Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Zimbabwe seizes $500 000 worth of ivory on way to Malaysia

Zimbabwe's parks agency says it has seized 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory destined for Malaysia.

Festac tanker explosion destroys 21 vehicles, 5 motorcycles (VIDEO)

21 different vehicles and five motorcycles were burnt on Wednesday afternoon in Lagos after a tanker laden with petroleum product exploded.

Fiery 'Apprentice' star turned Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newma resigns

Reality TV star turned political operative Omarosa Manigault is to leave the White House, officials said, the latest departure as Donald Trump's administration turns one year old.

Back to square one: Nigerian migrants return from Libya

When Bright stepped off the plane from Libya and heard that his home state in southern Nigeria had begun a rehabilitation programme for returned migrants, he thought it was another scam.

IPOB hails Trump for naming Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has welcomed the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital by President Donald Trump, saying he has ‘shown that courageous leadership is not predicated on public opinion or political correctness, but on justice, equity and fairness.’

Again, gunmen invade EFCC Chairman Magu’s house, kill policeman

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night invaded the bungalow farmhouse of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu and killed a policeman.

Protesters storm National Assembly over NGO bill (PHOTOS)

A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other protesters on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly in Abuja to protest against the controversial NGO Bill.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2019: Buhari may pick Tinubu as VP - report

Fourteen months to the next presidential election, there are indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have President Muhammadu Buhari-Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ticket, as one of its jokers for the 2019 election.

Fresh batch of 245 Nigerians return from Libya (PHOTOS)

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a fresh batch of 245 Libyan returnees at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years for eating banana 'suggestively' in racy video

An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music video in her underwear and suggestively eating a banana.

PHOTOS: Moment Ikpeazu hands over to 14-year-old girl as she assumes office as Abia Governor

14-year-old Governor Joy Ezechikamnayo on Monday took over the reins of power in Abia State for 24 hours.

Togo's opposition coalition boycotts government talks

Togo's main opposition coalition, which has led protests against President Faure Gnassingbe for more than three months, on Tuesday boycotted government consultations for talks on ending the political impasse.

Burundi's President launches campaign to extend his 12-year rule despite his contentious 3rd term

Burundi's president launched a campaign Tuesday to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead.

BREAKING: Liberia's electoral commission sets presidential run-off date for December 26

Liberia’s electoral commission chief Jerome Korkoya on Tuesday announced the date of a presidential run-off poll for December 26 this year.

Court of Appeal orders Nigeria's Senate President Saraki to face fresh corruption trial

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has upturned Senate President Bukola Saraki's acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Trump denies accusations of sexual misconduct, attacks Democrats

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not know the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and alleged their claims were a political attack pushed by Democrats, rejecting renewed calls to look into his behavior.

14-year-old Abia Governor discharges her duty along with her team (PHOTOS)

14-year-old Governor Joy Ezechikamnayo on Monday took over the reins of power in Abia State for 24 hours.

VIDEO: Angry mob nearly beat up ‘Boko Haram sponsor’ Ali Modu Sheriff in Maiduguri

This is the moment a hostile mob in Maiduguri unleashed their anger on the former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Amnesty accuses Europe of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused European governments of "complicity" in the detention under horrific conditions of migrants in Libya, especially through their assistance to the Libyan coastguard implicated in people trafficking.

Nigeria lost $32bn to corruption under Jonathan - UK's DFID

About $32bn was lost to corruption during the six-year administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development said on Monday.

BREAKING: Explosion reported at Port Authority tunnel in New York City, subway trains being evacuated

The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan on Monday. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Libyan traffickers used migrants to test efficacy of their guns, call us black monkeys – Returnee

More victims of forced slavery, who were recently repatriated to Nigeria from Libya, have narrated their ordeal in the hands of human traffickers in the north African country.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Adeola's Show 4 (Black Africans Auctioned As Slaves In Libya: Horrific Details Of Journey To Europe; Imo Gets Commissioner Of Happiness)

As Africans are auctioned as slaves in Libya, find out the details of their journey and what happens when they get to Europe.

Nigerian governor Rochas Okorocha appoints sister as commissioner of Happiness & Couple's Fulfillment.

Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany - Obama

Former President Barack Obama says Americans must be vigilant in their defense of democracy or risk following the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Kogi Gov. Bello has right to build mansion while owing workers salaries - Aide

The Director General on Media and Publicity to the Kogi State Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, has reacted to criticism trailing the Governor after pictures of his new multi-million naira mansion in his native Okene, emerged online.

I believe in one Nigeria where all our people have equal opportunity - Atiku

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says he 'believes in one Nigeria where all our people have equal opportunity'.

Egypt's Pope cancels meeting with US Vice President Pence in protest over Jerusalem

Egypt's Coptic Church head Pope Tawadros II cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence in Cairo later this month in protest at Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the church said Saturday.

'I slept with 18 men in one day' - Libyan returnees tell tales of woe

As Nigerian citizens stranded in Libya keep returning to the state in their hundreds, a 19-year-old girl among them who did not want her name mentioned, has revealed that attempting to go to Europe through Libya is the worst kind of experience anyone could have. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Worst attack on UN in recent history kills 15 peacekeepers in DR Congo

The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 15 peacekeepers.

Why I quit, PDP a lost soul - Bode George

A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has explained why he withdrew from the race for the national chairmanship of the party.

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Gaza Strip after rockets

Israeli warplanes have struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel.

Nigerians will hold #EndSARS rally nationwide on Monday

For a few days the highhandedness, brutality and extrajudicial execution perpetrated by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) have been the topic of debate amongst Nigerians at home and abroad. 

Former Enugu Chief Judge Umezulike loses appeal against forfeiture of his account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Court of Appeal, Enugu secured a landmark judgment when the appellate court dismissed the appeal by former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike challenging the interim forfeiture of the N50 Million in his Zenith Bank account.

BREAKING: Second Palestinian killed in anti-Trump clashes in Gaza - health ministry

Two Palestinians have been shot dead in Gaza by the Israeli army on Friday over US President Donald Trump's planned embassy move, the Palestinian health ministry said.

7 dead in botched raid on Cameroon police post

Seven people died overnight during a botched raid by presumed separatists on a police station in a restive a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, security sources said on Friday.

Nigerian lady Olufunke Abimbola-Akindolie awarded with an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II (PHOTOS)

Olufunke Abimbola-Akindolie has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for her contribution to the diversification of the legal profession.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

APC stakeholders in Kano endorse Buhari for 2nd term, threaten to sue if he declines

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State on Thursday adopted the President Muhammadu Buhari as their candidate for the 2019 general elections.

More unrest feared as Palestinians declare 3 'days of rage' over Trump Jerusalem declaration

Thousands of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, demonstrators in the Gaza Strip burned U.S. flags and pictures of President Donald Trump, and a top Palestinian official said Vice President Mike Pence would not be welcome in the West Bank, in a show of rage Thursday over the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Cameroon arrests author Patrice Nganang who criticized president Biya

Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang was arrested at the airport as he tried to fly to Zimbabwe a day after publishing an opinion piece sharply critical of Cameroon's president, a source said Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to win fifth Ballon d'Or

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d'Or for world player of the year on Thursday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times.

Aliko Dangote's picture displayed on Nasdaq Tower in Times Square, New York

Aliko Dangote is the only African on the Bloomberg 50 list of this year's most influential people.

IPOB member meets Nnamdi Kanu’s mother, says he would kill the mother of Jesus for her (PHOTOS)

A member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has revealed that if given a cutlass and asked to choose between Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the mother of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, he would butcher the mother of Jesus, and use her body parts as meat to cook soup.

Opposition Raila Odinga’s swearing-in is 'high treason', punishable by death - Kenya's govt

Kenya's attorney general said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader Raila Odinga sworn in as an alternative president would amount to treason.

African Union to bring 20,000 migrants home from Libya

The African Union has upped its goal to repatriate stranded migrants from Libya, saying in a statement that it aims to bring 20,000 Africans home in the next six weeks.

Deportation of 40,000 African migrants to start within weeks, Israeli govt announces

The Israeli government plans to begin deporting asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan within the next few weeks, attorney Shosh Shmueli of the State Prosecutor’s Office told the High Court of Justice at a hearing on Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Delta policeman shoots student at checkpoint over $3

A policeman attached to the Igbuzo Police Division, identified simply as Sergeant Abua, is allegedly on the run after shooting a student at the Delta State Polytechnic, Sofia Ogogo, and a civil servant, Victor Emeagwai, at a checkpoint in the community.

Cameroon escalates military crackdown on Anglophone region after ordering evacuation of 16 villages

Cameroon's government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen President Paul Biya's long grip on power.

It’s time to focus on governance and stop blaming Jonathan - Amaechi

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has admonished his colleagues in the Muhammadu Buhari administration to stop blaming former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Hamas says Trump's decision opens "gates of hell"

Hamas has said US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to move the US embassy there, "opens the gates of hell".

BREAKING: Trump ignores world leaders, formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel capital

President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital -- a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.