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IRMA Hurricane: Storm’s Winds Begin Battering Tampa Bay Area

IRMA Hurricane: Storm’s Winds Begin Battering Tampa Bay Area

After tearing through the Florida Keys and making landfall along the state’s southwest coast, Hurricane Irma crawled up the middle of Florida late Sunday night, slowly spinning toward the Tampa region. After days of frantic preparations, residents in Tampa were bracing for Irma’s arrival early Monday, weaker than expected but still packing wind gusts of

Lake Chad Basin: Group writes French President, demands probe of involvement in Boko Haram threats

An international civil rights organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), Nigeria, has asked President Emmanuel Macron of France to order an immediate investigation into the alleged involvement of his country in the increasing wave of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin. The organisation premised its demand on the fact that overzealous operatives and/or

Watershed moment for African Internet: Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

Angola Cables today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend

Kelechi Iheanacho in legal row over his ‘relationship’ with an agent, faces up to two years in jail

MANCHESTER CITY striker Kelechi Iheanacho is facing problems in the US after allegations were made against him that he may have misled a court in Pennsylvania. Iheanacho, 20, is embroiled in legal battles with his previous representatives, American-based First Eleven Management, after pulling out of a contract with them two years ago to sign with

UI alumnus Akinboboye appointed first black chair of US cardiovascular disease board

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has appointed a Nigerian doctor, Olakunle Akinboboye, as the chair of its cardiovascular disease board. It is the first time the 81-year-old body would appoint a black chair to head the cardiovascular disease board. Akinboboye will be responsible for certifying all deserving cardiologists in the United States. Heading

Bakassi Peninsula: Cameroon Intensifies Search For 34 Missing Soldiers

Cameroon has intensified search and rescue mission for more than 34 soldiers in a military vessel which capsized off the country’s southwestern coast on Sunday. President Paul Biya ordered the intensification of a search and rescue mission. Cameroon has intensified search and rescue mission for more than 34 soldiers in a military vessel which capsized

EXCLUSIVE: Real reason France supported Biafra during Nigerian civil war

A controversial French support to Biafra as it fought to break away from Nigeria between 1967 and 1970 was not in defence of Biafra’s secession cause — even though it had a humanitarian appeal. Instead, it was based on that European country’s desire to have access to the region’s oil, recently-declassified war-time memos compiled by

How culture, passion and genetics are fueling a Nigerian takeover of U.S. sports

Nigerians are making waves in the U.S. due to their intensity, intelligence and athleticism It wasn’t just coincidence to Bobby Burton. The 47-year-old Houston native had been covering college football recruiting for more than 20 years. With increased frequency, the best players he saw were more Americanized than American. Burton lives in a Houston recruiting