Cattle grazing inside Aso Rock presidential villa used by president, vice – State house vet. Official

The cattle seen grazing inside the Aso Rock presidential villa last weekend are usually processed for the use of the president and vice president says state house vet. official, Haruna Tanko Mr. Tanko in reacting to a viral picture showing suspected herdsmen grazing their cattle within the vicinity of the seat of power said cattle…

EFCC fails to investigate infractions, court unfreezes 16 accounts belonging to Patience Jonathan

Justice Nyako withdraws order An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has set aside its order made on May 30, freezing 16 accounts belonging to wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Justice Binta Nyako withdrew the order on Tuesday on the grounds that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which secured the freezing order…

UK: Islamist terror suspects plot to bomb Theresa May, execute terror acts overseas

Two men face court charges over plots to kill Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, is accused of planning to bomb Downing Street security gates and then attack the PM with a knife. Police van with the accused men arriving at Westminster Magistrates’ Court A second man, Mohammed Aqib…

By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, US President Trump fulfills campaign promise [MUST READ]

Barbara Plett-Usher, state department correspondent for BBC, reports that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by President Trump amounts to fulfilling a campaign promise. There is no other obvious reason he is doing this now says Plett-Usher. Palestinian protesters burn pictures of US President Donald Trump at the manger square in Bethlehem on Tuesday…

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics, but their clean athletes can compete under a neutral flag

The ban follows an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games hosted by Russia in Sochi. Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee. But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under…

Russia hack: Germany’s Deutsche Bank rejects America’s order to release Trump’s financial records

US investigators reportedly demand information on dealings linked to US President Donald Trump as part of an investigation into alleged Russian influence in the US presidential election, according to Handelsblatt and Reuters. In June, Germany’s largest bank rejected requests for account records by Democrats in the US House of Representatives to provide details of the…

Russia blacklists VOA as foreign agents following US ban on its Washington correspondence [READ]

The Russian Justice Ministry on Tuesday blacklisted US government-funded Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as ‘foreign agents’ in retaliation for a similar move against Russia’s state-owned RT news network. VOA, RFE/RL and seven media outlets under them will possibly face a series of restrictions, including an entry ban to the Russian parliament….

Subpoena to summon ex-president Jonathan used by Metuh to cause delay in trial – Justice Abang

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja said on Monday that he had the power to set aside the subpoena inviting former President Goodluck Jonathan to testify on behalf of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, if it continued to constitute delay in the trial of…

Plastic waste dumped into the oceans are endangering marine life – UN environment summit

Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned.   Plastic on Ivory Coast beach. Plastic waste has a variety of detrimental effects on the environment [Image copyright: AFP] Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more quickly to halt…