Shooting in South African airport, 2 injured

Police on Wednesday said that two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport. Police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said that operations at the airport, the second busiest in the...

Nigerian Kehinde Wiley to paint Obama’s portrait

Former U. S. president Barack Obama, has picked Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley, to paint his official presidential portrait. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery while making the announcement said Wiley is an exciting choice for the presidential...

Oil price rises towards $59

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by a fall in U.S. crude inventories and concerns that tensions in the Middle East could disrupt supplies. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at...

NIGERIANS APPLAUD BUHARI ON ACTION TOWARDS KACHIKWU-BARU MISCONCEPTIONS, TIP MR. INTEGRITY FOR 2019 RE-ELECTION

A cross-section of Nigerians has commended the President, General Muhammadu Buhari, for his deft management of what could easily have blown into a national crisis – the exchanges between the Minister of State for...

PDP flags off campaign in Anambra

Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, was agog yesterday as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwarts, led by its national chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi; former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme; former Deputy Speaker of...

Monkey pox: Expert advocates ban on importation of rodents

A veterinary doctor, Mr Mutiu Oladele-Bukola, has advocated ban on the importation of rodents into the country to curtail further outbreak of monkey pox and other zoonotic diseases. Oladele-Bukola of the Institute of Agricultural Research...

Nuclear Deal: Iran welcomes EU’s Support

President Hassan Rowhani of Iran on Tuesday welcomed European Union’s support for his country’s nuclear deal with international powers, in spite President Donald Trump casting doubt on the U.S. commitment to the agreement. “The unanimous...

NSCDC Nab Tricylist For Snatching 15 Cellphones In Maiduguri

Ibrahim Abdullahi, commadant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has stated the arrest of a 24-year-old tricylist, Isah Ma’azu, for allegedly snatching 15 cell phones from housewives in Maiduguri. Abdullahi said that...

Climate Change: Extreme Weather Crisis To Worsen If Not Addressed – Mohammed warns

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday warned that extreme weather crisis will continue if actions are not taken to address the challenges of climate change. Mohammed gave the warning at the opening ceremony of the...

Commuters Groan As Lagos-Abeokuta Gridlock Worsens

Motorists plying the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and other road users on Tuesday called for measures to reduce the hardship from gridlock caused by the ongoing Oshodi-Abule Egba Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, lane construction. The commuters expressed...

Over 13,000 modern slaves in UK?

Police in Britain are ramping up efforts to investigate cases of modern slavery, yet the true scale of the crime is hugely underestimated. UK’s anti-slavery chief, Kevin Hyland, appointed in 2014 as part of Britain’s...

Delay in visa issuance to Nigerians embarrassing – Minister

Nigeria says it is embarrassed with the reported cases of delay in issuance of visa to its citizens and vows will no longer tolerate the situation. The Interior Minister, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has subsequently...

Monkeypox patient commits suicide

By Shedrack Frank One of the 21 suspected monkeypox patients being managed at the isolation facility of the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), has committed suicide. He is reported to have committed suicide on Sunday. Eleven...

NASS is committed to strengthening Intra-Africa trade relations – Saraki

By Cecilia Ijuo The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday re-echoed the determination of the National Assembly to work towards strengthening trade relations between Nigeria and Ghana as well as other African...