John Bolton shown the door by Trump as National Security Adviser- “Your services are no longer required”

President Trump dismissed John Bolton, his national security adviser, after a contentious debate about Afghan peace talks became the latest of many disputes over foreign policy that exposed differences so severe that the two men couldn’t even agree on how the ouster happened. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at[...]

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Senator Abbo’s uncle shot dead, stepmother abducted

The Adamawa state police command has confirmed the killing of an uncle of Ishaku Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, and the abduction of his step mother. Suleiman Yahaya, the command spokesman, confirmed the incident to NAN in Yola on Saturday. Yahaya said the incident occurred around 3am on Saturday at the family house of Abbo in[...]

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President Trump orders 1,000 More troops to the Middle East as Pentagon reveals ‘proof’ that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards attacked oil tankers in the Gulf

The U.S. is to send 1,000 more troops to the Middle East amid mounting tensions with Iran late Monday - as the Pentagon released new photos that officials say show the country's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. Donald Trump's acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said[...]

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Nigerian police working on an app to fight rise in violent crimes

The Nigerian police is preparing to launch a mobile app which it says would help in its fight against the rising crime wave in the country as reported by Premium Times . The app, called police-VGS, is in its test-running stage, the police said on Saturday via Twitter. The police said in a promotional video[...]

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Crypto- Forex Scams are the new menace Investors

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Action Fraud are warning the public to be wary of investment scams carried out via bogus online trading platforms This warning comes as cryptoassests (crypto) and forex investment scams reports more than tripled last year to over 1,800. Fraudsters promise high returns from investments in crypto and forex, with[...]

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Dubai Police adds 187mph Luxury Maserati to patrol fleet

Dubai Police has added luxury Italian automaker Maserati’s sports coupe, the GranTurismo, to its fleet of patrol cars. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, received the car which is equipped with a 4.7-litre, 460-hp V8 engine and capable of speeds of up to 187mph, from UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors. Al[...]

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Thai king marries his bodyguard and names her queen days before his coronation

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn announced on Wednesday that he had married his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn, and named her Queen Suthida. The announcement, carried in the Royal Gazette, came just before the official coronation of the king, 66, on May 4-6. Vajiralongkorn, also known by the title King Rama X, became constitutional monarch after the[...]

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Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg’s personal security

Facebook on Friday announced that it allocated CEO Mark Zuckerberg $20 million for security purposes -- that's four times what he received for security in 2016. The increase shows up in a Friday afternoon financial filing, which showed Zuckerberg's compensation more than doubled from $9.1 million in 2017 to $22.6 million in 2018.  CNBC reports that the[...]

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Army takeout Boko Haram Terrorists in Damaturu – UPDATE

Troops of the Nigerian army wiped out a band of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to attack Damaturu, the capital of Yobe on Tuesday. Troops of 233 Battalion, upon receiving intelligence that the terrorists were coming to the city, laid ambush for them at the outskirts on Kukareta Road. The terrorists were completely overwhelmed by[...]

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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court and following a[...]

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Trump threatens to shut Mexico border in one week

Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared on Friday he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries, but the president emphasized, "I am not kidding around." "It could mean all trade"[...]

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Trump signs proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing by his side, President Trump on Monday signed a proclamation officially recognizing the contested Golan Heights region as part of Israel – marking another unprecedented move by Trump in strengthening U.S.-Israeli relations. “This was a long time in the making and it should have taken place many years[...]

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EFCC declares ex-NIA DG, wife wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife, wanted. The duo were declared wanted on Sunday. Oke and his wife are facing a four-count charge bordering on money laundering offence to the tune of N13 billion. The EFCC had filed[...]

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