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PARIS CHAOS: ‘Screams and foul smell’ from Stalingrad migrant camp are ‘a nightmare’

THOUSANDS of displaced migrants have gone from the Jungle shanty town in Calais to arrive in one of Paris’s many squatter settlements, causing chaos for residents. Héloïse Mary, a charity worker, said the glamorous capital was now overflowing with refugees and more than 1,000 migrants had landed in the capital in less than two days. Many are now sleeping underneath ... Read More »

Hacker jailed in US for stealing nude celebrity photos

Hacker Ryan Collins has been jailed for 18 months for stealing nude photos and videos of celebrities. The 36-year old hacker pleaded guilty last May to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer. His final sentence on Thursday included illegally accessing hundreds of Apple and Google accounts belonging to high-profile celebrities. The case against Collins stems from a federal investigation ... Read More »

Baby born with four legs in Mozambique – Report

Doctors are assessing a baby born with four legs in western Mozambique to see if the child can be operated upon, a report says. The baby, whose sex was not given, has just been born in Manica Province, according to the Magazine Independente. “The mother had a normal birth and was not suspicious of anything during the gestation period,” said ... Read More »

South Africa’s petrol price to rise by 3.6% next week

The retail price of petrol in South Africa will rise by 3.6 per cent from Nov. 2, while the price of wholesale diesel will go up by 5.9 per cent, the energy department said on Friday. The price of 93 octane petrol will rise by 45 cents to 12.79 and 95 octane by 45 cents to 13.05 rand per litre ... Read More »

18-yr-old Nigerian striker Adebayo loaned out by Fulham

Through official channels, Slough Town have announced that they have struck a deal with Championship outfit Fulham over the signing of Elijah Adebayo. Under the terms of the agreement, the Nigerian striker will remain on loan at the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club for the next one month. The 18-year-old Adebayo has seven appearances to his name for the ... Read More »

MASSOB, IPOB agitations not for secession – Iwuanyanwu

Nigerian politician, statesman and renowned businessman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, on Thursday said the agitations of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were not for secession of Ndigbo from Nigeria. Iwuanyanwu, who spoke at the 2016 World Igbo Summit held at Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, said the agitations were for fairness ... Read More »

Oil remains key out of recession for Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that oil and gas resources still remain the most immediate and practical keys out of the nation’s economic crisis. President Buhari said this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while launching the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Roadmap tagged “The 7 Big Wins.” According to him, the petroleum industry remains critical to the Nigerian ... Read More »

Dasukigate: Ex-leaders, top monarchs, clerics among beneficiaries

There were indications on Thursday that former Nigerian leaders, traditional and religious leaders from across the country were listed as beneficiaries of the $2.1bn arms funds in the final report of the Presidential panel, which probed military contracts from 2007 to 2015. It was gathered that the report, which had been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari, recommended the retrieval of ... Read More »

Table Tennis: Egypt reclaims men’s title from Nigeria

Egypt has reclaimed the men’s team title by defeating the defending champion, Nigeria, 3-2 in the finals of the 2016 International Table Tennis Federation Africa Senior Championship holding in Morocco. In a statement on Thursday by the ITTF-Africa, the West African giant’s players gave the fans something to cheer throughout the match. The trio of Segun Toriola, Bode Abiodun and ... Read More »

Women’s group chides Aisha Buhari over BBC interview

The Adamawa League of Women Empowerment has said that Aisha Buhari’s recent BBC Hausa Service interview “breached the norms and values of a decent housewife of a serving president.” They also described it as “ill-timed and counter-productive,” saying it was critical of President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to governance. At a press briefing in Yola on Thursday, the women through their spokesperson, Ms. Maryam ... Read More »