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  • Edo House removes speaker, deputy, others

    August 15, 2017 3:38 AM 20

    BENIN — POLITICAL tension heightened in Edo State, yesterday, as 19 members of the state House of Assembly removed the Speaker of the House, Mr Justin Okonoboh; his deputy, Mrs Elizabeth Atvie and Majority Leader, Folly Ogedengbe, over alleged abuse of office. The lawmakers accused the Speaker of illegal award of contracts and high handedness. The lawmakers

  • Two Canadians, pregnant newlywed student and volunteer, killed in Burkina Faso attack

    August 15, 2017 2:21 AM 14

    Tammy Jane Mackay Chen, 34, was one of two Canadians killed in the attack Sunday in Ouagadougou. The other victim has been identified as Bilel Diffalah, who had been volunteering as a hygiene and biosecurity adviser. One of the Canadian victims of a terror attack in the capital of Burkina Faso was a pregnant newlywed who was living in the country while

  • Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

    August 15, 2017 2:21 AM 17

    Paris, France | AFP | The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike. – August 13: Gunmen open fire at a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, killing at least 18 people, including eight or more foreigners

  • OPEC boss visits Buhari

    August 15, 2017 1:44 AM 16

    According to a statement by OPEC, Barkindo and Buhari reviewed current oil market conditions and the implementation of the OPEC-non-OPEC ‘Declaration of Cooperation’. The statement noted that Buhari expressed his satisfaction with the steady progress being made by all participating countries in the ‘Declaration of Cooperation’, and urged them to remain

  • Edgy Kenya awaits Odinga's next move

    August 15, 2017 12:24 AM 19

    When Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga (pictured)speaks to supporters Tuesday, his words have the power to ease or deepen the crisis triggered by his rejection of last week's election result. The 72-year-old insists he is the rightful winner of a "stolen" election that handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. But after days of sometimes

  • China, EU applaud President Kenyatta on re-election

    August 15, 2017 12:24 AM 18

    By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug15 – World leaders continue to send congratulatory messages to President Uhuru Kenyatta following his re-election, among them being Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a statement, Xi stated that he was ready to continue working with President Kenyatta to enhance relations between the two countries. “During your participation

  • Sultan Sokoto: Why Nigeria needs devolution of economy, not restructuring

    August 14, 2017 9:27 PM 13

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday advocated for devolution of Nigeria’s economy and not restructuring of the country. Abubakar, who gave the call at the Niger state investment summit in Minna, Abubakar said the nation was blessed with human and mineral resources, which needed to be tapped in order to achieve greatness. The monarch noted

  • Impeachment Of Edo Speaker A Mockery Of Democracy – PDP

    August 14, 2017 8:19 PM 21

    The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the impeachment saga in the state House of Assembly as a mockery of democracy and the legislative procedure. In an interview with Channels Television in Benin City the Edo State capital on Monday, Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Chris Nehikhare said the action of the lawmakers

  • Trump slams ‘evil’ racism, singles out ‘repugnant’ KKK, neo-Nazis

    August 14, 2017 6:23 PM 26

    US President Donald Trump, under pressure to explicitly condemn a weekend rally by white supremacists that ended in bloodshed, on Monday denounced racism and slammed the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as “repugnant.” Trump had taken heat from Democrats and Republicans alike for his response to Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A woman was killed

  • Updated: Adjoto emerges new Edo Speaker

    August 14, 2017 12:58 PM 19

    A lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo I State Constituency, Kabiru Adjoto, has been elected the new Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly. Adjoto would be the fourth Speaker to preside over the Assembly since 2015. Former Speaker, Victor Edoror, who was impeached in 2016 over alleged high-handedness, dictatorial tendencies and financial recklessness