Monday, August 8, 2022

US surveillance powers expire as Senate deal fails

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The legal authority for US spy agencies to bulk collect Americans' phone data has expired, after the Senate failed to reach a deal. Republican presidential...

Inferno kills 69 in Nigeria

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Sixty Nine persons were burnt to death yesterday in Onitsha when a trailer carrying petrol lost control and exploded into the Asaba Motor Park at...

FIFA mess: South Africa ‘admits $10m football payout’

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South Africa did pay $10m (£6.5m) to a football body led by Jack Warner, a figure at the centre of Fifa corruption allegations, local...

Porn, adware found on former FBI web domains

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Websites overseen by the FBI have been briefly used to offer visitors porn or links seeded with adware. Some of the sites involved were seized...

Silk Road drug website founder Ross Ulbricht jailed

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The founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison in the US. Federal prosecutors said Ross Ulbricht's...

U.S Vice President’s son Beau dies of brain cancer

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Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer. The 46-year-old was taken to hospital earlier...

Kofi Annan charges Buhari to strengthen public institutions – SEE STATEMENT

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For the first time in Nigeria’s history, an elected president is today handing power to another elected president following an election that was, by...

FULL TEXT: Buhari’s Inaugural SPEECH

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Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015 I am...

Gunmen kill at least 19 in Pakistan bus raid

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Gunmen in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province have attacked two buses, killing at least 19 passengers, officials have said. The province's Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said...

AfDB scaled up project funding to $ 7.6b in 2014

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The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) realised a 15.3 per cent increase in its operations turnover in 2014 despite the challenging global and regional...