Dozens dead, injured as truck conveying campaign materials crashes into market in Ekiti State

It was a black Saturday for the residents of Iworoko Ekiti as a Dangote truck conveying bags of rice killed dozens of people. Official casualty from the accident is yet to be announced, but witnesses said at least 45 people may have been killed. The rice being conveyed were bagged with campaign stickers of an… Read More Dozens dead, injured as truck conveying campaign materials crashes into market in Ekiti State

U.S. Democrat Julian Castro launches bid for 2020 presidential election

Texas Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and top U.S. housing official, formally launched his White House bid on Saturday, entering as a dark horse candidate in a likely crowded field vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. 44-year-old Castro, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant who would be… Read More U.S. Democrat Julian Castro launches bid for 2020 presidential election

Zimbabwe to introduce new currency within 12 months

Zimbabwe will introduce a new currency in the next 12 months, the finance minister said, as a shortage of U.S. dollars has plunged the financial system into disarray and forced businesses to close. In the past two months, the southern African nation has suffered acute shortages of imported goods, including fuel whose price was increased… Read More Zimbabwe to introduce new currency within 12 months

Saudi Arabia to establish $10billion refinery in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia plans to set up a $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan’s deepwater port of Gwadar, the Saudi energy minister said on Saturday, speaking at the Indian Ocean port that is being developed with the help of China. Pakistan wants to attract investment and other financial support to tackle a soaring current account deficit… Read More Saudi Arabia to establish $10billion refinery in Pakistan

Five dead, motorists stranded as winter storm hits U.S.

A winter storm that dumped heavy snow on the U.S. Midwest, causing at least five roadway deaths, stranding some motorists in Missouri and canceling dozens of flights, marched east toward Washington on Saturday. The weather system, which started as rain from Mexico but has since turned into snow, is forecast to affect an 1,800-mile (2,900… Read More Five dead, motorists stranded as winter storm hits U.S.