Category: Africa

Morocco inaugurates Africa’s First High-Speed Train

Morocco has inaugurated Africa’s first high-speed train line, able to go as fast as 200 miles per hour. The train line was launched on Thursday, CNN reports, with the French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in attendance. The high-speed trains will travel from Tangier to Casablanca, cutting the journey time by more than half. The project, which has […]

EFCC arrests 24 Students, 12 Others for Alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun State. According to the anti-graft agency, the suspects are between 19 and 37 years, 23 of which are students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), one from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and twelve others are non-students. Nine of those arrested are […]

“My commitment is to fix this country” – Atiku

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said he is committed to fixing Nigeria. Punch reports that Atiku said this while meeting with Igbo leaders in Enugu. He said the economy of Nigeria isn’t in good shape, and he and his running mate Peter Obi will fix it. He said: My commitment is to fix this country. […]

“In terms of the size of our economy and debt, we are doing okay” – Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President of Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari, was not in a terribly bad debt situation as insinuated in some quarters. He made this known while responding to a variety of questions from Nigerians at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Monday. According to him, very […]

Teleology takes over ownership of 9Mobile

Telecommunications company 9mobile has completed it transfer of ownership and has been taken over by Teleology Holdings Limited. This was revealed in a statement released on Monday, The Cable reports. The takeover comes 16 months after Etisalat International exited the country, giving up control of the telecoms company. In the statement announcing the takeover, signed by Mohammed Edewor, Teleology said it “is pleased […]

Buhari’s Son-in-Law appointed head of Border Agency

Junaid Abdullahi, the son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been appointed the head of the Border Communities Development Agency. Premium Times reports that Abdullahi, who quietly assumed the role, resumed office October 18. The appointment, usually announced by the Presidency or the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, was left unannounced. A source of Premium […]

Accident involving Trailer & Commercial Bus leaves Traffic in Ojuelegba

An accident on Fadeyi Bridge between a trailer and a commercial bus has left a backlog of traffic in Ojuelegba. Social media users have shared photos and videos of the accident, featuring an overturned trailer and a danfo bus. It’s unclear if there are any casualties, and state agencies are currently on the scene for rescue […]

Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Freed 3 Years into 20-Year Jail Term

Simone Gbagbo Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s former first lady has been freed from prison after serving 3 years into her 20-year crimes against humanity charges. Her release comes after President Alassane Ouattara granted her and 800 other person amnesty in a bid to foster reconciliation. Gbagbo and husband, Laurent Gbagbo were arrested in 2011 for their role in 2011’s […]

“I’ve been laughing at their ignorance and wickedness” – Kenneth Okonkwo on Backlash following his Endorsement of Buhari

Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo has responded to criticism that came after comments he made endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term. Okonkwo, who recently announced his intention to run for the Enugu State governorship position under the All Progressives Congress, also berated the Peoples Democratic Party for doing nothing for the South-east region. He was speaking to a group of Nigerians […]

Pope accepts Resignation from US Cardinal in Child Sexual Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop of Washington. The Telegraph reports that McCarrick, one of America’s most prominent Catholic cardinals, is embroiled in a child abuse scandal. It was alleged that he sexually abused a 16-year-old almost 50 years ago. The Vatican on Saturday released a […]