21-year-old Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian assailant sentenced to 18 months in jail

Sergent Elor Azaria, an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldier, convicted of killing a Palestinian assailant, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a military court. The verdict was delivered on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The 21-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter by a military court in January for shooting dead 21-year-old Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, after the Palestinian had ...

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OPINION: I WANT TO GO TO LONDON… TO SEE BUHARI

When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work to avoid what is curiously becoming the Katsina problem in Nigerian politics.  Katsina! But we have now found ourselves ...

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OPINION: BORNO: TALES OF A FORMER HOME BOY!

It was truly ‘hotter than July’ when the Nigerian Airways Boeing 737  landed at the Maiduguri Airport that July afternoon in 1981. Time was 5  pm but, as we alighted from the aircraft, it was so hot the heat could  slay a camel! Coming from Sokoto, I should ordinarily have no qualms  with the heat in any part of the ...

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OPINION: IKPEAZU AND HIS REFORMS

Since the inception of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s administration on May 29, 2015, it has been rain of awards. The awards have come from religious groups and secular organistaions and these awards have greatly reflected the reforms the governor has initiated in the state. The awards are outstanding and none should be singled out. But the award” Nehemiah of Abia” conferred ...

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Woman charged to court for chopping off husband’s penis

A Kenyan woman in her mid-20s was on Monday, February 20, 2017 charged for chopping off the genital of her husband. The woman identified as Ms. Angel Mutuku committed the act on Thursday, February 16, 2017,  after she had a quarrel with her husband, Mr. Stephen Ochieng Oyuga for oversleeping. ‘The complainant was sleeping at around 5:30am when his wife slapped ...

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Once Beaten…. NYSC Pulls Out Of Rivers’ Saturday Rerun

SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, (THEWILL) – The State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Rivers state, Omotayo Adewoye, has declared that corpers would not be available for the rerun elections into the House of Representatives and House of Assembly seats for Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Independent National Electoral Commission had announced that the ...

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Rivers Rerun: INEC Indicts Security Operatives

SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, (THEWILL) – A report by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the December 10, 2016 Rivers State rerun has indicted security operatives saying they compromised the integrity of the election. The report, released by INEC, cites obstructive involvement of security agencies as one of the factors that led to the failure of the electoral process ...

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We Recovered $1m In Badeh’s Wardrobe — Witness

SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, (THEWILL) – A Prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of ex- Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh has told the Federal High Court, Abuja that his team recovered one million dollar cash from Badeh’s house. Badeh is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on money laundering charges which he allegedly committed while ...

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Oh No: Boko Haram Recruited 2,000 children – UNICEF

SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, (THEWILL) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that the Boko Haram group recruited about 2,000 children in 2016 and used them as child soldiers, UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, disclosed this as global leaders gathered in Paris on the anniversary of the Paris Commitments to end the use of children in conflict, according ...

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South African customs makes biggest cocaine bust, worth N1.9B (Photos)

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has made their biggest cocaine bust  at the Oliver Tambo International Airport on Saturday, February 18, 2017. In a statement released, the customs officials revealed that it was their biggest cocaine bust. ‘It marks the biggest ever cocaine bust by Customs officials in South Africa. The narcotics, en route from Sao Paulo to Nairobi, ...

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