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  • 32 killed in bloody night for Duterte's war on drugs

    Thirty-two suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines on Tuesday, police said, in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs. […]

  • Hong Kong activists face possible jail time

    One of Hong Kong's most famous pro-democracy protesters could face years in jail, as a court reviews a case Thursday critics say is politically motivated. […]

  • NBS: Roughly N400bn in Bribes Given to Public Officials Annually

     Says bribery is an established part of administrative procedure in Nigeria Police, judiciary identified as biggest bribe-takers Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja An estimated N400 billion, or the equivalent of $4.6 billion in purchasing power parity (PPP), representing 39 per cent of the combined federal and state education budgets in 2016, is paid out as bribes […]

  • Again, Shettima Meets Northern Elders, Arewa Coalition on Withdrawal of Quit Notice to Igbos

    Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja In continuation of efforts aimed at withdrawing the quit notice against Igbos living in northern Nigeria, a group of northern governors represented by the Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Kashim Shettima, Wednesday met with members of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) and key leaders of the […]

  • Unfazed by Kim's threats, tourists still heading to Guam

    As the sun broke over the white sands of Guam's Tumon Beach, Duhyun Na and her friends made their way down to the shoreline with their smartphones and selfie sticks. […]

  • In a First, FG Accepts Blame for ASUU Strike

    NANS decries industrial action, says ERGP failed to address problems in varsities Omololu Ogunmade and Senator Iroegbu in Abuja The federal government, in a departure from the norm, wednesday admitted that its failure to fulfil its side of the bargain with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resulted in the strike action embarked upon […]

  • Finally, Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios to New Ministers, Swears in Perm Secs

    Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Acting President Yemi Osinbajo wednesday assigned portfolios to Professor Stephen Ocheni and Mr. Suleiman Hassan, three weeks after swearing them in as ministers. While Ocheni from Kogi State was made the Minister of State for Labour, Hassan who hails from Gombe State became the Minister of State for Power, Works and […]

  • The teenagers getting plastic bags banned in Bali

    "Welcome to Bali! Do you have any plastic bags to declare?" […]

  • Bannon says US locked in 'economic war' with China

    Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day." […]

  • Nnewi: Small Town of Super Rich Nigerians

    Shortly before Nigeria’s independence in 1960, Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu, reportedly Nigeria’s first black billionaire, and founding President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. The royal honor came after he helped the British during World War II with his fleet of trucks. He was so wealthy that during the Queen’s visit […]

  • A Season of Photographs

    All over the world, smart politicians play to the gallery. And they do so with their cameramen in tow in an elaborate scheme that is now part of the game. Politicians carry babies in the market place. They pump fists with plumbers. They pose with books even when they are not reading. And they do […]

  • Osinbajo Pledges FG’s Partnership with IPI on 2018 World Congress in Nigeria

    Asks media leaders to deal with cancer of hate speech Obaigbena asks govt to provide safe and secure environment Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Acting President Yemi Osinbajo wednesday said in line with the federal government’s commitment to the promotion of private sector partnership, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would partner the Nigerian chapter of […]

  • Police Confirm 16 Killed, 82 Injured in Borno Market Attack

    Troops neutralise Boko Haram insurgents along Lake Chad Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that 16 persons were killed and 82 others injured in Tuesday’s attack on a market in Konduga by Boko Haram terrorists. The state Commissioner for Police, Mr. Damian Chukwu, who spoke with journalists, gave the casualty […]

  • APGA Crisis: Appeal Court Sacks Agbaso, Reinstates Oye as National Chairman

    Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu The Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal wednesday resolved the leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of the November 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra State. The court in resolving the crisis affirmed Chief Victor Ike Oye as the authentic National Chairman of the party and by […]

  • One Feared Dead as Police, IPOB Clash in Anambra

    David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka The scheduled visit of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State wednesday allegedly caused the death of one person, THISDAY learnt. The unidentified victim who was a member of IPOB, was said to have sustained a bullet wound […]