Rare ‘blacker’ zebra spotted in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Photos of a young Zebra at the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya has gone viral following its unique stripes which is different from the wild life’s distinctive black-and-white striped coats. Antony Tira, the renowned guide who shared photos of the young Zebra named ‘Tira’ said he thought it was deliberately painted for purposes of migration. “At first …

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Nigeria’s domestic revenue among world’s lowest —Bill Gates

American business magnate, Bill Gates, has said Nigeria still has some of the smallest tax-to-GDP ratios anywhere in the world.   Speaking via a teleconference with select journalists, Gates said the government needs to gain credibility with the people to ensure more taxes are paid, and Nigeria can raise its revenue mobilisation to the same level as …

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David de Gea signs new contract at Manchester United

28-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has become Manchester United’s highest-paid star after finally signing a new £375,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford Club until June 2023. On inking the new deal, De Gea said: ‘It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at …

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At least 44 bodies stuffed in over 100 bags discovered buried in well in Mexico

Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in over 100 black bags hat were found earlier this month. The mutilated human remains were discovered Sept. 3 in a well located just outside …

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Congo police detain former health minster in Ebola funds probe

Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) former health minister has been arrested over alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds. His arrest comes after he resigned as health minister in July after being stripped of responsibility for the fight against Ebola by President Felix Tshisekedi. At that time, he wasn’t pleased with the decision …

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Trump confirms Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US counterterrorism operation

President Donald Trump has for the first time confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the ‘crown prince of terror’ and successor to terror kingpin Osama bin Laden is dead. Recall back in July, a new US intelligence report gathered that the al Qaeda leader’s son had died, but the report did not discuss details of where or when the younger …

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Nigeria’s cadet officer, Sunday Linus Ogbole wins major award at UK Military Academy

Nigeria’s Cadet Officer Sunday Linus Ogbole, has won the King Hussain Award by The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was given the award for being the most improved International Cadet of the Intake on the Regular Commissioning Course. This was revealed by the UK High Commission in Nigeria on its verified Twitter handle. The tweets read, …

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Duterte tells Filipinos to shoot corrupt officials, promises no prison time

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has invited citizens to shoot, but not kill, any public officials they witness taking bribes, promising immunity from prosecution, provided the corrupt bureaucrat survives. The unorthodox presidential ‘order’ also called on Filipinos to beat up corrupt officials they encounter, the Manilla Bulletin reports, despite the likely disastrous consequences for law and …

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Russian ice hockey team award AK-47 rifle as man of the match prize

A Russian ice hockey player Saveli Kononov, was given a brand new AK-47 rifle as man of the match prize following his team’s victory over Chelmet in the second-tier VHL. The Izhstal Izhevsk goalkeeper stopped 36 of the 38 shots he faced during the match and photos shared online revealed he was happy with the gift which was handed over to him …

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Media Bus Collides With Canadian Prime Minister’s Aircraft

Justin Trudeau’s re-election bid suffered a setback out of the gate when a bus carrying journalists collided with his campaign plane at a whistlestop in westernmost Canada, forcing him to fly a loaner Thursday. According to reporters travelling with the Liberal leader, the collision occurred shortly after landing in Victoria late Wednesday on the first …

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