Kanye West enters bid for US presidential race

July 5, 2020 AFP 0

Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to “reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud,” claimed Saturday he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for Read More

Breaking: Hushpuppi faces 20 years in prison as US arraigns ‘internet fraudster’

July 3, 2020 Editor 0

Suspected Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, could get a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison if convicted, the U.S. government has said. Mr Abbas, 37, who was resident in Dubai, was known for living an extravagant lifestyle and flaunting it on social media. Hushpuppi was arrested recently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and extradited Read More

UN suspends 2 staff over viral sex video

July 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

The United Nations says it has suspended two workers involved in a recent sex video that went viral. Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, disclosed this in a statement in New York on Thursday. Dujarric said both employees had been identified and placed on “Administrative Leave Without Pay” pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegation. The video, Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus kills UFC star Khabib’s dad

July 3, 2020 Editor 0

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dad Abdulmanap has reportedly died after complications caused from coronavirus. The legendary MMA trainer, who coached his own son to UFC title glory, has been in a Russian hospital since May after suffering a heart-attack and pneumonia brought on by Covid-19. Now, according to RT.com, family friend and Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov has confirmed the 57-year-old has lost his Read More

Breaking: French Prime Minister quits as Macron reshuffles cabinet

July 3, 2020 BBC 0

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has tendered his resignation after heading President Emmanuel Macron’s government for three years. The president swiftly named centre-right mayor Jean Castex to lead a new team of ministers after a reshuffle, BBC reports. Although Mr Philippe was considered more popular than the president, the ruling party had poor local election results at the weekend. President Read More

Another country legalises same-sex relationship

July 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Montenegro has legalised same-sex civil partnerships in a move welcomed Thursday by LGBT groups as a “big step” although adoption still remains out of reach. The law was adopted late Wednesday a year after it was initially voted down. “A big step was made towards equality, but the path towards real equality is still ahead of us,” said Jovan Ulicevic, Read More

At last, Dubai extradicts Hushpuppi, Woodberry to US

July 2, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle also popularly known as Mr Woodberry have been extradited to the United States. This was confirmed in a post shared on the official page of the Dubai Police. FBI’s director, Christopher Wray, thanked Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the Nigerian suspects who were accused of committing Read More

Breaking – Coronavirus: Over 500, 000 people dead globally

June 28, 2020 TheSun 0

The worldwide coronavirus death toll has passed 500,000 according to Johns Hopkins University. One in four of those deaths occurred in the US, researchers say, as the country is also responsible for a quarter of the world’s 10 million cases. Brazil has around one in nine of the 500,00 deaths with the current toll topping 57,000, The Sun report. The UK Read More

UN launches probe over viral video of sex inside official car

June 27, 2020 BBC 0

The United Nations (UN) says it has launched investigation into a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel. Spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, told UN correspondents in New York on Friday that the organisation was “shocked and deeply disturbed” by the footage. Dujarric confirmed that the video featured a Read More

Breaking: FG summons Envoy over attacks on Nigeria’s building in Ghana (Pitcures)

June 22, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has summoned the Chargè d’ Affaires of Ghana to Nigeria Ms Iva Denoo over recent attacks on one of Nigeria’s building inside the country’s diplomatic premises in Accra. Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama who revealed the latest development via his Twitter handle wrote, “Summoned the Chargè d’ Affaires of the High Commission of #Ghana to Nigeria, Read More

Breaking: North Korea strikes, blows up liaison office with South

June 16, 2020 BBC 0

North Korea has blown up its joint liaison office with the South near the border town of Kaesong, both sides have confirmed. The move comes just hours after the North renewed threats of military action at the Korean border. The destroyed site, which is in the North’s territory, was opened in 2018 to help the two Koreas – technically in Read More

Breaking: Days after Nkurunziza’s demise, Court orders swearing in of President-elect in Burundi

June 12, 2020 AFP 1

Burundi’s constitutional court on Friday ruled that the country’s newly elected leader Evariste Ndayishimiye be sworn in following the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza earlier this week. “No interim necessary, the president-elect …. must be sworn in as soon as possible,” presidential advisor Willy Nyamitwe wrote on Twitter of the court’s announcement, which was also confirmed by the ruling party’s Read More

Breaking: UK Prime Minister lifts ban on sex

June 10, 2020 Dailymail 0

Boris Johnson tonight freed millions of people to see their lovers or family members like grandparents and grandchildren without social distancing as he announced the widest loosening of the coronavirus lockdown so far. From Saturday two households in England will be able to form ‘support bubbles’ that allow them to meet indoors and stay overnight together without measures like the two-metre rule applying Read More

Breaking: Burundi President confirmed dead

June 9, 2020 Editor 0

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died of a heart attack, the government says. In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the government announced “with great sorrow to Burundians and the international community” the passing of Nkurunziza, 55. The outgoing president died at Karusi hospital after suffering a heart attack on June 8, the statement added. Details loading…

Fresh 8,855 Coronavirus cases hit Russia

June 6, 2020 Newsnow 0

Report emerged on Saturday that Russia recorded 8,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to 458,689. According to the country’s emergency task force, 197 new fatalities were registered, with 8,708 recoveries over the past 24 hours. The death toll in the country rose to 5,725, while a total of 221,388 people have recovered since the beginning Read More

Breaking: At last, autopsy exposes what led to death of George Floyd in US

June 1, 2020 BBC 0

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest in the US, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private autopsy has found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by his family said, BBC reports. The findings differ from an official preliminary autopsy carried out by the Read More

George Floyd: Zimbabwe summons US ambassador

June 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Zimbabwe summoned its US ambassador on Monday over remarks by a senior American official accusing the southern African country of stirring anti-racism protests over the death of George Floyd, the government said. In a Sunday interview with ABC news, US national security advisor Robert O’Brien referred to Zimbabwe and China as “foreign adversaries” using social media to stoke unrest and Read More

George Floyd: Pandemonium as protest escalates in US, curfew imposed

May 31, 2020 BBC 0

Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US in an attempt to stem the violent clashes between protesters and police over the death of George Floyd. Widespread demonstrations have taken place, with riot police using tear gas and rubber bullets after their vehicles were set alight in several cities. President Donald Trump blamed looters and anarchists for the violence. Read More

WHO decision: Germany hits Trump

May 30, 2020 AFP 0

Germany on Saturday blasted US President Donald Trump’s decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization, describing it as “disappointing” and a setback for global health. The WHO “needs reform” if it is to “make any difference”, Health Minister Jens Spahn said in a Tweet released in English, German and French. “And the EU must take a leading role Read More

Why I pulled US out of WHO – Trump

May 29, 2020 Editor 0

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic. “Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving, urgent Read More

US Coronavirus deaths toll now over 100,000, cases near 2m…see details of other countries with high tallies

May 27, 2020 Editor 0

United States has surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths, the world’s highest. It reached the mark on Tuesday night as figures rolled in from the states. John Hopkins University estimated the death toll at 98,902 deaths as at 01:30GMT on Wednesday. But data company Dadax which runs worldometers.info said 100,579 people have died. On Tuesday alone, fresh infections were Read More