Thursday , 18 January 2018

LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS

England soccer star Adam Johnson found guilty of child sex

Adam Johnson - faces jail time for sex with 15 year old

England football international Adam Johnson has been found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. He was cleared of a second charge relating to another alleged sexual act with the girl during a hearing Wednesday at Bradford Crown Court in the north of England. The 28-year old had previously admitted to grooming a girl under the ... Read More »

21 killed in twin suicide bomb attack in Somalia

Somalia bomb blast

At least 21 people have been killed after a suicide car bomb near a junction and a suicide bomber at a nearby restaurant exploded in the Somali town of Baidoa, northwest of the capital on Sunday, February 28, a police officer said. 10 others are reported to be wounded in the attack which occurred about 245 kilometers northwest of Mogadishu. ... Read More »

Gianni Infantino elected new FIFA President

Infantino congratulated by Sheikh Salman

FIFA have elected Gianni Infantino, a European football administrator born just six miles from Sepp Blatter, as its new president in a bid to restore the world governing body’s reputational damage overseen by his disgraced predecessor. Greg Dyke, the Football Association chairman who had backed Infantino, hailed him as a “straightforward guy” whose victory was a new start for FIFA. ... Read More »

Kofi Annan urges legalisation of ‘wee’

Kofi Annan - writes comprehensive essay on why marijuana must be legalised in Ghana

Former UN Secretary General Mr Kofi Annan has called for the legalization of cannabis and other personal drugs. According to him, regulations must be put in place by governments to curtail abuse. “Legal regulation protects health. Consumers need to be aware of what they are taking and have clear information on health risks and how to minimize them. Governments need ... Read More »

Nigeria’s President Buhari appoints blind man as Special Assistant

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a visually impaired man, Dr. Samuel Inalegwu Ode Ankeli as his Senior Special Assistant. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Monday that Ankeli’s would be responsible for Buhari’s dealings with persons living with disability. Shehu stated Ankeli had headed the Directorate of Persons ... Read More »

10 killed in thwarted Ivory Coast prison break

prison break

Nine prisoners and one guard were killed at the main jail in Ivory Coast in a failed escape attempt by inmates who had obtained firearms, prosecutor general Aly Yeo said on state television on Sunday. The breakout bid at the MACA prison in Abidjan, the main commercial city, began on Saturday when prisoners opened fire on guards. Yeo said it ... Read More »

FIFA to elect new President on Friday

Outoging FIFA boss, Sepp Blatter - his successor to be voted into office on Friday

The Sepp Blatter era at FIFA is set to finally end Friday when soccer’s scandal-scarred world body picks a new president after nine months of crisis.An election meeting designed to give FIFA a fresh start with a new leader could yet be overshadowed by its criminally corrupt past.Voters return to Zurich this week unsure who is the next target of ... Read More »

Woman gives Birth to her 14th child from 14 different fathers (World Record)

14 kids

A 36-year old woman from Michigan has made a crashing entrance into the Guinness Book of World Records yesterday at the Harper University Hospital, by giving birth to her 14th child, all born from different fathers. According to the internationally recognized authority on the cataloguing and verification of world records, Anita Jones has just become the first woman in recorded ... Read More »

Rigobert Song named Cameroon coach

Rigobert Song

Cameroon legend, Rigobert Song has been roped in as the coach of the locally based Indomitable Lions team as he replaces Martin Ndtoungou Mpile. According to SuperSport, Mpile led the side during the recent 2016 CAF African Championships tournament (Chan) in Rwanda. The ex-skipper was unveiled as the new coach on Thursday during a press conference which also saw the ... Read More »

England’s junior doctors strike over new contracts

Since November junior doctors in England have held two strikes, causing around 6000 operations to be cancelled

Junior doctors in England have vowed to keep fighting the new contracts the Government is imposing on them. Health professionals in England are outraged about controversial new contracts junior doctors are being asked to sign, and many have said they will quit the National Health Service (NHS) the government’s healthcare service, over the issue. The new contracts will mean doctors ... Read More »