Nigerian army to commence ‘Operation Crocodile Smile 2’ in Niger Delta

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian army on Monday said it will carry out training exercises in the restive southern Niger Delta, where attacks...

Nigeria’s presidential, parliamentary election to hold on Feb. 16, 2019

  ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's next presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on Feb. 16, 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on its...

Over two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

A total of over two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious...
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Nigeria’s Adesina emerges 2017 World Food Prize Laurette

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate at a ceremony at the...

Lagos, 13th most expensive city in the World

Lagos has been rated the 13th most expensive city in the world, says Mercer, the world’s largest human resource consulting firm. The consulting firm also...

World’s most expensive bag, Birkin sells for $380,000 at auction

A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world's most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly...

Zuckerberg speaks at Harvard grads, urge students to build a world...

Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to...

Ethiopia’s Tedros named WHO’s DG, first African to get job

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African...

Miss District of Columbia crowned as Miss USA

The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday...

France gets new president: Emmanuel Macron, inauguration

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated Sunday as France's new president at the Elysee Palace in Paris, and immediately launched into his mission to shake up...

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: EU Police

Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number could grow when people return to work on Monday, the...

‘The kidnap, rescue of Chibok school girls, 3 years later in...

Nigeria's government says 82 Chibok schoolgirls are free more than three years after a mass abduction by Boko Haram extremists. It is the second...

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