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

Aisha Buhari takes fight against child death to private sector

The Wife of Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has taken the battle against scourge of maternal and child death to the private sector. She wants stakeholders in the private sector to support the fight through massive investment in health. She sought for shift of attention to the fight at a private sector meeting for investment… Continue reading Aisha Buhari takes fight against child death to private sector

Trump weighs military options in Syria

President Donald Trump huddled with top national security advisors Thursday to weigh his military options in Syria, as Moscow warned against any move that risks triggering a conflict between Russia and the United States. The drumbeat of military action appeared to grow louder, as Russia stonewalled diplomatic efforts at the United Nations and France declared… Continue reading Trump weighs military options in Syria

Arsenal, Atletico, Marseille, Salzburg reach Europa League semis

Salzburg, Marseille, Atlético and Arsenal are the semi-finalists in the UEFA Europa League. Salzburg beat Lazio 6-5 on aggregate, scoring four goals in 20 minutes of the second half to edge out the Italians. Italians had won the first leg 4-1. French team Marseille ousted the Bundesliga team Leipzig 5-2. Arsenal survived a scare and… Continue reading Arsenal, Atletico, Marseille, Salzburg reach Europa League semis