Zimbabwe Vice President Fights Back Over Poisoning ‘Lies’ Zimbabwe’s vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday fought back against allegations by hos co-deputy that he lied about being poisoned, in a row that displays the growing political in-fighting ahead of next year’s election.  Mnangagwa has been accused by fellow vice-president Phelekezela Mphoko of undermining President Robert Mugabe by claiming to...... read more
Ahead Of October Election Rerun; Kenya Moves To Amend Law Kenya’s Ruling Jubilee Party on Thursday presented parliament with proposals intended to prevent the Supreme Court from annulling results of a coming re-run presidential election, as it did the last vote in August. The court struck down President Uhuru Kenyatta’s poll victory then, saying there had been illegalities and irregularities in...... read more
Ireland To Hold Abortion Referendum In 2018 Ireland is to hold a referendum on abortion in 2018. A decision on the eighth amendment, which gives equal right to life to the unborn, will take place in May or June next year, according to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s government. The public will then decide if abortion should be legalised...... read more
FULL TEXT: Donald Trump's First Address to UN General Assembly     The full transcript of U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly: Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates, welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the American people to address...... read more
Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean As the U.S. and its neighbours recover from the devastation of hurricane Harvey and Irma, Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit the islands late...... read more
Tunisia abolishes Muslim women’s marriage restriction The decades-old ban placed on Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men has been abolished by the Tunisian government. The presidency announced the lift of the ban on Thursday in Tunis. Ms. Saida Garrach, Presidency Spokeswoman posted on her Facebook wall: “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the...... read more
BBC Launches Pidgin Service as part of biggest expansion since 1940 The British Broadcasting Corporation on Monday launched BBC Pidgin, the first African digital service as part of the biggest expansion of the World Service since the 1940s. The new digital service is aimed at younger and female audiences with social media playing a key role and will also feature BBC Minute, broadcasting six...... read more
Chinese woman trying for a boy dies after 4 abortions in a year An East China woman has died after she fell ill due to four abortions in one year because her husband wanted her baby to be a boy. Quoting a newspaper report, South China Morning Post reports that her husband divorced her after she fell ill following the abortions. The woman who is...... read more
New York hospital shooter, Henry Bello, abandoned last job – Dr Omotosho More facts have emerged about Dr Michael Henry Bello, the gunman who shot seven people at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre, New York on Friday, and identified as a Nigerian. Dr Bola Omotosho, the Community Board Chair for The Bronx 5, New York, said that Bello hailed from Auchi, Edo State. Bello,...... read more
Donald Trump ends decades-long White House tradition of celebrating Ramadan with iftar dinner After first iftar dinner in 1805, the White House started yearly ritual in 1996, under former First Lady Hillary Clinton Donald Trump’s government has not held an iftar dinner for the end of Ramadan, breaking a Muslim tradition held at the White House for more than two centuries. The iftar dinner occurs at sunset...... read more
Woman gives birth on flight, baby gets free travel for life An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday. The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi Arabia and Kochi in the southern Indian state...... read more
Lawmakers pass bill that allows birth certificates for miscarriages Lawmakers have passed a bill that will now allow a pregnant woman who suffers a miscarriage to obtain a birth certificate for the foetus. The certificates would be available to women whose pregnancies end after nine weeks (two months and one week) and before 20 weeks (five months). The first of...... read more
Nigerians in South Africa gets quit Notice Two South African communities,  Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province and Klaafontein community, Extension 5 in Johannesburg, have reportedly given the Nigerians residing there quit notice.  According to the President of the Nigerian union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, the Klaafontein community, have directed landlords in the area not to renew the...... read more
Many feared dead as fire engulfed London Tower block Several people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, a fire chief says.   London fire commissioner, Dany Cotton, confirmed that there were a “number of fatalities” as a result of the inferno. “I am very sad to confirm that there have...... read more
Igbo woman Re-elected into British Parliament British-Born Nigerian, Chinyelu “Chi” Onwurah of Labour Party has been announced as the winner of Newcastle central in the ongoing general elections in the United Kingdom. Newcastle is now the first general election constituency to be declared, with Labour candidate, Chi Onwurah holding the seat. Newcastle beat Houghton and Sunderland South, which...... read more
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