Hundreds killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks

Hundreds killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks About 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, the police said yesterday. Eight blasts were reported, including at three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district during Easter services. The Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotels and one other, all...... more

Multiple fatalities in New Zealand’s mosques shootings

Multiple fatalities in New Zealand’s mosques shootings An attack on two crowded mosques during Friday’s prayers left multiple people dead, police said, on what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”. Witnesses spoke of seeing bloodied bodies, with children also believed to be among the dead, and police warned of “extremely distressing footage”...... more

Nnamdi Kanu to write Donald Trump over US Ambassador’s role in sending ‘fake’ Buhari to White House

Nnamdi Kanu to write Donald Trump over US Ambassador’s role in sending ‘fake’ Buhari to White House Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to petition US President Donald Trump over the role his ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, played in sending an impostor to the White House as “dead” President Muhammadu Buhari. Kanu, who made the vow yesterday in a special...... more

Teenager beheads self with chainsaw after losing computer game

Teenager beheads self with chainsaw after losing computer game A 15-year-old teenager, Pavel Mateev, allegedly beheaded himself with a chainsaw, after he lost a computer game. According to Fox News, Mateev, went into his yard  on Monday morning where he “switched on a chainsaw and sawed off his own head.” It was reported that Mateev was addicted to a computer game that his...... more

Nigerian parents arrested in US after son dies during 40-day fasting

Nigerian parents arrested in US after son dies during 40-day fasting NIGERIAN parents, Titilayo and Kehinde Omosebi, have been arrested by the Reedsburg Police in Wisconsin, US, after their son, Ayanfe, starved to death during a religious fast. According to the Facebook page of Reedsburg Police, the father of the deceased, Kehinde walked into the police station to report that his son had...... more

Pope begs for God’s forgiveness for sexual abuse scandal

Pope begs for God’s forgiveness for sexual abuse scandal Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy. Francis is due to speak in front of some 500,000 faithful in Dublin’s Phoenix Park...... more

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday, two of his close associates said. In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced...... more

Contractor demolishes five ongoing projects, says he’s being owed

Contractor demolishes five ongoing projects, says he’s being owed A building contractor has demolished five ongoing buildings whose construction he was supervising. When police arrived the scene, he reportedly told them that he hadn’t been paid and that, that was why he did it. The contractor, who was accused of using a digger to cause up to £4m of damage...... more

Egypt sentences ex-President Morsi’s adviser, 13 others to life jail

Egypt sentences ex-President Morsi’s adviser, 13 others to life jail A Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced an adviser to ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi and 14 others to life in prison for plotting attacks on security forces and vital sites. Abdallah Shehata, an economic adviser to Morsi, and the other defendants were convicted of plotting attacks on security forces and...... more

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on Women Driving

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on Women Driving Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to modernise...... more

Nigeria’s environment conducive for business – Saraki woos Russian investors

Nigeria’s environment conducive for business – Saraki woos Russian investors President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has assured the Russian government that Nigeria is conducive for investors, especially in the oil, gas, agriculture, mining and power sectors of the economy. Saraki stated this Thursday during a meeting with the leadership of the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament –...... more

Central Bank governor dies of heart attack

Central Bank governor dies of heart attack Sudan’s Central Bank Governor, Hazem Abdelqader, died of heart attack while on a visit to Turkey, his family and the Sudanese presidential palace said yesterday. Born in 1960, Abdelqader served in various departments at the apex bank from 1985 before he was appointed governor in December 2016. Family members said the...... more

FBI arrests 74 in US, Nigeria, others for fraud

FBI arrests 74 in US, Nigeria, others for fraud The United States Department of Justice has announced the arrest of 74 people in the US and overseas, including 29 in Nigeria, and three in Canada, Mauritius and Poland, for alleged financial fraud. The arrests were as a result of a coordinated effort to disrupt business email compromise schemes that are...... more

Germany to deport 30,000 Nigerians

Germany to deport 30,000 Nigerians There is trouble for Nigerians seeking asylum in Germany as the German government is set to deport close to 30,000 of them. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa disclosed this at a programme; “Developing a mixed migration strategy for UNHCR...... more

Entire 34 Catholic bishops in Chile resign en-masse

 Entire 34 Catholic bishops in Chile resign en-masse Every Chilean bishop has offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a series of closed-door meetings with all 34 bishops at the Vatican this week, to discuss the abuse crisis in the country. The dramatic announcement followed the leaking of a 10-page letter to television channel T13, reportedly handed to the...... more

Germany ready to repatriate over 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants

Germany ready to repatriate over 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants Germany has proposed a new process that will facilitate the smooth repatriation of over 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants back home.     Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this when he received the Security Adviser to the President of Germany, Dr. Jan Hecker, and his team in Abuja.    ...... more

Controversy over Pastor who prayed at US Embassy in Jerusalem

Controversy over Pastor who prayed at US Embassy in Jerusalem A Christian minister who has disparaged Jews, Muslims and gays faced criticism as US President Donald Trump’s administration invited him to lead a prayer Monday at the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.   Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist preacher in Dallas, Texas, has been a staunch Trump supporter since...... more

Sudan arrests suspected killer of Nigerian diplomat

Sudan arrests suspected killer of Nigerian diplomat The Sudanese authorities have announced the arrest of a woman accused of killing an Immigration Attaché at the Nigerian embassy in Khartoum. Habibu Almu, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, was found stabbed to death at his home in the Sudanese capital city of Khartoum on Thursday last week. In a very short...... more

Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London

Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London Pro-Biafra protesters on Thursday stormed the Commonwealth House in London. The protest took place as President Muhammadu Buhari met with Queen Elizabeth II and other leaders of Commonwealth countries. The protesters were seen carrying placards demanding the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and...... more

Court fines media for naming rape victim

Court fines media for naming rape victim An Indian court on Wednesday ordered 12 media companies to pay $15,000 each to a compensation fund for victims of sexual violence after they published the name of an eight-year-old girl who was gang raped and murdered. Indian law prohibits the naming of rape victims, even after they have died, because...... more

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92 Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics. “A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday,...... more

2019 Elections: I’m bothered more about Security And Economy, Buhari tells Theresa May

2019 Elections: I’m bothered more about Security And Economy, Buhari tells Theresa May While politicians are preoccupied with the forthcoming general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari told British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that he is more concerned about the security of the people and the growth of the Nigerian economy. The President said this on Monday when he held a bilateral meeting with the British...... more

Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants

Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants ISRAEL announced Monday it had reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel a controversial plan to deport African migrants and replace it with a new one that will see thousands sent to Western countries. A minimum of 16,250 migrants will be resettled in unspecified Western nations under the...... more

US Visa applicants to provide social media history

US Visa applicants to provide social media history The US government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks US Visa, according to a State Department filing on Friday. The proposal, a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for U.S. visas, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would require...... more

Nigerian stabbed in South Africa

Nigerian stabbed in South Africa The Nigerian Community in South Africa said on Friday that a member was stabbed during a xenophobic attack in Rustenberg, North-West Province area. The President of Nigerian Union, South Africa, Mr Adetola Olubajo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the victim, identified as Desmond, was attacked on...... more

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns

South African President Jacob Zuma  resigns PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma of SOUTH Africa has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old has been...... more

HORROR: 71-year-old Nigerian tied with a rope, gagged on eight-hour US flight

HORROR: 71-year-old Nigerian tied with a rope, gagged on eight-hour US flight It was a harrowing experience for a 71-year-old Nigerian, David Ukesone, who had to make an eight-hour journey in a US-bound flight, fastened to his seat, with his mouth gagged with a tape. He was also denied food and water for the entire journey, according to reports from ABC News, which...... more

Pope Francis apologises for sexual abuse within Catholic Church

Pope Francis apologises for sexual abuse within Catholic Church POPE Francis has apologised for cases of sexual abuse by clergy in the Catholic Church, saying he felt “pain and shame at the irreparable damage caused to children by some ministers of the church’’. “I am one with my brother bishops, for it is right to ask for forgiveness and make...... more

Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants

Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants Israel has given a three-month notice to illegal African migrants to voluntarily leave the country or face incarceration. The country issued the order on Wednesday with a palliative for those who decide to leave on their own. It threatened who defy the order with jail if they are caught after the...... more

Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza

Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a rocket fired on Friday (Dec 8) at the Jewish state from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said in a statement. “No injuries were reported,” it added.It was the second such incident since US President Donald Trump’s statement on Wednesday recognising Jerusalem as the...... more

 

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