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US mocks ‘caliphate’ declaration by Iraqi jihadists

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also known as Abu Du'a, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),

The United States said Monday the declaration by Sunni militants of an “Islamic caliphate” on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria has “no meaning.” “We have seen these types of words or comparable claims from ISIL before,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the […]

Boko Haram lock up church, spray worshippers with bullets

Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram leader; his men keep killing villagers

Chilling details of how Boko Haram gunmen attacked three villages Sunday in Nigeria’s Borno State are emerging. In Kautikiri village, the gunmen, in a Rwanda-style genocide, locked up worshippers in the church and sprayed it with bullets, according to survivors. Samuel Chibok, a survivor of the attack here, about five km from where the girls […]

Costa Rica’s fairy tale continues in Brazil, edges out Greece

Costa Ricans rejoice after winning penalty shootout

Costa Rica continue their fairy tale journey in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, edging out hard-fighting Greece 5-3 on penalties in World Cup last 16 clash, to qualify for the quarter-finals, against The Netherlands. It was the first time the central American nation will reach the World Cup quarter finals. The two sides were […]

Nigerian soldiers hide as Boko Haram attack churches

Nigerian soldiers

Nigerian soldiers reportedly went to hide in the bush as Boko Haram gunmen unleashed fresh attacks on churches in the Chibok area of Borno state today. Residents said dozens of people may have been killed in the raids on villages roughly 10 kilometres, (six miles) outside of Chibok, but no one was able to offer […]

Amazing: ‘Wash-wash’ 419 trick still netting preys

Indian policemen at work

Despite years of public education and warnings about Nigeria’s oldest 419 gimmick, the ‘wash-wash trick’, in which the fraudster tells his prey to wash black papers with special chemicals that will turn them into US dollars, people are still falling for the lie. The Times of India has reported the arrest Friday of a Nigerian […]

Rodriguez of Colombia World Cup sensation

James Rodriguez of Colombia

Step aside Lionel Messi, Neymar. The main discovery of Brazil World Cup is AS Monaco’s James Rodriguez of Colombia as x-rayed in this article by FIFA.com There is no question that James Rodriguez is the sensation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢. The Colombia No10 sank Uruguay with a brace on Saturday to take […]

Okorocha’s raw deal from Charly Boy at mass for dad

Rochas Okorocha: raw deal from Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy

The first son of Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, threw decorum to the winds as he stopped Governor Rochas Okorocha from paying tribute to his father. It was at the requiem mass on Friday organised for the late Supreme Court Justice at his country home in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo […]

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