Lagos State and other five states @ 50

Cross River, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers States were created on May 27 1967 by General Yakubu Gowon and General Murtala Mohammed. Cross River State (The People’s Paradise)   Cross River is a state in eastern Nigeria, in its South-South Geopolitical Zone, bordering Cameroon to the east. Its capital is Calabar, and name derived from the Cross River (Oyono), which passes through the state. … Continue reading Lagos State and other five states @ 50

In U.S. presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem’s Western Wall

President Donald Trump made a historic visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones. He was accompanied by the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinowitz, who said on Israel Radio that he recited two psalms with the U.S. leader. One of … Continue reading In U.S. presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem’s Western Wall

World Order 2.0

For nearly four centuries, since the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War, the concept of sovereignty—the right of nations to an independent existence and autonomy—has occupied the core of what international order there has been. This made sense, for as every century including the current one has witnessed, a world in which borders are forcibly violated is a world of instability and … Continue reading World Order 2.0

We’ll Never Allow Military Rule Again – APC Leader, Tinubu Vows to Resist Coup Plotters

The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says the nation will never allow the military to rule again, vowing that coup plotters will be resisted. He spoke on Monday at the Special Parliamentary Session to mark Lagos at 50 celebration at the State House of Assembly, Ikeja, Lagos, South-west Nigeria. He said the nation had gone too far to … Continue reading We’ll Never Allow Military Rule Again – APC Leader, Tinubu Vows to Resist Coup Plotters

Israel deploys 10,000 police officers for Trump’s visit

Trump will arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, whence he will fly by helicopter to Jerusalem to visit the Old City and Yad Vashem, and sleep in the King David Hotel’s presidential suite. Officers from the full range of regular and special patrol units including undercover units, border police and counterterrorism units will secure the visit, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. The … Continue reading Israel deploys 10,000 police officers for Trump’s visit

Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation has blamed the National Security Agency (NSA) for the recent ransomware cyber attack that has affected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The computer giant blamed NSA for storing data on software vulnerabilities which it discovered and such data was accessed by hackers. According to Microsoft, NSA (a military intelligence organization and a constituent of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) had … Continue reading Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

Bin Laden’s son Hamza threatens U.S. over father’s death

Osama bin Laden’s son reportedly seeks to avenge his father’s death and is poised to become the new leader of Al Qaeda. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death, Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, told CBS News in an interview that will air Sunday. “He tells him that…he remembers … Continue reading Bin Laden’s son Hamza threatens U.S. over father’s death

Tennis, rugby and basketball games this week

From the dusty red clay of Rome to the squared ropes in Madison Square Garden in New York, there will be lots of thrilling sporting moment to savour this week. TENNIS Rafael Nadal seems to have returned to his best form at his preferred time of the tennis season as he keeps racking up wins in the major clay court tournaments on the ATP Tour. … Continue reading Tennis, rugby and basketball games this week

Gunfire heard in two Ivory Coast cities in grip of mutiny

Gunfire was heard early Monday in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidjan and Bouake, in the grip of a mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers, AFP journalists and witnesses said. In the economic capital of Abidjan, shots were fired at two military camps in Akouedo in the east of the city, which together form the country’s largest military barracks, a nearby resident said. Sustained gunfire was also … Continue reading Gunfire heard in two Ivory Coast cities in grip of mutiny

Network failure, other issues mar JAMB

Candidates for the 2017 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, examination that began yesterday poured out their frustration over what they described as poor preparation by JAMB as most centres visited started late and had network failure among other issues. Sunday Vanguard reporters who visited some centres in Lagos observed that aside the delay that characterised the start up in some centres, two hours behind … Continue reading Network failure, other issues mar JAMB