Uefa charges Ronaldo over celebration

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side’s 2-0 first-leg victory. Ronaldo made…

Bauchi governor heads to court over INEC’s decision to resume collation of result instead of conducting a fresh poll

The Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that he will go to court to challenge the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to resume the collation of the results of March 9 governorship polls in the state.   INEC had initially listed Bauchi among the six states where supplementary elections will…

Uganda’s ruling-party MPs back country’s aging leader for another term

Members of parliament from Uganda’s ruling party are backing President Yoweri Museveni’s attempt to win another term, according to a resolution adopted at their meeting late Sunday. A victory at the next election, in 2021, could extend the 74-year-old Museveni’s rule to 40 years, one of the longest reigns in Africa. A key committee of…

New Zealand Pledges Gun Control

New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre in which fifty people were killed after a gunman opened fire on worshipers at two mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today said her coalition was unified on the need to reduce the availability of the kind of weapons used by twenty-eight-year-old…

Pharmacists request for tax exemptions in Kwara

Industrial pharmacists in Kwara State have asked the incoming government to provide a tax concession and exemptions to pharmaceutical companies in the state towards creating a more enabling environment for increased productivity in the sector. Speaking at the fifth-anniversary program of the National Association of Industrial Pharmacists (NAIP) in Ilorin at the weekend, the state…

Volkswagen and former boss face US lawsuit over Dieselgate

The US is suing Volkswagen, accusing the German carmaker of “massive fraud” over the diesel emissions scandal. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) claims the firm misled investors by issuing billions of dollars worth of bonds and securities, without disclosing that it had cheated emissions tests. Volkswagen’s former chief executive Martin Winterkorn is also being…

Nigeria’s inflation rate slumps to eleven-point-three-one per cent in February

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS says the Consumer Price Index which measured inflation decreased to elven-point-three-one per cent (year-on-year) in February from elven-point-three-seven per cent recorded in January.   The NBS made this known in its “CPI and Inflation Report’’ for February released in Abuja on Friday on its website. The bureau said the…

Algeria ruling party turns its back on Bouteflika, says he is “history now”

Algeria’s ruling FLN party showed more signs of turning its back on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday, with one senior party figure saying in an interview overnight that the long-serving leader was “history now”.   Former spokesman, Hocine Kheldoun, became one of the most senior FLN officials to break with Bouteflika publicly, saying the party…

Over 3,000 Persons Reportedly Displaced Following Kajuru Attacks

Over 3,000 persons have been reportedly displaced following the recent attacks in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. This was disclosed during a meeting on Friday by stakeholders in the area which included former council chairmen, religious leaders, tribal associations, youth groups, security agencies and traditional rulers. The stakeholders also stated that the…