22 school children drown in river

22 school children drown in river

No fewer than 22 children drowned when a boat ferrying them to their school sank on the Nile River in Sudan Wednesday, witnesses said. The boat had been carrying about 40 children, the SUNA news agency reported, when it capsised due to rough conditions, with the river swollen from heavy rains. READ ALSO: Foreign Titbits: Italy bridge: […]

Messi skips Argentina friendlies, future in doubt

Messi skips Argentina friendlies, future in doubt

Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches and his future in the team is uncertain, according to local press reports. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year’s World Cup. The […]

A’Ibom: Militants kill 1, injure 3 in AKTC bus attack

A’Ibom:  Militants kill 1, injure 3 in AKTC bus attack

One person died and three others were injured when suspected militants, Monday, attacked Akwa Ibom Transport Corporation (AKTC) passengers’ bus at Ikot Mkporikpo Village along Abak-Iwukem Road in Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom State. It was the second bus belonging to AKTC attacked by the militants. The first one was also attacked at […]

30 women give birth in IDPs camp

30 women give birth in IDPs camp

Thirty women have given birth at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Gandi Village where victims of July 9, bandit’s attack in Raba local government area of Sokoto State are taking refuge. The Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Ibrahim Dingyadi, disclosed this on Saturday when the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad […]

Hold Davido responsible for assault on reporter -CPJ

Hold Davido responsible for assault on reporter -CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, has said that Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, should be held responsible for the assault on a journalist, Adekanmbi Damilola. Damilola is the CEO of the online entertainment news platform, NoStoryTV. He reported to CPJ that he was punched in the face by a security guard […]

Fake news: Facebook to face tougher rules in UK

Fake news: Facebook to face tougher rules in UK

Two days after its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) lost over $16 billion, a UK parliamentary committee has recommended an increased government oversight of Facebook and other social media campaign platforms to protect democracy in the digital age. The call was made following scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia in the […]

Vote rigging claims 48 hours to Zimbabwe elections

Vote rigging claims 48 hours to Zimbabwe elections

Allegations of voter fraud are mounting in Zimbabwe less than 48 hours to the first polls since former leader Robert Mugabe was ousted last year. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former ally in the ruling ZANU-PF party, faces opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) party in a landmark vote for the […]

World witnesses longest Eclipse of the moon, spectacle in Abuja

World witnesses longest Eclipse of the moon, spectacle in Abuja

The longest “blood moon” eclipse this century began on Friday, coinciding with Mars’ closest approach in 15 years to treat skygazers across the globe to a thrilling celestial spectacle. In Abuja, the Nigerian capital, the spectacle was witnessed at 8.18p.m. Unlike with a solar eclipse, viewers do not need protective eye gear to observe the rare display. “All you […]

China’s unmanned helicopter ready

China’s unmanned helicopter ready

China’s large unmanned helicopter, the Xiangying-200, has completed its test flights, according to its developer. The unmanned helicopter, developed by the Shenyang Institute of Automation under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has a length of 8.7 metres, a height of 2.5 meters, and can carry a payload of 200 kilograms. READ ALSO: United Nations running out […]

Benue lawmakers scale fence to enter Assembly Complex

Benue lawmakers scale fence to enter Assembly Complex

Members of Benue State House of Assembly on Friday scaled the high perimeter fence surrounding the assembly complex to gain access into the premises in an attempt to hold a parliamentary session. Both the impeached Speaker, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange  (APC Ushongo), and his successor, Mr. Titus Ubah, (APC Kyaan)  were at the premises, both laying claim to the post […]

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