Category: Foreign News

Pope defrocks Cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sex abuse allegations

A former Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked by the Pope after the Vatican found him guilty of sexually abusing minors. Share McCarrick, 88, one of the prominent figures in the church, was defrocked just days before an unprecedented global summit of bishops to discuss child sexual abuse is convened by […]

Nigerian brothers arrested as suspects involved in Jussie Smollett’s homophobic attack (Photos)

Chicago Police has said that two potential suspects in the alleged racial attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett have been arrested. “Police can detain the potential suspects for an additional 24 hours past the 48 hour holding period under special circumstances, but it must go through the prosecutors office and has to be clear process,” […]

Pope signs historic pledge of fraternity in UAE

The pope and the grand imam of Al-Azhar have signed a historic declaration of fraternity, calling for peace between nations, religions and races, in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths. Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s Catholics, and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of Sunni […]

‘Unprecedented’ flooding to hit northeast Australia

Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect “unprecedented flooding”, authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday. Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and caused thousands to abandon their homes in Townsville, in Queensland state. Australia’s tropical north experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at […]

Plane diverted after flight attendant dies

Three hours into a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York this week, the captain came over the loudspeaker and asked if there were any doctors on board. A flight attendant was having a medical emergency. Doctors and crew members performed CPR on Emile Griffith when he suddenly fell ill Thursday night, CNN affiliate […]

Thousands Sign Petition To Stop R. Kelly Concerts In Germany

In a six-part documentary series aired on Lifetime in the US., Kelly is accused of manipulating women and controlling their lives, in addition to numerous accusations of sexual misconduct. Thousands of people in Germany have signed a online petition calling for two concerts by controversial US singer R Kelly not to go ahead. On […]

OMG! Baby Survives After Being Buried Alive By Her Own Parents Who Thought She Was Possessed

A little baby girl has survived after she got buried alive by her own parents who thought she was possessed. A three-week old baby girl buried alive near a pond in India for hours miraculously survived after locals heard her cries and dug her out. Residents in Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh in northern India heard […]

US embassy issues security alert over ISWA/Boko Haram’s ‘plan to disrupt 2019 elections’

The United States embassy in Nigeria has issued a security alert to its citizens residing in Nigeria over a possible threat from ISIS West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram. It said the threat pertains to the upcoming 2019 general elections. Full statement below: There is an increase in ISIS propaganda videos specifically directed to Nigeria […]

US Nigeria Law Group welcomes US Congressional Resolution on Nigeria, wants bipartisan delegation to monitor 2019 polls

The US Nigeria Law Group (USNLG) has welcomed the resolution passed on January 16 by the US Congress for transparency in Nigeria’s 2019 elections scheduled for February 16 (Presidency/National Assembly) and March 2 (Governorship/State Assemblies). As reported by News Express on January 17, the Resolution was sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a top Democrat […]

Atiku hits the ground running in US

Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday hits the ground running upon arrival in the U.S. after 13 years of abstaining from the country. “Atiku hits the ground running”, tweeted celebrity journalist and politician Dele Momodu, shortly after the former Nigerian Vice President arrived in Washington, D.C. The tweet was […]

Shock As Rihanna Drags Her Own Father To Court…You Won’t Believe Why

World famous singer, Rihanna, has dragged her own father to court and her reason will leave you quite shocked. A BBC report has shown that famous singer, Rihanna has taken her father to court in the US, accusing him of exploiting her name to further his entertainment business. She claims her father, Ronald Fenty, and […]

Zimbabwe Government Cut Off INTERNET And Shuts Down Social Media Over Protests

The Government of Zimbabwe has shut down social media, and Internet following a protest over hike in fuel prices which led to violence. It was gathered that the Zimbabwean government hiked fuel prices to the highest in the world, amid a continuing economic crunch and soaring prices. Several Internet service providers according to TechZim, received […]

Obama’s protege set to join 2020 presidential race

Former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member Julian Castro is expected Saturday to launch his bid to become the nation’s first Hispanic president, scheduling his announcement in a border state central to America’s immigration debate. Castro would become the most high-profile Democrat to date to officially enter the 2020 race, which is […]

2019: European Union deploys Observation Mission

The European Union has appointed Maria Arena as Chief Observer European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nigeria for the General elections. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission announced the appointment today. The elections are scheduled for 16 February and 2 […]

BREAKING: Mugabe’s suitcase of cash stolen

Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country’s ousted president, Robert Mugabe. The suspected thieves allegedly spent the money on cars, homes and animals. A relative of the ex-president, Constantia Mugabe, is among the accused, government-owned media report. She allegedly had keys […]

SHOCKER: World’s richest man and wife set for divorce

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie are set to divorce, according to Bezos himself. Bezos, who is now the world’s richest man and his company, the most valuable in the world, made the announcement today, prompting speculations theirs could be the most expensive divorce settlement in history. The couple met […]

Gabonese President linked to Biafra

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, who survived a coup attempt on Monday, January 7, 2019, has continued to be linked to Biafra, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). “Even his birth was controversial. Rumours, which he has always denied, have persisted for years that he was adopted from the Nigerian south-east at the time of […]

Millionaire’s wife missing, ransom demanded

The wife of a Norwegian multi-millionaire missing for 10 weeks is believed to have been kidnapped and a large ransom has been demanded for her release, local media reported on Wednesday. Married to a businessman who made his fortune in real estate and the energy sector, 68-year-old Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik disappeared on October 31, the Verdens […]

JUST IN: $1 trillion leaving UK because of Brexit

Brexit hasn’t happened yet but it’s already shrinking the United Kingdom’s financial services industry. Banks and other financial companies have shifted at least £800 billion ($1 trillion) worth of assets out of the country and into the European Union because of Brexit, EY said in a report published Monday. Many banks have set up new […]

Amazon emerges Most Valuable US Firm amid market turmoil

Amazon has eclipsed Microsoft as the most valuable publicly traded company in the U.S. as a see-sawing stock market continues to reshuffle corporate America’s pecking order. The shift occurred Monday after Amazon’s shares rose 3 percent to close at $1,629.51 and lifted the e-commerce leader’s market value to $797 billion. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s stock edged up […]

Man confesses after writing threat letters to Trump, FBI

Kao Xiong, a California man has pleaded guilty to sending more than 150 threatening or hoax letters in 2017 to President Donald Trump and to former presidents, FBI offices and other individuals and businesses. Prosecutors say Xiong, a former Amazon employee from Oroville, allegedly sent the letters, which contained bomb threats, death threats, assassination threats […]

Election: U.S. troops land in Congo for rescue mission

U.S. President Donald Trump says military personnel have deployed to Central Africa in advance of possible “violent demonstrations” in Congo over results of Sunday’s presidential election. Trump’s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says about 80 military personnel and “appropriate combat equipment” deployed to nearby Gabon to support the security of U.S. citizens and staffers […]

Syria: Russia, Israel seal major deal after US decision

Russian President, Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday agreed to strengthen coordination on Syrian issues through military and diplomatic channels. The Kremlin said the two leaders had a phone conversation on Friday, Xinhua reports. During the conversation initiated by the Israeli side, the leaders discussed the Syrian situation in the context […]

Release accurate results of the elections -U.S. warns DR Congo

President Donald Trump of United States The United States has called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Electoral Commission to release accurate results of Sunday’s general election in the country, warning against manipulation. The U.S. Department of State, in a statement by its Deputy Spokesperson, Robert Palladino, said the Dec. 30 election was […]

US group makes revelations on Buhari govt, Boko Haram, deaths of Badeh, Alkali

The Defence and Foreign Affairs latest report published by the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA) based in the United States of America, has stated that the deaths of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh (retd.) and a former Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, Major General Idris Alkali, […]

Christmas: US tells Nigerians candidates to vote for during 2019 elections

The United States, US, Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has advised Nigerians to vote candidates based on records and not promises in 2019. In a Christmas message to Nigerians yesterday, Symington stated that Nigerians have their future in their hands. Symington said that no foreign power could solve the problems facing the country. He pointed […]

INDONESIA: Tsunami kills more than 220, injures hundreds

The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to more than 220, with over 800 people injured, officials said on Sunday. “222 people are dead, 843 people are injured and 28 people are missing,” Indonesia’s national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. “This number is predicted to increase because not all […]

AFGHANISTAN President names two former spy chiefs to key posts

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani named two former heads of the intelligence services to key security posts in his government on Sunday in a step that could affect both next year’s presidential election and moves toward peace with the Taliban. Asadullah Khalid, who suffered horrific injuries in a Taliban suicide attack shortly after taking over the […]

Ex-Donald Trump adviser Michael Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison. He is to be sentenced for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in 2016 election-run-up. US District Judge Emmet […]

UN Scribe calls for credible probe of Khashoggi’s murder

UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a “credible” probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. “It is absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were guilty,” Guterres said at a conference in Doha. The UN chief said he had no information […]

UN wants Africa to prepare for effect of climate change

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on international community to evolve measures to prepare the African continent for the ravages of climate change. Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa, Director of UNDP’s Africa Bureau, who made the call at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) climate conference, in Katowice, Poland, said preparing Africa for the reality […]

2019 Election: U.S warns against violence in Nigeria

The U.S. has warned against violence during the February 2019 general elections in Nigeria, saying it will “remain intensely focused” on the elections in the coming months. U.S. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, Jr., stated this in his testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human […]

How Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas turned up for $100m wedding of India’s richest hairess

Below are photos of newly married couple, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas as guests at the lavish $100 million wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani. The glamorous event held on Wednesday at Mukesh’s incredible 27 story residence in the northwestern city of Udaipur in India. The Bollywood actress and […]

World loses $2.3trn to corruption yearly: UN

Mr Oliver Stolpe, Country Representative, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has said that the world loses 2.3 trillion dollars to corruption annually. He disclosed this at the Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) training organised for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies of member-countries of African Union (AU) in Abuja, on Monday. The training was organised […]