Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines
A typhoon that swept across remote villages and popular tourist areas of the central Philippines on Christmas Day claimed at least 16 lives
Sanwo-Olu frees six inmates, commuted three on death row to life
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Christmas Day signed two Executive Orders, with one setting free six inmates at different prisons.
Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of 'unconditional love'
Pope Francis ushered in Christmas on Wednesday for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics with a message of unconditional love, saying "God continues to love us all
Seven killed in Boko Haram attack near Chibok on Christmas eve
Boko Haram jihadists have killed seven people on Christmas Eve in a raid on a Christian village near the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local militia and residents told AFP Wednesday. Dozens of fighters driving trucks and motorcycles stormed into Kwarangulum late Tuesday, shooting fleeing residents and burning homes after looting food…
Christmas: El-Zakzaky Shiites group attends Church service, presents gift
Members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly called Shiites on Wednesday attended a Christmas Church service at Church of the Advent, Samaru, Zaria. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after the service, the leader of the team, Prof. Isa Hassan-Mshelgaru said the essence of attending the service was…
White-bearded 'Merry Christmas' bank robber throws cash at passers-by
A white-bearded man robbed a bank two days before Christmas, but threw the stolen cash in the air and wished passers-by a merry Christmas, US media reported. Colorado police confirmed in a statement an "older white male" robbed the Academy Bank in Colorado Springs after threatening workers with an unidentified weapon and leaving with an…
Get Schooled: Myths And Quick Facts About Christmas
We are here again, another Christmas to celebrate and as expected, everyone is excited as we get ready for the festivities. We agree that Christmas is a time to celebrate and show some love but it should also be the time to be informed. Despite Christmas' popularity among Christians and non-Christians alike, little-known facts like…
Governors preach love, care, peace, tolerance, others at Yuletide
State governors across the country yesterday felicitated with Christians on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebrations, urging them to promote love, unity, peace, tolerance, care for one another and exhibit other godly virtues.
Fare hike compounding hardship, travellers lament
The scene at Mazamaza, Lagos-Badagry expressway, yesterday morning was unusually busy, 48 hours to Christmas. But as against the norm where the park should be buzzing with excited passengers and energetic transporters...
An xmas: Without glitz and glamour
It is surprising that of many past joys that are now being forgotten across the world especially in Nigeria, the popular Christian festival known as Christmas celebrated to mark the birth of Jesus is also gradually losing its taste.