BREAKING: Curfew imposed in Bayelsa

A Curfew has been imposed in Bayelsa State to check the ongoing riots in the state caused by the Judgement of the Supreme Court. The Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, said the curfew would last between 8am to 6am beginning from Friday to Sunday. He said a total number of 8 had already been arrested […]

Locust swarm: UN warns of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia

The East African region could be on the verge of a famine if huge swarms of locusts devouring crops and pasture are not brought under control, a top UN official has told the BBC. It would create a food crisis, Dominique Burgeon, director of emergencies for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), said. Ethiopia, […]

Rihanna restores our fate on R9 and says new music is coming

Rihanna Restores Our Faith in R9 and Finally Confirms She’s Recording New Music R9, is that you? After Rihanna failed to make good on her promise of new music in 2019, fans were losing hope for a follow-up to the singer’s Grammy-nominated album Anti. With a booming fashion and cosmetics empire at her fingertips, it seemed Rihanna’s focus really had shifted away from music for […]

Trump Calls For End To Student Loan Forgiveness Program

President Trump wants to end a popular student loan forgiveness program. Here’s what you need to know. End Student Loan Forgiveness Trump’s new annual budget calls for several changes to student loans, which are part of a $5.6 billion cut in funding to the U.S. Education Department. As in previous years, Trump repeated his call to […]

Antarctica temperature exceeds 20C for first time

Antarctica has exceeded 20C for the first time, after researchers logged a temperature of 20.75C on an island off the coast of the continent. Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer told AFP they had “never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica”. But he warned the temperature, logged on 9 February, was just one reading and not […]

Global defence spending is on the rise in an unstable world

In 2019 global defence spending rose by some 4% over 2018 – the highest year-on-year increase in a decade. The figures are included in this year’s Military Balance – the annual publication of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which is to be launched later this morning at the Munich Security Conference. Appropriately, defence […]

INEC Declares Diri winner of Bayelsa guber election

The coast is now clear for the Bayelsa State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Senator Douye Diri as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returns him elected with 143,172 votes. His declaration was in compliance with the judgment of the Supreme Court that disqualified the governor-elect and candidate of the […]

Power sector loss hits N1.7trillion

THE Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Thursday said that the entire market participants in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) recorded a total of N1.7 trillion tariff-related shortfall between 2015-2019. It insisted that in view of the fact that the core investors in electricity distribution companies (DisCos) are under contractual obligations to reduce the […]

Huawei: US issues new charges of racketeering and theft

The US has expanded its lawsuit against Huawei, accusing the Chinese telecoms giant of a “decades-long” plan to steal technology from US firms. Prosecutors said Huawei had violated the terms of partnerships with US companies and stolen trade secrets such as source code and robot technology. It adds to a list of other charges brought by […]