UNGA: Trump cries out loud on Kim Jong-un menace as outraging

It was a characteristically bombastic approach to a crisis that's growing in scale. Throughout his address -- the most closely watched foreign policy remarks of his presidency -- Trump brought frank assessments to a range of sticky global flashpoints. He declared the Iran nuclear deal all but dead, saying it was an "embarrassment" to the … Continue reading UNGA: Trump cries out loud on Kim Jong-un menace as outraging

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IPOB: Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers, slams Lai Mohammed

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West. Jonathan said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday which was signed on his behalf by his aide, Reno Omokri. The former President was emboldened by the statement by Senate President … Continue reading IPOB: Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers, slams Lai Mohammed

As Buhari prepares for UN speech, Presidency alleges fake statement in circulation

As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to deliver Nigeria’s Statement at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Presidency has warned the public to beware of a fake speech which the President is purportedly scheduled to deliver at the august gathering. The warning is contained in a tweet on … Continue reading As Buhari prepares for UN speech, Presidency alleges fake statement in circulation

NIGERIA: ASUU calls off five-week old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its five weeks old strike. While directing all academic staffers of universities to resume work immediately, ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, was quick to warn that the suspension of the strike is conditional. “After an elaborate and an exhaustive consultation process, the National Executive Council of ASUU … Continue reading NIGERIA: ASUU calls off five-week old strike

Chief Justice of Nigeria okays special courts for corrupt cases

Warns against graft, delay tactics The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, yesterday announced a plan to create special courts solely for the purpose of hearing and speedily determining corruption and financial crime cases. Onnoghen broke the news while speaking at the opening of the 2017/2018 Legal Year, and the swearing-in of 29 members of … Continue reading Chief Justice of Nigeria okays special courts for corrupt cases

IPOB’s ban, link to terrorism unconstitutional, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday faulted the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation by the army and the proscription of the group by the south-east governors, saying both actions were taken in breach of the constitution. In a statement by Saraki to journalists yesterday, he declared that the actions … Continue reading IPOB’s ban, link to terrorism unconstitutional, says Saraki

UK firms make huge profits on arm sales to Saudi Arabia

British companies selling weapons have earned hundreds of millions of dollars by selling arms to Saudi Arabia during the ongoing war in Yemen, a report says. New estimates released by the children's charity War Child reveal that since the Saudi-led coalition began its intervention in Yemen, UK weapons companies including BAE systems and Raytheon have earned revenues exceeding $8bn from … Continue reading UK firms make huge profits on arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Strike over new transport taxes brings Haiti to a halt

Much of Haiti has come to a halt because of a transportation strike over new taxes proposed by the government. Most Haitians do not have private cars, and they get around on motorcycle taxis or the often elaborately painted vans and trucks known as "tap taps". But none were available on Monday as drivers took part in … Continue reading Strike over new transport taxes brings Haiti to a halt

NORTH KOREA: The sanctions will help hasten our nuclear test

Stricter international sanctions will only lead North Korea to speed up its nuclear programme, Pyongyang said, as US and Chinese leaders agreed to "maximise the pressure" on the regime of Kim Jong-un. "The increased moves of the US and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK will only increase our pace towards the ultimate … Continue reading NORTH KOREA: The sanctions will help hasten our nuclear test

Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

China and Russia have started joint naval drills in the waters near the Russia-North Korea border, local media reported. The exercises, which began on Monday off Russia's southeastern port of Vladivostok, are the second part of China and Russia's 'Joint Sea-2017' programme that started in June. The drills, which include submarine rescue and anti-submarine exercises, are not directly linked to increasing … Continue reading Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

Rohingya: A message to the world from Arba Khatun

Arba Khatun, 50, comes from Rakhine State, Myanmar, which she fled a few weeks ago. "My name is Arba Khatun and I am 50 years old. Before the crisis, we lived a fairly good life: We had domestic animals, we had a farm, we cultivated lots of different crops like rice and coconuts. Somehow, we managed. … Continue reading Rohingya: A message to the world from Arba Khatun

GREECE: Fighting back as Greek gym trains for anti-fascist action

Athens, Greece - It's an early September evening, and people are trickling into the half-basement of an old grey apartment block in the Greek capital, Athens. Once inside, they remove their shoes and disappear into locker rooms before re-emerging to take their spot on the padded blue and red floor. A punk song blares from the … Continue reading GREECE: Fighting back as Greek gym trains for anti-fascist action

SHORT FILM: “RADIO”( https://youtu.be/bOJRGR2f3xI | @gabbyluccii )

It all happened in one night. Radio is a short film that talks about a pastor who has it all wrong in his past... Now something terrible is about to happen. Nigerians please watch, like and comment on this short film directed by Gabriel Afolayan and my good friend Martins Iyaji Featuring Gabriel Afolayan, Yinka … Continue reading SHORT FILM: “RADIO”( https://youtu.be/bOJRGR2f3xI | @gabbyluccii )

UberTalks Media: A new look in the media

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S1/E7: ALIYA By Minna Davies Episode Seven

Aliya Walking down the street, Lala Cuts across her and starts to walk beside her. Episode Seven ALIYA A mini read series By Minna Davies Aliya Walking down the street, Lala Cuts across her and starts to walk beside her. LALA (CONT’D) You forgot this. Just wanted to return it back to you. I got … Continue reading S1/E7: ALIYA By Minna Davies Episode Seven

UN: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh exceeds 400,000

More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh, the United Nations says as Bangladeshi leader heads to the US to seek global help coping with the crisis. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslims since violence erupted in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25. On Saturday, the UN said that the total number of people … Continue reading UN: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh exceeds 400,000

Kim Jong-un vows to complete N Korea nuclear programme

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to complete his nuclear weapons programme in the face of strengthening sanctions after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile that was fired over Japan, according to state news agency KCNA. North Korea's state media carried Kim's comments on Saturday, a day after US and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North … Continue reading Kim Jong-un vows to complete N Korea nuclear programme

Nigeria is bleeding as “Hate Speech” and “Quit Notice” remain viral – Tinubu

The lawmaker representing Lagos Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Oluremi Tinubu, has said that hate speech and quit notices will only hurt the nation. The senator spoke at a town hall meeting with her constituents on Friday at Arcade Hall, Eko Club, Surulere, Lagos. She described Nigeria as a complex country, but noted … Continue reading Nigeria is bleeding as “Hate Speech” and “Quit Notice” remain viral – Tinubu

IPOB is resolvable from within without international interference Geoffrey Onyeama

Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, says the country does not require any international help to curtail any threats posed by the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). Onyeama, at a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday evening, said the threat from the self-agitation group would be handled. “IPOB … Continue reading IPOB is resolvable from within without international interference Geoffrey Onyeama

Operation Python Dance continues in the SouthEast – Nigeria Army

A statement from the Army authorities asked members of the public to disregard what it describes as mere rumours. The Army Spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman in a statement reacted to the announcement by the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu that troops will gradually be withdrawn from the streets of Abia State. The governor made … Continue reading Operation Python Dance continues in the SouthEast – Nigeria Army

Biafra: Nigeria Defence Headquarters declare IPOB a terrorist group

Director, Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche, in a statement on Friday, said parents should dissuade their wards from joining the group and that the Armed Forces will confront “all security challenges facing the country.’’ Enenche listed reasons for the declaration to include, the formation of a Biafra Secret Service, claimed formation of Biafra National Guard, … Continue reading Biafra: Nigeria Defence Headquarters declare IPOB a terrorist group

IPOB: South East governors ban and see their activities as illegal

They called on the leaders of IPOB and all other aggrieved groups to articulate their position on all national issues and submit to the committee of governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and the members of the National Assembly from the zone through the Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum. The governors of the five South-East states took … Continue reading IPOB: South East governors ban and see their activities as illegal

Laura Wallen’s dad: Suspected killer Tyler Tessier “a monster and a liar”

BALTIMORE – The day after the body of a pregnant Maryland teacher was found in a shallow grave, her father called her boyfriend, the man accused of her murder, "a monster and a liar." Tyler Tessier, 32, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Laura Wallen, 31. Wallen was reported missing on September 5 after … Continue reading Laura Wallen’s dad: Suspected killer Tyler Tessier “a monster and a liar”

A war with North Korea — the American people aren’t ready

When it comes to North Korea, much digital ink as has been spilled by yours truly on these very pages concerning the dangers and challenges ahead—demonstrated by North Korea’s latest missile launch—when it comes to dealing with and deterring the so-called “hermit kingdom.” So, let me spare you hours of reading countless articles, op-eds, and tweets. To … Continue reading A war with North Korea — the American people aren’t ready

Reporter for prestigious newspaper eaten by crocodile while relieving himself in lagoon

A Financial Times journalist was killed by a crocodile while washing his hands at a lagoon in Sri Lanka during a holiday with pals. Paul McClean, 25, an Oxford University graduate, is understood to have wandered away from his group of friends to find a toilet when he was attacked. The British victim is believed … Continue reading Reporter for prestigious newspaper eaten by crocodile while relieving himself in lagoon

ARSA group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL and others

The Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA), a small group of men fighting in Myanmar's western region of Rakhine, have rejected accusations they have links with al-Qaeda, ISIL (also known as ISIS) or other armed groups; and warned foreign fighters against entering the troubled region. In a statement released on Thursday, ARSA said it had "no links with al-Qaeda, … Continue reading ARSA group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL and others

North Korea tensions: All the latest updates

Here are all the latest developments since the latest "toughest" UN sanctions imposed on North Korea on August 4: September 15, 2017 North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from the capital Pyongyang that has flown northern Japan. Yoshihide Sug, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, said the projectile was launched at 6:57am local time on Friday (21:57 GMT Thursday) … Continue reading North Korea tensions: All the latest updates

Deadly ISIL attacks hit southern Iraq’s Thi Qar

At least 60 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in two gun-and-car bomb attacks near the city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. The attacks in the southern province of Thi Qar on Thursday started with unidentified assailants opening fire inside a restaurant on the main highway that links the capital Baghdad with the southern provinces. Shortly … Continue reading Deadly ISIL attacks hit southern Iraq’s Thi Qar

India to invest $17bn on Japanese bullet trains

India will invest $17bn to build its first high-speed train system, having reached a deal with Japan to help finance the project. The network, which will run 508km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, was announced on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "This is the new India, and the flight of its dreams is endless," he said. "The bullet train … Continue reading India to invest $17bn on Japanese bullet trains

NECO Releases 2017June/July Examination Results

The National Examination Council has announced the release of the 2017 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination results. The Registrar of the Council, Professor Charles Uwakwe, announced the results in Minna on Thursday. Mr. Uwakwe said that 1,055,988 candidates registered for the examination, among whom 1,051,472 wrote the tests in 76 subjects. He said that 745,053 … Continue reading NECO Releases 2017June/July Examination Results

Corruption: EFCC can’t fight it all alone says Magu

This is just as the EFCC boss extends the challenge of the anti-corruption fight to members of the organised labour, civil society organisations, and social media personalities, stressing the need for a united front in the anti-corruption war. “The EFCC alone cannot fight corruption, it needs the support of everybody”, he said on Wednesday at a meeting … Continue reading Corruption: EFCC can’t fight it all alone says Magu

Bedouin women ‘misled’ into embroidering gown for NYFW

A group of Palestinian Bedouin women have accused an Israeli movement of deceit and defamation after a local designer approached them for a partnership ahead of New York Fashion Week. The women of Desert Embroidery, who work as seamstresses under the auspices of a local association for the empowerment of Bedouin women in the Negev, … Continue reading Bedouin women ‘misled’ into embroidering gown for NYFW

Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims as the president seeks to secure equal rights for the country's female population. "Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom to choose one's spouse," presidency spokeswoman Saida Garrach wrote on Facebook on Thursday. The announcement came … Continue reading Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

APC celebrates the exit of recession while over 65% of the nation’s population suffers hunger

In a release on Wednesday, National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Bolaji Abdullahi said, “Nigerians will recall that during the 2015 elections, the APC promised to curb corruption, restore the economy and ensure security of the nation. “We commend the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on the economic recovery efforts which has evidently started to … Continue reading APC celebrates the exit of recession while over 65% of the nation’s population suffers hunger

Chief Dangote, Your Trucks Are Objects of Death, Pain And Misery By Churchill Okonkwo | ( @churchillnnobi. )

As I set out for Onitsha from Lagos on August 15, 2017, I was informed that the journey would be deemed through, only after we had gone beyond the Benin Bypass. This is because trucks, mainly Dangote trucks, had constituted a nuisance at a bad spot on the road. So, we set out very early … Continue reading Chief Dangote, Your Trucks Are Objects of Death, Pain And Misery By Churchill Okonkwo | ( @churchillnnobi. )

Are Israel and Hezbollah headed for another war?

Tensions between Israel and its northern neighbours have risen once again, stirring fears of another military confrontation between the Lebanon-based Hezbollah armed group and the Israeli army. While the border region has remained restive since the 2006 war between the two sides and the discussion of another conflict has become almost constant, a series of recent developments have renewed … Continue reading Are Israel and Hezbollah headed for another war?

Trump: ‘Sad day’ for North Korea if military attacks

An American military attack on North Korea is not inevitable, US President Donald Trump said, but it would be "a very sad day" for the Asian nation if it ever came to fruition. Trump also said North Korea "is behaving badly and it's got to stop". He was speaking at a White House news conference after meeting the leader of Kuwait on Thursday. … Continue reading Trump: ‘Sad day’ for North Korea if military attacks

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  They are an ethnic Muslim group who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who live in the Southeast Asian country. The Rohingya speak Rohingya or Ruaingga, a dialect that is distinct … Continue reading Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Call for GCC dialogue as Trump speaks to Qatar’s emir

Shortly after calling for unity and offering to mediate in a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbours, US President Donald Trump has held a phone conversation with the Qatari emir to discuss the latest developments in the Gulf. The call on Thursday followed a White House meeting between Trump and the emir of Kuwait, who is mediating … Continue reading Call for GCC dialogue as Trump speaks to Qatar’s emir

UN: 270,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in two weeks

The number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh in the last two weeks to escape the violence in Myanmar has shot up to about 270,000, a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said. Vivian Tan said the number had jumped from an estimate of 164,000 on Thursday because the agency had found new pockets of refugees in border areas. … Continue reading UN: 270,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in two weeks

Try UberTalks Media: A new look in the media

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Prince Michael – More and More | http://bit.ly/2sJF87j | @Princemichae5 | #UberTalksMusic | #Prince Michael_MoreAndMore

Prince Michael is a sensational multi talented gospel artist and a poultry consultant,director, writer. He hails from the southern part of Nigeria. Born on the 11th of June 1996 into the royal family of late Mr/Mrs Linus Udoeno of Akwa Ibom state, and occupied the last position in the family. his musical life all started … Continue reading Prince Michael – More and More | http://bit.ly/2sJF87j | @Princemichae5 | #UberTalksMusic | #Prince Michael_MoreAndMore

Former Nigerian Senator Kanti Bello Is Dead

A two-time senator from Katsina State, Kanti Bello, is dead. He died in the early hours of Tuesday, in Abuja. Associates said he was 72. Mr. Bello, who represented Daura Senatorial Zone between 2003-2007 and 2007-2011, was the pioneer Managing Director of Katsina Steel Rolling Mill. Kabir Faskari, a younger brother to former Katsina State … Continue reading Former Nigerian Senator Kanti Bello Is Dead

Chief Judges Have Powers To Release Prisoners By Femi Falana

Pro-democracy group #OurMumuDonDo today commenced a two-day protest and sit-out to back up its demand for the extradition from the United Kingdom of the former Minister for Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke. The group wants her to face prosecution in Nigeria following recent mind-boggling allegations against her of corruption and wanton looting of public funds. The … Continue reading Chief Judges Have Powers To Release Prisoners By Femi Falana

OurMumuDonDo Group Commences #BringBackDiezani Sit-Out, Occupies EFCC In Abuja

Pro-democracy group #OurMumuDonDo today commenced a two-day protest and sit-out to back up its demand for the extradition from the United Kingdom of the former Minister for Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke. The group wants her to face prosecution in Nigeria following recent mind-boggling allegations against her of corruption and wanton looting of public funds. The … Continue reading OurMumuDonDo Group Commences #BringBackDiezani Sit-Out, Occupies EFCC In Abuja

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Javad Zarif: Iran, Saudi to exchange diplomatic visits

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday said that delegations from Iran and Saudi Arabia will exchange diplomatic visits soon, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA). In an interview with ISNA, Zarif said the visits could take place after the Hajj pilgrimagein Saudi Arabia ends in the first week of September. "The visas have been issued for … Continue reading Javad Zarif: Iran, Saudi to exchange diplomatic visits

What a shame – Godswill Akpabio holding state convention in a foreign country

igerian Senator Godswill Akpabio and the 42-man state government delegation he led to the convention of the United States chapter of the Association of Nigeria (AKISAN) were forced to leave the venue in shame after organizers rejected a string of demands they made. The delegation to the event, which held between August 17-20 in Atlanta, … Continue reading What a shame – Godswill Akpabio holding state convention in a foreign country