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    These FUTO students went to Croatia for table tennis — and landed in refugee camp

These FUTO students went to Croatia for table tennis — and landed in refugee camp

Two students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), who attended an international table tennis competition in Croatia, have ended up in a Bosnian refugee camp.Abia Uchenna and Eboh Chinedu, the students, arrived in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on November 12, for the fifth world inter-university championships held in the country.According to UK Guardian, the Nigerian students had participated [...]

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    Panic in US over fake news of ‘kidnappers in white vans’ on Facebook

Panic in US over fake news of ‘kidnappers in white vans’ on Facebook

Unverified Facebook posts about kidnappers in white vans have sparked panic across major US states.According to CNN, some Facebook users made a series of posts about men driving white vans to kidnap women across the US.Some of the posts, which have gone viral, said the kidnappers sell the body parts of their victims or traffic them for sex.Reacting to the [...]

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    South African police officer jailed 30 years for killing Nigerian

South African police officer jailed 30 years for killing Nigerian

Austin Luciano Reynold, a South African police constable who was found guilty of the murder of Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.The court sentenced Reynold on Monday, three days after he was pronounced guilty of all four charges preferred against him — one charge of murder and three charges of robbery.Twenty-four-year-old Reynold was accused of [...]

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    Nigerian family pleading ‘genital mutilation’ to escape deportation from Canada

Nigerian family pleading ‘genital mutilation’ to escape deportation from Canada

A Nigerian family is currently facing deportation after being denied refugee status by the Canadian government.According to CBC, the family of five was denied refugee status on Thursday and was told to leave the country by 3 pm on Friday.Rasheedat Bakare, her husband, Afeez, son, Faaiq and daughter, Faiqah reportedly fled Nigeria and arrived in Canada in 2017. The family's [...]

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    Boris Johnson says Britain will leave EU by Jan 31

Boris Johnson says Britain will leave EU by Jan 31

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain would leave the EU by January 31 at the latest if his Conservative Party wins a majority in the election in two weeks time.“If we can get a working majority then we will come on Jan. 31 at the absolute latest,” Johnson said.He also repeated his message that he saw no reason why [...]

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    South African police officer found guilty of killing Nigerian

South African police officer found guilty of killing Nigerian

Austin Luciano Reynold, a South African police constable, has been found guilty of the murder of Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian.Okoli was killed in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, in 2018.He was reportedly shot at close range during an unauthorised raid by the 24-year-old Reynold on the community where he resides.He was said to have been handcuffed, robbed by the police officer [...]

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    Boris Johnson under fire over ‘Nigerian interest in money’ comment

Boris Johnson under fire over ‘Nigerian interest in money’ comment

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom, is facing a backlash over a 20-year-old column where he said young people had "an almost Nigerian interest in money".According to The Guardian UK, the column was written when he was a writer and editor of The Spectator.The statement ''Nigerian interest in money'' implied Nigerians love money or are greedy.The prime minister [...]

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    Britain is in a mess, says Tony Blair on Brexit

Britain is in a mess, says Tony Blair on Brexit

Tony Blair, former British prime minister says Britain is in a mess, accusing Labour and Conservative Parties of "peddling fantasies".Britain is holding an election three years ahead of schedule because parliament was deadlocked over Brexit, unable to agree on how or even whether to leave the European Union.Commenting on this, Blair said neither his own Labour Party nor Prime Minister Boris [...]

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    ‘Wikileaks founder needs urgent medical treatment’ — 60 doctors write British govt

‘Wikileaks founder needs urgent medical treatment’ — 60 doctors write British govt

More than 60 doctors have demanded urgent medical treatment for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.The 48-year-old, who is currently in jail in Britain, has to be rushed to hospital for treatment or he may die in detention, according to a letter sent to Priti Patel, British home secretary, on Monday.Both the physical and mental condition of Assange must be verified [...]

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    UK university lecturers begin eight-day strike over pay, pensions

UK university lecturers begin eight-day strike over pay, pensions

University lecturers and support staff in the United Kingdom are set to go on an eight-day strike to protest their pay, working conditions and pensions.According to the BBC, members of the University and College Union (UCU) are expected to commence the action on November 25 which would last till December 4.The UCU is embarking on the strike over disputes involving [...]

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