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Communal clashes claim 41 lives in Adamawa, Gombe

No fewer than 41 persons were confirmed killed while 107 houses among other property were destroyed during the recent communal clashes   between the Lungudas tribe in Adamawa state and their Wajas counterparts of Gombe state. The two tribes were [...]

November 10, 2018 Incidents

Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport

Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport A  passenger scheduled to travel out of the country on Wednesday morning slumped and died at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Eyewitnesses said the deceased, identified as Ademola Adeleke, had yet to check in [...]

November 8, 2018 Incidents

Teenager drowns in police college swimming pool

A teenager, Ifeanyi Onyekwere, has reportedly drowned in a swimming pool in the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos State. Hope for Nigeria gathered that the 17-year-old was assisting his mother at her shop before he left for the college where he died. [...]

October 31, 2018 Incidents

One dies as SUV falls into river in Abuja

SUV falls into river in Abuja: A young man, identified as Kingsley, has lost his life after a Lexus SUV lost control and fell into a river behind  EFAB Estate, Lokogoma District, Abuja, on Monday. Two other occupants of the [...]

October 31, 2018 Incidents

Missing General: Village Head, others surrender to police

24 hours after being declared wanted by the police over the disappearance of an Army General, Mohammed Idris Alkali (retd), three suspects on Friday voluntarily surrendered themselves to the Plateau State Police Command in Jos. A source said the other suspects [...]

October 26, 2018 Incidents

Kaduna govt confirms kidnapped monarch’s killing, reinforces curfew

Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who described the killing of the monarch in Kachia Local Government Area of the state as inhuman, disclosed this in a statement. Galadima’s body was found close [...]

October 26, 2018 Incidents

Education that can’t create jobs is useless –Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, says education that is not directed towards job creation is useless. Ngige, therefore, said there was a need for schools to revise their current curricular to reflect modern challenges and development, [...]

October 24, 2018 Education

Drugs made from foetuses, infants’ flesh: NAFDAC to conduct surveillance at ports, local markets

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put its Ports Inspection Directorate and all ports and borders in the country on the alert, following reports of possible circulation of medicines/drugs from China contaminated with human remains from [...]

October 20, 2018 Health issues

Osibanjo, NYSC partner to mentor the girlchild

Wife of the vice president, Mrs. Oludolapo Osibanjo is partnering with the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) ENGINE CDS to mentor the girlchild in secondary schools in Lagos. The campaign is to guide girls on the path to follow for [...]

October 19, 2018 Education

Bus veers off bridge, plunges into river

A fully loaded 14-seater bus skidded off a bridge into a nearby river along Okogbe-Mbiama axis on East-West Road, Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that three hours after the bus swung into the flooded [...]

October 17, 2018 Incidents

NYSC mobilization: Students lament ban on universities

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has banned Benue State University and the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, from sending their students for the mandatory year of service. It was gathered that the scheme placed the two-year ban on the schools [...]

October 16, 2018 Education

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft [...]

October 16, 2018 Health issues

Osisioma pipeline explosion death toll hits 200

THE death toll from last Friday Osisioma fuel pipeline explosion has risen to 200, even as protesting youths from the host communities of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depot, yesterday, shut operation at the facility over the incident. The youths, [...]

October 16, 2018 Incidents

157m Nigerians lack access to handwashing facilities, says WaterAid

As the world commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day today, WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that about 157 million Nigerians lack access to hand washing facilities, even as it said only 16 percent of Nigerian hospitals have the facility in their premises. [...]

October 15, 2018 Health issues

ASUU wants EFCC to publish findings on alleged scam in UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make its findings on its petition over University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) corruption allegations public without further delay. ASUU noted with dismay that since [...]

October 15, 2018 Education

Pregnant woman, 10 others burnt, escape death in Abuja gas explosion

Eleven persons in Abuja yesterday suffered varying degrees of burns from a gas explosion that occurred at Rosy Restaurant Area 11. The victims who were immediately taken to Asokoro general hospital suffered some 40 to 50 degrees of burns. A [...]

October 11, 2018 Incidents

Seven suspected cultists arraigned in Ogun

Seven suspected secret cult members were on Monday arraigned in an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ogun State. The accused are: Olaogun Azeez, 18, Tijani Azeez, 22, Jelili Adeniyi, 20, Sulaiman Owolabi, 24, Murainan Shakiru, 25, Tunde Olanisa, 22, and Abinuwaye [...]

October 8, 2018 Incidents

Tanker explosion kills four, toddler in Ondo

Tragedy occurred yesterday evening in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State as a petrol tanker carrying 33,000 litres of petrol fell at Shagari Village junction on Akure-Owo expressway, killing four people and a toddler. The incident occurred few metres [...]

October 4, 2018 Incidents

Man jumps into Lagos Lagoon, dies

A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon and died. The man drowned after jumping into the Lagoon in the early hours of Tuesday, according Punch. The deceased jumped into the lagoon after trekking on the Third Mainland [...]

October 3, 2018 Incidents

Flood kills Osadebe’s son

Okechukwu Osadebe, an 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Chief Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in a flood disaster in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra. He died on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Osadebe’s Atani country home in [...]

September 29, 2018 Incidents

Pilot dies as two NAF F-7NI aircraft collide in Abuja

 NAF F-7NI aircraft collide in Abuja: Two F-7Ni aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), yesterday, crashed around Katampe Hills in Abuja.   The airplanes reportedly collided with each other during a rehearsal for Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary celebration [...]

September 29, 2018 Incidents

Fear as two petrol tankers go aflame in Ibadan community

Reports reaching Hope For Nigeria from Ibadan, the Oyo state capital have it that two petrol tankers Wednesday evening caught fire in the Akobo area of the ancient city.   The incident, it was gathered occurred around General Gas axis [...]

September 27, 2018 Incidents

Nine persons die, one injured in Ekiti road accident

Ekiti road accident: No fewer than nine persons have been killed on the Awo-Igede road in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Council of Ekiti State yesterday as a bus they were travelling in collided with a truck. An eyewitness in Awo community said [...]

September 27, 2018 Incidents

Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advanced reasons why the country’s health sector continues to falter after 58 years of independence.It charged the Federal Government to implement effective prescription policies to ensure that healthcare practitioners engage in ethical practices. [...]

September 26, 2018 Health issues

Man dies in family house collapse

A man at the weekend lost his life in Kwara State when his family house collapsed on him. The sad incident occurred in Omoni village, one of the communities in the Ilorin emirate, Moro Local Government Area of the state. [...]

September 25, 2018 Incidents

Rescue team vows to find body of missing General Alkali

The Search and Rescue Team of the Nigeria Army has vowed to find the body of missing Major-General Muhammad Idris Alkali, who was declared missing on September 3, 2018. This was revealed after Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major [...]

September 24, 2018 Incidents

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread

Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases as flood spreads. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent contamination of water sources. With the likelihood of more rains, amid a [...]

September 19, 2018 Health issues

Experts caution over dietary supplement containing higenamine

Public health researchers have warned against taking weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine, a potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. According to a new peer-reviewed published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology, the international researchers urged consumers to use caution when consuming [...]

September 18, 2018 Health issues

Heavy caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease

A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. An inverse relationship between coffee consumption and mortality has been reported in the general population. [...]

September 18, 2018 Health issues

ABUAD’s 43 pioneer doctors inducted

The Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) yesterday inducted its 43 pioneer medical graduates. The university’s Best Graduating Student, Azom Esther Adaobi, was the cynosure of all eyes as she received a brand new MG3 automobile valued at N5.7 million, courtesy [...]

September 14, 2018 Health issues