Poor budgetary allocation, redundant agencies kill science, technology development in Nigeria
There is no gainsaying that Nigeria is not just a developing country but also one of the nations with very low human development index (HDI)...
Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess
Thailand's election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially serious blow to the political aspirations of the kingdom's powerful Shinawatra clan.
Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM
Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan, just days after a stern royal command rebuking her candidacy was issued by her brother, the king.
Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party
A Thai princess will stand as a candidate for prime minister in upcoming elections for a party run by the divisive Shinawatra political clan, a stunning twist that deals a blow to the ruling junta's hopes of maintaining its grip on politics.
Cheek-Piercing Festival Of Phuket People Of Thailand
Every October, the Thai Chinese people of Phuket, Thailand celebrate the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. This festival is a reminder that the Nine Emperor Gods rescued them from a fatal illness that ravaged them in the 19th century. Although its origin is largely unknown, that it was started by a Chinese opera group in Kathu has…
Thai political party jigsaw attracts new faces, veteran names
Famous golfer Thongchai Jaidee, a former beauty queen and veteran politicians were among those who flocked to new parties in Thailand Sunday as a jigsaw of alliances formed ahead of the country's much-anticipated poll in February. The Thai junta that seized power in 2014 partially eased restrictions on electioneering ahead of the promised vote, allowing…
Leah Sharibu as albatross
The debate over payment or no payment of ransom to the abductors of the Dapchi girls will continue to pale into insignificance until Miss Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl who has reportedly failed to deny her faith is released alive. She has become the core issue and indeed an albatross on the neck of…
11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar
An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday.
Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge
Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world.
Thailand cave rescue
On June 23, 12 young footballers aged between 11 and 16 and their 25 year-old coach ventured into the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand after completing a session of football practice and became trapped when heavy rains flooded the cave. The boys and their coach who are all members of a local association football…