Friday 11 September 2015

Nigeria To Experience Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse is expected to be visible in Nigeria on Monday September 28, 2015 for five hours and eleven minutes.

According to a statement signed by the Deputy Director in charge of Media and Communications at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Felix Ale, the natural occurrence will start by 1:11am and end by 6:22 am.

Bomb Blast Rocks IDPs Camp In Yola

A bomb blast reportedly hit Malkohi IDPs camp in Yola, Adamawa State capital. Sources at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who confirmed the explosion, said that three people were injured, but did not confirm any death.

The blast was said to have gone off at a warehouse of the camp. The police have since condoned the area.

Friday’s blast comes about three months after a bomb blast left about 32 people dead in an explosion that ripped through a busy market in Yola.

President Buhari Sacks Chairmen Of FCT Internal Revenue Service, SEB & UBEB

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate sack of the Chairmen of FCT Internal Revenue Service, Secondary Education Board (SEB) and Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB).

The approval was contained in a letter sent to the FCT Permanent Secretary, Engineer John Obinna Chukwu, by the Secretary to the Federal Government.

September 11 Anniversary: Americans Remember Souls of the Departed

Americans on September 11, remember the lives lost when terrorists hijacked passenger planes and rammed into New York City’s World Trade Center, in Washington.

14 years ago, terrorists killed 2,977 people in one of the deadliest attacks on American soil. Tears flowed as the nation marks a dark day in sorrowful yet hopeful ceremonies. On September 11, 2001, terrified strangers became friends as Americans united on a day that changed the world forever.

Today, like every other anniversary, a resilient nation looked forward to the future, but remembered the past.

Flood Displaces Over 90,000 People In Japan

More than 90,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes in Japan, as widespread flooding and landslides hit the city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo.

Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops. One person has been reported missing in the region, and at least 12 are injured. The heavy downpour came a day after a tropical storm brought winds of up to 125km/h. The hardest-hit areas have been Ibaraki and Tochigi Prefectures.