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From left to right - Amaechi, Jonathan and Wike
*Described Wike's allegation that Amaechi is recruiting militants  as a sign of desperation and ploy to embark upon another massive killings of Rivers State people   The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended immediate past President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for admitting that he imposed Nyesom Wike...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law Tuesday in the southern region of Mindanao, after deadly clashes between security forces and Islamic State group-linked militants in a major city there. The announcement, made by his spokesman at a press conference in Moscow where Duterte was on an...
Former James Bond actor Roger Moore
London (AFP) - British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond over two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising superspy and his charity work. "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger...
Armed police patrol near Manchester Arena
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Police on Tuesday named a young man -- reportedly British-born of Libyan descent -- as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester, killing 22 including an eight-year-old girl. Manchester police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Salman...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
GENEVA (Reuters) - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, won an election on Tuesday to head the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to do so, edging out a veteran insider from Britain. A jubiliant Ethiopian official emerged from the closed-door meeting in...
President Donald Trump
Washington (AFP) - US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late Monday. The raid took place in Marib Governorate in the early hours of Tuesday local time and was conducted with the support of Yemeni authorities. "During this...
Police deploy at scene of explosion in Manchester
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Nineteen people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northwest English city of Manchester, police said Tuesday. There was panic as Grande's audience of youthful fans fled the 21,000-capacity venue late Monday after...
US President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall
Bethlehem (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Donald Trump makes the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem Tuesday to meet Mahmud Abbas, who hopes to convince the unpredictable US president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. His talks in Bethlehem with the Palestinian president come after Trump on Monday made...
Former US national security advisory Michael Flynn
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn defied a Senate subpoena Monday for documents on his links to Russia, saying it came amid a stream of "outrageous allegations" that "feed the escalating public frenzy against him." But Flynn quickly faced fresh accusations from a top...
Demonstrators took to the streets as Greek lawmakers fulfilled the eurozone's latest demands
Brussels (AFP) - Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach a deal for fresh bailout cash for Greece on Monday, as a row with the International Monetary Fund over debt relief dragged on. After more than eight hours of talks in Brussels, ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc could not...
South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye
Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye was due in court Tuesday to face trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her stunning downfall. The fallen head of state will be taken from the detention centre where she is being held to Seoul Central District Court,...
A man walks past a television showing a news report on North Korea's latest missile test
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Monday vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against North Korea as it prepared for a closed-door meeting called in response to the latest missile launch. In a unanimous statement backed by China, Pyongyang's ally, the council strongly...
Police deploy at scene of explosion in Manchester
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - British police said early Tuesday there were "a number of confirmed fatalities" and injuries after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert in the northwest city of Manchester. A fleet of ambulances was seen rushing to the Manchester Arena venue after the...
Nigerian hip hop legend and Hypertek boss, Tuface Idibia popularly known as 2Baba has joined the likes of Olamide and Timaya to become an ambassador for Nigerian Telecommunication company, Globacom. His contract with Airtel telecoms ended sometime last week, but the music star refused to renew the contract with the red labelled telecom...
Mavin Records’ Afro-pop queen, Tiwa Savage sets out a crispy music video to her smashing hit single titled “All Over“. The Baby Fresh produced tune has gone viral after it’s release in April release, We saw how it topped various chart locally and globally. The colourful video was shot at Miami,...
Ford
Ford Motor’s board is expected to announce Monday that it has ousted CEO Mark Fields, according to multiple reports late Sunday night. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett, head of the company’s “mobility” division and a favourite of Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr., will become CEO, according to a report...
Biafra agitators
Crisis seems to have hit agitators for South East country as a main group, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB), backs out of celebration slated for Monday. MASSOB has also disowned its founder, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, as well as cautioned that it was not affiliated...
Opposition activists march in Caracas
Caracas (AFP) - Doctors rallied in Venezuela on Monday in the latest street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. The death toll climbed to 48 over the weekend, with hundreds injured and thousands...
Catalan separatists
Barcelona (AFP) - Spain's prime minister accused Catalonia's separatist government of blackmail on Monday after a newspaper reported it planned to declare independence unless Madrid lets the region hold a referendum on secession. "The threats and blackmail which have been put on the table are intolerable," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy...
US First Lady Melania Trump
Brussels (AFP) - First Lady Melania Trump is set to have a surreal experience in Brussels this week as her hosts line up a visit to a museum of the works of artist Rene Magritte. While US President Donald Trump meets NATO leaders on Thursday, his wife will join new...
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