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‘Why I headbutted former prime minister’

‘Why I headbutted former prime minister’

A self-described anarchist who headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has denied he attacked the politician because of his opposition to same-sex marriage. “It had absolutely nothing to do with marriage equality,” said Astro Labe, a 38-year-old DJ from Hobart, Tasmania, where the attack occurred on Thursday. “I was thinking ‘there’s Tony Abbott, I’m

Why Uber lost London license

The firm’s application for a new license in London was rejected on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator. Transport for London announced that Uber would not be issued a private-hire operator’s license after its current one ends 30 September. The licensing body also said it was

Delta celebrates 1-millionth passenger on board Lagos-Atlanta service

Delta Air Lines hit an important milestone as it carried the 1-millionth customer to fly on its nonstop service between Nigeria and the United States. The passenger, Ms Gbemisola Abudu, was met by Bobby Bryan, Delta’s Commercial Director for East and West Africa, as she checked in for her flight from Lagos to Atlanta and

Buhari Appreciates Jordan For Supporting Nigeria’s War Against Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s campaign against terrorism and insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters.   The President gave the appreciation during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II on Tuesday, shortly after his address to the 72nd

Suspected fake Canadian visa racketeer arrested

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a suspected fraudstar, who specialised in issuing fake Canadian visa to his victims. Mr Ago Oyewole, EFCC Zonal spokesman in Ibadan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the visa-racketeering suspect (names withheld), had defrauded his victims of more than N3 million. He