Dozens dead in Somali hotel bomb attack

Ambulance workers in the Somali capital Mogadishu have given the death toll as 28 at a hotel following a bomb attack by militants. They said 43 others, including seven journalists, were injured after bombs exploded at the Dayah hotel. Somali security minister Abdirizak Omar Mohamed earlier said four attackers had been killed by security forces.… Read More Dozens dead in Somali hotel bomb attack

Federal Government orders immediate payment of petrol marketers

In a bid to avert the looming scarcity of petroleum products, especially the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol, the Federal Government last night ordered the payment of the N150 billion Petroleum Equalisation Fund owed petroleum marketers. The order followed a meeting between the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, and… Read More Federal Government orders immediate payment of petrol marketers

Thousands of Australians protest, demand change of date for Australia Day

Thousands of Australians staged protest marches on Thursday demanding the date of Australia Day, Jan. 26, be changed as it celebrates the arrival of white settlement and the beginning of injustices suffered by the country’s disadvantaged Aborigines. Tens of thousands of people – many wearing the black, yellow and red colors of the aboriginal flag… Read More Thousands of Australians protest, demand change of date for Australia Day