Akpabio flown abroad for treatment

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was on Tuesday afternoon flown out of Nigeria to receive medical attention abroad.

It was learnt that the senator, in company with about five of his aides, left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a regular private jet that he usually travels with.

Sources at the airport told our correspondent that Akpabio and his team arrived at the General Aviation Terminal, local wing, of the airport around 12.40pm.  Continue reading

Hon. Mohammed Sani Idris Legbo Kutigi presents national Hockey federation trophy to former head of state Gen Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar

Presenting the trophy won by the Niger State Hockey Team, the Flickers to former head of state Gen Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar at his residence in minna today.     Continue reading

Here are the cities that have grown the most in the last 50 years

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The last six decades have been a period of rapid urbanization. More than half of the world’s population now live in cities and towns, compared to just over a third in 1955. And that figure is expected to grow to two-thirds by 2050: a projected additional 2.5 billion people living in urban areas.

At the moment around half of all urban dwellers live in cities of fewer than 500,000 inhabitants. Only one in eight live in one of the world’s 28 “mega-cities” – i.e. one with a population of more than 10 million.

The profile of the world’s largest cities has changed dramatically over the past 60 years, as revealed in these charts based on UN data.  Continue reading

Transfers: Gunners to raid PSG for TWO top stars on deadline day?

Big swoop: Cavani could be part of a Gunners deadline day mega deal

Here are all the latest Gunners stories from today’s Daily Mirror – PLUS keep up to date with all the very latest Arsenal news on deadline day in our rolling live blog.

Could Ox be heading for Turkey?

Turkish giants Galatasaray are preparing a huge offer for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

They have made contact to enquire about the England international‘s availability and are determined to try to get their man.

A French agent has got the mandate to attempt to broker a deal for the 22-year-old, who has got three years left on his current deal at the Gunners.

Galatasaray are clearly thinking about the future rather than this window but they are deadly serious about making it happen – and insist they have got the money.

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Nigerian woman dies in fire outbreak in Saudi Arabia

An unidentified Nigerian woman, three Canadians and a Pakistani are among at least 10 people that lost their lives in a fire outbreak that engulfed parts of a residential compound rented by oil giant Saudi Aramco, in Saudia Arabia yesterday August 30th. According to a statement the Saudi Arabian government, 10 people died while 259 were injured.

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