News (261)

Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:00

Obama assassination threat

Written by

One man offered to shoot Barack Obama to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State.Brooklyn men charged with supporting Islamic State group after terrorist plot uncovered.

Three men arrested by the FBI for attempting to join the Islamic State allegedly had plans to shoot US President Barack Obama and commit a terrorist attack in New York.

Bomb-blast -burning01Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group he said would soon be defeated.

In the first, a suicide bomber rushed onto a bus in the northeastern town of Potiskum before setting off a blast that destroyed the bus and killed 16 people, according to security and hospital sources.

boko-haram-shekarauTroops have been mandated to ensure that Boko Haram leader  Abubakar Shekau is captured alive.

Ground troops are expected to advance on Sambisa and Gwoza any moment from now, it was learnt yesterday.

military bombingNigerian warplanes bombed training camps and equipment belonging to Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeast's Sambisa forest on Thursday, the military said, adding momentum to an assault meant to crush the rebels also involving neighbors Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

Boko-Haram-01For two weeks now, stories about the regional alliance between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin through a Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) aimed at taming Boko Haram have been prominent.

Family PatriciaA Germiston family is refusing to bury a body from the Nigerian church collapse, which was identified as their daughter.

HIDDEN WEALTH_LISTThe leaked files reveal the wealthiest clients, from businesspersons and entertainers – who will have made their wealth legitimately - to politicians.

Derek-hanekomS. African cabinet is still to decide whether the announced ban on foreign land ownership will apply to all categories of land, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Sunday.

land ownershipOnly about 3% of all property in South Africa is foreign owned and, at best, 2% of all annual purchases are done by foreigners, according to Seeff chair Samuel Seeff.

"The reason for wanting to restrict ownership and who this is me

Obasanjo-Jonathan01Unable to bear Obasanjo’s continuous attacks on him, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday refuted the ex-president’s allegations against him as “very odious and repugnant” claims targeted at scuttling the 2015 general polls to enable him push for an Interim National Government, which he intends to head.

wpid-2015-02-13-09 49_33According to Transparency International data from 1979 till date, Both General Buhari and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s tenure were more corrupt than President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure.

land-saForeigners will not be allowed to own land in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said during his state-of-the-nation address to Parliament on Thursday.

He said they would instead be eligible for long-term leases.