New Zealand joins search for the young, chooses 37-year-old woman as PM New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinta Ardern, 37, is poised to become prime minister after maverick populist Winston Peters backed the charismatic to form a government. Peters’ decision, which came after the September 23 election ended deadlocked, gives her Labour Party the numbers to form a government with his New Zealand...... read more
BREAKING: Military jet crashes in Spain amidst Catalonia unrest, Pilot dead An F18 fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base near Madrid on Tuesday, killing the pilot — the second time a military plane has come down in Spain in a week. “The pilot of the airplane has died as a consequence of the accident, which happened during take-off,” the...... read more
UN General Assembly elects Nigeria, 14 other countries into Human Rights Council The UN General Assembly in New York has elected, by secret ballot, Nigeria and 14 other States to serve on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2018 to 2020 term. UNHRC is the highest intergovernmental body in the UN system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights...... read more
BREAKING: Lead journalist in Panama Papers leak, killed by car bomb in Malta In what seems an obvious hit back, apparently by those affected, one of the journalists who worked on the Panama Papers exposé last year, Daphne Caruana Galizia, has been killed by a car bomb. Galizia died after a powerful explosive was planted in her Peugeot 108 on Monday afternoon. It blew...... read more
Our focus on Northern Nigeria in line with Buhari's directive -World Bank The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari asked the body to concentrate on the Northern part of Nigeria. The President made the disclosure while speaking at a conference in Washington DC, United States, US. Kim also advised Buhari to invest in things...... read more
United States stays out of UNESCO The US is pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation, UNESCO, accusing it of “anti-Israel” bias. The agency is known for designating world heritage sites such as Syria’s Palmyra and the US Grand Canyon. BBC reports that the state department said it was also concerned about mounting financial arrears at Unesco...... read more
Las Vegas gunman was millionaire investor *No explanation for shooting Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. He was a multimillionaire real-estate investor, recently shipped his 90-year-old mother a walker and liked to travel to Las Vegas to play high-stakes video poker. Nothing in his background suggests why he would have...... read more
BREAKING: China lands heavy on North Korea *Expels all firms from the country A devastating blow, has been delivered to North Korea from its most trusted and reliable ally, China, which has ordered all companies belonging to the nuclear-power hungry country, to leave its territory within months. The order which is in fulfilment of the United Nations’ set of resolutions to emasculate Pyongyang and...... read more
British airways sacks Hostess who heaped insults on Nigerians British Airways has sacked Joanne Wickenden, the hostess who made some racist comments about Nigerians on Friday night. In a video which went viral, Wickenden was heard making demeaning comments targeted at Nigerian passengers on the Abuja bound flight. The video was reportedly circulated among the “concerned” passengers, while the incident was reported...... read more
BREAKING: Merkel wins fourth term as German leader Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 percent of the...... read more
BREAKING: Uber banned from London over safety Transport for London (TfL) on Friday announced that it was not renewing the licence of innovative taxi hailing company, Uber, to operate in the city, dealing a sharp blow to not only the ride hailing app, but tens of thousands of UK-based drivers and a sprawling customer base.  In a damning statement, the...... read more
In N'Korea, Jong-un loves school girls with straight legs - defector *How he shot 11 musicians Kim Jong-un had 11 musicians executed with anti-aircraft guns and orders aides to pick out sex slaves from North Korea’s schools, a defector has claimed. The third-generation dictator also has a number of luxury hideouts that shield him from the eyes of Western spies, the woman, 26, reportedly claimed. She said...... read more
In France, it's now criminal to whistle at a woman, ask for her phone number Wolf-whistling is set to be banned in France as the government declares war on men hassling women in public.    Under new plans bugging women for their telephone numbers and following them could also be prohibited. The crackdown comes after surveys show virtually all French women have been harassed on public transport,...... read more
At UN, Buhari makes few comments on Nigeria, dwells on Myammar, North Korea crises President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the United Nations to ensure a peaceful resolution of the North Korea nuclear crisis. In his speech to the ongoing 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mr. Buhari also urged the government of Myammar to halt what he said “from all indications is a...... read more
How two people tried to flush $120,000 down the toilet - police Flushing $1,000 down the toilet usually refers to outrageous extravagance or bad investment, figuratively. But in Switzerland, prosecutors have opened an investigation into why two people literally tried to cram about 100,000 euros ($120,000) in 500 euro notes down toilets in three Geneva restaurants and an office of banking giant UBS....... read more
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