Nigeria Loses N9 bn Revenue Annually To Illegal Fish Importation ~ Association

Nigeria Loses 9 billion Naira On Illegal Fish Farming The Association of Indigenous Sea Food Stakeholders says the country loses N9 billion revenue annually to illegal fish importation and smuggling. The association’s national chairman, Mr Lamina Rasheed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Rasheed said that the members…

USA, Canada, Mexico to make joint bid to host W’Cup 2026

The United States of America and their neighbours, Canada and Mexico, have announced their plans of making a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The tournament will see the expansion of contenders from 32 teams to 48. With Europe and Asia not eligible to host that year, if the trio turn out successful…

Japanese researchers aim to drill Earth’s mantle for the first time

Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology’s (JAMSTEC’s) largest drilling ship called “Chikyu” is very real, and a group of international researchers plan to use it to drill into the Earth’s mantle for the first time. The JAMSTEC-led team will conduct a two-week preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii this September to determine if…

Time To Go Long On the Peso?

The Mexican Peso is up 11% vs the US Dollar, YTD 2017, as the currency has been experiencing a hefty correction since it began to fall after President Donald Trump’s electoral victory. Investors had been bearish on Mexico’s economic growth prospects ever since the President clinched the nomination of the Republican party last summer. The……

2 dead after 2 days of prison riots in Mexico

Two inmates have thus far been declared dead and thirteen others injured after two days of violence bat a Mexican prison in Cadereyta. The riots were sparked after protest against new X-ray machines used on women entering the jail went awry with prisoners setting mattresses ablaze in demonstrations. According to state security spokesman Aldo Fasci…

MEXICO: 29 inmates escape from prison through tunnel

No less than 29 inmates escaped to their freedom from a jail in Tamaulipas, Mexico after fleeing prison through a 40-meter-long tunnel believed to have taken several months to build. According to reports, the escape took place about midnight last through a 40-meter-long tunnel five meters underground with 10 inmates of the Tamaulipas prison reported…

Beach Soccer: Sand Eagles prepare for return to world stage

Ahead of the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup coming up from April 27 to May 27 in Bahamas, Super Sand Eagles who did not make it to the previous two editions of the tournament, are set for their return to the world stage. The beach soccer team of Nigeria, who are one of Africa’s…

Mexico nabs Italian mafioso wanted for drug trafficking

Mexican forces have detained a high-level member of the Italian mafia in Mexico, wanted for drug trafficking, the Federal Attorney General said on Friday. Giulio Perrone, 64, who was on Italy’s most wanted list, was arrested in Ciudad Madero in the state of Tamaulipas on the U.S.-Mexico border, one of the country’s most violent areas,……

Samsung to move manufacturing arm from Mexico to US

Electronics and smartphone giants, Samsung is planning to move the appliance manufacturing arm of the company from Mexico to the US. A senior Samsung official confirmed the previously reported rumours on Thursday, which would bring the home appliances division north out of its current location in Mexico. The confirmation came at a media event at…

Raul Castro of Cuba slams Trump over trade policy, Mexican wall

U.S. President, Donald Trump has received hard knocks from Cuba’s President Raul Castro over his trade policy and proposed Mexican wall. In his first critical remarks directed at Trump since he took office, Castro termed his trade policies “egotistical” and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border “irrational.” Read also: WASHINGTON: 1…

Mexico threatens retaliation if Trump goes ahead with tax for controversial wall

Authorities in Mexico are threatening retaliation should American President Donald Trump go ahead to impose border tax to pay for the controversial wall which is causing friction between both countries. Stating the resolve of its government to retaliate if Trump goes ahead with imposing border tax for the controversial wall, Mexico’s foreign minister Luis Videgaray…

US begins detention of Muslim arrivals

The dictates of an executive order signed by newly sworn-in President of the United States of America, Donald Trump at the Pantagon on Saturday has come into practice with the halting of Muslim arrivals into America. According to reports, the first Muslim arrivals were detained at American airports, some of whom already had been aboard…

Mexican President defies Trump, cancels US trip over proposed wall

Some hours after newly sworn-in American President, Donald Trump ordered Mexican President Erique Pena Nieto to cancel his proposed visit to Washington if he is not willing to foot the bill for the proposed wall, the Mexican leader has decided to cancel his trip. President Nieto decided to cancel a scheduled meeting with US President…

Latin American leaders condemn Trump’s proposed Mexico wall

The announcement by American President-elect Donald Trump to go ahead with building the infamous wall separating the United States from the rest of Latin America has been condemned. The proposed move by Trump was thumbed down by Latin American heads of state who all gathered at annual CELAC summit to discuss ways to confront new…

Mexico extradites drug lord El Chapo to the US

Notorious drug lord El Chapo has been extradited by Mexico to the United States of America. He is to face drug trafficking offences and other charges there. El Chapo has been moved to New York where he will face an indictment which accuses the notorious drug dealer of using hit men to carry out murders,…

15-yr-old Mexican student shoots teacher, classmates, kills himself

A 15-year-old Mexican student went berserk when he opened fire with a gun at a private school in northern Mexico city injuring his teacher and three other students before killing himself. According to State security spokesman, Aldo Fasci, four of the injured, including the shooter himself, had bullet wounds to the head and were in…

31 killed in Mexican fireworks market explosions

Fireworks explosion in Mexico: 31 killed in Mexican fireworks market explosions A string of explosions at a fireworks market in Mexico on Wednesday killed at least 31 people, and more than 70 others were reportedly injured, according to reports. The explosions took place at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec. Eruviel Avila, governor of…

29 feared dead in Mexico market fire outbreak

A huge explosion caused by fireworks at a market place outside the Mexican capital, has left the once busy place charred, killing at least 29 people with dozens more also injured. The market was razed when fireworks detonated in a peal of clattering bursts reminiscent of a war zone and according to reports, the outbreak…

TRUMP: Mexico sets up hotline for returning nationals

The gloomy consequences of Donald Trump’s emergence as US President is now playing out as Mexican authorities have unveiled new measures to provide support for its citizens living in the United States. Read also: Putin arrests, fires minister over $2m bribe Phone hotlines have been set up to help Mexicans avoid “abuses and fraud” in…

6 found with amputated hands in Mexico

FILE PHOTO: Armed men Five men and a woman on Monday had their hands cut off in a suspected act of vigilante justice, local media reported in Mexico. It said the victims were found near the city of Guadalajara in western Mexico, adding that the hands were left at the scene in plastic bags. However,…

Panama 0-1 Mexico: Peralta nets winner

The veteran Club America striker scored the decisive goal, meaning that Juan Carlos Osorio’s men will take winning momentum into November’s World Cup qualifiers

First baby with DNA from 3 parents born

The world has welcomed its first baby with DNA from three parents in the embryo in a controversial new technique by US scientists. According to a report in New Scientist magazine, which described the revelation as an “exclusive”, the baby boy born five months ago in Mexico to Jordanian parents, is healthy and doing well….

Eight Takeaways From Donald Trump’s Immigration Extravaganza

Donald Trump’s positions on immigration are much like his hair—complicated, gravity-defying and difficult to understand. When he went to Mexico on Wednesday, the Republican nominee met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and took a mellower tone on immigration than he has in previous statements, such as when he chirped, “Mexico is not our friend.” During a…

Eight Takeaways From Donald Trump’s Immigration Extravaganza

Donald Trump’s positions on immigration are much like his hair—complicated, gravity-defying and difficult to understand. When he went to Mexico on Wednesday, the Republican nominee met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and took a mellower tone on immigration than he has in previous statements, such as when he chirped, “Mexico is not our friend.” During a…

Eight Takeaways From Donald Trump’s Immigration Extravaganza

Donald Trump’s positions on immigration are much like his hair—complicated, gravity-defying and difficult to understand. When he went to Mexico on Wednesday, the Republican nominee met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and took a mellower tone on immigration than he has in previous statements, such as when he chirped, “Mexico is not our friend.” During a…

Eight Takeaways From Donald Trump’s Immigration Extravaganza

Donald Trump’s positions on immigration are much like his hair—complicated, gravity-defying and difficult to understand. When he went to Mexico on Wednesday, the Republican nominee met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and took a mellower tone on immigration than he has in previous statements, such as when he chirped, “Mexico is not our friend.” During a…