Comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism of a racist joke he told in 2013 about Aboriginal Australian women, saying that he had "vowed never to make a joke like that again". Noah, now host of The Daily Show in the US, faced a backlash after video of the joke …read more
A deal between Ecuador and the UK to hand over Julian Assange is ‘imminent’. The new Ecuador President Lenin Moreno is believed to be visiting British officials to finalise the agreement. A source close to the President’s office confirmed that Mr Moreno is near to agreeing to a deal …read more
The standoff between Kurdish security forces and three gunmen holed up in Erbil's governorate building has ended with two gunmen and one civilian dead while a third wounded attacker has been captured. The ordeal started early on Monday when the assailants shot their way into the building, wounding one guard …read more
Qatar, which has already negotiated the purchase of AK rifles, grenade launchers and anti-tank missiles from Russia, is also in talks to procure state-of-the-art S-400 systems, the Russian ambassador to the Gulf country has said.
Qatar, which is now at odds with its Gulf neighbours, is expected to take a …read more
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday lamented that ministers are taking advantage of President Muhammadu Buhari’s “fatherly disposition” by not being up and doing in the various ministries they head. He also threatened to prevail on Buhari to sack such ministers from …read more
At least four people were killed and some others abducted on Sunday by armed Bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, confirmed the attack. While sympathizing with the resident, the police boss gave the assurance that the force is on the trail of the …read more
An artiste, Richie Sunday, aka Dollamachine, has accused some SARS operatives of unlawfully arresting and torturing him. Sunday said he was arrested around 12 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in the Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos State. He added that the policemen said he was a yahoo boy (Internet fraudster …read more
Islamist militants have stormed a military base in southern Somalia after detonating a suicide car bomb. The al-Shabab militant group says it killed 27 soldiers in the raid, which began just after early morning prayers. A Somali military officer said reinforcements had been sent to the area, about 50km (31 …read more
Borishade Adeniyi, a chieftain of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was shot dead over the weekend during a meeting of party members.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Sunday, Chike Oti, spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, said the tragedy occurred after a …read more
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A Nigerian man, Ajibola Akinsete on Sunday claimed that a policeman assaulted him at a shopping mall on Lagos Island over a video he recorded at a restaurant in the mall. Akinsete revealed that the incident happened on Friday when he went to the mall to watch a movie and …read more
Eight people were killed at a mosque in northeast Nigeria on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, a civilian militia member and a local resident said. The blast happened in the Mainari area of Konduga, in Borno state, said Ibrahim Liman, from the civilian militia force assisting the …read more
You might not necessarily think it is a good idea to drink ancient liquid from a ‘cursed’ sarcophagus – but 10,000 people disagree. That’s how many people have signed a petition to get access to the red liquid which bathed three mummies found when a tomb was prised open …read more
The Lagos State Government has set up a Joint Task Force involving security agencies and stakeholders in the maritime sector to remove all containers trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
Tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads,’ the Task Force involve 2,271 personnel drawn from the Police …read more
Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said on Sunday. “Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua,” not far from Chad’s border with Niger, at around 9:00 pm on Thursday, the …read more
Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Adamu Ibrahim, has approved the dismissal of four policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos State, over alleged robbery and other crimes. CSP Dolapo Badmus, the Zone’s spokesperson, confirmed the dismissal on Sunday in Lagos. According to …read more
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