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Portugal starts vaccinating kids amid Omicron variant
Lisbon, Dec 19 (IANS) Portugal has started vaccinating children aged between 5-11 against Covid-19 amid the spread of the new Omicron variant, said the country's Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
2021-12-19
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Portugal's foreign population up 40.6% in 10 yrs
Lisbon, Dec 17 (IANS) Portugal's foreign population -- those who still have the nationality of their home country -- comprised 555,299 people in 2021, 40.6 per cent more than in 2011, according to census results.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal's foreign population up 40.6% in 10 yrs
Lisbon, Dec 17 (IANS) Portugal's foreign population -- those who still have the nationality of their home country -- comprised 555,299 people in 2021, 40.6 per cent more than in 2011, according to census results.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
AfDB approves $210mn loan for Nigeria's special agro-industrial processing zones
Lagos, Dec 15 (IANS) The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it has approved a $210 million loan to unlock Nigeria's agriculture sector potential and promote industrialisation through the development of strategic crops and livestock.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Nigeria to ban arrivals from 4 countries to reciprocate restrictions over new Covid-19 variants
Lagos, Dec 13 (IANS) The Nigerian government has announced its intention to ban arrivals from Canada, Britain, Argentina and Saudi Arabia from Tuesday, after the four countries added Nigeria on their "red list" and banned foreign travels from the country after detection of a new coronavirus variant.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Portugal,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
16 killed in Nigeria road accident
Lagos, Dec 13 (IANS) At least 16 people have been killed after the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck on a highway in Nigeria's Bauchi state, the police said on Monday.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portuguese Prez dissolves Parliament, calls for elections
Lisbon, Dec 6 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has signed a decree that formalises the dissolution of Parliament and calling for early legislative elections for January 30, 2022.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Armed attacks forced over 11,500 Nigerians to flee to Niger in Nov: UNHCR
Lagos, Dec 4 (IANS) The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said repeated attacks in northwest Nigeria forced over 11,500 Nigerians to flee across the border to neighbouring Niger in November, resulting in a humanitarian crisis.
2021-12-04
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal detects new case of Omicron variant
Lisbon, Dec 1 (IANS) Portugal registered a new case of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, which has been linked with a football team where the country's first batch of infections with the new variant were detected.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
11 persons killed, 252 inmates escape after Nigeria's prison attack: official
Lagos, Nov 30 (IANS) At least 11 persons were killed and 252 inmates escaped from a custodial center in central Nigeria's Plateau state when a group of unknown gunmen attacked the facility, an official has said.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portuguese parliament approves surrogacy law
Lisbon, Nov 27 (IANS) Portuguese parliament has approved the law authorising surrogacy, which is the commercial contract that allows the hiring of a woman to be pregnant and give birth to a child who will be delivered to other people.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Portugal returns to state of calamity, reinforces Covid measures
Lisbon, Nov 26 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that his country will return to the "state of calamity" as of December 1 with reinforced measures to curb further Covid-19 transmission.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Nigeria slams US NGO over terror sponsorship allegation
Lagos, Nov 15 (IANS) The Nigerian government has slammed a US-based NGO for calling it a sponsor of terrorism, saying that it was a "disgusting distraction" orchestrated by those seeking to weaken the ongoing massive onslaught against militancy in the west African country.
2021-11-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Over 3,000 inmates yet to be recaptured after Nigeria jailbreaks
Lagos, Nov 12 (IANS) The Nigerian government said that over 3,000 inmates are yet to be recaptured following recent jailbreaks in the most populous African country.
2021-11-12
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll from building collapse in Nigeria rises to 42
Lagos, Nov 7 (IANS) The confirmed death toll from the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction in the city of Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, has risen to 42 after the search and rescue team discovered more victims in the rubble, a state official has said.
2021-11-07
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria building collapse toll rises to 38
Lagos, Nov 6 (IANS) Rescuers found more bodies from the rubble of a 21-storey building that collapsed earlier this week in the city of Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, bringing the death toll to 38, a top official has confirmed.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Portugal's Parliament legalises euthanasia
Lisbon, Nov 6 (IANS) Lawmakers in Portugal voted to legalise euthanasia by approving a revised bill that fixed objections raised earlier by the Constitutional Court.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese President calls for fight for post-pandemic economic, health recovery
Lisbon, Nov 5 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has asked people to fight for economic and health recovery.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Portugal,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Portuguese President announces to dissolve Parliament
Lisbon, Nov 5 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has announced decisions to dissolve the Parliament and hold new general elections on January 30, 2022.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Death toll rises to 22 in Nigeria building collapse
Lagos, Nov 4 (IANS) Rescuers found more bodies from the rubble of a 21-storey building that collapsed earlier this week in the city of Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, bringing the death toll to 22.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll rises to 20 from 21-story building collapse in Nigeria
Lagos, Nov 3 (IANS) The death toll from the collapse of a 21-storey building in the city of Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, rose to 20, as more dead bodies have been recovered, with scores of people remaining unaccounted for, an emergency management official said.
2021-11-03
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 security operatives killed in gunfight with gunmen
Lagos, Oct 31 (IANS) Nigerian police on Saturday said three security personnel were killed following a gunfight with unidentified gunmen in the north-western state of Zamfara.
2021-10-31
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portugal Parliament rejects budget bill, early polls looming
Lisbon, Oct 28 (IANS) Portugal's Parliament has rejected the minority Socialist government's 2022 budget bill, paving the way for early elections.
2021-10-28
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal vaccinates 85% of its population against Covid
Lisbon, Oct 10 (IANS) Portugal has completed the vaccination of 85 per cent of its population against Covid-19, the country's Director-General of Health Graca Freitas said.
2021-10-10
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Nigerian security forces rescue 187 abducted victims
Lagos, Oct 9 (IANS) Nigerian security forces have rescued 187 abducted victims held by armed bandits in an operation in the country's northwest, police confirmed.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Covid, Afghanistan are NATO Parliamentary Assembly's top agenda
Lisbon, Oct 9 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic and the situation in Afghanistan are the top the agenda of the 67th annual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the NATO alliance, which is hosted by Portugal.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal advances to 'state of alert' to end Covid curbs
Lisbon, Sep 24 (IANS) Portugal announced that October 1 it will advance to the "state of alert", which is the third and final phase of the lockdown decreed in the country to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Cholera kills 329 people in Nigeria
Lagos, Sep 23 (IANS) A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's Kano state has killed at least 329 people since March, a overnment official said.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
IOM to launch project to assist trafficking victims in Nigeria
Lagos, Sep 3 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is set to launch a new project in Nigeria to protect victims of trafficking as well as smuggled migrants while they are in transit.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Ronaldo slaps defender before taking penalty in FIFA WC qualifier match
Almancil (Portugal), Sep 2 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday became the all-time leading scorer in international men's football. The Portuguese superstar scored twice in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers group match against Ireland.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
35 people killed in Nigeria armed attack
Lagos, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed in an armed attack in Nigeria's state of Plateau, a police source said.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
15 kidnapped Nigerian students freed: Police
Lagos, Aug 23 (IANS) Nigerian police has confirmed that 15 students kidnapped by gunmen from a secondary school in the country's northwestern state of Kaduna have been freed.
2021-08-23
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to ease Covid lockdown measures
LIsbon, Aug 21 (IANS) The Portuguese government has announced that the country will move from the "state of calamity", its highest response to a national emergency, to the "state of contingency" beginning on August 23.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
70% of Portuguese population fully vaccinated
Lisbon, Aug 20 (IANS) Portugal has reached its target of fully vaccinating 70 per cent of its population against Covid-19, the Minister of Health Marta Temido announced.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Nigerian police arrest 20 over killing of travellers
Lagos, Aug 16 (IANS) Nigerian police has confirmed that 20 suspects were arrested in connection with the killing of 22 travellers in Plateau state over the weekend.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal records biggest population decline in 50 years
Lisbon, July 29 (IANS) In 2021, Portugal registered a resident population of 10,347,892 people, marking the largest population decrease in the last 50 years, according to the census results released by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
2021-07-29
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal's 98% Covid-19 patients not fully vaccinated
Lisbon, July 28 (IANS) People not immunised or having received only one dose of vaccine constitute 98 per cent of patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in Portugal, the Portuguese General Directorate of Health (DGS) reported on Tuesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Portugal's economic recovery must have an eye to future: PM
Lisbon, July 26 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that the country's economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic crisis will be done "with an eye to the future".
2021-07-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Over 300 flights cancelled due to strike at airports in Portugal
Lisbon, July 19 (IANS) The strike of employees of Groundforce, a ground-handling company, caused the cancellation of 327 flights on Sunday in Portugal, according to the official source from ANA, a company which manages the Portugal Airports.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Terrorism
Portugal to continue using Janssen vaccines
Lisbon, July 16 (IANS) Portugal's National Authority for Medicines and Health Products (Infarmed) announced that it has decided to continue using the Covid-19 vaccines from the Janssen Laboratory after a reassessment, saying they met the European Union (EU) specifications.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
11 kidnapped after armed attack in Nigeria
Lagos, July 12 (IANS) Nigerian police said a group of unidentified gunmen attacked a town in Kaduna state and kidnapped 11 people.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cholera outbreak kills 325 in Nigeria this yr
Lagos, July 11 (IANS) A cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed 325 people in 15 states and the capital Lagos between January and June of this year, according to health authorities.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
35 people killed in gunmen attack in Nigeria
Lagos, July 11 (IANS) At least 35 people have been killed by gunmen who attacked five villages in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police said on Saturday.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Portugal mandates Digital Covid Certificate, negative test at hotel check-in
Lisbon, July 10 (IANS) Portugal has mandated the use of the European Union's (EU) Digital Covid Certificate or proof of a negative coronavirus test while checking-in in hotels and other holiday accommodations across the country as per the decision of the Council of Ministers.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal fully vaccinates 36% of its population
Lisbon, July 7 (IANS) The Portuguese Directorate-General of Health (DGS) announced on Tuesday that a total of 3,720,680 people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Portugal, equivalent to 36 per cent of the country's resident population.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics
27 kidnapped victims rescued in Nigeria
Lagos, July 6 (IANS) Nigerian police has confirmed that 27 people kidnapped by gunmen from a secondary school in the country's northwestern state of Kaduna were rescued.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal to accelerate vaccination
Lisbon, July 4 (IANS) Portugal will accelerate the immunization campaign against Covid-19 to curb the rapid spread of the Delta variant, said vice-admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, the country's vaccination coordinator.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portugal ends EU Council presidency
Lisbon, July 1 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the country has concluded its presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), honouring the motto of "time to act, for a fair, green and digital recovery".
2021-07-01
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Portuguese EU Presidency launches new educational program
Lisbon, June 19 (IANS) The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has launched the new Erasmus+ educational funding program, with a total budget of 28.4 billion euros ($33 billion).
2021-06-19
Category: International, Portugal,Education
Portugal starts to issue Covid-19 passport
Lisbon, June 17 (IANS) The Portuguese health authorities began to issue the EU (European Union) Digital Covid Certificate on Wednesday, which will allow free transit in the bloc's 27 member countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Politics