Ooni of Ife absent at his wedding in Benin today

TVC E. The custodian of Yoruba traditional stool, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, was absent today Saturday, as he got married to his new bride, Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor, in Benin, Edo State.   The wedding was attended by several top dignitaries.   The traditional wedding took place at the Edo Hotel, Okada Drive, GRA Benin City, Edo State. Meanwhile, the monarch was absent at the ceremony due to tradition. ...

Thousands turn out in Niger to back jailed presidential candidate

TVC E. ( NIAMEY ): Around 10 000 people shouting "Hama for president!" packed a Niger rally in support of jailed opposition figure Hama Amadou, who is running for president in elections this month despite being in detention. Amadou, a former premier and parliament speaker, was arrested in November on his return from exile in France and jailed for his alleged role in a baby trafficking scandal. He left the west African country in August 2014 after losing his parliamentary immunity over the allegations of baby trafficking between Nigeria, Benin and Niger. He has been denied bail though several other senior political, military and business figures facing accusations in the case have been released pending trial. Amadou has denied the allegations and denounced the legal process against him as a ploy to keep him out of the elections. "This is the first time that a presidential candidate has been deprived of his freedom and will...