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2 dead, 8 rescued in Lagos building collapse

Jul 11, 2020 - 6:32 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency says the death toll would have been higher if the building had been fully occupied

An aerial view shows empty streets in Lagos on March 31, 2020. - Lagos was deserted on March 31, 2020, after Nigeria locked down its economic hub and shuttered its capital Abuja, in the continent's latest effort to brake the juggernaut of COVID-19 coronavirus. Businesses were closed, markets abandoned and streets empty as the usually chaotic megacity of 20 million, along with the capital Abuja, shuddered to a halt on the first full day of a two-week shutdown. (Photo by Pierre FAVENNEC / AFP)

4 Turkish nationals freed after Nigeria kidnapping

Jul 28, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Authorities say gunmen snatched the 4 foreigners after storming a bar in a village in the western Kwara state

New video shows Trump partying with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:36 PM

NBC News says it found the 1992 video from Trump's Palm Beach, Florida club in its archives, showing the real estate tycoon welcoming Epstein to the party and appearing to discuss women dancing to music in front of them

Forest elephants: The jumbo surprise outside Nigeria's megacity

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:12 AM

Forest elephants are the shy relations of their larger savannah cousins and are experts at hiding; so skilled, in fact, very few in the city know about them

This handout picture taken on January 3, 2017 and released by the Omo Forest Initiative shows elephants walking in the Omo Forest, a home for elephants, northeast of Africa's biggest city Lagos. Omo, spreading across some 1,325 square kilometres (510 square miles) of southwestern Ogun state, was protected as a government reserve nearly a century ago. A UNESCO "biosphere reserve" of global importance, it is one of the last patches of pristine rainforest left in Nigeria. Nigeria's deforestation rates are among the highest in the world, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Handout / Omo Forest Initiative / AFP

Pompeo says Trump resort arrest shows China's threat

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:18 AM

There is still no evidence presented publicly that the Chinese woman was sent by the Chinese government

Chinese woman arrested at Trump resort with malware on thumb drive

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:44 AM

An arrest document says a Chinese woman carrying multiple cellphones and thumb drives bearing malware was arrested at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida while the president was staying there

Death toll now 20 in Lagos building collapse – state gov't

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:48 PM

'Twenty people were killed and 45 people were treated in different hospitals,' says Lagos State health commissioner Jide Idris

RESCUE. Emergency personnel rescue a child at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019. File photo by Segun Ogunfeyitimi/AFP

Search ends in Lagos building collapse as anger flares

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:26 PM

(UPDATED) The National Emergency Management Agency has said that 37 people were rescued alive

BUILDING COLLAPSE. Emergency and rescue personnel are seen at the site of a building which collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019. Photo by Segun Ogunfeyitimi/AFP

Nigerian police secretly arraign detained journalist

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist, is in police custody since his arrest for reporting on a takeover of parliament last week by masked security agents

Policemen from Nigeria are pictured at the International Police Cooperation Center on June 12, 2018 in Domodedovo outside Moscow, two days ahead of the the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. Policemen from 32 countries will coordinate the safety matters for the Russia 2018 football World Cup. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The 'Dream Catchers' are in a viral video dancing like double-jointed puppets in front of a battered red bus on wasteground

The Dream Catchers dance group pose in the backyard of their house in Ikorudu, a poor suburb on the outskirts of Lagos on May 29, 2018. The Dream Catchers dance group is a collective of underprivileged children from Ikorodu, a suburb in Lagos, and have caught the attention of superstars like Rihanna and Naomi Campbell. / AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR

Trump hosts Abe with North Korea, trade on the agenda

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:14 PM

With Shinzo Abe's approval rating languishing at its lowest level in years and Donald Trump mired in controversies and crises too numerous to list, both are under pressure

SECOND VISIT. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to the US on April 17, hoping his carefully cultivated relations with 'golf buddy' Donald Trump will help keep Japan in the loop and out of danger amid a flurry of diplomacy on North Korea. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Sandiganbayan to DOJ: Prove threats vs Janet Napoles

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:11 AM

First Division Justice Geraldine Faith Econg says lawyer Stephen David's story about a supposed ransacking incident inside the prison cell of Janet Napoles is ‘unimaginable’

SAFEHOUSE? Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval talks to Janet Napoles' lawyer Stephen David before they attend the hearing on March 19, 2018, on the motion to move Napoles out of her regular jail and into a safehouse. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Will Jinggoy’s bail be approved? Bong believes so, jokes he’s packing up

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:12 PM

UPDATED Nalulungkot ako dahil iiwan na ko ni Senator Jinggoy Medyo nagbabalot balot na Revilla says when asked on the court s impending decision on Estrada s bail

FOLLOW JINGGOY. Detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr says he will likely follow the footsteps of former colleague Jinggoy Estrada and file a 2nd petition for bail. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandiganbayan forms special division to decide on Jinggoy's bail

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

This means that there was an impasse among the 3 justices of the 5th Division and that a decision may be forthcoming soon

BAIL PLEA. File photo of detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada on one of his furloughs granted by the court in his 3-year detention where he was given permission to attend the high school graduation of his son. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Still no trial for Jinggoy Estrada; urges court to grant bail

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:15 PM

UPDATED The President knows what he is talking about being a prosecutor before says Estrada of Duterte who said he and Revilla should be granted bail

POSTPONED AGAIN. After a deferment of his plunder trial last July,  detained former senator Jinggoy Estrada's graft trial is also deferred to September 25. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ampatuan brothers plead not guilty to corruption charges

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Do you know how much the government is spending for his escorts? Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Rafael Lagos says in reference to Andal Ampatuan Jr as he denies the motion to postpone the arraignment

CORRUPTION CHARGES. Ampatuan brothers Sajid (left) and Andal Jr (right) face multiple counts of corruption for ghost projects in Maguindanao in 2009.

Trump drops China bashing during warm Xi summit

Apr 07, 2017 - 12:07 PM

2nd UPDATE President Xi Jinping invites the neophyte president on a coveted state visit to China later in the year

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Cesar Juarez claims another Filipino victim, KOs Lagos in 3

Apr 02, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The man who spoiled Albert Pagara s unbeaten record knocks Filipino boxer Eugene Lagos unconscious in 3 rounds

KNOCKED OUT. Cesar Juarez was stunned in the first round but came back to knock out his Filipino foe. Contributed photo

China's Xi and Trump tee up Mar-a-Lago summit

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The visit follows a rocky start to US China relations under the billionaire politician who has repeatedly blasted Beijing for its trade policies and reluctance to bring pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs

TRUMP AT MAR-A-LAGO. US President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Thousands stranded as flash floods hit Cagayan de Oro

Jan 16, 2017 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED The City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office is on yellow alert Military trucks have been deployed to rescue residents

Tangkap ikan ilegal, kapal Viking Lagos akan ditenggelamkan di Pangandaran

Mar 14, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Ini adalah kali kedua penenggelaman kapal oleh Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan tahun ini

Penenggelaman kapal penangkap ikan ilegal di perairan Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, pada 22 Februari 2016. Foto oleh Adwit B Pramono/Antara

Boko Haram leader Shekau says he is 'still in charge'

Aug 17, 2015 - 12:39 AM

I am still alive and I am not dead And I will not die until my time appointed by Allah is up says Abubakar Shekau in an 8 minut audio recording attributed to him by security experts

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014, from a video obtained by Agence France-Presse shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Six children drown in Nigeria as boat to school capsizes

Jul 02, 2015 - 11:04 PM

Fourteen children were aboard the boat when it overturned

Nigeria votes in crunch presidential election

Mar 28, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Results from both the presidential and parliamentary vote being held at the same time are expected within 48 hours of polls closing

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. Nigerian officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) sort out election materials before distribution to local government areas in Dutse, Jigawa state, North West Nigeria March 26, 2015. File photo by STR/EPA

Death toll hits 57 from Nigeria building collapse

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:12 PM

A total of 131 people were injured in the collapse of the hostel which housed Nigerian and foreign followers of preacher and televangelist TB Joshua

One miner dead, 25 trapped in Nicaragua cave-in

Aug 29, 2014 - 3:25 PM

The accident happened in the village of El Comal in northwest Nicaragua local ruling party official Martha Lagos tells the web site 19 Digital

The justices behind the pork barrel cases

Aug 17, 2014 - 5:31 PM

A member of the Sandiganbayan says the filing of the 3 plunder cases is a welcome development for those eyeing higher positions in the judiciary How they decide on the cases [could] affect their chances of being appointed to the SC

How will Sandigan justices handle plunder cases?

Aug 16, 2014 - 7:31 PM

It bears watching how the Aquino appointees will act on the plunder cases if Aquino is no longer in power It is also interesting to find out how the cases will play out with a president sympathetic to the senators

Panic grows as Nigeria doctor contracts Ebola

Aug 05, 2014 - 12:07 AM

This case of Ebola comes as Sierra Leone s president says the epidemic threatened the very essence of the nation

EBOLA VIRUS. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

TIMELINE: Ebola, a ruthless killer

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:59 PM

UPDATED Here are main developments since the worst ever epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever Ebola emerged in west Africa at the start of the year

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:07 PM

The health ministry says that a 40 year old Liberian man died at a private hospital in Lagos from the disease which has now killed more than 650 people in four west African countries since January – the deadliest outbreak in history

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/Center for Disease Control and Prevention/AFP

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:04 AM

The victim was suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhea upon arrival in Lagos City s international airport Officials say he avoided contact with the general public between the airport and the hospital

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Enrile's arraignment for graft charges delayed

Jul 11, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The anti graft court s 3rd division decides to first resolve the prosecution s pending motion to admit amended information in Enrile s graft cases

DELAYED. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile's arraignment for his graft charges is set for a later date. Photo by Boy Santos/Sandiganbayan pool

PDAF case prosecutors hit for evidence used

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Sandiganbayan Justice Rafael Lagos points out the evidence cited in the charge sheet against Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos has nothing to do with his own office

Revilla’s 'kickbacks' more than Sandigan justices' total net worth

Jun 21, 2014 - 7:14 PM

[Exclusive] As of end 2012 the 14 anti graft court justices have a collective net worth of over P215 million – less than the P224 5 million that Revilla is accused of collecting from 2006 2010

Graft cases vs PCGG commissioners dismissed due to Ombudsman delays

Jun 15, 2014 - 1:50 AM

Arguing that the long delays by the Ombudsman had already violated their rights to due process the defendants ask the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the charges against them

Palace: Tan, Jardeleza 'qualified' for SC post

Mar 21, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda however says President Aquino will keep his distance from the SC nomination process until he gets the JBC shortlist

Pregnant girls freed in latest Nigeria 'baby factory' raid

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Southeast Nigeria is grappling with a human trafficking epidemic with a series of black market maternity homes discovered in the last year

42 dead, 100 missing in Nigeria river boat accident

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:48 PM

UPDATED Officials say the vessel was packed with far too many traders as well as the goods they acquired

Nigeria police free 17 girls in 'baby factory' raid

May 10, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Nigerian police found 17 pregnant teenage girls in a raid on a house and were searching on Friday May 10 for a woman suspected of planning to sell their babies

153 presumed dead in Lagos plane crash

Jun 04, 2012 - 6:39 AM

A plane carrying 153 people plunges into a residential area in the Nigerian capital with all aboard presumed dead

Wakeboarding thrilla

Apr 07, 2012 - 3:29 PM

The best part about wakeboarding is that there s always something new to learn

Wakeboarding on high

Apr 07, 2012 - 3:05 PM

Wakeboarding in the Philippines is slowly and surely gaining ground