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Helicopter crash in New Zealand caused by a loose pair of trousers

A deadly helicopter crash in New Zealand occurred when a loose pair of trousers flew out of the cabin and wrapped around the tail rotor, an investigation found Thursday. The bizarre circumstances around the crash in October that claimed three [...]

December 20, 2018 International

Philippines’ Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead [...]

December 17, 2018 International
Kim Jong Un has described Nigeria and Ghana as the backbone of Africa


North Korean President, Kim Jong Un has described Nigeria and Ghana as the backbone of Africa , because according to him, “they have all the natural resources in abundance to make them the most important and sought after countries in [...]

December 3, 2018 International

23 million Nigerian girls married off in childhood – UN

The United Nations Women Africa has said Nigeria has the highest child brides in the world with 23 million girls married off in childhood. This is coming ahead of a conference holding in Lagos on Tuesday to address cultural practices [...]

December 3, 2018 International

Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is due to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a first-ever visit to the country, decades after diplomatic relations were severed between the two nations. It will be the first visit by a leader of [...]

November 25, 2018 International

Queen Elizabeth II honours Nigeria’s Grace Ladoja

Nigerian talent manager and music executive, Grace Ladoja has been honoured with an MBE by the Prince of Wales. A Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour is an award given by the Queen to [...]

November 19, 2018 International

U.S. demands probe into killing of Shiites

The United States Embassy yesterday asked the Federal Government to investigate the recent killing of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites. The crackdown has come under criticism with some members of the public accusing [...]

November 2, 2018 International

Quake rattles New Zealand as Harry, Meghan visit

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of central New Zealand Tuesday, where British royals Meghan and Harry are on tour, but officials said it caused no major damage. The quake was felt in Wellington during a session of parliament, prompting [...]

October 30, 2018 International

Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says U.S. envoy

Ambassador of the United States (U.S.) to Nigeria, William Stuart Symington, has said that disregard for justice and rule of law is more damning a form of corruption than stealing of public funds. The U.S. envoy stated this yesterday at [...]

October 23, 2018 International

Ex-CJN Kutigi dies in London

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria Idris Kutigi died in a London hospital on Sunday after a brief illness, his eldest son, Sani Kutigi has confirmed. Kutigi confirmed the death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( [...]

October 21, 2018 International

Desperate quake-hit Indonesians turn to looting

Hundreds of desperate people in the tsunami-struck Indonesian city of Palu looted supermarkets and petrol stations Sunday, as an initial trickle of aid into the devastated area failed to relieve an acute shortage of water, food and fuel. Hordes of [...]

September 30, 2018 International

Theresa May speaks on experience in Lagos, Nigeria

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she had an excellent time in Nigeria and hopes to see increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK. She spoke with journalists at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja [...]

August 30, 2018 International

UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia. Mr Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the Security Council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance [...]

August 30, 2018 International

US Government speaks on calling Buhari “lifeless”, what it expects in 2019 election

The United States Government has refused to comment or deny a statement credited to President Donald Trump, that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was “lifeless”, following a visit to the White House earlier this year.   Aruba Amirthanayagam, who is Counselor [...]

August 29, 2018 International

U.S. Senator John McCain is dead

John McCain, a senior member of the United States Senate and former presidential candidate, has died. Mr McCain passed on Saturday night after years of battling with brain cancer, his family announced Saturday. He was 81. Mr McCain’s family said [...]

August 26, 2018 International

UN raises alarm over herdsmen, warns Nigeria

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, says the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are becoming more sophisticated and deadlier. Chambas, who is Head, UN Office for West African [...]

July 18, 2018 International

Plateau killings: Life is sacred whether Muslim, Christian – US tells Nigerian Government

The Government of the United States of America has again told the Federal Government of Nigeria to end the killing of innocent citizens. Speaking on the issue, the Deputy Chief of Mission in the US embassy in Nigeria, David Young, [...]

July 10, 2018 International

United States agency predicts electoral violence in Nigeria before 2019 elections

Findings conducted by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on electoral violence risk assessment in Nigeria have suggested possible escalation of electoral violence before the 2019 general elections. The outcome of the U.S. agency’s research findings equally identified Rivers, Kano, [...]

July 5, 2018 International

We will not allow another Rwanda genocide – UK House of Lords vows

The United Kingdom, UK, House of Lords yesterday debated the continuing killing of innocent persons in communities by armed groups in Nigeria. The debate concerning the killings and destruction of property was raised by Lord Alton of Liverpool who demanded [...]

June 30, 2018 International

Outrage after Philippines’ Duterte calls God ‘stupid’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced growing outrage on Tuesday in his largely Catholic nation after calling God “stupid”, the latest furore he has sparked with an unfiltered broadside. Duterte took aim at the biblical creation story during a speech, raising [...]

June 26, 2018 International

U.S. based Nigerian, sister arraigned for alleged child theft

A Port Harcourt Magistrate Court yesterday arraigned a 47-year-old Nigerian, who is based in the United States of America, for alleged child theft and child trafficking as contained in a charge brought by the Rivers State police command. The accused person, [...]

June 21, 2018 International

Three killed in London after being hit by train

Three people died in south London after being hit by a train, police said Monday, amid reports they may have been graffiti artists. Police said they were treating the deaths as unexplained, but media said spray paint cans were found [...]

June 18, 2018 International

Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

The bodies of 11 migrants have been recovered and 67 others rescued after their boat began sinking off Tunisia’s southern coast, the interior ministry said Sunday. Those rescued from the fishing vessel off the coast of southern Sfax province included [...]

June 3, 2018 International

Over 100 Edo students trafficked to Libya

100 Edo students trafficked to Libya: Over 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin by the senior special assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki on human [...]

May 21, 2018 International

African orphan Mutsu who Prince Harry first bonded with 14 years ago is given a prime spot within the grounds of Windsor Castle for royal wedding

An orphan Mutsu from Lesotho, Africa, was apparently one of the first guests to greet the royal newlyweds after Prince Harry flew the 18-year-old over for the royal wedding. Mutsu Potsane met the newly titled Duke of Sussex when he was four [...]

May 20, 2018 International

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

LIVE: Royal Wedding 2018 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle    [...]

May 19, 2018 International

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle as world watches

Britain’s Prince Harry and US TV star Meghan Markle tie the knot on Saturday in a globally-watched ceremony at Windsor Castle filled with traditional pomp and modern twists. Some 100,000 people were expected in picturesque Windsor, west of London, for [...]

May 19, 2018 International

Germany to deport over 30,000 Nigerians

Germany to deport over 30,000 Nigerians: Germany has proposed a new process that will facilitate the smooth repatriation of over 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants back to the country. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said this when he received the [...]

May 16, 2018 International

Donald Trump Called President Buhari ‘sir’ – Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has dared ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo and his party, ADC to show the Nigerian public their presidential candidate. While reacting to Obasanjo’s announcement on the transformation of his political movement into a political party, the [...]

May 14, 2018 International

Nigerian mother sues United Airlines for kicking her, children out of plane

A Nigerian mother-of-two, Queen Obioma, has sued United Airlines, claiming she and her two children were booted from its plane because a passenger complained she smelled ‘pungent’. Obioma said she was traveling from Lagos, Nigeria, to Ontario, Canada, on March [...]

May 13, 2018 International