Sunday, January 21, 2018

Security forces in DR Congo kill 5 people while dispersing anti-Kabila protest - UN

At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Buhari Goes After Pastor Over Comment On Herdsmen; Nigeria Arrests Cameroon Activists; Ethiopians...

Nigerian government tried to arrest Pastor Isa El-Buba for his comments on the killings by herdsmen.

Nigeria arrests Cameroonian activists who were in Nigeria.

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.

10,000 Anglophone Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria - UN

With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned at the plight of women and children among them.

Herdsmen kill Taraba monarch and 28 others in fresh attacks

A monarch in Taraba State and 28 others were killed during the week in fresh attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

ANC begins push to remove Zuma from scandal-hit presidency

South Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday it would "act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media reported that President Jacob Zuma could soon be forced from office.

Ghanaian Army Chief orders "shoot-to-kill" on Fulani herdsmen (VIDEO)

The about 200 combined military and police force deployed to evacuate the Fulani nomads from the Asante Akyem North and Sekyere Afram Plains Districts in the Ashanti region, have been advised to shoot on sight in the wake of the slightest threat.

Letter of Appreciation to Mrs Aisha Buhari - By Dele Momodu

Your Excellency, let me start by telling you that this letter is not intended to flatter you but to show my profound appreciation, and that of so many like minds, for your uncommon sagacity at a time it seems wisdom has taken leave from most people in our dear beloved country and they are more engaged in flights of fancy. You are a classic example of that adage that says “behind every successful man is a woman.” Let me assure you that you are in a class of your own. And I thank God for blessing Nigeria with your kind. 

2 Americans and 2 Canadians kidnapped in Kaduna have been freed

Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday, as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.

Concerned Nigerians drag Buhari to court, want NIA DG sacked

Controversies have continued to trail the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA as Deji Adeyanju, acting for Concerned Nigerians, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar and Attorney General of the Federation to court seeking for an order among others to remove the NIA DG.

US government shuts down

The US government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

Friday, January 19, 2018

BREAKING: US government set to shut down at midnight after failed Senate vote

The US government was on the brink of an embarrassing shutdown Friday after senators failed to bring a forward a stopgap motion to temporarily fund operations from midnight.

Difficult times awaits treasury looters - Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reiterated the Commission's readiness to fight corruption to a halt warning that, “difficult times awaits treasury looters”.

BREAKING: Egypt's President Sisi says he will stand for re-election in 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Friday his intention to run for a second term in office in a March election.

Uganda replaces its only radiotherapy machine 2 years after the previous one broke down

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

Buhari's wife posts videos of senators saying Nigeria now a lawless country, president not in charge (WATCH)

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on Friday shared videos of Nigerian senators saying cabal has hijacked her husband’s government.

Bride rejected by her husband’s family after 18-yr-old boy disguised as groom to rape her on wedding day

A bride was raped on her wedding night by an 18-year-old pretending to be her husband.

Football legend Pele rushed to hospital after collapsing

Brazilian football legend Pele has been rushed to hospital after collapsing in his homeland.

EFCC launches probe as $500m Abacha loot goes missing

Where is $500 million recovered from the late Gen. Sani Abacha’s family?

This is the question the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is battling to answer.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Manufacturing a mobile phone requires 400 components, none is available in Nigeria – Samsung

Samsung Electronics has said that manufacturing a mobile phone required about 400 different components, none of which is available in Nigeria.

First post-Mugabe elections to hold in May or June - Zimbabwe’s president

Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the country's new president has said, pointing to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.

"We must hang a few” - Uganda's President vows to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Uganda's president said Thursday he will sign the first death warrants in nearly two decades to create fear among criminals in the East African country, vowing to "hang a few."

Pregnant dead woman 'gives birth' in coffin

A rural community is stunned and baffled after a dead woman gave birth inside a coffin.

Pope Francis stops procession to help policewoman thrown off horse (VIDEO)

Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop on Thursday after a mounted Chilean policewoman was thrown off her frightened horse, which had reared up as the pontiff passed by.

95 ex-Boko Haram fighters set for release into society

The first set of 95 surrendered Boko Haram Fighters who have completed a component of Deradicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme are now set to be reunited with their families.

IPOB was legally declared a terror organisation, Court rules

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has refused an application by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra seeking the nullification of the proscription order made against the group on September 20.

Fulani herdsmen kill 8-month pregnant woman in Ekiti 24 hours after Fayose's warning

A woman, said to be a Tiv from Benue State, has been shot dead in a farm settlement at Orin community in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

Why I returned N150m wrongfully posted into my account - Nigerian based in Qatar

Michael Asemota, a Nigerian based in Qatar has explained reasons for returning the sum of  QR1,502,000 ($441,127.99) about N150 million wrongfully posted into his account by a bank in the Arabian country.

Nigerian arrested while printing fake currencies in South Africa (PHOTOS)

A Nigerian has been arrested while printing a huge stash of fake money in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Capetonians limited to 50 litres of water per person per day from February 1 as 'Day Zero' looms

Cape Town will next month slash its individual daily water consumption limit by 40 percent to 50 litres, the mayor said Thursday, as the city battles its worst drought in a century.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Access Bank approves paternity leave for male employees

Starting this month, male employees of Access Bank Plc can take advantage of an enhanced parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers.

Zimbabwe will be another Somalia. There will be bloodshed if this 'illegal regime' stays - Mugabe ally

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was sacked as president illegally and the international community must help remove the “military government” that has taken power or risk the country descending into chaos, an exiled Mugabe loyalist said on Friday.

Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader Merera Gudina, 527 other detainees

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported.

'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday.

Married man gets stuck during sex with another woman (PHOTOS)

A married man, whose identity was not revealed, got stuck inside the body of a woman during sex.

Britain appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

Britain has appointed a minister for loneliness to take forward the work of murdered lawmaker Jo Cox and tackle the isolation felt by more than one in ten people in the UK.

BREAKING: Kidnappers abduct American, Canadian in Nigeria, police escorts attached to them killed

Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

83-year-old virgin woman gets married to her 90-year-old lover

A virgin finally said her vows at age 83 during a church ceremony in Rwakaikara.

Pastor summoned by SSS after urging worshippers to vote out Buhari over herdsmen killings speaks

The cleric who evaded arrest by the State Security Services, SSS in Jos, Monday night said he refused to honour an invitation by the agency because their action was illegal.

Niger Delta Avengers says it will launch attacks on oil facilities in the coming days

Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said on Wednesday it planned to launch attacks on the country’s oil sector in the next few days.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

3-week-old baby girl hospitalised after father who wanted a boy slapped her – Police

A man, Edet Asuquo, has fled his home in the Idi Araba area of Lagos State after he nearly killed his newborn baby, Gift Asuquo.

Nigerians accept I’m doing my best – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said ‘no matter how grudgingly, Nigerians are accepting that we are doing our best’.

I want immigrants from 'everywhere' - Trump says after ‘shithole’ scandal

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States "from everywhere," according to participants at a White House meeting -- a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from "shithole countries" last week.

Kenya secures $750 million syndicated loan to pay off earlier loan

Kenya has secured a $750 million syndicated loan for seven years from the Trade Development Bank (TDB) to pay off creditors in another two-year syndicated loan that was extended last year, two banking sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

FCTA demolishes Patience Jonathan’s property in Abuja

A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, was on Tuesday demolished by the FCT Development Control Department.

Monday, January 15, 2018

South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump 'shithole' comment

South Africa summoned the United States' senior diplomat in Pretoria on Monday over President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about African nations and Haiti.

Fresh violence rocks anglophone Cameroon, policeman killed

A policeman was killed on Sunday by presumed separatists in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, where the situation remained extremely tense on Monday, sources told AFP.

Army warned Mugabe would be lynched like Gaddafi if he didn’t quit - aide

An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how generals warned him to step aside as protests against him grew, or face being "lynched" like Libya's Moamer Kadhafi.

Boko Haram releases new video of Chibok girls saying 'we are never returning home'

Boko Haram has released two new videos one showing girls purported to be among the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped from their school hostel in April 2014.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal

U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday "I'm not a racist" in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from "shithole countries."