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Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

With a five-match suspension and troubles with the Spanish tax authorities, Cristiano Ronaldo has not enjoyed the best of summers. But could the real reason behind his misfortune be that the Real Madrid star is the victim of a powerful curse? That is the opinion of one Portuguese witchdoctor, who believes that Cristiano is being punished for missing the funeral ... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

When the Central Bank Nigeria, CBN, blocked official dollar access to importers of 41 low-skilled items, Baton Nigeria, an Ogun state-based company, was preparing to start a factory producing tooth picks – one of the items on CBN’s list. By August 2016 when the company’s production lines had kicked off, the policy had been in place for a year. Now, ... Read More »

Man confesses to ‘Cannibalism’ in South Africa, Four in court

Man confesses to ‘Cannibalism’ in South Africa, Four in court

Four suspects have appeared briefly in a court in South Africa to face charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder after they were accused of cannibalism. Two of them are traditional healers. Some of them use body parts for ritual purposes. The arrests followed the confession of a man who walked into a police station in Estcourt, a small ... Read More »

Senegalese Nationals ‘expelled’ from The Gambia

Senegalese Nationals ‘expelled’ from The Gambia

Nearly 70 Senegalese nationals have been expelled from The Gambia into Senegal’s Casamance region, BBC Afrique is reporting. The measure comes only three days after a meeting held by the interior ministers of the two states in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Senegal played a key role in helping President Adama Barrow take power in January, forcing long-serving ruler Yahya Jammeh ... Read More »

Protests in Togo against President Faure Gnassingbe

Protests in Togo against President Faure Gnassingbe

He has been in power for the past 12-years (No end in sight) He inherited Power from His father who also ruled for 38-years Opposition leaders in Togo have called on their supporters to maintain pressure on the government following massive demonstrations at the weekend against the Gnassingbe family, which has ruled the West African state for 50 years. According ... Read More »

UPDATE: Congo mudslide death toll ‘to rise to 200’

UPDATE: Congo mudslide death toll ‘to rise to 200’

The death toll from Wednesday’s landslide in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to rise above 200, officials say. Most of the dead are from a fishing community on Lake Albert. Officials say the figure is based on the number of households buried after heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse. Hopes of finding survivors has ... Read More »

U.S. court jails Nigerian hacker

U.S. court jails Nigerian hacker

Obinna Obioha, a Nigerian hacker, has been jailed for 51 months by a New York federal judge for operating a fraud scheme that swindled $6.5 million from businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere. U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd sentenced Mr. Obioha, 31, for running a scheme in which he instructed hackers to hack into computers and email accounts of ... Read More »

Adeboye Visits Buhari In London

Adeboye Visits Buhari In London

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House in London. Pastor Adeboye joins the long list of dignitaries that have visited the President since he left for London on medical vacation more than 100 days ago. The picture released by the State House shows Pastor Adeboye ... Read More »

U.S President, D. Trump relieves Adebayo Ogunlesi’s appointment

U.S President, D. Trump relieves Adebayo Ogunlesi’s appointment

Nigerian born international CEO, Adebayo Ogunlesi has now ceased to be an adviser to embattled US President Donald Trump. Trump sacked him today along with other distinguished CEOs counselling him via two councils on how to “Make America Great Again”. Adebayo Ogunlesi: to advise Trump on the economy Trump sacked Ogunlesi on Twitter, when he announced the dissolution of two ... Read More »

Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo left Nigeria on Saturday for Taormina, Italy to attend the G7 meeting where he met with U.S President Donald Trump. The G7 is comprised of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the U.S. He also met other leaders, including the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. The special assistant to the acting president, Mr. Laolu ... Read More »

27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

A 27-year-old Nigerian, Godwin Benson has won an engineering award given by  UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering for the tutoring app developed by him. According to the BBC, Benson, a systems engineer, beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money. At the awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 May 2017, the four finalists delivered presentations, before Africa Prize ... Read More »

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield has arrived Lagos ahead of his ‘mouth-watering’ bout with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ‘Rhumbles in Lagos”, a charity fight,   is part of the ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State. It will take place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island. Holyfield poses with Ambode Ambode gives a gift ... Read More »

UK deports 35 Nigerians

UK deports 35 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50 a.m. The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration ... Read More »

Canada Invites Ooni To 150th Independence Anniversary

Canada Invites Ooni To 150th Independence Anniversary

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been invited as a special guest of the Canadian Government to grace the country’s 150th Independence Anniversary celebrations in July this year. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the special invitation was conveyed to the Ife monarch in his palace on Sunday by a Canadian Member of Parliament (MP), Ramesh Sangha. ... Read More »

South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

SOUTH African government yesterday deported 90 Nigerians for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country. According to DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command , the deportees ,who were all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm on Friday, May 19. He said they were brought back to Nigeria from Johannesburg ... Read More »

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar’s first stadium completed ahead of World Cup 2022 five years before tournament… and it is air conditioned. The 40,000 Khalifa International Stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the major competition QATAR’s first stadium has been completed ahead of the World Cup 2022, five years before the tournament begins – and it is air ... Read More »

UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

The British government has warned against “non-democratic” change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. “The British government believes that democracy is actually critical in Nigeria,” the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said on Wednesday. “There are elections. If you’re not happy with your leaders then you should ... Read More »

Another batch of 258 Nigerian deportees arrive Lagos Airport

Another batch of 258 Nigerian deportees arrive Lagos Airport

It was gory tales yesterday at the cargo section of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos as another batch of 258 Nigerians were yesterday deported from Libya. The deportees who arrived the cargo section of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 10.00pm aboard an Airbus A333-200 and were received at the Hajj Terminal by the National Emergency Management ... Read More »

English Premier League: Chelsea FC emerged 2017 Champion

English Premier League: Chelsea FC emerged 2017 Champion

Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd minute strike gave Chelsea 1-0 victory over West Brom and crowned English Premier League champion for the fifth time. The goal came after  resilient West Brom players mounted an organised defence, but pressure from the visitors game them victory and crowned champion of England. Substitute Batshuayi had scored in the 82nd minute to secure the vital win, ... Read More »

Italian police arrest ring leaders trafficking girls from Nigeria, others

Italian police arrest ring leaders trafficking girls from Nigeria, others

  Italian police on Wednesday arrested four men accused of being the leaders of a human trafficking ring which smuggled people from Africa to Europe and forced women into the sex trade upon arrival in Italy. Another two men were arrested on suspicion of financially supporting the network and selling illegal drugs. The group, which was headquartered in Padua in ... Read More »

Ghana’s newly sworn-in President Akufo-Addo pledges to cut taxes

Ghana’s newly sworn-in President Akufo-Addo pledges to cut taxes

Ghana’s new President Nana Akufo-Addo pledged to cut taxes to boost the economy at his swearing in ceremony on Saturday, whilst also promising to protect the public purse by getting value for money on services. Akufo-Addo, 72, defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in peaceful elections a month ago, a rare peaceful transfer of power in a region plagued by political ... Read More »

Libyan Plane Hijackers Surrender

Libyan Plane Hijackers Surrender

Two Libyan men who hijacked a plane from Libya to Malta and threatened to blow it up have surrendered peacefully, allowing 118 passengers and crew to leave the aircraft before walking out alongside the last of the crew. Officials said two hijackers aboard the plane that was forced to land in Malta on Friday, threatened to blow up the aircraft ... Read More »

President Buhari Condemns Missile Attack On Makkah

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias targeting the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The Nigerian leader spoke with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on Sunday to express Nigeria’s solidarity with the Kingdom in the aftermath of the missile launch. Condemning what he called a ‘heinous act’ which targeted innocent ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Economy Still Largest In Africa–IMF

Nigeria’s Economy Still Largest In Africa–IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has affirmed Nigeria’s economy as the biggest in Africa, ahead of South Africa and Egypt, despite the economic recession the country is battling with. Nigeria was reported to have lost its spot as Africa’s biggest economy to South Africa in August 2016, following the recalculation of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, the IMF’s ... Read More »

General Electric to invest in Nigeria

General Electric to invest in Nigeria

US  firm General Electric, GE  plans to invest around $150 million in Nigeria by 2017, a senior executive said on Monday. “There are development projects where we are investing,” Jay Ireland, chief executive of General Electric in Africa told the FT Africa Summit in London. GE would also invest in oil and gas industry projects. Growth in Nigeria – an ... Read More »

US Won’t Hand Over Looted Funds To Nigeria in Cash – Envoy

US Won’t Hand Over Looted Funds To Nigeria in Cash – Envoy

The United States Government has said it will not hand over physical cash accruing from looted funds by Nigerians in the country to the federal government. This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja  by the International Affairs Fellow, Under Council of Foreign Affairs, Mathew T. Paige. According to Paige, who fielded questions from students and lecturers of Baze University, Abuja, the ... Read More »

Nigeria to Reverse Effects Of Climate Change as Buhari Signs Paris Agreement

Nigeria to Reverse Effects Of Climate Change as Buhari Signs Paris Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend. The President said this while addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment ... Read More »

29 injured in New York City Explosion

29 injured in New York City Explosion

An explosion rocked the bustling Chelsea district of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people in what authorities described as a deliberate, criminal act, while saying investigators had turned up no evidence of a “terror connection.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials said investigators had ruled out a gas leak as the cause ... Read More »

Italian mentally challenged Man drove into St Peter’s Square

Italian mentally challenged Man drove into St Peter’s Square

A man with mental health issues broke the security barrier around St Peter’s Square in Rome, ramming his car through a checkpoint demanding to see Pope Francis. Police in Rome said in two statements that they arrested a 64-year-old “mentally unstable” Italian who drove into a one-way street to the left of St Peter’s colonnade. “He crashed past a police ... Read More »

First gay bishop emerges in Church of England

First gay bishop emerges in Church of England

The bishop of Grantham has become the first Church of England bishop to say that he is gay and in a relationship. Bishop Nicholas Chamberlain, a suffragan in Lincoln diocese, was consecrated last year by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby-who has said he knew about the bishop’s sexuality. He was in a “long-term and committed” relationship, Archbishop Welby said. Bishop ... Read More »