An attack was launched today on students of the Federal Government College BUni Yadi, at Yobe state, killing 29 of them. The men suspected in this attak are said to be members of an Islamic Sect, Boko Haram group.
According to withnesses, the attack took place in the early hours, the men invaded the school while the students where sleeping in their hostel, slaughtering them. Apparently, guns where not used in this attack as it normal practice for the Sect to use machets and avoid waking people’s attention during the process.
May God help the parents of these students cope at this hurtful time. RIP to all victims.
Where is the current Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara? questions asked by many since he was admitted in a France based hospital where he under went an operation that took 3hours to complete. Since his admission, no one has said anything about his health status (either negative or positive). Therefore, for this main reason, it rumoured that he may be dead or still alive…?
The former Ivorian leader Mr Gbagbo appeared in good health as presiding judge Silvia Fernandex de Gurmendi opened the confirmation of charges hearing. Judges will decide whether there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago.
According to the telegraph.co.uk article published on the 19th Ferbruary this year, Mr Gbagbo, 67, faces four counts of crimes against humanity including murder and rape for fomenting a wave of violence which swept the west African nation after he refused to concede defeat in November 2010 presidential polls.
Tensions are still high in the West African nation, around 200 Gbagbo loyalists staged a protest in The Hague on Tuesday morning, calling for their leader to be freed.
“We’re here because today president Gbagbo is to appear before the ICC even though he’s a democratically elected president and the charges against him should be for Alassane Ouattara,” said Hubert Seka, 43, who travelled from Italy.
On Saturday, riot police in Ivory Coast fired tear gas to disperse another pro-Gbagbo demonstration outside the commercial capital Abidjan.
In The Hague, prosecutors and the defence are to spend just over a week arguing their cases before a three-judge bench, who will then decide if there are “substantial grounds to believe that Gbagbo committed the crimes” and should be charged.
The prosecution says Mr Gbagbo spearheaded a plan to “stay in power by all means… through carefully planned, sustained and deadly attacks” against Ouattara supporters.
A week after announcing that boyfriend Matt Rutler had proposed to Christina Aguilera, the singer has more happy news to celebrate. Aguilera, 33, and Rutler, 29, a film producer, are set to welcome their first child together, PEOPLE confirm.
The couple met on the set of Burlesque, the 2010 film they both worked on.
“They’re very much in love and are really excited to take this next step!” a source close to the pair tells PEOPLE.
The Voice coach is already mom to Max Liron, 6, her son with ex-husband Jordan Bratman.
Nollywood star, Osita Iheme, added a year on to his age yesterday, 20th of February 2014. This happened while on set in Enugu at the time. His colleagues joined him in cutting his birthday cake as he celebrates. Happy birthday!Happy Birthday!
First photos from Rihanna as she warms up for her birthday party celebration.
Veteran broadcaster Oprah Winfrey has been selected to replace Russian policy expert Michael McFaul, who made an announcement last week that he was stepping down after little more than a year on the job. According to a written statement from the White House the followings are elaborated:
“Oprah Winfrey is an accomplished businesswoman and a cultural icon,” the statement reads. “Although she started with nothing, now this captivating entertainer is worth billions of dollars.
“Achieving her success took an enormous amount of intelligence, tenacity and grit. All of these skills will serve her well representing America’s interests in Moscow as the next U.S. ambassador.
“Since she left The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011, Ms. Winfrey has been searching for a way to give back to the American people. Using her considerable communications skills to resolve geopolitical conflicts will further cement her legacy as one of America’s greatest national treasures.”
Winfrey is well on the way of becoming one of America’s highest profile diplomats as well as the first African-American to serve as ambassador to a major world power. But all these depends on the Senate’s confirmation. Confirmation hearings is expected to begin next week.