Kate Spade’s father dies on the eve of her funeral

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of fashion designer Kate Spade on thursday, just hours after her father's death was announced. A family statement said Earl Brosnahan Jr, 89, had been in failing health and was "heartbroken" after his...

World Cup Game:Uganda Police arrest 15 refugees after 4 killed in fight

Fight erupted in a refugee camp in Uganda during a World Cup soccer match and four people were killed, Police said on Friday. Police added that they arrested 15 refugees from South Sudan in connection...

‘Journalist Abiri’ arrested for pipeline vandalism, oil theft

Mr. Jones Abiri,  the  man said to have been arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, is not a journalist and does not belong to any chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists,...

Mauritania legislative election set for September 1

Mauritania’s government has confirmed legislative elections will be held on September 1 amid a row over a newly-created electoral commission, an official statement said Thursday. Mauritanians will choose members of parliament as well as regional...

Iceland will feel the heat in Volvograd- Nigeria coach Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that his side are looking to turn up the heat on Iceland in a sweltering Volgograd on Friday as they bid to keep their World Cup campaign alive. The Super...

World Bank approves $455 million loan for Tanzania power projects

The World Bank has approved a $455 million loan to Tanzania under its International Development Assistance (IDA) program to support financing of power projects in the East African nation. The financing from IDA, which gives grants...

Indonesia court sentences radical cleric to death over 2016 attack

An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman for inciting Islamic State-influenced militants to carry out terrorist attacks, including a deadly 2016 attack in the heart of Indonesia’s capital. Abdurrahman immediately...

U.S. concerned over Malian soldiers involvement in civilian deaths

The U.S. has expressed serious concern about the role of Malian military forces in the deaths of 25 people, as acknowledged by Defence Minister, Tiena Coulibaly. The U.S. Department of State, in a statement by...

Pope Francis reveals how Europe is exploiting Nigeria, other African countries

The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis has noted that European countries are exploiting Nigeria and other African nations, calling on Europe to invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including sharing mineral resources more...

NAF rescues three kidnap victims in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully rescued three kidnap victims who had been held captive for weeks through its 207 Quick Response Group (QRG) in Gusau, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara. NAF’s Director...

2018 World Cup as David Backham reveals two countries that’ll play in final

Former England captain, David Beckham has revealed two teams that will play the final of this year’s World cup in Russia. The former Real Madrid superstar tipped his country England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina...

Osinbajo returns to Ekiti, begs monarchs for not paying homage before Fayemi’s rally

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday begged Ekiti traditional rulers for not visiting them before he attended All Progressives Congress (APC) rally for governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Protocol demands that top government functionaries including...

2018 World Cup: Babayaro blasts Super Eagles for paying more attention to fashion

Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games hero, Emmanuel Babayaro, has slammed the massive attention given to Nigeria’s kits at the Fifa World Cup. The Super Eagles’ jerseys have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament,...

Russia vs Egypt: Salah declared fit for World Cup cracker

Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt’s crunch game against Russia on Tuesday. Egypt coach, Hector Cuper, is optimistic his star striker will play. But Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov believes the World Cup hosts have figured...