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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 30 April 2016

32 of 125 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered in South Sudan

Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia.

NIGERIA - WOW!!! PHOTO: BISHOP WEDS 109 COUPLES IN NASARAWA STATE


In an amazing event, Most Rev. Mathew Audu, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Saturday in Masaka wedded 109 couples and urged in-laws not to interfere in their affairs. 

US - Obama takes final bow at star-studded Washington dinner



With seven performances under his belt, U.S. President Barack Obama will try one last time to bring the house down at the annual White House correspondents' dinner on Saturday, a night of playful ribbing of both politicians and the news media.

UK - SAD!!! LIGHT AIRCRAFT CRASH IN NORTH YORKSHIRE KILLS TWO

Two men have been killed in a light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire, police have said.
The plane came down in fields in the Ryedale area between Castle Howard and the A64 at around 10.40am.

NIGERIA - TROOPS KILL FOUR TERRORISTS AND DISCOVER DUMP PITS


The Nigerian Army said on Friday night that its troops prosecuting the war to rid the North East of terrorists’ have discovered a huge pit where Boko Haram terrorists killed and dumped the bodies of scires of innocent citizens in Borno state. 

NORTHERN IRELAND - RESCUE PARAMEDICS POISONED BY CARBON MONOXIDE IN SCENE



Five people, including two paramedics, have been taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning following an incident at a house in Northern Ireland.

FOOTBALL (CHELSEA) - CONTE WOULD SELL UNHAPPY GOALIE COURTOIS


Antonio Conte has told Chelsea that he would be willing to sell Thibaut Courtois this summer, according to The Daily Mirror.

Seven killed in Kenya building collapse as rescue search continues

At least seven people died when a six-storey building collapsed in the Kenyan capital amid torrential rainstorms, police said Saturday, as rescue teams shifted rubble in a desperate search for survivors.

NIGERIA {EKITI STATE} - PDP GOVERNORS EXTOL FAYOSE, DESCRIBE HIM AS A POTENTIAL FUTURE LEADER


The Peoples Democratic Party governors and others gathered yesterday in Ado Ekiti, showered encomium on Governor Ayodele Fayose and branded him a potential future leader this came as the Taraba State Governor, Arch. Darius Ishaku, said Governor Ayodele Fayose plaid a significant role in his victory at the Supreme Court, after a dramatic loss at the Appeal Court. 

FOOTBALL - HUGE BONUS REWARD AWAITS LEICESTER CITY COACH RANIERI UPON FAIRY TALE TITLE WIN



Should Leicester City end their fairy tale season with their hands on the Premier League title, coach Claudio Ranieri will stand to receive a big monetary reward.

FOOTBALL - BURSTED!!! VAN GAAL FUMBLES IN SAYING KEY STARS WERE NEVER CHAMPIONS


Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal risked undermining the achievements of his own players after erroneously claiming they have little title-winning experience.


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The Dutchman argued that much of his squad was "not used to being champions" ahead of their clash against Leicester City, with the Foxes on the verge of Premier League glory.

Friday, 29 April 2016

NIGERIA - MONDAY MAY 2ND DECLARED PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK WORKER'S DAY

It is understood the Federal Government has announced Monday, May 2, 2016, as a public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), disclosed this yesterday.

US Election 2016 - Protesters gather ahead of Trump speech in California



Protests erupted on Friday outside the venue where U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was set to speak to a group of California Republicans, a day after a demonstration against the former reality TV star turned ugly.

US {ALABAMA} - OH BOY!!! MISSING DOG FOUND AFTER 10 YEARS



Tracy Dove assumed the worst after her 1-year-old dog named Charlie disappeared in 2006. Days without the animal turned into years, and Dove figured the brown-and-white pointer was dead.
Then, last week, Dove's phone rang: Charlie had been found alive near the south Alabama town of Brewton. A veterinary clinic tracked her down using a microchip that Dove had implanted in the dog when it was young.

NIGERIA - THE OBA OF BENIN IS DEAD

It has been officially announced that the Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n' Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa is dead.

NIGERIA - 2017 BUDGET PLANNING UNDERWAY BY THE PRESIDENCY

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has started preparation of the 2017 budget to enhance economic development. This is contained in a statement by Charles Dafe, Director of Information in the ministry, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

US [CALIFORNIA] - About 20 demonstrators arrested outside of Trump rally in California


Some 20 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in southern California, where the Republican presidential front-runner vowed to his supporters to get tough on illegal immigration if elected.

HELICOPTER CRASH IN NORWAY KILLS ALL ON BOARD



Rescue services say 11 people have been found dead after a helicopter crashed near the city of Bergen in Norway.
It was carrying 13 people from an offshore oil field site in the North Sea, and crashed on an island off the coast.

FOOTBALL - POLITICS: FORMER WORLD FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR GEORGE WEAH DECLARES INTENTION TO BECOME LIBERIA PRESIDENT



Former footballer and currently Senator, George Weah is making a second attempt to become President of Liberia.
The 1995 World Player of The Year told supporters he was formally standing as a candidate in the 2017 election.

WALES - COLLISION BETWEEN TWO AMBULANCES KILL DRIVER, INJURES OTHERS



Colleagues of an emergency service driver killed when his vehicle was in a collision with another ambulance say they are "absolutely devastated" by the tragedy.

NIGERIA - GOODNEWS AS OGONI CLEAN UP BEGINS ON JUNE 2ND


The Forefront understands that the Federal government will on June 2 launch the kick-off of Ogoni clean-up programme as contained in the United Nations Environment Programme Report, UNEP. 

NIGERIA - SARAKI RE-ARRAIGNED BY THE FG ON FRESH CHARGES


The Federal Government on Thursday re-arraigned Senate President Bukola Saraki on amended three charges of alleged false asset declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

NIGERIA - PDP MAY RETAIN SHERIFF AS PARTY CHAIRMAN BY THE OUTCOME OF ZONING



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has retained the party’s chairmanship position in the Northeast geopolitical zone for the next four years.
The decision may have paved the way for the incumbent National Chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, to retain the position.

FRANCE - Police wounded, scores arrested as French labour protests turn violent



Two dozen police officers were wounded Thursday, three of them seriously, as violence flared in protests across France against a hotly contested labour reforms bill.

US (CALIFORNIA) - POLICE SAY APPLE EMPLOYEE DIED OF SELF INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND



The Apple Inc employee found dead at the company's California headquarters committed suicide, dying of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on Thursday.

US [WASHINGTON] - WHITE HOUSE FENCE TO DOUBLE IN HEIGHT IN A NEW PLAN



The US Secret Service is proposing a "taller and stronger" White House fence that would almost double its current height from 6ft to 11ft 7in.
A PowerPoint slide presented as part of the proposal shows pictures of the tall iron fence outside Buckingham Palace in London.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

NIGERIA - SARAKI PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO AMENDED 16-COUNT CHARGES


It is understood the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Thursday, pleaded not guilty to an amended 16-count criminal charge the Federal Government entered against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja.

Wonderful!!! Flowers May Form Memories Using Mad Cow Protein


A protein linked to mad cow disease could be responsible for helping plants form memories, a study has found.
Plants have memories of past events that they can pass to their offspring, such as telling future generations to flower at the right time based on past temperature observations.

REPORTS SAY LATE POP STAR PRINCE WAS FOUND WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS



Prescription opioid drugs were reportedly found on Prince at the time of his death.
News outlets CNN and the Star Tribune in Minneapolis were among those to report that pills were found at the musician's Paisley Park complex, where the 57-year-old died last week.

SYRIAN OBSERVATORY REPORTS THAT AIRSTRIKES IN ALEPPO HOSPITAL LEAVES AT LEAST 27 DEAD



Air strikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held area of Syria's Aleppo and killed at least 27 people, including three children and the city's last pediatrician, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

NIGERIA - ASUU MAY EMBARK ON STRIKE SOON; PROTESTS AGAINST SHORT FALL IN VARSITY ALLOCATION



There are indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Benin zone, has threatened to embark on industrial action over shortfall in university allocation.
It accused the Federal Government of stoking the embers of crisis when  university system was yet to fully recover from the damaging effects of a prolonged strike in 2013.

NIGERIA - AGAIN CCT CHAIRMAN DISMISSES SARAKI'S REQUEST FOR HIS DISQUALIFICATION


The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Dan Ladi Umar, has dismissed in its entirety the application of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, seeking his disqualification from further trial of the case.

US {SEATTLE} - GOODNESS!!! PLANE HITS BIRD AND GETS A LARGE DENT



An American Airlines flight had to return to a Seattle airport after it was hit by a bird on takeoff, leaving a large dent in the plane's nose.
Flight 2310 struck the bird shortly after leaving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at around 3.36pm on Wednesday, but circled around and then landed again at 4.25pm, according to an airport spokesman.

SAMSUNG PROFITS CLIMB 14% IN A FIGHT BACK



Samsung has posted better than expected profits for the first quarter after an early release for its new Galaxy smartphones helped boost sales for high-end models.
The South Korean electronics firm said earnings rose to 5.3tn won (£3.2bn) in the January-March period, 14% higher than the same period last year. Group sales climbed 6% to 49.8tn won (£30bn).

NIGERIA - OVERSEAS MEDICAL TRIP FUNDING; GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NOW ON THEIR OWN, FG SAYS


The Forefront understands the Federal Government yesterday said it would no longer provide resources to any government official to travel abroad for medical attention on cases that could be handled in the country.

NIGERIA - WOW!!! POLICE APPLICANTS FIGURE NOW AT 806,646 WITH ONLY 10,000 NEEDED.



The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said applicants for the 10,000 police job are now 806,646.
 The update is contained in a statement in Abuja yesterday by the commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations Unit, Ikechukwu Ani.

US - Body Found In Conference Room At Apple's HQ



Police are investigating after a body was found at Apple's headquarters on Wednesday morning.
The discovery was reportedly made in a conference room at the offices in Cupertino, California.

US - FBI WONT DISCLOSE IPHONE HACK DETAILS TO APPLE



The FBI said Wednesday it would not disclose details of its hack of an iPhone used by one of the shooters in last year's San Bernardino killing spree.
The federal law enforcement agency, which waged a court battle to compel Apple to help unlock the device, said the reason for its decision was a technical one: it did not have the details from the outside party.

NIGERIA - HERDSMEN ATTACK; PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS DEFENCE CHIEF AND POLICE IG TO STOP ATTACKS IN COMMUNITIES



President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin and Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase to immediately secure communities under herdsmen’s attacks.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS MERCY AIGBE ARRESTED BY THE POLICE



A popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, was Wednesday arrested by police men at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, Osun State capital for allegedly displaying a police cap on her car’s dash board.

FOOTBALL (UCL) - ATLETICO MADRID 1-0 BAYERN MUNICH, KEY MOMENTS AND PHOTOS FROM VICENTE CALDERON

Atletico 1-0 Bayern (Saul 11') FT
Flashback of Saul's celebratory 11th minute goal for Atletico

OUCH!!! MAN ATTACKED BY SHARK SURFS ON BEFORE COLLAPSING



A man has been mauled by a 6ft-long shark while on a month-long surfing trip to the Indonesian island of Bali.
The shark bit Ryan Boarman through his right arm near the elbow, tearing through muscle, all the way to the bone.

US {MILWAUKEE} - MOTORIST SHOT DEAD BY CHILD IN BACK SEAT



A 26-year-old woman has been shot dead while driving in Milwaukee after her son in the back seat of the car got hold of a gun, police have said.
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said the woman was hit once in the back as she drove on US Highway 175 on Tuesday.

NIGERIA - HMM!!! NLC AND TUC PROPOSE #56,000 MINIMUM WAGE



There are indications the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000.

NIGERIA - 9JA NA WA OH. MAN SENTENCED TO 2 MONTHS JAIL TERM FOR STEALING CHEWING GUM


A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old car washer, Prosper Mofor to two months in prison for theft. 

The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however gave Mofor an option to pay N10, 000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crimes.