Wednesday, November 22, 2017

IPOB is dead, they have lost the game – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has declared that the successful conduct of the governorship election in Anambra state was an evidence that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) is dead.

Rwanda offers to take in 30,000 Africans abused in Libya

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister told AFP Wednesday.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns, says country witnessing "unfolding full democracy"

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is due to be sworn in to replace Robert Mugabe as president on Friday, told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy.

Apple sells world's first real-life gaming robot, MekaMons, built by Nigerian-British Silas Adekunle (VIDEO)

Apple stores in the US and UK have begun the sale of MekaMons, the world’s first real-life gaming robot built by Silas Adekunle, a Nigerian-Briton.

"Arabs treat animals better than black men" - Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country.

PROFILE: Meet Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' set to replace Mugabe

Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking from the post this month brought Zimbabwe's political crisis to a head, is now poised to take over after Mugabe, 93, resigned on Tuesday, ending almost four decades of rule.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fayose okays death penalty for cultists, terrorists

Ekiti State Governor Mr. Ayodele Fayose has signed into law, the bill prohibiting secret cults, terrorism and prescribing death sentence for any one caught in the acts.

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un's nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes.

Zimbabwe's ruling party to launch Mugabe impeachment motion on Tuesday

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF on Monday officially notified President Robert Mugabe of his removal as party president and will on Tuesday table a motion to impeach him after a deadline it set for his resignation passed, spokesman Simon Moyo said.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary

Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some commemorative stamps.

"Joining APC is like leaving Jesus Christ for Satan" - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose says he will never join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

2 killed in protests after Kenya's top court upholds President Kenyatta's election victory - police

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests that left two dead, according to police.

Son of former PDP chairman stabbed to death by wife over alleged infidelity

Bilyamin Bello, the son of a former Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Haliru Bello, was on Saturday allegedly stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.

President Buhari mourns ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to Nigerians, and to the Government and people of Anambra State, on the passing away of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

You can't fire a revolutionary leader! Zanu PF is nothing without my father - Mugabe’s son posts on Facebook

President Robert Mugabe's son on Sunday took to Facebook to post a defiant message that his father cannot be fired.

Tsunami alert issued after 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes east of Australia

A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighbouring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

Mugabe addresses Zimbabwe, refuses to step down (VIDEO)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in a much-expected TV address Sunday, stressed he was still in power after his authoritarian 37-year reign was rocked by a military takeover.

BREAKING: APGA’s Obiano wins Anambra governorship election

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Willie Obiano, has won the Anambra State governorship election.

Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as Zimbabwe President or face impeachment

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has given Robert Mugabe until noon (5.00 a.m. ET) on Monday to step down as President or face impeachment, cyber security minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Sunday.

Libya says to probe 'slave auction' footage showing black migrants being sold for as little as $400 (VIDEO)

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

BREAKING: Zanu-PF expels Mugabe as party leader, ousted deputy Mnangagwa to take his place

President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as the leader of Zimababwe's ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday in a move to force him to end to his 37 years in power peacefully following a de facto military coup.

LIVE UPDATES: INEC announces official results of Anambra Governorship Election (#AnambraDecides2017)

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) has commenced the announcement of the results of the governorship election in Anambra held on Saturday.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mugabe is 'ready to die for what is correct', has no intention of stepping down - nephew

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are “ready to die for what is correct” and have no intention of stepping down in order to legitimize this week’s military coup, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, said on Saturday.

'Today is independence' - Elated Zimbabweans celebrate as Mugabe era fades

Tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters flooded Zimbabwe's streets Saturday celebrating the crumbling of President Robert Mugabe's ruthless regime, which had controlled the country for nearly 40 years.

12 soldiers to face charges in Gambia amid fears a faction of the military remains loyal to Jammeh

A dozen Gambian soldiers will face charges for nine different offences, an army spokesman told AFP on Saturday, amid fears that a faction of the military remains loyal to ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

Official PHOTOS: Serena Williams weds Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams on Thursday night tied the knot with Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

PHOTOS: APC shares plates of rice to voters in Nsugbe as Anambra governorship election is underway

Agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday distributed plates of cooked rice to voters at Ilo Abito square PU001 Nsugbe ward 1 in return for a vote for Tony Nwoye, the gubernatorial candidate of the party.

Nigerian women make history as they become first ever African bobsled team to qualify for Olympics

Thirty years after the Jamaican bobsled team captured hearts around the world, three women from Nigeria stand on the brink of making history of their own in the same event.

Joined by the army, thousands of protesters in Zimbabwe ask Mugabe to resign (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The tide seemed to be turning against embattled President Robert Mugabe on Saturday as thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets in rallies sanctioned by the army to call for him to go.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Togo faces calls to end political crisis

Togo's authorities were on Friday urged to end their crackdown on anti-government protests and open talks to end a months-long political crisis.

EFCC arrests former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Senate President and immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim.

Qatar fixes minimum wage at $200 for migrant workers

Qatar has set a temporary minimum wage for migrant workers worth around $200 a month, its labour minister said Thursday, a benchmark reform following widespread criticism of Doha's preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

Trump hits out at Democrat accused of groping broadcaster's breasts while asleep

After days of relative silence about a series of sexual misconduct scandals roiling the United States, President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday, bashing a leading Democrat now under investigation.

Cameroon's National Assembly building almost completely burnt down, foul play suspected (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Cameroon's government says an overnight fire has destroyed much of parliament in the capital, Yaounde.

Nigerian man declared wanted in US for various offences, cash reward offered for his arrest (PHOTOS)

A 52-year-old Nigerian man has been declared wanted by South Bureau Recovery Team in California.

‘There’s no going back’ - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party tells Mugabe to resign

Leaders of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party are meeting on Friday to draft a resolution to dismiss President Robert Mugabe at the weekend and lay the ground for his impeachment next week if he refuses to stand down, a senior party source said.

Mugabe attends university graduation in first public appearance since military takeover (VIDEO)

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced "significant progress" on talks for his departure and arrested some of his allies.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

U.S. wants 'new era' in Zimbabwe - official

The United States is seeking "a new era" for Zimbabwe, the State Department's top official for Africa said on Thursday, implicitly calling on long-time President Robert Mugabe to step aside as a political crisis mounts.

Jonathan’s govt won gold medal in corruption, money disappeared faster than Usain Bolt - Tinubu (VIDEO)

A national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday in Abuja said the Goodluck Jonathan administration won gold medal in corruption and a red card in good governance.

Military officers who allegedly stole N239m pension of dead officers get N1m bail (PHOTOS)

Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Jabi, Abuja on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 granted bail to the two military officers accused of complicity in stealing monies meant for payment of death benefits of deceased officers.

Da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ sells for $450 million, breaks world record

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450.3 million in New York, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said.

Judge reverses controversial BVN ruling, unblocks bank accounts

A federal judge who earlier granted an order for bank accounts not linked to bank verification numbers to be frozen has reversed himself.

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face Iran - defence chief

Israel's military chief of staff said in an interview Thursday that his country was prepared to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face Iran's plans "to control the Middle East."

221 police officers are attached to Anambra Governor Obiano for his protection - Nigerian Police

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Thursday said that 221 police officers were attached to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra for his personal and office protection.

Google honours Nigerian author Chinua Achebe on posthumous birthday

Technology giant, Google, has honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe, considered the father of modern African literature, on its doodle.

Fall from Grace: Mugabe's wife was his weakness

President Robert Mugabe's downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe's military, analysts say.

Do more, Nigerians are suffering - Tinubu tells Buhari

A national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, and a former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday lectured President Muhammadu Buhari on how to use the remaining part of his tenure to move Nigeria forward.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit, insists on finishing his presidential term - sources

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and balking at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said on Thursday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Adeola's Show 2 (Zimbabwe Coup; Buhari Spends $3 Billion Looking For Oil In The North)

Zimbabwean army seizes power and takes control of the country's capital, Harare, while keeping President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest.

Ojukwu’s son dumps APGA, founded by his father, for APC, commends Buhari

Emeka Ojukwu jnr, son of the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).