UN to support tsunami-hit Indonesia – Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” at the loss of lives, injuries and damages caused by the tsunami that struck the Indonesian coast on Saturday night. Guterres, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Indonesia. The UN chief […]


SA sends condolences to Indonesia following deadly tsunami

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has urged South Africans with family members in Indonesia whom they cannot contact or locate, to contact the department’s 24-hour switchboard number at 012 351 1000. This follows a tsunami in Indonesia that struck the coastal towns on the Sunda Strait on Saturday, 22 December 2018. The South African Embassy in Jakarta is […]


Tata Motors assures UK PM May of JLR commitment: Report

The report comes amid reports of JLR being forced to make job cuts, shedding more than 1,000 agency staff and putting 2,000 workers at its Castle Bromwich plant in the West Midlands on a three-day week. owner Tata Motors has reportedly assured Prime Minister Theresa May of the company’s commitment to Britain’s automotive industry despite the ongoing turmoil of Brexit. […]

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Israelis pay respects to Rona Ramon

Students inspired by Ramon Foundation projects pay tribute to a woman who encouraged them to ‘look farther afield to create a better society’ Thousands of people filed by the coffin of Rona Ramon, the widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, at the Peres Innovation Center in Tel Aviv on Wednesday morning. “I would define Rona Ramon’s life as a tragedy […]


Yuletide: Commuters angry over high transport fares in Lagos

A cross section of commuters in Lagos State are angry over high transport fares, blaming drivers for not being considerate as the yuletide draws near. The commuters told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos that it had become almost unbearable as the increase in fares were between 50 percent and more than 100 percent. Joyce Obi, […]

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Buhari salutes ECOWAS leaders for promoting peace, development

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for their efforts in promoting peace, stability, and development in the sub-region. Buhari, who is the current Chairman of ECOWAS, made the commendation while declaring open the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja. […]

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APC receives 5,000 decampees from PDP, others, in Omu-Aran, Kwara

No fewer than 5,000 people from different parties in Kwara South Senatorial District on Saturday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally in Omu-Aran, Kwara, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The decampees, majorly from the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP), were received and presented with their membership cards at the APC campaign flag-off in respect of Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero […]


Kano govt. Immunize 102,403 Children in Dala LG

The Kano State Government has immunised 102,403 children from age zero to five years in the last round of polio campaign in Dala Local Government Area of the state. This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Dala Local Government, Alhaji Haruna Gunduwawa, in Kano on Friday. He said that there were no reports of rejection […]


Hotel history: Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter

Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was a pioneering American woman architect and interior designer whose distinct architectural knowledge was steeped in the culture and landscape of the Southwest. As the architectural historian for the Fred Harvey Company, she designed hotels, restaurants, gift shops and rest areas along the major routes of the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway from 1902 until […]