US judge defers sentencing of Akasha brothers

As part of US court procedures, defendants who have pleaded guilty to or been convicted of federal offences are interviewed by a government probation officer to gather information concerning the individuals’ family histories, education background, history of substance abuse and financial status, as well as their physical, mental and emotional health. Continue reading US judge defers sentencing of Akasha brothers

‘I was prepared to die’: survivors recount chaos of Nairobi attack

“I had just had lunch with friends and went to the bathroom when the explosion occurred at the entrance. Just two minutes later shooting started. I ran to the lobby and hid under a big table … Two of the attackers entered and shot two persons there. One was firing continuously every direction. His phone rang and he answered, saying something I didn’t understand,” Nganga said. “I did not move. I played dead and was prepared to die. I stopped thinking about life. Night fell and I started praying. About 4am this morning, I heard police voices calling survivors to come out.” Continue reading ‘I was prepared to die’: survivors recount chaos of Nairobi attack

Saudi Arabian flag statue removed from World Trade Centre grounds

“Given the unique and justified sensitivities surrounding the World Trade Centre, it came to my mind to propose to remove the sculpture showcasing the flag of Saudi Arabia, or relocate it to a less sensitive location,” Ms Jenkell said. “But there is no way I can do such a thing as the flag of Saudi Arabia is entirely part of the G20 just like any other candy flag of this Candy Nations show. And G20 is all about that: Peace, Unity and Love among mankind. Exactly [the] same meaning as my candy flags sculptures bringing joy and happiness to everyone on earth.” Continue reading Saudi Arabian flag statue removed from World Trade Centre grounds

Ekiti accident: We shall begin enforcement of street trading laws -Fayemi

He said market stalls had been constructed in various local government areas to discourage street trading adding that government would now accelerate completion of those markets and build new ones to avoid further tragedies. Fayemi urged the community leaders and families of the victims to remain calm even as “we collectively mourn the death of our beloved ones in the unfortunate incident. Continue reading Ekiti accident: We shall begin enforcement of street trading laws -Fayemi

Saraki’s Allegation, Unprovoked Attack On IGP – Police

“As we speak, the situation report from Kwara State Police Command was that the APC holding a governorship campaign rally at Agbaji in Ilorin came under a sudden attack by suspected PDP thugs, who disrupted the rally, damaged five vehicles and some Keke Napep and wounded two innocent people. The family house of the Senate President was not attacked as being peddled in some social media Continue reading Saraki’s Allegation, Unprovoked Attack On IGP – Police

Suitcase full of cash stolen from Mugabe, court hears

HARARE – A suitcase containing $150,000 (R2 080 552,50) in cash was stolen from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, a court in Harare has heard, with the suspected thieves spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals. The three accused – which include Constancia Mugabe, 50, a relative of the president – appeared before Chinhoyi magistrates court on Wednesday, state media reported. Constancia Mugabe … Continue reading Suitcase full of cash stolen from Mugabe, court hears