Boko Haram

Boko Haram Releases Cleric, Student Abducted In Borno

A 58-year-old pastor, Moses Oyeleke, and a schoolgirl, Ndagiliya Ibrahim Umar, have been released by Boko Haram and reunited with their families. The release was facilitated by two local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Kalthum Foundation For Peace and Initiative for Peace Building Movement, after weeks of negotiation and dialogue with the duo’s abductors. While Oyeleke has […]

Vietnam Deer Located

Vietnam Deer Located After Nearly 30 Years

Species of small, deer-like animal thought to be on the verge of extinction has been spotted in the northwestern jungle of Vietnam for the first time in nearly 30 years. Known as the Silver-backed Chevrotain or Mouse deer, a specimen was last recorded in 1990, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature […]

Ogun State Governor

Ogun State Governor Wins In Appeal Court

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has emerged victorious in the case challenging his election at the Court of Appeal. This cames as the appeal court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital affirmed the victory of the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Ogun State governorship election held on March 9. The […]

World Bank Stops Funding

World Bank Stops Funding To Uighur Schools In China

The World Bank confirmed on Monday it was ending a project to fund vocational schools in China following allegations of mistreatment of minority Muslim Uighurs. The World Bank launched another review of the program in late August after Foreign Policy magazine reported that a school that benefited from a tranche of the $50 million loan […]

Rogue Elephant Caught

Rogue Elephant Caught After Killing Five People In India

An elephant named Osama bin Laden that killed five Indian villagers has been caught after an operation to hunt down the creature, officials said on Monday. The animal killed five people, including three women, during a 24-hour rampage through Goalpara district October. Wildlife officers tracked the pachyderm through a forest for several days using drones […]

Social media

Many Detained Over Social Media Comments In India

Indian police have arrested a lot of people for social media comments that allegedly threatened “communal harmony” after the Supreme Court gave a holy site once used for a mosque to Hindus, officials said Monday. The site in the northern city of Ayodhya has in the past caused religious riots that have left thousands dead. […]

Former Petroleum Minister Dies

Former Petroleum Minister Dies At 83

Former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tam David-West is dead. He served as Minister of Petroleum and Energy under President Muhammadu Buhari’s military regime and also served as Minister of Mines, Power and Steel under former military President Ibrahim Babangida. He was a consultant virologist of national and international standing. President Buhari in a condolence […]

Femi Otedola Donates N5bn To Charity

Executive Chairman of Geregu Power Plc, Mr Femi Otedola, has donated N5 billion to the Save The Children Foundation to help with their philanthropic work in Nigeria. He made the donation at a Gold Gala organised by his daughter and the owner of the Cuppy Foundation, Florence Otedola (DJ Cuppy), to raise funds for ‘Save […]