Maoist rebels kill five in India bus blast

Maoist insurgents take part in a training camp in a forested area of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, central India, in this file photo. — AFP RAIPUR, India — Indian Maoist rebels on Thursday killed five people including a policeman by detonating a landmine under a bus in a restive central state that goes to the […]

Hundreds of buffaloes drown ‘fleeing lions’ in Botswana

Buffalo carcasses are seen in the Chobe river, Nambia, on the country’s border with Botswana, on Thursday. GABORONE, Botswana — Around 400 buffaloes drowned after stampeding into the Chobe River along the border between Botswana and Namibia, possibly while running away from lions, the tourism ministry said. The Chobe River flows along the northeastern border […]

Turkish court hands sentences to journalist for criticizing Erdogan

Husnu Mahalli ISTANBUL — A Turkish journalist was handed a suspended sentence of two years and five months in prison on Thursday for insulting Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, a court ruling seen by Reuters showed. Husnu Mahalli, a prominent journalist who also writes columns in the opposition newspaper Sozcu, will not be sent to jail due […]

Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar vote

Delegates are seen handing over election reports at the Stade Municipal de Mahamasina Antananarivo on Thursday where the national tallying center has been set up, at the end of the first round of the presidential elections. — AFP ANTANANARIVO — Former Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday alleged that “many voting irregularities” pointed to fraud […]

Development projects worth SR7 billion launched in Hail

King arrives in Riyadh after Qassim, Hail visit Saudi Gazette report HAIL — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for several development projects in Hail on Thursday. Later, the King arrived in Riyadh from Hail after a three-day regional tour that also took him to Al-Qassim. Crown Prince […]

Police parade nurse attendant, cleric involved in placenta sales

L – R: The suspects – nurse attendant Fatima Suleiman and the Islamic cleric, Salahudeen Ibrahim paraded today by the Police in Kwara state. Kwara state police command on Thursday paraded a nurse attendant and an Islamic cleric who were allegedly involved in the sale of placenta of a newborn baby. The nurse attendant, Fatima […]

MR LA, STILL THE MAN TO BEAT

BY Abdul-Azeez Suleiman As the 2019 round of fresh elections draw closer, the main focus in Kaduna state has been the contest for the Senate seat of Kaduna Central with Lawal Adamu Usman Mr LA’s remaining the candidate to beat. Mr LA, gifted with a rare blend of youthful dynamism, proven integrity, honesty and experience, […]

Stunning New Photo Of Ooni Of Ife’s New Wife, Naomi Oluwaseyi

Naomi Oluwaseyi, the lovely new bride of the Ooni of Ife has stunned in a new photo shared by her sister on her Instagram page. The new queen looks absolutely gorgeous. Recall that in October, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi married Naomi, a prophetess and Founder of En-Heralds – an interdenominational ministry based in Akure, Ondo state. […]