25
Jun2017

One of Lee Rigby's murderers now regarded as Britain's most dangerous prisoner

One of Lee Rigby's murderers now regarded as Britain's most dangerous prisoner

One of the murderers of Fusilier Lee Rigby is now regarded as the most dangerous prisoner in the British penal system. Muslim extremist Michael Adebolajo, 31, has been described by prison officer as “violent, unpredictable and a major danger to other prisoners”. But the real threat he poses is his...

25
Jun2017

I still iron my wife’s clothes — Adeboye

I still iron my wife’s clothes — Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said he still irons his wife’s clothes. Adeboye said this on his official Twitter handle on Saturday. The renowned pastor, in a series of tweets on humility, said, “I still iron/press my wife’s clothes when I’m...

25
Jun2017

Prince Harry 'wanted out' of Royal Family

Prince Harry 'wanted out' of Royal Family

Prince Harry was once so disillusioned with being part of the Royal Family that he decided he "wanted out". Having considered giving up his title, he finally decided he should remain and "work out a role for myself". Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the prince - who is fifth...

25
Jun2017

Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees

Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees

Ghana's government on Friday sought to reassure the public that two former Guantanamo prisoners living in the West African nation remained under supervision, a day after a court ruled their arrival was unconstitutional without parliament's approval. Ghana's Information Ministry said the government will comply with the Supreme Court ruling and...

25
Jun2017

Day 50 of medical trip: Nigerians want presidency to disclose Buhari’s illness, bills

Day 50 of medical trip: Nigerians want presidency to disclose Buhari’s illness, bills

Today makes it 50 days since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country for the United Kingdom on a medical vacation, yet Nigerians still do not know the President’s ailment, the treatment he travelled for and when he will be back. Some Nigerians, who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday, expressed...

25
Jun2017

Emir Sanusi suspends another Bayero’s son

Emir Sanusi suspends another Bayero’s son

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi 11, has suspended another son of late Emir Ado Bayero and District Head of Takai Local Government, Alhaji Bashir Ado Bayero over “disloyalty”. The suspended district head was also directed to appear before the palace disciplinary committee to decide the next line of...

25
Jun2017

Eid-el-fitri: Buhari preaches peace, unity

Eid-el-fitri: Buhari preaches peace, unity

• Warns against reckless statements President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-fitri celebration. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the president urged all citizens to resolve to live in...

24
Jun2017

IGP explains why kidnapper Evans did not invest in Nigeria and seeks death sentence for him

IGP explains why kidnapper Evans did not invest in Nigeria and seeks death sentence for him

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on Friday, advocated for the imposition of death sentence on convicted kidnappers. The IGP who spoke at a dialogue session he held with Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, under the umbrella of Situation Room, in Abuja, said the case of recently apprehended...

24
Jun2017

Kenya police arrest 2 Nigerians with Sh4.5m heroin

Kenya police arrest 2 Nigerians with Sh4.5m heroin

Two Nigerians have been arrested by the Anti-narcotics Division of Kenya Police for possession of 1.5kg heroin with a street value of Sh4.5 million (N14m) in Nyali, Mombasa. Chukwu James and Gageche Gold Patience were nabbed Friday morning during a raid at the apartment in the posh Estate. According to...

24
Jun2017

NDLEA: $85bn Global Cocaine Trade Fueling Terrorism, Money Laundering in Nigeria

NDLEA: $85bn Global Cocaine Trade Fueling Terrorism, Money Laundering in Nigeria

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Mohammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd) has stated that funds from the $85 billion global illicit drug trade is exacerbating insurgency, money-laundering, political instability, international terrorism and wider destabilisation in Nigeria in particular and the entire West Africa sub-region in general....

24
Jun2017

We’ll scare away kidnappers with ‘juju’ – Lagos schoolteachers

We’ll scare away kidnappers with ‘juju’ – Lagos schoolteachers

Two days after a threat letter sent to Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry, by some suspected kidnappers, staff members of the school said they did not believe any kidnapper is powerful enough to attack the school. The writers of the letter, who claimed to be behind the kidnap of...

24
Jun2017

Outrage in Tanzania over pregnant schoolgirls ban

Outrage in Tanzania over pregnant schoolgirls ban

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women's organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls...

24
Jun2017

Lagos to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum

Lagos to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum

Adetona Odukomaiya, Technical Director of Lagos State Scrabble Association, on Friday said plans were underway to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum in the state. Odukomaiya said that the association had been working closely with the State Ministry of Education to ensure its implementation. “We have introduced scrabble as a game...

24
Jun2017

UN begins disputed probe into DR Congo killings

UN begins disputed probe into DR Congo killings

The United Nations Human Rights Council opened an investigation on Friday into killings and other atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 47-member Geneva forum adopted by consensus a resolution brought by African countries that also called on the government of President Joseph Kabila to...

24
Jun2017

South Africa hit by outbreak of H5N8 bird flu

South Africa hit by outbreak of H5N8 bird flu

South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday. On Thursday, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said there was a reported outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird...

24
Jun2017

Tanzanian president unfazed by critics against policy banning pregnant girls from schools

Tanzanian president unfazed by critics against policy banning pregnant girls from schools

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has rejected activists’ calls for the government to allow pregnant students to attend state schools, saying it was immoral for young girls to be sexually active. Tanzania’s ban on pregnant girls attending state primary and secondary schools dates back to 1961, when the country secured its...

24
Jun2017

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching...

24
Jun2017

DSS busts plot to attack Kano; 27 grenades recovered

DSS busts plot to attack Kano; 27 grenades recovered

The Department of State Services (DSS), on Friday, said it had uncovered a plot by suspected terrorists to attack Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Maiduguri during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. Mr Tony Opuiyo, an operative of the service who made the disclosure in Abuja, said two suspects — Yusuf Adamu and Abdulmuminu...

24
Jun2017

DHQ to Nigerians: You are safe everywhere

DHQ to Nigerians: You are safe everywhere

The Defence Headquarters on Friday assured Nigerians that their lives and property are safe and secured wherever they choose to reside in the nation. The Director Defence Information Maj.-Gen. John Enenche gave the assurance in a statement. Enenche said that this followed “so many requests in the recent past, to...

23
Jun2017

Botswana’s second President, Masire, dies at 91

Botswana’s second President, Masire, dies at 91

The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition. A statement by his family and the trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation (SKMF) confirmed the death. “He died peacefully at...

23
Jun2017

Referendum: Kanu gives condition for November election in Anambra, threatens 2019 general elections

Referendum: Kanu gives condition for November election in Anambra, threatens 2019 general elections

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu says the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state will not hold unless the federal government conducts a referendum on Biafra. He threatened that members of his group might also boycott the 2019 general election in Biafra land should...

23
Jun2017

Labour unions: No negotiating Nigeria’s unity

Labour unions: No negotiating Nigeria’s unity

Organised Labour Movement in the country has urged Nigerians to stand up with one voice and fight those promoting division on the basis of primordial affinity in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) gave the advise at a news conference jointly addressed by the Trade Union...

23
Jun2017

INEC writes to Melaye, begins recall process July 3

INEC writes to Melaye, begins recall process July 3

IThe Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate. It said that the decision to inform Melaye was taken at its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, where the petition submitted...

23
Jun2017

Lagos Police keep mum over alleged kidnappers’ threat to storm Badagry school

Lagos Police keep mum over alleged kidnappers’ threat to storm Badagry school

The Lagos State Police Command Thursday kept mum over the alleged letter sent to the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry by a gang of kidnappers, threatening to abduct some students and staff of the school. The letter, which purportedly emanated from the same gang who had earlier stormed the...

23
Jun2017

Nigeria will remain one united country, says Sultan

Nigeria will remain one united country, says Sultan

Efforts to douse the rising tension in the country have received a huge boost with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, saying Nigeria will not only overcome the prevailing hate-filled agitations but will also remain one united country. A coalition of northern youth groups had recently given the...

23
Jun2017

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as "a good start". However, she said there were "many, many other questions" about Brexit and there was "still a lot to do". The UK proposal was unveiled by Prime Minister...

23
Jun2017

Kufour, Rawlings and Mahama to queue when applying for US visa

Kufour, Rawlings and Mahama to queue when applying for US visa

The United States Ambassador to Ghana has hinted that, Members of Parliament, Ministers of state including all former presidents are expected to join queue like ordinary Ghanaians, when applying for US visas for their private visits. According to the US authorities, Ghana embassy has withdrawn all courtesies extended to top...

23
Jun2017

Saudis slam tough terms on Qatar to end blockade

Saudis slam tough terms on Qatar to end blockade

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states boycotting Qatar have slammed the rich nation a list of 13 tough terms to end their blockade. Top on the list are demands that the Qataris close the global Al Jazeera television and reduce ties to their regional adversary Iran, Reuters reported, quoting...

23
Jun2017

CAN rejects FG’s position on CRK, IRK merger 

CAN rejects FG’s position on CRK, IRK merger 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has rejected explanations from the Federal Government on alleged merger of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) with other subjects in Nigerian schools. The association has challenged government to publish full details of the new curriculum for Nigerians to see. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu,...

23
Jun2017

UK deploys RAF detachment to train Nigerian Air Force Regiment

UK deploys RAF detachment to train Nigerian Air Force Regiment

The United Kingdom has deployed officers from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection (FP) Wing from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment for six weeks. The Royal Air Force is the UK’s aerial warfare force formed toward the end of the First World War...

22
Jun2017

Kim Kardashian says those cellulite bikini shots were photoshopped

Kim Kardashian says those cellulite bikini shots were photoshopped

Back in April, Kim Kardashian was spotted flaunting her famous derrière while on vacation in Mexico. The 36-year-old star is used to paparazzi shots but she wasn’t too happy with the bikini photos that emerged from her girly trip. Wearing a vintage Dior bikini, Kim’s body appeared to show a...

22
Jun2017

Protest turns sour in India over girl raped in hospital

Protest turns sour in India over girl raped in hospital

An angry mob stormed a hospital after a teenage girl was allegedly raped in an intensive care unit. Rioting protesters clashed with baton-wielding police officers outside the Jagriti Hospital in the city of Kanpur in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state. But the crowd turned on cops, throwing stones and charging...

22
Jun2017

Fresh evidence: Notorious Nigerian kidnapper’s family also hold Ghanaian passports

Fresh evidence: Notorious Nigerian kidnapper’s family also hold Ghanaian passports

Fresh evidence intercepted by Joy News shows that notorious Nigerian billionaire kidnapper did not only fraudulently secure a Ghanaian passport, but he also acquired one for the wife and two of his children. Chukwudidumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans was issued with a Ghanaian passport this year under a fake name, Asare...

22
Jun2017

Nkrumah best president ever - Sekou to Kufuor

Nkrumah best president ever - Sekou to Kufuor

Dr Sekou Nkrumah, the youngest son of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, has said his father “had his faults”, however, “the fact is no political leader [past or present president] can be compared to him”. Former President Nkrumah led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as...

22
Jun2017

Rawlings turns 70 today amidst election woes of NDC

Rawlings turns 70 today amidst election woes of NDC

Former Ghanaian president, Jerry John Rawlings has turned 70 years of age, making him the second former president to become a septuagenarian. The first ever former president to have hit 70 and above is John Kufuor of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). The former military leader continues to be...

22
Jun2017

Why Nigerians are angry, by Onaiyekan

Why Nigerians are angry, by Onaiyekan

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, yesterday said anger and dissatisfaction expressed by people would continue in the country, when federal character principle leads to injustice and marginalization. To address the ongoing agitation in Nigeria, the Onaiyekan advised the Federal Government to change the rules of governance in...

22
Jun2017

Quit notice: Call for arrest of Arewa youths unpatriotic —Kwankwaso

Quit notice: Call for arrest of Arewa youths unpatriotic —Kwankwaso

Former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has advised against call for the arrest of leaders of Arewa youth groups who have given the Igbo a three-month ultimatum to quit the northern part of the country by October 1, 2017. Describing the call even from some governors of...

22
Jun2017

We’ve resolved Nigeria must not break, say governors

We’ve resolved Nigeria must not break, say governors

• Osinbajo asks state helmsmen to battle hate speech State governors, on Wednesday, said they had resolved that they would not allow Nigeria to break up, stating that those fanning the embers of war were wasting their time. The governors spoke after their meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at...

22
Jun2017

Court gives Lagos fishing communities demolition reprieve

Court gives Lagos fishing communities demolition reprieve

Impoverished fishing communities in Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, celebrated a court ruling on Wednesday that said government demolitions of their homes were illegal. Residents went to court in October to protest the Lagos state government's plan to demolish their waterfront communities on the pretext of cutting crime in the megacity....

22
Jun2017

ECOWAS Commission and partners donate food to refugees in Abuja

ECOWAS Commission and partners donate food to refugees in Abuja

The ECOWAS Commission in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Commission for Refugee Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have donated food items worth USD 3,000 to refugees in Abuja as part of the activities lined up for the celebration of the World...