“George H.W. Bush’s life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey.” Former President Barack Obama issued a lengthy statement early Saturday on the death of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age...
From Angela Ross Uyi “When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.” – Abbie Hoffman When #TakeItBack was birthed in March this year and introduced to the world from the United States by a group of concerned Nigerians led by Comrade Omoyele Sowore, everyone heaved...
An angry husband filled his wife's car with concrete after she reportedly changed her surname to win a supermarket promotion. The man claimed he and his wife had been going through a rough patch in their marriage and that her name change was the final straw for him. An eyewitness with a smartphone...
India’s air safety watchdog on Monday suspended for three years the license of a senior Air India pilot who failed alcohol tests. “The privileges of his license have been suspended for a period of three years from 11.11.2018 as per the provisions of applicable regulations,” a spokesperson at the Directorate...
A US F/A 18 fighter jet crashed in the Philippine Sea on Monday after experiencing mechanical trouble during routine operations, the Navy said in a statement. Both pilots were immediately rescued and are in good condition, it said, adding that the crash was being investigated.
American singer, Missy Elliot, acclaimed as ‘one of Rap’s greatest voices’ in the world, has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and can also become the third rapper to enter the organisation following recent inductees JAY-Z...
A Russian man, Oleg Kirkunov, 54, has been arrested by police for allegedly killing his wife and his brother, after he caught them making love in the spare room in his house. Kirkunov told police his brother Evgeny had joined him and his wife Olga Sukhanova, 44, for a meal...
Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country’s communications minister told AFP Wednesday. The kidnappings on Monday were the first such mass abductions seen in Cameroon and coincide with an upsurge of political tensions in the majority French-speaking...
A 39-year-old woman has injured 14 children in a knife attack at a kindergarten school in Chongqing, south west China. The motive for the attack is unclear, though some reports on social media say the woman had a grievance against the government. According to thePolice, the woman who was carrying a...
Sixty people have been killed and 100 injured after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India's northern Punjab State. The victims which include children were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for Dusshera, a Hindu festival marking the triumph of good over evil. They did not hear...