15 years after pull out, Zimbabwe re-applies to join Commonwealth

15 years after pull out, Zimbabwe re-applies to join Commonwealth

Chris Steven, Abuja Fifteen years after ousted Robert Mugabe pulled out of Commonwealth, Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday. Mugabe angrily pulled Zimbabwe out of the bloc of former British colonies in 2003 after its membership was suspended over violent and graft-ridden elections the previous year. The Commonwealth said it […]

Melania Trump hospitalized for ‘benign’ kidney condition

Melania Trump hospitalized for ‘benign’ kidney condition

President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, has been treated for what was described as a benign kidney condition, the first lady’s office said Monday. Zachary Goelman reports. First lady Melania Trump is in hospital and is expected to remain there for the rest of the week. Her office on Monday (May 14) said Ms. Trump underwent an embolization procedure at […]

SERAP asks UN to compel Buhari to obey court rulings

SERAP asks UN to compel Buhari to obey court rulings

Chris Steven, Abuja The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to the United Nations Organisation (UNO) to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to end persistent disobedience of court rulings and orders and uphold the Nigerian Constitution 1999 (as amended. The organization also wants the UN to compel the President to honour […]

Putin swears to serve Russian people, protect Russian sovereignty

Putin swears to serve Russian people, protect Russian sovereignty

Vladimir Putin was sworn in for another six years as Russian President on Monday (May 7). Standing in the Grand Kremlin Palace’s ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution, Putin swore to serve the Russian people, safeguard their rights and freedoms, and defend Russian sovereignty. Putin was inaugurated for […]

U.S. military plane crashes in training exercise

U.S. military plane crashes in training exercise

At least five people died when a Puerto Rico Air National Guard weather reconnaissance plane crashed on Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia during a training flight, sending up thick clouds of black smoke, according to officials and television images. Ryan Brooks reports. U.S. officials say a military plane crash near Savannah, Georgia likely killed all nine […]

Herdsmen in Nigeria carry only sticks and machetes, not AK47, Buhari tells Trump

Herdsmen in Nigeria carry only sticks and machetes, not AK47, Buhari tells Trump

Chris Steven, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington DC, United States of America on Monday says herdsmen in Nigeria do not carry guns but only wield sticks and occasionally machetes. The President spoke during the bilateral talk with U.S. President Donald Trump, where he stated that herdsmen crisis in Nigeria is an age-long challenge. “The […]

Boko Haram: Group demands apology from UNICEF over alleged role in terrorists’ activities

Boko Haram: Group demands apology from UNICEF over alleged role in terrorists’ activities

Chris Steven, Abuja A civil society organisation, Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism, CATE, has demanded explanation from the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  over its actions in the activities of the Boko Haram sect in sect in Nigeria. The group is demanding the UNICEF to urgently apologise to Nigeria following its various allegations against […]

Thugs invade Senate, snatch maze

Thugs invade Senate, snatch maze

The Senate plenary was on Wednesday disrupted after suspected thugs invaded the chamber and made away with the maze. The maze is the symbol of authority at the National Assembly and is guarded by the Sargent at-arms without which proceedings can take place or any official dealings can occur. The incident happened few seconds after […]

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