- Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 08:37
This seems to be the era of collapsing of church buildings as barely three weeks, Nigeria has recorded three incidents.
Shortly after TB Joshua's church building collapsed, another building belonging to Christ Chosen Church of God collapsed in Edo state killing three people. The most recent is building belonging to Liberty Power Bible Church a.k.a Power Palace at Asoro Slope, off Ekenwan Road in Benin city, Edo state.
- Published on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:53
Details of how Abubakar Shekau, the impostor and leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group lost his left in a shootout with Nigerian troops in Konduga on Wednesday Sept. 17 emerged yesterday with military sources disclosing that he met his waterloo in an ambush reminiscent of the type the sect had been using to hack down Nigerian troops.
Vanguard gathered that when the first attack on Konduga whereby hundreds of insurgents were taken unawares and killed after over seven hours of fighting and several of their colleagues, arms and ammunition captured, the military commanders strategically urged his captured members to send a message to Shekau that they (insurgents) have routed the troops.
- Published on Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:16
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ruled out a verdict of murder in the ongoing trial.
“It follows that the accused’s erroneous belief that his life was in danger excludes dolus. The accused therefore cannot be found guilty of murder, dolus eventualis. That however is not the end of the matter, as culpable homicide is a competent verdict,” said Judge Masipa.
- Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 11:22
A second detachment of US forces set to battle the deadly Ebola virus have arrived in Liberia. They land as a weekend lockdown in Sierra Leone to confine the outbreak resulted in finding at least 200 people infected or dead.
- Published on Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:39
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – As the U.S. government and the United Nations both stepped up giving Wednesday to quell the Ebola epidemic sweeping through several West African countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will spend $50 million on the international effort seeking a vaccine and other therapies.
- Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 06:29
A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities.
The wide-ranging curfew ended at midnight on Sunday (GMT) and will not be extended, authorities said.
- Published on Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:26
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ruled out a verdict of premeditated murder, saying the prosecution failed to prove he killed his girlfriend deliberately after an argument.
But Judge Thokozile Masipa also rejected the defence's argument that the athlete lacked criminal capacity.
- Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 06:26
Kenya is marking a year since the attack on a Nairobi shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.
A memorial plaque with names of the victims was unveiled ahead of a candle-lit vigil being held later on Sunday.
- Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 07:53
A wealthy businessman – and husband of six – has died after allegedly being forced into a marathon sex session with his ‘jealous’ wives.
Uroko Onoja was having sex with the youngest of his spouses when the remaining five are reported to have set upon him with knives and sticks – and demanded that he have sex with each of them too.
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 06:07
Popular Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has said “God will get back” at people who are bent on destroying his reputation and his church.
According to him, the collapse of a building at his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) premises, which killed some 15 people last Friday, was part of a grand scheme to destroy him.
- Published on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:07
Thousands of new cases of Ebola are expected in the coming weeks as the disease spreads "exponentially" through Liberia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.
More than 2,000 people have been killed in West Africa by Ebola since the outbreak began this year, including 79 health workers.