Britain’s High Court rules against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in $1billion gold reserves case

London’s High Court has rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s latest efforts to gain control of more than $1 billion of Venezuela’s gold reserves stored in the Bank of England’s underground vaults in London. The court ruled on Friday that previous decisions by the Maduro-backed Venezuelan Supreme Court, aimed at reducing opposition leader Juan Guaido’s say over… Read More Britain’s High Court rules against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in $1billion gold reserves case

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Russian individuals and groups

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on two Russian individuals and four entities it accused of supporting the Kremlin’s global malign influence and election interference operations, including in the United States and Ukraine. “The individuals and entities designated today played various roles in Russia’s attempts to manipulate and destabilize the United States and… Read More U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Russian individuals and groups

Drama, laughter, unending suspense as ‘Philomema’ hits Abuja with star-studded performances

Drama, comedy and interminable suspense are words used to describe what was an incredible weekend in Abuja, when Nollywood veterans Monalisa Chinda a.k.a ‘Madam Philo’, Francis Duru, Ejike Asiegbu, Don Kester and Tammy Abusi took to the stage to perform ‘Philomena; an interview with a prostitute’, written and directed by theatre, film and TV veteran,… Read More Drama, laughter, unending suspense as ‘Philomema’ hits Abuja with star-studded performances

Accusations traded as missile strike kills dozens of Ukrainian POWs

Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war appeared to have been killed when a prison building was destroyed in a missile strike, with Moscow and Kyiv accusing each other on Friday of carrying out the attack. The deaths, some of which were confirmed by journalists at the prison where the men were held, overshadowed U.N.-backed efforts… Read More Accusations traded as missile strike kills dozens of Ukrainian POWs

Israeli soldier fatally shoot Palestinian teenager during clash in West Bank

An Israeli soldier shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian near a road leading to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian officials said, and the army said it had opened fire to protect motorists from rioters. Witnesses said the incident, east of the hub city of Ramallah, also involved face-offs in open… Read More Israeli soldier fatally shoot Palestinian teenager during clash in West Bank

China’s President Xi Jinping issues warning over Taiwan in virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden

Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned against playing with fire over Taiwan in a call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, highlighting Beijing’s concerns about a possible visit to the Chinese-claimed island by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Those who play with fire will perish by it,” China’s foreign ministry quoted Xi as telling Biden… Read More China’s President Xi Jinping issues warning over Taiwan in virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden

Former British ambassador to U.S., Christopher Meyer, dies at 78

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday led tributes to Britain’s former ambassador to the United States, Christopher Meyer, who served as the go-between for George Bush and Tony Blair and has died at the age of 78. Meyer served as Britain’s envoy to Washington for six years under then prime minister Blair. His posting spanned… Read More Former British ambassador to U.S., Christopher Meyer, dies at 78

Actress & philanthropist Linda Osifo spends time with orphans as she turns a year older, donates computers for e-learning

It was a mixture of joy and happiness when actress and philanthropist, Linda Osifo visited the Living Fountain Orphanage in Lagos to celebrate her birthday on July 27, 2022. The beautiful actress who exuded grace and cheerfulness at the outreach in commemoration of her 31st birthday through her philanthropic organization — the LAO Foundation, donated… Read More Actress & philanthropist Linda Osifo spends time with orphans as she turns a year older, donates computers for e-learning