Posts in category

WORLD


The United States Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, has said the US government could impose a visa ban, among other punitive measures, on perpetrators of violence in the coming Bayelsa State governorship election. Pierangelo said despite the difficult terrain, the US would mobilise observers to the state to ensure a free, fair and transparent process. She …

0 37

President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condemned the violence that had characterised campaigns in Kogi and Bayelsa state which are set to hold their gubernatorial elections on Saturday, November 16. Jonathan, who handed over to Buhari in 2015, described signals  coming from the two states as disturbing. On Wednesday, one …

0 37

Following his comments never to set foot in South Africa during the Xenophobic attack, Nigerian rapper Burna Boy is set to perform at a concert in SA later this month. However, local musicians and event organisers have objected to Nigerian rapper Burna Boy’s inclusion at the anti-xenophobic concert, claiming the star incited hatred with his …

0 35

The Chinese government has asked the federal government to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power project or it would not provide funds for the project. The China Gezhouba Group Corporation of China (CGGCC) and China Geo-Engineering Group Corporation (CGGC) had in 2006 won the bid for a joint venture to execute …

0 36

Turkey has captured the sister of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, according to a senior Turkish official, who shared an image of Rasmiya Awad’s identity card exclusively with CNN. Not much is known about Awad, 65, but Ankara hopes her capture will lead to a wealth of intelligence about …

0 36

Shops belonging to Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the retail business on Tuesday, were locked up by Ghanaian traders at Opera Square in Accra. This is the third time such an incident is happening at the same venue; the most recent was in July this year. It is unclear the number of shops that …

0 34

At least 70 people have been killed after gas cooking stoves exploded and set fire to a crowded train in Pakistan. More than 30 people were wounded, some critically, in the blaze which started when two gas stoves being used by poorer passengers to cook breakfast on Thursday morning blew up. The fire, which was …

0 36

President Muhammadu Buhari in Riyadh has welcomed the commitment of Saudi energy company, Aramco, and Public Investment Fund (PIF) to explore areas of collaboration for investments in Nigeria, including a partnership with the NNPC to revive the nation’s refineries. At a meeting with the Chairman of Aramco and Governor of PIF, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, on the …

0 37

Fugitive leader of Boko Haram affiliated group, Islamic State (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is dead. He was killed in a United States (U.S.) military operation in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump has said. Speaking from the White House, Trump said al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest after being caught at the end of a tunnel by …

0 35

President Muhammadu Buhari met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, today at the opening of the Russia-Africa Summit holding in Russia. Photos from the opening session were shared by Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s New Media aide via his verified Twitter handle. During the opening session of the summit, Putin said that Russia would aim to double trade with …

0 35