Nigeria At 58: A Citadel Of Electoral Misconduct 

Prior to her amalgamation, the Northern and Southern Protectorates of Nigeria were represented by traditional rulers and leaders to her colonial master Great Britain. In 1919, elective democracy was introduced by the then Governor-General Sir Fredrick Lugard when the Township Ordinance gave the right to vote for a limited slot of three seats in the… Read More Nigeria At 58: A Citadel Of Electoral Misconduct 

Afghan militant network Haqqani leader Jalaluddin Haqqani dies following long illness

​Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long illness, the Taliban said on Tuesday. Haqqani, who founded the network in the 1970s, gave up operational leadership of the group some years ago to his son Sirajuddin, who is… Read More Afghan militant network Haqqani leader Jalaluddin Haqqani dies following long illness

Rolls-Royce designs propulsion system suitable for vertical take-off and landing of flying taxis

British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. Rolls-Royce said on Sunday it had drawn up plans for an electric vertical take-off and landing… Read More Rolls-Royce designs propulsion system suitable for vertical take-off and landing of flying taxis

Two dead as underground mining site collapses in Plateau State 

The Plateau State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the death of two persons following the collapse of an underground mining site. The Command through its Spokesman, ASP Mathias Tyopev Terna, made the confirmation in a press statement. Terna said, “On 7/4/2018 at about 23:00hrs Wase Police Division received an information that there was a mining… Read More Two dead as underground mining site collapses in Plateau State 

One killed, five arrested as soldiers clash with armed herdsmen in Benue 

Troops of the Nigerian Army, Sunday said they apprehended five gun-wielding herdsmen in six communities in Benue State, after a gun duel which led to the killing of one herdsman. It was learnt that the troops of 72 Battalion Special Forces on Saturday nabbed the herdsmen at about 1.30pm in the communities identified as Gbajimba,… Read More One killed, five arrested as soldiers clash with armed herdsmen in Benue 

One dead, dozens injured as UN peacekeepers clash with militia groups in Central African Republic 

​At least one civilian was killed and dozens of United Nations peacekeepers, civilians and militia fighters were injured during an operation against armed groups in Central African Republic’s capital on Sunday, a U.N. spokesman said. Heavy gunfire erupted in Bangui’s PK5 neighborhood, a Muslim enclave in the majority Christian city, at around 2 a.m., (0100… Read More One dead, dozens injured as UN peacekeepers clash with militia groups in Central African Republic 

One dead, six injured as fire engulfs apartment in Trump Tower building

One man was killed and six firefighters received minor injuries in an apartment fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday, in a blaze that was quickly extinguished, fire officials said. The victim, 67-year-old Todd Brassner was found unresponsive and unconscious in his 50th floor apartment and was pronounced dead… Read More One dead, six injured as fire engulfs apartment in Trump Tower building