Reno Omokri exposes messages sent by APC in bid to win his Support(PHOTOS)

Ex-presidential aide, Reno Omokri has exposed the All Progressives Congress, APC for trying to reach out to him via Twitter. Omokri posted screenshots of private messages sent by the APC’s official handle to his account seeking ‘friendship and collaboration’.Trouble started after the official APC twitter handle criticized Omokri Read more

APC loses in Sierra Leone as Julius Madaa Bio wins presidential poll

The candidate of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has been declared the winner of the March 31 Sierra Leone Presidential run-off election.According to the result announced by the Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday in Freetown, Julius Madaa Bio received 1,319,406 votes representing 51.81 per cent of the total valid votes cast, 2,546,577, to defeat the candidate of the ruling party.According to the result Kamara Wilson of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) polled 1,227,171 votes, representing 48.19 per cent of the valid votes cast. Read more.

US Embassy to be in occupied area bordering East Jerusalem

The US Embassy to Israel will be in a zone of East Jerusalem considered occupied territory under international law, according to the Washington Post.Part of the diplomatic compound that is scheduled to open as the embassy in just 2 months lies in the contested No Man’s Land between East and West Jerusalem. Israel took control of the area in the 1967 war and so it is still considered occupied territory by the United Nations, although the US relies on the fact that Israel and Jordan had informally divided management of the contested enclave. Read more

‘We Should Unite’: Kenya’s Top Political Rivals Hold Surprise Meeting

Kenya’s top political rivals met on Friday for the first time since last summer’s contentious presidential elections, a surprising turn after months of escalating tensions, and the start of what they called a jointly led push for national unity. “This marks a new beginning for our country,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said at a news conference, alongside the opposition leader Raila Odinga. “We may differ in political alignment but we should unite as Kenyans in matters that affect the country.” Read more

EXCL Labour fury over UK-Saudi humanitarian aid partnership amid Yemen crisis

But it comes amid growing concern about the bombing and starvation of civilians in Yemen – where a Saudi Arabia-led coalition has been battling Houthi rebels since 2015.A report by Unicef in January said 5,000 children had been killed in the war, while a blockade on food and fuel has left some 22 million Yemenis who rely on humanitarian support without much-needed supplies.Jeremy Corbyn accused the Government of “colluding” in war crimes by directing the war in Yemen. Read more

Russian state TV wonders if the harsh English climate poisoned Sergey Skripal

Several unnamed security officials tell The Financial Times that Sergey Skripal, the poisoned former Russian intelligence officer who spied for MI6, continued to work in a limited capacity for the British after he was sent to London in 2010 in a spy swap. He hadn’t been “fully decommissioned,” one source told the newspaper. Another official claimed that Skripal shared his general knowledge about the Russian Military Intelligence Directorate with “friendly foreign services,” explaining how the GRU “infiltrates and recruits” and how to counter its operations. Read more

Politicians Importing Arms Into Nigeria Ahead Of 2019, Says Ekweremadu

Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has alleged that politicians are beginning to import weapons into the country in preparation for 2019 general election.Ekweremadu, who had earlier warned of a possible military takeover in Nigeria, opened the can of worms through his personal twitter handle @Ike_Ekweremadu, predicting a high level of violence and thuggery in the country’s next general election. Read more

Jacob Zuma warns of bloodshed if land issue not resolved

Former president Jacob Zuma has issued a stern warning that if the sensitive issue of land is not resolved‚ the country could be plunged into a bloodshed and that black people will be punished by their ancestors.He was delivering a keynote address at a gala dinner to honor him‚ which was organized by the National Funeral Practitioners Association of SA (Nafupa-SA) at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban on Thursday night. Read more

 

Ikpeazu calls for increase public private partnership in economic development

The Abia state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on the Federal Government to remove all impediments that hinder economic growth in South East geopolitical zone. Ikpeazu made the call during South east regional stakeholders Forum with the theme Ease of Doing Business, Reforms and implication For SME held in Aba. He regretted that stifle measures imposed on some federal government agencies have hindered business activities in the zone. Read more

Police arrest Umahi`s aide, other top politicians over killings in Ebonyi community

The commissioner of police in Ebonyi state Mr. Titus Lamorde yesterday arrested the deputy chief of staff to governor David Umahi, Prof. Fidelis Okpata for allegedly aiding the communal clashes between Ekpomaka and Inyimagu communities. The clash resulted to the killing of people and destruction of properties. Read more