Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Dokpesi’s trial adjourned until February 6

11 ore 22 minuti ago
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned until Feb. 6, the trial of erstwhile Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, over alleged N2.1bn fraud. Justice John Tsoho fixed the date after the 11th prosecution witness, Mr Gabriel Agorye, testified on Friday. Agorye, led in evidence by Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the prosecuting counsel, said […]
Olusola Babarinsa

We Need a Road on this Broken Heart

11 ore 26 minuti ago
Kola Alatishe  On a broken road lives a broken heart On our broken road, I see my broken heart  I drove the broken line I ran into a famous hole — call it pitfall call it pothole  I drove into the speed bumps I shook, my heart grew a lump  I sighed! I knew these […]
Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim

[VIDEO] Driver claims epileptic seizure as he ploughs into crowd, kills baby

11 ore 29 minuti ago
A car ploughed into a crowd in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, the second-most populous municipality in Brazil. The accident, which happened on Friday in the seaside promenade, led to the death of a baby, while 17 people were injured. The 41-year-old driver told investigators he had suffered a seizure, the Rio military police said on […]
Agency Report

N5.3bn fraud: Court reaffirms order for former Enugu gov, Nnamani’s arrest

11 ore 33 minuti ago
Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday refused the plea to vacate the bench warrant it issued for the arrest of a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani. Justice Chuka Obiozor turned down the plea made by Nnamani’s lawyer, Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN), and rather insisted that the ex-governor must be […]
Oladimeji Ramon

NYSC members give birth at Oyo camp

11 ore 34 minuti ago
Two pregnant women transferred from Kwara NYSC to Oyo State camp in Iseyin delivered baby girls at the ongoing orientation camp. The NYSC Coordinator in Oyo State, Mrs Ifeoma Anidobi, on Friday, said the babies were delivered on Tuesday, the first day of the ongoing orientation course of 2017 batch B, stream II NYSC members. […]
Olusola Babarinsa

Tanzanian govt bans posting of nude photos on social media

11 ore 40 minuti ago
Tanzania has banned celebrities, models and video vixens from posting nude pictures on social media. The government announced this through the ‘Music Regulatory Board, BASATA. The government compiled a list of socialites and video vixens who share their semi-nude photos on their social media pages and plced them under observation. Those affected by the ban […]
Temitope Omogbolagun

Sergi Roberto signs new three-year Barcelona deal

11 ore 57 minuti ago
Sergi Roberto has signed a three-year contract extension with Barcelona, tying him to the leaders of La Liga until 2022, the club announced on Friday. Barcelona said the deal included a 500 million-euro ($614 million) buyout clause for the 25-year-old, whose existing deal was due to expire in 2019. Spanish press reports said that deal […]
Agency Report

Indonesian Christian whipped for selling sharia-banned booze

11 ore 59 minuti ago
An Indonesian Christian was publicly flogged on Friday for selling alcohol in conservative Aceh province, a violation of Islamic law, as a crowd of onlookers including children jeered. Jono Simbolon grimaced in pain when a masked religious officer lashed his back with a rattan stick on a makeshift stage outside a mosque in the provincial […]
Zovoe Jonathan

Former South African ‘homeland’ leader, Mangope, dies at 94

12 ore 9 minuti ago
Lucas Mangope, leader of one of South Africa’s tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid, died on Thursday at the age of 94, local media reported on Friday.   Mangope was president from 1977 to 1994 of Bophuthatswana, one of South Africa’s “self-governing” homelands, or bantustans fragmented islands of rural poverty where most black South […]
Zovoe Jonathan

Police arrest three for stealing, selling three-year-old boy for N75,000

12 ore 17 minuti ago
The Police Command in Nassarawa State has arrested three suspects for allegedly stealing a three-year-old boy in Angwan Masachin, Jam’a Keffi, Keffi Local Government Area of the state. The command’s spokesman, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, on Friday in Lafia said that the suspects were arrested on January 16. Idirisu said the arrest followed a report by one Mr. […]
Agency Report

Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament

12 ore 34 minuti ago
Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has fired 11 parliamentarians, friends of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a purge of officials that publicly supported Mugabe and his wife, media reports said on Friday. Mnangagwa, who came to power in November 2017 after 93-year-old Mugabe was forced to resign following a defacto military coup, […]
Zovoe Jonathan

Fernandinho signs two-year contract extension with Man City

12 ore 43 minuti ago
Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City, committing his future to the Club until 2020. The 32-year-old has been in outstanding form this season, making 30 appearances in all competitions as City have made a record-breaking start to the campaign. Recently described by Pep Guardiola as “one of the best three holding […]
Agency Report

Boroffice welcomes Oke, others to APC

12 ore 47 minuti ago
Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, has applauded the return of the former legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olusola Oke and his supporters to the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State. NAN reports that Oke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and a 2016 governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy, […]
Zovoe Jonathan

Woman kills teenage son, burns his remains

12 ore 54 minuti ago
Indian police on Friday arrested a 42-year-old woman for killing her teenage son, set his body on fire before dumping the charred remains near their home in the southern state of Kerala. The bone-chilling crime that shocked the entire country took place in Kollam, over 65 km from state capital Thiruvananthapuram, earlier this week, but […]
Agency Report

Benue crisis may get out of control, Sultan warns

13 ore 10 minuti ago
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has queried the competence of the security agencies and their inability to stop the attacks and killings by herdsmen in Benue State. He stated that everything must be done to stop the ongoing loss of lives, warning religious and political leaders to avoid inflammatory utterances that […]
Taiwo Ojoye

Updated: I can govern Catalonia from Belgium – Deposed President

13 ore 22 minuti ago
Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said Friday he can govern the region from Belgium as he eyes a comeback after scoring big in elections. “There are only two options: in prison, I would not be able to address people, write, meet people,” Puigdemont, […]
Agency Report

BREAKING: Court dismisses Union Bank’s claim to Ikoyi flat

13 ore 43 minuti ago
Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the claim of Union Bank Plc to Flat 7B, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The court described the bank as a busybody, just as it ordered the permanent forfeiture of the property to the Federal Government. The flat attracted public attention in April last year when […]
Oladimeji Ramon

Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

14 ore ago
Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms. The decision was outlined in a notice sent to all high schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Gansu province’s Guanghe county, according to […]
Agency Report

US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer – IEA

14 ore 3 minuti ago
The United States is set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s number two oil producer this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. “This year promises to be a record-setting one for the US,” the IEA wrote in its monthly market report. Crude […]
Agency Report

Trailer crushes tricycle driver to death in Abia

14 ore 22 minuti ago
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia A Trailer loaded with Cement on Wednesday crushed a yet to identified commercial Tricycle driver to death on mission road in Umuahia the Abia State Capital. According to an eye softness who identified himself as Ikechukwu, said the deceased was hit down by a trailer while he was trying to avoid being […]
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu

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