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BREAKING: 50 Killed In Train Derailment In DR Congo

Fifty people were killed early Thursday when a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the minister for humanitarian action, Steve Mbikayi, said in a tweet. “Another disaster! Derailing at 3am (0100 GMT) in Tanganyika (province) near Mayibaridi. Provisional toll: 50 dead and several injured,” he wrote. Railways in …

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Tribunal Dismisses PDP, Atiku’s Petition Challenging Buhari’s Victory

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the 2019 Presidential election challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in its entirety. Justice Mohammed Garba, who led the five-man panel, in the lead judgement, dismissed the petition in its …

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Jarzinho Pieter, Curacao goalkeeper, dies before Haiti game after suffering heart attack

Jarzinho Pieter has been confirmed dead after suffering a heart attack on Monday, September 9 – The goalkeeper was in the national team camp of Curacao preparing for their match against Haiti – Despite his death, the nation has decided to go ahead with the match, which will hold later …

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Presidential Election Tribunal Fixes Sept 11 To Rule On Petition Filed By Atiku

The presidential election tribunal has said that it will deliver judgement in the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Septemeber 11, 2019. All the parties in the suit had made their final submissions on August 21, when the tribunal declared that the …

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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Diezani’s Jewellery Worth $40m

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has granted a final forfeiture to the Federal Government, the $40m worth of jewellries seized from the premises of the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Nicholas Oweibo ruled that the former Minister had failed to show cause why the jewellries …

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Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, to further engage the South African authorities on “appropriate measures” the latter will take to end the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. He has also given approval for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians …

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BBNaija ex-housemates turn up for Bambam and Teddy A’s traditional wedding

The wedding ceremony reportedly took place at Ibeshe, Ilaro in Ogun State on Saturday, September 7, 2019.  Bambam and Teddy A’s traditional wedding has since been one of the trending topics on Twitter as videos and photos of the event have flooded the social media platform.  Some of 2018 Big …

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Pogba Misses Training For France Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba will miss Monday’s French team training session for their upcoming Euro-2020 qualifiers, coach Didier Deschamps said Monday. Pogba “has an ankle problem” following United’s 1-1 draw at Southampton on Saturday. “He is having tests in Manchester and I am waiting for the results,” Deschamps said at …

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South African President, Ramaphosa reacts to xenophobic attack on Nigerians

SOUTH AFRICA PRESIDENT South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, condemned the recent attack on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country. Ramaphosa, in a tweet on his official Twitter page, said there is no justification for the attack on foreign nationals. He was reacting the looting and burning …

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Nigerian soldiers neutralize IED terrorists during heavy downpour

Nigerian troops have successfully thwarted terrorists efforts to plant Improvised Explosive Device for commuters and troops in Borno – The troops laid an effective night ambush for terrorists in the midst of heavy downpour – The Nigeria Army recently launched new operational strategies to wipe out Boko Haram insurgents from …

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Kogi election: Governor Yahaya Bello defeats others, becomes APC governorship candidate

Governor Yahaya Bello has won APC governorship ticket to contest the election for second term INEC is conducting governorship election in the state on November 16 – Bello polled 3,596 votes cast by the delegates during the primary Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday, August 29, emerged the standard bearer of …

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Election tribunal: House of Representatives member Sarki loses seat

An election petition tribunal sacks the Abdulkadir Umar Sarki, a member of the House of Representatives from Bauchi state – The tribunal orders the withdrawal of certificate of returns to Sarki by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – The election tribunal also directs INEC to conduct a rerun into …

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US still to grant any Huawei trade licences

HUAWEI US officials have not granted any licences to trade with blacklisted Chinese firm Huawei, despite receiving more than 130 requests, Reuters says. The US restricted companies from selling to the electronics giant in May, citing national security concerns, which have been dismissed by Huawei. President Donald Trump said last …

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Facebook tightens rules amid 2020 US election fears

facebook_team Facebook has unveiled new political advertising rules ahead of next year’s US presidential election amid fears the platform will be exploited. Political advertisers will now have to verify their identity before being given a “confirmed organisation” label. It marks the latest in a series of attempts to address incidents …

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Keystone Bank empowers youths and business start-ups

KEYSTONE BANK Fastest growing financial services provider, Keystone Bank Limited, has again demonstrated its commitment towards the empowerment of MSMEs & youths in entrepreneurship by launching a capacity building Masterclass to empower entrepreneurs with the requisite skills for business growth. The maiden edition of the Masterclass tagged ‘Spark Up Your …

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Wadume update: Kidnap kingpin testifies before army panel as more suspects arrested

Kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume has reportedly indicted some soldiers as he appears for an investigative panel set up by the army – The panel is probing the allegation that some soldiers aided Wadume’s escape when he was first arrested and killed three policemen and a civilian – Wadume reportedly …

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Israeli technology chosen to ease Lake Chad water crisis

UN meeting results in deployment of Watergen’s water-from-air generator in Nigeria to provide desperately needed clean drinking water. Watergen provides drinking water in Sierra Leone. Photo: courtesy An Israeli invention that pulls water from air will be deployed in Nigeria following a meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York …

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Enyimba keeps Champions League hopes alive, Pillars crash out

Enyimba trounced Rahimo 5-0 in the second-leg of their Champions League preliminary qualifying match and progressed to the first round with a 5-1 aggregate win. The NPFL champions overturned a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Burkina Faso with a rampant performance behind closed doors inside the Enyimba international stadium. Reuben Bala …

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Neymar’s Future Remains Up In Air As PSG Reject Madrid Offer – Reports

Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports Thursday the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros ($111 million) plus players. French sports daily L’Equipe said Real had offered cash plus Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and goalkeeper …

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Kevin MacDonald leaves Aston Villa after bullying investigation

Aston Villa’s head of football development Kevin MacDonald has left the club following an investigation into allegations of bullying. He had been reassigned to non-player-facing duties during the investigation. Ex-midfielder Garreth Farrelly was “relentlessly negative” to him as a youth coach in the 1990s. “Aston Villa wishes to apologise to all former …

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