World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Nigerian Police Arrests Web- Editor

Nigerian Police Arrests Web- Editor (Abiodun John Balogun) for being in possession of a laptop.
At a time when Nigerian security apparatus should focus on securing lives of Nigerians by arresting the menace posed by religious sects such as Boko Haram.Men of the Nigerian police force appears to be playing to the gallery, and has continued to arrest law abiding Nigerians.
Mr. Abiodun John Balogun, web-editor of was yesterday, arrested by officials of the Nigerian police force in Benin City, Edo state, for being in possession of a lap-top.
Attempt to explain to the police that the laptop was his work tool fell on deaf ears.
When asked to identify himself, Mr. Balogun presented his Nigerian driver’s license, but the police insisted it wasn’t enough.
He is he being held @ the Aideyan police station, without bail.
The management of US based Huhu Groups Incorporated, publishers of, has retained Festus Keyamo Chambers as Legal representative for Mr. Balogun.

Babakura Fugu Brother-in-law of Boko Haram Leader Assassinated can disclose Alhaji Babakura Fugu brother-in-in-law of Mohammed Yusssuf; the slain leader of the Boko Haram sect has been assassinated. Gunmen suspected to be angry members of the religious sect killed 48-year-old man.Read more @

FG to Get Tough On Tax Evaders…Backs BIOF to Collect N170bn Taxes Owed understands that President Goodluck Jonathan, friday, summoned an emergency federal executive council meeting, to discuss how to align Nigeria`s budget to anticipated resources, fix some of the fiscal lapses that have developed in more @

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Binoy Kampmark: Europe Dries Up
Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power... More>>

UN: Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza last weekend... More>>

Save The Children: One Year Under Taliban Rule, Girls Are More Isolated, Hungry, Sad: New Report
One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry...

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>

Singapore: UN Experts Call For Immediate Moratorium On Executions For Drug Offences

UN experts* today condemned the execution of Nazeri Bin Lajim, a 64-year-old Malay Singaporean national convicted of drug offenses and urged the Government of Singapore to halt plans to execute individuals on death row for drug related charges... More>>