Bitcoin kicks off new year above $1,000

Digital currency bitcoin kicked off the new year by jumping above $1,000 for the first time in three years late on Sunday, having outperformed all central-bank-issued currencies with a 125 percent climb in 2016. Bitcoin, a web-based “cryptocurrency” that has no central authority, relying instead on thousands of computers across the world that validate transactions… Read More Bitcoin kicks off new year above $1,000

Car bomber attack AU peacekeeping headquarters in Somalia

At least three people were killed when a suicide attacker set off a car bomb at a checkpoint outside the main base of an African Union peacekeeping force in the Somali capital on Monday, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want to topple the Western-backed government, have… Read More Car bomber attack AU peacekeeping headquarters in Somalia

Make peace with Tinubu & others: An open letter to Ondo State Governor-elect Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu; SAN

SIr, I am pleased to write to you today, the first day of the Year 2017. Do accept my best wishes and prayers for a wonderful and fulfilling new year. By February 24th you would be inaugurated as the 6th civilian Governor of our Sunshine State. It has pleased God to give you victory as… Read More Make peace with Tinubu & others: An open letter to Ondo State Governor-elect Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu; SAN

Daughter of South Korea’s President’s friend arrested for ties in corruption scandal

Danish police have arrested the equestrian competitor daughter of a woman at the center of a South Korean influence-peddling scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye, police and prosecutors said on Monday. The scandal led to Park’s impeachment by parliament on December 9 and has drawn hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets of… Read More Daughter of South Korea’s President’s friend arrested for ties in corruption scandal

L.A ‘Hollywood’ sign altered in honour of marijuana

The iconic hillside sign overlooking Southern California’s film-and-television hub was defaced overnight in honor of marijuana. Residents awoke on Sunday to find “Hollyweed” staring down at them in four-story, white letters from Los Angeles’ Mount Lee, where a version of the picture-ready “Hollywood” sign was first erected in 1923. City surveillance cameras captured footage of… Read More L.A ‘Hollywood’ sign altered in honour of marijuana