Wednesday, November 30, 2016

God told me Dangote will be president, he will fix Nigeria - Archbishop predicts

A former Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Archbishop George Amu, has said God has shown him that Nigerian billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, will one day become the nation’s President.

Governor, lawmaker exchange blows at rally (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Chaos erupted on Monday as an area Governor and a Member of Parliament in Kenya engaged in a fight in front of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and a multitude of people who came for a rally.

PICTURES: Botswana president takes public bus, plays soccer, drives himself when off duty

63-year-old President of Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, plays soccer, tennis and drives himself when not on duty. 

No protests permitted after election - Gambia's President Jammeh

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said Tuesday that no protests would be permitted after a two-week electoral campaign, as rallies in favour of opposition leader Adama Barrow reached boiling point in the capital, Banjul.

Dead stowaway found on Arik Air plane in South Africa

Lagos - A dead body was found on Wednesday in the wheel well of a Nigerian plane after it landed in South Africa, the airline said in a statement.

Nigerian woman, 76, and daughter, 35, caught with heroine at Uganda airport (PHOTOS)

Ugandan police on Wednesday morning arrested two Nigerians trafficking drugs through Entebbe International airport.

Michelle Obama 'never' will run for White House - President Obama

For anyone who might like to see Michelle Obama run for president as a Democrat, it's time to rein in that early enthusiasm. Or so says her husband, President Barack Obama.

NCC suspends data price increase

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday announced the immediate suspension of the new minimum pricing template for data services by mobile operators.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Protect human rights": U.S expresses concern over brutality against protesters in Cameroon

The United States Government on Tuesday expressed concern over protests in Bamenda and Buea communities of Cameroon that later resulted in police brutality, peoples’ deaths, injuries and destruction of property.

MMM subscriber allegedly kills self in Nsukka, leaves suicide note (Pictured)

A final year student of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), who is also reported to be a participant of the Mavrodi Mondial Movement investment scheme, popularly called MMM, has committed suicide.

76 dead in Colombia plane crash carrying Brazil’s soccer team (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Condolences and tributes have continued to pour in respect of the plane clash that killed over 76 people including some members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense.

VIDEOS, PICTURES: Cameroon soldiers brutalize students of Buea University for protesting

Security forces in Cameroon have descended on students at the University of Buea, in the South West province of the country, for protesting the payment of 10,000 FCFA ($20) as late registration fee.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 240 (Nigerian Big Men Now Getting Kidnapped; Meet SA Prophet Of Doom)

This week on Keeping It Real, Adeola talks about why kidnapping is thriving in Nigeria, and how it could be stopped.

In South Africa, a self-proclaimed prophet sprays mosquito pesticide 'doom' on his followers to perform miracles.

Lagos Assembly approves death sentence for kidnappers

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday approved death sentence for kidnappers, whose victims died in their custody.

Germany to return 100,000 asylum seekers to their home countries

Germany is planning to return 100,000 rejected asylum seekers to their home countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced.

Nigeria set to launch campaign to end child marriage, joining 15 other African countries

Child marriage. Photo credit: Kata

The Federal Government in Abuja on Monday announced plans to launch a campaign to end child marriage and other related harmful traditional practices in the country.

Unease as Zimbabwe rolls out 'surrogate' dollars

Illegal money changers having a feel of the new bond note in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo by: Philimon Bulawayo/ REUTERS

Zimbabwe on Monday started issuing "bond notes", its own currency equivalent to the US dollar, in a bid to ease critical cash shortages, but the move sparked fears of a return to hyperinflation.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Biafra: I will never betray my people for freedom - Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed never to betray Biafrans or abandon the fight for Biafra State.

As Nigeria's recession takes hold, Buhari's shine wanes

It's not Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's fault that Nigeria's economy is inextricably tied to the global price of oil, now half of its 2014 peak of over $100 per barrel.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Igbo want presidency, not Biafra - Iwuanyanwu

Politician and businessman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop treating the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, as a hero.

Fidel Castro was a ‘brutal dictator’ who oppressed his people – Trump

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday called Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died on Friday night aged 90, a "brutal dictator who oppressed his people for six decades."

Cuba announces 9 days of mourning for Fidel Castro

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Havana - The Cuban government has declared nine days of national mourning for the death of Fidel Castro, ending when his remains are interred on December 4.

LIVE UPDATES: Ondo 2016 Governorship Election Results (#OndoDecides)

Residents of Ondo State on Saturday trooped out to exercise their franchise to elect the next governor of the state.

How Castro survived over 600 assassination attempts by CIA before passing away at 90

After surviving more than 600 reported assassination attempts, former Cuban president Fidel Castro passed away peacefully aged 90.

Friday, November 25, 2016

VIDEO: Ethiopian woman feeds 1,300 homeless people in California, brings them in Limousines for Thanksgiving

For the past six years, Ethiopian born Menbere Aklilu has been helping the homeless in the East Bay, giving them a 5-star meal at her beautiful restaurant in Richmond’s Marina Bay on Thanksgiving day.

I'll ensure budget 2017 is not padded - President Buhari vows

The distortions that happened to Budget 2016, in which series of rogue projects and figures were injected into the financial document won't happen to next year's budget, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed.

If you don't want your children to end up as refugees abroad, vote for me - Gambia's Jammeh

President Yahya Jammeh said Friday Gambians who want to halt an exodus of migrants to the West should vote for him in a December 1 election widely expected to return him to power.

Obasanjo is the grandfather of corruption - Reps

Members of the House of Representatives have described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Corona beer founder makes everyone in his hometown a millionaire in his will

The founder of Corona has left £2 million to every single resident of the impoverished Spanish village he grew up in.

Nigeria's Njideka Akunyili Crosby sets new record, auctions her art work for $1.1m (PHOTOS)

A new auction record was set for the Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby in New York last week when "Drown" soared to sell for $1,092,500, over three times the high-estimate ($200,000-$300,000), in Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote now over 2 million

Hillary Clinton is now more than two million votes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote count for the US presidential elections, a tally compiled by the Cook Political Report showed on Wednesday (Nov 23).

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 239 (Jungle Justice In Nigeria; SA White Men Force Black Man Into Coffin)

This week, Adeola addresses jungle justice in Nigeria after an alleged thief was burnt to death.

The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, submits his nomination form, less than one month to election.

US election: Prayers of Americans ‘reversed’ my prophecy – TB Joshua (VIDEO)

Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) says his prediction that Hillary Clinton would win 2016 US presidential election failed because thousands of Americans wept to God in fasting and deep prayers to reverse his prophecy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Malawi president opens ‘suggestion box’ to help solve country’s problems

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has placed a suggestion box at the door of the chief secretary to the government, seeking solutions from citizens on how to surmount the country’s challenges.

I'm already president - Grace Mugabe claims

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly told the ruling Zanu-PF party women's league that she is already the president, as she "plans and does everything with President Robert Mugabe".

HIV Malawi man who had sex with over 100 women jailed with hard labour

An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for "harmful practices".

I acquired 95% of my wealth before entering politics – Bukola Saraki

Nigeria’s Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has told the BBC Hausa service that he acquired 95% of his wealth before he entered politics.

Patience Jonathan: Court declines plea on frozen $15.5m account

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court Lagos, on Tuesday, refused to restrain a brother judge from taking steps in relation to the frozen 15.5 million dollars allegedly belonging to former first lady, Patience Jonathan.

Wife axes husband to death in his sleep after dispute

A man in Lusaka has been brutally murdered by his wife while he was asleep following a marital dispute.

Donald Trump lists his first 100 days agenda (VIDEO)

The incoming U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday released a “video message” to Americans, sharing his specific agenda in his first 100 days in office.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mugabe hints at retirement

For the first time, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 91, has said he will retire.

2019: Nigerians will vote for Buhari because he's not stealing their money - Aide

A Presidential spokesperson, Mal. Garba Shehu has dismissed suggestions that the masses will desert President Buhari in 2019 as unfounded and utterly ridiculous, and asserted that ordinary Nigerians are the backbone of his mandate and the only reason he ran for the office is to protect them against the rapacious merchants of corruption, who have held Nigeria back for decades.

Ghanaian woman sets Nigerian husband, brother-in-law on fire (Graphic PHOTOS)

The Nigerian husband set ablaze by Ghanaian wife, Benjamin Oyem. Photo credit: Ghana web
A Nigerian man living in Ghana, Benjamin Oyem, has died from injuries sustained when his brother’s Ghanaian wife, Comfort Agboloshie, set the room they were sleeping in on fire.

PHOTOS: Pastor uses Doom insect killer to ‘heal’ church members

A South African pastor is spraying his congregants with insecticide to heal them of cancer, HIV and other problems.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

How gunmen kidnapped minister at home of President Buhari's cousin

The Kaduna Police Command on Sunday confirmed the kidnapping of a former minister of foreign affairs Bagudu Hirse, by unidentified gunmen.

PHOTOS: Fani-Kayode, family, friends join Jonathan to cut his 59th birthday cake

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday celebrated his 59th birthday.

Nigerians should not expect improved power in next 5 years – Electricity Distribution boss

The Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Olufunke Osibodu, has urged Nigerians not to expect any improvement in the power sector in the next five years.

Zambian President Lungu cuts salary by half to revive economy - reports

Kampala - Zambian President Edgar Lungu has asked that his salary be cut by half as part of the government-led austerity measures aimed at reviving the country's economy, the vice-president said Friday.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

13-year-old student impregnates teacher (VIDEO)

Alexandar Vera, a former Texas teacher who admitted to having sex with her 13-year-old student has pleaded guilty.

Michelle Obama's fashion designer refuses to dress Melania Trump

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A fashion designer who dressed first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that she refuses to dress the incoming first lady Melania Trump because of the “rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign.”