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Mother Jailed For 15 Years In The Czech Republic For Abandoning Baby In A Car Park To Freeze To Death

4 years ago /
International News 

A Czech woman who gave birth on the bus on her way to work and left the newborn boy on the street to freeze to death has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Katerina Vastikova, 33, was travelling to her job in a factory in Trinec, a town in the...

 

Sierra Leone Holds Journalist In Prison Because He Accused Govt Of Provoking Unrest By Mismanaging Ebola Crisis

4 years ago /
Health 

Sierra Leone said Tuesday it was holding a journalist in a notorious prison because he had accused the government of provoking the kind of unrest seen in Burkina Faso through mismanagement of the Ebola crisis. David Tam Baryoh, host of the weekly "Monologue" programme on the private Citizen FM, has become...

 

NAFDAC Nabs Man With 10,000 Assorted Drinks Labels In Enugu

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday said a man suspected to be in possession of 10,000 labels of assorted drinks had been arrested in Enugu. The Chief Co-ordinator of the agency in Enugu state, Mr Ikechuku Okoye, made this known to newsmen in Enugu. Okoye...

 

International Community Condemn Potiskum Attack

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

International condemnation trailed Monday’s suicide bomb attack at a government boarding school in Potiskum, Yobe, which reportedly killed several students and wounded others. A statement issued by the U.S. embassy in Abuja condemned in the strongest terms, the incessant attacks on defenceless civilians in North East Nigeria this past week. The statement...

Rosetta Mission: 'Looking Good' For Comet Landing Bid

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

European Space Agency officials say all looks good ahead of this week's historic bid to land on a comet. Esa's Rosetta satellite will despatch its piggybacked Philae probe to the surface of the "ice mountain" known as 67P on Wednesday. Controllers report both mothership and descent robot to be in excellent shape. The...

Cesc F bregas Ruled Out Of Spain Qualifier With Hamstring Injury

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Cesc Fàbregas is out of Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Belarus on Saturday after being diagnosed with a hamstring injury. Fàbregas, who played the whole of Chelsea’s 2-1 Premier League win at Liverpool on Saturday, had tests in Madrid on Tuesday and medical staff ruled him out of the...

 

Rice Farmers In Jigawa Decry Lack Of Access To Credit Facilities

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Rice farmers in Gatafa and Ganuwa-kuka villages of Auyo Local Government Area of Jigawa on Tuesday decried their inability to access credit facilities to expand their farming business.  The farmers made the complaint when they received a team of officials from the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAPP), who were in...

Palestinians Marking 10 Years Since Death Of Yasser Arafat

4 years ago /
International News 

A report from Ramallah said the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians were on Tuesday marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Arafat, for decades, led the course of the Palestinians for an independent state. He said the 75 year old Arafat, was being remembered at a wreath laying...

Suspected Fraudster Nabbed Over $1m Scam

4 years ago /
Security 

A suspected fraudster, Adekunle Balogun a.k.a Malan Salihu, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over fraudulent dealings involving the sum of $1million USD. The 44- year- old Ordinary Diploma certificate holder in Textile and Polymer Technology was picked up by operatives of the Commission in Lagos...

 

Neanderthal DNA Found In 45,000-Year-Old Human Bone

4 years ago /
International News 

Scientists from Germany have unlocked genetic secrets from a thigh bone of one of the earliest humans who roamed western Siberia 45,000 years ago. Prof. Svante Paabo and his colleagues from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig said on Tuesday that it was the oldest genome sequence researchers had ever decoded...

 

Court Remands 18-Year-Old Togolese In Prison Over Alleged Murder

4 years ago /
Security 

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday remanded a Togolese, Benjamin Sunday, in prison for allegedly stabbing one Gbenga Adigun to death with a broken bottle. Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye remanded the 18-year-old accused at the Kirikiri Medium Prisons, Apapa, after his arraignment by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The News Agency of...

 

Scavenger Docked For Impersonation

4 years ago /
Nation 

The police on Tuesday arraigned an 18-year-old scavenger, Gabrial Pada, in a Grade 1 Area Court, Kado, Abuja, for impersonation. The prosecutor, Insp Simon Ibrahim, said the matter was reported at the Utako Police Station on Nov. 4, by a team of army intelligence. Ibrahim said on Nov. 2, the accused was...

Lukas Podolski Unhappy With Arsenal Situation And Could Leave In January

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Lukas Podolski admits he is unhappy with the bit-part role he is playing at Arsenal, conceding he could leave the Gunners in January. The 29-year-old, who won the World Cup with Germany over the summer, also revealed that he could have left Arsenal before the transfer window shut, but there were...

 

Man Charged With Beating Salesgirl To Stupor

4 years ago /
Security 

An Upper Area Court in Kuje in  FCT on Tuesday remanded in prison custody, a 38-year-old man, Sunday Nnamani, who allegedly beat a salesgirl to stupor. Nnamani, who resides at Union Homes in Kuje, was charged  with assault, mischief, causing hurt and resisting arrest. Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl. Ocheche Samuel, said that...

 

Woman Stripped, Paraded Naked On Donkey In Indian Village

4 years ago /
International News 

Sweta Dhankar, India’s District Police Chief, on Tuesday, said 30 villagers have been arrested for allegedly stripping a woman and parading her naked on a donkey in an Indian village to humiliate her. The police officer said in New Delhi that the Council of Elders in the village in Rajasthan state...

CAF Expels Morocco From African Cup Of Nations

4 years ago /
International News 

Morocco has been expelled from the 2015 African Cup of Nations after refusing to host the football tournament due to fears over it helping to spread the deadly Ebola virus. The North African country failed to meet yesterday's deadline to announce it would be hosting the tournament, with the Confederation of...

Microsoft Unveils First Lumia Smartphone Without Nokia Name

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said it would roll out its Lumia 535 smartphone this month with an affordable price tag in its key markets, dropping the Nokia name just months after buying the Finnish company's handset business. Loaded with its latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Lumia 535 and Lumia 535...

 

Miners Demand Amenities In Mining Village

4 years ago /
Nation 

Alhaji Babaji Buba, the Chairman, Local Miners Association, Nguroge, Taraba, on Tuesday appealed to the state government to provide amenities in the mining village in the area. Buba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Sardauna, Taraba that the miners were in dire need of a health centre, potable water...

 

Boy, 4, Survives 230-Foot Fall From California Cliff

4 years ago /
International News 

Sonoma County authorities say a 4-year-old boy who survived a 230-foot fall from a seaside cliff in Bodega Bay was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat says the child was on a family outing on a trail at Bodega Head Monday evening when he suddenly couldn't...

Scientists Discover Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Cravings For A Cigarette

4 years ago /
Health 

Omega-3 supplements can help smokers quit the habit, according to research. Taking the fatty acid reduces the craving for nicotine, scientists found. Smokers who were given omega-3 capsules every day for a month cut their cigarette consumption by 11 per cent compared to those given dummy pills. Dr Sharon Rabinovitz Shenkar, of the...