Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, is the new Tunisian president. Essebsi was sworn in today as Tunisia’s first freely elected president. He was the speaker of parliament under President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. He pledged to work towards national reconciliation shortly after taking his oath of office.
Two German Nationals have been shot dead in Nigeria. According to German newspaper, Ostsee Zeitung, the two nationals, both male aged 34 and 20 were working as engineers at Julius Berger and were shot dead last Saturday December 27th while riding on a motorbike in Abuja.
Confirming the incident to AFP, a foreign affairs official said “Unfortunately we can confirm that two German nationals were killed in Nigeria last weekend".
A 37 year old Nigerian man, Ibe Godwin Uzochukwu has been sentenced to death by hanging in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after he was found guilty by a Malysian high court for trafficking 2,150.4 grammes of methamphetamine. He was arrested with the drugs at KL International Airport (KLIA), Sepang in 2011.
A wealthy Chinese businessman has been jailed for 13 years for hiring poachers to kill three tigers so he could eat their penises and drink their blood. Xi Pat had 'a special hobby of grilling tiger bones, boning tiger paws, storing tiger penis, eating tiger meat and drinking tiger blood alcohol'.
A court heard he ate the genitals and drank the animals' blood before giving the rest of the meat to his business friends and partners.
Yes, you read well and it is not one of the Nollywood drama or playlet. It is for real. Stella Dimokokorkusmade it known that the actress (Nkiru Sylvanus) is already engaged to the Stanley Duru who is the father of the two children that beautiful actress, Oge Okoye gave birth to.
You read some stories and just wonder why. This is the story of a fisherman, Edet Okon who had fled his ancestral home in Efut Obot Ikot in the ceded Bakassi Peninsula in March 2013 when Cameroonian gendermanes attacked the village in which a lot of indigenes lost their lives and scores sustained varying degrees of life-threatening injuries. This led Edet Okon and his family to a dusty village in Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem, Cross Rivers State where there story even went worse.
Shortly after they began living as a refugee there, Edet discovered his first daughter was down with blood cancer and he didn’t want her to juts die unattended too. So he decided to use his 12-year old daughter, Mary as collateral to borrow N600,000 from a man in calabar. The girl later died, and 19months after, he is yet to pay the said money, which has made Mary to be living in agony with her father’s creditor. Continue below to read the rest of the story as reported by Punch.
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 22-year-old Oluwaropo Tifase, for allegedly killing his father, Moses Tifase, in the Mile 2 area of the state. It was learnt that Oluwaropo, who is the fifth child and only son of the family, had had clashes with his parents in the past over financial issues.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ijede Police Station, Ikorodu, Nwaoha Uzoma has quietly died in his office on Christmas day. Uzoma who spent the night at work has been ill, but recovered few days ago according to junior officers before he was found dead in his office.
Four armed robbery suspects identified as Onyenge Osanie, Azuka Eboh, Ezelonwu Michael and Afolabi Shakiru, all pictured above who were arrested by officers of the Lagos state Police state command for looting shops and stealing from some phone dealers at the Alaba International Market in Lagos on December 20th, told the police that they did not steal from the traders but only collected their dues as the phone dealers failed to settle them after they supplied them with stolen phones.
Although he may be riding high off of the critical acclaim of his latest film, “Top Five,” comedian Chris Rock and his wife announced today that they are divorcing after nearly 20 years of marriage, reports People.
As the huge search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 resumed today, experts said the aircraft was likely to have been flying at least 100mph too slow to avoid a catastrophic storm front. Geoffrey Thomas, aviation expert and editor of airlineratings.com, believes the pilot encountered difficult weather conditions but flew too slow to avoid it.
She looked innocent, but scared. Uche Agunta, the 23-year-old lady does far bigger things and more daring adventures than can be attributed to her age. Today, the young lady is a tragic guest of the Imo State Police Command.
A court in Mauritania has sentenced 28 year old journalist Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir to death for apostasy for criticizing Prophet Muhammed. According to Reuters, the journalist was sentenced by a court in the northwestern city of Nouadhibou for an article he published almost a year ago, questioning some of the decisions Prophet Mohammed took during holy wars.
Adokiye Amiesimaka, the former Attorney General of Rivers State was one of the first graduates to play football for Nigeria. As seen in the photo above, Adokiye is pictured playing for Nigeria against Algeria in 1980.
It was a black Christmas for the Aifuwa’s family of Upper Mission extension, a suburb of Benin city following the gruesome murder of their daughter, Grace Aifuwa by her Australia based lover, simply identified as Festus.
Nosike Ogbuenyi, the special assistant on media to the FCT minister, Sen Bala Mohammed escaped death on Christmas Eve. Nosike was said to be returning from work around 7pm on the 24th of December, when he was accosted by robbers along Umaru Yar’Adua who shot him at close range.
Jan, right, and Juila Tshabalala, left, who had two disabled children, were found dead at their home in West Sussex, main, on Christmas morning by a relative and a neighbour after an apparent suicide pact.
A fire outbreak at the Universal Medical Clinic (Specialist Children Clinic) in Oke Ibukun Street, off Araromi area in Akure, the Ondo state capital has sadly claimed the life of its owner, Dr David Adetayo Oguntuase who was burnt beyond recognition yesterday December 25th.