by on July 8, 2019
Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday. Epstein was arrested Saturday and is expected to appear in federal court in New York on Monday. Epstein faces charges brought by US prosecutors in Manhattan, after previously evading similar charges when he secured a non-prosecution deal with federal prosecutors in Miami. The charges, contained in a sealed indictment, involve ...
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by on July 7, 2019
African superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. This leaves Eritrea as the only African country not to be part of the trading bloc. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the landmark agreement at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger. The first step is to cut tariffs for goods from countries within the bloc but the timeframe to do this is yet to be announced. The AU says that the African Continental Free Trade Area - called AfC...
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by on June 23, 2019
A U.S. postal worker died Saturday after he was shot multiple times while on his mail route, the Shreveport Police Department confirmed. The victim was identified as Antonio Williams, 52, of Shreveport, according to a news release from the Caddo Parish Coroner's Office. Williams died just after noon at Ochsner LSU Health Hospital, where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. The shooting occurred outside of some town homes around 11:20 a.m., police said. “We do believe that h...
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by on June 21, 2019
Cleaners found an abandoned foetus blocking the toilet of an plane in South Africa on Friday, the domestic FlySafair Airline said, prompting the offloading of passengers and a police investigation. The foetus was discovered by cleaning staff as the plane was being prepared and passengers boarded for an early morning flight from the coastal city of Durban to Johannesburg. "Upon final preparations of the waste management system for the departure of flight, our technical crew discovered what a...
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by on June 16, 2019
The nation’s crude oil reserves dropped by 481 million barrels to 36.972 billion barrels in 2018, according to a new report by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC, in its 2019 Annual Statistical Bulletin, said Nigeria’s crude oil reserves stood at 37.453 billion barrels in 2017 and 2016; 37.062 billion barrels in 2015 and 37.448 billion barrels in 2014. According to the report, the number of active oil rigs in the country rose to 32 last year from 13 in 2017 and nine i...
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by on June 14, 2019
The biggest retailer in the world, Walmart announced it will lay off six hundred of its workers in Charlotte, USA. The lay off will take place later this year 2019. The company said it will outsource the job. Walmart released a statement saying “This was a difficult decision that affects friends and associates we care about deeply. We appreciate their important contributions, and we’re committed to handling every transition over the next seven months smoothly and respectfully. We are maintai...
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