Head Coach of the Nigeria U-23 team, Samson Siasia has said his team learnt a lot from the 4 -Nation Suwon Invitational Tournament in Korea Republic, after his boys ended the invitational with a 3-1 defeat of Honduras on Monday.

 At the post match press conference, Siasia said that the experience in Korea was overwhelming.

Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore have arrested a woman suspected of murdering her daughter for marrying without family consent.

Police say the body of Zeenat Rafiq shows signs of torture. She was doused with fuel and set alight.

Her mother, Parveen, is accused of luring her back from her in-laws.



An EgyptAir plane that was forced to land in Uzbekistan due to a hoax bomb threat has been cleared to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing.

All 118 passengers and 17 crew on board the Airbus A330-220 were evacuated at Urgench International Airport.

The aircraft was searched by Uzbek security forces but no explosive device was found, Egyptian officials said.

A single monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on to a crucial piece of equipment.

The monkey fell on a transformer at the Gitaru hydroelectric power station on Tuesday, electricity provider, KenGen, stated.

The transformer then tripped, resulting in the loss of 180 megawatts of power and triggering a blackout across Kenya.

Manchester United Football Club has completed the signing of Villarreal defender, Eric Bailly, subject to a work permit.

The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international, joins for about £30m on a four-year deal.

Bailly said: "It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United. To play football at the highest level is all I have ever wanted to do."


Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has called for immediate arrest of those behind the gruesome murder of the late Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme in Kano.

 Madumere's call was contained in a press release signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa.


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Gambia Female Workers 'To Cover Hair


'The Gambia's government has banned its female employees from leaving their hair uncovered at work, a leaked memo quoted by private newspapers says.

Women should use a "head tie and neatly wrap their hair", the memo said, without giving reasons for the ban.

South Africa's ANC Advocates Tougher Anti-Racism Law



South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) says it will push for tougher legislation to jail anyone guilty of "racial bigotry", or "glorifying" apartheid.

Black people could no longer be treated as "sub-humans", it said.

Boko Haram: How Nigeria’s Ex-Defence Minister, Son Stole Fund



Former Nigerian Defence Minister, Bello Haliru Mohammed, has been charged with money laundering.

He is accused along with his son, Bello Abba Mohammed, of diverting $1.5m (£1m) that was meant to buy arms for soldiers fighting Islamist Boko Haram militants.

Black Hole Seen 'Burping' Galactic Gas Supply



Astronomers have spotted two huge waves of gas being "burped" by the black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy.

The swathes of hot gas, detected in X-ray images from Nasa's Chandra space telescope, appear to be sweeping cooler hydrogen gas ahead of them.

How Buhari Plans To Fast-track NNPC Reforms


An inter-ministerial committee will soon be inaugurated to speed up the planned restructuring of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Govt Sensitises Taraba Residents On Lassa Fever



Health workers have been deployed across Taraba State to sensitise citizens on symptoms of the dreaded Lassa fever and ways of preventing the disease.


NDIC: Buhari Re-Appoints Jonathan’s Man, Umaru Ibrahim


Umaru Ibrahim, the managing director/chief executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), will continue his tenure as President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed him for another five years.

Abia Govt Condemn Invasion Of Ubani's Residence By DSS



Abia State Government has frowned at the invasion of the residence of the state Commissioner for Works, Eziuche Ubani, by a team of men of the Army and State Security Services (SSS), describing it as condemnable, unwarranted and unacceptable.

MOSOP Factional Leaders Differ On Ogoni Clean-Up


By Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt


Why IMF boss, Lagarde, Visited Nigeria

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, arrived Abuja on Monday to begin a four-day visit to Nigeria.


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