China building deepest underground high-speed railway

China: Building world’s deepest underground high-speed railway China is building the world’s deepest and Asia’s largest underground high-speed railway station. Workers are constructing the high speed railway beneath the Great Wall at the Badaling section in Beijing. The station under construction will be 3-story high and have a 36,000 square meters floor area, including platform, […]

APC in trouble in Kaduna – Sen. Sani

Senator Shehu Sani wants APC rescued in Kaduna state By Emmanuel Mogbede Senator Shehu Sani has appealed to the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue the party from destruction in Kaduna state. The Kaduna Central APC senator told journalists on Monday in Abuja, after a closed-door meeting with National Chairman […]

Presidency commends CAN’s message to Buhari

CAN: Sends goodwill message to President Buhari: in London By Ismaila Chafe Presidency has described as “touching and thoughtful,” a message received from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) expressing joy at the news of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recovery from illness. In a statement in Abuja on Monday, Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on […]

UN allocates $10.5m to assist in northeast

UN Scribe Guterres and deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed The UN has allocated over $10.5 million to help thousands of vulnerable in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance in the devastated Nigeria’s northeast. The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, said that the fund would prioritise life-saving assistance to victims of Boko Haram […]

AU Security Council delegation meets Osinbajo

Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has received an AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) delegation and expressed satisfaction that the Lake Chad Basin neighbours were partnering to contain the Boko Haram. At the reception on Monday night, Osinbajo also stated that the countries in the Lake Chad Basin had worked […]

Kenya’s electoral officer Musando, killed

President Uhuru Kenyatta: Worried by the electoral officer’s death? (Xinhua/NAN) Kenya’s electoral poll senior manager in charge of ICT who had been missing since Friday was found dead in Nairobi on Monday. Police said the body of Chris Musando, deputy ICT director of Independence Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) and that of an unidentified woman […]

Bank of England staff to go on strike after 50 years

Bank of England staff to down tools after 50 years  (dpa/NAN) Trade union members at the Bank of England, Britain’s central bank, will go ahead with the first strike action by staff for over 50 years on Tuesday, the Unite union said on Monday. Last-minute talks facilitated by a government-run arbitrator failed to resolve the […]

SARS kills 5 armed robbery suspects in Calabar

Five armed robbery suspects killed by superior firepower of SARS By George Odok The Police in Calabar on Monday killed five armed robbery suspects during a gun duel with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The spokesperson of the Police Command in Cross River, ASP Irene Ugbo, who briefed newsmen, said that the suspected robbers attacked […]

US slams sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: US slams sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been hit with direct sanctions by the United States, following  a disputed election of  members of an assembly  that will rewrite the constitution. The election, boycotted by the opposition and with 12 per cent voter turn out, has  isolated Maduro  at home and abroad. The US measures […]