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June 25, 2017 8:30 AM 123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that erupted after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. The tragedy came less than a day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with many roads 14

June 25, 2017 7:00 AM Buhari: Why Nigeria Fails

Muhammadu Buhari’s still appears on the roll, and his picture on the walls of various public buildings, as President and C-in-C, but the actual power of the president has very clearly shifted into the hands of Yemi Osinbajo, former Professor of Law, who has been acting as president of the republic since Buhari embarked on his extended medical leave 11

June 25, 2017 3:28 AM Sen Melaye In Eye Of The Storm

Intrigues continue to trail moves to recall Senator Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West Senatorial district. SOLOMON AYADO writes. Would the alliance of Senator Dino Melaye to Senate President Bukola Saraki not hamper the smooth process of recalling the lawmaker? Will the many ‘political sins’ of Melaye consume him? Now that he has gone to court, would 15

June 24, 2017 10:44 AM Fayose For President, Dino For Nobel Prize! By SOC Okenwa

The caption for this piece was originally meant to be "Strange Things In A Strange Country" but at the last minute I changed my mind and settled for the above. I decided otherwise because I believed Fayose's presidential ambition (as laughable as it seems) and Senator Melaye's recall conundrum presented more appeal and suitability. Governor Ayo Fayose 20

June 24, 2017 10:36 AM Five dead, 120 people missing in China landslide

At least five people were found dead and over 120 remained missing hours after a massive landslide buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as rescuers scoured through rocks for survivors. Chinese military police and rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province 16

June 23, 2017 10:21 PM Melaye drags INEC to court, moves to stop recall process

ABUJA—Determined to save his seat, Senator Dino Melaye,   yesterday, dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking an order stopping ongoing process by his constituents to recall him. ABUJA—Determined to save his seat, Senator Dino Melaye, yesterday, dragged the Independent National 19

June 23, 2017 8:33 PM Pakistan: Dozens Killed In Karachi, Peshawar Attacks

Four policemen were shot dead on Friday in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and financial capital. According to police sources, the policemen were observing the ‘iftar’ meal to break the daily Ramadan fast when three masked men on a motorbike shot them at close range and fled. The incident brought the death toll of terrorist attacks across the country 17

June 23, 2017 5:11 PM 4 policemen killed in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi

ISLAMABAD, June 23 (Xinhua) -- At least four policemen were killed by unknown gunmen in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday night, reported local Urdu TV Channel Samaa. The attack took place at about 8:00 p.m. local time when two gunmen riding on a motorbike opened fire at a police vehicle patrolling in the city, said the report. No further 16

June 23, 2017 11:05 AM Police confirm origin of deadly London tower fire

Police said on Friday that the fire that engulfed a London tower block killing at least 79 people started in a Hotpoint “WHR.N” fridge freezer and cladding on the building failed all safety tests. Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, “FF175BP”, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further tests 20

June 23, 2017 7:35 AM I have not been notified about recall process – Melaye

A statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it has notified Senator Dino Melaye about a petition from some voters in Kogi west senatorial district demanding his recall has been denied by the lawmaker. The national commissioner of INEC, Mohammed Haruna, in a statement said the commission deliberated on the petition at its weekly 12