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Nigeria’s Benue state education board begins translation of science textbooks to Indigenous Tiv language

The Executive Chairman, Benue State Universal Education Board, Revd Philip Tachin, has disclosed that the Board has commenced translation of Science Textbooks to Tiv language and is exploring ways to do same in Idoma and Igede languages to enhance and encourage learning. Tachin disclosed this yesterday while declaring open a two-week Teacher Professional Development Workshop tagged: Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE) holding at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church Hall ... Read More »

Countdown to Darkness: Total Solar Eclipse To Occur on August 21

The countdown is on! We’re now less than 90 days away from the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017! During the afternoon of August 21st, 2017, the skies across America will darken as the moon passes between the sun and the earth, causing a shadow to be cast on the earth below. This phenomenon is known as an eclipse. During an eclipse, the dark part of the shadow is known ... Read More »

African leaders share messages of support for UK after #ArianaGrande’s Concert bombing in Manchester Arena

Several African leaders have been sharing messages of condolence and solidarity with the UK after the suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester left 22 people dead and many more injured. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said in a statement: “Kenya knows what it is like to suffer a tragedy such as this, so out hearts go out to the UK.” Our thoughts and prayers are with the United Kingdom ... Read More »

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai to Mugabe ‘step down now or face prosecution’

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has told President Robert Mugabe that he will be spared prosecution for alleged atrocities if he steps down and retires from active politics immediately, NewsDay reports. He made the comments at a political rally saying Mr Mugabe, 93, needed “to pass the baton”: Mugabe should retire now because he no longer has the capacity to think much about this country anymore. We say the best ... Read More »

South African minister apologises for Sexting

SA minister apologises for sexting Posted at 6:51 A South African minister has apologised for sending sex-themed messages to a government employee, IOL reports. Jeff Radebe, the Minister of the Presidency, said his actions were a “regrettable moment of weakness”. Mr Radebe, 64, sent the text messages to Siyasanga Mbambani, 29, a photographer with the government’s communication team. In March Sunday Times reported that Ms Mbambani was suspended by her ... Read More »

President Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

President Trump plans to unveil on Tuesday a $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 that would cut deeply into programs for the poor, from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments, laying out an austere vision for reordering the nation’s priorities. The document, grandly titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” encapsulates much of the “America first” message that powered Mr. Trump’s campaign. It calls for an ... Read More »

Nigeria fraudster, James Ibori wins £1 in British court

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 for being unlawfully detained in the UK. Ibori was due to be released from prison on 20 December but instead was held in immigration detention for almost two days. The court said the decision to detain him was probably made in the context of trying to recoup at least £57m. He was convicted in 2012 of fraud ... Read More »

New documents show Flynn lied to investigators about Russian trips

A new letter from the leading Democrat on the House oversight committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, reveals new information about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and what he told investigators about his ties to foreign governments when he was interviewed about his security clearance. According to the Report of Investigation, which Cummings refers to in his letter to committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Flynn made false statements to investigators about who ... Read More »

Video: 22 Confirmed Dead, Multiple Injured As Bomb Blast Rocks #ArianaGrande’s Manchester Arena Concert

Children were among 22 people killed in a suicide attack after an Ariana Grande concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena, police said early Tuesday. The bomber also died when he detonated an improvised explosive device near one of the venue’s exits at 10:33 p.m. local time (5:33 p.m. ET) on Monday, according to authorities. Officials said 59 other people were injured. Many others remained missing. The incident sparked a nightlong search ... Read More »

Watch Dozens of Notre Dame University Students Walk Out of VP Mike Pence’s Graduation Speech

Dozens of students at the University of Notre Dame walked out of their commencement ceremony Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence took the stage — in protest of the administration and policies he represents. Some members of the larger crowd cheered the walk-outs on, while others booed the students who marched out of gates 27 and 28 of Notre Dame Stadium during the school’s 172nd commencement. The walk-out came before ... Read More »

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