Author Archives: Omoyajowo Ogunyemi

Hajj stampede

HAJJ Stampede: 54 Nigerians Confirmed Dead

HAJJ Stampede: 54 Nigerians Confirmed Dead

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed that 54 Nigerians died during last Thursday’s Hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia. This was disclosed by Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar, Chairman, NAHCON on Monday at a news conference in Makkah. Mukhtar stated that 61 other Nigerian pilgrims sustained injuries during the incident.   According to Mukhatar,

Volkswagen Sets £4.7 billion aside for Emission Scandal

Volkswagen, VW,a German car-making company, has set about £4.7 billion aside to fix 11 million vehicles in United States affected by its emission scandal. The automaker, which ousted Toyota to be the world’s top-selling auto brand in the first half of 2015, disclosed that it is working at full speed to clarify irregularities concerning the

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Saraki Appears in Court, to Return October 21

Bukola Saraki, senate president, finally appeared at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT on Tuesday to answer to charges related to his asset declaration. The senate President was accompanied to the tribunal by some of his colleagues, including Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president. The case came up for hearing at 10:32am and was not

EX-SGF, Chief Olu Falae Kidnapped

A former secretary to Government of the Federation and national chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Olu Falae, has been kidnapped.   The 77-year-old politician was reportedly kidnapped from his residence Akure residence on Tuesday. Falae served as secretary to the military government of Ibrahim Babangida from January 1986 to December 1990 and as Finance

Multiple Explosion Rock Maiduguri

The Ajilari Railway Crossing and Bintu sugar suburb of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, were attacked by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers between 7:30pm – 8:00pm yesterday night. The incident left at least 50 people dead with over 90 others sustaining critical injuries. Reports from the state’s Specialist hospital, Maiduguri where some of the injured were

Burkina Faso: Coup Plotters Free Former President Kafando

The Junta leaders in Burkina Faso have released interim President Michel Kafando who has been in detention since Wednesday. However, Prime Minister Isaac Zida who was also detained alongside Kafando remains under house arrest. Gen. Gilbert Diendere, leader of the military junta, announced the release on state television in Ougadougou, capital. “I can confirm that

Man’s Newest Ancestor – Homo Naledi

Lee Berger, a national geographic explorer-in-residence and a professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a team of scientists, has unearthed the fossils, consisting of infants, children, adults and elderly individual- including full skeletal parts, from a site They called it “Naledi,” which means, “star” in the Sotho language. Click here

Hundred Of Inmates Escapes As Taliban Attacks Prison In Afghan

Taliban fighters stormed a main prison in central Afghan city of Ghazni, today, killing police officers and releasing many prisoners, police officials said.   Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told AFP news agency “Around 2:30am six Taliban insurgents wearing military uniforms attacked Ghazni prison. First they detonated a car bomb in front of the

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