World News – The Whistler NG Exclusive Stories and Top News In Nigeria And Around The World Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:46:06 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Gabonese President, Ali Bongo In First Live Public Appearance After Suffering Stroke Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:30:45 +0000 Ali - BongoAfter nearly 10 months of suffering a stroke, Gabonese President, Ali Bango has made his first live public appearance in which he attended a couple of ceremonies in the capital Libreville. According to reports, Bongo who has been scrutinized for signs of ill health, attended commemorations on the eve of the country’s anniversary of independence. […]]]> 0 Crocodile Snatches, Eats Boy Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:25:17 +0000 A Philippine boy was killed after being snatched from a boat by a saltwater crocodile in the southern Philippines, as the reptiles’ shrinking habitat leads to repeated attacks, authorities said on Wednesday. The 10-year-old was on board with his two older siblings near the town of Balabac, which is notorious for confrontations with the massive […]]]> 0 U.S Introduces New Law To Classify Legal Immigrants As ‘Public Burdens’ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:43:23 +0000 Donald-TrumpThe United States Government has introduced a new law to stiffen legal immigration in the country by making it more difficult for legal immigrants to stay for a long period in the country. Under the new immigration law which becomes effective from October 15, 2019, some legal immigrants will be classified as “public burden”. Legal […]]]> 0 Disgraced U.S Millionaire, Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide Sat, 10 Aug 2019 14:23:48 +0000 Jeffrey-EpsteinThe wealthy US financier Jeffrey Epstein, indicted on charges he trafficked underage girls for sex, has committed suicide in prison, US news media reported on Saturday. Epstein, who had hobnobbed with politicians and celebrities over the years and was already a convicted sex offender, hanged himself in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center and […]]]> 0 Trump Freezes Venezuelan Government’s Assets Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:01:43 +0000 Due to the “continued usurpation of power” by President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuelan, assets of the government have been frozen according to an executive order issued by US President, Donald Trump. According to reports, the sanctions which came into effect on Monday, represents a significant escalation of U.S attempts to force Maduro out of office. […]]]> 0 FBI Says Conspiracy Theories New Threat To Domestic Terrorism Fri, 02 Aug 2019 17:35:17 +0000 Federal - Bereau - Of - IntelligenceA new document by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI has said conspiracy theories born and spread online are a dangerous breeding ground for domestic terrorists. This is contained in a May 30 memo produced out of the agency’s phoenix field office. The FBI is a government agency in the United States that investigates crimes […]]]> 0 U.S Withdraws From INF Treaty With Russia As UN Warns Of Nuclear War Fri, 02 Aug 2019 11:11:08 +0000 trump-putinThe United States has formally pulled out from a major nuclear treaty with Russia amidst allegations of a breach of the deal by the latter. The U.S had signed what was known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) under the tenure of US President Ronald Reagan with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. The […]]]> 0 Ebola: Rwanda Shuts Border With DR Congo Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:01:56 +0000 Ebola_vaccineFollowing the detection of the deadly Ebola virus in the border city of Goma, Rwanda has shut its frontier with the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to a statement by the Congolese presidency, there had been a “unilateral decision by the Rwandan authorities” that affected citizens from both countries who had to cross the border […]]]> 0 Trump Warns China: Don’t Wait For 2020 U.S. Election To Make Trade Deal Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:02:55 +0000 Donald-TrumpU.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned China against waiting out his first term in office to finalise any trade deal. Trump added that if he wins re-election in the November 2020 U.S. presidential contest, the outcome could be no agreement or a worse one. Trump said this in a post on Twitter, as the […]]]> 0 18 Killed As Pakistan Army Plane Crashes Into Residential Area Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:13:38 +0000 18-Killed-As-Pakistan-Army-Plane-Crashes-Into-Residential-AreaEighteen people were killed when a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi early Tuesday, officials told AFP. The plane crashed into a poor village near an upscale neighbourhood in the garrison city that is home to the army’s headquarters, creating a fireball that lit up the night […]]]> 0 Trump Calls Macron ‘Foolish’ Over Plans To Tax American Tech Companies Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:13:44 +0000 Donald TrumpUnited States President, Donald Trump, has slammed French President, Emmanuel Macron, over plans to impose digital services tax on multinational technology firms in France.  If Macron should go ahead with the plan, it will affect American technology companies such as Google amongst others.  Trump took to Twitter on Friday to vent his anger over the […]]]> 0 Togo Nationals Protest Against Their President Faure Gnassigbe In Lagos Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:19:50 +0000 Togo - NationalsIn a move aimed at bringing to an end the government of President Faure Gnassigbe of Togo, thousands of Togolese have taken to the streets of Onikan, Lagos in protest. According to the men and women, many of whom came from Togo for the protest said they want an end to the government of Gnassigbe, […]]]> 0 Tunisian President Essebsi Dies At 92 Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:09:53 +0000 Beji - Caid - EssebsiPresident of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi is dead. He president according to a statement from the presidency died at the age of 92. According to Hafedh Caid Essebsi, the son of the president said his father was hospitalized on Wednesday after he suffered the effects of last month’s crisis. Essebsi, a major player in the […]]]> 0 Boris Johnson Elected New UK Prime Minister Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:19:35 +0000 boris-johnsonFormer British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has won the UK’s Conservative Party leadership contest and will take over from outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May when she steps down on Wednesday. Johnson, a former Mayor of London and British Foreign Secretary, was officially named the new Tory leader on Tuesday, beating his rival Jeremy Hunt in […]]]> 0 Iran To U.S: You’re Causing Instability In Middle East, Latin America Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:56:33 +0000 Donald-TrumpIran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, said the United States is creating instability and insecurity in the Middle East and Latin America, the Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. “The resistance of Venezuela to the United States is very important for the people of the world and the people of Venezuela,’’ Mr Zarif was quoted as […]]]> 0 20 Foreign Crew Members Rescued In East China Sea Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:49:54 +0000 Kidnapped-Turkish-sailorsA total of 20 crew members were rescued in the East China Sea on Saturday, according to the Donghai Rescue Bureau of the China Ministry of Transport. A container ship that is registered in the Marshall Islands lost power, due to mechanical problems caused by a typhoon about 25 nautical miles east of the Yangtze […]]]> 0 FLASHBACK: Video Of How El Chapo Was Captured, Extradited To U.S Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:56:37 +0000 El-Chapos-Arrest-ExtraditionJoaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, popularly known as El Chapo, was a Mexican drug lord whose notorious criminal career came to an end on Wednesday after a Federal District Court in Brooklyn, United States, sentenced him to life in prison. El Chapo had eluded federal agents for years ­– including escaping from a Mexican jail in 2015 […]]]> 0 BREAKING: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Sentenced To Life In Prison Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:55:47 +0000 Mexican-drug-lord-Joaquín-Guzmán-aka-El-Chapo-A U.S judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February. He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel in 2015, but was later […]]]> 0 Couple Falls From 9-Storey Building While Making Love Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:08:23 +0000 Couple-Falls-From-9-Storey-Building-While-Making-LoveA woman has been killed after falling from the ninth floor of a block of flats in Russia while having sex, but her partner survived after landing on top of her. The woman, aged 30, was found dead at the base of an apartment block in St Petersburg on the night of July 5 during […]]]> 0 U.S: Why Trump’s Plan To Arrest Illegal Immigrants Failed Twice Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:38:16 +0000 donald trumpFor the second time in less than a month, the mass immigration raids that President Donald Trump promised to carry out have failed to materialize. In June, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was due to target thousands of people living in the U.S. without proper documentation in 10 major cities, including Baltimore, Chicago, Los […]]]> 0 Zambian President Fires Finance Minister, Names Replacement Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:45:05 +0000 Margaret - MwanakatwePresident Edgar Lungu of Zambia has fired the country’s Finance Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe. In a statement from the president’s office on Monday noted that the country’s Central Bank Deputy Governor, Bwalya Ng’andu will take over as the next finance minister. While the statement did not give any reason for her sack, Lungu however expressed his […]]]> 0 Have More Children To Boost Economy, Tanzanian President Urges Women Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:44:52 +0000 John-Pombe-Magufuli-President John Magufuli urged Tanzania’s women to “set your ovaries free” and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty. “When you have a big population you build the economy. That’s why China’s economy is so huge,” he […]]]> 0 Britain’s Ambassador To US Resigns Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:03:27 +0000 Kim - DarrochBarely three days after drawing United States President, Donald Trump’s anger for criticizing his administration in leaked confidential cables to London,  Britain’s ambassador to Washington Kim Darroch has said he is resigning. “The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,” Darroch wrote in his resignation […]]]> 0 Ex-Argentine President Fernando Is Dead Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:08:00 +0000 Fernando-de-la-RuaEx-Argentine Head of State, Fernando de la Rua is dead. De la Rua according to reports died today, Tuesday in Buenos Aires at the age of 81, in a clinic in the capital where he had been hospitalized with heart and kidney problems. “I share in the pain of his family,” President Mauricio Macri said […]]]> 0 EU To Replace Lagarde As IMF Director-Official Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:21:56 +0000 Christine-LagardeThe EU wants to have an agreed European candidate to replace Christine Lagarde at the helm of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a senior EU official on Monday said. The fund will need to replace Ms Lagarde after she was nominated last week by EU leaders as the next president of the European Central Bank, […]]]> 0 14-Year-Old Boy Arrested Over Alleged Rape Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:21:19 +0000 rapeA 14-year-old boy was arrested on Monday in connection with the rape of a young woman in Germany. The prosecutor said that the boy was arrested, due to concerns he could become a repeat offender, adding that the boy had become known to police for sexual harassment on two other occasions but under German law, […]]]> 0 Trump slams Theresa May, UK Ambassador Over Damning Cable Leak Tue, 09 Jul 2019 09:53:45 +0000 Donald-Trump-and-Theresa-MayDonald Trump launched an extraordinary attack Monday on outgoing British premier Theresa May, following the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency. London has been scrambling to stem the damage caused by the weekend release of confidential telegrams in which its envoy to Washington, Kim Darroch, described the US leader as “inept” and […]]]> 0 2 Soldiers Killed As Explosion Rocks Military Unit In Azerbaijan Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:27:55 +0000 Azerbaijan-ARMYAn explosion struck a military unit in Azerbaijan on Saturday, leaving two soldiers killed and another one injured, the country’s Defense Ministry said. “In the morning of July 6, an incident occurred at one of the military units. “Two soldiers … were killed as a result of the explosion of a tank shell,” the ministry […]]]> 0 American Billionaire, Christopher Cline Dies In Bahamas Helicopter Crash Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:32:17 +0000 Christopher-ClineAmerican billionaire, Christopher Cline, was among seven people that were killed after a helicopter crashed in the Bahamas on Thursday. The U.S coal tycoon, who is known for reviving mining industry in Illinois, was confirmed dead by his attorney Brian Glasser. Cline was the founder of Foresight Energy LP which controls nearly 2 billion tons of coal […]]]> 0 Over 240 Suffer Food Poisoning At Ex-First Lady’s Birthday Party Wed, 03 Jul 2019 22:46:23 +0000 Over-240-Suffer-Food-Poisoning-At-Ex-First-Ladys-Birthday-PartyMore than 240 people fell ill and were rushed to hospital on Wednesday for alleged food poisoning at a birthday party for former Philippine First Lady, Imelda Marcos, authorities said. The victims, who suffered from dizziness, vomiting and diarrhoea, were brought to 10 hospitals in the city of Pasig near Manila, according to Bryan Wong, […]]]> 0