President Bola Tinubu’s government has slammed the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi, over his statement on the outcome of the Supreme Court verdict on petitions challenging the outcome of the Febuary 25 election. Peter Obi, during his World Press Conference today (Monday), said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) displayed incompetence … Continue reading Presidency mocks Peter Obi over ‘Supreme Court’ comment
A man has been found guilty of attempting to murder two elderly worshippers by setting them alight after they left mosques in London and Birmingham. Mohammed Abbkr, 29, prayed with the congregation before waiting for victims Hashi Odowa, 82, and Mohammed Rayaz, 70, outside. He followed both men before spraying them with petrol from a … Continue reading ATTEMPTED MURDER: UK court jails man for burning mosques in Birmingham, London
One of the legs of Nollywood actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, has been amputated. Recall that the actor who was critically ill had called for financial support from Nigerians. However, a statement issued by his family on Monday said that the actor underwent seven successful surgeries, and one of his legs had to be amputated to … Continue reading Popular actor “Mr Ibu” loses leg after seven surgeries
The Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi has hinted at contesting the 2027 presidential election. Obi made the remark while applauding the Nigerian youths for their support during the 2023 presidential election. He spoke at a world press conference in Abuja, where he criticized the Supreme Court for affirming President Bola Tinubu’s election. Obi … Continue reading 2027 Presidential Elections: Will Peter Obi contest after ‘Supreme disappointment?’
The death toll in the ongoing gang war in Benue State has risen to 25, as three more persons were reportedly killed in the Ayati community of Ukum Local Government Area. The conflict began over the weekend, with at least 22 fatalities reported in Chito and Tyo Akosu communities of Ukum LGA. The violence erupted … Continue reading At least 25 dead in Benue gang war
America's chief diplomat is engaged on a frantic bout of shuttle diplomacy across the Middle East with currently little to show for it. Antony Blinken has taken in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Amman, Baghdad and Ankara, but diplomatically speaking seems still to be on the road to nowhere. He has three tasks in hand - none of … Continue reading Is Antony Blinken’s Middle East tour a disappointment?
Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan is now speaking. He first addresses recent claims from the Israel Defence Forces spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, who said Hamas was stockpiling weapons under the Sheikh Hamad Hospital in Gaza (see 7.15am post). He denies this, saying holes Israel claimed were underground tunnel entrances were not being used by Hamas. … Continue reading GAZA HOLOCAUST: Hamas calls on UN to inspect hospitals
Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan now turns to the wider international crisis. "We are warning all parties, if they want to do something to our people... our great Palestinian people will not accept it," he says. The US has "dirty plans", he says, before adding the people of Gaza will not keep silent if Washington continues … Continue reading Victory over Israel started 7 October – Hamas
One of the stated missions of the Israeli airforce in the four weeks since the war broke out has been destroying Hamas infrastructure in Gaza through aerial bombardment. A key target has been Hamas's vast network of underground tunnels, which enable it to smuggle and stockpile weapons. But Israeli ground forces are likely to be … Continue reading EXPOSED: Hamas’s vast network of underground tunnels
Three Palestinians were killed after Israeli forces shot at their car in the West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry has said. Another was wounded in the incident in the city of Tulkarm, according to the ministry. Violence in the West Bank has intensified since Hamas's attack on Israel on 7 October. At least 132 Palestinians, … Continue reading Israeli army kill 3 in West Bank – Palestinian ministry
Iran's president will travel to Saudi Arabia next Sunday, according to reports. Ebrahim Raisi will take part in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit, Iranian website Etemad reported. The OIC is an organisation with 57 member states that refers to itself as the "collective voice of the Muslim world". Over the past year, Iran and … Continue reading Why Iranian president is visiting Saudi Arabia
As has been the case for several weeks, events have been unfolding quickly today in Gaza and Israel. IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari said the military reached a "significant stage" in its war against Hamas, while the heads of several major UN bodies called for a humanitarian ceasefire. If you're just joining us or need a … Continue reading Global News Update: What has happened so far today?
Israel has "tightened the noose" around Gaza City, according to our security and military analyst Sean Bell. But once they push into its urban environment, the IDF will face "its most difficult phase", he said. He said he expects an infantry-led operation to take place in the city within 24 to 48 hours, assisted by drone … Continue reading Expectations as IDF takes over Gaza City
Gaza is becoming a "graveyard for children", the head of the UN has said. Hospitals, refugee camps and UN facilities have been hit, secretary-general Antonio Guterres said. No one was safe in Gaza, he said, calling for the protection of civilians to be "paramount" in the conflict. "Ground operations by the Israel Defence Forces and … Continue reading Gaza has become a graveyard for children – UN Chief
Houthis launch 'drone attacks against sensitive Israeli targets' Yemen's Houthis group has launched a batch of drones into Israel, according to a statement from their armed forces broadcast by TV channel Al Masirah. The targets of the drones were "varied and sensitive", it said. This is not their first attack, having said they fired drones and … Continue reading Israel-Hamas War: What is Israel’s next move?