Thursday 18 May 2017

Teenage Times Square victim named as Alyssa Elsman from Michigan

An 18-year-old girl was killed and her younger sister injured when the out-of-control, wrong way driver ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians on the sidewalk in the heart of Times Square Thursday, police officials said.
The New York Post reports that Michigan tourist Alyssa Elsman was visiting the Big Apple with her family, including her 13-year-year sister, when the speeding car, driven by Richard Rojas, 26, slammed into them and nearly two dozen others as he floored it up to West 45th Street just before noon (about 2am AEST).

Breaking: Three-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos!

A three-storey building under construction in Lagos has collapsed, trapping an unspecified number of people.

Rescuers are currently working to help the victims.

Label boss, Audu Maikori, slams N10 billion lawsuit against El-Rufai

The head of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori, has slammed a N10 billion lawsuit against Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, accusing him of violation of human rights.

The suit was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, by Mr. Maikori’s lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers.

U.S. Is Reportedly Denying Visas to Gay Men Being Persecuted In Chechnya

Reports of gay men being tortured and imprisoned in Chechnya have been appearing for months, with horrifying first person accounts of former prisoners who had fled the regime of ultra-conservative nightmare president, Ramzan Kadyrov. There are reportedly many more seeking asylum from persecution—but they won’t find it in the U.S.

Car hits pedestrians in New York's Times Square

At least 19 people have been injured and one is dead after a speeding car struck pedestrians in New York City's Times Square.

A witness told Reuters news agency they saw seven people being loaded onto stretchers, shoes scattered around the scene and one person covered in a bloodstained blanket.

An injured pedestrian told Reuters the driver's actions appeared to have been "intentional".

Nigerian Government Says Freed Girl Not One Of Chibok Abductees

Nigeria’s government on Thursday retracted its announcement that another Chibok girl was free, saying she was not one of the 219 whose kidnapping more than three years ago caused global outrage.

The presidency said on Wednesday evening that the teenager was picked up by the military after fleeing from Boko Haram jihadists.

Two Nigerian drug dealers arrested in India for trafficking heroin

The Punjab police has arrested two Nigerian nationals in Delhi, India for allegedly supplying & trafficking heroin in the state.

Identified as Austin And chukwudi Edeh, they were both arrested for and initially claimed they are business men who sell spare parts.

Two soldiers injured as female suicide bomber attacks military checkpoint

At least two soldiers were injured on Wednesday when a female suicide bomber attacked a military post located behind a camp for internally displaced persons in Konduga town of Borno State, police said.

The attack occurred at about 7.30 a.m. when the bomber crept on the unsuspecting soldiers.

Konduga is about 35 kilometres away from Maiduguri. It is among the few local government headquarters that have been repeatedly attacked but had never been seized by the Boko Haram.

Dogara Pledges Commitment To #NotTooYoungToRun Bill

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed the commitment of the House to lowering the age requirements for elective offices to afford Nigerian youths an opportunity to be in politics and leadership.

He stated this at the National Assembly while addressing the plenary session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, asserting that the Green Chamber is committed to passing the #NotTooYoungToRun bill into law.

Breaking: Another Nollywood Actress Is Dead!

The new mother, the veteran Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, is dead.

According to a source close to the family, the delectable Moji, died of cardiac arrest about an hour ago.

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