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MADAM Martha Binabo, the wife of former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and the state’s former Acting Governor, Nestor Binabo, has been kidnapped by gunmen. Her kidnap at Agbura community,  outskirts of Yenagoa, the state capital, was the latest in the series of high profile kidnapping in...

FOLLOWING the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that the military should dismantle all road blocks in the country, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has warned top police officers in the country to brace up to the challenge of providing adequate security in the country as Nigerians will not take any excuse of lack of performance from them. He...

AN Ikeja High Court on Tuesday June 30, 2015 adjourned the N150 billion libel suit filed by former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, against African Independent Television to September 30. Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe adjourned the suit for further direction on the court processes served by counsel to both parties in the suit. Tinubu had instituted the suit against Daar Communications...

  Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari’s contract with Italian football club, AC Milan, has been ended by mutual consent. The 30-year-old joined the Rossoneri permanently in 2012 following a loan spell while he was at Inter Milan. Muntari had one more year left on his contract that he signed in 2014. “AC Milan and Sulley Muntari would like to announce they...

The murder of Lesotho’s former army chief, Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao, has caused an “explosive security situation” in the mountain kingdom, which the Southern African Development Community (SADC) described as a major threat to efforts to bring stability to the country. Mahao, an ally of former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, was shot dead on Thursday,...

Liberian Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyenswah, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, said that the body of the late 17-year-old man from a town near the main airport, tested positive for Ebola. This is the country’s first reported case since it was declared free of the disease. The minister also disclosed that officials had already started investigating how he contracted...

Nigeria’s election coordinating body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has named its National Commissioner, Ambassador Mohammad...

THIRTY-EIGHT bodies have been recovered from the crash site of an Indonesian military aircraft in the city of Medan, said Zulkifli, an official at the Indonesian Red Cross. At least 46 people have been killed in the military plane crash in the Indonesian city of Medan, shortly after takeoff, authorities said Tuesday. The C-130 Hercules aircraft went down with 12 people...

THE United States is deeply disappointed that the government of Burundi moved forward with parliamentary elections on Monday, 29, 2015 despite woefully inadequate conditions for them to be credible, disregarding the strong urging of the African Union, the UN Secretary General and many other voices calling for a delay. A statement issued by the U.S Department of State,...

SODAS and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday June 29, 2015 in the journal, Circulation. Billed as a first, the report analysed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks. Researchers estimated that around 133,000 people...