Facebook to donate $5.8million to train local newspaper reporters in Britain

Facebook is donating 4.5 million pounds (an equivalent of $5.8 million) to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due to ad revenue and readers switching online to the social media giant. The U.S. company said on Monday it recognized the role it played… Read More Facebook to donate $5.8million to train local newspaper reporters in Britain

French universities to offer more courses in English in order to attract more foreign students

France wants to boost the number of foreign students at its universities by more than half over the next decade and will offer more courses taught in English to attract them. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, announcing the plan on Monday, said increasing the number of foreigners studying in the country would help build French influence… Read More French universities to offer more courses in English in order to attract more foreign students

Nissan to remove Carlos Ghosn as chairman following financial misconduct allegations 

Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct and will be fired from the board this week, a dramatic fall for a leader hailed for rescuing the Japanese carmaker from close to bankruptcy. Ghosn is also chairman and chief executive of Nissan’s French partner Renault and his departure will… Read More Nissan to remove Carlos Ghosn as chairman following financial misconduct allegations 

FG declares November 21 as public holiday in celebration of Eid-el Maulud

The federal government has declared Tuesday as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-el Maulud. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, a retired lieutenant general, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja in a statement by Mohammed Umar, Permanent Secretary of the ministry. Mr Dambazau called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings… Read More FG declares November 21 as public holiday in celebration of Eid-el Maulud

NDLEA intercept eleven containers carrying 241 million Tramadol tablets

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has seized 241 million Tramadol tablets in 11 containers, weighing 118 metric tonnes. Head of Public Affairs of the agency, Jonah Achema, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the seizure was made at the Apapa Port in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria… Read More NDLEA intercept eleven containers carrying 241 million Tramadol tablets

Mexican drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva dies of cardiac arrest at 56

Hector Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug lord whose cartel earned a reputation as one of the country’s most vengeful and ruthless, died late on Sunday in hospital of cardiac arrest after being transferred from jail with chest pain, Mexican authorities said. Beltran Leyva had been incarcerated since March 2, 2016 in Federal Prison Number 1,… Read More Mexican drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva dies of cardiac arrest at 56

Stolen Pablo Picasso ‘Tête d’Arlequin’ painting recovered in Romania

A painting believed to be ‘Tête d’Arlequin’ by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors said on Sunday. In one of the art world’s most dramatic heists, thieves made off with seven paintings, worth millions of euros, by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others. While the Romanian ringleader… Read More Stolen Pablo Picasso ‘Tête d’Arlequin’ painting recovered in Romania