April 2024

Fubara Visits Site Of East-West Road Inferno, Promises Aid To Victim’s Family

Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara visited the site of the tanker explosion that killed an unconfirmed number of persons in Eleme Local Government Area. The Governor was accompanied by the Commissioner for Police, Olatunji Disu,and the Commissioner for Energy, Maximus Nwafor. The inferno engulfed over 50 vehicles, with some bodies found burnt beyond recognition in

‘No Plans’ To Sell TikTok, ByteDance Insists

Chinese tech giant ByteDance has said it has no plans to sell TikTok after a new US law put it on a deadline to divest from the hugely popular video platform or have it banned in the United States. US lawmakers set the nine-month deadline on national security grounds, alleging that TikTok can be used

Copper Price Tops $10,000 For First Time In Two Years

Copper prices rallied above $10,000 per tonne for the first time in two years, propelled by soaring global demand and tight supplies. The price of copper breaching the key level for the first time since April 2022 to peak at just over $10,028. The base metal is in the spotlight after mining giant BHP launched

US Troops To Leave Chad In Second African State Withdrawal

The United States will withdraw some troops from Chad, the Pentagon has said, days after Washington agreed to move forces out of neighboring Niger. The US has approximately 100 troops stationed in Chad as part of its strategy to combat extremism in West Africa. “USAFRICOM is currently planning to reposition some US military forces from

Nearly 282 Million People Faced Acute Hunger In 2023 – Report

Food insecurity worsened around the world in 2023, with some 282 million people suffering from acute hunger due to conflicts, particularly in Gaza and Sudan, UN agencies and development groups said. Extreme weather events and economic shocks also added to the number of those facing acute food insecurity, which grew by 24 million people compared

Liverpool Lose 2-0 To Everton In Blow To Premier League Title Bid

Everton secured their first win in a Merseyside derby at Goodison Park since 2010 to leave Liverpool’s Premier League title aspirations in ruins after a 2-0 defeat on Wednesday. Defeat leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men still three points adrift of leaders Arsenal and only one point in front of defending champions Manchester City, who have two

Celine Dion Gives Health Update In Rare Interview

Canadian pop megastar Celine Dion, who suffers from a rare neurological disorder, said in her first interview since announcing the career-sidelining diagnosis that she is well, but taking life “one day at a time.” Dion, 56, first disclosed in December 2022 that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, which causes stiff muscles in

FCCPC Grills Chinese Supermarket Owners Over Discrimination Against Nigerians

Operatives of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), quizzed owners of a Chinese supermarket in Abuja over alleged discriminatory practices against Nigerians. FCCPC operatives also conducted an inspection of the facility, even as investigation progresses. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the Federal Government agency said, “Owners of the Abuja Chinese Supermarket

US seeks 3 years prison for Binance founder Zhao

U.S. prosecutors want Changpeng Zhao, the founder and former chief executive of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, to serve three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to violating laws against money laundering. Prosecutors made the request in a filing in Seattle federal court. They said sentencing Zhao to twice the maximum 18 months

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