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Thousands of Nigerians seek asylum in Europe

A Nigerian returnee from Libya reacts on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. PHOTO: NAN • Waves of irregular migration despite deportation • Govt’s ‘rescue’ programme returns 859 in three months About 1,200 Nigerians are currently seeking asylum in Germany, some officials of the Federal Government have said. At least half of the […]

Row over Ghana’s ‘elephant-size’ government

Row over Ghana’s ‘elephant-size’ government  AFPPresident Nana Akufo-Addo was inaugurated in January The Ghanaian government has defended itself against accusations of running an “elephant-sized” government, after new appointments announced on Wednesday brought the number of ministers and deputy minsters to 110. The ministries of Information, Energy, Agriculture and Local Government will each have three deputy ministers, […]

Sierra Leone pastor finds huge diamond

Sierra Leone pastor finds huge diamond Olivia Acland Artisanal, or freelance, miners are a common site in Sierra Leone’s diamond-rich Kono district A Christian pastor has discovered one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds in Sierra Leone’s Kono district. The diamond, weighing 709 carats, is now locked up in Sierra Leone’s central bank in Freetown. It […]

Madagascar FA chief Ahmad elected as new Caf president, ends Cameroon’s Hayatou’s 29-year reign

Ahmad id the chief of African football’s governing body Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad is elected Confederation of African Football president, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign.

Ivana Trump to publish book entitled ‘Raising Trump’

Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump is set to publish a book with Simon & Schuster. And it’s not about politics. Entitled, “Raising Trump,” the “non-partisan, non-political” book will detail Ivana’s experience raising her three children with Donald Trump — Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. — according to the publishing house. It’s set to be published […]

Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban: Who is Derrick Watson?

(CNN)A federal judge in Hawaii is making headlines after temporarily freezing President Donald Trump’s revised ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries. In a 43-page ruling, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson issued a scathing rebuke just hours before Trump’s revised travel ban was to go into effect Thursday. “The illogic of the government’s contentions […]

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