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January 19, 2018 3:20 PM Gunmen abduct two brothers, five others in Niger

The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Dibal Yakadi, on Firday said gunmen kidnapped seven people in Munya Local Government area of the state. Yakadi in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said two brothers, Alhaji Garba Yakassai and Alhaji Umar Yakassai and five others were kidnapped on two different occasions. He said that Garba and Umar were kidnapped 18

January 17, 2018 2:29 PM Police Threaten To Impound Vehicles With Concealed Number Plates In Niger

The Niger State Police Command has said that it will soon commence impounding vehicles with concealed number plates, adding that the drivers of such vehicles will be arrested and prosecuted. The police, in a statement, said the illegal concealment of vehicle number plates had been traced to increasing cases of kidnapping and other criminal acts in the state 21

January 17, 2018 12:29 PM Number of househusbands in Korea hits record high in 2016

More men appear to be doing household chores, and the number of men taking on the role of full-time househusbands peaked in 2016, a state statistics agency reported Wednesday. According to Statistics Korea, on Wednesday, the number of men in charge of child-rearing and housework amounted to 170,000 last year, marking the highest since the ministry started 17

January 17, 2018 11:18 AM Australian Open: 2018 Top Seed Rafael Nadal beats Leonardo Mayer

Top seed Rafael Nadal progressed to the last 32 of the Australian Open with a straight-set victory over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer in Melbourne. The Spaniard, 31, beat world number 52 Mayer 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-4) in two hours 38 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Mayer responded to a Nadal break in the final set with one of his own, before the 2009 champion took the tie-break 18

January 17, 2018 10:13 AM US Secretary Of State Comes To Trumps Rescue Over “Shithole Country Saga”

Recall that on Thursday, U.S. media reported that President Trump behind closed doors made a statement, in which he called Haiti and African states “shithole countries.” “We have very positive relationship with African nations, we share a number of security issues. “We share a number of economic development issues and I think those leaders know that the United 19

January 14, 2018 5:38 PM NAF takes delivery of 5 new aircraft from Pakistan

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has taken delivery of five new trainer aircraft which also marks the final batch of the 10 aircraft ordered by the Federal Government from Pakistan. The aircraft, a Super Mushshak brand, and fitted with digital glass cockpit, are said to be capable of being used for acrobatics training. NAF, director of public relations 17

January 12, 2018 11:25 AM Nigeria ended 2017 with 101,695 domain names

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) said on Friday that 101,695 domain names existed in the country’s domain registry as at 2017, up from 76,907 names recorded in 2016. The President of NIRA, Mr. Sunday Folayan, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday. Folayan said that in December 21

January 12, 2018 6:36 AM NYSC introduces new payment system for prospective corps members

The management of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced the new payment method for all prospective corps members. The Scheme introduced use of remita to make payment easier for corps members, via the NYSC official portal. Below is the complete procedures on how to make payment on NYSC portal, using the Remita pay option. 1. PCM should go to the portal 28

January 11, 2018 10:18 AM Dangote tops Africa’s rich list for 7th year

Buoyed by rising stock markets and commodity prices, Africa’s billionaires are collectively wealthier than a year ago. The 23 billionaires that Forbes found in Africa – up from 21 billionaires last year — are worth a combined $75.4 billion, compared to $70 billion in January 2017. The richest African, for the seventh year in a row, is Nigerian cement 39

January 11, 2018 8:21 AM Namibia bans food imports from cholera-hit Zambia

The Namibian government, on Thursday, provisionally banned the import of all perishable food, fish, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighbouring Zambia, which has been hit by a cholera outbreak. The ban came into effect on Monday and will stay until the situation in Zambia returns to normal, an official from the Ministry of Health and Social 18