More than 60 people were killed and scores wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, the deadliest attack in Kabul in recent months [Wakil Kohsar/AFP]

Afghanistan halts independence festivities after wedding massacre

Kabul, Afghanistan – For weeks, Afghan cities had been preparing to celebrate the 100th independence anniversary on Monday. There were billboards of King Amanullah Khan and multicoloured lights strewn across trees and roundabouts. The Afghan flag flapped in the wind, hanging from cars. But that collective sense of joy came to an end at 10:40pm on …

Kushner, centre, Trump's son-in-law, is said to be the main architect of a proposed $50bn economic plan [File: Carlos Barria/Reuters]

Trump: US peace plan likely to be released after Israel election

United States President Donald Trump has said he would likely wait until after Israel’s September 17 elections before releasing the long-awaited peace plan for the region that was designed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is said to be the main architect of a proposed $50bn economic plan for Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon. The …

BBNaija: Joe, Enkay Evicted From Big Brother House

Housemates, Joe Abdallah and Ede Nkechiyere aka Enkay have been evicted from the fourth edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show. While Enkay was part of the losing team ‘The Icons’, Joe was part of the winning team ‘Cruisetopia’. However, Diane, who possessed the power of the chance card, removed Sir Dee and placed Joe up …

Abuja Lawyer Dies After Fatal Cosmetic Surgery

Controversy has rocked a private medical facility in Abuja following the death of a lawyer after cosmetic surgery. The death of an Abuja based businesswoman, Barr. Enobong Akpabio who died after complications from a body surgery at a private medical facility in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is now a subject of controversy. According to …

University Of Ibadan Announces Date For Post-UTME Screening

University Of Ibadan Announces Date For Post-UTME Screening

The University of Ibadan in Oyo State, southwest Nigeria, has Friday, September 06 and Saturday, September 07, 2019 for its post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening into all courses/programmes for the 2019/2020 academic year. Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi, the Registrar of the University of Ibadan Registrar, made this known in a statement. The University of Ibadan …

Liverpool Beat Tottenham 2-0 To Win UEFA Champions League

Liverpool Release Squad List To Face Chelsea In UEFA Super Cup

Ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea at Besiktas PArt in Turkey, the Reds have released their full squad list. The Champions League champions released a list of 23 players to face the UEFA Europa League holders on their official website on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp’s men head to the game following …

NDLEA 2019 recruitment

NDLEA Reveals Surprising Means Nigerian Youths Get High Now

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lamented how difficult it is to fight drug abuse amongst the youths as many of them look for other means to get intoxicated as a substitution for banned drugs. This was made known by the Head of Drug Reduction of the NDLEA in Adamawa State, Shehu Dankolo while speaking …

Presidency denies assigning portfolios to ministers

President Buhari Gives CBN New Directive

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation. This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu. In the statement, Shehu said the president gave the directive is to ensure the steady improvement in agricultural production and attainment of …