Partial government shutdown over budget impasse grips US capital
An air of chaos enveloped Washington Saturday as the US government kicked off the holidays by partially shutting down, following the failure of leaders to pass a federal spending bill as negotiations stalled over Donald Trump's demand for money to build a US-Mexico border wall.
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…
Senior US congressman shot at Virginia baseball practice
At least five people people including a top Republican congressman were wounded in a Washington suburb early Wednesday morning when a shooting erupted as they practiced for an annual baseball game between lawmakers.
At climate summit in Washington, UN says it’s time to take action to next level
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has challenged countries to concrete action to actualize their commitments, saying “it is time to take climate action to the next level.”
Guard shot dead at US Census Bureau
A US Census Bureau guard was shot and killed by a suspect who fled and was injured in a shootout, the Washington Post reported. The Census Bureau confirmed on Twitter that there had been "an incident at the Suitland Federal Center and there is an ongoing investigation." Suitland is in Maryland and the suspect later…