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Donald Trump will deal with North Korea threat in Asia if he visit the region later this year - White House

According to local media reports, the White House has announced that, US President Donald Trump will travel to five Asian countries in November to participate in regional summits.Report also said, "President Trump will visit Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and the US state of Hawaii for an 11-day trip.Washington said, "The president's engagements will strengthen the international resolve to confront the North Korean threat"North Korea and the US have engaged in heated rhetoric in recent months.

China ordered North Korea companies in it country shut down

Report reaching us revealed that, China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state.Report also said, all North Korea companies will be shut by early January. Joint Chinese and North Korean ventures will also be forced to close.However, China, Pyongyang's only major ally, has already banned textile trade and limited oil exports.According to BBC report, the move is part of an international response to North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test.International news agency said, "The UN Security Council, of which China is a member, voted unanimously for fresh sanctions on 11 September".Speaking to newsmen, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said: "We are opposed to any war on the Korean peninsula".He added, "Sanctions and the promoting of talks are both the requirements of the UN Security Council. We should not overemphasise one aspect whil…

Madagascar is experiencing plague outbreaks

According to AFP news agency, an estimated of Nineteen (19) people have died of plague in Madagascar over the past two months.However, the country Health Ministry confirmed that, a total of 104 suspected cases have been registered.According to the reports, the disease, which is endemic in Madagascar, is normally seen in parts of the country between October and March.Health ministry says the latest outbreak has caused panic in Tamatave, a town on the east coast, which has not seen the disease for 100 years.

Kenyan opposition member of parliament walk out of election talk

Local media, the Daily Nation reports that, Kenya's opposition has walked out of talks with the electoral commission and ruling party on the upcoming elections.Report also revealed that, the opposition Senator James Orengo told journalists that, they would not be party to a scheme to reintroduce dictatorship via parliament.Notwithstanding, Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki, who heads the ruling party delegation, accused the opposition of playing games and said they were not ready for the elections.Meanwhile hundreds of Nairobi students protesting against the detention of opposition leader Paul Ongili Owino clashed with police around their campus.Mr Owino, better known as Babu Owino, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly calling President Uhuru Kenyatta a "son of a dog" at a campaign rally.

Uganda poverty level has growing high

Local media reports that, the new Uganda National Household Survey shows that poverty levels are growing again, with the figure rising from 19% of the population to 27%.However, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics said, the latest results disclosed that, households relying on agriculture were most affected due to drought, disease outbreaks in crops, floods and the high cost of raw materials. Eastern Uganda is the most affected region.

Islamic State militants has re-group in Sirte - Libya Authority

Official report from Libyan Attorney General’s office revealed that, Siddiq al-Sour, says the so-called Islamic State has re-grouped on the outskirts of Libya’s central city of Sirte under a new name, known as the ‘Army of the Desert’.However, Siddiq held a news conference in Tripoli to unveil what was billed as the secrets of IS operations in Libya.He explained various discoveries from their interrogation of captured militants. This included how they originally gained a foothold in Libya, and what countries most of them came from.The Attorney General blamed the militants establishment on former local militant commanders from the now-disbanded local Islamist group Ansar Al-Sharia, as well as members with links to Al- Qaeda.He added: "The start of Islamic State’s [presence in Libya] is rooted in security personnel from Ansar Al Sharia, which used to be bankrolled by the Libyan government on the basis that it was an official entity that was nominally under the ministry of Interior …

Cameron authority tighting security in anglophone Cameroon area

News report reaching us shows that, Cameroon government has deployed 1,000 extra members of the security forces to English-speaking areas ahead of a large protest planned for Sunday.Report revealed that, the secessionists are planning to celebrate what they are describing as the independence of anglophone Cameroon.There have been growing calls for secession, with some demonstrators flying the blue and white flag of an independent anglophone Cameroon.

Mozambique teachers was arrested for trespassing

Local media in Mozambique reports that, Three teachers have been arrested for alleged involvement in the poaching of elephants' tusks."Carolina Azarias described the news as a worrying development as the poachers could potentially influence their own students to get involved in the activity", according to BBC report. She said, the three, along with three forest rangers, were under arrest in the port city of Beira after an inspection found elephant tusks and precious stones in their possession.

Nigeria deputy police commissioner kidnapped in North West side of the country

Report reaching us revealed that, a deputy police commissioner and his wife have been kidnapped. The officer works in neighbouring Zamfara State but was abducted from his car.Nigeria security operatives said, they are taking steps to address the security situation in the state.Meanwhile, Nigeria police command, in Kaduna State has yet to confirm the abduction of the deputy commissioner was kidnapped near a forest between Funtua in Katsina state and Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna state.Recently kidnappings have become commonplace along the Abuja-Kaduna road as well as in other locations around Kaduna.

DR Congo authority fight rebels using naval boats

According to Reuters news agency, the Democratic Republic of Congo's government has used naval boats to fight rebels on Lake Tanganyika in the east of the country.Report reaching us revealed that, here was heavy fighting near the lakeside city of Uvira.According to BBC report, the fighting between the Mai-Mai Yakutumba militia and Congolese government forces is reported to have broken out at the weekend on the outskirts of Uvira, which is close to the border with Burundi.Official report said, "Since 5am (03:00 GMT) there has been an exchange of gunfire between the army and the Mai-Mai in Uvira".

Sudan authority complained about the unjust treatment of it people by US

According to AFP news agency, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has complained about the immense hardship the "unjust" US trade embargo has placed on his people.Meanwhile, Mr al-Bashir's comments come just two weeks before US President Donald Trump is due to decide whether to keep the embargo, imposed two decades ago because of Khartoum's alleged support for militant Islamist groups.Report shows that, Donald Trump predecessor, Mr Barack Obama eased the sanctions in January and announced a six-month review which was extended by Mr Trump in July.On Sunday Mr Trump removed Sudan from a list of countries facing a US travel ban.

Facebook management denied President Trump allegations

Report reaching us indicate that, the facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed comments made by Donald Trump that the site has always been against him.However, the US president accused the social network of "collusion" on Twitter, branding it "anti-Trump".On different occasions, Mr Trump made the same claim against the New York Times and the Washington Post.According to the reports, facebook will shortly hand over 3,000 political adverts to congressional investigators probing alleged Russian meddling in the US election.BBC report said, "The site believes the ads were probably purchased by Russian entities during and after the 2016 presidential contest".Meanwhile, Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee on 1 November about the allegations of Russian interference.BBC report revealed that, Facebook and Google have confirmed they have received invitations to attend the committee hearing, but no…

Governor Ortom travel to Abuja to help Akume occupy the office of SGF

Report reaching us revealed that, as the battle of who occupies the office of SGF serious thickens, Senator George Akume ordered Ortom to suspend every other thing in the state and stay put in Abuja to lobby for the position for him.Report indicate that, those shortlisted for the post from Benue are: Senator George Akume, Senator Barnabas Gemade, Professor Ayua, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and one other reputable professor from University of Agric who was a member of CPC.According to the reports, Senator Akume decided to held his godson Ortom hostage in Abuja to pester on President Muhammadu Buhari so that his selfish interest will be considered.

A Kenyan government official who was attacked by Al-Shabab died in South Africa

Local media, Daily Nation reports that, a Kenyan government official who was injured in an attack by al-Shabab militants in the coastal county of Lamu has died.However, Ms Mariam El Maawy was undergoing treatment in South Africa following the attack on 13 July in which three people were killed.She had been abducted by the militants before being rescued by Kenyan security forces shortly after.The reports revealed that, Mariam El Maawy had been shot on the shoulder and legs.

A two-year-old boy run over by Boko Haram militants is in stable condition in Dubai

Local media reports that, a five-year-old Nigerian boy, who was seriously injured when he was run over by Boko Haram militants three years ago, has taken his first steps since.Abuja News Bloc learnt that, Boko Haram militants drove over Ali Ahmadu's back on a motorbike as he tried to flee with his mother from an attack on their village, Chibok.However, Ali Ahmadu was only two years old when he was run over by Boko Haram militants.Meanwhile, Ali is now walking again, after having spinal cord surgery in Dubai.According to the reports, the operation was funded by a Nigerian charity, which raised about $60,000 (£45,000) for his treatment.Ali is expected to stay in Dubai for about three months while he undergoes further physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises.Nuhuu Kwajafa of the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care, told reporters that, "He had been lying down with spinal cord injury". "He had inactive tuberculosis, so many kinds of infections, and they left…

Uganda members of parliament involved in bunch fights over age limits for presidency

Local media reports that, the motion to remove presidential age limits from Uganda's constitution in parliament is inching forward after several disruptions by lawmakers opposed to the change.Report said, bunch fights, chair throwing, heckling and singing have become regular scenes in the house since the age limit motion was first brought up last week.However, Ugandan parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga started off by suspending more than 20 members of the opposition for their behavior, as well as a government minister who was accused of sneaking a gun into the chambers on Tuesday.But, the speaker was forced to adjourn the house temporarily after the suspended MPs refused to leave.Some members of the parliament had to be dragged out, despite their protests, by plain-clothed security officers.BBC report said, many in Uganda see the process as a foregone conclusion, due to the advantage of the governing party’s huge numbers in parliament.If the upper age limit of 75 is removed, it wil…

Who is Hugh Hefner?

Hugh Marston Hefner was an American magazine publisher, editor, businessman, and playboy.He was best known as the editor-in-chief and publisher of Playboy magazine, which he founded in 1953. His son, Cooper Hefner described him as, exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer," and called him an advocate for free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.From 2005-10, a reality TV show called "The Girls Next Door" showcased Hefner's libertine lifestyle - and the harem of young blonde women who shared it.In 2012, aged 86, he married his third wife Crystal Harris - who was 60 years his junior.He claimed to have slept with more than 1,000 women, and credited the impotence drug Viagra with maintaining his libido.

Founder of Playboy Enterprise Inc is dead, age 91

News report reaching us revealed that, Hugh Hefner, founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91.Playboy Enterprises Inc said, "He passed away peacefully at home, from natural causes".Meanwhile, Mr Hugh Hefner was born into a strict Methodist family in Chicago. He rebelled, spectacularly, producing the first issue of Playboy in 1953. With Marilyn Monroe as its first centrefold the magazine was an instant hit.Its huge sales were driven by glossy colour pictures of nude "playmates" but it also developed a reputation for fine writing - Norman Mailer, Kingsley Amis and Ray Bradbury - were among its contributors.Hugh Hefner lived the lifestyle portrayed in the magazine. His Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, where he died surrounded by friends, epitomised an adolescent's dream.According to the reports, he was attacked by feminists and was accused of reducing women to sexual toys, but he styled himself as the godfather of the sexual rev…

Where is Ex-Thai Prime Minister, Ms Yingluck?

According to BBC report, Ms Yingluck is thought to be in Dubai where her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, lives in self-imposed exile avoiding a 2008 sentence for corruption.However, Ms Yingluck entered politics only after his sentence and was seen by critics as a proxy for her ousted brother.Report indicate that, both siblings remain popular among Thailand's rural poor, but are opposed by an urban and middle-class elite.She is unlikely to serve any of her sentence because she is out of the country.BBC report said, "The trial ran over two years, with a ruling initially scheduled for late August. When Ms Yingluck surprisingly failed to show up in court, the verdict was postponed and an arrest warrant was issued for her".

Former Thai Prime Minister is guilty of criminal negligence

Local media reports that, Ex-Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced in absentia to five years in prison.However, the country Supreme Court convicted her of mishandling a rice subsidy scheme which allegedly cost Thailand at least $8bn.She was removed from office in 2014, weeks before a military coup, and later impeached. Ms Yingluck reacted to the reports by denies all charges and fled before the verdict.Report also revealed that, public opinion is divided. She remains popular with rural and poor voters.Supreme Court judges said, Ms Yingluck had been aware of the falsified rice deals but did nothing to stop it.Supreme Court said, "The accused knew that the government-to-government rice contract was unlawful but did not prevent it".It said, "Which is a manner of seeking unlawful gains. Therefore, the action of the accused is considered negligence of duty".During her trial, Ms Yingluck had argued she was not …

Cameroonian authorities have deported 100,000 asylum seekers back to Nigeria

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports indicate that, refugees fleeing the Islamist insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria and crossing into neighbouring Cameroon are now facing mass evictions.Human rights organisation reports that, Cameroonian authorities have deported some 100,000 asylum seekers.However, the reports also accuses Cameroonian soldiers of torturing and sexually exploiting the refugees.Human Rights Watch said that, while Cameroon had a right to regulate the presence of non-nationals in the country, it should do it in such a way that it does not lock out genuine refugees.According to BBC report, an estimated of about 100,000 of refugees have ended up in insecure camps or villages in Nigeria's Borno state, says HRW, where "conditions are dire, and women and girls face sexual exploitation".Meanwhile, the region has seen some of the intense clashes between Nigeria's armed forces and Boko Haram militants, which the human rights organisation estimates has displaced a…

US Cardi B made history as the only female rapper in the billboard chart

US country star, rapper Cardi B is making some waves across the Atlantic and has just landed at number one in the Bilboard chart's Hot 100.That's good news for her, but better and long overdue news for female rappers as she is apparently the first to top the chart as a solo artist in nearly 20 years.Report shows that, the track is Bodak Yellow and it follows Lauryn Hill's Doo Wop (That Thing) which hit the number one spot in 1998.Meanwhile, other rappers have been there but as featured artists or alongside featured artists as was the case with Lil' Kim who topped the chart in 2001 along with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk with Lady Marmalade or, more recently Iggy Azalea's Fancy, featuring Charli XCX, in 2014.

Kwame Kwei-Arma name director of Young Vic Theatre

According to BBC report, the award-winning director and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah has been announced as the new artistic director of the Young Vic theatre in London.However, the former Casualty star said, he was "beyond humbled, if not a little scared" to be appointed.Kwame Kwei-Arma said, "To walk into the Young Vic is to come face-to-face with everything I love about theatre".He will succeed David Lan, who is stepping down in 2018 after 18 years in the role.Kwei-Armah added: "To lead this magnificent theatre at this time in our nation's history, after such a visionary as David, excites me beyond words. I can't wait to get started".

Twitter is set to try longer character from 140 to 280 characters

As internet users is growing high, a social media site Twitter is trialling longer character limits to help users "easily express themselves".However, Twitter site currently limits tweets to 140 characters, but has doubled that to 280 characters for a small group of users.Twitter said in it blog post that, "The current character limit was "a major cause of frustration" for some users.The social media has been suffering from slowing growth and the shift could be one way for the firm to widen its appeal and attract new users.Aliza Rosen, a Twitter product manager  said, "Trying to cram your thoughts into a Tweet - we've all been there, and it's a pain".Aliza Rosen added that, the longer character limit was being tested in all languages bar Japanese, Chinese and Korean which she said, could convey more information in a single character."We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140…

Saudi Arabia issued a decree allowing women to drive in public

A report reaching us indicate that, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time.However, to the joy of activists, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving.Previously, in the Gulf Kingdom, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined.In the reactions to the reports, US President Donald Trump said, it was a "positive step" towards promoting women's rights."Praise for the move has been pouring in from inside the Saudi kingdom, as well as around the world".Meanwhile, the Gulf Kingdom activist and campaigner Sahar Nassif told news correspondence from Jeddah that, she was "very, very excited, jumping up and down and laughing".

Mauritius police arrested three journalists over controversial story

According to BBC report, Three journalists in Mauritius have been arrested for publishing a story that led to the resignation of the country's justice minister earlier this month.However, the journalists are the director of publications of the group La Sentinelle, which publishes the daily L'Express newspaper, Nad Sivaramen, and two of his colleagues, Axcel Chenney and Yasin Denmamode.They were allowed to return home today following two days of quesAccording to the reports, the police authority spokesperson, Inspector Shiva Coothen said, the three men would have to return for further questioning.But, the journalists were allowed to return home today following two days of questioning.The row followed the publication of a story by L'Express about an alleged money laundering scandal involving then Justice Minister Ravi Yerrigadoo, according to BBC report. Notwithstanding, Mr Yerrigadoo denied the accusations but resigned after being asked to do so by the prime minister.Severa…

Ugandan member of parliament agreed he urinate on public

Local media reports that, a Ugandan member of parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga, has admitted urinating in public outside the Finance Ministry.However, Mr Ibrahim made a statement during a television interview saying, "Yesterday, I was badly off. I wanted to urinate. I was urinating".Mr Abiriga also said, "I was badly off. Can I keep on keeping urine on me?"Notwithstanding, Mr Abiriga is one of the promoters of a move to remove the presidential age limit clause from the Ugandan constitution, which could allow President Museveni to stand for another term in office.

Yannick Bolasie has started training on grass

DR Congo and Everton footballer Yannick Bolasie has tweeted footage on himself training on grass for the first time since recovering from a serious injury.In the first month of this year, it was thought Bolasie could be out of action for a year after injuring his knee in a game.

Kenyan police authority crack on protesters at IEBC headquarters

KTN report that, Kenyan police have used batons and tear gas to break up a protest near the election commission headquarters in Nairobi.However, the protesters have been demanding the sacking and prosecution of senior officials there following the annulled presidential election last month, arguing that the officials favoured President Uhuru Kenyatta.Report also said, opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the commission, the IEBC, of being a puppet of Mr Kenyatta's governing Jubilee party and said he won't be a candidate in the re-run election unless officials are taken to court.According to BBC report, the IEBC chief, Ezra Chiloba, has rejected calls to resign and said he's committed to carrying out his responsibilities.Earlier today, several hundred Odinga supporters gathered outside the commission's offices waving placards and chanting, "Chiloba out".

Kenya electoral commission head refused to resign from his office

According to KTN report, the chief executive of Kenya's election commission, Ezra Chiloba, has said, he is not thinking of resigning, despite the heavy criticism his organisation has received from the opposition following the annulled presidential election.Report also revealed that, Kenya police authority have taken up positions outside the commission's headquarters, after the opposition said protesters would gather there to demand the removal of senior officials.However, Mr Ezra Chiloba said, "I have not thought about resigning, I have got responsibility before me and I have to discharge it".

British Airways has started an investigation over racist comments about Nigerian

News report reaching us indicate that, British Airways has started an investigation into a video showing a woman wearing the company's uniform making racist comments about Nigerian passengers.The reports revealed that, the woman wearing the uniform of an air hostess says she is about to fly to Nigeria. She says passengers would ask for more leg room because of the size of their genitals.She also imitates Nigerian passengers making demands for more food and drink.Meanwhile, the British press, the clip was circulated among BA cabin staff, who reported it to the company.

Violent erupted in Uganda parliament over firearm

Local media reports that, there have been chaotic scenes in the Ugandan parliament after an MP was accused of bringing a firearm into the chamber.However, the speaker of parliament ordered security to carry out a search of those present.Report also said, the violent broke out and some were seen throwing chairs.The MPs were supposed to be debating the removal of the presidential age limit clause in Uganda's constitution.The state minister for water, Ronald Kibuule, was reportedly accused by opposition members of being among those armed.In the reactions, Ronald Kibuule angrily denied the allegations.

INEC dumped Dino Melaye's recall documents at the entrance of his office

The Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dumped documents on the recall of Senator Dino Melaye (APC,Kogi) at the entrance of his office in the National Assembly.According to the reports, the documents whichever were  in four "Ghana Must Go" bags and one other were dumped around 11:00am this morning.But, INEC officials were seen in strategic locations in the Senate wing.

Angola set to swearing in a new president today

Report reaching us indicate that, Angola will swear in a new president later today, the first time there has been a change in leader for nearly four decades.However, João Lourenço, a former defence minister, will replace Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who stood down in August after 38 years in power.But, Mr Eduardo Dos Santos will retain control over the party with the right to choose the police chief and head of the army.Angola opposition say, his children, including Africa's richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, have been positioned to control the economy.Report also said, despite Angola's oil wealth, inequality remains striking. The new president and the old system will face a desire for real change.The MPLA has governed Angola since it gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

Nigeria police command ordered for the removal of roadblocks from highway

A country local media reports that, Nigeria's Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate removal of all roadblocks on the country's highways.However, the IGP has also instructed all officers involved in vehicle patrols to ensure that they wear uniforms, clear name tags and service numbers.According to the reports, a statement issued on Monday night, widely reported in the Nigerian press, said the directives were necessary to make it easy for business to be conducted freely as well as to safeguard the free passage of travellers and goods.Mr Ibrahim Idris said, no police department or unit should mount a roadblock without express permission of the Inspector General of Police.Reports say teams of the special X-Squad of the police force have been deployed around the country with instructions to arrest and investigate any police personnel violating this directive.BBC report said, the squads have also been ordered to be on the lookout for and remove …

Palestinian gunman shot and killed three Israelis

News report reaching us disclosed that, Israeli government said, three Israelis have been shot and killed by a Palestinian gunman at the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.Israeli police spokesperson said, the gunman was also shot and died later but has not yet been identified.However, police also said, the gunman had "arrived at the rear gate of Har Adar along with Palestinian labourers entering the settlement" before opening fire on Israeli police guards.Four people were seriously injured.According to BBC report, Israeli ambulance service said, the victims had sustained gunshot and stabbing wounds.

Chinese government has disrupted WhatsApp messaging service

Local media reports that, WhatsApp messaging service has been disrupted in China as the government steps up security ahead of a Communist Party meeting next month.The reports revealed that, WhatsApp users have faced problems with the app for more than a week with services dropping in and out.But, sometimes, it has been completely blocked and only accessible via virtual private networks which circumvent China's internet firewall.WhatsApp is Facebook's only product allowed to operate in mainland China.Facebook's main social media service and its Instagram image sharing app are not available on the mainland.The reports shows that, users in China could not send video messages or photographs to people outside China.It also prevents Facebook from knowing what is said in any text, voice and video conversation being communicated on WhatsApp.

Washington deny North Korea allegations of declaring war on it country

Report reaching us indicate that, US has dismissed a statement by North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on the country, calling the idea "ridiculous".However, US also warned North Korea to stop provocations after it said it had the right to shoot down US bombers.According to the reports, a UN spokesman said, fiery talk could lead to fatal misunderstandings.Meanwhile, South Korea has called for a level-headed response, warning that accidental clashes in the region could quickly spiral out of control.North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters on Monday that "the whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country".Speaking as he left New York after the UN General Assembly, he said, his country had the right to shoot down US warplanes even if they were not in North Korea's airspace.

US declared war on our country - North Korea

Local media reports that, North Korea's foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country.However, Ri Yong-ho told reporters in New York that North Korea reserved the right to shoot down US bombers.He said, this applied even when they were not in North Korean airspace, the minister added. The world "should clearly remember" it was the US that first declared war.The two sides have been engaged in an increasingly angry war of words.Report also said, despite weeks of tension, experts have played down the risk of direct conflict between the two.

An Egyptian heaviest person is dead, age 37-years

Report reaching us disclosed that, the Egyptian woman once believed to be the world's heaviest has died in the United Arab Emirates.According to hospital report, the 37-year-old had heart disease and kidney dysfunction.Report said, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty had travelled to India earlier this year for bariatric weight loss surgery.However, the local media reported that, she had lost more than 300kg (660lb) of her 500kg but had died from complications from other health conditions.The hospital official said, "Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family".BBC report said, Ms Eman Abd El Aty had been in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi since May after being transferred following specialist surgery in Mumbai, India.The management of Abuja News Bloc said, their heart are with Eman Abd El Aty and pray for her family over the untimely death of their daughter.

Nigeria government set a date for the trial of Boko Haram suspects

News report reaching us confirmed that, an estimated of about 1,600 Boko Haram suspects will be put on trial next month, the Nigerian government said on Sunday.The Nigeria Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami said four judges had been appointed to handle the cases, which concern detainees held at a military facility in Kainji in Niger state.According to BBC report, the trials are due to begin on 9 October.AFP reports that, thousands of Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency staged a demonstration in the city of Maiduguri in protest at food and water shortages and poor conditions in the Dalori refugee camp.Many of the protesters demanded that they be allowed to return to their various home.

Maritime dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast has been settled in favour of Ghana

Report reaching us indicate that, a decade-long maritime dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast over control of an offshore region, which is rich in oil, has been settled in favour of Ghana.However, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has drawn an ocean boundary that gives Ghana most of the disputed territory.Tullow Oil first pumped crude from Ghana's Jubilee Oil Field in 2010.Meanwhile, George Cazenove from Tullow Oil told reporters that the ruling gives the company a green light to develop the TEN project.

Pastor Evan Mawarire charged to court after he has been re-arrested by Zimbabwe authority

Local media reports that, Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire is due to appear in court later, after being re-arrested on Sunday during a church service.However, Mr Evan Mawarire recently published several posts on social media in which he again accused the government of President Robert Mugabe of wrecking the economy.The pastor's lawyer, Harrison Nkomo, said he had been charged with subversion.According to BBC report, pastor Mawarire rose to prominence last year when he posted a video on Facebook of himself wrapped in a Zimbabwean flag complaining about the state of the nation.The reports revealed that, Mr Mawarire was already facing charges of subversion in relation to the protests last year and had been due to appear in court in Monday in that case.Mr Nkomo told reporters: "We really don't know how the case will proceed".

Abuja weather today

Abuja weather today is 20°/27°Humidity is 94%Sunshine in the morning Cloudy and rain later

A Sudan immigrant has been arrested over Tennessee church shooting

Nashville Police said the suspected attacker at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ was Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, who was originally from Sudan.Local media reports that, a masked gunman who entered a church near Nashville, Tennessee, was stopped mid-attack after killing one person and wounding several others.However, the suspect shot himself during a struggle with an usher from the church in Antioch, but survived his wound.According to BBC report, "The usher, who was struck in the face by the gun, fetched his own gun from his car and guarded the gunman until police arrived".Report also said, the attack happened as services were ending.Police said the usher acted in an "extraordinarily brave" way.One woman, named as 39-year-old Melanie Smith of Smyrna, was found dead in the car park near the suspect's car.Meanwhile, the shooter will be charged with murder and attempted murder.

Germany Chancellor has been re-elected for the fourth term

News report reaching us from Germany shows that, the Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections.The reports revealed that, her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament.But, its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, says it will go into opposition after historic losses.The nationalist AfD has won its first seats and is set to be the third party, a result that sparked some protests.According to BBC report, dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the right-wing, anti-Islam party's headquarters in Berlin, some with placards saying "Refugees are welcome".

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal win double partners for the first time

Sports report indicate that, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played as doubles partners for the first time on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague.Meanwhile, the Swiss Federer and Spaniard Nadal, who have won a combined 35 Grand Slam titles, are part of a Europe side playing a World team over three days.They beat Americans Sam Querrey and Jack Sock 6-4 1-6 10-5 to give Team Europe a 9-3 lead.Roger Federer said, "We will always be rivals as long as we are active. And after this we will be rivals again". "But this was something very special. Knowing you can trust him in the big moments, seeing his decision-making, seeing his thought process, it was very interesting".On the other hand, Rafael Nadal called the experience "unforgettable". "To have the possibility to have Roger next to me is a huge privilege something I wanted to make happen at some point and today I made it happen".

US tighting it's travelling ban to some countries including North Korea

News report reaching us indicate that, United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.However, the White House said, the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments.According to BBC report, the criteria for the new ban list is now based on vetting procedures and co-operation, and the restrictions have now been "tailored" on a country-by-country basis.The White House said North Korea did not co-operate with the US government "in any respect" and failed all requirements - and so all travel to the US by its citizens has been banned.Chad, while an important counter-terrorism partner, did not share terrorism-related and other public information the US required - business and tourist visas for its nationals are suspended.Venezuelan government officials and their immediate family members" have been banned - its government was recently been hit with economic sanctions by the…

Harry Kane score a brace at West Ham United

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur held off a West Ham United comeback to win 3-2 and maintain their perfect away record in the Premier League this season. Kane headed in after Dele Alli's pinpoint cross and the striker slotted in after Alli's shot was saved as Spurs went 2-0 up with two goals late in the first half. Moments after Kane's free-kick cannoned off the post, Christian Eriksen slotted in to put the visitors 3-0 up on the hour mark. Chicharito pulled one back from close range before Serge Aurier was sent off for a second bookable offence and Cheikhou Kouyate's thumping header set up a tense finish. But Spurs held on to their advantage to move up to third place before the 3pm matches, having won their last five away trips in the league.

Vacancy: Technical Project Supervisor, Capital Projects needed by MainOne

MainOne's success is built on having talented and highly proficient people within their respective fields as the driving force behind our business. A job in MainOne is different from any other you have had. With joining MainOne you'll be challenged, inspired and proud as you become a part of something big.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Technical Project Supervisor, Capital ProjectsLocation: Lagos
Department: Technical
Reporting Line: Snr. Manager, Capital ProjectResponsibilities    The Technical Projects Supervisor, Capital Projects will be responsible for the project management of assigned technical capital projects, ensuring that they meet the quality standards set, are delivered on time, within budget and allocated resources.
    The Technical Project Supervisor will also manage the vendors and partners involved in the capital projects, and ensure all projects are executed to meet the business objectives and strategic intent of Main One.Other Respons…