Murder

My brother’s friends beat him to death, woman alleges


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A prosecution witness, Chioma Okon, on Tuesday told an Igbosere High Court in Lagos how two of her brother’s friends, Dare Ogunrotimi and Kola Ali, beat his brother, Promise Okon, to death. At the resumed hearing of the case, the witness who was the first prosecution witness, told the court that the duo went inside […]

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UAE jails activist for 10 years over social media posts – report


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RIYADH – Prominent Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined 1 million AED (204,850.13 pounds) on charges of criticising the United Arab Emirates government on social media, The National newspaper reported late on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Ahmed Mansoor, one of the five political activists pardoned by the United […]

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Hundreds of designer bags, jewelry, cash, seized from ex-Malaysia PM


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Malaysian police seized 284 boxes of designer handbags and dozens of bags, filled with cash and jewelry on Friday from a luxury condominium in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, linked to former Prime Minister, Najib Razak. Police have been searching Najib’s home and other places linked to him as part of an investigation into the […]

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.the local police chief has directed an internal investigation into the actions of all employees involved in Kyle Plush's two desperate calls to 911

Teen dies mysteriously after being trapped in a car “says this is not a joke” before dying


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A 16-year-old boy in Cincinnati, Ohio, was mysteriously found dead in his car this week, hours after he called 911 pleading for help. Now the local police chief has directed an internal investigation into the actions of all employees involved in Kyle Plush’s two desperate calls to 911 before he died from asphyxia due to […]

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Fed Govt expresses worry over killing of Nigerians in UK


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The Federal Government yesterday expressed worry over the spate of killing of Nigerians in the UK in recent time. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, expressed government’s position on the matter in a statement by her Media Aide Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja. Balogun said Dabiri-Erewa had advised […]

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Students Shut down Akure as Ondo Assembly Distances Self from Tuition Hike


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James Sowole in Akure For several hours on Monday, students of the Ondo State-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) shut down Akure, the state capital, protesting the increase in the tuition to be paid by both fresh and returning students of the institution. The protest came just as the state House of Assembly (ODHA) […]

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Greater wages boost from investment subsidy than company tax cut – study


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A subsidy for companies would increase investment in Australia by two to three times more than corporate tax cuts, with larger flow-on benefits to wages, a new study has found. The study by two Victoria University academics, released on Tuesday, measures the effectiveness of investment stimulus policies in Australia. It gives some support for Turnbull […]

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Three Britons injured and two people dead after tourist bus smashes into a tree in Malta


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Three Britons including two children are among 50 people injured after a fatal bus crash in Malta, local police have said. A 37-year-old Spanish woman and a Belgian man, 62, were killed after the open-top double decker smashed into a low hanging tree branch.  The crash in the southern town of Zurrieq left a dozen […]

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The Latest: Colombia says ex-FARC leader held in drug probe


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BOGOTA, Colombia — The latest on Colombian authorities arresting a former leader of the disbanded FARC rebel army (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he won’t hesitate to extradite a former FARC rebel leader arrested Monday as part of a U.S. drug trafficking investigation. Read more: colombian and USA Santos […]

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Israelis on Gaza border unmoved by Palestinian protests


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NAHAL OZ, Israel (quicktellnews) – Hardened by years of rocket attacks from next-door Gaza, residents of this frontline Israeli village seemed unmoved on Sunday by Palestinians’ mass demonstrations at the border and Israel’s deadly response to them. Confrontations on each of the last two Fridays have been clearly visible from Nahal Oz, a kibbutz just […]

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