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Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women, most without a name

Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women, most without a name

Italy buries 26 ‘drowned’ Nigerian women: The 26 young Nigerian women, who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya, were honoured yesterday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying [...]

November 18, 2017 International
US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip

Trump defends Asia trip, vows ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea

US President Donald Trump hit back at critics of his recent Asia trip and vowed a global campaign of “maximum pressure” on North Korea Wednesday, warning Pyongyang will not subject the world to “nuclear blackmail.” Defending an almost two week [...]

November 16, 2017 International
Another 258 Nigerians return from Libya

Another 258 Nigerians return from Libya

Another 258 Nigerians return from Libya: Eight days after 149 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, another batch of 258 on Tuesday came back home from the North African country where they had been stranded on their way to Europe. The [...]

November 15, 2017 International
We will deliver affordable digital entertainment to every Nigerian home – StarTimes boss

We will deliver affordable digital entertainment to every Nigerian home – StarTimes boss

On Wednesday, November 1, StarTimes officially commenced its much anticipated daily subscription plan tagged pay per day. In a brief chat with the media, the Chief Executive of the company, Mr Justin Zhang gave more insight into the birth of [...]

November 10, 2017 International
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu

FG calls on UK to invest in Nigeria’s research findings, innovations

FG calls on UK to invest in Nigeria’s research: The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called to investors from the UK to invest in the commercialisation of research findings and innovations by Nigerian scientists. Onu made [...]

November 9, 2017 International
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Ollie Nigerian dwarf goat dies in US

Ollie, a  Nigerian dwarf goat, kept at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pennsylvannia, United States  passed away on Tuesday.     The goat was 15 years old, according to an obituary published by www.patch.com. Given that the lifespan of its [...]

November 9, 2017 International
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Saudi Prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen

Saudi Prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen   A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was [...]

November 6, 2017 International

First black person to bag a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the university of Saskatchewan – Adeola Olubamiji

Adeola Deborah Olubamiji was born in Ibadan to the family of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac & Juliana Olubamiji. She attended Alafia Public Primary School and St. Gabriel’s Secondary Commercial School in Mokola, Ibadan, Nigeria. Despite her humble beginning as a [...]

November 4, 2017 International
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10 Things That Will Happen If Nigerians Celebrated Halloween

Halloween is an American Holiday, where people dress up in costumes and go trick or treating to remember and honour departed souls. This got us thinking, what if Halloween was celebrated in Nigeria? What are the things that would happen ? [...]

October 31, 2017 International
President escapes death after two suicide bombers strike

President escapes death after two suicide bombers strike

President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed, escaped death on Saturday, after the al-Shabab militant group attacked Hotel Naasa-Hablood, where he was scheduled to hold a meeting. At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 wounded after the militants [...]

October 29, 2017 International
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40 Indian Doctors Separate Twins Joined In The Head After 36 Hours Surgery

Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors. The two-year-old twins, who suffered a rare condition occurring once in [...]

October 28, 2017 International
Theresa May has said the UK "does not recognise" the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence

Theresa May says UK ‘does not recognise’ Catalan declaration of independence

Theresa May has said the UK “does not recognise” the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence. In a statement released by Downing Street the Prime Minister said: “The UK does not and will not recognise the Unilateral Declaration of Independence made by [...]

October 28, 2017 International
257 Nigerians return from Libya after failed Europe migration attempt

257 Nigerians return from Libya after failed Europe migration attempt

257 Nigerians return from Libya: The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 257 Nigerian Voluntary Returnees from Libya who were stranded in their failed attempt to cross over to Europe. The returnees arrived on an Airbus [...]

October 26, 2017 International
Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s corruption war political, selective – US financial expert, Matthew Page

Former US intelligence community expert on Nigeria, Mathew Page, has described the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as selective. Page, currently an advisor with Transparency International, spoke during a workshop organised by Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, [...]

October 24, 2017 International
Donald Trump

U.S. makes final push to invade North Korea

The USS Ronald Reagan sailed into a South Korean port Saturday following week-long joint naval exercises that North Korea brands a “rehearsal for invasion.” USS Ronald Reagan Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of Naval Forces Korea, said aboard the nuclear- [...]

October 22, 2017 International
Senator Monsurat Sunmonu

Senate can’t stop any Nigerian from travelling abroad – Senator Sunmonu

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu has declared that despite recent deportation and alleged maltreatment of some Nigerians in foreign countries, the Senate cannot stop any Nigerian from traveling abroad. Sunmonu, who represents Oyo Central in [...]

October 9, 2017 International
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British Police arrest woman climbing Buckingham Palace gates [VIDEO]

British police have arrested a woman who was trying to scale the front gates of Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace home in central London. In a statement issued during the weekend, the police said the incident was not terrorism-related.   “The [...]

October 8, 2017 International
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Nigerians set New York aglow with celebration

Many Nigerian leaders joined other compatriots in the United States for the Independence Day Parade which set the city of New York aglow on Saturday. Notable among them were Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime [...]

October 8, 2017 International
Catalonia's overwhelming vote for independence

Catalan leader threatens independence after chaotic vote

Catalonia's overwhelming vote for independence looked set to increase tensions between Madrid and the powerful region after a defiant referendum marred by violence. With 90 percent of voters backing independence Sunday, regional leader Carles Puigdemont said they had “won the [...]

October 2, 2017 International
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has  resigned  

Tom Price, Trump’s health secretary quits

Tom Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has  resigned  following revelations that he had taken expensive private jet travel at the taxpayer’s expense to conduct official business. “Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation [...]

September 30, 2017 International
World’s heaviest woman dies

World’s heaviest woman dies

World’s heaviest woman dies: The Egyptian woman, Ms Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, believed to be the world’s heaviest has died in the United Arab Emirates. El Aty had travelled to India earlier this year for bariatric weight loss surgery. [...]

September 26, 2017 International

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
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