Month: Aug 2019

One dead, eight wounded in French knife attack

A 19-year-old man was killed and another eight people were wounded, three seriously, in a knife attack Saturday in the French city of Lyon, a regional official and emergency services said. A man armed with a knife and a skewer carried out the attack in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon, in southeastern France. Police have … Continue reading One dead, eight wounded in French knife attack

Russians demand free elections in Moscow, defying protest ban

Russians demand free elections in Moscow, defying protest ban

Weeks of demonstrations over local polls have turned into the biggest sustained protest movement in Russia in years. Thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of central Moscow to demand free elections to the capital's city legislature on September 8, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent detentions during previous protests. Weeks of … Continue reading Russians demand free elections in Moscow, defying protest ban

Brexit: Thousands protest Johnson move to suspend Parliament

Brexit: Thousands protest Johnson move to suspend Parliament

Demonstrators gather across the UK to reject prime minister's plans to suspend Parliament weeks before Brexit date. Thousands of people across the UK have protested against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament just weeks before the deadline for the UK to leave the European Union. In London, thousands of angry protesters on Saturday rallied outside Downing … Continue reading Brexit: Thousands protest Johnson move to suspend Parliament

Be a Good Steward of Your Opportunities in Life

“Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:21). We do not all have equal opportunities in life, but we all have equal abilities to make the best of all our opportunities in life. In the … Continue reading Be a Good Steward of Your Opportunities in Life

Georgia observes ‘military buildup’ along border with Russia-backed South Ossetia

Georgia observes ‘military buildup’ along border with Russia-backed South Ossetia

The US has expressed concern over Georgian reports of a "military buildup" near the administrative boundary (ABL) line of the Russia-backed region of South Ossetia. Tbilisi said it had observed a "mobilisation of military equipment and personnel" in the separatist region after an ultimatum issued by the breakaway territory expired. Georgia warned on Friday of … Continue reading Georgia observes ‘military buildup’ along border with Russia-backed South Ossetia

Tehran has further violated the Iran nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

Tehran has further violated the Iran nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

Iran has gone further in breaching its nuclear deal by increasing its stock of enriched uranium and refining it to greater purity than allowed, says the UN's nuclear watchdog. According to a quarterly report released on Friday (August 30) by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Tehran is progressively backing out of the Iran nuclear … Continue reading Tehran has further violated the Iran nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

Nigerians demand sack of Buhari’s minister busted for $550,000 theft

Nigerians demand sack of Buhari’s minister busted for $550,000 theft

Demands intensified this week for the sack of Bashir Magashi as President Muhammadu Buhari’s defence minister, fuelled by a PREMIUM TIMES report that uncovered his sordid past as one of those who stole Nigeria’s wealth under dictator Sani Abacha. The article, published exclusively on Wednesday, detailed how Mr Magashi, a retired major-general, stole a huge … Continue reading Nigerians demand sack of Buhari’s minister busted for $550,000 theft

Death Of A Nation: Biafra and the Nigerian question

By Chido Onuma   “There are two basic questions that must be answered by all Nigerians. One, do we want to remain as one country? Two, if the answer is yes, under what conditions?” – Chief Bola Ige Introduction: To paraphrase the historian, mathematician, journalist, Marxist, and progressive thinker, Edwin Madunagu, every political history has its … Continue reading Death Of A Nation: Biafra and the Nigerian question