Russia meteorological service reports extremely high radioactive pollution in Ural mountains

Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French nuclear safety institute IRSN, which said… Read More Russia meteorological service reports extremely high radioactive pollution in Ural mountains

U.S. Justice Department threatens to sue Harvard University over admission policies

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school’s admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants. The Justice Department cited a 2015 lawsuit that charges Harvard’s affirmative action policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants, in a… Read More U.S. Justice Department threatens to sue Harvard University over admission policies

French police arrests Russian billionaire lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov at Nice airport

Senior Russian lawmaker and businessman Suleiman Kerimov was arrested by French police at Nice airport on Monday night in connection with a tax evasion case, an official at a French prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. “He is being held for questioning in a case related to laundering of tax fraud proceeds,” an official at the… Read More French police arrests Russian billionaire lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov at Nice airport

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announces resignation

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal strongman. The 93-year-old had clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling… Read More Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announces resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari holds closed door meeting with Togo President Faure Gnassingbé

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with his counterpart from Togo, Faure Gnassingbé behind closed-doors. Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Basir Ahmad, who disclosed this said the meeting was holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Ahmad, both Presidents immediately went into the meeting after Buhari received Gnassingbé at the villa. In a tweet… Read More President Muhammadu Buhari holds closed door meeting with Togo President Faure Gnassingbé

Nigerian Navy Board approves promotion of 78 senior officers

The Nigerian Navy has promoted 78 senior officers to various higher ranks following the approval by the Navy Board on Monday. The announcement was made in a statement by the Naval Spokesman, Navy Captain Suleman Dahun. According to Dahun, 18 Commodores were promoted to the rank of Rear Admirals and 40 Captains to the rank… Read More Nigerian Navy Board approves promotion of 78 senior officers

Zimbabwean Parliament begins impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s parliament began an impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday that looks set to bring his domination of a country he has ruled since independence nearly four decades ago to an ignominious end. In the last week, the 93-year old has clung on in the face of an army takeover that shattered his… Read More Zimbabwean Parliament begins impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe

Nigeria Air Council approves promotion of 50 senior officers to AVMs, Air Commodores

The Air Council on Monday approved the promotion of 50 senior officers, comprising 22 air commodores and 28 group captains, to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). Those elevated to the rank of Air Vice Marshal include the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters NAF (HQ NAF), Olatokunbo Adesanya; Principal… Read More Nigeria Air Council approves promotion of 50 senior officers to AVMs, Air Commodores