Federal Government to shut down Third Mainland Bridge for repairs on July 26

​The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, said that the emergency rehabilitation/maintenance of the Third Mainland Bridge project would begin on July 26, 2018. Mr. Kuti disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting at the Ministry of Works office in Lagos. He said that the repair works on the bridge would be staggered over… Read More Federal Government to shut down Third Mainland Bridge for repairs on July 26

Many killed, houses destroyed as unknown gunmen attack Fulani communities in Adamawa

Houses have been burnt down and many people killed following an attack on some Fulani communities in Adamawa state. The chairman of Mayo-Belwa local government, Mohammed Bako said that he could not tell how many lives were lost. According to Bako, “Yes, there were attacks in some Fulani communities in my local government area by… Read More Many killed, houses destroyed as unknown gunmen attack Fulani communities in Adamawa

Palestinians fire rockets into Israel following airstrikes on sites in Gaza

Israeli aircraft struck militant targets in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians launched dozens of mortar bombs and rockets from the enclave into Israel on Saturday, the Israeli military said. There were no reports of serious casualties on either side of the border in the exchange of fire which followed a familiar pattern of retaliatory attacks… Read More Palestinians fire rockets into Israel following airstrikes on sites in Gaza

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya declares intention to contest for seventh term

Cameroon’s 85-year-old president Paul Biya has formally declared that he will run again in the country’s upcoming elections, seeking a seventh term. Biya has been head of state since 1982, when he took over following the resignation of Ahmadou Ahidjo who was in power since independence in 1960. “Aware of the challenges, we must take… Read More Cameroon’s President Paul Biya declares intention to contest for seventh term

Suspected militants attack homes of former Sinn Fein party leaders in Northern Ireland

An explosive device was thrown at the home Gerry Adams in Belfast overnight, the former Sinn Fein leader said on Saturday, saying the attack may have been carried out by Irish nationalist militants opposed to Northern Ireland’s peace deal. A second device was thrown at the home of the party’s former Northern Ireland Chairman Bobby… Read More Suspected militants attack homes of former Sinn Fein party leaders in Northern Ireland

Pakistan authorities arrest ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter on arrival in country

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalize their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election. Underscoring the tensions gripping Pakistan in the run-up to the poll, a suicide bomber had… Read More Pakistan authorities arrest ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter on arrival in country