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Financial Crisis Hits Nigerian Embassies Worldwide

Financial Crisis Hits Nigerian Embassies Worldwide

Nigerian diplomatic missions across the world are on the verge of being evacuated from their bases as they are facing challenges of inability to pay home-based officers’ allowances, local staff salaries, rent for residences, chanceries and other staff official quarters. According to the Senate, with these myriad of issues and financial woes, the collective and

Referendum: ‘Catalonia has won right to statehood’

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the region has won the right to statehood following Sunday’s contentious referendum which was marred by violence. He said the door had been opened to a unilateral declaration of independence. Hundreds of people were injured as Spanish police used force to try to block voting. The Spanish government had pledged

Catalan referendum: ‘Hundreds hurt’ as police try to stop voters

Catalan emergency officials say 761 people have been injured as police used force to try to block voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum. The Spanish government had pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country’s constitutional court. Police officers prevented some people from voting, and seized ballot papers and boxes at polling

Google announces introduction of five more products

Google has announced introduction of  five additional products that would enable internet users to access information with ease. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made this known in an interactive session with some internet users including journalists in Lagos on Friday. Kola-Ogunlade listed the products to include Gboard, Health

Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder and pop culture icon, dead at 91

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. announced. He was 91. “Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy

 British Airways Sacks Hostess Behind Racist Rant Against Nigerians

British Airways on Tuesday dismissed a flight attendant who posted a Snapchat video in which she made racist remarks about Nigerian passengers, according to the Daily Mail. In a statement made available to the Daily Mail, the airline said “she no longer works for British Airways.” A spokesperson from the airline also confirmed this to

US bombers fly close to North Korea in show of force

…Pentagon says the flight was aimed at demonstrating Washington’s military options available to ‘defeat any threat’. US bombers escorted by fighter jets have flown close to North Korea’s east coast, according to US officials, in a display of military strength after an escalating war of words between the two countries. The Pentagon said Saturday’s flight