Monday, October 16, 2017
Advertisement
    Three killed as hurricane Ophelia hits UK

Three killed as hurricane Ophelia hits UK

The storm of Hurricane Ophelia has killed three people in the United Kingdom, as the Irish Republic’s Electricity Supply Board confirms that 360,000 homes are now out of power.Ireland and Wales are the major areas of the UK currently affected by the storm, which is estimated to hit a speed of 175 kilometres per hour.The skies over London, Brighton, and [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    EXTRA: Co-founder of al-Shabab donates blood to victims of bomb attack

EXTRA: Co-founder of al-Shabab donates blood to victims of bomb attack

Mukhtar Robow, one of the founders of the al-Shabab militant group, has donated blood to survivors of the truck bombing in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.At least 276 people were killed, while 300 got injured in one of the deadliest attacks to hit the conflict-torn nation.Residents of Somali capital, while wearily accustomed to regular bombs and attacks by militants, have been [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    You must not kill Nigerians, Zuma tells South Africans

You must not kill Nigerians, Zuma tells South Africans

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa says the killing of Nigerians by South Africans must stop.The high rate of killings has been very worrisome. Just last week, two Nigerians were allegedly killed by South African police. Five Nigerians who sustained injuries in the attack were still in the hospital as of Friday.Speaking in Owerri, Imo state capital, during a two-day [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    It’s Weah vs Liberian VP in runoff election

It’s Weah vs Liberian VP in runoff election

George Weah, retired footballer, will face Vice-President Joseph Boakai in a runoff election slated for November 7.Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the national election commission, announced this on Sunday.Although Weah took the lead with 39 percent of the votes and Boakai 29.1 percent, 50-percent is required to win the first round of election.Twenty candidates contested in the election to succeed outgoing [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    Nothing can stop my victory, says George Weah’s opponent

Nothing can stop my victory, says George Weah’s opponent

Vice-President Joseph Boakai of Liberia says nothing can stop his victory in the presidential election.George Weah, retired footballer, is Boakai's main opponent in the election. As of Saturday, Boakai of the ruling Unity Party was still the first runner-up with 334,162 votes representing 29.6 percent of the votes so far processed.Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was leading [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    Four killed as jet crashes in Cote d’Ivoire

Four killed as jet crashes in Cote d’Ivoire

At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the International Airport in Cote d’Ivoire’s main City, Abidjan.Rescue workers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces and came to rest near the beach.Two other bodies were visible in the wreckage.The plane frequently carries French military personnel and [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram in Niger

Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram in Niger

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of its soldiers from Niger.According to NAN, the troops had been helping local forces fight Boko Haram insurgents in the region.The development comes after the US slammed a travel ban on its citizens.Chad defence officials have not given a reason for this action, but it is believed that it could weaken the fight against the insurgents.Residents [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    George Weah takes early lead in Liberia election

George Weah takes early lead in Liberia election

George Weah, football icon, is in an early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday's presidential elections in Liberia.The results were released by Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia.The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 percent of the total 5,390 polling units across the country were announced, NAN [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    UAE cuts diplomatic ties with North Korea

UAE cuts diplomatic ties with North Korea

The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that it was ending the mission of North Korea’s non-resident ambassador and terminating its own envoy’s services in Pyongyang, capital of North Korea.The UAE would also stop issuing new visas or company licenses to North Korean citizens, the foreign ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency WAM.Several thousand North Korean [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
    US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States has announced its plan to withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) over “anti-Israel bias”.Heather Nauert, state department spokeswoman, who disclosed this on Thursday, said Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s outgoing director-general, had been informed of the decision.“This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in [...]

0 comments Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

Oct 16,2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45487.18428.32
LAGOS362475427
KANO363477428
PH364476427
ABUJA362480426
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement