BBC launches Igbo, Yoruba language services in Nigeria

BBC launches Igbo, Yoruba language services in Nigeria The BBC this week launches its new Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria, as part of an expansion in local languages aimed at more in-depth reporting of countries around the world. The digital-only services go live online and on social media on Monday, joining a platform for […]

Picture: Cyril Ramaphosa is new South African president after Jacob Zuma ditched his country on Valentine’s Day

Ramaphosa new South African president — 15th February 2018 Associated Press South Africa’s acting President Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to become the country’s new leader in a parliament vote Thursday following the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the ruling party to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. With […]

PHOTOS: Val’s Day: Woman, Fashion model, Fridah Kariuki, gives boyfriend Mercedes bought with a loan

Fashion model, FridahKariuki, has surprised her boyfriend with a brand new Mercedes Benz on Valentine’s Day. She said it was her gesture of love. The 20-year-old Kenyan model and a student at Kenya Methodist University said she took a loan from her dad to buy her man a car he always wanted. The lovebirds have […]

Zimbabwe opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies at 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65 Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. “He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice president […]

South African president, Jacob Zuma resigns amidst mounting pressure from ANC and opposition

Analysis by Milton Nkosi, BBC The resignation of president Jacob Zuma marks the end of an era. An era of one corruption allegation after another. An era of divisions, infighting and public squabbles. There are many people who are celebrating now, and not just from the opposition benches. Some of President Zuma’s fiercest political foes […]

Zuma defies ANC’s order to resign

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has defied an ultimatum from South Africa’s ruling party to resign within 48 hours, pitching the “Rainbow Nation” into an unprecedented political crisis. Theguardian.com  reports that the decision to tell Zuma to stand down or face being stripped of his office was taken at a specially convened emergency session of […]

Tax evasion: Fear grips Nigerian property owners in UK

Uche Usim, Abuja Nigerians who own undisclosed properties in the United Kingdom have entered into panic mode as the Federal Government has latched on to new UK regulations called the Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) to assess properties, locations and tax compliance levels. Consequently, many Nigerians nationals who have defaulted in their tax obligations and fear […]

20 yr old Ghanaian singer dies in horrific car crash (RIP)

20-year-old Ghanaian singer, Ebony Reigns, whose real name is Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, has reportedly been killed in a car accident in South Western Ghana. According to police, the singer’s Jeep reportedly collided head-on with a VIP bus while driving with her best friend and Youtube personality, Franky Kuri, as well as two military escorts, heading to […]

Google fined $21 million for unethical practice

Google Google has been fined more than $21 million in India for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position, competition regulators said Thursday. The US internet giant was deemed to have favoured its own services when customers ran searches according to a report from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) six years after it […]

No regrets fighting apartheid in South Africa – Buhari

— 3rd February 2018 Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday in Abuja said Nigeria had no regret fighting the apartheid scourge in South Africa until a full democratic system was established in the country.  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said, Buhari stated this […]

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