China installs anti-ship cruise missiles on outposts of South China Sea

​China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports. The installations, if confirmed, would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in the Spratly Islands, where several Asian countries… Read More China installs anti-ship cruise missiles on outposts of South China Sea

Eight dead as petrol tankers collide and explode in Taraba

At least, eight people were reported dead on Wednesday evening following an explosion from two fuel tankers in Zing, Taraba State. The incident happened while a tanker driver was reportedly running from soldiers chasing him. The driver was said to have lost control of the wheel and in a bid to regain balance, tumbled on… Read More Eight dead as petrol tankers collide and explode in Taraba

Fire torches power distribution station in Lagos

​The Alagbon Injection Station in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, has been gutted by fire. According to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), the fire started around 5:am on Thursday morning. Fire Service reportedly arrived within 5 minutes without water/chemical to extinguish the fire. Confirming the development, Public Relation Officer of Eko Disco, Godwin Idiemudia, said a… Read More Fire torches power distribution station in Lagos

Scores dead, injured as rainstorm hits northern and western India 

​A powerful rainstorm has swept parts of north and western India, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 72 people dead. Relief commissioner Sanjay Kumar said the devastation is particularly severe in Agra, the northern Indian city where the white marble monument of Taj Mahal is located. He said 36 people died there… Read More Scores dead, injured as rainstorm hits northern and western India 

Nine dead as U.S. military plane crashes in Georgia

A Puerto Rico Air National Guard cargo plane crashed on Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, scattering fiery debris over a highway and railroad tracks, killing all nine people aboard, officials said. The Hercules C-130J aircraft went down about 11:30 a.m., shortly after takeoff from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, about 175 miles southeast of Atlanta, officials… Read More Nine dead as U.S. military plane crashes in Georgia

Cambridge Analytica shuts down following Facebook data scandal

Cambridge Analytica, the firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook Inc user data, and its British parent SCL Elections Ltd, are shutting down immediately after suffering a sharp drop in business, the company said on Wednesday. The company will begin bankruptcy proceedings, it said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees… Read More Cambridge Analytica shuts down following Facebook data scandal