U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy

(Reuters) – The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracies.


Police nab 62-year-old, others for kidnapping, robbery in Bauchi

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old man and six others for kidnapping, cattle rustling and armed robbery in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement on Friday, said the suspects were arrested at different locations in the state, based on intelligence […]


Kaduna killings: Onaiyekan faults CAN over call for prayers

Friday Olokor and Chidiebube Okeoma The Catholic ArchBishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has faulted the one-day national prayer directed by the Christian Association of Nigeria in honour of victims of the massacre in Southern Kaduna, saying Catholics do not take orders and instructions from CAN. He questioned the rationale behind such orders by […]

ECOWAS Leaders To Take ‘Major Decision’ On Gambia

West African leaders will take a “major decision” on the political impasse in Gambia at a meeting in Ghana on Saturday, a spokesman for the Nigerian presidency said on Friday. The West African ECOWAS bloc said last month it would take all necessary steps to uphold the result of a December 1 election in Gambia, […]


Former Military Administrator Named Alternate Chairman Of Nembe Council Of Chiefs

A former Military Administrator of Ebonyi and Delta States, Navy Captain Walter Aye Feghabo-Amain (rtd), has emerged the new Alternate-Chairman of Nembe Chiefs In Council, in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Mr Feghabo-Amain, whose nomination was announced by the monarch of Nembe Kingdom, King Edmund Dakoru, Mingi XII, Amanayabo of Nembe, at the end of […]

VIDEO: John NetworQ – “Straight Up”

Off his debut E.P, Son of Merlin, John NetworQ pleasures us with the visuals to the 4th track, Staright Up to kick-start the year 2017. Teaming up with the crowdkontroller himself, DJ CK, they bring you dope visuals to the groovy, upbeat song. Directed by Ben Aitar. Produced by Andre Vibez! The post VIDEO: John […]

Trump says Mexico would repay U.S. funds spent on border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday Mexico would repay the United States for his planned border wall, a day after news emerged that his transition team was exploring getting the Republican-led Congress to vote to approve the funding.

Israel cuts $6 million in U.N. funding over settlements resolution

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel said on Friday it would cut $6 million in funding to the United Nations in 2017 in protest against a U.N. Security Council resolution that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building on land Palestinians want for an independent state.

Amuneke Gets 2017 AFCON Pundit Job Offer On Al Jazeera

By Sab Osuji: Emmanuel Amuneke, a former African Footballer of the Year will depart his base in Spain next week for Doha Qatar, where he will be engaged in punditory duties for Beinsports, a sports program of the famous Al Jazeera cable television network during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off in Gabon on January 14, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The […]

U.S. engineer admits to conspiring to produce nuclear material in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Chinese-American nuclear engineer pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to produce “special nuclear material” in China in violation of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said.