Oyin Adekunle

FG warns Pilgrims against drug-smuggling to Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has cautioned Muslim pilgrims against taking banned substances to Saudi Arabia, noting that the act attracts a death penalty. Hon. Abike...

UN calls for better response to worsening West African violence

Head of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres has decried the increasing Islamist attacks in West Africa region, urging authorities to consider bolstering its response...

US condemns Iran’s ‘nuclear extortion’

The United States has accused Iran of crude and transparent attempt to extort payments from the international community” by violating the 2015 nuclear deal. US...

Somalia executes three over 2017 hotel attack

Somalia’s military has executed three men found guilty of carrying out a deadly attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu in 2017. A statement issued by the military...

Libya releases at least 100 migrants from shelled detention centre

Libyan officials have allowed at least 100 migrants to leave the Tajoura detention centre in the capital Tripoli which was hit by a deadly attack last week. Officials at...

US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters

The United States says it wants to create a multinational military coalition allies in the coming weeks to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen. Gen Joseph Dunford,...

France to impose green tax on plane tickets

The French government will impose new taxes of up to 18 euros ($20) on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France, beginning from next year. The government...

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen rises to 460,000 – UN

The U.N. says over 460,000 suspected cholera cases have been recorded in war-torn Yemen so far this year. This is a sharp rise compared to the 380,000 cases recorded for...

Emir of Qatar to meet with Donald Trump

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is paying an official visit to the United States for high-level talks with Pentagon and White House officials. Trump welcomed...

ICC convicts DR Congo’s Ntaganda of war crimes

Judges at the International Criminal Court have found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder,...