FG Declares June 12 as Democracy Day

The federal government of Nigeria has announced June twelve as the new democracy day. The President Muhammadu Buhari in a press  statement  on Wednesday stated that for the past 18 years, Nigerians have been celebrating May 29th, as Democracy Day. That was the date when for the second time in our history, an elected civilian… Continue reading FG Declares June 12 as Democracy Day

2,285 on death row in Nigeria – Amnesty Int’l

No fewer than 2,285 Nigerians including four foreign nationals are on death row at the end of 2017. Amnesty International report revealed in its 2017 global review of the death penalty published on its website. It decried that death sentences in the country have spiked massively over the past two years, with 171 and 527… Continue reading 2,285 on death row in Nigeria – Amnesty Int’l

Duterte threatens to arrest ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Friday threatened to arrest International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda if she conducts activities in his country. He argued that Philippines was no longer an ICC member so the court had no right to carry out any investigation. Hitting out at what he said was an international effort… Continue reading Duterte threatens to arrest ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

Bomb kills 5 during football match in Somalia

A bomb killed five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said on Friday, the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium. The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football match on Thursday afternoon, police said,… Continue reading Bomb kills 5 during football match in Somalia

Sierra Leone’s government includes opposition in cabinet

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has rolled out names of his cabinet including some members of opposition. Veteran politician and lawyer Charles Francis Margai was named as Attorney General and Justice minister. Mr Margai was one of 16 candidates who contested the March 7 first round presidential election. He backed Brig (Rtd) Bio in… Continue reading Sierra Leone’s government includes opposition in cabinet

China’s trade surplus with US surges in Q1

China’s trade surplus with the United States surged by a fifth in the first three months of the year, rising  19.4 percent year-on-year to $58 billion in January-March, with exports up 14.8 percent and imports 8.9 percent higher. However, for March the surplus fell to $15.4 billion from February’s $21 billion, while it was also down… Continue reading China’s trade surplus with US surges in Q1

Kardashian welcomes baby girl, pardons boyfriend for cheating

Khloe Kardashian has forgiven her boyfriend Tristan Thompson over accusations he cheated on her after she gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.  This is coming barely seven days after Thompson was accused of cheating the TV show  The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, who gave birth to a daughter Thursday morning, “is… Continue reading Kardashian welcomes baby girl, pardons boyfriend for cheating