Kenyans in high expectation of presidential election results, 2 days after, incumbent, Raila Odinga, reportedly leading

August 11, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Kenyans crowded round radios and televisions on Thursday, increasingly anxious for news of who their next president might be, two days after voting in an election ended. The East African country’s election commission (IEBC) has neither released a running tally of results nor said when it plans to announce the winner, but unofficial and sometimes conflicting media counts show a Read More

Africa, China shall cooperate to build a community with a shared future for mankind

August 9, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ambassador Cui Jianchun in this interview with Ahmid Lawal spoke on topics concerning its government efforts to build a community with a shared future for mankind for Africans. According to a study released recently by the Inter Region Economic Network, a Kenya-based think tank, a poll of more than 1,000 policymakers from 25 African countries finds Read More

Russia court sentences US basketball star to prison over drug offences

August 4, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A Russian court has sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison on drug charges. She was also ordered to pay a fine of one million roubles (£13,430; $16,300). Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges but has denied deliberately breaking the law. The 31-year-old Olympic gold medallist was detained in February at an airport near Moscow when Read More

Breaking: Russia bans popular TV host Piers Morgan, ex-British PM David Cameron, 37 others

August 1, 2022 Dailymail 0

Russia on Monday said it was blacklisting 39 high profile British citizens, including Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, former prime minister David Cameron and journalist and TV host Piers Morgan, Dailymail is reporting. The UK has been one of Kyiv’s most loyal supporters after Russian president Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, and a slew of British commentators have expressed their unfavourable opinion Read More

Again, US President, Joe Biden, tests positive for COVID-19

July 31, 2022 BBC 0

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 again, in what has been described as a “rebound” infection by his doctor. The 79-year-old first contracted the virus on 21 July, when he was revealed to be experiencing mild symptoms. On Saturday Mr Biden said he was not experiencing symptoms but would isolate “for the safety of everyone around me”. Read More

Is Nigerian Peter Etebo in Stoke City’s plans for the Championship?

July 26, 2022 Editor 0

Stoke City signed Nigeria Peter Etebo from Feirense in 2018 for £6.48 million. Yet, since arriving at the Potters, Etebo has played sparingly, spending more time out on loan than with the Stoke City first team. In four seasons on the books at Stoke City, Etebo has appeared in just 51 matches in all competitions. Out of favour since 2019, Read More

Abig Nwankwo: An Ode to the People’s Generalissimo

July 24, 2022 Editor 0

Celebrating Chief Abig Nwankwo in this interesting political times and global unrest is inexplicable. Having distinguished himself in business and politics, his name features prominently when an objective compilation of events of political and economic development of Nigeria is made. Where young men of his age surrendered, he conquered. Where other politicians have compromised their principles, he had adhered strictly Read More

Shrinking fiscal space puts pressure on Africa to recover lost tax revenues

July 22, 2022 Editor 0

In the last few weeks, Ghana has seen escalating protests over the country’s rapidly deteriorating economy. The wave of popular discontent has been prompted by rising inflation, which reached 27.6% – an 18-year record high – in May, while growth has slowed down to a meagre 3.3%. As a result of mounting economic and political pressure, the government in Accra Read More

Breaking: Donald Trump’s first wife is dead

July 14, 2022 BBC 0

Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first wife and the mother of three of his children, has died aged 73. “She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life,” Mr Trump posted on his social media platform Truth Social. Ms Trump, who was born in what is now the Czech Republic, married the former president in Read More

Breaking: Fresh crisis as Italian Prime Minister quits

July 14, 2022 BBC 0

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is to resign hours after populist coalition partner Five Star withdrew its support in a major confidence vote. The former head of the European Central Bank has led a unity government since February 2021. In a statement, he said the pact of trust that had sustained the unity government had gone. “I will hand my Read More

Breaking: Fleeing Sri Lankan President lands in Singapore, turns in resignation letter via mail

July 14, 2022 Reuters 0

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa submitted a letter of resignation on Thursday, a spokesperson for the parliament speaker said, hours after fleeing to Singapore following mass protests over an economic meltdown. The announcement triggered jubilation in the commercial capital Colombo where protesters massed outside the presidential secretariat, defying a city-wide curfew. Crowds set off firecrackers, shouted slogans and danced ecstaticallyat Read More

First female Soldier killed in Ukraine

July 14, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The first female Russian soldier killed in Ukraine was buried today as Vladimir Putin faced yet another day of appalling war losses among his high-ranking officers. Corporal Anastasia Savitskaya, 35, a married mother-of-two said to be a ‘real hero’, was buried today in her native Volgograd, a city on southwest Russia. “The deceased became the first servicewoman who died during the special military operation,’ Read More

President flees country with Military jet amidst economic crisis protests

July 13, 2022 BBC 0

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled Sri Lanka on a military jet, amid mass protests over its economic crisis. The country’s air force confirmed the 73-year-old flew to the Maldives with his wife and two security officials. They arrived in the capital, Male, at around 03:00 local time (22:00 GMT), BBC Sinhala understands. Mr Rajapaksa’s departure ends a family dynasty that Read More

Breaking: Amidst wild protest, Sri Lanka’s President resigns

July 9, 2022 Editor 0

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced his resignation, hours after a crowd of angry protesters chased him from his residence and set the prime minister’s home on fire, as months of frustration brought on by an unprecedented economic crisis boiled over. Hundreds of thousands of people massed in the capital Colombo to demand the government take responsibility for mismanaging Read More

Breaking: Oprah Winfrey’s father is dead

July 9, 2022 Dailymail 0

Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey, has passed away at the age of 88. The hard-working businessman was battling with cancer, and his daughter, 68, surprised him with a heartfelt surprise party to honor his life over the Independence Day holiday.  The TV personality’s father owned a barbershop and was a city councilman in Nashville during the course of his life.  The Read More

Happening now: Protest worsens in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister’s house set ablaze, President remains in hiding

July 9, 2022 Dailymail 0

Thousands of protesters have stormed the prime minster’s house in the capital of Colombo and set it on fire today, forcing the leader to resign over public anger at the government’s handling of an economic crisis.  The planned rally, one of the largest anti-government marches in the crisis-hit country this year, turned violent as thousands of furious demonstrators surged past police Read More

Breaking: Ex-Japanese Prime Minister, shot, feared dead

July 8, 2022 Dailymail 0

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is feared dead on Friday after being shot in the chest while giving a campaign speech in the south of the country. Abe, 67, who is Japan’s longest-serving PM having held office twice from 2006 to 2007 and 2012 to 2020, was shot around 11.30am local time in the city of Nara – near Read More

Breaking: At last, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ‘bows, resigns’

July 7, 2022 Agency Report 0

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, his office, Thursday, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralyzed Britain’s government. An official in Johnson’s Downing Street office confirmed the prime minister would announce his resignation later. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made. Johnson had rebuffed calls by his Cabinet to step down in the wake Read More

Breaking: 7 more ministers resign as pressure mounts on defiant UK PM, Boris Johnson, to hands off government

July 7, 2022 Dailymail 0

Boris Johnson is at the helm of a ghost ship government as another seven ministers walked out demanding the PM accepts reality and quits. The PM has vowed defiance despite fresh evidence of his authority draining away – with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, previously a hugely loyal ally, leading the latest exodus. At 6.47am, he tweeted that he could not Read More