by ‘Ifreke Inyang
*Popular radio OAP, TV personality and BBA host, IK Osakioduwa, formerly known as Wildchild, and his beautiful wife- Olohi, welcomed their second child, a beautiful baby girl. The young couple previously had a son.
*Yasmin El-Rufai, the eldest daughter of former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai passed away. The 25-year-old was found dead in her London home. The cause of her death is still unknown but there is no suspicion of foul play.
*Syria’s security forces have committed systematic “crimes against humanity” in their crackdown on anti-government protesters, a UN report said.
*Lana Peters, the only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, died of colon cancer at a care home in the US State of Wisconsin, aged 85.
*An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Hancock, while working for him won her appeal against deportation.
*Up to two million public sector workers in the UK went on strike over their pensions, in what is set to be the biggest walkout for a generation.
*Turkey’s foreign minister announced sanctions on Syria over its crackdown on protesters, saying Syrian leaders have reached “the end of the road”.
*King Mohammed VI of Morocco appointed moderate Islamist leader, Abdelilah Benkirane as Prime Minister, following his party’s election victory.
*In an effort to resolve the eurozone’s debt crisis, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said that Europe is working towards setting up a “fiscal union” .
*Fast food chain, Nando’s withdrew a TV advert in South Africa. The ad made fun of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, referring to him as “the last dictator standing”.
*Chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court requested an arrest warrant for Sudan’s defence minister for alleged atrocities in Darfur.
*A group of Iranian diplomats who were expelled from Britain after the UK’s Tehran embassy was ransacked, have arrived home: Iranian media reported.
*Australia’s governing Labor party voted to support same-sex marriage..