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Vatican recognises French monks killed in Algeria as martyrs

The Vatican on Saturday declared seven French Trappist monks beheaded by Islamists in Algeria in 1996 as martyrs, paving the way for their beatification - the first step towards sainthood.

‘Everyone’ knew about Harvey Weinstein harassment – Lea Seydoux

French actress Lea Seydoux Wednesday became the latest in a string of female Hollywood stars speaking out to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

French film legend Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

French actress Jeanne Moreau, who lit up the screen in “Jules et Jim” and starred in some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 20th century, has died aged 89, her agent said Monday.


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Governor Obaseki urges federal government on Leah Sharibu’s rescue, lauds release of 104 schoolgirls

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged the Federal Government to intensify effort in the rescue of Leah Sharibu, who is still being held by Boko Haram insurgents.

Aisha Wakil: Leah Sharibu will be released soon

The founder of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, Mrs. Aisha Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram, has assured that Leah Sharibu will soon be released.

Court restrains Lagos government from enforcing 5% hotel tax law

The Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained the Lagos State Government from enforcing the provisions of its new Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant (Fiscalisation) Regulations 2017.

Bill Gates’ comments vindicate Nigerians’ resolve to kick out President Buhari – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says the verdict by Bill Gates that President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic policies are anti-people has justified the resolution by Nigerians to kick out the “dysfunctional” All Progressives Congress and its Federal Government come 2019.

PDP threatens legal action against Kano government over rally

The Peoples Democratic Party in Kano State has threatened to take legal action against the state government for allegedly using the police to stop its planned rally in Gaya scheduled for Saturday (today).

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Suspected herdsmen kill two, destroy houses in Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Thursday killed two people at Tse Semaka, Umenger in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State and burnt down some houses.

China taking anti-corruption battle to public sector

China has resolved to take its harsh corruption policing tactics to the public sector in President Xi Jinping’s renewed crackdown.

Welder defiles physically challenged girl, lands in court

The police on Friday charged a welder, Folorunsho Galadinma, 22, before an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 12 year-old physically challenged daughter.

Troops kill four militiamen, arrest 18 herdsmen in Benue

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested 18 herdsmen in the Kwata Sule, Mbayer, Yandev and Kaambee areas of Benue State, who were caught grazing their cows on farmlands, an act which is against the state’s anti-open grazing law.

World Cup: Iceland to face Ghana in friendly

Iceland, who are in the same Russia 2018 World Cup with Nigeria, will face the Black Stars of Ghana in a tune-up game on June 7 at the Laugardalsvellir Stadium, Reykjavik.