP, anchored by the North East Development Commission (NEDC), focuses on subjects related to science, technology, mathematics, and agricultural (STEMA) courses. The programme is targeted at senior secondary school students across…
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The Federal Government has said it will stop subsidising poverty, importing unemployment and exporting jobs by leveraging the country's natural gas resources. This was revealed by Michael Oluwagbemi, Programme Director of the Presidential Initiative on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), during a stakeholders' engagement meeting on the Presidential Initiative on CNG held in Port Harcourt, Rivers…
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President Bola Tinubu has appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). A former Minister of Budget and Economic Planning Udoma Udo Udoma was appointed as the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Bayero University, Kano, Kano State. Also, a former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda…
1 hour ago
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi will leave the Premier League club by mutual consent after their final game of the season against Manchester United on Sunday.
2 hours ago
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili on Saturday put a mostly symbolic veto on the "foreign influence" law that sparked unprecedented protests and warnings from Brussels that the measure would undermine Tbilisi's European aspirations.