Thursday, 18th April 2024
Breaking News:


4 Dec
A Philippine military commander said Monday that a "massive" manhunt was underway for the assailants who bombed a Catholic mass in the country's restive south, killing four worshippers and wounding dozens. The blast, claimed by the Islamic State group, happened Sunday at Mindanao State University's gymnasium in Marawi, the country's largest Muslim city, which was…
6 Nov
Filipino widow Agatha Ando has learned to laugh again in the decade after Super Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the central Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving millions homeless. Fierce winds tore apart houses and toppled trees as tsunami-like waves whipped up by the storm obliterated mostly poor coastal communities on November 8, 2013.…
6 Oct 2023
Security patrols and sniffer dogs were deployed at dozens of Philippine airports Friday after the aviation regulator received a bomb threat against commercial planes.
12 Sep 2023
Buoyed by her latest acquittal, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa told AFP Tuesday that media freedom in the country has improved since former president Rodrigo Duterte left office, but there was still a "lot of work to do". Ressa, who was a vocal critic of Duterte and his deadly drug war, said the fear fostered by…
8 Jun 2023
A Philippine police officer has been jailed for up to 40 years for the kidnapping and killing of a South Korean businessman during former president Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, court documents seen by AFP on Thursday show.


58 mins ago
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday declared former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello wanted. The EFCC is prosecuting Bello over an allege money laundering of N80.2billion. The former governor was absent in court earlier today when the EFCC arraigned him. Bello’s arraignment is coming on the heels of a warrant of arrest…
1 hour ago
President Bola Tinubu has approved system-wide policies to comprehensively overhaul the education sector to improve learning and skill development, increase enrolment, and ensure the academic security of the nation's children. The approved policies are captured as DOTS, an acronym representing: Data Repository, Out-of-School Children Education, Teacher Training & Development, and Skill Development & Acquisition. According…
1 hour ago
A senior Revolutionary Guards general threatened on Thursday to target Israel's "nuclear facilities" if it strikes Iranian atomic sites, state media reported, anticipating retaliation for Tehran's unprecedented weekend attack.
1 hour ago
Some Directors of agencies under the Ministry of Aviation who were recently relieved of their appointments have dragged the federal government to an industrial court. They said their appointments were statutory and should be allowed to finish their tenure The complainants in separate suits filed by their lawyer, Patrice Akwara prayed to be reinstated or…
1 hour ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that Ukraine had an "urgent, critical need for more air defence", at a G7 foreign ministers' meeting on the Italian island of Capri.
2 hours ago
Magistrate Court in Ikorodu, has given an order for the DNA test to declare the paternity of late singer Mohbad's son, Liam. The court, after failed attempts to personally serve Wunmi, Mohbad's wife, with notice of a pending DNA test application, has ordered substituted means of service. The decision comes as the Aloba family, representing…
2 hours ago
Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the application by a former Anambra State Governor, Willie Maduabuchi Obiano which sought to quash the N40B money laundering charges brought against him by the federal government. The Judge in a ruling delivered on Thursday faulted and rejected all grounds upon which…
2 hours ago
Prince William returned Thursday to official duties, visiting a food charity and youth centre, in his first public engagements since his wife Catherine revealed a shock cancer diagnosis.
2 hours ago
Grammy-winning singers Ashanti and Nelly have revealed that they are expecting their first child together and have officially gotten engaged. Ashanti and Nelly’s love story spans over two decades. They first crossed paths at a Grammy Awards press conference in 2003. Back then, Ashanti playfully gave Nelly her autograph. This encounter led to them dating.…
3 hours ago
Netizens are reacting to Brymo's criticism of Tiwa Savage and Simi's latest collaboration, “These Men are Crazy” The controversial musician took to Tiwa's Instagram page to respond to her post, “Erm, Tiwa I did like to know the thoughts behind “men are crazy” line. “Because it's the one thing boys say in private, about your…