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  • Everyone must join Fayemi to rescue Ekiti – Fasanmi
    Oladimeji Ramon A leader of the Afenifere, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, has called for improved efforts towards unseating the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State. According to him, the job of ousting the PDP from Ekiti must be seen as a collective one, rather than a battle to be fought alone by the governorship candidate of […]
  • Liverpool keeper receives death threats after blunders
    Merseyside Police are investigating death threats made to   Liverpool goalkeeper  after he conceded three goals in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday, The Telegraph reports. German-born Loris Karius and his family have been the focus of hundreds of threats and hate messages on social media after making several mistakes that resulted in goals […]
  • Assailants kill butchers’ leader in Delta
    Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri Assailants have reportedly murdered the Sapele branch chairman of Delta State Butchers Association, Michael Nweke.  It was gathered that Nweke was stabbed at about 9pm at the popular Sapele market on Saturday while closing for the day. His attackers reportedly dispossessed him of his belongings.  The incident took place within the premises […]
  • We won’t vote for religious bigots in 2019 – Methodist prelate
    Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, Rev. Samuel Uche, has said Christians will not vote for wicked and lazy politicians, who are religious bigots  in the 2019 elections. He said although he had only one vote, he could influence at least two million voters from his denomination and many other Christians. Uche said […]
  • How to apply for unsecured business loans
    Unsecured business loans are finance options, such as credit cards and lines of credit, that require no collateral. Unsecured business loans tend to be much easier to get than bank loans, which require extensive documentation of business activities as well as company and personal assets. But interest rates on unsecured business loans tend to be […]
  • Police stop Cross River APC congress
    Mudiaga Affe, Calabar At least no fewer than 100 policemen on Sunday sealed off the Ikot-Ansa Town Hall, the proposed congress venue of the All Progressives Congress in Calabar, Cross River State to avert what was referred to as a ‘bloodbath.’ Despite the blockade, a faction of the APC in the state elected a new […]
  • All gloves off for President Buhari
    Sufuyan Ojeifo On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, some ex-leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, who joined the coalition that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the leadership of the APC to convene a meeting to address alleged marginalisation and unfair treatment of their group in the appointments made by […]
  • Eagles have hunger for success – Amuneke
    Former  Nigeria attacker  Emmanuel Amuneke  has urged the team to remain focused in their preparations  ahead of  the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Nigeria are in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the competition which kicks off on June 14 and ends on July 15. Amuneke,  who […]
  • One killed, three injured in fresh Nicaragua violence
    A Nicaraguan government employee was killed and three other people injured over the weekend, officials said Sunday, the latest casualties of deadly political unrest that has wracked the Central American nation for more than a month. The deceased, one Jorge Gaston, died in hospital after being shot Friday, police spokeswoman Vilma Gonzalez said, attributing the […]
  • Understanding Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme
    Health Insurance Scheme refers to a programme that covers or shares the expenses associated with healthcare of individuals. It is on the basis of the need to ensure effective healthcare services to all Nigerians at an affordable cost that the Federal Government established the National Health Insurance Scheme under Act 35 of 1999. The scheme […]

Movie News

  • Mexican Authorities Arrest Wife of Drug Kingpin
    Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country's fiercest drug cartels, as well as a top lieutenant for the organization, setting the western state of Jalisco on high-alert for possible reprisals.  Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said at a Sunday press conference that marines took into custody Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia, the wife of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as "El Mencho," the night before in the city...
  • Vietnam Is Following China in its Economic Development
    Vietnam is imitating China in its efforts to grow economically and lags its larger neighbor only by about a decade, experts say. The two communist countries, though political rivals, have built up their state-controlled economies on job creation through factory work for export.  China opened that effort to foreign investment in 1978 and Vietnam got started 10 years later. Now Vietnam is grappling with corruption, traffic gridlock and the sinking performance of state-run companies...
  • German Nationalists March in Berlin, Face Counter-Protests
    Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Sunday, and were kept away from a raft of counter-demonstrations by a heavy police presence. Police said over 5,000 people turned out for the demonstration organized by the anti-migration Alternative for Germany, known by its German acronym AfD. A variety of counter-protests against the far right attracted well over 25,000 people in total,...
  • India's Modi Opens 2 Expressways Around Delhi to Reduce Pollution
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday he expected around a 30 percent drop in the number of vehicles entering Delhi, as he opened two new expressways around the capital aimed at decongesting its streets and reducing deadly pollution. A damning report by the World Health Organization this month said India was home to the world's 14 most polluted cities, with Delhi ranked sixth most polluted. Air quality has worsened over recent winters, prompting Modi's office to...
  • Iran Says Security Forces to Clamp Down on Protests
    Iranian security forces will "resolutely confront" unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests across the country mainly about economic issues. The likely return of U.S. economic sanctions after Washington withdrew from an Iranian nuclear deal with world powers has triggered labour unrest and protests in Iran in the past few weeks by various groups, including teachers and...
  • Guinea President Reshuffles Cabinet Amid Civil Unrest
    Guinea President Alpha Conde appointed several new officials to his cabinet overnight, including finance and security ministers, amid civil unrest brought about by elections last February. Conde replaced 13 of 33 ministers, with the changes announced Sunday on state TV. He gave no official reason for the changes. The capital Conakry and other cities were the sites of riots and protests following local elections in February that opposition leaders alleged were fraudulent and unfair....
  • Report: Britain’s May to Urge Trump to Avoid London Protests During UK Visit
    British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge U.S. President Donald Trump to avoid protesters in central London during his UK visit in July and instead meet her at her country residence, the Sun newspaper reported on Sunday. The details of the plan will be given to the White House by Kim Darroch, British ambassador to the United States, the report said. There are two proposals that will be made to the White House by Darroch upon May's approval - one for a Downing Street visit or one...
  • Companionship for $30 an Hour? Meet LA’s 'People Walker'
    In a digital age, overloaded with smartphones, social media and the web, one California man is encouraging face-to-face interaction by trekking with strangers. It started as a crazy business idea but has really taken off in the past few years. VOA’s Jesusemen Oni introduces you to Los Angeles’s first "people walker."
  • Tribes Ask US Interior Secretary for Help With Meth Addiction
    Leaders of a tribal executive board in Montana are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for help battling meth addiction in their community. The Billings Gazette reports that Zinke met with the executive board of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes on Sunday. Fort Peck Tribal Chairman Floyd Azure told Zinke that law enforcement for the county and the tribe cannot keep up with the issues meth addiction has caused. For example, he blamed meth addiction in families for most of...
  • Weeklong Brazil Trucker Strike Leaves Food, Fuel Scarce
    Brazil faced serious supply disruptions on the seventh day of a truckers' strike Sunday, although the government said the country was "on a path to normalization." Brazilian authorities have deployed the military to clear barricades erected by strikers and have been escorting fuel trucks since Friday to maintain access to refineries. But federal transportation police reported that as of Saturday night, nearly 600 roads were at least partially blocked throughout the...