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NIGERIA: Boko Haram beheads Christian leader in Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents beheaded a Christian leader in their captivity on Monday, according to Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist closely covering the crisis in Nigeria and across the Lake Chad region. The journalist in a tweet said Reverend Lawan Andimi along with a soldier were were killed by

KENYA: A pastor stabs wife and kills himself at pulpit

A Kenyan preacher stabbed his estranged wife and killed himself at the pulpit on Sunday in a church they co-founded in the coastal city of Mombasa. Congregants at the church told journalists that Elisha Misiko was seated on the front pew when he walked over to his wife Ann Mghoi – who was at the […]

Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019

Toni-Ann Singh has won the 69th Miss World beauty pageant. It’s the first time in history that black women hold the titles for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss World. The 23-year-old student was born in St Thomas, Jamaica, and plans to study medicine and become a doctor. She tweeted […]

RWANDA: American pastor deported for holding illegal meetings

An American preacher who was arrested on Monday in Rwanda for holding an “illegal meeting with journalists” has been deported, New Times of Rwanda newspaper reports. Rwandan Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration Regis Gatarayiha is quoted by paper as saying evangelist Gregg Schoof was removed from the country for being a “prohibited

Aisha Huang and Matters Arising – Dr. Lawrence writes

Aisha Huang and Matters Arising It looks like the issue with Aisha Huang, the Chinese galamsey Queen, is not going away anytime soon, because the government of Nana Akufo-Addo, doesn’t seem to know how to communicate to Ghanaians why they took the decision of deporting her to China. At a town hall meeting in Washington […]

Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban

Microsoft’s president has called on the US to end a ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company’s computers. Huawei was blacklisted by the Trump administration in May over claims it posed a threat to the US’s security. That prevents American companies from providing it with their latest tech. Brad Smith […]

Kenyan judge rules Rastafarianism is a religion

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the Olympic High School in the capital, Nairobi, was sent home for sporting dreadlocks in […]

Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all

Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology. Government guidance says that since the middle of March 2019 customers should only have been given second generation smart meters. However, eight companies still installing first generation smart meters say the network is not reliable enough to switch customers on […]

We’re proud of our Symbol -By Segun Showunmi

By Segun Showunmi The decision to go to court on this issue of a stolen mandate in the February 2019 presidential election was a necessary sacrifice that a leader of the mould of Atiku Abubakar had to make, not only to claim his mandate, but also to free Nigeria and Nigerians from the perilous consequences […]
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