WORLD NEWS

US Evacuates Citizens From China_Jeff Omokhodion

US arranging charter flight to evacuate diplomats out of China amid coronavirus outbreak, official says… The US government is arranging a charter flight to evacuate diplomats from the Chinese city that has become ground zero for a new deadly strain of coronavirus, a US official with knowledge of the matter told CNN Saturday.The United States… Continue reading US Evacuates Citizens From China_Jeff Omokhodion

Transportation

NIGERIA SHIPPERS COUNCIL FELICITATES WITH NEW AIG MARINE COMMAND_Ada Nkong

The newly appointed Assistant Inspector General, (AIG) Marine Command, Muhammad Uba Kura, says,if revived, the Cargo Tracking Note, an initiative of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, has the potential to curb the activities of criminals.Kura made the remark when the Management of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, led by the Director, Consumer Affairs Department, Chief Cajetan C.… Continue reading NIGERIA SHIPPERS COUNCIL FELICITATES WITH NEW AIG MARINE COMMAND_Ada Nkong

Transportation

Ship Owners to Get Cabotage Vessel Fund_Ada Nkong

The two hundred million dollar Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) which was initially used to build faculties of maritime in different Nigerian Universities will now be applied to Ship owners directly. Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this at a briefing with newsmen in Lagos, Thursday , shortly after a meeting organized by NIMASA for… Continue reading Ship Owners to Get Cabotage Vessel Fund_Ada Nkong

MURDER · WORLD NEWS

An Alabama teen is accused of killing his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers before going to school_Omokhodion Jeff

An Alabama teenager has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers.The victims -- identified as Holli Christina Durham, age 36; Branson Durham, age 13; and Baron Durham, age 13 -- were found dead of apparent stab wounds inside a house in Munford, Alabama, the Talladega County Sheriff's Office said. The victims'… Continue reading An Alabama teen is accused of killing his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers before going to school_Omokhodion Jeff

DISASTER · ECONOMY · WORLD NEWS

East Africa Is Suffering It’s Worst Invasion Of Desert Locust in 25 Years_Omokhodion Jeff

The Horn of Africa has been hit by the worst invasion of desert locusts in 25 years, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday. The invasion poses an unprecedented threat to food security in the entire sub region, where over 19 million people in East Africa are already experiencing a high degree of… Continue reading East Africa Is Suffering It’s Worst Invasion Of Desert Locust in 25 Years_Omokhodion Jeff

POLITICS · WORLD NEWS

Trump scrambles after accidentally sharing Social Security plan_Ehiabhi Femi

After years in which Donald Trump assured the public that he'd never cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, the president adopted a different posture this week. Asked by CNBC's Joe Kernen whether "entitlements" would ever end up on his plate, Trump replied, "At some point they will be.... And at the right time, we will take… Continue reading Trump scrambles after accidentally sharing Social Security plan_Ehiabhi Femi

TECHNOLOGY · WORLD NEWS

Apple to begin iPhone 9 production in February, announcement coming in March_Ogar Erik

The assembly will reportedly be split between Taiwan-based manufacturers Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), Pegatron Corp and Winstron Corp. The report claims the iPhone 9 will have an iPhone 8-inspired design with a Touch ID home button, 4.7-inch screen and iPhone 11-matching Apple A13 Bionic chipset. We've seen conflicting reports, which suggest that the lower-cost… Continue reading Apple to begin iPhone 9 production in February, announcement coming in March_Ogar Erik

Transportation

Emergency Inspection: Amaechi Confirms Signs of Progress

Following an unsatisfactory level of completion of the Lagos- Ibadan railway as seen by the January inspection tour, the Honourable Minister for Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, summoned the Chairman, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Group, Zhao Dianlong for an emergency inspection of the rail project.The emergency inspection started at the Ebute Meta… Continue reading Emergency Inspection: Amaechi Confirms Signs of Progress

SPORTS · WORLD NEWS

Arsenal Women signs Caitlyn Foord_Ogar Erik

Arsenal have completed the signing of Caitlin Foord from Sydney FC in a late Women's Super League Deadline Day transfer. Arsenal had until midnight to finalise the deal due to FIFA regulations over foreign transfers.Foord leaves Sydney after seven-and-a-half seasons and becomes one of the first Westfield W-League players to move from a club in… Continue reading Arsenal Women signs Caitlyn Foord_Ogar Erik