Monthly Archives: October 2014

President Jonathan recalls Keshi

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate reinstatement of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. Keshi’s contract with the Nigeria Football Federation was not renewed after the World Cup in Brazil. But in a twist of fate, Sports Minister … Continue reading

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Burkina president declares state of emergency after uprising

President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency in Burkina Faso Thursday after angry demonstrators set parliament ablaze in an uprising against his long-standing regime. Protesters earlier forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to allow Compaore … Continue reading

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Africa gets first white president in Zambia

Guy Scott Vice-President Guy Scott, 70, was named interim leader — making him the first white president of an African nation since FW de Klerk ruled apartheid South Africa more than 20 years ago. Scott, whose parents were from Scotland, … Continue reading

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Fake soldier remanded in prison over impersonation

An Oshodi Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a fake army officer, Mark Damijida, at the Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, over alleged impersonation. The Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, remanded Damijida, 27, after he admitted that he was a fake army … Continue reading

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French man dies after downing 56 shooters in drinking game

Paris – A man in the central French city of Clermont- Ferrand has died of alcohol poisoning after knocking back 56 shooters in a drinking contest, local media reported on Wednesday. The incident took place at the weekend in a … Continue reading

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French man dies after downing 56 shooters in drinking game

Paris – A man in the central French city of Clermont- Ferrand has died of alcohol poisoning after knocking back 56 shooters in a drinking contest, local media reported on Wednesday. The incident took place at the weekend in a … Continue reading

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Several killed in suspected Boko Haram attack— LG boss

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed several people in a village in Nigeria‘s far northeast, a local administrator said on Wednesday, in the latest attack since a supposed ceasefire was announced. Heavily armed fighters in all-terrain vehicles stormed the town of … Continue reading

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