Friday, February 23, 2018

“Christianity has become deluded” - Benny Hinn admits going too far with prosperity preaching (VIDEO)

Popular televangelist Benny Hinn has admitted to going to “the extreme” with the prosperity gospel, saying it’s time to start living Biblically.

Woman rams vehicle into White House security barrier

The US Secret Service on Friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been apprehended.

22-year-old lady finally finds her dad who abandoned her mom because he thought she was an “outcast"

A 22-year-old Sandra Okeneke is set to reunite with her biological father for the first time in her life after he abandoned her and her late mother at birth. 

South Africa's top court upholds Henry Okah's conviction

South Africa's top court on Friday reinstated a 24 year prison sentence for a Nigerian oil militant convicted of a series of terror attacks in his home country eight years ago.

Missing Dapchi schoolgirls: I’m sorry the school attack happened - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he was sorry that the attack which led to the abduction of pupils from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, happened.

Buhari reacts to Transparency International's report that corruption getting worse in his time, lists his achievements

The Nigerian government says anybody who knows where Nigeria was coming from would not believe that corruption is worse under the Buhari administration.

Zimbabwe police says it killed 2 people, injured 4 others in minibus clash

Zimbabwean police said Friday they had shot two people dead and injured four others during a confrontation in the capital Harare over a ban on commuter minibuses in the city centre.

Would you have hired Steve Jobs before Apple? Check out his job application worth $50,000 at auction (PHOTO)

A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple founder's aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month.

Buhari assures Niger Delta of rapid development

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja assured the people of Niger Delta that his administration would continue to support rapid development in the region by consolidating on all ongoing projects and initiating new ones to create more economic opportunities and jobs for the people.

Buhari to address the nation on second term

The Chairman of the APC  Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, said President Muhammadu Buhari would soon address the nation on whether he will seek re-election in 2019.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Missing schoolgirls: Angry Dapchi residents stone Yobe governor’s convoy (PHOTOS)

The visit of Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, to Dapchi was cut short as angry residents of the town pelted his convoy with stones.

14-year-old boy claims to have laid 20 eggs (PHOTOS)

A teenage boy claims he has laid 20 eggs in the past two years, completely baffling doctors.

African migrants protest Israel detentions

Hundreds of African migrants protested Thursday outside an Israeli prison where at least nine others have been incarcerated under Israel's controversial new policy of expelling or imprisoning them.

"Dead pastor comes back to life at the mortuary in Abia" - Church members (PHOTOS)

A Nigerian Pastor, Anderson Chinenye, reportedly came back to life at the mortuary after his supposed death in Abia state, his church members claim.

Trump proposes bonuses for teachers who get gun training

President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training.

Kwara lawmakers pass bill to ban sales and consumption of alcohol

Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill prohibiting manufacturing, sales and consumption of liquor in some parts of llorin, the state capital.

Missing Dapchi schoolgirls not yet rescued - Yobe Government recants, apologizes for lying

Yobe State Government has apologized for giving a false report that the schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram terrorists attacked their school in Dapchi, have been rescued by the Nigerian Army.

Outrage as teenager is punished to death by soldiers for coming late to school

Widespread condemnations have continued to trail the death of a 15-year old student of Army Day Secondary School Obinze, Miss Queendalin Ekezie, who was punished to death by a  soldier attached to the 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze,  Imo State for coming late to school.

The Namibian tribe where sex is offered to guests

The people of Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes in the Kunene and Omusati regions in Northern Namibia have an upheld culture that has defied western influence and agitation.

Sub-Saharan Africa 'most corrupt in the world' - Transparency International

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has ranked the public sectors in sub-Saharan Africa as the most corrupt in the world, with two countries hit by instability - Somalia and South Sudan - topping the list.

Former Catholic priest set to wed months after resigning from priesthood

Former Catholic priest, Rev. Patrick Henry Edet, is set to tie the knot with his lover on March 17.

Tithing is not compulsory, God will judge pastors feeding fat while members grow lean - Pastor Bakare (VIDEO)

The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has hit out at the practice of tithing saying it should not be compulsory.

Yobe school attack: We can’t confirm ‘rescue’ of missing schoolgirls - Nigerian Army

A day after Yobe State authorities said some schoolgirls reported missing after a Boko Haram attack had been rescued by Nigerian soldiers, the Defence Headquarters has told PREMIUM TIMES it has no such information.

Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings 'instantly'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed his call to arm teachers following last week's school massacre in Florida, saying it would be limited to those with military or special training but "would solve the problem instantly."

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PHOTOS: Mugabe marks 94th birthday in near solitude

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe was celebrating his first birthday since his resignation in near solitude on Wednesday, far from the lavish affair of years gone by.

Corruption getting worse in Nigeria, now more corrupt than Kenya - Transparency International

Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday.

Melania Trump’s immigrant parents become US residents

First lady Melania Trump's parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president.

BREAKING: Nigerian Army rescue abducted Yobe schoolgirls inside bush

Abdullahi Bego, Director-General Press Affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday announced the rescue of the school girls missing since Boko Haram attacked their school on Monday.

2 days after, Buhari finally breaks silence on alleged Boko Haram kidnap of schools girls

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally spoken out on the alleged kidnap of school girls by Boko Haram terrorists.

Nnamdi Kanu lies too much, worse than chameleon - Abia state governor Ikpeazu (VIDEO)

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said that Nnamdi Kanu, who is the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), lies too much and equally worse than a chameleon.

When will you respond to fresh Boko Haram ‘kidnap of 111 school girls’? - Ezekwesili asks Buhari

Former Minister of Education and co-coordinator of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, on Wednesday condemned the silence of President Buhari over the reported kidnap of 111 school girls in Yobe State.

Nigerian lady attempts suicide after her boyfriend broke up with her, leaves note (PHOTOS)

A Nigerian lady has penned her parents and friends a heartbreaking note, and attempted suicide after her man broke up with her.

Monkey swallows N70 million of Northern Senators Forum money

The N70 million handed over to the Northern Senators Forum has been swallowed by monkeys in the farm of a ranking senator. 

No lavish birthday celebration as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe turns 94

Zimbabweans marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 for much of his 37-year rule.

Popular US Evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 99.

Yusuf Buhari is not dead - Presidency debunks rumour

The Presidency has denied ‘the evil news’ making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, Yusuf, is dead.

94 school girls missing after Boko Haram attacked secondary school in Yobe - Parents

Parents and school authorities have revealed that at least 94 school girls from Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School at Dapchi town in Bursari local government area of Yobe state are missing after an all-girls school was attacked by Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. 

'I inherited a very broke country', says Liberia's president George Weah

Liberia's new President George Weah on Tuesday pledged to fight endemic corruption as he spoke about conditions in his "broke country" on the first day of an official visit to Paris.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

250 dead in Russian and Syrian government airstrikes as the war ramps up

Syrian and Russian air strikes pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night.

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria blames rain after Dana Air plane overshoots runway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), has blamed ‘a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm’, as the cause of a Dana airline aircraft that overshot the airport runway on Tuesday evening.

I have fulfilled my major promises – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday visited Yola where he insisted that he had fulfilled major promises made to electorate during his political campaign.

PHOTOS: Dana Airline plane from Lagos to Port Harcourt overshoots runway, presently inside bush

A Dana Airline aircraft flying from Lagos to Port Harcourt on Tuesday night overshot the airport runway and is presently inside the bush from where passengers are being evacuated.

Leading Zimbabwe pastor warns elections may be rigged

A prominent Zimbabwean activist voiced doubt Tuesday that upcoming elections -- the first since Robert Mugabe's ouster -- will be credible, as the new president's commitment to basic rights was still unclear.

Social media reacts as picture of Mugabe and his wife, Grace, goes viral

A picture of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe together with his wife Grace and the African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki, has gone viral on social media.

Fresh fears of another Chibok-style mass kidnapping as Boko Haram storms Yobe school with trucks

A Boko Haram attack on a girls school in northeast Nigeria has revived fears of another Chibok-style mass kidnapping, even as the government claims the jihadists are on the verge of defeat.

Farmer uses poster of a porn star to keep his crops safe (PHOTOS)

A farmer erected a large poster of actress Sunny Leone to keep his crops safe from the “evil eye” of fellow villagers. 

Biafra: Court orders separate trial for IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

The treason trial of Biafran separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu resumed on Tuesday but the defendant again failed to turn up in court.

Buhari’s SGF spends N65 million on website

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, in 2017 appropriated and claimed to have spent N65 million on its website.

Nigeria declares hate speech as act of terrorism

The Federal government has declared hate speech as an act of terrorism and warned that it will, henceforth, prosecute those who indulge in the practice. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

17 people buried alive after 50ft garbage collapses on top of seven homes in Mozambique

At least 17 people were killed when a rubbish mound collapsed in a poor district of Mozambique's capital Maputo, crushing several nearby homes, emergency services said.