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TRAVEL

THROWBACK: See photos of London when it was underdeveloped

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is considered to be one of the world's most important global cities and has been called the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, sustainable, most investment-friendly, and most-popular-for-work city.

  2 years ago ago
THROWBACK: See photos of London when it was underdeveloped

POLITICS

Igbo Land is Not Landlocked. See The True Extent of Igboland

I always chortle when people ignorantly say that Igboland is landlocked and doesn't have access to the sea. That's completely spurious and blatantly misleading. Igboland is not and will never be landlocked. According to Wikipedia, a landlocked state or landlocked country is a sovereign state entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas. Now, that we have known what a Landlocked country is, I will explicitly explain why Igboland is not landlord. Let's go. 1. River Niger, one of the

  2 years ago ago
Igbo Land is Not Landlocked. See The True Extent of Igboland

CRIME

Patrick Erhabor: The Nigerian Boy Murdered In London And Thrown Into River Thames

On a windy summer morning, a pedestrian walking along the River Thames spotted something bright orange in the water. When police investigated, they found that the orange object was a pair of shorts draped over the torso of a young boy. When the torso was removed from the river, police saw that the legs, arms and head had been cleanly removed with a very sharp knife. Tests on the torso revealed that the young boy had been poisoned before being murdered. Plant extracts were found in his intestines which were

  2 years ago ago
Patrick Erhabor: The Nigerian Boy Murdered In London And Thrown Into River Thames

TRAVEL

For ₦430Billion, See Inside The World's Most Expensive Embassy

The US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson has shown off his new £750 million embassy building in south London. The structure is believed to be the most expensive embassy building in the world and features state-of-the-art security systems.  The US State Department announced the competition to design the 12-storey building back in 2008. The new building is designed to make the most of of space and natural light to encourage 'transparency and openness'. Among one of the features at the US Embassy is this circular

  2 years ago ago
For ₦430Billion, See Inside The World's Most Expensive Embassy

OTHERS-TERRORISM

British anti-racism protesters clash with mounted police

LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-racism demonstrators clashed with police mounted on Saturday (June 5) after thousands of people gathered in central London to express their anger at police brutality after the assassination of George Floyd's express in Minneapolis. After a nearly calm day, a small number of protesters near Prime Minister Boris Johnson's residence on Downing Street threw bottles at police and made officials accuse the demonstrators of pushing them back. Previously, more than a thousand demonst

  2 years ago ago
British anti-racism protesters clash with mounted police

SOCIETY

Good Bye To Our Nigerian Brother Who Died Trying To Save A Drowning Woman In UK

I often ask my self this question, why do the good die young?It breaks my heart seeing good Samaritans dying young.This doesn't motivate me to do good but still my conscience makes me do good.A very tragic incident happened in the United Kingdom at River Thames.

  1 year ago ago
Good Bye To Our Nigerian Brother Who Died Trying To Save A Drowning Woman In UK

TRAVEL

City Workers Uncover a Strange Ancient Treasure in the Last Place they Suspected

For centuries, the River Thames has played a prominent role in English life. Those that first settled beside the river used it as a source of food and transportation, and later, the Thames was held as a prominent fixture in tribal religion. Rivers were often considered sacred in the early days of man, and the Thames was no exception. Alternatively named the Isis after the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and health, the Thames regularly drew worshippers looking to pay tribute to the gods of its shores. During

  2 years ago ago
City Workers Uncover a Strange Ancient Treasure in the Last Place they Suspected

TRAVEL

Facts About 'Millennium Wheel' Established In London (Photos)

In 1999, the 'Millennium Wheel' was seen rotating in the sky of London on this day i,e on October 10, 1999. On 10 October 1999, thousands of people gathered in London to see a giant rotating circle also known as the 'Millennium Wheel'. This large swing, which emerged as a specimen of excellent engineering, was about 125 meters in height, which is also higher than the Big Ben Clock Tower and St. Paul's Cathedral. This intricate-looking wheel the 'Millennium Wheel' built on the banks of the River Thames has been

  2 years ago ago
Facts About 'Millennium Wheel' Established In London (Photos)