Turkey Downs Russian Military Aircraft Near Syria’s Border

Turkish military aircraft shot down a Russian jet Tuesday after Turkey says it violated its airspace near the border with Syria, a major escalation in the Syrian conflict that could further strain relations between Russia and the West. Russian officials confirmed that a Russian warplane had been shot down but […]

India’s baby factory where hundreds of impoverished Indian women are being paid £5,000 to have babies for childless Westerners

The one-stop surrogacy shop – complete with a gift shop and hotel rooms – is under construction as part of India’s multibillion dollar commercial surrogacy industry. The medic behind the plans, Dr Nayna Patel, already runs a back street clinic in rural Gujarat which currently accommodates around 100

Nigeria @ 53: Tottering on the edge of disaster! By Theophilus Ilevbare

As Nigeria performs the ritual of celebrating the country at it marks 53-years as an independent nation and a member of the international community, without the usual pomp and fanfare that has been associated with such celebrations, this time would have added insult to our collective injury, the journey to […]

Nigeria ranks highest among peers in property transaction cost at 22%

Viewed from the prism of Lagos, its formal capital and commercial nerve centre controlling over 90 percent of its property market, Nigeria ranks highest in property transaction cost among its peers like include China, South Africa and India. Available record shows that whereas property transaction cost is as low as […]