Today bomb attacks across two offices of major Nigerian newspaper ‘ThisDay’ struck in both Kaduna and Abuja leaving 13 victims feared for dead. Witnesses at the Abuja site claim it was a suicide attack, whilst a suspect following the Kaduna bombing has been detained. More information concerning both attacks is yet to be unfolded but [...]
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Perhaps the most historic verdict Charles Taylor, former Liberia President, today was convicted of adding and abetting war crimes. It has taken just over 5 years for the judges to write their adjudications but for the thousands of victims in Sierra Leone they have finally seen justice done.
Not quite the news we expected to hear. George Zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin left a Florida jail after posting $150,000 bond. Though, Zimmerman has been granted freedom we pray this is short-lived until this case uncovers the real truth. Reports suggest that Zimmerman [...]
It’s bad enough when someone is raped but to film it and laugh about it that’s just beyond sickening! The image above captures the angry scene outside a South African court where 8 suspects appeared in court for the first time in connection with alleged rape.
Ibori’s case should be recorded as one of the most complicated, complex, and longest case in history. No one could have anticipated that the former Delta State governor would receive a 13 years sentence this officially marks the end to the highly controversial case. Amongst the sentence the following were confiscated as a result: A [...]
Nigerian self-made businessman Aliko Dangote announced a few days ago that he would be investing in the construction of 2000-megawatt power-generation facility. With an estimated net worth value of $11.2 billion this is a huge investment. Disclosing his intension Dangote said “We want to do power that will be about 2,000 MW, that is infrastructure.” [...]
The dramatic turnaround in events came 45 days after self-appointed neighbourhood watchman, Zimmerman shot Trayvon, who was walking back home from a 7-Eleven. Zimmerman claims self-dense, but no one seems to understand on what grounds. His lawyers have confirmed that Zimmerman is scared, he better be!
I was thrilled to stumble upon this video on YouTube of the phenomenal Lauryn Hill speaking to senior year students at a High School in the USA. I have abundant respect for Lauryn Hill and I’ve always taken a keen interest in her music and life, so I was surprised that I had not seen the video before. [...]
According to Sinead O’Connor we need to ask our fellow black artists why they haven’t screamed out in anger about this issue, publicising a letter about her anguish with the recent death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Sinead offered her condolences and apologies on behalf of America to Trayvon’s family. Though in her letter she did not [...]