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Insecurity: New Zealand Gun Owners Turn Over Their Weapons For Cash

LAGOS JULY 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)— Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000 New Zealand dollars ($288,000) to 169 gun owners […]

Nigerian PhD Student, Passes On In Malaysian Immigration Detention Cell

LAGOS JULY 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Immigration Department of Malaysia, on Friday, confirmed that a Nigerian PhD student at the Limkokwing University, Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, had died in their custody. Ewansiha, according to the Director General of the agency, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud was detained during a raid on July 4 at 10.45 p.m. at the Desa […]

Ghanian Lawmaker To Venture Into Music As Profession In Order To Survive

LAGOS JULY 12TH (NEWSRANGRS)-A Ghanaian lawmaker, Dr. Clement Abas Apaak, has said that he would be going into the music industry in order to make ends meet. Apaak, who represents, Builsa South in the Upper East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress said this on a radio show, reports Ghana Web. According […]

Protesters Attack Zimbabwean Minister, Aides At Chatham House In UK (SEE VIDEO)

LAGOS JULY 12TH (NEWSANGERS)-Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Sibusiso Busi Moyo was, on Friday, attacked by protesters at Chatham House in the UK. The country’s Information Permanent Secretary, Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana and his aides were also attacked. A video shared on Twitter by Hopewell Chin’ono, @daddyhope, revealed one of the protesters, pouring […]

17 Suspects Detained Over Coup Attempt In Sudan

LAGOS JULY 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) said late Thursday that it had foiled an attempted coup. In a statement broadcast live on state-run television, it said the coup was attempted in a bid to undermine the final agreement to be signed between the military and opposition on sharing power for three years […]

Saudi Monarch’s Daughter Tried In Absentia Over Alleged Beating Of Plumber In Paris

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The only daughter of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was put on trial in absentia Tuesday in Paris for allegedly ordering her bodyguard to strike a plumber she suspected of taking photos and video at the Saudi royal family’s apartment in the French capital. Prosecutors allege Princess Hessa bint Salman became enraged when […]

Messi Restaurant Ditches Out Free Meals, Coffee, Wine To Homeless Argentinians

LAGOS JULY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Argentina is in the midst of a cold snap right now. The temperatures in the capital Buenos Aires are barely making it into double digits during the day and it’s getting very cold at night. As such, the country’s growing homeless population is suffering and in need of food. So over in […]

Congo Rebel Leader, Bosco Ntaganda Convicted Of War Crimes By ICC

LAGOS JULY 8TH (NEWRANGERS)-A former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ntaganda, nicknamed “Terminator”, was convicted on 18 counts including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. […]

Man Expcted To Be First Black African In Space Killed In Motorbike Accident

LAGOS JULY 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A South African man who won the chance to be the first black African in space has died in a motorbike crash before turning his dream into reality, his family announced on Sunday. Mandla Maseko, a part-time DJ, and candidate officer with the South African Air Force, was nicknamed “Afronaut” after landing […]

Nigerian Female Sells Artwork For N215m In US

LAGOS JULY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Toyin Ojih Odutola has become the third highest-paid Nigerian artist of all time after her drawing ‘Compound Leaf’ sold at the Sotheby’s for £471,000 (roughly N215 million). News Agency of Nigeria reports that this record-breaking sale puts Ojih Odutola behind a fellow female artist, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, and the legendary Ben Enwonwu. After […]

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