Saturday, September 23, 2017

US bombers fly off North Korean coast in a show of force as tensions between the countries escalate

US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions.

“Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up” - Lebron James tells Trump

LeBron James has defended his arch rival Steph Curry after Donald Trump withdrew an invitation to NBA champions Golden State Warriors to visit the White House.

Talented Nigerian hyperrealistic artist uses razor blade to draw on wood (PHOTOS)

A talented self-taught Nigerian hyperrealistic artist uses razor blade to draw on wood and burner.

Some critics of Buhari will complain about God if they mistakenly make heaven - Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says some of those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari are ‘professional critics’ who will ‘complain about God if they mistakenly get into heaven’.

Nigeria to merge BVN, driver’s licence and national identity card

The Federal Government has announced its decision to stop what it called proliferation and duplication of biometric-based identity systems in the country.

Ugandan court official suspended for wearing 'a very short, tight dress' (PHOTOS)

A clerk and interpreter at the Kasangati Grade One Magistrates’ Court in Kampala was suspended for wearing a ‘short and tight dress’.

Nigerian Army declares victory over IPOB

The Nigerian Army has declared victory over the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which was recently proscribed and declared a terrorist organization.

Trump withdraws invitation to NBA star Curry after he said 'I don't want to go’

President Donald Trump said Saturday he was withdrawing an invitation extended to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after Steph Curry declared 'I don't want to go'.

Kabila at UN pledges DR Congo elections but still no date

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations on Saturday that his country is moving towards holding elections but vowed to resist "foreign diktats" on setting a date for the historic vote.

A new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hits Mexico

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck southeast of the town of Matías Romero in Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Nigerian journalist detained for reporting that relief materials were being diverted from flood victims

A Nigerian journalist was detained for reporting that relief materials were allegedly being diverted from a camp for flood victims, his employers and police said Saturday.

3.5-magnitude earthquake rattles North Korea near nuclear test site

A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site Saturday, US seismologists said, in what China’s seismic service said was a “suspected explosion”, but Seoul deemed a “natural earthquake”.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 280 (IPOB vs Fulani Herdsmen; Ugandan Minister Exposes Corruption)

Nigerian government says IPOB is a terrorist organization while Fulani herdsmen are just criminals.

EFCC traces another $1.5 billion to former petroleum minister Alison Madueke and her associates.

Pro-restoration protests rock Cameroon’s English-speaking regions (PHOTOS)

Thousands of demonstrators from largely Francophone Cameroon’s English-speaking minority took to the streets to demand more rights on Friday, some of them hoisting separatist flags.

Pro-restoration protests rock Cameroon’s English-speaking regions (PHOTOS)

Thousands of demonstrators from largely Francophone Cameroon’s English-speaking minority took to the streets to demand more rights on Friday, some of them hoisting separatist flags.

Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving must remain because they ‘lack the intellect’ of men - Cleric

A Saudi cleric who said women should not drive because their brains shrink to a quarter the size of a man’s when they go shopping has been banned from preaching, state television said.

Nnamdi Kanu challenges court order declaring IPOB terrorist organisation

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a terrorist group.

‘Madman’ North Korea leader to be ‘tested like never before’ - Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday warned “madman” North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be “tested,” the latest in an exchange of insults between the two.

FULL TEXT: North Korean leader's message to Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Friday warned he would make US President Donald Trump "pay dearly" for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations.

Uber stripped of its licence to operate in London

London stripped Uber on Friday of its licence to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.

Nigeria’s toxic NGO regulation bill

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is presently considering what perhaps qualifies as the most dangerous piece of legislation to come before the National Assembly since the return of civilian rule in 1999. It is the NGO Regulation Bill sponsored by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Umar Buba Jibril. The Bill is stunning in its audacity, far reaching in its scope and a danger to elective government in Nigeria. It should not be allowed to pass.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

"Return of biblical Goliath" - Mugabe at UN mocks ‘Giant Gold Goliath’ Trump who 'threatens extinction of other countries'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the “return of the biblical Giant Gold Goliath to our midst.”

Gambia pledges to abolish death penalty

The Gambia has pledged to abolish the death penalty in a clean break with the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, giving activists hope that more African states will follow its example.

Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid government crackdown

Thousands of protesters in Togo Thursday joined demonstrations around the country for a second day against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

World's richest woman worth $39.5 billion, Liliane Bettencourt, dies at 94

L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world’s richest woman whose old age was clouded by dementia, has died at the age of 94, her family said Thursday.

France denies funding IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu

The government of France has denied having links with secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

About 75 million Nigerians are illiterate – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday described the rate of illiteracy in the country as alarming.

Kenya pushes presidential election re-run to October 26

Kenya's electoral commission has moved the date for fresh presidential elections to Oct 26, as President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly criticized the court decision to hold new polls.

President Kenyatta slams Supreme Court ruling annulling his election victory as judicial ‘coup’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a "coup" that stole democracy from the people.

NNPC extends oil search to Sokoto Basin, says it's determined to find oil in the North

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it has started the process of oil and gas exploration in the Sokoto basin, adding that the corporation was determined to find oil in the northern part of the country.

Biafra: IPOB is a terrorist organization while Fulani herdsmen are just criminals - Presidency (VIDEO)

President Muhammadu Buhari's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Thursday said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a terrorist organization while Fulani herdsmen who have reportedly killed thousands of people are just criminals.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Uganda bans protests amid bid to end presidential age limit

Ugandan police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit, seen as a bid to pave the way for Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term as leader.

Biafra: The financial headquarters of IPOB is in France - Nigerian Government

The Nigerian Government on Wednesday said the financial headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in France.

Many of my friends are going to Africa to 'get rich' - Trump

US President Donald Trump hailed Africa's business potential Wednesday, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to "get rich."

Journalists not terrorists: Cameroon using anti-terror law to 'silence critics'

Cameroon’s vague anti-terror law is being used by the government to arrest and silence journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has revealed in a new report.

PHOTOS: Nigeria’s Attorney General gets court order designating IPOB a terrorist organization

The Nigerian government has followed the legal process by getting a court order to legalize the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a terrorist organization.

22-yr-old Tolulope Arotile graduates as the best flight student from Nigerian Air Force (PHOTOS)

22-year-old Tolulope Arotile graduated as the best flight student from the Nigerian Air Force.

248 killed in Mexico earthquake, including 22 children crushed beneath a school

Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

Minister of Interior, Dambazau, denies threatening to kill IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has denied reports that he threatened to kill the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Health minister separates siamese twins

In most countries, health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles.

VIDEO: Grace Mugabe’s son celebrates his 2 newly acquired Rolls Royce 'worth £4m' in bankrupt Zimbabwe

The eldest son of Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has imported two Rolls Royce limousines into the bankrupt country.

After model assault, Mugabe's son goes on shopping spree in New York (PHOTOS)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s son who was in the news last month when his mother  assaulted a 20-year-old South African model, was spotted in New York on Tuesday on a shopping spree.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Grace Mugabe's son buys 2 Rolls Royce (PHOTOS)

Despite Zimbabwe’s economic crisis, Grace Mugabe’s oldest son, Russell Goreraza, 33, from her first marriage, reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines into Harare on Sunday.

Imo Governor Okorocha owing workers salaries celebrates birthday with 27 cakes (PHOTOS)

Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha who has not paid workers and pensioners for months is celebrating his birthday with 27 cakes.

Nigerian Airforce joins Operation Python Dance II in Southeast (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has joined the Operation Python Dance II campaign in the Southeast by deploying its air assets in support of the ground troops.

'At least 49 dead' after earthquake rocks Mexico City (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

At least 49 people were killed when a powerful earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 temblor.

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea 'if forced to’

President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the United States is ready to "totally destroy" North Korea and vowed to confront Iran's "murderous regime" over its weapons program.

BREAKING: 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico City

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has hit central Mexico, the US Geological Survey has said, on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that caused major damage, and 11 days after a huge temblor killed 96 people.

Our faith in democracy remains firm and unshaken - President Buhari tells the world

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the international community of Nigeria’s firm and unshaken commitment to democracy in the country and the African continent.

Tanzanian newspaper, Mwanahalisi, suspended for 2 years for 'insulting president'

An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesman said Tuesday, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security.