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The Microsoft on Thursday, July 30, 2015 sacked 34 of the 40 employees in the Nigerian office of its phone division. The sacking came 24 hours after the company’s latest Windows 10 was made available in Nigeria and 189 other countries. Although, Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade for Windows...

Gunmen kill two policemen in Bayelsa. Details later… ...

No fewer than 20 people were killed and 30 others wounded on Thursday when a heavy truck crashed into a crowd of pilgrims in Mazapil municipality, State of Zacatecas, media reports have said. “The exact number of casualties is unknown, as many of the injured have been taken to hospitals, a local newspapers quoted Jaime Castro, Secretary-General of the local administration...

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka The former national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the party’s candidate in the March 28, 2015 Senatorial election in Anambra Central district, Chief Victor Umeh, who closed his evidence-in-chief before the first Anambra National Assembly Election Petition tribunal sitting in Awka on Friday, July 31, 2015, said that...

The Federal Government has announced that power transmission from the national grid has increased to 4662 megawatts. Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) which disclosed this in a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, said the new peak was attained at 08 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The TCN Management had on Wednesday, July 15, 2015,...

  The U.S. dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister, Oppah Muchinguri, has said. Walter Palmer’s extradition was being sought so that he could “be held accountable for his illegal action,” she said. Palmer, from Minnesota, is believed to have paid about $50,000 (£32,000) to...

The Chadian Army has killed at least 100 militants in an operation launched a fortnight ago against Boko Haram jihadists holed up in the islands of Lake Chad. The Chadian Army in a statement on Friday, July 31, 20215, said: “117 terrorists have been killed, two Chadian soldiers died and two others were wounded” in the operation. The army spokesman, Colonel Azem Bermendoa...

*Says Only Legitimate Applicants Are Welcome The United Kingdom (UK) Thursday expressed its readiness to welcome only travelers who have legitimate purposes and who would not cause harm or abuse the country’s immigration system. Speaking at a media interview on visa services in Nigeria in Lagos, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Lagos, Ray Kyles, said Nigeria is...

The Taliban has announced the 50-year-old Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor as its new leader following a shura tribal council. He is the organization’s former second-in-command and previously served as an aide to Omar.   The Afghan government declined to comment officially but a senior source within the administration confirmed the appointment to NBC News. When...

*Says APC Lacking Democratic Credentials The Chairman, DAAR Communication and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Raymond Dokpesi, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a party lacking democratic credentials, adding that the PDP finding itself in opposition today was caused by some of its members. Dokpesi spoke Friday in Benin, at the Edo...