Law and Order

Spain police arrest 17 pimps who forced Nigerian women into prostitution with ‘Voodoo threats’

MADRID – Spain‘s Interior Ministry says police have arrested 17 people on suspicion of smuggling Nigerian women into Spain and forcing them into prostitution using threats including claims they would cast Voodoo spells on them if they didn’t comply. An investigation began when police detected in January that around 10 women had been brought into […]

Law and Order

Presidency to IGP: Produce Kabir Sokoto within 24 Hours or Be Fired

– Zakari Biu under house arrest, permanent secretary Borno Gov’s Lodge in custody Incensed by the escape from Police custody of the Islamic sect,  Boko Haram’s top operative, Kabir Sokoto, President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, to produce the suspect within 24 hours or be sacked. This is coming as […]

Africa

Curfew slapped on Kano city after deadly clashes

KANO (Codewit) – Officials announced a nighttime curfew for the northern city of Kano on Monday after clashes between police and protesters seeking to storm the governor’s office left two people dead. “Following the sad incidents in the city today where some hoodlums hijacked a peaceful protest by labour unions, the state government hereby imposes […]

Asia Pacific

Iran holds military exercise near Afghan border

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran launched a military maneuver near its border with Afghanistan on Saturday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, days after naval exercises in the Gulf increased tensions with the West and pushed up oil prices. Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the Revolutionary Guards‘ ground forces, said the “Martyrs of Unity” exercises near Khvat, […]

North America

Venezuela’s Chavez: Did U.S. give Latin American leaders cancer?

CARACAS (Codewit) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speculated on Wednesday that the United States might have developed a way to give Latin American leaders cancer, after Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez joined the list of presidents diagnosed with the disease. It was a typically controversial statement by Venezuela’s socialist leader, who underwent surgery in June to remove […]

Op ed

Aliyu to Jonathan: go after Boko Haram sponsors

  Niger State Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu yesterday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to fish out the sponsors of the Boko Haram Islamic sect and punish them for their evil activities.  The governor prayed that the nation’s political leadership and security agencies would have the courage to take decisive action against sponsors of the dreaded group […]