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Ebola: It’s Population Control’- Says R&B Singer Chris Brown

4 years ago /
Entertainment  International News 

R&B singer Chris Brown has been ridiculed for a bizarre outburst on Twitter in which he claimed the killer Ebola virus is a 'form of population control'. The outspoken artist tweeted his thoughts on the epidemic, which has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa as well as one person...

Cyclone Hudhud: Indian Relief Effort Begins Amid Destruction

4 years ago /
International News 

Indian disaster teams have begun a relief operation after cyclone Hudhud pounded the eastern coast, forcing as many as 400,000 people to flee. Officials are assessing the damage in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states, where eight people have been killed. The cyclone wrecked homes, uprooted trees and power lines, blocked roads and...

Hong Kong Protests: Scuffles Break Out At Admiralty Camp

4 years ago /
International News 

Opponents of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong have tried to dismantle one of the main protest camps, leading to scuffles with police and activists. On Monday morning hundreds of people, some wearing surgical masks, rushed the barricades set up by protesters. The unrest came a few hours after police had dismantled...

 

Ebola: Dallas Passenger Is Removed From Airlines Flight At Nashville Airport After Vomiting On Board

4 years ago /
Health  International News  Transport  

A Dallas passenger has been removed from an American Airlines flight at Nashville airport after vomiting on board. Passengers reported the person was being sick and possibly having a seizure as Flight 1676 arrived in Nashville at 11:29 p.m. Sunday. There were 140 passengers and five crew members on board - they...

East Ukraine Rebel Leader Gubarev Unconscious After Ambush

4 years ago /
International News 

A top rebel politician in eastern Ukraine, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after gunmen fired at his car and it crashed into a Pillart. Sources in Gubarev's Pro-Russian "Novorossiya" movement said his car was attacked in the Donetsk region, en route from Rostov-on-don in Russia. He is now in a Rostov...

Implementation Of Niamey Agreement Will Give Us Greater Success Against Terrorism

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Monday in Abuja that he was confident that with the intensification of joint patrols, military operations and intelligence sharing by Nigeria and neighbouring countries as agreed by their leaders in Niamey last week, the activities of insurgents and other cross-border criminals will soon be drastically curtailed. Welcoming the...

Chief Makanju Ogundipe Emerges PDP S/West Zonal Chairman

4 years ago /
Politics 

The South West Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at its zonal congress on Saturday, elected Chief Makanju Ogundipe from Ekiti State as its new zonal chairman and national vice chairman. He replaced Chief Ishola Filani, who had held the position since 2012. Other officers elected at the congress, supervised by Senator Emmanuel Anozike,...

Turkey To Allow Syria Rebel Training On Its Soil

4 years ago /
International News 

Turkey has agreed to allow moderate Syrian rebels to be trained on its soil, in its bid to combat Islamic state in Syria and Iraq. US national security adviser Susan rice, who announced the development, said she welcomed the new agreement. It has not yet been confirmed by turkey, which has so...

 

AFCON Qualifiers: Keshi Is Stubborn, There Is No Miracle – Owolabi

4 years ago /
Sports  

A former Green Eagles player, Felix Owolabi, on Sunday described Coach Stephen Keshi’s attitude towards the selection of quality players as stubborn. The former Ibadan Shooting Stars Club (3SC) board member told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the coach’s attitude of sidelining players he has personal issues with has killed the...

Ebola: Some Liberian Health Workers Defy Strike Call

4 years ago /
Health 

Some health workers in Liberia have turned up for work, defying calls for a strike amid the Ebola outbreak. However, the picture is still unclear, as there are also reports of workers heeding the strike call. The National Health Workers Association wants an increase in the monthly risk fee paid to those...

Why I Chose Wambai As Galadiman Kano - Emir Sanusi

4 years ago /
Arts and Culture 

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II yesterday explained the rationale behind the selection and elevation of Wambai Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi to Galadima. it was reported that Wambai who was born in Bichi local government area of Kano state in 1933 was one of the contenders for the stool of...

Yemen’s President Names UN Envoy Khaled Bahah As Prime Minister

4 years ago /
Politics 

Yemen’s president has appointed Khaled Bahah, the impoverished Arab country’s envoy to the United Nations, as prime minister, in a move welcomed by the Houthi rebels, a Shia Muslim group that now controls the capital, Sana’a. An aide to President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi said Bahah’s name had been among three...

Taliban Fighters Kill 22 Afghan Soldiers And Police In Ambush On Convoy

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

Taliban insurgents have ambushed a convoy of Afghan security forces in a mountainous northern region of Afghanistan, killing 22 soldiers and police, an official said, as bombs in the capital Kabul and elsewhere left three people dead. The violence came as the Taliban and their allies step up attacks before the...

Gospel Musician,Yinka Ayefele Loses Dad

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Popular Nigerian gospel musician Yinka Ayefele lost his father on Sunday October 12, 2014. Reports have it that Yinka's father, Pa Joshua Ayefele popularly known as Baba Teacher passed on during the celebration of his 76th birthday in Ipoti Ekiti. The singer’s late father Pa Ayefele who was an educationist and community...

Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei Blames United States, 'Wicked' Britain, For Creating Islamic State

4 years ago /
International News 

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the "wicked" British government for creating the Islamic State in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month. The sharp remarks were a reminder of Iranian suspicions about the West despite the emergence of the ultra-hardline Sunni...

Pistorius Should Get Community Service, Says Prison Official

4 years ago /
International News 

A South African prison official on Monday recommended that star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius clean a Pretoria museum for 16 hours a month as punishment for shooting dead his lover Reeva Steenkamp. Joel Maringa, a social worker in South Africa's notoriously crowded and brutal jails, told a sentencing hearing that Pistorius should...

APC Condemns Attack On Edo Legislative Quarters

4 years ago /
Nation 

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned what it described as “the apparently-orchestrated” attack on Edo legislative quarters on Saturday. The party said the attack had heightened the level of impunity under the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Administration to a level not even contemplated in the days of military rule. In a statement...

Former Governor Alamieyeseigha's Son Commits Suicide

4 years ago /
Nation 

Ex-Governor of Bayelsa state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, has lost one of his sons, Oyoms, in Dubai, United Arab Emirate according to ThisDayLive. Oyoms was said to have committed suicide in the desert city while riding in an elevator. As at the moment of this report, details were still sketchy as to what...

Google To Install Shark Proof Undersea Cable Linking US And Brazil

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Google has given the go ahead for a 6,560 mile (10,557km) undersea cable to link the US and Brazil. The fibre-optic cable will have the capacity to move an incredible 64 terabits of data every second, equivalent to 85,000 feature films and a measure of bandwidth unthinkable before the 21st Century. Brazil...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela To Undergo Surgery - Daughter

4 years ago /
International News 

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is to be admitted to hospital to undergo surgery, her daughter said on Monday. "Wishing my mother a speedy recovery and good luck with the surgery. Love always", Zindzi Mandela said on her Twitter account. The treatment will help blood circulation in the 78-year-old's leg, according to...