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."

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea.

Killings: Fulani herdsmen fire back at critics, give conditions for peace

Nigerian cattle breeders on Sunday defended themselves from criticism after recent clashes with farmers left 80 dead, claiming they had lost more than 1,000 people to violence since mid-2017.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

You reduce marital problems by 50% if you marry from your town - Ex-diplomat Simoyan

Eighty-three-year-old retired diplomat, Olayinka Simoyan, says it’s the best thing to marry from one’s hometown.

Opposition and ruling party supporters march in Togo

Thousands of people took to the streets in Togo on Saturday in the first anti-government protests of the year, as supporters of President Faure Gnassingbe staged counter-demonstrations.

Lagos bans cart pushers, wheel barrow operators from streets

The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced a total ban on the operations of cart pushers and wheel barrow operators in the State, saying that their activities were inimical to the environmental cleanliness in the State.

Tanzania President rules out extending presidential term

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the country, his party said Saturday, moving to quash calls from his own party to prolong his rule.

Protesters trash H&M stores in Johannesburg over ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’ ad featuring black boy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

South African police Saturday intervened to clear protesters trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement of a black child.

China demolishes Christian megachurch (VIDEO)

Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as “Taliban-style persecution”.

54 African countries condemn Trump 'shithole' comment, demand apology

All African countries at the United Nations unanimously demanded that US President Donald Trump retract and apologise for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations.

Saudi Arabia allows women at football stadium for the first time

For years Areej al-Ghamdi could only cheer her favourite football team from home, but everything changed on Friday when Saudi Arabia allowed women into the stadium for the first time.

Friday, January 12, 2018

'Gambia suspends political events after clashes between Barrow and Jammeh supporters'

The Gambia has suspended permission for rallies and other public political events after clashes allegedly between supporters of President Adama Barrow and those of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh.

Ethiopian opposition figures jailed for singing in court

An Ethiopian court has sentenced prominent dissident Bekele Gerba and three other opposition figures to six months in jail for singing a protest song in court, a defence lawyer told AFP on Friday.

Nigerian lady marries man 6 days after he posted Facebook advert seeking wife (PHOTOS)

A Nigerian man has taken Facebook post to a whole new level when he posted an unusual advert on 30 December 2017 asking any woman interested in being his wife to reply. 

Most Americans ‘don’t want’ Oprah to run for president - Poll

Americans may love Oprah Winfrey, but most don't want the chat show queen to run for president, although if she did she would beat Donald Trump, a poll revealed Friday.

Patience Jonathan loses at Appeal Court, $5.8 million, N2.4 billion remain forfeited to FG

In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Friday, January 12, 2018, upheld the order of interim forfeiture of the sum of $5, 842, 316.66 and N2, 421, 953, 522.78 traced to the accounts of the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, to the Federal Government.

Haiti is obviously a very poor and troubled country - Trump

President Donald Trump on Friday said he ‘never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.’

AU blasts Trump for ‘shithole’ remark on Africa

The African Union on Friday blasted President Donald Trump for his profane comments about African countries and Haiti, and recalled the U.S.’ history of bringing in slaves from the continent.

I used tough language, but not 'shithole' - Trump denies remark about Africa

US President Donald Trump on Friday denied describing African countries as “shithole”.

BREAKING: Yusuf Buhari discharged from Cedarcrest Hospital after recovering from head injury

President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, Yusuf, has been discharged from the Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja, where he has been on admission since he was involved in a bike accident.

Ex-Super Eagle star Wilson Oruma suffers mental disorder after been duped N1.2 billion by pastor

Former Nigeria international, Wilson Oruma, who held sway in the midfield for the country in the mid-90s, has suffered mental disorder as a result of how he was reportedly duped by a pastor.

UN condemns as racist Trump's 'shithole countries' remark

The United Nations human rights office on Friday rejected as "racist" reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

Popular Nigerian human rights lawyer Falana gives DSS 48 hours to release Cameroonian separatists

A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has given the Department of State Services 48 hours to either release the 10 Cameroonian separatists in custody or take them to court.

Man ejected by landlady wins N20m hours later, biggest in Nigerian lottery history (PHOTOS)

35-year-old Sidney Chukwuweike Osahon from Edo, who won the ‘Give ‘n’ Take N20 million’ National Jackpot Bonanza, said his landlady gave his family quit notice hours before he won the lottery.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Trump describes immigrants from Africa & Haiti as people from ‘s***hole’ countries

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

Woman stabs husband 6 times for denying her sex

A 24-year-old woman allegedly stabbed her husband 6 times for refusing to sleep with her ever since she delivered a baby boy through caesarean two months ago.

Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange

Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been sheltering at its London embassy for five years to avoid arrest, Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced Thursday.

Fleeing poverty, instability, 48 Malians drown in single day trying to reach Europe

Flags flew at half-mast in Mali on Thursday as the government announced 48 of its citizens drowned in the Mediterranean on a single day over the weekend, all trying to reach Europe.

Killings: Nigeria 'reaching a boiling point' – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has warned the Nigerian government to be proactive in addressing the clashes between herdsmen and farmers to prevent the breakdown of law and order.

PHOTOS: Black Thursday in Benue State as 73 people killed by Fulani Herdsmen are buried

Thousands of Benue residents on Thursday came out to mourn as victims of Fulani herdsmen attacks of Jan. 1 and 2 in the state were laid to rest in a mass burial.

Nigeria's DSS 'arrests Cameroon separatist leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe'

The leader of Cameroon's separatist movement has been arrested by Nigeria's intelligence agency, a government source has told the BBC.

Zimbabwe govt 'withdraws Grace Mugabe's state security' – report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has reportedly withdrawn former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s State security detail, as the former First Family continues to adjust to life after former President Robert Mugabe was forced to resign last November.

IPOB blasts BBC, CNN, FOX, others for being 'silent' over herdsmen killings in Nigeria

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Cable Network News  (CNN), Al Jazeera, ABC, FOX and other foreign media of conspiracy of silence in the reportage of killings by herdsmen in Nigeria.

Nigerians hospitalised, their shops burnt in fresh attacks in South Africa (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Four Nigerians are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans.

PDP won't need much campaign to defeat Buhari in 2019 - Babangida

The former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu has said the People Democratic Party, PDP, “won’t need much campaign to take back Aso Rock in 2019.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Declare killer herdsmen terrorists now! - Fayose tells Buhari (VIDEO)

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare herdsmen allegedly behind killings in Benue and other parts of the country terrorists.

BREAKING: Trump says US could "go back" into Paris climate deal

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Jan 10) that the United States could "conceivably" return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signalling any move in that direction.

Mugabe's sons face arrest

Former president Robert Mugabe's sons and leading political figures face imminent arrest for alleged corruption and murder during their father’s time in office, The Zimbabwe Independent has claimed.

Herdsmen have declared war against the nation - Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, says Fulani herdsmen have declared war against Nigeria, and ‘their weapon is undiluted terror’.

2020: “I will beat Oprah if she runs” - Trump

US President Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday on fevered speculation about a potential 2020 White House bid by Oprah Winfrey, saying she probably would not run against him, but if she did, he would win.

Teenage wife poisons husband 2 weeks after their wedding

A teenage bride allegedly poisoned her husband at Yakasai quarters in Kano two weeks after their wedding.