Baltimore, USA: The police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray on April 12, have been charged with multiple counts, including second-degree murder and manslaughter, in connection with the death of a 25-year-old African American man in police custody. Freddie Gray was arrested and taken into police custody on April 12, where he sustained severe spinal cord injury, requiring a medical attention, he went into coma several days later and died just a week after he was arrested.
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Nigerian Government Appoints 38 New Chancellors For All Federal Universities
The Federal government has just appointed new chancellor for all 38 federal universities in the country. A lot of monarchs have been appointed as chancellors across the universities. These are the names of the universities with their new chancellors. Entrance of University of Nigeria, Nsukka Names Of New Chancellors and their new Universities
Faure Gnassingbe Win Third Term As Togo's president
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has won the country's election as president for his term bid. Gnassingbe won his opponent, Jean-Pierre Fabre in the Saturday polls with 58. 75 percent to 34.95 votes respectively.
Solomon Bamidele Junior Call On Nigerians In Vietnam To Rebuild The Country Image In Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: In the wake of the execution of 4 Nigerians in Indonesia alongside the Bali nine duos, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, one tends to ask why are so many Nigerians in South East Asia jails. Nigerians are in jails for various reasons like currency counterfeiting, Online/dating scams, violence, crime and the reasons you find most Nigerians in prison is Drug trafficking.
Nigeria Man Charged For Raping A Norwegian Woman
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: A Nigerian man, Ekwegbaly Ugochukwu Udoka, 26 has been charged to court on Monday for raping a Norwegian tourist, 27 years after he posed as a taxi driver and offering to drive her home from a nightclub in the early hours of Friday.
Nigeria President Elect Appoints New Transition Committee
The Nigeria president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a 19-member transitional committee that will liaise with the federal government committee to ensure a smooth transition of the new government. The committee was appointed in Abuja today, the 29th of April, 2015. Speaking at the ceremony, the APC National publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said :
Breaking News: Nigerian Army Rescued 200 Girls And 93 Women From Sambisa Forest
The Nigerian troops who have been tasked with fighting insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country had tweeted a news that relieved a lot of Nigerians via his official Twitter handle today. The Defence Nigeria headquarter tweeted : Even if the women rescued are not the Chibok girls that were captured by Boko Haram for almost a year, the people rescued were in captivities too and it is good to be back home.
Freddie Gray Dies One Week After Police Arrested Him, Spinal Cord Severely Injured
A lot of questions have emerged, but with just few answers after a young black male, Freddie Gray dies in police custody exactly one week after taken away by the police. His death has raised a lot of questions and the circumstances of his death are unclear. The Baltimore City Mayor, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said :
Bali 9 : Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan With Six Others Executed, Spared A Filipino
The Bali 9 duos who have been in the news for sometime now, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have been executed along with six others. They were killed by Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight on Wednesday. The prisoners were taken to Nusakambangan Island and were shot dead by 12 police privates, armed with rifles at 25 minutes past 12am. The Indonesian government has ignored pleas for clemency from the victims family and Australian international officials.
50 Vietnamese Stranded In Nepal
50 Vietnamese nationals are currently held up in Nepal after an earthquake that has killed more than 2000, injuring others. And the Vietnamese embassy is currently working to bring them back to Vietnam with the help of the Indian government. According to the Vietnam ambassador to India, Ton Sinh Thanh, he said :
PDP Candidate, Darius Ishaku Win Taraba Governorship Election
INEC has declared PDP governorship candidate, Arch. Dickson Darius Ishaku as the winner of the gubernatorial election in the state. Ishaku won the election with 369,318 number of votes, to win his opponent, Sen. Aisha Arhasan of All progressive congress, APC. The election of April 11 was declared inconclusive by the returning officer in Taraba. Only 6 local government was approved last time while the remaining 10 had just been concluded last Saturday.
Nepal Earthquake : Death Toll Rises to 1900,4700 Injured As Tremor Hit Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal: An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude has struck the central city of Nepal Capital, Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. The death toll in the death toll rises to 1911 today as rescue operations in the country intensifies. Also victims of the quake include people from India, Bandladesh, Tibet and Mount Everest where avalanches were triggered.
House Of Parliament Member Condemn South Africa President, Jacob Zuma For Handling Xenophobia Attack With Levity
A member of the house of parliament in South Africa had condemned the South African president, Jacob Zuma on how he handled the Xenophobia attack with kid glove. The member while delivering his speech in the house of parliament with the president accused the president of settling issues in the country with violence. He said :
INEC Declares Rochas Okorocha As Winner, Imo State Governor
The incumbent governor of Imo State has been announced winner of the Saturday supplementary election that concludes the April 11 governorship election in the state. Mr Okorocha, the All progressive congress (APC) candidate won the election with 416,996 votes, while his opponent, Mr. Ihedioha had 320,705 votes.
Nigerians In South Africa Lost $422,000 To Xenophobic Attacks, Ask Govt. For Help
The recent attack in South Africa had cost Nigerians staying in the country a sum of $422,000 (84,000,000 million Naira). The amount was compiled together by the Nigerian Union in South Africa and handover to the Nigeria's consul-general to South Africa, Ambassador (Mrs) Uche J Ajulu Okeke. While speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria via phone, the president of Nigerians in South Africa said :
Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan Receives 72-hour Execution Notice
The hope of the Bali Nine duos, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were dashed today from being granted mercy after they received a confirmation that they will be part of the duo to die next week Tuesday. This is a nightmare for the family after they had tried all diplomatic tie with the Indonesian government and follow other legal procedure to help the duo escape the death sentence. It became clear today after Australian and other embassy officials representing prisoners on death row with the Bali Nine pair met in Cilicap, near the prison Island of Nusakambangan.
Nigeria Army Retires 17 Major Generals, 14 Brigadier Generals
The Nigerian Army in a gale of retirements has pulled out 31 Generals from Service and also called for the archiving of the experiences gathered in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram in the North East. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah while speaking during the Pulling Out Ceremony of the 17 Major Generals and 14 Brigadier Generals, at Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja, also charged serving Officers to imbibe the virtue of loyalty to the nation being exemplified by the retiring officers.
Indonesia Government Prepares To Execute Nigerian, Ghanaian, Australian Drug Convicts
After months of judicial process and calls from country presidents, the executions of the drug convicts in Indonesia will hold. The convicts from Australia, France, Brazil, the Philippines, Nigeria, Ghana and Indonesia will face the firing Squad after losing their appeal and presidential clemency. Awaiting death sentence
General Muhammadu Buhari Inspecting The "Likely" New Trains For Nigeria
In his recent interview with TVC, the president-elect talks about providing trains for Nigerians because he believed that providing a new airline,"Nigeria Airways", would be providing a mode of transportation for the elite, instead a train will be for the common man on the street, permanent secretary in an office and also the president.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Refunds $1.48bn- Diezani Alison-Madueke
PriceWaterHouse Coopers audit firm had instructed that the NNPC returns unspecified amount of money to the federation account after an audit by the presidency some months back. The Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Wednesday disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has started refunding the $1.48bn unremitted fund into the Federation Account as recommended by an audit firm.