Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Gunmen on Wednesday attacked the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

    The Spokesman of EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren, said in a statement that the gunmen left a death note for one of the Commission’s top detectives.

    He, however, said the attack on the compl...

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  • World Athletics Championships: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes World Athletics Championships: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes
    Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month's World Athletics Championships - meaning Africa's most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight of the last nine tournaments. Some athletes, like Tosin Oke, feel the lack of medals reflects a lack of support from the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The triple jumper alleges discrimination and the holding back of training funds from the AFN. He also feels let down by the IAAF, after complaining to athletics' governing body…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:36
  • ‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone ‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone
    Mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rain killed scores of people in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. CreditJane Hahn for The New York Times DAKAR, Senegal — Torrents of water rushed through the streets of the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown on Monday, causing mudslides that killed hundreds and trapped hundreds more in their homes and vehicles, officials said. As many as 200 people were killed after heavy rains overnight deluged the city’s poor drainage system and created one…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:29
  • “NHIS Being Revived” – President Akufo-Addo “NHIS Being Revived” – President Akufo-Addo
    The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the finances of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) are being sorted out in order to improve access to quality healthcare, as well as ensure that health workers are unencumbered and free to do their work. Reiterating his determination to solve the problem of unpaid bills to healthcare providers, President Akufo-Addo noted that the NHIS is at the core of the country’s health delivery system, and government has a duty to…
    Sunday, 13 August 2017 22:26

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  • Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case Business and Economy Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case
    Zimbabwe's government has sought diplomatic immunity for President Robert Mugabe's wife in the assault case against her in South Africa, South Africa's police ministry has said. Grace Mugabe was still in South Africa, it added, contradicting earlier reports that she had returned to Zimbabwe. A 20-year-old South African model has accused Mrs Mugabe of assaulting her at a hotel in Johannesburg on Sunday. Police expected Mrs Mugabe, 52, to turn herself in on Tuesday, but she did not. Zimbabwe's government had invoked "diplomatic immunity cover" for her, the ministry said in a statement. However, South Africa still wanted to make sure that she was "processed through the legal system", the ministry added. Discussions were taking place with Mrs Mugabe's lawyers and the Zimbabwean High Commission over the issue, it said. Appearing before a parliamentary committee earlier, South Africa's acting police chief Lesetja Mothiba said that Mrs Mugabe "must go to court". Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting a woman She has not commented since police began investigating her over the alleged assault. South Africa's diplomatic dilemma Farouk Chothia, BBC Africa South Africa's government risks a public backlash if it lets Mrs Mugabe go scot-free. This happened in 2015, when it…
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  • Chris Brown recalls the moment he punched Rihanna Entertainment Chris Brown recalls the moment he punched Rihanna
    Chris Brown has spoken about his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, describing how a violent relationship culminated with him punching her. The Barbados-born singer was pictured bruised and with a split lip after Brown attacked her in his car in 2009. In a new documentary, he said Rihanna had been kicking and hitting him during an argument about another woman before he "really hit her" and bit her arm. He said he felt like a "monster" and the fight would "haunt me forever". Brown received five years probation and a community service order for the assault. In the documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to my Life, he said the relationship started going downhill after he admitted being unfaithful with a former employee, despite previously denying it. Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The couple got back together after the assault but split for good in 2013 After that revelation, Brown said Rihanna "hated" him and their relationship turned increasingly volatile. "She didn't care, she just didn't trust me after that," he said. "From there, it just went downhill because it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well... "We were fighting each other. She would hit me, I would hit her.…
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