Dozens electrocuted to death while watching Europa League match in Calabar

No fewer than 30 people died in Calabar after an electricity cable fell on the roof of the viewing centre where they were watching Manchester United play against Anderlecht on Thursday night. The police said the incident was the result of an issue with an electrical transformer at the viewing centre in which the fans… Read More Dozens electrocuted to death while watching Europa League match in Calabar

Thai new monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn to take control of royal agencies

Thailand’s parliament has agreed in a confidential session to transfer control of royal agencies from the government to new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, members of the military-appointed legislature said on Friday. The decision came on Thursday in a sitting that was not broadcast in public, they said. It is another step in giving greater say to… Read More Thai new monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn to take control of royal agencies

Britain’s monarch Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 91st birthday

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, celebrated her 91st birthday in a usual low-key fashion on Friday. Artillery gun salutes in London’s Hyde Park and at the Tower of London will mark the occasion although the queen, who normally spends her birthday privately, has no formal engagements planned herself. Elizabeth was born… Read More Britain’s monarch Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 91st birthday

Eight soldiers killed as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno State

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists have suffered major setbacks, with the terror group sacking an Army Battalion, killing eight soldiers and wounding 11 others in two separate attacks in three days. The army formations involved in the incidents also lost several arms and ammunition, and were on Thursday calling for urgent restocking of their… Read More Eight soldiers killed as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno State