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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Lol. That weird moment the wrong anthem was played for the Nigerian Dream team against Japan

Brazili. Take ya time oh! Ogini kemehe? Last world cup they did it to Uruguay oh. Lol. See them my players de look each other anyanyan. Hand still de chest! Lmao!!! Hehehe...

Breaking Football Rumour - Pogba lands in Manchester to seal Man Utd move

The saga is over... almost. Paul Pogba has landed in Manchester to complete his move to Manchester United, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Nigeria - Fr. Mbaka says he never attacked President Buhari, reinstates the need to tackle hunger

Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Saturday advised President Muhammadu Buhari against marginanisation of any part of  the country in his appointments.
In the statement by his media aide, Mr. Maximus Ugwuoke, in response to media reports that the cleric attacked the President in a recent message, where he lamented the level of hunger and hardship in the country, Mbaka said that he only admonished the President against marginalising parts of the country in his appointments.

Report from Syria says Air strike on Syrian hospital has killed 10 sadly

An airstrike on a hospital in northwestern Syria on Saturday killed 10 people, including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The hospital, in the town of Meles, is about 15 km from Idlib city in rebel-held Idlib province.

Breaking News! Goodness me! In England, reports say a plane has crashed into sea off Sussex

Police are investigating reports that a light aircraft with up to four people on board has crashed into the sea off East Sussex.
The plane is understood to have gone into the sea off Winchelsea Beach and close to Camber Sands.

Nigeria - Two Chinese abducted in Nasarawa

The police in Nasarawa said two Chinese attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa local government area of the state.

Breaking News! Coming from Belgium to The Forefront, two Police Wounded By Machete-Wielding Man

The Forefront has learned that two female police officers have been wounded in Belgium by a man wielding a machete who shouted "Allahu Akbar".
The man was shot after the attack in Charleroi and was later confirmed to have died from his injuries, the city's police said in a tweet.

Blast heard near Rio Olympics cycling, no sign of injuries

A loud blast was heard near the finishing line of the men's cycling road race at the Rio Olympics on Saturday but there were no signs of panic or injuries and the race continued, a witness said.


Unflappable American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, holding her nerve against two Chinese Olympic champions to clinch the women's 10m air rifle event.

Nigeria (Politics) - ‘Obasanjo came for Zero hunger programme, not PDP meeting’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Friday to attend a meeting of Zero Hunger in Africa-Nigeria chapter and not a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

US - Four killed, three injured in Oregon motel fire

Four people were killed and four were injured in a fire that destroyed a motel in a coastal city in Oregon on Friday, local media said.


Nigeria - Wife of President Buhari, Aisha Buhari, who is currently in the US, says she decided to sue Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose because he was always insulting her and making false allegations against her. Aisha said this in an interview with Hausa service of the Voice of America yesterday August 5th.

South African ANC Faces Biggest Election Setback For 22 Years

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South Africa's ruling ANC has lost control of the symbolic Nelson Mandela Bay as it faces its biggest election setback since taking power 22 years ago.

The area was won by the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) which had its roots as the anti-apartheid party of white liberals.
It is now run by its first black leader Mmusi Maimane, 36, who has predicted victory in the city of Tshwane.



WWW (World Wide Web) Celebrates 25th Anniversary)


It's the place where we can communicate without speaking, where we can meet people we might never have crossed paths with, where we can shop and bank and watch movies.
It's an easily accessible repository of mankind's knowledge. It's almost hard to believe what the World Wide Web has become in just 25 years.

World Health: Scientists Hail 'Exciting' New Asthma Drug

An "exciting" new drug shows "massive promise" in its ability to help asthma sufferers, according to a study.
A report in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal reveals that a trial of the drug Fevipiprant helped reduce inflammation in the airways of asthma patients.


Nigeria - EFCC arrests FAAN official over N100m salary scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Christy Olabode, a level six officer of the Accounts Department at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, for an alleged fraud to the tune of N100m.

Breaking News! At least thirteen killed in French bar fire

At least 13 people are dead after a fire during a birthday party at a bar in Northern France.

US Election 2016 - Ipsos and Reuters poll shows Clinton's lead over Trump has narrowed to less than three points

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday.

The NDLEA has arrested a Malian and four Nigerians with 4,580kgs of drugs

Nigeria - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a Malian and four Nigerians for allegedly dealing in the sale of 4,580kgs  of psychotropic drugs in Kano.
The seized drugs comprising 2,592kgs of codeine cough syrups and 1,988kgs of tramadol were recovered from five secret warehouses located within the metropolis by officers of the Kano State command.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Football (Nigeria) - Super Eagles get new foreign coach! Read who he is...

The Nigeria Football Federation has selected a German, Gernot Rohr to manage the Super Eagles. The NFF President Amaju Pinnick confirmed the development.

Shame!!! Tennessee female teacher arrested for sexual contacts with students

A 24-year-old teacher, Marquita Alston, in Tennessee has been arrested for allegedly seducing and having sex with five of her students.
Alston was said to have had sexual contact with five boys while a teacher at Pearl Cohn High School in Nashville.

Clash in Niger Republic leaves 3 soldiers and 7 civilians killed

The Nigeria Army said on Friday that three soldiers and seven civilians died in a clash between soldiers and some residents of Kpaidna community in Niger.
Major Njideka Agwu, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 31 Artillery Brigade, Minna, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.

Football - Mourinho says Man Utd are doing everything to sign Pogba before Premier League starts

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United are "doing everything" to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus before their Premier League season starts.

The French midfielder has been the subject of this summer's most compelling transfer saga, but United are on the verge of completing a £112 million deal to bring the former Old Trafford youngster back to the club.

Oh wow! Now Computers Can Spot Sarcasm

A new artificial intelligence system is able to recognise when someone is being sarcastic online - something even humans sometimes struggle to do.
Social media chatter is mined by advertisers, stock traders and intelligence services, but their systems can be thrown by sarcasm.

Islamic State captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqis

Islamic State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq.

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Niger Delta Avengers dare military, say they are not scared of the wareplanes, allege taking of innocent lives

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It is understood the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday said the group was not scared by government’s warplanes and accused the military of killing innocent women and children in Lagos and Ogun States.

The group, in a statement by its spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mudoch Agbinibo ridiculed the military, which it said showed video of how soldiers carried out the bombardment, but failed to show a single militant killed by its ‘fourth-generation’ warplanes.

RIO OLYMPICS (Football): Goals garlour as Nigeria edge out Japan 5-4, Etebo hits four

Nigeria wins Japan 5-4 in Manaus courtesy of four goals from Oghenekaro Etebo on Friday.
Sadiq Umar scored Nigeria’s first goal after only five minutes. The Japanese equalised via a penalty three minutes later as Shinzo Koroki put the ball behind the net for his country.

Aisha Buhari challenges FAYOSE as she visits Washington US

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Thursday travelled to the United States where she was scheduled to be the special guest at the 25th Anniversary of Zumunta Association.
According to a statement by her Director, Media, Zakari Nadabo, the event is scheduled to take place at the Silver Spring Civic Centre in Maryland, Washington DC.

Civil Defence make three arrests over pipeline vandalism in Ebonyi State

Nigeria - The Forefront has learned that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ebonyi on Thursday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old woman and two men for vandalising oil pipelines.
Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, the Commandant, Mrs Chinwe Kannu, said that the suspects were arrested on Tuesday at Ivo Local Government Area in a border community between Ebonyi and Abia.


Brazil were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by 10-man South Africa in their opening Olympic Games match in Brasilia on Thursday.

Head coach Rogerio Micale fielded captain Neymar, rising star Gabriel Barbosa and new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus in a fearsome three-pronged attack but they were unable to find a breakthrough inside a packed Mane Garrincha Stadium.

Interesting! Nicaraguan president's wife tapped to be his running mate

Nicaraguan first lady Rosario Murillo was named this week to be the running mate of her husband, Daniel Ortega, in his bid to win election to a third consecutive presidential term in Nov. 6 elections.
The governing Sandinista National Liberation Front party formally registered Murillo as its vice presidential candidate.

US - Obama vows to crush IS, concerned about Russia in Syria

President Barack Obama on Thursday vowed to continue hammering Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, but acknowledged that pressure on the jihadists was prompting them to lash out beyond their self-proclaimed caliphate.

Egypt air strike kills IS head of Sinai

An Egyptian air strike killed the head of the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula along with top aides and dozens of other jihadists, the army said Thursday.
Abu Doaa al-Ansari was among more than 45 jihadists killed in the operation carried out by the air force and the anti-terrorism squad, said a statement posted on the army spokesman’s Facebook page.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Nigeria - Niger Delta Avengers claims responsibility for South-West attacks

The Niger Delta Avengers has said it was involved in militant activities and attacks in the South-West.
The militant group while claiming responsibility for the activities in Arepo communities and others in Lagos and Ogun states accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being against calls for Nigeria to be restructured.

Football - Schweinsteiger's Manchester United treatment: Mourinho could have been in prison if...

Jose Mourinho should be sent to prison for bullying and exiling Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a member of world players’ union FifPro claimed on Thursday.
Mourinho is keen to sell Schweinsteiger as he puts his mark on United’s squad and reports have emerged that the Old Trafford manager has banished the Germany star to train alone and with the reserves.

Battery Life Could Be Used To Track You Online

A cunning new way has been discovered to monitor the activity of internet users - tracking battery life.
Following someone's online movements is useful to brands because it helps them to serve targeted ads.

British Tourists Attacked In Afghanistan

At least seven foreign tourists - including a number of Britons - have been wounded in Afghanistan, after Taliban insurgents attacked a group of holidaymakers.
Twelve travelers were attacked by the militant gunmen as their convoy made its way through Herat province in the west of the country, Afghan government officials said. 

Eight British tourists were among the group, though it is unclear how many of them suffered injuries.
Three Americans and one German tourist are also said to have been traveling in the convoy.

Nigeria - Widows, orphans protest in Kaduna over El-Zakzaky

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Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who claimed to be orphans and widows, yes­terday, took to the streets of Kaduna to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibra­him El-Zakzaky.

They chanted slogan in­cluding “Free our leader”, “Free El-zakzaky”, “He needs medical treatment” among others.

Crystal Mimics Brain Cells To Handle Big Data

Could a crystal be our best shot at mimicking the power and complexity of the human brain?
Scientists at IBM seem to think so, and say their artificial neuron can crunch giant piles of data by switching between crystal and glass-like states as information comes in.

World Health: Zika Cases In Scotland As UK Total Rises To 60

A number of people have been diagnosed with Zika in Scotland, officials have admitted, as the number of cases across the UK rises to 60.
The Scottish Government said that the virus, which is causing a major health alert in South America, "does not pose a public health risk" in Scotland.

Obama administration denies Iran cash payment was a ransom

US - The Obama administration said on Wednesday that $400 million in cash paid to Iran soon after the release of five Americans detained by Tehran was not ransom as some Republicans have charged.
The five, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, were released on Jan. 16 in exchange for seven Iranians held in the United States for sanctions violations. The prisoner deal coincided with the lifting of international sanctions against Tehran.

Photos: Mugabe must go' demonstrators and police clash in Zimbabwe

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Nigeria - Jibrin accuses Dogara of bribing members with $25m to get vote of confidence

There was a twist yesterday in the budget padding scandal rocking the House of Representatives.
Former House Appropriation Committee chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin, who blew the lid off the scandal, alleged that the Speaker Yakubu Dogara has started giving members $25,000 each to pass a vote of confidence on him.

Football - The NFF says Sports Minister Dalung should be blamed if Dream team lose to Japan in Rio Olympics

A repeat of the power tussle between former Sports Minister, Jim Nwobodo and the then chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Abdulmuminu Aminu, in the late 1990s may be afoot again, unless urgent steps are taken to avert what an official described yesterday as impending ‘war’ between the parties over the shoddy flight arrangement for Nigeria’s U-23 football team to the Rio Olympic Games.

Woman killed, five injured in central London knife attack

One woman was killed and five others injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on the rampage with a knife in central London, an attack police said could be linked to terrorism.
Armed police were called at 10:33 p.m. (2133 GMT) after a man armed with a knife started to attack people in London's Russell Square, a park near the site of a 2005 suicide bombing.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Bangladesh police kill suspect in minority murders

Bangladesh police shot dead an Islamist leader suspected in a series of recent killings targeting foreigners and religious minorities, an official said Wednesday.
Nazrul Islam, 28, was killed Tuesday in a shoot-out with police, who said he had been involved in at least 11 murders and two other attempts and was a senior leader of the banned Islamist group Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

Islamic State group announces new Boko Haram leader

Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who promises to end attacks on mosques and markets used by Muslims, according to an interview published Wednesday by the Islamic State group.