EU ambassador denounces Israel’s West Bank demolitions policy

The European Union has expressed frustration with Israel over its demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, with the EU ambassador taking the unusual step of reading out a joint statement denouncing the practice. At a meeting last week with the Israeli foreign ministry’s newly appointed director-general, the ambassador delivered a stern diplomatic […]

Politics Buhari, Saraki, Dogara In Closed-door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, at the Presidential Villa,Abuja Mr. Dogara went into the president’s office at about 11:57 a.m.Sources at the villa told Premium Times that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki will also be meeting with Mr. Buhari after Mr. Dogara.  The meetings […]

Photos: Man allegedly beaten by policemen in Abuja

Ugo Aladum shared his ordeal in the hands of officers attached to Gwarimpa Divisional Police Station, Abuja. Below is the post published on Facebook, yesterday, March 25th. He wrote; “There is this road, we use to follow at the back of gwarinpa, once they locked galadima gate by 8pm,so I follow the road. Next thing, […]

JUST IN: Police averts another suicide attempt on 3rd Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Police Command has rescued a woman, Taiwo Titilayo Momoh who attempted to jump into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge on Friday. Taiwo’s case is coming few days after a medical practitioner, Allwell Orji jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge as his remains was retrieved from the water on Wednesday. […]

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak freed after 6 years in detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed Friday after a six-year imprisonment following his overthrow during the Arab Spring. Mubarak, 88, was released from a military hospital in Maadi and is now back at his home in a Cairo suburb, his attorney, Farid El Deeb, told CNN. Mubarak dominated the nation for three decades as […]

India doubles player salaries, hikes match fees

 India’s cricket team has been given a significant pay rise, with the world’s richest cricket board (BCCI) announcing Wednesday that it had doubled salaries for the 2016-17 season and hiked match fees across all three of the game’s formats. Players in the uppermost ‘A’ category have been put on a retainer of 20 million Indian […]

Iraqi families reunite outside war-wracked Mosul

Surrounded by displaced Iraqis, Ahmad strides up and down a muddy stretch of land near Mosul, mobile phone in hand, desperately looking for his aunt and uncle. Dressed in an elegant grey coat over his tracksuit, the 27-year-old is hoping to see his relatives for the first time in six months after they fled west […]

United in grief

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman sent a cable of condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing heartfelt condolences for the victims of a terrorist attack outside British parliament. The Union flag flies at half staff on Thursday outside the Houses of Parliament following Wednesday’s attack in London. — AP “We have […]

Duterte calls Europe lawmakers ‘crazies’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed. Duterte fired his broadside in a late-night speech on Sunday in Myanmar after the European Parliament issued a resolution last week condemning “the high number […]

CANNABIS: NDLEA ARRESTS 2 BARONS, DANGOTE DRIVER IN EDO

The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected cannabis barons with a remarkable seizure of eighteen thousand, two hundred and ninety-four (18,294kg) which is 18.2 metric tons of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis. The estimated street value of the seized drug is over one hundred […]