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National Assembly Raises 2018 Budget From N8.6trn To N9.1trn

The National Assembly, both the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriations, on Tuesday laid the report of the 2018 N8.612 trillion budget at plenary, increasing the expenditure by over N500 billion to N9.120 trillion. In the upper chamber, the document was laid by the Committee Chairman, Senator Danjuma …

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N Korea cancels talks with South Korea

North Korea has cancelled Wednesday’s high-level talks with South Korea because of anger over its joint military exercises with the US. The North’s official KCNA news agency said the exercises were a “provocation” and a rehearsal for an invasion. It also warned the US over the fate of the historic …

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Melania Trump Shockingly Undergoes Surgery For ‘Benign Kidney Condition’ & Will Remain In Hospital

Melania Trump, 48, was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, on Monday morning for an embolization surgery to treat a benign kidney condition, according to a statement from her communications director, Stephanie Grisham. The surgery was successful and without complications, and the first lady is expected to remain hospitalized for the remainder of …

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Dangote Cement Razed By Fire

On Wednesday 5th April, Dangote cement was on fire the whole day and eye witness report says the factory is half burnt down with plenty casualties… The injured workers were rushed to hospitals in Lokoja… Source: Stelladimoko

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Former top Chinese official Sun Zhengcai jailed for life

A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member, is the latest senior figure to fall in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign. He was found guilty of taking bribes of more …

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OAU Debunks N1.844 billion Claims of Osun State IRS, States N287 million Under-Deduction from Staff Salaries.

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-ife has debunked the claim by the Osun State Internal Revenue Service, IRS, that the university is owing the sum of N1.8 bn in tax, which led to its closure recently. RELATED N1.8b Unpaid Tax: Osun Govt Shuts Down Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) …

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Lebanon Holds its First Parliament Election since 2009

Polls have opened in Lebanon for the first parliamentary elections for almost a decade. The last elections in the country were in 2009, for what was supposed to be a four-year term. But parliament extended its term twice due to instability in neighbouring Syria, and to reform the country’s electoral …

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Earthquakes follow eruptions from Hawaii Kilauea Volcano

A number of strong earthquakes have hit Hawaii’s Big Island, a day after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano. One quake, a 6.9 magnitude south-east of the volcano, was the most powerful to hit the US state since 1975. It briefly cut power, and sent people fleeing from buildings but …

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Wizkid Restructures Starboy Entertainment Operations

Wizkid has announced some new changes and positions within his label, Starboy records in a bid to restructure operations within the label. He took to Twitter to make the announcements where he reiterated that Mr Sunday Are remains his only manager. In the same vein, Wizkid also announced that his …

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Mount Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

Mount Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii’s largest island, prompting a local state of emergency and the mandatory evacuation of 1,700 local residents. One witness said lava had burst across a road like a curtain of fire. He said he could smell sulphur and burning trees. …

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