British Government mocks Nigeria over vote-buying in Ekiti

British Government mocks Nigeria over vote-buying in Ekiti

The British Government has frowned at the alleged vote-buying, which marred the recent Ekiti State governorship election. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, described vote-buying as a form of electoral misconduct like rigging and ballot stuffing. He stated this while addressing journalists shortly after a meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in Abuja on Friday. He said, “I was there in Ekiti to monitor elections and…

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North Korea releases 3 American prisoners, the two Nations engages in a talk.

North Korea releases 3 American prisoners, the two Nations engages in a talk.

President Trump declared a diplomatic victory on Wednesday by announcing that North Korea had freed three American Citizens held as prisoners, removing a bitter and emotional obstacle ahead of a planned meeting between him and the young leader of the nuclear-armed nation. The release of the three prisoners, was in some ways the most tangible gesture of sincerity shown by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to improve relations with the United States after nearly seven…

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Democratic Republic of Congo records Fresh cases of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo records Fresh cases of Ebola

Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC’s ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976, when the deady viral disease…

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2018 Nobel Prize Postponed over sexual scandals

2018 Nobel Prize Postponed over sexual scandals

According to Reuters, no Nobel Prize for Literature will be given this year, because of a scandal over sexual misconduct allegations that has seen a string of board members resign from the board of the Swedish Academy that makes the award, the Academy said on Friday. Anders Olsson, the acting permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, announces that the Swedish Academy postpones the award of 2018 Nobel literature prize, during an interview to the Swedish…

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Hilary Clinton rearranges her Twitter bio after Interview with Chimamanda Adiche

Hilary Clinton rearranges her Twitter bio after Interview with Chimamanda Adiche

2016 US Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hilary Clinton, has rearranged her Twitter bio after the statement by award-winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie sparked controversy online after making a statement at the PEN World Voices Festival on April 22. Adichie said she was “upset” that Hillary Clinton’s Twitter bio started with “wife” instead of her achievements. The former first lady of the US has now rearranged her Twitter bio. It reads “2016 Democratic Nominee, SecState,…

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Price Charles succeeds Queen Elizabeth as head of Commonwealth

Price Charles succeeds Queen Elizabeth as head of Commonwealth

Unverified reports have it that Prince Charles has been approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a meeting of the group’s heads of government in Windsor. There had been calls for the role to be rotated around the 53 member-states, most of which are former British territories. But in recent days the Queen, the British government and other leaders have backed Charles to take on the role.

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Couples publicly flogged for breaking Islamic law

Couples publicly flogged for breaking Islamic law

  Couples that show affection openly and accused sex workers had been publicly whipped for breaking Islamic law in Indonesia’s Aceh Friday, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely condemned practice indoors. More than a thousand people, including dozens of tourists from neighbouring Malaysia, jeered and screamed abuse at the group of three men and five women as they were flogged on a stage outside a mosque in the capital Banda…

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Nigerian teenager stabbed to death in London

Nigerian teenager stabbed to death in London

An 18-year old boy identified as Israel Ogunsola, has been stabbed to death, on Wednesday, in Hackney, London. Ogunsola’s death is coming 10 days after Abraham Badru, son of Enitan Badru, a member of the House of Representatives, was shot dead in the UK. At least six Nigerians have been killed in London attacks in 2018 alone. Ogunsola, already injured, was said to have approached some officers in Link Street shortly before 8 pm. Paramedics and staff from…

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Photo: Nigerian Man striped naked by South African police, over drivers license

Photo: Nigerian Man striped naked by South African police, over drivers license

The South African police is facing criticisms online after its officers stripped a Nigerian man n*ked during an arrest over his drivers’ license. According to reports, the Nigerian man was stopped by the police officers while driving and it was discovered he had no driver’s license. In the process of forcefully arresting him, the officers allegedly stripped the Nigerian man n*ked as they attempted to bundle him into their vehicle. Despite the man’s screams and…

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Zuma appears in court to face corruption charges

Zuma appears in court to face corruption charges

72 year old, Immediate past president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, appeared in court on Friday to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal. Zuma, whose nine years in office were marked by economic stagnation and credit downgrades, faces 16 charges including fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Meanwhile, Zuma denies any wrongdoing and is challenging the decision to prosecute the case. Wearing a dark suit, a smiling Mr Zuma waved to crowds of supporters…

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