Tag: world

20 years after 9/11: Defence expert warns of more bombs on planes

Twenty years after terrorists carried out the worst ever attack on the United States, an expert on defence and intelligence warned of more bombs on planes. Professor Anthony Glees from Britain’s University of Buckingham, gave the warning in an interview with Xinhua. Glees further warned of more killing of people[Read More…]

Lagos Nigeria Has Been Ranked Amongst The Worst Cities To Live Globally

Lagos has been ranked amongst the worst cities to live globally following the ‘Global Liveability Ranking’, by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for 2015. Nigeria’s most populous city Lagos was considered the fourth least (136) liveable city in the world on the list of 140. The survey took account of[Read More…]

According To A Report, Only 10 Rwandans Nationwide Are Opposing President Kagame’s Third Term

Rwandan lawmakers found only 10 people in nationwide consultations who opposed possible constitutional changes to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power, a report said on Tuesday. Lawmakers began a national tour last month to gather opinions after both houses of parliament voted in support of constitutional change,[Read More…]

Nigeria Marks 1 Year Without A Case Of Polio, More Than Half Of All Global Cases Was Recorded In 2012

Nigeria has made a vital step towards being declared polio free, after marking a year without a recorded case. It can now be taken off the list of countries where the disease is endemic, if the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the results. Nigeria had struggled to contain polio since[Read More…]

Nigerian Jailed In U.K For Stealing Identity Of A Doctor With Similar Name & Treating 91 Patients

A music graduate with absolutely no medical background was given work as a doctor in a prison and a GP’s surgery after stealing the identity of a fully-qualified doctor who had the same first name. DailyMail reports that Oluwadamilola Opemuyi treated no fewer than 91 patients before being ousted as a fraudster. The 39-year-old[Read More…]

Cameroon Bans ‘Burqa’ Veil For Muslim Women After Boko Haram Attacks

Burqa, a regalia worn by Muslim women, has been banned in the far north of Cameroon following attacks by two women dressed in the garments. The women suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents blew themselves up in Fotokol, a town in the region, last week, killing at least 12 people.[Read More…]

Breaking: Rwanda Parliament Votes In Support Of Paul Kagame’s Third Term Bid

Rwandan lawmakers voted on Tuesday in support of a constitutional change to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power as president, backing a petition signed by millions of citizens. “I want to thank all members of parliament for showing support to the people’s wishes,” Speaker of Parliament Donatilla[Read More…]

Suicide Bomb Attacks Chadian Capital And Strikes A Crowded Market, 17 Killed

At least 17 people were killed and 74 injured in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded market in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, Saturday. The incident came hours after a separate bombing in Nigeria’s Borno state killed two people, reports Voice Of America. No group has claimed responsibility for either attack,[Read More…]

Zimbabwe’s Government To Start Taxing Churches

Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government, which has failed to come up with a budget has now become desperate and is moving in to tax churches and non-governmental organisations. With millions of people turning to Christianity in the last few years, government is said to be looking at ways to make churches prime[Read More…]

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Tunisia Attack

Islamic State militants on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack in a Tunisian seaside resort that killed 39. In a statement released on social media, the group identified the gunman as Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani. It described him as a “solider of the caliphate” and most of the killed as “subjects[Read More…]