Friday, 1st December 2023


8 hours ago
On issues ranging from human rights to Ukraine, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's record has raised alarm bells in Washington, but each time US officials decided the concerns should not derail the relationship, Modi now faces his biggest risk yet after US prosecutors allege that an Indian government official directed an assassination attempt on US…
4 days ago
Indian officials have repeatedly promised 41 men trapped in a collapsed Himalayan tunnel for more than two weeks will be safe, but desperate relatives say they are pinning hopes on prayer.
4 days ago
At least 18 people were killed in lightning strikes across western India's Gujarat state during unseasonably intense storms on Sunday, officials said.
23 Nov
Ambulances were on standby Thursday morning as Indian rescuers dug through the final metres of debris separating them from 41 workers trapped in a collapsed road tunnel for nearly two weeks.
16 Nov
Indian rescuers said Thursday that a powerful new drilling machine had been deployed as efforts to free 40 workers trapped in a collapsed road tunnel entered their fifth day.
10 Nov
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks Friday in New Delhi seeking to bolster India as a regional counterweight to China and win backing for its position on Israel's war with Hamas.
2 Nov
India's cyber security unit is investigating allegations by opposition politicians of attempted phone tapping after they reported receiving Apple iPhone warnings of "state-sponsored attackers", media reported Thursday.
31 Oct
Thailand will offer visa-free entry to tourists from India and Taiwan, the prime minister announced Tuesday, as the government seeks to rebuild the key tourism sector after it was battered by the pandemic.
30 Oct
The death toll from a homemade bomb blast during a Christian prayer meeting in India has risen to three, police said Monday, as authorities questioned a man claiming responsibility.
23 Oct
Officials on Monday reported the deaths of 10 people who died of heart attacks in India’s western state of Gujarat after the ”Garba” dance during the ongoing Navratri Hindu festival.
19 Oct
Google plans to manufacture its flagship Pixel 8 smartphone in India, CEO Sundar Pichai said Thursday, joining a growing list of global tech companies limiting their supply chains' dependence on China.
6 Oct
At least 40 people have died in flash floods inundating India's northeast, officials said Friday, as army teams plotted helicopter rescues for more of the thousands stranded in the deluge.


13 mins ago
The Edo State government in partnership with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has trained 29 virtually impaired people in digital technology to empower and help them facilitate employment. At the graduation ceremony/summit under the theme, “Fostering Digital Inclusion to Empower and Facilitate Employment for Visually Impaired Persons held on Thursday, Dr Detlef Barth, Team Leader,…
17 mins ago
Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the release of 150 inmates in the maximum Correctional Centre in Kano. The release, according to the Minister was part of President Tinubu's renewed hope mantra tailored towards decongesting the correctional centres nationwide. The Minister represented by the Assistant Director, Dr…
20 mins ago
The Governor of Enugu, Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, met on Thursday with the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Hasan Abubakar, and other security bigwigs in a bid to strengthen security in the state.
22 mins ago
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday accused the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) of fueling the violent protests and mass possession of major streets in Kano against the judgment of the Appeal Court that sacked Governor Abba Kabiru Yusuf. The court had affirmed Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress APC as…
24 mins ago
The Commissioner for tertiary education in Lagos State, Hon. Tolani Sule, has emphasised the need for fostering collaborations between technology and tertiary institutions.
24 mins ago
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to grab the investments from the climate funds. Okonjo-Iweala made this call on Friday at the ongoing 28th meetings of the COP28 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and suggested that Nigeria as a country needs to commence…
27 mins ago
With the estimated N3.5 trillion annual post-harvest loss of agricultural produce in Nigeria, the effort of the government to accelerate policies and program implementation on food sustainability may not yield positive results. Country Director, Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), Dr. Godwin Atser made the observation yesterday while inspecting the post-harvest technology intervention during Kano State Agro-Pastoral…
30 mins ago
A priest in charge of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish in Umuekebi, Osuoweerre autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, Rev Fr Kingsley Eze, has been kidnapped by gunmen.
31 mins ago
The China-African International Economic and Trade Promotion Council and the Kano Business Community have mutually agreed to promote agricultural commodities trade. The exchange trade partnership is intended to explore the exportation of the local agricultural value chain from Kano to the Republic of China, and the import of sustainable technology solutions to Nigeria. Addressing a…
1 hour ago
In a move to assess the dilapidated state of the abandoned St. Finbarrs Road, the Committee on Works of the Lagos State House of Assembly, led by Hon. Desmond Elliot, has conducted an inspection to gain firsthand knowledge and assess the urgent intervention needed in the Akoka Community yesterday.