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  • Australian PM Turnbull rules out burqa ban in Australia

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday rejected calls to ban the burqa in his country following Chancellor Angela Merkel’s call to ban full-face veils in...

  • South Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach Park; vote due Friday

    South Korea’s parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed...

  • Thousands of Indonesians seek refuge after deadly quake

    Over 10,000 people sought refuge in mosques and government buildings in Indonesia’s Aceh province after a deadly earthquake, as rescue efforts entered a second day on...

  • 1,400 tourists remain stranded on India’s Andaman Islands

    An estimated 1,400 tourists stranded on islands in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Island archipelago will be rescued once the intensity of a cyclone pounding the region...

  • Pakistan mourns 47 killed in air crash, as investigators seek answers

    Pakistan on Thursday mourned the 47 victims of its deadliest plane crash in four years, among them, a famed-rockstar-turned-Muslim evangelist, two infants and three foreigners, as...

  • Obama makes farewell calls to world leaders

    Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has commenced farewell phone calls to world leaders who are U.S. allies during his eight-year presidency. The White House said on...

  • Anti-Corruption Day: Every country bears responsibility to end corruption – UN chief

      UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is the responsibility of every country to end the menace of corruption as no country is immune to it....

  • UN launches $2.66bn appeal for emergency assistance in Sahel region

      The UN and its partner non-governmental organisations on Wednesday launched an appeal for 2.66 billion U.S. dollars to provide emergency assistance across eight countries in...

  • ‘Make world healthier, more prosperous for all’- Ban says

    Outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday in Vienna called on all humanity to make the world more prosperous for every human being. Ban stated this...

  • Substantial successes recorded against Boko Haram – UN official

    Substantial successes have been recorded against the Boko Haram insurgency by the Multi-national Joint Task Force, Mr François Fall, the acting Head of UN Regional Office...

  • No safe place left for children in war-ravaged Aleppo – UNICEF Envoy

      Ms Hannah Singer, the UNICEF Syria Representative has given a grave account of the dire situation in war-ravaged Aleppo, saying there is no safe place...

  • Police explain redeployment of Gov. Wike’s CSO

    The Nigeria Police Force said it redeployed the Chief Security Officer ( CSO) to Gov. Nyisome Wike of Rivers , DSP Promise Nwosu as a result...

  • No survivors in Pakistan air crash

    The Pakistan Aviation Authority on Wednesday said all the 48 people on board a commercial aircraft that crashed in northern part of the country were killed....

  • UN chief urges peaceful resolution of political impasse in DRC

    UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has called on all actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to recommit themselves to dialogue and peaceful resolution of political...

  • America, Europe accuse Russia, Iran for Aleppo siege

    America and Europe on Wednesday accused Russia and Iran of supporting the humanitarian crisis in eastern Aleppo and called for immediate ceasefire among warring parties. This...

  • Four die of plague in Madagascar

    The Health Ministry on Wednesday said that four people have died from the plague since Nov. 15 in Southern Befotaka District, in Madagascar.   The Indian...

  • Donald Trump named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

    Time Magazine on Wednesday  named US President-elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year which its editor described as a “straightforward’’ choice. According to...

  • NCC consulting widely with stakeholders on data floor price

    Mr Tony Ojobo, the Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on Wednesday said the commission was consulting widely with stakeholders on data floor price....

  • Death toll hits 36 in Pakistani plane crash

    The death toll hit 36 in Pakistani plane crash on Wednesday and was expected to grow as rescue workers searched the site. According to the report,...

  • Moroccan authorities say four migrants drowned, 34 rescued

    Moroccan authorities on Wednesday said that four African migrants drowned, while 34 others were rescued after their boat sank in the Mediterranean.   The Mediterranean between...

  • Somali forces retake port town from faction

    Officials said that on Wednesday Somalia’s Government retook control of a port town from insurgents (Soldiers loyal) who had declared allegiance to Islamic State.   Hundreds...

  • FG provides $6.4m to revitalise adult, youth literacy project

    The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government has provided 6.4million dollars for the Revitalisation of Adult and Youth Literacy (RAYL) project to...

  • Ghana votes in neck-on-neck presidential elections

    Ghanaians were voting on Wednesday for a President and parliament in a neck-and-neck race for the highest office. This office has been dominated by a three-year...

  • Recession: parents engage children in street hawking to generate additional income

    Some parents resident in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), say they now engage their children in street hawking to generate additional income for their families due...

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