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Mali’s Junta Leader Appoints Self Vice-President Of Transition Government

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-The head of Mali’s military junta said Monday he will serve as the vice president in a transitional government that is supposed to bring about a return to democracy more than a month after a coup. The move is likely to be immediately rejected by the international community, which has called on […]

Bill Gates’ Father, William H. Gates Dies At 94

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist who was the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Tuesday. In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to […]

Panama Governor, One Other Nabbed In A Car Loaded With 79 Drug Parcels

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Police in Panama say they have detained two Panamanian nationals who were travelling in a car carrying 79 packets of illegal drugs. Local media have identified one of the detained as the governor of Guna Yala, Erick Martelo. He has since been removed from office. The police said they had been acting […]

West Africa Leaders Put More Pressure On Mali Junta Over Transition

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-West African leaders met the head of Mali’s military junta on Tuesday to press for the return to civilian rule nearly a month after rebel officers seized power in the fragile state.  The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) slapped sanctions on Mali after the putsch, including closing borders and a […]

Again, US Imposes Visa Ban On Nigerians “Undermining Democratic Process”

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The United States Department of State Monday announced more visa restrictions on Nigerians, who it said are undermining the democratic process by their actions. The Mike Pompeo-led USDOS in a statement on its website, said: the additional visa restrictions are on individuals for their actions surrounding the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: Israel Imposes Three-Week Nationwide Lockdown

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday to contain the spread of the coronavirus after a second- wave surge of new cases, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. During the lockdown, which comes during the Jewish high-holiday season, Israelis will have to stay within 500 metres of their […]

Mali Opposition Opposes Military Junta Proposal On Transition Period

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)— Divisions deepened between Mali’s military coup leaders and the country’s political opposition movement on Sunday after the ruling junta announced a plan that would allow a military leader to oversee an 18-month transitional period. While the two sides initially were united in wanting the departure of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, […]

I’ll ‘Never Forget’ What Happened On 9/11-Osama bin Laden’s Niece

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Noor bin Ladin, the 33-year-old niece of the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, released a statement on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks saying that she will “never forget” about those who were impacted by the day. “For the past nineteen years, not a day has gone by since this […]

US Based Ghanaian Pastor Shoots Wife Dead

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A popular US-based Ghanaian pastor identified as Sylvester Ofori has been arrested after he shot his wife Barbara Tommey dead.  The incident took place outside the 27-year-old woman’s workplace at the Navy Federal Credit Union, near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, on Tuesday 8th September 2020.   Barbara was shot by Sylvester, […]

Norwegian Politician Nominates US President, Donald Trump For 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Norwegian far-Right politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde made the nomination following a “historic peace agreement” between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The leader also praised Mr Trump for resolving other protracted conflicts worldwide and said he has made “tremendous efforts” in brokering peace. “For his merit, I think he has done more trying […]

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