Friday, March 18, 2016

A few things you probably didn’t know about PSquare

As a musical group, the Okoye twins – Peter and Paul – have come a long way. After ruling the entertainment scene in Nigeria and Africa for about 14 years, winning many laurels in the process, it is unthinkable that they are about to tear the union apart at a time that the group has almost evolved into an institution.

Worker dies after falling 53 storeys at Los Angeles building site

Wilshire Grand Tower on South Figueroa Street where a worker fell to his death

An electrician has died after falling 53 storeys from a construction site in Los Angeles.
Police were quoted as saying the man struck the rear of a car on Wilshire Boulevard when he fell.

South Africa Gupta row: ANC's Mantashe warns of 'mafia state'

A student holds a placard reading 'A placard with 'Zuma must fall' outside the Luthuli House, the ANC headquarters, on October 22, 2015, in Johannesburg
South Africa risks turning into a "mafia state", a senior governing party official has warned, as pressure grows on President Jacob Zuma over his links with a wealthy family.
Gwede Mantashe made the comments after deputy Finance Minister Mcebesi Jonas alleged the Gupta family had offered him a government promotion.

Nokia: Life after the fall of a mobile phone giant

Nokia town
Image captionNokia, the name of a Finnish town that became synonymous with a global technology giant
On the face of it the small Finnish town of Nokia looks wholly unremarkable. A few squat blocks of flats are nestled in the winter snow, and along the heavily gritted main road is a small strip of shops, restaurants and a discount supermarket.

Cameroon sentences 89 Boko Haram fighters to death

Boko Haram fighters

Cameroon has sentenced 89 members of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death, local media report.
They were convicted on terror charges by a military court for their roles in several attacks in Cameroon's northern region which borders Nigeria.

Man Utd v Liverpool: Uefa charges both clubs after Old Trafford trouble

Breaking news

Manchester United and Liverpool have been charged by Uefa following crowd trouble during the Europa League last-16 second leg at Old Trafford.

Rival fans were seen fighting in the stands, seats were thrown and flares were lit at Thursday's match, during which five men were arrested.

North Korea fires ballistic missiles, US officials say

A multiple launch rocket system is test fired in this undated photo released by North Korea's KCNA agency. Photo: 4 March 2016

North Korea has test-fired two ballistic missiles, the latest in a series of rocket launches.
US officials said the medium-range missiles, launched off the east coast, flew about 800km (500 miles) before falling into the water.

China columnist Jia Jia 'goes missing' en route to HK

Screenshot of Apple Daily report on the disappearance of Beijing-based columnist Jia Jia

A Beijing-based columnist has gone missing while on his way to Hong Kong, his lawyer has told the BBC.
No-one has had contact with Jia Jia since Tuesday night when he was set to board his flight. His wife has reported him missing.

"mungo park" by Coredo Bello