Fear of World War Three as May dances ping pong

With verbal missiles flying across oceans and diplomatic channels, World War three seems to be around the corner as world leaders get butterflies in their stomach over the death of former Russian spy. This time, it is no longer North Korea, but Syrian Assad seem to be currently caught in the cross fire. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called emergency meeting of the British Cabinet over Syrian chemical attack, claiming that “all indications” point to Assad regime. Indications are that she has already ordered submarines to move closer…

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Buhari jets out again

After a long lull, president Buhari is poised to jet out again to London, according to sources. He is expected to attend the commonwealth heads of government in London, but is also expected to use the opportunity for his vacation. Recently, he has been showing signs of fatigue in his activities. In mosques, he s observed to sit on a chair instead of the traditional mats, with security agencies standing around in dark suits within the mosque. Even when he came to Lagos for Bola Tinubu Birthday, he perfunctorily commissioned…

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Wabantu, South African Pantless Dancer Deported By Zambian Government

Zambian authorities have deported controversial South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu after authorities vowed she would not be allowed to perform because she dances without underwear, the dancer’s promoter said. She had been billed to perform at an album launch later on Saturday evening, but was sent back when she landed in the morning at the Kenneth Kaunda international airport. “I can confirm that Zodwa has been deported back to South Africa by the immigration department,” her promoter Lucky Munakampe told AFP, adding no reasons were given for her deportation. Immigration…

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Merkel Takes Oath Of Office For The Fourth Term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday took the oath of office in parliament, launching her fourth-term government in Europe’s biggest economy. Lawmakers in Berlin’s glass-domed Reichstag had elected her with a margin of 364-315 with nine abstentions. Merkel was then formally appointed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier before taking the oath of office in the lower house. Merkel was born in Hamburg in then West Germany and moved to East Germany as an infant when her father, a Lutheran clergyman, received a pastorate in Perleberg. She obtained a doctorate in quantum…

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Plane Catches Fire While Landing, Leaving Scores Dead

At least 40 people were killed and 23 injured when a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed near Kathmandu airport Monday, an official said. “Thirty-one people died at the spot and nine died at two hospitals in Kathmandu,” police spokesman Manoj Neupane told AFP, adding another 23 were injured. There were 67 passengers and four crew on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane from Dhaka. The plane crashed after catching fire while trying to land. Witnesses described seeing the plane flying at a low height before crashing onto a football pitch at Nepal’s…

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Nigeria Sues Alabama University

The Nigerian government has dragged a university in the United States, the Alabama State University, to court for allegedly mishandling the scholarship meant for students’ rent, books and food. According to a BBC report, Nigeria also accuses the university of charging them for accommodation they did not use and lessons they did not take. But the university has denied the allegation, telling local media it had “adhered to and complied with every instruction and direction given to the university by the Nigerian government regarding that agreement.” It admitted that the…

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India School Bars Student From Wearing Shoe Into Exam Hall

Bihar, a state in eastern India has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to the centres wearing shoes and socks will have to remove them outside the hall,” head of Bihar School Examination Board Anand Kishor told the media. “The board has taken this decision to prevent cheating,” he added. A senior official said 1.7 million students are appearing…

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Gambia Accepted Back Into Commonwealth

The Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth on Thursday, welcomed back into the fold after its sudden pullout in 2013 and following the democratic election last year of President Adama Barrow. Former president Yahya Jammeh dramatically withdrew the impoverished west African nation in October 2013, branding the group an “extension of colonialism”. New President Adama Barrow began the readmission process in February last year, two months after topping an election after which Jammeh initially refused to give up his 22-year rule, triggering a crisis. Accused of flagrant rights abuses, Jammeh…

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