Serious diplomacy has this Easter Season, given way to the farcical drama of European countries expelling diplomats of their Russian brothers with the later retaliating. This week, 25 countries including non-European allies like the United States, Australia and Canada, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) had knocked out 158 Russian diplomats with Russia absorbing the punches and throwing its own. There is the joke that American President, Donald Trump was watching the CBS 60 Minutes programme when he was asked how many Russian diplomats should be expelled, he looked at the screen, saw 60 Minutes and decided that 60 Russians should be expelled.
A former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ibrahim Mantu, has revealed how he helped his party to win elections in the past.
Senator Mantu, who was a senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ‘confessed the truth’ during an interview on Hard Copy, a Channels Television programme that airs on Friday.
Real Madrid want to sell Gareth Bale this summer and a return to the Premier League is on the cards for the Wales international, according to Guillem Balague.
Bale’s future at the Bernabeu has been the subject of debate after struggling to feature regularly under Zinedine Zidane this season.
With his glittering five-year spell in the Spanish capital in doubt, Bale has been reportedly linked with summer moves to Manchester United and former club Tottenham.
Sierra Leoneans are trooping to the polling stations again today to decide who should succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma, in a rescheduled run off election.
The two candidates are Julius Maada Bio, a former military head of state, and a former foreign affairs minister Samura Kamara, the torchbearer for the ruling party.
Maada Bio who leads the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) won the first round vote held on March 7.
Malala Yousafzai landed in the Swat valley on Saturday for her first visit back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban more than five years ago.
The visit by the 20-year-old Nobel laureate was kept tightly under wraps and she was accompanied by the Pakistani military, who were providing heavy security, as well as her mother, father and two brothers.
Video: Malala lands in Swat, Pakistani district where she was shot.
[BREAKING] Looters’ List: PDP Replies FG, Lists Saraki, Amaechi, 50 APC Leaders As Top Looters (SEE FULL LIST)
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to a list released by the Federal Government indicting its members as ‘top treasury looters’.
The PDP in a press statement by its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, on Friday released a counter list containing Governors, Senators, Ministers and other top All Progressives Congress Chieftains.
It will be recalled that the FG through the Minister of Information had released a list containing PDP members who have allegedly looted Nigeria monies.
“The PDP has challenged us to name the looters under their watch. They said they did not loot the treasury. Well, I am sure they know that the treasury was looted dry under their watch. Yet they decided to grandstand. This shows the hollowness of their apology,” Mohammed said as he released the names.
A leaner and lighter Anthony Joshua weighed in some six pounds heavier than Joseph Parker on Friday for the battle of the undefeated heavyweight world champions in Cardiff.
The Briton tipped the scales at 17 stones four pounds and two ounces at the weigh-in, attended by a crowd of more than 4,000, compared to the New Zealander’s 16 stones 12 pounds and seven ounces.
An out-of-control Chinese space laboratory, Tiangong-1 that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower.
The Chinese assurances came amidst anxieties about where the 8618.255 kg craft will make its landing.
The concern is expressed by the US-based Aerospace Corporation over possible exposure by humans to hydrazine, the deadly chemicals, used as rocket fuel. It is cancerous and may cause liver and nerve damage, the agency said.