Sunday, 20 August 2017
  • Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after more than 100 days in the United Kingdom, where he received treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

    The presidential jet that brought him touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, where he was received b...


  • World Athletics Championships: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes World Athletics Championships: How Nigeria trips up its own athletes
    Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month's World Athletics Championships - meaning Africa's most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight of the last nine tournaments. Some athletes, like Tosin Oke, feel the lack of medals reflects a lack of support from the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The triple jumper alleges discrimination and the holding back of training funds from the AFN. He also feels let down by the IAAF, after complaining to athletics' governing body…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:36
  • ‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone ‘All We See Is Dead Bodies’: Floods and Mudslides Ravage Sierra Leone
    Mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rain killed scores of people in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. CreditJane Hahn for The New York Times DAKAR, Senegal — Torrents of water rushed through the streets of the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown on Monday, causing mudslides that killed hundreds and trapped hundreds more in their homes and vehicles, officials said. As many as 200 people were killed after heavy rains overnight deluged the city’s poor drainage system and created one…
    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:29
  • “NHIS Being Revived” – President Akufo-Addo “NHIS Being Revived” – President Akufo-Addo
    The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the finances of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) are being sorted out in order to improve access to quality healthcare, as well as ensure that health workers are unencumbered and free to do their work. Reiterating his determination to solve the problem of unpaid bills to healthcare providers, President Akufo-Addo noted that the NHIS is at the core of the country’s health delivery system, and government has a duty to…
    Sunday, 13 August 2017 22:26


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  • Two Nigerians allegedly clear American couple’s $120,000 retirement fund Business and Economy Two Nigerians allegedly clear American couple’s $120,000 retirement fund
    Two Nigerian residents of the United States, Messrs Temilade Adekunle and Abdulrasheed Yusuf, have been arrested on suspicion of forgery, ID theft and communications fraud. Their victims are American couple, Steve and Andrea Voss. The money allegedly stolen from them was their retirement fund. According to Mrs. Andrea Voss, one of her lifelong goals was to see different parts of the country, including Hawaii. “That’s been my one dream,” she said. “I really want to go there.” Andrea and her husband, Steve Voss, are a year and a half into their retirement, local TV station, KSL, reports. Victims: Steve and Andrea Voss. Last week, they took a trip to Yellowstone, but when they got back on Friday, August 11, they noticed there was a serious issue with the money they’ve saved for retirement. “I was curious because the market was doing well this past week and I said, ‘What’s that at?’” Steve Voss said. “And I logged into my account and it’s a zero-dollar balance.” Added Andrea Voss, “He told me and I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding. This can’t happen to me. This happens to other people.’” Steve Voss says someone had used his personal details to…
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  • Man Utd stay top with Swansea rout, Stoke see off Arsenal, Liverpool win Sports Man Utd stay top with Swansea rout, Stoke see off Arsenal, Liverpool win
    Manchester United maintained their 100 percent start to the new season with a 4-0 win at Swansea to remain top of the Premier League. Eric Bailly opened the scoring and his United account on the stroke of half-time, nudging the ball over the line after Lukasz Fabianski had diverted it onto the underside of the crossbar from Paul Pogba's powerful header. Swansea City Manchester United 0 4 FT United then burst into life as the game entered the 80th minute, doubling their advantage when Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in Romelu Lukaku, who made it three goals in two Premier League appearances following his summer move from Everton. Mkhitaryan produced another fine assist moments later, racing down the right before slipping in Pogba, who flicked the ball over Fabianski, before substitute Anthony Martial then rounded off the scoring in the 84th minute with an excellent solo effort, doubling his tally for the season. Jese scored the lone goal of the game on his Stoke City debut to help the Potters hold off Arsenal at home. Jese Rodriguez scored on his debut as Stoke beat Arsenal 1-0 at the bet365 Stadium to claim their first Premier League points of the season. Stoke took…
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