The Current Situation in Nigeria

A USIP Fact Sheet President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges are surging as the factors that fuel violent conflicts remain … Continue reading The Current Situation in Nigeria

The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Containing violence at the state level will be key to a peaceful election Wednesday, December 5, 2018 / BY: Oge Onubogu ; Idayat Hassan Nigeria’s political parties are in full campaign mode ahead of national and state-level elections early next year, and unfortunately signs are emerging that election-related violence is a real possibility. It’s not too late, however, for Nigerians and the international community to take steps to reduce … Continue reading The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Jail term for Iranian Woman who dares Go out Without Hijab

An Iranian woman who peacefully protested the obligatory hijab rule by removing her head scarf in public in Tehran in December says she has been sentenced to two years in prison in addition to an 18-year suspended prison term. Shaparak Shajarizadeh removed her headscarf in protest against the compulsory hijab rule in Iran and was forced to flee the country. Since the Iranian revolution in … Continue reading Jail term for Iranian Woman who dares Go out Without Hijab

Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declined signing the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 into law, saying that it was capable of derailing preparations for 2019 polls. It was the fourth time he would reject the bill as previous rejections were based on observed errors. The President said he did not want to impose on the country the electoral uncertainty his assent might cause. He said that changing … Continue reading Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

Colchester boy, 8, steers car to safety after mum has seizure

“When I started having the seizure at first I grabbed the wheel and was steering erratically so because of that we moved from the left lane into the central reservation and crashed into that,” she said.

“We were scraping along and that is when Ben realised he needed to do something.

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Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short and medium-range missiles. But Mr Putin says the accusation is … Continue reading Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Davido: NYSC has cancelled my service year

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known has Davido, has revealed on social media that the compulsory one year service which he started some months ago has been cancelled by NYSC He made this known in his reaction to a post made by Nigerian Music Promoter Adesegun Adeosun, @iamsmade who just finished his NYSC program and also got a letter of recommendation. Reacting, Davido wrote: “Naso … Continue reading Davido: NYSC has cancelled my service year

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque: Secrets of the world’s grandest place of worship

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sheikh-zayed-grand-mosque-abu-dhabi/?gallery=8 Star attraction: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s most popular attractions according to TripAdvisor. It’s easy to see why.ShutterstockEditor’s Note — Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.(CNN) — It’s Abu Dhabi‘s star attraction, attracting millions each year, yet despite … Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque: Secrets of the world’s grandest place of worship

At second memorial service, Bush remembered for humility and humor

Washington (CNN)Former President George H.W. Bush was remembered Thursday as a man of humility, honor and humor at the Bushes’ family church in Houston, providing the nation with a last farewell before he begins his journey to his final resting place.Family, friends, politicians, musicians, actors and athletes filled the pews of the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church to say goodbye to the 41st president with heartfelt praises and gospel … Continue reading At second memorial service, Bush remembered for humility and humor

Coming between Cardi B and Offsets

Let’s give Cardi B a minute Analysis by Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) Before you tweet me asking, “Why is Cardi B’s marital split news?” I will beat you to the punch and say it’s not, really.Cardi shot to the top of Twitter trends Wednesday after she announced her split from husband and fellow rapper Offset on Instagram.  I’m shocked by how shocked peo ple are that … Continue reading Coming between Cardi B and Offsets

Kevin Hart says he won’t host Oscars after furor over homophobic tweets

By Madeline Holcombe and Joe Sutton, CNN (CNN) Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced on Thursday.The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language referring to gay people and made disparaging comments about sexuality. Some of the tweets have since been deleted.One of the tweets from 2011, that has since been deleted, said “Yo if my son comes home & try’s … Continue reading Kevin Hart says he won’t host Oscars after furor over homophobic tweets

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S. With its Chang’e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to ever successfully undertake such a landing. The moon’s far side is also known as … Continue reading China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

Russian tech giant dashes hopes for smartphone

Russian internet giant Yandex disappointed tech enthusiasts on Monday by failing to unveil what many hoped would be a highly anticipated Russian-made smartphone. Speculation has been mounting for years that Yandex—which dominates internet services in Russia—will put forward its own mobile device to rival giants like Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Excitement reached fever pitch when Yandex announced it would be holding a presentation at its glossy Moscow … Continue reading Russian tech giant dashes hopes for smartphone

Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly abusing former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some All Progressives Congress governors. He, however, said the affected APC governors, rather than take issue with the chairman, had decided to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to caution… The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman … Continue reading Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

Hunters; pay us we’re ready to fight terrorism — NEWSSPLASHBLOG

Hunters said they were ready to help infighting terrorists provided they were incorporated in the salary scheme and provided with enough logistics to fight the terrorists. The National Adviser of Board of Trustees of the association, Chief Yusuf Alao, disclosed this while receiving a confirmation certificate as the new National Adviser of the association. hunters said they were ready to help infighting terrorists provided they … Continue reading Hunters; pay us we’re ready to fight terrorism — NEWSSPLASHBLOG

Major Violence hits France

Officials warned that “major violence” could hit Paris as “yellow vest” protesters plan to gather again this weekend. Teens have also blocked hundreds of schools, while several unions called for solidarity strikes. The political crisis engulfing French President Emmanuel Macron’s government showed no signs of abating on Thursday, as public anger continues to grow despite the scrapping of a controversial fuel tax hike. Authorities across France are bracing … Continue reading Major Violence hits France

Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane https://ift.tt/2JldUYd Pre-season Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken about his players ahead of pre-season, and noted that Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will work their way into the season. He noted that the Liverpool players who have been at the World Cup have of course got holidays and time off before they’re expected to … Continue reading Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

Thousands of women storm London in #BringTheNoise march against Donald Trump

Thousands of woman have stormed London this afternoon to protest against the visit of US president Donald Trump – accusing him of mockery, misogyny and racism. Carrying placards reading ‘Dump Trump’, and ‘Can’t comb over sexism’, crowds can be heard blowing whistles as they march through Central. The #BringTheNoise march was arranged for today in a bid to highlght that the US president’s alleged ‘values … Continue reading Thousands of women storm London in #BringTheNoise march against Donald Trump