Oil Search 2017 profit surges; outlines PNG expansion
Australia’s Oil Search on Tuesday reported near threefold rise in annual core profit, underpinned by robust sales and rising oil and gas prices.
8 boxers make final cut for 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has picked eight boxers to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia following the final trials ahead of the Games. The final trials took place at the Brai Ayonote Gymnasium at the National Stadium in Lagos on Friday, where 16 boxers slugged it out for…
Commonwealth Games: Coach optimistic NTTF men’s team will win
Nasiru Bello, National Coach of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has expressed the optimism that the men’s team would win laurels in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria will feature in table tennis event in the games tagged 2018 Gold Coast holding in Australia from April 4 to…
D’Tigress to battle Turkey, Argentina, Australia
Nigeria’s women national basketball team, D’Tigress, has been grouped alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia in the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup billed to hold in Tenerife, Spain from September 22 to 30. At a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain, Nigeria was drawn in Group B for…
Federer wins sixth Australian Open, 20th Grand Slam
The champion won the first set on two breaks of Cilic’s serve. In the second set, Cilic opened serving and held to lead 1-0 but Roger had to stave off three break points to level 1 game apiece.
Kyrgios wins in Brisbane
Australia's Nick Kyrgios displayed a newly acquired discipline in his title victory in Brisbane, when he defeated a weary Ryan Harrison, 6/4; 6/2. The opportunity for his maiden title on home soil came from his defeat of the defending champion, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, 3/6; 6/1; 6/4. America’s Ryan Harrison reached the final when he…
Australian prime minster fined for not wearing life jacket in boat
Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was fined 250 Australian dollars (195 dollars) for not wearing a life jacket while moving his dinghy on Sydney harbour, a local media reported on Friday.
First gay marriages take place in Australia
Australia's first gay weddings took place Saturday, ushering in a new era after the country's marriage equality law came into effect this month. The historic reforms were given royal assent on December 8, the final step in a process that began with a national postal vote in September. There was supposed to be a 30-day…
Australian lawmaker proposes to gay partner in parliament
A gay Australian lawmaker popped the question to his partner in parliament on Monday, with the first ever proposal in the chamber coming shortly after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced.