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Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home – and the interior will blow you away

When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities, like a fairytale home. La fábrica was born, and almost 45 years later, the structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular and [...]

September 25, 2017 International
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149 dead in Mexico earthquake, volcano kills 15

Mexico earthquake: It was a double blow from nature on Tuesday for Mexico as it  did not just have a fresh earthquake to contend with, but also  the problem of the small eruption of Popocatepetl volcano. In Atzitzihuacan on the [...]

September 20, 2017 International
World’s oldest woman dies in Jamaica

World’s oldest woman dies in Jamaica

The world’s oldest person Violet Brown has died in Jamaica at the age of 117 years and 189 days old. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed his condolences in a Facebook post, calling her “an inspiring woman.”     [...]

September 18, 2017 International
Woman found dead in U.S. hotel freezer

Woman found dead in U.S. hotel freezer

Woman found dead in U.S. hotel freezer: Chicago police said on Wednesday that they are investigating a Facebook Live video of a woman was discovered dead inside a walk-in freezer in a Chicago hotel in the U.S. The body of [...]

September 14, 2017 International
Miami Beach

Drone Footage Shows Desolate Miami Beach as Hurricane Irma Nears

Normally a tourist hotspot bustling with activity, Miami Beach was all but abandoned Friday evening as Hurricane Irma approached. [...]

September 10, 2017 International, Video
China Electric Cars

China’s sale of electric cars soars

China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) industry has seen rapid growth in the past few years, with growing sales and an improved industry ecosystem, according to an industry association. Production and sales of NEVs have surpassed 1 million units so far, [...]

September 7, 2017 International
Donald Trump

Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ended an amnesty that protected from deportation 800,000 people brought to the United States illegally as minors.   “I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the [...]

September 6, 2017 International

King Salman meets Saraki, other World leaders

President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah. Saudi’s leading English daily newspaper “Arab [...]

September 4, 2017 International
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey president congratulates Buhari for undisclosed illness recovery

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his recovery from an undisclosed ailment that held him down for over 100 days in London, United Kingdom (UK). ‎ A statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special [...]

September 3, 2017 International

Petrol Shortage Hits America, Fuel Prices Explode [READ]

Petrol shortage hits America: United States has been hit by petrol or gasoline shortage as the effect of Tropical Storm Harvey and the flood it brought to Texas and environ disrupted production on the Gulf Coast. Retail U.S. gasoline prices [...]

September 3, 2017 International
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Not yet Uhuru for Kenyatta as Kenya’s Supreme Court annuls his election

The Supreme Court in Kenya yesterday declared the presidential elections held on August 8, 2017 as null and avoid and ruled that a re-run be conducted within 60 days. According to the four of the six Justices of the court, [...]

September 2, 2017 International
US probes Chinese oil firm over

US probes Chinese oil firm over ‘$100m bribe paid to Nigerians’

The US government is investigating China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Sinopec, over an alleged $100 million  bribe paid to some Nigerian officials. According to Bloomberg, the bribe was aimed at resolving a $4 billion business dispute between the company’s Addax [...]

September 1, 2017 International
UK ministers meet Osinbajo

UK ministers meet Osinbajo, pledge assistance on insurgency, corruption

Abuja—Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, and Secretary for International Development, Ms. Priti Patel, yesterday, met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in continuation of their official visit to Nigeria, promising to assist Nigeria in the wars against insurgency and corruption.   [...]

September 1, 2017 International
Pop star Justin Bieber’s testicle puts nurse in trouble

Pop star Justin Bieber’s testicle puts nurse in trouble

The female nurse terminated after being accused of illegally accessing pop star Justin Bieber medical record when he was taken in for twisted testicle, is crying for justice. Her employer accused her of accessing Bieber’s medical file to confirm rumour [...]

August 30, 2017 International
Bomb scare at London’s Euston station

Bomb scare at London’s Euston station

Bomb scare at London’s Euston station: British police evacuated London’s Euston station on Tuesday after a small explosion, most probably caused by an e-cigarette in a bag, prompted a lock-down and sent dozens of armed officers racing to the scene. [...]

August 30, 2017 International
Tropical Storm Harvey caused widespread flooding in Houston

Houston flooded like Lagos [PHOTOS]

Tropical Storm Harvey caused widespread flooding in Houston, America’s fourth largest city, inundating homes and submerging highways on Sunday as residents hunkered down in anticipation of several more days of “unprecedented” rainfall. The images on Twitter and networks evoked memories [...]

August 28, 2017 International
“Hurricane Harvey” hits Texas

U.S. in trouble as “Hurricane Harvey” hits Texas

U.S. State of Texas is facing a serious challenge which appears to be the country’s major disaster in 12 years as Hurricane Harvey approaches its coastline. Texas State Governor Greg Abbott, described the hurricane as a “very major disaster” for [...]

August 26, 2017 International
Former Thai PM

Ousted Thailand PM, Yingluck flees

Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled the country ahead of a verdict against her in a negligence trial brought by the junta that overthrew her, sources close to the Shinawatra family said on Friday. Yingluck, 50, whose family [...]

August 25, 2017 International
total solar eclipse in the United States

Solar eclipse excites millions of Americans

Millions of Americans looked skyward in wonder through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras as the moon blacked out the sun on Monday in Oregon, the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States.     After weeks of anticipation, [...]

August 22, 2017 International

Nigerian women In Saudi Arabia Pilgrims Celebrate Over Buhari’s Return

Some Nigerian Pilgrims currently performing this year’s pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have joined thousands of other citizens at home in celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s returm from London. The pilgrims, who are mostly female, were seen singing and dancing in the [...]

August 20, 2017 International
Turkish Airlines

How Turkish Airline mistreated me because I was headed to Nigeria – Indian National

An Indian National has accused Turkish Airline of discriminating against him because he was travelling to Nigeria and because of his nationality. The passenger (his name was not audible in the recording) who narrated his experience in an audio recording [...]

August 19, 2017 International
abuja house

#ResumeOrResign: Protesters Vigil Against Buhari At Abuja House In London To Mark 100 Days Of Buhari’s Absence

#ResumeOrResign protesters have taken their protests to London. They are organising a night vigil in front of Abuja House, London, today Friday. The protesters are asking ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to resume if he is fit to continue as President [...]

August 19, 2017 International

Buhari: Shame On Nigeria President For Runing Abroad For Medical Treatment – BBC

BBC has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for “an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home”. Buhari was named in the category of five African presidents who routinely travel abroad for medical treatment.   Others listed were Presidents [...]

August 14, 2017 International
Nigerian government on Sunday apologised to the United Nations (UN) over raid of its humanitarian base camp

Army invasion: Nigerian government apologises to UN

Nigerian government on Sunday apologised to the United Nations (UN) over raid of its humanitarian base camp by the Nigerian Army last Friday in Maiduguri. Government said it will continue to respect and safeguard diplomatic status of the organisation’s personnel and property [...]

August 14, 2017 International

41 Nigerians deported from seven European countries

Forty-one Nigerians deported from seven European countries for committing immigration-related offences arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday. The Nigerians were deported from Australia, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Denmark.   The News Agency of Nigeria, [...]

August 11, 2017 International

UN Security Council calls for disbursement of Oslo fund to Nigeria, others

The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for the disbursement of the funds pledged for the North-east Nigeria at the Oslo Conference on Boko Haram in February. The 15-member council, in a statement, expressed grave concern about the threat of famine [...]

August 10, 2017 International
Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem

Nigerian Kazeem guilty in US for $7m fraud

A Nigerian, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem,  accused of obtaining more than 125,000 stolen taxpayer identities from across the United States has been convicted in federal court in Oregon. He was found guilty on 19 counts of mail and wire fraud, aggravated [...]

August 10, 2017 International
Obama preaches peace ahead of Kenya’s poll

Obama preaches peace ahead of Kenya’s poll

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Kenyans to remain calm and reject tribalism as they prepare to vote in elections on Tuesday that have raised fears of violence. “To move forward, Kenyans have to reject a politics of [...]

August 8, 2017 International
Israel plans to shut Al-Jazeera TV

Israel plans to shut Al-Jazeera TV

Israel announced plans Sunday to close the offices of Al-Jazeera,  after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Qatari  satellite news broadcaster of incitement. Netanyahu had said on July 27 that he wanted Al-Jazeera expelled amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem [...]

August 7, 2017 International
Katherine Eta

Katherine Eta Is 3rd Winner In The MOSWC 2017 Held In Disneyland

Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos has emerged the third place winner in the keenly contested 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA. Katherine, whose attendance at this year’s championship with support from Zenith [...]

August 4, 2017 International