• First moon crescent to appear July 5, says NASRDA

    First moon crescent to appear July 5, says NASRDA

    The National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, said on Friday it had successfully calculated and predicted that the appearance of the first astronomical lunar crescent for the month of July 2016 would commence on July 5, 2016.

    The agency said in a statement that the moon’s appearance could not be sighted with the naked eyes except with the aid of a charge coupled device, an astronomical telescope or any other optical astronomy instrument.

    “Thus, the proper sighting of the crescent with […]

  • Suspected militants kidnap 5 expatriates, kill one in Calabar

    Suspected militants kidnap 5 expatriates, kill one in Calabar

    At least five foreign expatriates and two Nigerians were on Wednesday kidnapped at the Idundu axis of the Calabar-Oban road by suspected militants.

    The incident occurred around 6am when the foreigners and their Nigerian colleagues working for MacMahon Construction Company were on their way to work.

    The construction firm is located at the Mfamosing Plant of United Cement Company Nigeria Limited in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.

    The company is said to be one of the major contracting firms to […]