Spaniards want to rechristen Paul the octopus as Pablo

The Spanish team has fallen in love with Paul the octopus after it predicted that Spain will beat the Netherlands in the World Cup final. All of Paul’s predictions have been true in this World Cup, bestowing international fame on the ‘psychic’ sea creature. Spain’s defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets said Friday that the Spaniards are […]

Ban on gay marriage is discriminatory, US judge says.

BOSTON: A judge has declared unconstitutional a law barring the US federal government from recognising same-sex marriage. Judge Tauro agreed with Massachusetts in its lawsuit filed last year that the law forced the commonwealth ”to engage in invidious discrimination against its own citizens in order to receive and retain federal funds”. He issued a parallel […]

Top Rwanda genocide suspect Uwinkindi pleads not guilty

A Rwandan priest captured last week and accused of helping to orchestrate the 1994 genocide has pleaded not guilty at a UN-backed tribunal. Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi was arrested after entering western Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is accused of ordering the killing of ethnic Tutsis after they sought refuge in his church. About […]

CNN sacks editor over Muslim cleric Twitter remark

CNN has sacked a veteran Middle East editor after she wrote on Twitter that she “respected” a late senior Lebanese cleric said to have inspired Hezbollah. A CNN official said Octavia Nasr was leaving the US TV news network because her credibility had been “compromised”. Nasr has described her 140-character remarks about Grand Ayatollah Mohammed […]

LASG Screens Immigrants For Naturalisation

Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Mr. Babatunde Balogun, has called on all applicants for Nigerian Nationality to provide adequate and verifiable information to support their application. The commissioner, who also chairs the State Committee on Nationalization, stated this at the screening of seven applicants for Nigerian Nationality held recently. While stating that […]

Would-Be Victim Outsmarts Fraudster

The police at the Special Fraud Unit, Milverton, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria, have foiled an alleged attempt by a notorious fraudster to defraud an American (name withheld). Police investigations revealed that the suspect identified as Hammed Abass but who claimed to be Smith Kujor allegedly called the American on phone that he had stolen a box […]

DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP: ANARCHY LOOMS IN BAUCHI AND BAYELSA STATES

Anarchy appears to be looming in Bauchi and Bayelsa states as two deputy governors have emerged in each of the states. Through court processes, two impeached deputy governors were reinstated in the affected states but the state machinery of each of the two states appears to be working against the court orders. In Bauchi State […]

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