Victoria Obaze, another Nigerian becomes Mayor in UK

Abuja – Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn of events […]

Nigerian woman executed in Saudi Arabia

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Victoria Ojeme A Nigerian woman and three others have been executed in Saudi Araba for drug trafficking, bringing the number of Nigerians executed in the kingdom in the last three years to eight. Meanwhile, the Nigerian government, yesterday, condemned the execution of the woman, describing her killing as pathetic, tragic and […]

Jonathan, others storm South-Africa to monitor elections

By Nwafor Sunday Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has arrived Johannesburg, South-Africa, to lead the election observation mission of the Electoral Institute for sustainable Democracy in Africa, EISA, to South Africa’s national and provincial elections. In his tweet, Jonathan said, “I arrived Johannesburg early this morning to lead the Election Observation Mission of the @EISAfrica […]

Nigerian scientist develops 1st global AI platform for translation of over 2,000 African languages

Mr Emmanuel Gabriel, a 41-year-old Nigerian Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, has developed a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, known as ‘OBTranslate’, for over 2,000 African language translation. Gabriel, based in Germany, told Newsmen in an email on Wednesday in Abuja that the invention, being the first globally, was intended to create massive jobs for […]

Zainab Aliyu Poses With Nigerian Officials In Jeddah After Release From Detention

he release of innocent Nigerian detainee Zainab Aliyu from detention in Saudi Arabia was completed on Tuesday, after which the Maitama Sule University, Kano student posed with Nigerian officials before the cameras, as captured above. The picture was taken in Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city and modern commercial hub and gateway for pilgrimages to […]

Uganda clinches $160m marijuana export deal to Canada, Germany

Joseph Inokotong, with agency report, Abuja At a period many African countries are experiencing financial crunch partly due to their inability to look inwards for alternative sources of income, the government of Uganda is smiling to the bank in marijuana transactions with Canada and Germany.  Though it is still illegal to use marijuana in Uganda, the government, in […]

Kim, Putin hold talks in Russia tomorrow

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet tomorrow in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, a Kremlin official said. The visit is part of Kim’s effort to build foreign support after the breakdown of a second United States-North Korea summit in […]

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka Easter bombings

The Islamic State group yesterday said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday. The claim emerged more than 48 hours after the near-simultaneous blasts tore through three high-end hotels popular with foreigners and three churches packed with Christians […]

Saudi Arabia executes 37

Saudi Arabia has executed 37 people in connection with terrorism crimes, its interior ministry has said. “The death penalty was implemented… on a number of culprits for adopting extremist terrorist ideologies and forming terrorist cells to corrupt and disrupt security as well as spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife,” the state news agency said in a […]

British woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern Nigeria

(Reuters) – Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman and a Nigerian man and abducted three others in the northern city of Kaduna, local police and the British High Commission said on Sunday. Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted — mostly for ransom. The woman traveled from Lagos as […]

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