Venezuelan security forces battled protesters who lit fires and hurled stones on Wednesday in rage at President Nicolas Maduro’s decree to create an alternative congress, with another fatality taking the death toll to 34 during a month of unrest. In a familiar pattern in protests against the socialist government, thousands of opposition supporters rallied peacefully…… Continue reading Venezuela death toll continues to rise as security forces battle anti-government protesters.
The Commissioner 2 in the Local Government Service Commission, in Ekiti State, Dare Omotoso, was on Wednesday brought before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing granite worth over N5m. The charge reads that Omotoso had between August and September 2016 stolen granites and stone dust valued at N5, 140, 800.00, belonging to Primadet…… Continue reading Ekiti Commissioner arraigned for allegedly stealing granite.
The continued decline in the volume of foreign exchange supplied to the retail market indicates that the naira is gradually strengthening against other international currencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said on Wednesday. For some time, authorized forex dealers have not been able to clear the amount of dollars supplied by the bank as…… Continue reading Naira gradually regaining strength, as demand for forex maintains decline.
GONZALO Higuain struck a clinical brace as Juventus claimed a 2-0 victory away to Monaco in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg. The Argentine forward buried a first-time strike after a backheel from Dani Alves to fire the Italian giants ahead on 29 minutes at the Stade Louis II before grabbing his second on the…… Continue reading Higuain’s stunning brace puts Juventus a step in UCL final.
Far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron came out swinging from the start of Wednesday’s only televised head-to-head debate of the presidential election. Le Pen immediately blasted Macron as a cold banker who would worsen unemployment levels and allow the finance sector to plunder the economy. She called herself the “candidate of…… Continue reading Le Pen, Macron trade jabs in final TV debate.
Former US President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled design plans for his Chicago presidential centre, which he hopes will serve as a training site for future generations of leaders. The Obama Presidential Center will be built in the 500-acre (200-hectare) Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side. The park was first developed as the site of the…… Continue reading Barack Obama unveils plans for Chicago presidential centre.
Facebook has announced it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live on the social network. The company already has 4,500 people working on such reviews. The announcement came from chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in a blog post on Wednesday. Facebook has been criticised recently for not…… Continue reading Facebook to hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides.