Tuesday, January 31, 2017

US border patrol 'checking people's Facebook for political views'


Several detainees from the seven countries banned by President Trump and an immigration lawyer have confirmed that US border agents are checking people’s Facebook pages for their political views before allowing them into the country.

Monday, January 30, 2017

130-year-old Harvard Law Review elects Nigeria's Imelme Umana as first black woman president


The revered Harvard Law Review (HLR) has finally elected its first Black woman, Nigeria's Imelme Umana, as president after 130 years.

Taraba sacks 8 directors over delay in payment of salaries


The Taraba Government on Monday said it had sacked eight directors over allegation bordering on misconduct, even as workers give strike notice.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Gunmen open fire in Quebec city mosque, Canada, kill five


Five people were killed after gunmen opened fire in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers, the mosque’s president told reporters on Sunday.

Gunmen open fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada

Canada to offer temporary residency to those stranded by Trump's ban


Canada will offer temporary residency to people stranded in the country as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said on Sunday.

Keeping It Real With Adeola- 247 (Goodbye Yahya Jammeh; Buhari In London; Cameroon's Biya Killing Protesters)


This week on Keeping It Real, Adeola says goodbye to former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh as he moves to Equatorial Guinea.

Adeola talks about President’s Buhari’s medical checkup in London and the accidental bombing of IDPs in Nigeria.

We can't allow execution of Christians to continue – Trump


In solidarity with Christians in the Middle East, President Donald Trump on Sunday said the U.S. cannot allow execution of Christians to continue.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Muslim ban: Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump's immigration order


A Federal Court judge has granted an emergency stay to allow people who landed in the US with valid visas to temporarily remain in the country.

Cameroon, Burkina Faso through to AFCON semis


Cameroon have edged out Senegal from the African Nations Cup race.

US travel ban working 'very nicely,' Donald Trump says


US President Donald Trump boasted Saturday that his "very strict" crackdown on Muslim immigration was working "very nicely," amid mounting resistance to the order which has been branded by many as blatantly discriminatory.

Iran to ban U.S. citizens in retaliation to Trump move


Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington's visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump.

Arrivals from Muslim countries being detained at US airports


Rights groups have filed a lawsuit in a New York court to demand the release of refugees in transit who have been detained at John F Kennedy airport.

Friday, January 27, 2017

PHOTOS: President Buhari in London


To debunk rumours by some Nigerians on social media that President Buhari was either dead or ‘under intensive care’, new pictures of him emerged on Friday.

'Virgins are burdens, the Bible is not against prostitution' - Pastor (VIDEO)


A controversial Ghanaian pastor and relationship counselor, George Lutterodt, has said that the Bible does not condemn prostitution, adding that virgins are a burden to their husbands.

Men more corrupt than women - EFCC boss, Magu


Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that corrupt tendencies were more pronounced among males than females.

West Africa to scale back military in Gambia

Photo by AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

West African nations plan to scale back a military force that secured the return to The Gambia of new President Adama Barrow to take power, the force commander said Friday.

Black South Africans still earn far less than whites - Survey


Black South Africans earned far less than their white counterparts in 2015, according to data published by Statistics South Africa on Friday.

I'm not your servant, I'm fighting for myself - President Museveni tells Ugandans (VIDEO)


President Yoweri Museveni has said that Ugandans should not deceive themselves by thinking he is their servant, but that he is a freedom fighter fighting for himself.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nigeria recovers N18 billion looted funds - Minister


The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), says the Federal Government has recovered N15 billion and $10.5 million so far in its asset recovery drive.

VIDEO: We need peace in Nigeria, don't kill - Apostle Suleman tells Christians


Following his attempted arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS), Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, has told Christians not to kill, adding that "If I hear a Christian go to attack a Muslim, I will be the one to attack the Christian because it is wrong."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trump to sign order banning refugees, suspending visas for 7 countries


U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, say congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.

Nigeria threatens to deal with subversive rumour mongers on President Buhari’s health



The Federal Government says the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on the authors of subversive messages being circulated on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

VIDEO: If I spend one day in custody, the damage that will happen in Nigeria will take a year to repair - Apostle Suleman


Apostle Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministries International, has said if he spends one day with security operatives, it would take a year to repair the damage that would happen to Nigeria.

Suleman was rescued early Wednesday morning by Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, after operatives of the Department of States Security (DSS) tried to arrest him at his hotel in Ado-Ekiti.

Fulani herdsmen killings: "I repeat it, Christians defend yourself" - Apostle Suleiman


The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has reiterated that Christians should defend themselves.

Economy, Fulani herdsmen: 2Baba to lead nationwide protest


Popular Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia, also known as 2Baba is set to lead a nationwide protest against federal government’s handling of the economy, Fulani herdsmen killings, non-payment of salaries, among other sundry issues.

I'm tired of paying N500 per round before sex with my wife - Man tells court


Mr Sunday Olaosebikan on Wednesday, approached an Igando Customary Court in Lagos to end his seven-year-old marriage to his wife, Mutiatu, for allegedly demanding for money before sex.

Inciting sermon: Fayose foils DSS attempt to arrest Apostle Suleman in Ekiti (PHOTOS, VIDEO)



A few days after Apostle Johnson Suleman ordered his members to kill Fulani herdsmen in self defense, Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose early on Wednesday morning foiled an attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest the preacher, who is in Ado Ekiti for a crusade.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Buhari's govt does wrong things and remains adamant about them - Ezekwesili


Former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, says despite the confusion and “wrong things” going on, the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration remains “adamant”.

ECOWAS force to remain in Gambia for 6 months


The ECOWAS Commission has said its coalition force in The Gambia would remain for the next six months, as requested by President, Adama Barrow.

Trump revokes U.S. pro-abortion law


U.S. President Donald Trump has revoked the Presidential Memorandum on Mexico City Policy and Assistance for Voluntary Population Planning, which allowed voluntary abortion in the U.S.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Gambia's president names ex-Jammeh minister, Ms. Jallow-Tambajang, as Vice President


Gambian President Adama Barrow has chosen a former minister of President Yahya Jammeh turned architect of his own coalition government as vice-president, a spokesman said Monday.

Man sentenced to death in Abeokuta for stealing motorcycle, phone, money


A High Court in Abeokuta on Monday sentenced Kola Akanji to death by hanging for stealing motorcycle, phone and money.

Avoid Libya for now or face death - Nigeria warns migrants


Nigeria has warned migrants to avoid Libya where penalty for illegal migration 'is usually a death sentence'.

He is "the waste of Africa" - Equatorial Guinea's opposition condemns arrival of Gambia's Jammeh



Equatorial Guinea's opposition has denounced the government's decision to welcome former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the Central African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power, AP reported.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury cars


Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.

Burkina Faso, Cameroon into Cup of Nations quarters, Gabon out

Photo by KHALED DESOUKI (AFP)

Burkina Faso and Cameroon secured progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday as hosts Gabon crashed out.

Despite saying “All Students,” Katsina University says religious memo was for Muslims only


Despite addressing its memo to “All Students, Clubs & Associations,” the administration of Umaru Yar’Ádua University in Katsina, has denied discriminating against non-Muslim students in a recent memo.

The memo dated January 17, 2017 had stated: “Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) is the only religious association allowed to operate on campus.”

Gambia: Jammeh's team came up with immunity deal but no one signed it, Senegal minister says


West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

FULL TEXT: The deal that Gambia's Yahya Jammeh signed before agreeing to step down


UPDATE: Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye has said that "former president Jammeh and his team concocted a declaration to be endorsed by (regional bloc) ECOWAS, the United Nations and the African Union that gave him every guarantee, essentially impunity", but it was signed by no one.

Earlier report...

Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh finally left Banjul, the country's capital, Saturday night to go into exile after signing a deal.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Yahya Jammeh finally leaves Gambia



Gambia's defeated president Yahya Jammeh who stepped down yesterday night has finally left is country Saturday night to go into exile.

Buhari is alive and well - Presidency


The Nigerian Presidency on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari "is alive and well".

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Police open fire on UNIOSUN students while playing football


Students of the Osun State University, Osogbo, on Saturday protested the shooting of two of their colleagues by some policemen.

Nigeria's accidental airstrike on refugee camp may have killed up to 236 people

Bodies covered in blankets. Photo by MSF

As many as 236 people may have been killed in the botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for civilians displaced by the unrest, a local official told AFP on Saturday.

VIDEO: "I now know who are my true friends" - Gambia's Jammeh says after leaving power


Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said on Saturday he now knows his true friends following the political crisis in his country.

Friday, January 20, 2017

I'm stepping down - Gambia's Yahya Jammeh announces on National TV


Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has said on state television that he has decided to relinquish power.

Gambia's Jammeh agrees to go, but exile terms not reached


Gambia's Yahya Jammeh agreed "in principle" to hand over power to President Adama Barrow on Friday, Mauritanian and Guinean sources said, but differences remained before a full deal could be reached.

Yahya Jammeh of Gambia finally agrees to step down for President Adama Barrow

Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow, has announced that defiant Yahya Jammeh has agreed to finally step down.

"It’s been the honor of my life to serve you" - Obama signs off president’s official twitter account


President Barrack Obama has signed off the official twitter account of the President, @Potus ahead of inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in less than three hours.

'Biafra for Trump' solidarity rally turns violent in Rivers, IPOB claims 11 killed (VIDEO)


Security forces on Friday reportedly opened fire on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during a rally in support of US in-coming President Donald Trump.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Biafra members hold Trump inauguration rally in Port Harcourt, Nigeria


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday, 20th January, held a rally at Igweocha to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect of the United State of America, Mr Donald Trump.