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Weekend stargazer wins supernova ‘cosmic lottery’

To say that Victor Buso was in the right place at the right time may be the biggest understatement in the history of stargazing.

Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo makes history at Winter Games

Nigeria’s representative in the skeleton event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, Simidele Adeagbo, on Friday finished last in the women’s individual skeleton runs 1 and 2 featuring 20 runners.

Winter Olympics: Last place feels like gold medal – Ghanaian athlete

Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong finished last in his Olympic debut but was a smash-hit nonetheless with his plucky efforts in the crackpot sliding sport of skeleton on Friday.

Total lunar eclipse to grace the sky in most parts of China on Wednesday

Stargazers in North America, Hawaii, the Middle East, Russia, India, and Australia had the chance to witness a rare "super blue blood Moon" Wednesday, when Earth's shadow bathes our satellite in a coppery hue.

Bruno Mars sweeps Grammy Awards

Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry’s biggest night.

Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California.

Philippine Congress starts debate that may extend President Duterte term

Philippine lawmakers on Tuesday began formal proceedings on changing the government into a federal system that could allow President Rodrigo Duterte to stay in office for more than a decade.

Hawaii accidentally warns citizens of incoming missile

Television broadcasts and mobile phones in Hawaii were interrupted by an emergency warning of an incoming missile on Saturday.

Russia to limit US military observation flights – report

Moscow will limit the scope of US military observation flights over Russia from Jan. 1 next year in retaliation for US curbs on similar Russian flights over the United States, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

US Supreme Court backs Donald Trump’s travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

Donald Trump departs US for Asia trip

US President Donald Trump departed the United States on Friday, beginning an almost two week trip to Asia that will take in five countries.

Weakened Donald Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip

Weakened on the domestic front, President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang.

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen lands in Hawaii despite Chinese objection

Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen landed in Honolulu en route to the island's diplomatic allies among Pacific nations, despite strong objections to the visit from China.

Second US judge orders freeze on Donald Trump’s latest travel ban

A second US judge ordered a freeze on President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban order Wednesday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in violation of the US Constitution.

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North Korean general and Ivanka Trump attend Olympic close

A blacklisted North Korean general and the daughter of US President Donald Trump attended the Winter Olympics closing ceremony together Sunday, in the final piece of the Games-led diplomacy that has dominated headlines from Pyeongchang.

2019: Don’t repeat mistake of 1985 by voting out President Buhari – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to Nigerians not to repeat the mistake of 1985 by supporting to get President Muhammadu Buhari out of power in 2019.

Lagos residents warned against dumping refuse on waterways to avoid boat mishaps

Ganiyu Tarzan, President, Association of Tourists Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria, has warned residents of Lagos State against dumping refuse on waterways to avoid boat mishaps.

Man kills four children, sister in-law, self over wife’s alleged infidelity

A 48 year old man, Stephen Nnadigo, on Saturday night allegedly killed four of his children, sister in-law and then, himself, over his wife’s alleged infidelity.

Governor El-Rufai, Femi Adeosun to meet Kaduna business leaders, tax payers over VAIDS

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, and the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, will on Thursday meet with business leaders, business owners and tax payers in Kaduna over the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).

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Anambra govt to recall retired teachers to boost teaching, learning standard

The Anambra State Government says it will reengage some retired teachers to boost teaching and learning in schools in the state.

APC Senate caucus crisis over election timetable deepens

This followed the Senate’s resolution to query the lawmaker representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, over his allegation that the general elections timetable revised by the National Assembly was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

Togo crisis talks set to begin on Monday

The Togolese government and opposition finally decided to convene on Monday for a last resort at dialogue. Discussions supposed to resolve the political crisis that has been going on for six months.

Seven soldiers, 71 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai op: military

Seven Egyptian soldiers and 71 jihadists have been killed since the launch of a wide-ranging operation to quell an Islamic State group affiliate in Sinai earlier this month, the military said.

Lionel Messi is the ‘greatest ever’ – Eden Hazard

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has brushed off comparisons with Lionel Messi ahead of the Champions League clash against Barcelona.