Showing posts with label Foreign news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foreign news. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Biafra: IPOB mobilises for referendum

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has commenced widespread mobilisation and sensitisation for referendum ahead of the emergence of the independent state of Biafra.
Biafra: IPOB mobilises for referendum

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Duterte Duterte risks impeachment, Philippine senators say

Two Philippine senators are of the opinion that President Rodrigo Duterte risks impeachment after he admitted “personally” killing criminals when he was the mayor of Davao City.
According to Senator Leila de Lima, a staunch critic of Duterte, the president’s admission could be a ground for impeachment.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Republicans reject reports Russia helped Trump win election

Republicans on Saturday rejected reports of a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, as a Democratic Senate leader called for an investigation.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Colombia plane crash: 71 dead and six survivors on flight carrying Chapecoense football team

Achartered plane with a Brazilian first division football team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the

Thursday, 24 November 2016

E-Cigarette Explodes in Man's Pants at NYC's Grand Central

Officials say a man shopping in New York's Grand Central Terminal suffered leg and hand burns when an e-cigarette exploded in his pants pocket.

7.0 magnitude quake off Central America coast triggers tsunami alert

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Central America. It came on the heels of the powerful Hurricane Otto, and was felt in several countries across the

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Trump says US to quit TPP on first day in office

President-elect Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day in the White House.

How we diverted N94 million paid by pilgrims – Former Executive Secretary

The immediate past executive secretary, Plateau Muslim Pilgrims Board, Salisu Mohammed, has owned up to diverting N94 million from funds paid by intending pilgrims.
Mr. Mohammed made the confession on Tuesday in Jos, while testifying before a Judicial Commission of Inquiry setup by the Plateau government to probe activities of former Governor Jonah Jang’s administration.
He told the commission that the money was diverted into sponsoring himself and some politicians on pilgrimage.
“The funds were diverted from no fewer than 131 intending pilgrims, who paid for slots to travel to Saudi Arabia for the 2013 Hajj,” he said.
According to him, “they were disqualified from participating in the pilgrimage because I was instructed, verbally, by the then Secretary to State Government (SSG), Prof. Shedrach Best, to do so and use the money to sponsor some political VIPs,” he said.
“The VIPs and I sponsored ourselves, with the fund collected from the pilgrims, to attend the World Islamic Conference in the United Kingdom and to the Hajj itself,” he further explained.
Mohammed, however, revealed that the payees had neither gone on the pilgrimage nor had their monies refunded to them.
He said he wrote to the then governor, Jonah Jang, asking for the remittance of the money and got an approval; but that the money was not released up till the time Mr. Jang left office in 2015.
The chairman of the commission, Stephen Adah, who was visibly miffed, expressed bitterness over the development and wondered why the former official got involved in such an “unholy” action.
He frowned at the act of depriving persons from performing spiritual rites for some selfish reasons, “after they had paid the fees”.
Mr. Adah promised that the commission would look into the matter and force those responsible to refund the monies to the owners.

Two Qatari women robbed of ‎€5m in Paris

 Two Qatari women were held up with their driver on a Paris motorway and robbed of valuables worth “at least five million euros ($5.3 million)”, police sources said on Tuesday.

US-Philippine military ties ‘robust’ despite Duterte threats

This handout photo atken on November 22, 2016 and released by Armed Forces of the Philippines-Public Affairs Office (AFP-PAO) shows Philippine military chief General Ricardo Visaya (L) and US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris signing the activisty list for US and Philippine military, during the Mutual Defence Board (MDB) meeting at the military headquarters in Manila. Philippine-US military ties are still "robust" despite threats by President Rodrigo Duterte to sever defence relations between the two allies, Manila's military spokesman said November 22.

A Donald Trump Trade War With China Would Hurt America, Some Say

 BEIJING — If Donald Trump launches a trade war with China it would likely result in catastrophic losses for both nations and

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Russian President Putin says Trump confirmed willing to mend ties

Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet


Mr Bagudu Hirse, former Minister of State (Foreign Affairs), has been kidnapped, his brother, Chief John Hirse, has confirmed.
“I got home from church to read the message informing me of the kidnap of my brother, Bagudu, on my phone,” John, former federal permanent secretary and currently District Head of Mangu, in Plateau State, disclosed in Jos.
John said that he was expecting further details “on the sad incident.”
“You have to exercise patience and call back later for more information and further developments,” he said.
Sources indicated that Bagudu was kidnapped “somewhere in Kaduna”.

Sex and masturbation Affects brain and impede productivity-Clergy man warns

Rev. Paul Ojoh, the Resident Pastor, Shepherd House Assembly International, Jos has said that pornography and masturbation could affect the brain and impede productivity. “Those twin evils could hurt the brain and impede productivity because of the cumulative negative effects of addiction to them,” he stated on Sunday in Jos, during a sermon at the Youth Conference of the Church.
In the sermon titled: ‘Dealing with Forces of

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Britain WILL pay: Germany issues NASTY Brexit threat as UK faces years of EU payments

GERMANY has bowed to French pressure and now stands firmly in the way of a smooth Brexit after its finance minister dashed any hopes of tax breaks or migration limitation.