Militants attack hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

​ An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said. The attack proved once again that insurgents can carry out deadly assaults in the heart of the Somali capital. Twin bombings in Mogadishu two weeks ago killed more than… Read More Militants attack hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Migos’ member Offset proposes to girlfriend Cardi B during Powerhouse Concert in Philadelphia

​ Rapper Cardi B got engaged on Friday 27 October as she said yes to boyfriend Offset after he proposed on stage. The duo were performing to a packed crowd at Power 99’s Powerhouse in Philadelphia when he popped the question. The 25-year-old clearly had no idea what was about to happen, as she screamed… Read More Migos’ member Offset proposes to girlfriend Cardi B during Powerhouse Concert in Philadelphia

Catalonia declares independence, Spain moves to impose direct rule

​ The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance to Madrid. Although the Catalan declaration appears to be a doomed gesture, both sides’ moves take Spain’s worst political crisis in… Read More Catalonia declares independence, Spain moves to impose direct rule

Hamas security chief injured in car bomb explosion outside mosque

​ Hamas’ security chief in the Gaza Strip was wounded in a car bombing on Friday in what the Islamist group called a failed assassination attempt. The attack came as rival factions are trying to implement a new agreement meant to end a 10-year rift that has effectively split the Palestinian territories between Hamas in… Read More Hamas security chief injured in car bomb explosion outside mosque

Borno State lawmakers embark on a month seating suspension over Sen. Ali Ndume’s assault of its member

​ Members of the Borno state House of Assembly have announced the suspension of plenary for one month after one of the Senators representing the state in the Senate, Ali Ndume, slapped a member of the state House of Assembly, Habu bu Dala Aji, during an argument at a political meeting. A statement released by… Read More Borno State lawmakers embark on a month seating suspension over Sen. Ali Ndume’s assault of its member

Prison inmates to be allowed to vote in 2019 general elections

​ The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced plan for prison inmates to start exercising their voting right from the 2019 general elections. The electoral body said it is making arrangements with prison authorities on the possibility of creating polling units in Nigerian prisons to allow some categories of inmates vote. INEC chairman, Mahmood… Read More Prison inmates to be allowed to vote in 2019 general elections

North Korea agrees to release South Korean fishing boat illegally found in its waters

​ North Korea said it will release a South Korean fishing boat on Friday after it was found illegally in North Korean waters, state media reported, as the U.S. defense secretary visited the heavily militarized border dividing the Korean peninsula. Tensions between North Korea and the United States have been building after a series of… Read More North Korea agrees to release South Korean fishing boat illegally found in its waters

Walmart to introduce shelf-scanning robots to replenish products in about 40 stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will roll out shelf-scanning robots in approximately 40 stores to replenish inventory faster on its shelves and save store employees time when products run out. The company has been piloting such robots in a handful of stores. “If you are running up and down the aisle, and you want to decide if… Read More Walmart to introduce shelf-scanning robots to replenish products in about 40 stores