Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Liberian runoff vote on November 7 with George Weah facing Joseph Boakai

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Election authorities say Liberia’s presidential runoff will take place Nov. 7.

Henry Flomo, National Elections Commission communications director, said Tuesday that former international soccer superstar George Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai in the second round.

South African President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane faces murder trial

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Duduzane Zuma, son of President Jacob Zuma, will face trial soon for culpable homicide, Rights group Afriforum said on Tuesday.

Duduzume would privately be prosecuted over an accident in 2014 where one person was killed.

Fraudsters using my name to blackmail governors, ministers – EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu

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The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says fraudsters have been using his name to extort money from governors, ministers and national chairmen of leading political parties.

Magu, therefore, warned political office holders to be circumspect lest they fall victim to conmen.

Robert Mugabe’s wife set to become Zimbabwe’s second female vice president

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is set to become the country’s second female vice president after the ruling Zanu-PF party’s 10 provinces agreed to have an extra-ordinary congress to amend the constitution.

Provincial leaders who spoke to The Herald, said apart from reaffirming Mugabe’s position as the party’s sole presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, they also wanted to have the constitution amended to set aside a vice presidential slot to women.

50 apply for hangman job in Zimbabwe

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At least 50 people want to become Zimbabwe’s hangman, a job that fell vacant over a decade ago, officials said Tuesday, stressing that applicants were “very interested” in the role.

The country, which has an unemployment rate of more than 90 percent by some measures, last executed a prisoner in 2005, after which the serving hangman retired.

Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be credible

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One of Kenya’s eight election commissioners quit Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible.

“The commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on 26 October 2017. I do not want to be party to such a mockery to electoral integrity,” Roselyn Akombe wrote in the statement from New York.

It’s evil to celebrate corruption – EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu

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Mr Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has called for anti-corruption initiatives at the grassroots level.

Magu made the call on Tuesday while receiving an honorary award of excellence from a delegation of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) which visited him in Abuja.

Foreign hospitals stealing kidneys – Isaac Adewole

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The Federal Ministry of Health says Nigerians travelling outside the country for medical attention should be very careful due to the rising cases of illegal organ harvesting by some hospitals

The warning was contained in a letter written by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and signed by the Director of Hospital Services, Dr. Wapada Balami.

Trump tells widow of soldier killed in Niger : ‘He knew what he signed up for’


President Trump on Tuesday called the family of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed Oct. 4 in Niger.

President Trump told the widow of that the soldier “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway” during a phone call on Tuesday.

Banker’s Dumped Girlfriend Drives His Mercedes Car Into A Swimming Pool As Revenge (Photos)


A said dumped girlfriend of a banker in the Bahamas reportedly got her revenge by driving his Mercedes car into his swimming pool.

Narrating his ordeal to the New York Post, Guy Gentile said he broke up with Kristina Kuchma, a Russian-born model, during a restaurant dinner after she asked for $50,000 to help start up a marketing business and he said, ‘You know what? You got the wrong guy. If you want a guy who’s going to hand you money for nothing, you got the wrong guy’.

Former "Project Runway" Finalist Knight Is Dead


Former "Project Runway" finalist Mychael Knight has died. He died Tuesday morning in a Georgia hospital.

Knight died after recently checking into the hospital. He was been treatment for intestinal issues when he passed on around 7:30am. While it's still unclear what caused his death, a few months ago Mychael revealed he'd been battling IBS -- irritable bowl syndrome -- and made it clear it was wreaking havoc on his immune system.

Fraudsters using my name to extort money from governors, ministers – Magu


Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has raised alarm over the activities of some fraudsters using his name to extort money from governors, Ministers and national chairmen of top political parties in the country.

Exposing how they operate, Magu disclosed that those con men writes invitation letters to political office holders informing them that they were under probe.

Ballon d’Or : Neymar to earn over £2.5m if he beats Ronaldo, Messi

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NEYMAR is reportedly set to pocket over £2.5million every time he wins the Ballon d’Or at Paris Saint-Germain.

That means he could earn an extra 15m euros (£13.32m) from the gong over his five-year deal, according to Le Parisien.

Messi eyes 100th goal against Olympiacos

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Lionel Messi  has made a flying start to the season for club and country, assuming the goalscoring mantle at domestic and international level  culminating in his timely hat-trick for Argentina  to secure the Albiceleste’s ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Another Real Madrid player accused of 5 years tax evasion


Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid’s Brazilian left-back Marcelo of tax fraud totalling nearly half a million euros, a judicial source confirmed on Tuesday.

The tax authorities believe Marcelo hid 490,917 euros ($578,000) earned from his image rights using a network of shell companies outside of Spain.

Newspaper executive dies after falling from Chicago hotel while taking photos


A newspaper executive tragically fell several stories to his death in an apparent accident Monday afternoon in downtown Chicago.

Eric Paul Janssen, who was a vice president for the Sandusky Newspaper Group in Memphis, was reportedly trespassing at the trendy London House Hotel in Chicago during the time of the incident.

Nicki Minaj denies saying she made female rappers mainstream


Nicki Minaj has fired back at reports which claim she takes credit for making female rappers mainstream.

Posting a video of what she actually said,she wrote

Indian Parents Who Has Four Girls KILL Their Neighbor’s daughter As Sacrifice To Give Them A Son(Photos)


An Indian couple desperate for a son after having four daughters allegedy murdered a four-year-old girl, believing her ‘sacrifice’ would bring them a boy.

Satish Singh, 35, and his wife Namita, 30, kidnapped their neighbour’s four-year-old daughter, cut off her arm, leg and ear before slashing her throat.

He shot her three times in the back in front of other shoppers in Thailand


A soldier in Thailand was arrested after allegedly stalking his pregnant wife and shooting her dead in the middle of a supermarket after she asked for a divorce.

Sirinporn Chumboonchu, 40, split from her husband, Pichet, 41, earlier this month after learning that her spouse was having an affair with a mistress.

Uniform men lured us to be killed by herdsmen – Plateau attack survivor


No fewer than 29 persons, mainly women and children, were, killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Nkiedonwhro village of Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. 

Three others sustained various degrees of injuries.

How can you sleep soundly when workers have been unpaid? Buhari blasts govs


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government.

The President spoke when he received a group of governors led by Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Chairman Abdul’Aziz Yari at the State House in Abuja.

Why I dumped APC for PDP –Nigerian Senator


A former senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Senator Fidelis Okoro has stated that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s virtues informed his return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The ex-lawmaker extolled the leadership qualities of the governor which according to him was anchored on peace, good governance and grassroots development.

Ortom Meets PMB, Calls For Arrest Of Miyetti Allah’s Leader


Following threats by the leadership of Miyetti Allah that they would mobilize their members to resist the anti- open grazing law,Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has called on President Muhammadu to call the herdsmen to order.
Speaking to State House Correspondents yesterday after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, he said threats by the Miyetti Allah to make the state ungovernable is unacceptable.

Police nab church elder for allegedly killing wife


Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested Mr. Sunday Uko Akpan for allegedly killing his wife, Mrs. Martha Sunday Uko, aged 35.

Akpan, said to be an elder at the Light of the World Mission Church, Oron Road, Uyo, was alleged to have murdered his wife on October 11 after a disagreement.

Bishop remanded for alleged fraud


A Federal High Court in Enugu has remanded a cleric, Bishop Ginika Obi, in Enugu Maximum Prison.

He was arraigned on 82-count charge of Advance Fee Fraud.

The clergyman was arrested by the police for his alleged nefarious activities.