Chinese, Nigerian remanded over N5bn imported substandard tyres

Ramon Oladimeji The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, ordered that two Chinese and a Nigerian, who were accused of importing substandard automobile tyres worth about N5bn into the country, be remanded in prison. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made the remand order shortly after the accused persons were arraigned before her on four counts. The […]

Syria shoots down Israeli jet

Syria says its Israeli fighter jets breached country’s air space yria’s army high command said in a statement on Friday Israeli jets breached the country’s air space early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra in what it described as an act of aggression that aided Islamic State. It said its air […]

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 […]

Nigerian sentenced to 20 years for human trafficking in South Africa

  MAJAKE Mabesele, a high court judge in Johannesburg, has handed a 20-year jail sentence to Eke Ogochukwu, a Nigerian, who was convicted of sexually exploiting a 15-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution. Ogochukwu was found guilty of four charges relating to human trafficking. His victim was said to have escaped in August 2015, […]

We’ll strike US silly, if…. says North Korea

We’ll strike US silly, if…. says North Korea — 14th March 2017 North Korean has threatened that it would launch ‘merciless’ attacks against the United States if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. Pyongyang, which has […]

EU MP fined, suspended for saying women are weaker, less intelligent than men

EU MP fined, suspended for saying women are weaker, less intelligent than men — 14th March 2017 A Polish member of the European Union Parliament is to lose his subsistence allowance of $9,750 as punishment for calling women “weaker” and “less intelligent” during a debate. Parliament President Antonio Tajani while announcing the punishment for Janusz […]

Picture: ‘World’s heaviest woman’ undergoes weight-loss surgery in Mumbai

Eman Ahmed A 36-year-old Egyptian woman reportedly the heaviest in the world has undergone successful weight-loss surgery at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, a hospital spokeswoman said on Thursday. Eman Ahmed was flown to Mumbai on a cargo plane on Feb. 11 in the hope that the hospital’s bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) specialists would […]

Audacious robbery in South Africa’s airport

Thambo International Airport he two vehicles used in one of South Africa’s most audacious heist at the, OR Tambo airport, have been found in Pretoria East, about 70 km away. They were found on Tuesday night, Africa Review reports. South African authorities are investigating how a gang of about 13 armed robbers. The robbers managed […]

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