7 dead, 13 injured as explosion hits IDPs camp in Yola

The Adamawa Government confirmed that seven people died and 13 were injured in an explosion that occurred at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp near Yola, on Friday morning. The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, confirmed the incident to newsmen after a visit to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, where the injured… Read More 7 dead, 13 injured as explosion hits IDPs camp in Yola

Five family members discovered dead by police in South Lake Minnetonka

Five family members in Greenwood have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide, according to police. South Lake Minnetonka police say officers discovered the bodies Thursday during a welfare check. Brian Short, his wife, Karen, and his three children, Cole, 17, Madison, 15, and a younger daughter, are all dead, according to AllNurses.com, a resource… Read More Five family members discovered dead by police in South Lake Minnetonka

65 killed, 154 injured as crane collapses at mosque in Mecca

A crane collapsed Friday at one of Islam ‘s most important mosques — the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca — killing at least 65 people and injuring 154 others, Saudi Arabian authorities said on Friday, on Twitter. There was no immediate comment about the cause of the collapse. The Masjid al-Haram surrounds Islam’s holiest site, the… Read More 65 killed, 154 injured as crane collapses at mosque in Mecca

J.J. Omojuwa, Austin Izagbo, Mayor Esiaba, others to speak at 2015 edition of Future Leadership Conference

Socio-economic,political commentator and social media expert, Japhet Omojuwa is one of those to speak at the 2015 edition of the “Future Leadership Conference”, slated to hold at the main auditorium of the University of Lagos, on October 15 by 9am. The conference which is an annual gathering of young people is a Youth Empowerment Initiative… Read More J.J. Omojuwa, Austin Izagbo, Mayor Esiaba, others to speak at 2015 edition of Future Leadership Conference

4 dead in failed assassination attempt of Burundian Army chief of staff

At least four people were killed on Friday when gunmen ambushed the Burundian army’s chief of staff in a failed assassination attempt. According to a morgue source, three soldiers and three gunmen were killed in the early morning attack in the capital Bujumbura. The source said that an army pick-up brought four bodies to the… Read More 4 dead in failed assassination attempt of Burundian Army chief of staff

11 dead, 86,710 hectares of farmland destroyed by flood in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara- NEMA

No fewer than 11 persons were killed by flood in Sokoto and Zamfara States in 2015, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said. Mr Thickman Tanimu , Deputy Head, Sokoto Zonal Operations Office of NEMA said 10 of the victims died in Zamfara while a seven-year old boy died at Kuchi village in Kebbe… Read More 11 dead, 86,710 hectares of farmland destroyed by flood in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara- NEMA

Kaduna refinery to resume production in December- NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, disclosed yesterday that Kaduna Refinery will resume the production of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS (petrol), within the next three months. This was even as NNPC stated that it had lifted the embargo earlier placed on 113 vessels, banning them from engaging in crude oil and gas loading activities in… Read More Kaduna refinery to resume production in December- NNPC

Car accident in California claims the life of a Marine, 18 injured

A Marine was killed and 18 others were injured on Thursday in a vehicle rollover accident at Camp Pendleton. Officials are investigating the accident, said Lt. Colleen McFadden, a spokeswoman for the 1st Marine Division. They haven’t released details about the conditions of the injured. “The command’s priorities are to take care of the Marines,… Read More Car accident in California claims the life of a Marine, 18 injured