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RIVERS APC COMMENDS JONATHAN FOR ADMITTING THAT RIVERS PEOPLE NEVER VOTED FOR WIKE AND THAT AMAECHI MADE WIKE

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...

Duterte declares martial law in southern Philippines

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...

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

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...

Suspect named after youngsters killed in UK concert attack

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...

Ethiopian wins vote to be first African head of WHO

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...

US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid: Pentagon

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...

19 killed in terror blast at UK pop concert

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...

Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

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...

Ex-Trump aide Flynn defies Senate subpoena in Russia probe

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...

Eurozone fails to reach Greece debt deal amid IMF row

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...

Ousted S. Korean leader Park faces trial

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...

UN vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea

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,...

‘Confirmed fatalities’ at Manchester concert: British police

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...

2Baba Dumps Airtel, Joins Olamide & Timaya As Globacom Ambassador

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...

VIDEO: Tiwa Savage – All Over

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...

Ford sacks CEO Mark Fields

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...

Confusion hits pro-Biafra agitators

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...

Fresh Venezuela clashes after man burned alive

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,...

Spanish PM accuses Catalan separatists of ‘blackmail’

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...

Melania Trump can expect a surreal Brussels visit

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,...
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