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British-Nigerian genius

British-Nigerian genius Esther Okade who bags PhD before 14, plans to own a bank by 15

British-Nigerian genius: A genius is said to be somebody who exhibits an extraordinary intellectual ability to a certain stage associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge and Nigerian has been blessed with an armful of [...]

September 13, 2019 Education
Yankari Games Reserve

Strange Deadly Illness Reported In Yankari Games Reserve

Please, Advice people not to go to Yankari games reserve in Bauchi state. There is currently an outbreak of a strange and yet to be identified disease that is claiming lives of those who visited within the last weeks. There [...]

September 6, 2019 Health issues
NURTW Members Protest

NURTW Members Protest MC Oluomo’s Emergence As Caretaker Committee Chair

Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State on Wednesday marched on the premises of the Lagos State House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja. They protested the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo [...]

September 5, 2019 Crime
Police Recover 13 Stolen Transformers

Police Recover 13 Stolen Transformers, Arrest 137 Suspects In A’ibom

The Akwa Ibom Police Command says it has recovered 13 stolen transformers belonging to the state government and arrested 137 suspects for various offences. The Police Commissioner, Zaki Ahmed said yesterday in Uyo that the 137 suspects were arrested for [...]

September 5, 2019 Crime
EFCC Arrests 113 ‘Internet Fraudsters

EFCC Arrests 113 ‘Internet Fraudsters’ In Benin

Muktar Bello, Head of Operations, EFCC in the zone, arrests 113 ‘Internet Fraudsters’ in Benin said this on Monday during a news conference in Benin. Mr. Bello said the arrests took place between January and August in its area of [...]

September 4, 2019 Crime
PDP National Youth Leader kidnapped

PDP National Youth Leader kidnapped

PDP National Youth Leader kidnapped Udeh Okoye, the National Youth Leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has been kidnapped, police said Monday. Mr Okoye went to his farm in his home Enugu State when he was abducted at gunpoint, [...]

September 3, 2019 Crime
50 AK-47 Rifles Recovered From Nasarawa Deputy Governor's Attackers

50 AK-47 Rifles Recovered From Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Attackers

50 AK-47 Rifles Recovered From Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Attackers Muhammad Akazakwai, a kidnap kingpin said to have masterminded the recent attack on the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Emmanuel Akabe has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State [...]

September 1, 2019 Crime
Wonder Bank

EFCC Arrests 19 Operators Of Wonder Bank Over 2 Billion Naira Fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office have arrested 19 staff of a fake investment Wonder Bank company floating an alleged Ponzi Scheme that has defrauded members of the public to the tune of [...]

August 31, 2019 Crime
bandits sacked Katsina town

How bandits sacked Katsina town, kidnapped 49 people, stole ‘everything’

How bandits sacked Katsina town, kidnapped 49 people, stole ‘everything’ Shocking details have emerged of how a town in Katsina State was ransacked overnight and dozens of inhabitants and property carted away in an attack by bandits. Wurma, a border [...]

August 29, 2019 Crime
NMA outlines agenda for new health ministers

NMA outlines agenda for new health ministers

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has asked the new ministers of health to intensify efforts aimed at making primary healthcare services accessible to Nigerians. It’s president, Francis Faduyile, at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, set three tasks for the ministers. [...]

August 27, 2019 Health issues
Plane Crash Landed In Cornfield

Plane Crash Landed In Cornfield After Engine SUCK In Birds (PHOTOS)

Plane Crash Landed In Cornfield After Engine SUCK In Birds A Russian pilot has been hailed as a hero after he successfully crash-landed a passenger plane without power in a cornfield after birds were sucked into both engines, causing them [...]

August 26, 2019 Incidents

Facebook to curb fake news using Yoruba, Igbo languages

Facebook says it will fight fake news on its platform using Yoruba and Igbo languages. Kojo Boakye, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, that the two languages were in addition to Hausa [...]

August 15, 2019 Health issues
Armed Robbers Invade Police Barrack In Delta

Armed Robbers Invade Police Barrack In Delta State

Armed Robbers Invade Police Barrack In Delta Police officers and their families residing in the ‘B’ Police Barracks along the Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta State has raised the alarm of incessant robbery attacks on them in recent times. The [...]

August 12, 2019 Crime
Yellow Fever Claims 16 Lives In Ebonyi

Yellow Fever Claims 16 Lives In Ebonyi

NO fewer than 16 lives have reportedly been lost to an outbreak of yellow fever virus in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Several other victims were receiving treatment at the Virology Centre and Iboko General Hospital in the [...]

August 10, 2019 Health issues
Yakubu Nura

Yakubu Nura Wins “World Championship In Physics”

Dr. Yakubu Nura of the University of Maiduguri Nigeria wins World Physics Competition  World Championship-2019 in Physics (EINSTEIN’S PLANETARY EQUATION) acknowledges the outstanding international contributions and is selected based on international meritorious competition. Dr Yakubu Nura’s research article was judged [...]

August 9, 2019 Education
Miyetti Allah

Paul Offu: Miyetti Allah Defends Fulani Herdsmen Over Catholic Priest’s Murder

The Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has said that Fulani herdsmen were not responsible for Thursday’s killing of the Catholic priest of St James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, Enugu state. The Herdsmen umbrella amount alleged it has been [...]

August 4, 2019 Crime
Police Rescue One Of Five Kidnapped RCCG Pastors

Police Rescue One Of Five Kidnapped RCCG Pastors

Police Rescue One Of Five Kidnapped RCCG Pastors The Ogun state police command has confirmed that one of the kidnap victims, Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma who incidentally is the only woman amongst them, has been rescued unhurt. The woman who is [...]

August 3, 2019 Crime
FAAN Officer Nabbed Over Theft Of $600 Pilgrims

FAAN Officer Nabbed Over Theft Of $600 Pilgrims’ BTA

FAAN Officer Nabbed Over Theft Of $600 Pilgrims An official with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Yola International Airport (name withheld) is being interrogated by the police over the theft of $600 from two pilgrims travelling [...]

August 2, 2019 Crime
Eastern Palm University

Imo Government Takes Over Eastern Palm University, Scraps New Institutions

The Imo State Government has taken over the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko and converted it to a campus of the Imo State University, Owerri. The 8th Imo Assembly had passed a law allotting 90 per cent equity shares to trustees [...]

August 1, 2019 Education
36th President of Rotary Club of Uyo

36th President of Rotary Club of Uyo: School Where Pupils Sit On Floor To Learn In Akwa Ibom (Photo)

The newly installed 36th President of Rotary Club of Uyo, District 9142 in Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Idongesit Domingo-Inyang, has decried the situation where pupils still sit on the floor of their classroom to learn in the state, Brainnews report. [...]

July 31, 2019 Education
Bandits Block Lagos-Ibadan Road, Kidnap CMD’s Son, 2 Others

Bandits Block Lagos-Ibadan Road, Kidnap CMD’s Son, 2 Others

Bandits Block Lagos-Ibadan Road, Kidnap CMD’s Son, 2 Others Bandits on Tuesday evening blocked the Ajebo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and kidnapped three persons. The Chief Medical Director of the Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State, Dr. Oladipupo Sule, [...]

July 25, 2019 Crime
Herdsmen Attack

Herdsmen Attack: Ogun Teachers, Pupils Flee From Schools In Alabata

Teachers and pupils have deserted primary and secondary schools in Alabata villages in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State following attacks by suspected herdsmen. The PUNCH gathered that the schools had been deserted since the attacks reportedly carried [...]

July 22, 2019 Crime
Police identify man who climbed aircraft at Lagos airport

Police identify man who climbed aircraft at Lagos airport

Police identify man who climbed aircraft at Lagos airport The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos Police Command, has identified the man who climbed an Azman Air aircraft at the airport on Friday as Usman Adamu from the neighbouring Republic [...]

July 21, 2019 Crime
Police identify man who climbed aircraft at Lagos airport

FAAN Suspends Four Over Security Breach At Lagos Airport

Security Breach At Lagos Airport: The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended four heads of aviation security unit who were on duty when an unidentified man climbed an Azman aircraft at the Lagos airport on Friday morning. FAAN’s [...]

July 20, 2019 Crime

Five Inmates Of Kirikiri Prison Bag University Degrees From National Open Uni

Five Inmates Of Kirikiri Prison Bag University Degrees Five inmates of Maximum Security Prison in Kirikiri, Lagos, have bagged university degrees from National Open University (NOUN).  The Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, disclosed this in Lagos on [...]

July 20, 2019 Education
40% Of Doctors Unemployed In Nigeria —

40% Of Doctors Unemployed In Nigeria — NMA

About 40 percent of medical doctors in Nigeria are unemployed, Chairman, Federal Capital Territory branch of the Nigeria Medical Association, Ekpe Phillips, has said. Ekpe, a gynaecologist at the Nyanyan General Hospital said this in Abuja yesterday at a roundtable [...]

July 19, 2019 Health issues
Adedeji Adeleke's house

Deji Adeleke’s House On Fire: Davido’s Father’s House Gutted By Fire

Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke’s house on Esther Adeleke street in Lekki, Lagos state was gutted by fire today July 16th. According to an eyewitness, the fire started this afternoon at about 1pm at the pent house of the building. The [...]

July 17, 2019 Incidents
Hope

Magical Transformation Of A Boy Left To Die After Being Accused Of Witchcraft

Magical Transformation Of A Boy Left To Die After Being Accused Of Witchcraft Sometimes in February 2016, this young boy was condemned to die after a pastor accused him of witchcraft and his images went vural. Abandoned by his parents [...]

July 13, 2019 Human rights
Man Eats Expired Foods For A Year To Prove Expiry Dates Doesn't Mean Much

Man Eats Expired Foods For A Year To Prove Expiry Dates Doesn’t Mean Much

Man Eats Expired Foods For A Year To Prove Expiry Dates Doesn’t Mean Much Expiry dates are dates noted in a product, especially consumable ones. Expiry dates are always found alongside Production Date of a product and it’s noted down [...]

July 13, 2019 Health issues
Akeredolu

Akeredolu Condemns Murder Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter, Orders Investigation

Governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has condemned in strong terms, the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. “This is one death too many. It is unacceptable and condemnable’” he said. This [...]

July 13, 2019 Crime