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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Mamitu Gashe

Meet Mamitu Gashe, Africa’s Top Surgeon Who Can’t Read Or Write

How an illiterate girl from the mountains of Ethiopia became the ‘future of African medicine’ – as the heartwarming reason she’s returning to the operating theatre at 73 is revealed. Mamitu Gashe was 16 when she went into labour with [...]

October 31, 2020 Health issues
Sean Connery

Sean Connery Is Dead! James Bond Actor Dies At 90

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said. The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in [...]

October 31, 2020 entertainment
Seven Nigerians who tried to hijack an oil tanker

UK Authorities Say 7 Nigerians Who Attempted To Hijack Oil Vessel Bailed

Seven Nigerians who tried to hijack an oil tanker off the coast of the Isle of Wight, have been bailed. UK media, however, say they are in the custody of the British border force. After a ten-hour stand-off between the [...]

October 31, 2020 International
Lagos Judicial Panel To Summon SARS Officials

Lagos Judicial Panel To Summon SARS Officials Involved In Extrajudicial Activities

The Lagos State panel hearing cases of extrajudicial activities and police brutality has said it will be summoning operatives of the now scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad to appear before it. This was announced by Chairperson of the panel, Justice Doris [...]

October 31, 2020 Government and politics
'Nigeria Needs Our support'— Ontario's Nigerian Community Reflects On #EndSARS Protests

‘Nigeria Needs Our support’— Ontario’s Nigerian Community Reflects On #EndSARS Protests

With thousands of residents across Nigeria demonstrating against police brutality and the widely condemned Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the past few weeks, expats and community members who live in Canada are rallying to support friends and loved ones who [...]

October 31, 2020 International
HIV in Nigeria

Akwa Ibom, Benue Have The Highest Number Of HIV Positive Persons

Akwa Ibom and Benue rank very high as states with the highest number of people living with HIV in Nigeria — NACA The latest quarterly factsheet of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has revealed that two [...]

October 30, 2020 Health issues
Catherine Ugorji Selected For UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year Award

Nigeria’s Catherine Ugorji Selected For UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year Award

Catherine Ugorji of the Nigeria Police Force serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), has been selected by the United Nations as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year [...]

October 30, 2020 Military
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will spend N167,459,107

2021: President Buhari, Osinbajo To Spend N167m On Food, Refreshment

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will spend N167,459,107 on food and refreshment next year if the 2021 Appropriation Bill, which Buhari presented to the legislature last Thursday, is passed. While the President will spend N98,306,492 on foodstuff/catering [...]

October 30, 2020 Government and politics
Alli-Macaulay

Nigerians Expose How Lagos Assembly Member, Alli-Macaulay, Used COVID-19 Palliatives As Birthday Gift

Few hours after saying Nigerian youth “are high on drugs all the time”, Nigerians have exposed how Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, member representing Amuwo-Odofin 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, used COVID-19 palliatives as birthday gifts. Nigerian politicians, who hijacked [...]

October 30, 2020 Government and politics
Benue COVID-19 Palliatives Sold In Kano Markets

Benue COVID-19 Palliatives Sold In Kano Markets (VIdeo)

At this difficult time in our Nations history Benue state should not be in the news for Shameful reasons such as this . At a time when our people are hungry , evil men and women are selling off food [...]

October 28, 2020 Health issues
Nigerian Air Force Arrests Its Personnel Involved In Flogging Curfew Defaulters

Nigerian Air Force Arrests Its Personnel Involved In Flogging Curfew Defaulters

The Nigerian Air Force has arrested its personnel who flogged curfew violators in Ilesha, Osun State.This was made known to the public through Nigerian Air Force official Twitter page. It reads: Alleged Flogging of Curfew Defaulters in Ilesha, Osun State [...]

October 28, 2020 Crime
Tinubu

Fraud Charges Filed Against Ex-Lagos Governor, Tinubu, Alpha Beta Burnt In Court, Lawyer Claims

The court papers donating charges brought against Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, and tax consultancy firm, Alpha Beta Consulting, by a former Managing Director of the company, Dapo Apara, has been burnt according to claims by Tade Ipadeola, [...]

October 28, 2020 General
US Lawmaker Condemns Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters In Nigeria

US Lawmaker Condemns Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters In Nigeria By Military Personnel

A member of the United States House of Representatives, Alexander N. Green, has condemned the killing of EndSARS unarmed protesters by operatives of the Nigerian Army in Lagos State. SaharaReporters had last week Tuesday reported how armed men in army [...]

October 28, 2020 International
Lekki Toll Gate Massacre

End Attempts To Cover Up Lekki Toll Gate Massacre, Amnesty International Tells Nigerian Government

Rights organisation, Amnesty International, has asked the Nigerian authorities to stop trying to cover up the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos on October 20. AI in a series of tweets on Wednesday said [...]

October 28, 2020 Crime
Governors Received N1bn Each From Buhari

‘COVID-19: Governors Received N1bn Each From Buhari, N1.1bn From World Bank’

Governors of the 36 states were said to have received N1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governors were also said to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with [...]

October 27, 2020 Government and politics
Fire Guts Petrol Station In Lagos

Fire Guts Petrol Station In Lagos

A petrol station has been engulfed in fire in Lagos. The filling station along Ajayi Road, Ogba, Lagos, went up in flames in the early hours of Tuesday. The Head, Public Affairs of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, [...]

October 27, 2020 Incidents
Gunmen Kidnap Wife Of Kano Traditional Ruler

Gunmen Kidnap Wife Of Kano Traditional Ruler

Karaye Emirate in Kano State has announced the abduction of the wife of the village head of Tsara under Rogo Local Government Area, Aishatu Aliyu, by some gunmen. According to the report presented to the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar [...]

October 27, 2020 Crime
25-year-old Orphan Killed By Nigerian Army During #EndSARS Protest

Edo Youth Demand Justice For 25-year-old Orphan Killed By Nigerian Army During #EndSARS Protest

The Coalition of Edo North Youth for Good Governance has demanded justice for a 25-year-old orphan, Godwin Junior Iraoya, killed during the #EndSARS protest in Auchi, Edo State. Iraoya was killed by soldiers led by one Colonel Abdulsamad Tanko during a peaceful [...]

October 27, 2020 Crime
COVID-19 palliatives

Tension In Abuja As Police Disperse Thugs With Teargas Over COVID-19 Palliatives

There is tension at Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as security operatives fired teargas to disperse thugs, who besieged the orientation camp of National Youth Service Corps in an attempt to loot COVID-19 palliatives. The thugs [...]

October 27, 2020 Health issues
Tension In Kogi As Police Allegedly Open Fire on Journalists, Thugs

Tension In Kogi As Police Allegedly Open Fire on Journalists, Thugs

There is currently tension in Lokoja, Kogi State, as policemen reportedly opened fire on rampaging thugs, who had converged on Zone 8 area of the town in an attempt to loot a warehouse. It was gathered that the miscreants gathered [...]

October 26, 2020 Crime
Lekki Attack

Rights Lawyer Asks Governor Sanwo-Olu To Immediately Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Attack On Protesters

Rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has written to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos to release the details of Closed Circuit Television records showing the attack on #EndSARS Protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of the city on Tuesday night. In [...]

October 26, 2020 Government and politics
Governor Masari

Governor Masari Forces Katsina Accounting Officers To Swear Oath Of Secrecy To Block Leakage of Files on Corruption

Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari has ordered civil servants in the state to swear to an oath of secrecy in order to block the leakage of files on corruption and fraudulent acts in his administration. Recall that a resident of [...]

October 26, 2020 Government and politics
COVID-19 palliatives

Tension In Abuja As Thugs Attempt To Break Into Warehouse With Suspected COVID-19 Palliatives

Security operatives are currently shooting sporadically at the popular UTC loated in Area 10 in Abuja as thugs attempted to break into the Art and Culture building where COVID-19 palliatives are suspected to be kept. The miscreants whose aim was [...]

October 24, 2020 Crime
Cross River State ministry of works

Cross River State Ministry Of Works Burnt Down

More COVID-19 Palliatives were discovered last Night inside Cross River State ministry of works . large crowd went in to pack, after emptying all the ware houses, some hoodlums also entered the main offices packed everything and burnt the whole [...]

October 24, 2020 Crime
Edo Jailbreak

Edo Jailbreak: Obaseki Gives Escaped Prisoners One Week To Return

Edo Jailbreak: Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has extended the ultimatum issued to fleeing inmates to return by one week, till Friday, October 30, 2020. The governor, who had given the fleeing inmates till today to return, said the [...]

October 24, 2020 Government and politics
Hassan Wayam

Hausa Musician, Hassan Wayam, Is Dead (PICS)

Famous Hausa musician, Hassan Wayam, is dead.  He died after a long illness in Zaria, Kaduna State.  According to family members, he will be buried on Saturday (today) in line with Islamic rites. The late musician is originally from Maradun [...]

October 24, 2020 entertainment
President Buhari's Speech As "12 Minutes Of Nonsense"

#EndSARS: Nigerians Describe President Buhari’s Speech As “12 Minutes Of Nonsense”

Nigerians have expressed their displeasure with President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on the current security situation in the country. After weeks of #EndSARS protests, Buhari in a live broadcast on Thursday evening finally addressed angry Nigerians. In his less than 15-minute [...]

October 24, 2020 Government and politics
Angry Youth Take Over Tinubu’s House In Lagos

Angry Youth Take Over Tinubu’s House In Lagos

Angry Nigerians have besieged the residence of a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, with an attempt to break into the building. The house is located on Bourdillon Street, Ikoyi, Lagos. There has been a general breakdown of law and [...]

October 22, 2020 Government and politics
Army For Use Of Live Bullets On #ENDSARS Protesters

MURIC Condemns Nigerian Government, Army For Use Of Live Bullets On #ENDSARS Protesters

The Muslim Rights Concern has berated the Nigerian Government for ordering the military to open fire on unarmed protesters in Lagos. The Muslim group in a statement by its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola, also appealed to protesters to take time [...]

October 22, 2020 Government and politics
Seyi

Seyi, Son Of Ex-Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, Jet Out To London With Family As Angry Nigerians Destroy Father’s Known Investments

Seyi, son of a former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday morning at about 1:53am flew out to London, United Kingdom, in a private jet with members of his family and a few others, SaharaReporters has exclusively [...]

October 22, 2020 Government and politics