Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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.

Returning Nigerians express relief after 'hell' of Libya camps

Nigerian migrants expressed relief as they arrived home on Tuesday from Libya, describing the "hell" of harsh conditions in detention camps where they had been held.

Buhari hints at reelection, says Kano is in ‘my pocket’

Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday made his first trip as Nigerian president to a key state, in the latest sign of his return to the national stage after months of illness and treatment abroad.

Vladimir Putin will seek a new six-year term as Russian president

President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday he would seek re-election in March 2018, a contest opinion polls show he will win comfortably, setting the stage for him to extend his dominance of Russia's political landscape into a third decade.

Ugandans charged for presidential protest song “Wumula” suggesting Museveni should retire

Two Ugandan musicians were released on bail on Wednesday after being charged with disturbing the peace of veteran President Yoweri Museveni for a song suggesting he should retire, their lawyer said.

BREAKING: Nigeria approves establishment of 6 new private universities

The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of six new private Universities in Nigeria.

"The Silence Breakers" beat Trump to Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2017

"The Silence Breakers" - those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment - have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Long queue, mammoth crowd welcome Buhari in Kano State

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday welcomed to Kano State by a mammoth crowd.

PHOTOS: Teacher killed for flogging student in Anambra State

Pictures of Rita Odilinye, who was killed last week after flogging a 14-year-old student for not sweeping her class at Starlight secondary school, Ogidi, Anambra state, have emerged online.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Switzerland returning $321 million of Abacha loot to Nigeria

Around $321 million in public funds stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha will be returned to the African country, Switzerland said Monday.

Court unfrezees Patience Jonathan’s 16 accounts

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has lifted an order made on May 30, freezing 16 bank accounts linked to wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

Countries pledge $857 million to help world's refugees - UN

The United Nations said Tuesday that it had received pledges amounting to $857 million (726 million euros) to fund operations aimed to help an estimated 67 million displaced and stateless people worldwide next year.

N4.9 billion fraud: How Femi Fani-Kayode laundered N840m - Witness

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 admitted in evidence some documents tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

Outrage over Rochas Okorocha appointment: 'Use your senses' - Commissioner for Happiness blasts Nigerians

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, who was previously widely criticised for using public funds to erect statues of African leaders, has sparked outrage after appointing his biological sister as the commissioner for happiness and couples' fulfillment.

Ex-President Jonathan key to Nigeria corruption trial - court

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan was a "vital witness" in the corruption case of his party's spokesman, a court was told on Tuesday.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Governor Okorocha swears in his sister as 'Commissioner for Happiness'

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in his biological sister as Imo State’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.

Obama calls for more women in power 'because men seem to be having problems these days’

Former US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for more women to be put in positions of power "because men seem to be having some problems these days".