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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

According to Mali’s government, a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies, joining a small group of mothers of nonuplets. The pregnancy of Halima Cisse, 25, fascinated the country and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in [...]

May 6, 2021 Africa
Trump moves to assert party control despite Facebook ban

Trump moves to assert party control despite Facebook ban

Social media has been his weapon of choice for battling Republican dissidents, but Donald Trump is seeking to tighten his iron grip on the party even after a ruling Wednesday extending his ban on Facebook. Despite losing the presidency to [...]

May 6, 2021 Government and politics, International, Media representation
Security operatives rescue 13 abductees in Kaduna

Security operatives rescue 13 abductees in Kaduna

Hours after the release of the 27 forestry school students abducted by bandits in Kaduna, security operatives have rescued another 13 abductees from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of Kaduna, an official has said. Hopefornigeriaonline reported the release of [...]

May 6, 2021 Crime
Bandits Release 27 Kaduna Forestry College Students

Bandits Release 27 Kaduna Forestry College Students

The 27 students abducted by bandits from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, have been released. One of the persons who received the students said the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Ahmad Gumi dialogue committee with support [...]

May 6, 2021 Crime
Gunning For Gambari - Adamu Aliyu

Gunning For Gambari – Adamu Aliyu

About this time last year, President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled his new Chief of Staff, after the sad passage of the occupant of the office, Mallam Abba Kyari. The new Chief of the Presidential Villa was none other than respected academic [...]

May 6, 2021 Government and politics
Dozens killed in eastern Burkina Faso attack

Dozens killed in eastern Burkina Faso attack

At least 30 people were killed by gunmen in eastern Burkina Faso as rebels burned down villagers’ homes and shot them as they tried to escape. The attack occurred in Kodyel village in the Komandjari province on Monday near the [...]

May 5, 2021 Africa, Crime
Indonesia economy shrinks for fourth straight quarter

Indonesia economy shrinks for fourth straight quarter

Indonesia’s economy shrank for the fourth consecutive quarter in January-March, data showed Wednesday, as the country’s leaders struggle to overcome a recession wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The 0.74 percent on-year contraction was a big improvement on the 2.19 percent [...]

May 5, 2021 Economy, International
Bandits attack Kaduna communities

Bandits attack Kaduna communities

The Kaduna State Government said suspected bandits killed two and injured six residents in separate attacks in Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas of the state. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in [...]

May 5, 2021 Crime
Nigerian Army: We Won't Overthrow Buhari Government

Nigerian Army: We Won’t Overthrow Buhari Government

Nigeria’s armed forces have dismissed suggestions that they should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, who is facing mounting pressure over the country’s worsening insecurity. It was not the first time Nigeria’s armed forces have issued a statement backing Buhari, [...]

May 5, 2021 Military
Unknown Gunmen Abduct Miyetti Allah Chairman In Kogi

Unknown Gunmen Abduct Miyetti Allah Chairman In Kogi

The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State, Wakili Damina, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. The state secretary of MACBAN, Adamu Abubakar, told reporters in Lokoja on Tuesday that Mr Damina was [...]

May 5, 2021 Crime
Africa should develop its own electric vehicle agenda

Africa should develop its own electric vehicle agenda

The future of transportation appears to be electric. More and more people across the globe are opting for electric vehicles and the industry is undeniably on a positive trajectory. According to the International Energy Agency, the number of electric cars, [...]

May 4, 2021 Africa, Transportation
NIA raises the alarm over global warming

NIA raises the alarm over global warming

The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has said global warming and climatic factors must be considered before designing buildings to enable their sustainability for a minimum of 50 years. The NIA chairman, Lagos State chapter, David Majekodunmi, who spoke during [...]

May 4, 2021 Science and technology
Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram in deadly battle

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram in deadly battle

Gallant troops of the Nigerian Army 112 Battalion deployed at Ajiri in Borno State on Sunday successful repelled a deadly Boko Haram attack on their location. Military insiders familiar with the matter said the terrorists descended on the location held by Company [...]

May 4, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Drop All Charges Against Journalists

Drop All Charges Against Journalists

A group, the Association of Cross River Online Journalists, has urged the Federal Government and the Cross River State Government to drop all charges against journalists standing trial for doing their job. The union of online journalists practising in Cross [...]

May 4, 2021 Media representation
Jaafar Jaafar Flees To UK After Exposing Ganduje Bribe Video

Jaafar Jaafar Flees To UK After Exposing Ganduje Bribe Video

A Nigerian journalist, Jaafar Jaafar, has fled the country to the United Kingdom over alleged threats to his life. Mr Jaafar, who spoke with Hopefornigeriaonline in a telephone interview on Sunday, said he has relocated with his family and will [...]

May 4, 2021 Government and politics
Chad military council names transitional government

Chad military council names transitional government

The military council that took power in Chad last month after the shock death of veteran leader Idriss Deby has named a transitional government, the army spokesman said. Deby’s 37-year-old son Mahamat, who took the helm of the so-called “Transitional [...]

May 3, 2021 Government and politics
3 dead after smuggling boat capsizes off California

3 dead after smuggling boat capsizes off California

Authorities said that an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized Sunday off the California coast after crashing into the shoreline, killing three people and leaving 27 people hospitalized with a range of injuries. The accident happened Sunday morning off San Diego, with [...]

May 3, 2021 Incidents
COVID-19: Nigeria continues to record low infection

COVID-19: Nigeria continues to record low infection

On the day Nigeria announced a travel ban on three countries experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the country continued its trend of recording low infection and casualty figure from the virus. There were no fatalities recorded from COVID-19 in [...]

May 3, 2021 Health issues
Nigerian Army Reacts To Allegation Of Killing Igbo

Nigerian Army Reacts To Allegation Of Killing Igbo

The Nigerian Army has said that “callous and cowardly enemies of Nigeria’s peace and unity” are the ones peddling that it deployed soldiers along ethnic and religious lines to get killed in the line of duty. The Army stated this [...]

May 3, 2021 Military
Police Desert Streets In South East

Police Desert Streets In South East

Daily Trust on Sunday has learnt that policemen posted to the South East are seeking redeployment following the spate of killings of security operatives in the region. Tens of policemen have lost their lives in several attacks on police formations [...]

May 3, 2021 Security
Why FG Can’t Continue Fuel Subsidy

Timipre Sylva: Why FG Can’t Continue Fuel Subsidy

The Federal Government has insisted that Nigerians should brace up for an increment in the pump price of petrol, in the light of the current economic situation in the country. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, [...]

May 1, 2021 Oil & Gas