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Anger As Americans Scramble For COVID-19 Vaccines

LAGOS JANUARY 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Diane Kearns sat at her old-school wooden desk, black hair pulled into a ponytail and face devoid of makeup, and prepared to go to war. The Austin, Texas, mother of three was fiercely focused on one thing: finding a COVID-19 vaccine for her 18-year-old son, Dean, whose disabilities include cerebral palsy, seizure […]

A New Solution For US’s Empty Churches: A Change Of Faith

LAGOS JANUARY 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Over the past few decades, vacant and underutilized churches have become a familiar sight in American cities. In some cases, a congregation or a religious governing body – say, a Catholic diocese – will sell the church to developers, who then turn them into apartments, offices, art galleries, museums, breweries or performance […]

Electricity Tariff Hike: Paying More For Darkness

LAGOS JANUARY 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The announcement by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), that Nigerians will witness another hike in electricity tariffs, without any corresponding improvement in power supply to justify such an increase, is outright provocation and unfair to Nigerians who are being compelled to pay more for darkness. A revised Multi Year Tariff Order […]

Stowaway Who Survived 11 Hours Flight On Wing Of A Plane Narrates His Ordeal

LAGOS JANUARY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-A stowaway who clung to the undercarriage of a jumbo jet and survived an 11-hour, 5,639-mile flight from South Africa to London has spoken for the first time of his terrifying journey. He recalled how he emerged from a coma months later to learn his best friend had fallen 5,000ft from the […]

Throw Back On Notable Africans Who Died In 2020: From Jazz Legends To Football Heroes

LAGOS DECEMBER 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-As 2020 draws to a close, it is time to remember some of the iconic figures on the African continent who died this year. Here is a look back at 10 of those to whom we have said farewell from the worlds of football, science, music, business, medicine, politics, activism and the […]

What Is Merry About This Christmas In Nigeria?

LAGOS DECEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-It is December 24 -the eve of Christmas, but the usual merry of the season is lacking. Usually by this time, the festive feeling is in the air with preparations for Christian faithful’s symbolic celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. There have always been arguments about whether this time of the […]

Nigeria Is At risk Of Becoming A Failed State ― Financial Times Editorial

LAGOS DECEMBER 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-The Financial Times has reported that Nigeria is at risk of becoming a failed state. According to an editorial published earlier on Tuesday, the UK-based newspaper said the spate of insecurity in the country shows that the Nigerian “the government is no longer in control.” With over 200 million people, Financial Times […]

President Buhari Helpless As Criminals Take Over Nigeria

LAGOS DECEMBER 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-IF anyone still doubted that criminals have overrun parts of Nigeria, the audacious bandits that stormed Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, on December 11 and ferried away over 300 boys erased all such illusion. The kidnapping was spectacular in itself; the fact that the terrorists struck in a town a […]

Brazil President Warns Against Use Of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine, Says It May Turn Users To Crocodile

LAGOS DECEMBER 22ND (NEWSRANGERS)-Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in a fresh attack on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, that has shown 95% efficacy in Phase 3 clinical trials, said that the vaccine may cause someone to turn into a crocodile.  “In the Pfizer contract it’s very clear: ‘We’re not responsible for any side effects.’ If you turn into crocodile […]

Just Let Journalists Do Their Jobs

Opinion by Nima Elbagir, CNN LAGOS DECEMBER 22ND (NEWSRANGERS)-In Yemen’s Houthi-controlled north, four journalists — Abdul Khaleq Amran, Akram Al-Walidi, Hareth Humaid, and Tawfiq Al-Mansouri — are on death row. They are charged with treason and conspiring with “the enemy” — the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis. In Aden, the internationally recognized government’s capital in […]

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