Monday, October 16, 2017

The Many Conflicts In Corridors Of Power

The many conflicts in corridors of power
In-fighting have become a recurring decimal among officials of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration within the last few months.

Incredulity As Nigerian State Honours Zuma With Statue; Nigerians Scandalized

@PresidencyZA
Imo State government in Nigeria has honoured South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with a giant bronze statue, and by naming a road after him.
Image source: @Ref_Nkw

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Federer Beats Nadal To Win Shanghai Masters Title

Federer turns up the heat on Nadal for world No. 1 spot with fine Shanghai.
Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Manchester City 7-2 Stoke City: Gabriel Jesus Brace Sets The Tone As Raheem Sterling And Leroy Sane Also Strike In Nine-Goal Etihad Thriller

Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus had struck early on to break the deadlock and give the hosts the first advantage
Kevin De Bruyne played a part in five goals as Pep Guardiola’s side put on a sensational display to move clear at the top of the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola was in visible despair as City failed to go ahead with the early chances in the match

Friday, October 13, 2017

Burkina Faso: Remembering Sankara, Rebel Who Renamed A Country

'Africa's Che Guevara': The Thomas Sankara cult remains strong, 30 years after his assassination. Lean and good-looking, Sankara broke dramatically with the stereotypical image of Africa's post-colonial rulers
Thirty years ago, the leader of Burkina Faso's revolution, Thomas Sankara, was cut down in a hail of bullets -- a bloody end to a turbulent yet charismatic life that today has gained cult status in Africa.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

U.S. To Withdraw From UN's Cultural Agency In December; UNESCO Says It Regrets Decision

The US and Israel automatically lost their voting rights at UNESCO, after missing a deadline to repay their debt to the UN cultural agency.
The United States is withdrawing from UNESCO, the United Nation's cultural and educational agency, effective Dec. 31, the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Thursday.

CAN Criticizes Churches Inviting Entertainers To Boost Attendance

Akpororo Photo Credit: Nigeriafilms.com
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has criticized the attitude of some churches, especially in Abuja, in inviting secular celebrities and entertainment stars to boost attendance at their programmes.

Oxfam Director: Nigeria’s Budget For Health, Education Shameful

Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam Executive Director
Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam Executive Director, says it is shameful that Nigeria, which is the largest economy in Africa, has made the wrong decisions as regards improving the welfare of its citizens.

Hazing Nightmares: Abuse Pervasive At US Colleges

Wheaton College in suburban Chicago on October 11, 2017. Five players from Wheaton are accused of abusing and beating a fellow teammate, leaving the freshman seriously injured. Wheaton in September changed the players' team status to "inactive," after various criminal charges were filed by authorities
From sex abuse to sleep deprivation to unexpected deaths of very young men and women: hazing has become shockingly common for university students across the United States.

Gernot Rohr Plans New Team For Russia 2018 World Cup

Nigeria national football team players pose prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match. Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP
Algeria sacks coach
Super Eagles’ Technical Manager, Gernot Rohr has revealed his plans to build a formidable team before the Russia 2018 World Cup.

How Oil Spills Increase Infant Deaths In Niger Delta

According to the study, the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency recorded more than 6,600 oil spills from 2005 to 2015. Nearby oil spills increase neonatal mortality rate by 38 per cent per 1,000 live births. Photo: Aljazeera.com
Experts blame oil firms, govt for 11,000 infants’ death in one year
New research from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, has demonstrated for the first time how oil spills are increasing mortality rates among newborns in the Niger Delta of the country.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

UPDATED: Monkeypox: No Confirmed Case In Nigeria Yet, Minister Explains

Prof Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health
The Nigerian government has said that it is yet to confirm if the ailment spreading across some states is monkeypox.

Spike In Crime: Singaporean Guilty Of Toothpicks In Bus Seats

Singapore takes a tough line on even minor crime
A 60-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty to "mischief" Wednesday after he was caught sticking toothpicks in bus seats, a case that highlights the tightly-controlled country's tough approach to even minor crimes.

Saudi Groom Walks Out Of His Wedding After Bride's Father Insists His Daughter Is Allowed To Drive A Car When Ban Is Lifted

The bride's father had demanded that his daughter get a driving license and a car when Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women driving in June 2018 (file photo of a woman in the driver's seat of a car in a showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
A groom in Saudi Arabia walked out of his own wedding ceremony after the bride's father insisted that his daughter be allowed to drive after their marriage.
King Salman's (pictured) lift of the driving ban, which takes effect next June, is part of an ambitious reform push that runs the risk of a backlash from religious hardliners

South Africa 'Super-Cell Storm' Kills Eight

TRAPPED Cars semi-submerged on Prospecton Road, south of Durban, on Tuesday Image credit: Thuli Dlamini
At least eight people have died in South Africa after a devastating storm hit the country.
A container ship came away from its mooring during storm and blocked Durban port Reuters 

Monkeypox: Reps Summon Health Minister, Senate Expresses Worry

Prof Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health
The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, over the outbreak of monkeypox in the country.

FG Is Now Collecting Your Personal Data From Banks — For Tax Purposes

Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme form
Did you receive total payments of up to ₦100 million through the banking system between 2010 and 2015 — a period of five years? The government is coming for you — if you did not pay commensurate taxes and are yet to take advantage of the tax amnesty programme.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Portugal Beats Switzerland 2-0 To Earn World Cup Berth

Portugal's Andre Silva celebrates with his teammates after scoring goal during the World Cup Group B qualifying soccer match between Portugal and Switzerland at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
European champion Portugal will get a chance to keep its momentum going after qualifying for next year's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday.

Teachers Fail Primary School Exams, To Be Sacked By Kaduna State Govt

Kaduna's governor has promised to restore the "dignity of education" AFP
Thousands of primary schoolteachers in Nigeria's Kaduna State have failed the very exams they prepare pupils for.

Nigeria-Zambia Clash: Irate Fans Attack Zambia Striker, Alex Ng'onga’s Home

Chipolopolo of Zambia and Power Dynamos striker Alex 'Bazo' Ng'onga
Chipolopolo of Zambia and Power Dynamos striker Alex Ng'onga’s family home in Chimwemwe Township in Kitwe has been attacked by thugs following Zambia’s 1-0 loss to Nigeria in a decisive 2018 World Cup qualifier.