Nigeria To Experience Lunar Eclipse

lunar-eclipseA lunar eclipse is expected to be visible in Nigeria on Monday September 28, 2015 for five hours and eleven minutes.

According to a statement signed by the Deputy Director in charge of Media and Communications at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Felix Ale, the natural occurrence will start by 1:11am and end by 6:22 am.

The lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the earth comes in-between the Sun and the Moon, and the Earth casts its shadow on the Moon, so that the Moon appears reddish.

The agency said the event will be visible in Abuja and in locations with the absence of cloud cover.

Other regions of the world that will experience the event include Europe, the Americas and South East Asia.

The agency advised Nigerians not to panic, and to go about their normal activities.



Calais Migrant Crisis: Cameron Warns Britain Is ‘No Safe Haven’

CalaisBritish Prime Minister, David Cameron, has given a strong warning to migrants in Calais, saying Britain will not become a “safe haven” for them.

The statement was made after hundreds of desperate migrants continued their attempts to reach the UK.

The Prime Minister said that the UK was doing all it can, to make Britain’s borders secure.

Mr Cameron made the comments after people gathered for a third night at the fencing at the channel tunnel freight terminal.

More than 3,500 people have tried to get into the tunnel terminal this week.

Several hundred migrants were escorted away from the terminal by French police on Wednesday night; the third night of large-scale attempts to storm the terminal.

As night fell, the road towards the Channel Tunnel  came alive. Groups of 10 or 12 migrants, moving steadily along the darkened highway, jackets pulled close, hoods up.

After a day of discussion in Paris and in London over how to secure the tunnel entrance and fresh deployments of riot police, the determination of Calais’ migrants seems unchanged.

The fresh attempts came, despite the death of a man, believed to be a Sudanese national and aged between 25 and 30, on Tuesday. He is thought to have been crushed by a lorry.

Nine people had been killed attempting to cross the channel in the past month.

Speaking in Vietnam during his tour of South East Asia, Mr Cameron said that the French had sent an extra 120 police to Calais and the UK was investing in fencing and security measures at the channel crossings in both Calais and Coquelles.

“Everything that can be done will be done to make sure our borders are secure and make sure that British holidaymakers are able to go on their holidays.”

The Prime Minister acknowledged the situation was “very testing” because there was a “swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, seeking a better life”.

“But we need to protect our borders by working hand in glove with our neighbours, the French and that is exactly what we are doing,” he said.