At least 15 students die in India fire
At least 15 students died Friday in a fire in a building in India housing a college, officials said, with images on television and social media showing people jumping to escape the blaze.
Modi plots course after landslide Indian election win
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was meeting party allies and members of his cabinet Friday to plot a course for his second term after a landslide victory left the once-mighty Gandhi dynasty licking its wounds.
Buhari congratulates India’s Modi on election victory
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory. A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Thursday, quoted President Buhari as describing India as Nigeria’s largest trade partner and expressed appreciation over the…
Modi claims India poll victory, vows 'inclusive' future
Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory Thursday in India's general election and vowed an "inclusive" future, with his party headed for a landslide win to crush the Gandhi dynasty's comeback hopes.
India's Modi on course for big election win
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on the course Thursday for a major victory in the world's largest election, with early trends suggesting an even bigger win for his Hindu nationalist party than in 2014.
Local production will curb extreme poverty, epidemics, says Onu
The Minster of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has emphasised the need for Nigeria to engage in local production to help boost the economy and solve many challenges ravaging the country. He said there is no reason for Nigeria to continue spending huge money in importing herbal products from other countries, “ when we…
India gender-row sprinter Chand says she is gay
Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand revealed Sunday that she is gay, becoming the first athlete from the socially conservative country to do so, and adding she feared being ostracised by her family after the admission.
Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone
Millions of people are living without power or shelter in eastern India, a week after a devastating cyclone hit the region, officials said Saturday, as reports emerged of angry survivors protesting over the slow pace of relief.
257 poems submitted for Pius Adesanmi anthology
Nduka Otiono and Uchechukwu Umezurike, editors of the proposed anthology, Wreaths for a Wayfarer, in memory of Professor Pius Adesanmi, which will be published in the last quarter of the year by Daraja Press (Canada) and Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) respectively, have received 257 poems from within and outside Africa. The submissions by established and budding poets…
Loan app offered N9b to SMEs in two years
An instant loan app, Branch International, has offered about N9 billion to Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs) in Nigeria to boost economic growth, especially in the informal sector. For easy access to financial services, the app enables customers to borrow between N1000 and N200, 000 using their smart phone. According to the firm, customers can borrow…
Two dead as monster cyclone batters eastern India
Two people died Friday after Cyclone Fani slammed into eastern India, officials said, as the storm sent coconut trees flying, blew away food stands and cut off power and water.