Wednesday 30 August 2017

At least 41 million people affected in floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, UN says

More than 40 million people have been affected by devastating floods and landslides in South Asia, UN humanitarian agencies have said. Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 1,200 people and left millions fleeing their homes in India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the last fortnight.

Germany’s Allianz takes over Nigerian insurer

Germany’s Allianz plans to pay $35 million for 98 percent stake in Nigerian insurer Ensure Insurance in a push for growth in Africa, where many people are uninsured.

Foreign insurers are banking on growing premiums as the continent develops its infrastructure and a consumer class demands protection from risk.

Nollywood in the eyes of a critic

By Zizi Onianwah

Have you ever gone to see a Nigerian film in the  cinema based on a film critic's opinion or based on what  someone recommended to you and wanted to demand two hours of your life back or ask for a refund? Well it has happened to me.

ASUU Strike: FEC appoints Osinbajo as “Chief Negotiator’’

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has assigned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to henceforth chair the concluding part of the ongoing negotiation between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU, an umbrella association of lecturers in the nation’s universities, is demanding the full implementation of the 2009 agreements reached with the federal government bordering on improvement in welfare and payment of backlog of salaries and entitlements, among other issues.

Police arrest human pepper soup dealer in Rivers State

A suspected cannibal and member of a kidnap gang, Roland Peter, has been arrested by the police in Rivers State for killing, beheading and using liver and intestines of his victim to prepare pepper soup.

The suspect was said to be among the kidnappers that abducted, killed and beheaded one Pastor Samuel Okpara from Edoha in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state on August 15, 2017.

Hushpuppi replies Deji Adeyanju

Hushpuppi has replied Deji Adeyanju, a member of the People’s Democractic Party, who called for his arrest during a protest for the extradition of Diezani in front of the headquarters of EFCC yesterday.

Why Buhari Hiding His 'BIG JOKER' From Cabals, Osinbajo As Ministers Panic

President Muhammadu has decided to keep his personal decision on the Cabinet Shake up expected to be done soon as the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the President's allies, who are popularly known as cabals holding different views, News Punch has learned reliably

Osinbajo, according to This Day has suggested cabinet reshuffle but the President allies want the sack of all the cabinet members to pave way for new members loyal to the President.

Katy Perry sued by stagehand who lost a toe during her tour

Katy Perry has been hit with a lawsuit by a stagehand who claims she lost one of her toes while working on her 2014 Prismatic World Tour.

Chef, 25, shoots dead colleague who introduced him to cigarettes after being diagnosed with throat cancer

A CHEF diagnosed with throat cancer reportedly shot dead the colleague who first  introduced him to smoking.

Mustakeem Ahmad is said to have flipped and gunned down  his co-worker after his doctor told him the disease had been caused by his habit

Evans pleads guilty to kidnapping

Evans was arraigned before justice Oshodi on a two count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.

Having listened to the two count charges against him, Evans admitted before the court that he committed both offences he was accused of.

Nigeria urges safety for UN peacekeepers

Nigeria has stressed the need to ensure that all UN peacekeepers deployed to troubled spots globally were safe in the course of discharging their duties.

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, stated this at the Security Council ‘Open Debate on the UN Peacekeeping Operations: their potential contributions to the overarching goal of sustaining peace’.

Mum, 41, shoots dead her six-year-old twin daughters before killing herself leaving husband to find horror scene in family home

They were discovered on Monday afternoon inside a bathroom of the family's in southwest suburban Joliet by the woman's husband and girls' father, Chicago Tribune reported.

While autopsies are yet to confirm the cause of death, police said it appeared all three died of gunshot wounds.

Western social media firms under fire as Iranians hint at dialogue over censorship

Several social media companies in the West have been criticised for a perceived lack of transparency in alleged talks with the Iranian authorities on censoring content to the approval of the country’s strict religious authorities.

Instagram, currently available in the country – as well as Twitterand YouTube, which are blocked but widely visited by Iranians using proxy servers – have all been reported by local media in recent weeks as as co-operating with the authorities to aid them in blocking or censoring “immoral” content.

Here's Why US Is Selling Arms To Nigeria Govt

The U.S. Government for the first time has agreed in principle to sell arms to help in the fight against insurgency in the country.

EFCC should arrest Hushpuppi, he is just a 419 – Deji Adeyanju says

An activist, Deji Adeyanju has called on officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest Malaysian-based Nigerian Big Boy, Hushpuppi, over his lugubrious spending and lavish lifestyle.

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