Turkey building collapse death toll hits 14
The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul has climbed to 14, a Turkish government minister said Friday.
Nigeria compiling list of festivals nationwide to boost tourism - Minister
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his Ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures. The Minister disclosed this in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday while speaking at the ongoing 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference…
'Zero' doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder
Two key US Republican senators said Tuesday after a briefing by the CIA's director they have "zero" doubt Saudi Arabia's crown prince directed the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The explosive new declarations by members of President Donald Trump's party run counter to the White House narrative downplaying possible links between Crown Prince Mohammed…
Queen Loveth wins Modelslink Best Model Nigeria 2018
After a keenly contested grand finale, the organisers of the prestigious modelling competition, Best Model Nigeria, have crowned Miss Loveth Akpan winner of Best Model Nigeria 2018. The ceremony was held recently in Lagos to the delight of guests and members of the press, who turned out for the show. The president and co-founder of…
160 workers freed after Istanbul airport protest
Turkey has freed 160 workers out of almost 600 who were arrested following a protest over work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site for Istanbul's third airport. Hundreds of labourers were arrested late on Friday as the security forces sought to break up a demonstration outside Istanbul Grand Airport, a huge development which…
Peacock unveils discounted fares, incentives for summer travels
As the summer travels season kicks into high gear, Peacock Travels Limited, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading airlines, has announced a package of promotional fares and incentives to ensure hassle-free travels. The heavily discounted fares, some as low as N319, 999 for return trips, have been carefully selected to cover a wide…
Istanbul building in spectacular collapse after heavy rains
A four-storey residential building in central Istanbul on Tuesday collapsed into a cloud of dust in front of watching media, after several hours perching on a ledge following heavy rains that destroyed its foundation.
Istanbul attacker 'fought for IS in Syria'
The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub had fought in Syria for Islamic State jihadists, a report said on Tuesday, as Turkish authorities intensified their hunt for the attacker.
2016: the year in review
Aleppo, migrant crises, Muhammad Ali's death and persistent terror attacks on Turkey capital Istanbul all left sad landmarks on 2016.
Double Istanbul bombings kill 29 after football game
Twenty-nine people, mainly police, were killed and 166 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game. A car bomb detonated outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium on the shores of the Bosphorus after the Super…