US Visa: Possible implications of the proposed travel ban

Should the United States slam a visa restriction on Nigeria as being currently speculated, its attendant consequences will undoubtedly be enormous. Already, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen are facing U.S. travel ban, an action U.S President Donald Trump explained, in 2017, as safeguarding America and its citizens from terrorism. Aside Nigeria, the coming ban will have Eritrea, Tanzania, Belarus, Sudan, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan. According to foreign media reports, the travel ban will only apply to specific targets including government officials and to certain visa types. In spite…

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Kenyan Pastor stabs wife to death, commits suicide during church service

Kenyan assistant pastor, Elijah Misiko, with the Ground for God’s Gospel Church in Mombasa, during a church service, left his front-row seat and approached his wife, senior pastor Ann Mughoi, on the pulpit and stabbed her with one of the knives he had hidden in an envelope, a report has said. The incident happened on Sunday, according to Mombasa sub-county police commander Julius Kiragu, “He walked up to his wife while the church was praying”. Then he took one of the knives and stabbed her two times, believing she was…

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Iran vows retaliation after US kills top general in Baghdad strike

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani has been killed by a US strike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, dramatically heightening regional tensions and prompting arch enemy Tehran to vow “revenge”. The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered Soleimani’s “killing” after a pro-Iran mob this week laid siege to the US embassy in the Iraqi capital. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei swiftly vowed “severe revenge” for Soleimani’s death, the biggest escalation yet in a feared proxy war between Iran and the US on Iraqi soil. As the US embassy…

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Man Sues Casino for not stopping him from Gambling

Tarwinder Shokar has sued a casino in Canada after losing $260,000 (₦93,990,000) during two visits, claiming that the establishment should never have allowed him to place wagers in the first place. Tarwinder alleges that Caesars Windsor in Ontario should have known about his compulsive gambling and alcohol addiction during two October 2013 visits, and should have been aware that he had been banned from other casinos for disruptive behavior. Shokar, who also has criminal fraud convictions, said the casino over-served him alcohol and encouraged his gambling while he was intoxicated. He is currently banned…

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Nigerian family denied refugee status in Canada faces deportation

A Nigerian, Afeez Bakare and his immediate family are facing the battles of their lives, as the Canadian government has ordered their deportation back to Nigeria from Canada where they had been residing since 2017. Bakare claimed they fled Nigeria out of fear that their daughter would be subjected to female genital mutilation. The Nigerian family living in Windsor said they fear for their lives as a result of media attention they have received after a deportation order previously issued by the Canadian government. Afeez, his wife Rasheedat Bakare, their…

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Twitter to ban all political advertising by November

Social media platform, Twitter says it will ban all political advertising worldwide, saying that the reach of such messages “should be earned, not bought”. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics,” says the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet. Although, it’s rival, Facebook recently ruled out a ban on political ads. The ban by Twitter will be enforced from 22 November, with full details released by 15 November. Mr Dorsey explained his position in a thread of…

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Sick boy dies after dad lavishes £130,000 treatment money on prostitutes

João Miguel Alves, a toddler who suffered from a rare disease has died following allegations that his father spent all the money raised for him on partying at hotels with prostitutes. The toddler suffered from spinal muscular atrophy but lost his fight for life on October 17. His dad Mateus Henrique Leroy Alves, 37, was found in a luxury hotel where he had been staying for two months after his wife Karine Rodrigues reported him to police. He is alleged to have spent the cash on prostitutes, designer clothes, watches,…

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Death Toll From Afghan Mosque Bombings Jumps to at Least 62

At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an Afghan mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached “unacceptable” levels. The attack – the year’s second most deadly to date – took place in the eastern province of Nangarhar and also wounded at least 33 people, the provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. The blast was carried out with “explosives that were placed inside the mosque”, Khogyani said, though other sources – including the Taliban…

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Woman sued for jumping over zoo fence to dance before lion

An unidentified woman has been sued for criminal trespass after jumping over the Bronx Zoo security fence in New York just to perform a dance stunt before a lion. The woman managed to get into the African lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, and paraded in front of one of the lions. The lion watched as the woman danced and greeted him, even as bystanders watched on. Another zoo visitor who witnessed the daring do, Hernán Reynoso, said, “She just was there, dancing, saying ‘hi’ to the lion.” “The lion…

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Cannabis cafe opens in Hollywood

Following the legalization of marijuana in some states in the USA, the first cannabis restaurant has opened in West Hollywood, offering diners an array of weed products and hoping to rival Amsterdam’s famed coffee shops. Called Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, the much-hyped 240-seat establishment is open to people 21 and over, who can order from a cannabis menu just like they would a wine bottle. “Flower Hosts,” or “budtenders,” help patrons navigate the menu, giving advice to connoisseurs or novices on what strain of cannabis to order with their…

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