New York bus terminal attack: Suspect says he carried out the act because of US attacks on IS

The suspect being held after an attempted terror attack at New York City’s main bus terminal has said it was in retaliation for US attacks on so-called Islamic State. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, was injured when a “low-tech explosive device” went off at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan. Police say Mr Ullah …

Nigerian man arrested on his way to Indonesia, Jailed 10 years for drug trafficking

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A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos yesterday sentenced a 35 year old Ivory Coast-based Nigerian, Grou Bi Clauvis, who is also known as Umeme Fabian Lotachukwu, to 10 years imprisonment over unlawful dealing in 1.205kh of methamphetamine. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, convicted and sentenced the convict, after he pleaded guilty to one count charge of …

Saudi Arabia Lifts 35-old cinema ban

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A 35-year-old ban on cinemas in Saudi Arabia has been overturned as the socially conservative kingdom’s efforts to liberalize gain pace, with commercial movie theaters expected to open as soon as next March. A resolution allowing the Culture Ministry to license commercial cinemas has been passed, and the licensing process started for new theaters. Cinemas …

Man sells daughter, neighbor’s child to raise funds for father-in-law’s burial

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An artisan on Waidi Ogunseye Street, Meiran, Lagos State, Kingsley Oriaku, has owned up to selling one of his five children, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl, Chimamada Oriaku. He also confessed to kidnapping his neighbour’s seven-year-old son, Gabriel Yanga, barely two months after he moved to the area, adding that he used the N310,000 he realised from …