29 Drown After Migrant Boat Capsizes

At least 29 people have died and 150 rescued after a boat carrying hundreds of refugees capsized off Egypt’s coast. State news agency MENA reported on Wednesday that the boat capsized off the coast of Kafr al-Sheikh, about 140km north of Cairo, …

  • September 22, 2016
This 28-Year-Old Saw Every Country In The World

At 28, Henrik Jeppesen can already say he’s been to every country in the world. It took him 10 years and around 900 flights to visit all 193 countries. His journey ended in Eritrea in April — three days before his 28th …

  • September 21, 2016
Reporter’s Diary: The Unusual Faces At Abuja Durunmi IDPs Camp

I had arrived at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Durunmi, Abuja, at about 11:45am on Thursday to scout for newsworthy item and possibly speak with Chairman of the camp, Ibrahim Ahmudu, but was told he is out of town. A …

  • September 16, 2016
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10 Nigerian Pilgrims Dead As 3million Muslims Converge on Mount Arafat

No fewer than three million pilgrims converged on Mount Arafat on Sunday to mark the climax of 2016 pilgrimage. A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent covering the Hajj reports that no less than 62,000 Nigerian Pilgrims were present. The event at Mount …

  • September 12, 2016
President Buhari Visits Osun Today, Commissions Osogbo High School

President Muhammadu Buhari, will today arrive Osogbo, the Osun State capital for a one-day visit to commission completed projects embarked upon by Governor Rauf Aregbesola. Channels TV report that major roads leading to Osogbo is receiving a face-lift, as men of the …

  • September 1, 2016
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Three Pilots Suspended For Drinking Alcohol Before Operating Their Flights

The three pilots suspended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for taking alcohol before operating their flights are to undergo psychiatric evaluation before rejoining the service. Mr Sam Adurogboye, Acting General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, disclosed on Friday in Lagos. NCAA …

  • July 9, 2016
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Where Old Meets New

On Tour the Beautiful Ancient City of Kano. The 38 degrees sweltering heat of the sun might feel a bit strangely unfamiliar for a new visitor to the far north of Nigeria, but that quickly shrinks to a dot in the memory …

  • June 10, 2016
Armed Security Personnel Seal PDP Headquarters In Abuja

Armed security personnel have sealed the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The security operatives are preventing the opposition party members from getting into their headquarters. One of the security men, who spoke on condition of anonymity, …

  • May 23, 2016