Red Cross suspends operations in Afghanistan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) suspended operations in Afghanistan on Wednesday after gunmen killed six employees helping deliver emergency relief to a remote northern region hit by heavy snow storms. The governor of Jowzjan province said the aid convoy was attacked by suspected Islamic State gunmen. The head of the ICRC called… Read More Red Cross suspends operations in Afghanistan

Lagos State to sponsor computer coding training of one million residents

Ahead of the much anticipated roll out of CodeLagos, the Lagos State Ministry of Education on Tuesday said the programme would seek to teach at least one million Lagos residents to code by 2019 and also foster necessary skills to create sustainable solutions to social challenges and create employment opportunities. The government also announced the… Read More Lagos State to sponsor computer coding training of one million residents

Huge explosion hit chemical factory in Valencia, Spain

A massive explosion occurred at a chlorine factory in Spain. The incident has sparked fears toxic gases could have been released into the air. Footage from the scene showed huge flames and plumes of thick, black smoke after the factory ignited. The factory is located on the Fuente del Jarro industrial estate in Paterna, near… Read More Huge explosion hit chemical factory in Valencia, Spain

Sea pirates abduct Russian, Ukrainian sailors in Nigerian waters

Pirates have abducted seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian in the territorial waters of Nigeria, the Russian embassy has said. Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported on Wednesday that, “the BBC Caribbean ship came under a pirate attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria.” The Russian embassy said on its Twitter page that, ‚ÄúSeven Russian citizens… Read More Sea pirates abduct Russian, Ukrainian sailors in Nigerian waters

ISIS militants attack Red Cross convoy in Afghanistan

Suspected Islamic State gunmen killed at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday as they carried supplies in the north of the country to areas hit by deadly snow storms, government officials said. Another two employees were unaccounted for after the attack in Jowzjan province, ICRC spokesman… Read More ISIS militants attack Red Cross convoy in Afghanistan

Power failure halts screening of ambassadorial nominees

Power outage, on Tuesday, disrupted the screening of the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari for approval. The outage, which occurred some minutes after noon, did not stop the senators from continuing the screening at Room 324 of the Senate New Building, as they continued the exercise in darkness.… Read More Power failure halts screening of ambassadorial nominees

Ireland launches bid against Facebook cross-border data transfer

Ireland’s privacy watchdog has launched a bid to refer Facebook’s data transfer mechanism to the European Union’s top court in a landmark case that could put the shifting of data across the Atlantic under renewed legal threat. The move is the latest challenge to the various methods by which large tech firms such as Google… Read More Ireland launches bid against Facebook cross-border data transfer