News

Wife Accuses Husband Of Raping Three Daughters At Mararaba

4 years ago /
Oddities 

The police have arrested a father of five for allegedly raping three of his daughters at Mararaba, near Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Investigations revealed that the man, who hails from the south-eastern part of the country was arrested following a complaint by his wife that he had been sexually abusing...

 

Scores Feared Dead As Inmates Attempt Jailbreak In Kirikiri, Lagos

4 years ago /
Security 

According to Thisday, it was gathered that there was an attempted jailbreak at the Kirikiri Medium Prison, Apapa area of Lagos friday afternoon, where scores were allegedly said to have been killed. To quell the situation, personnel of the Nigerian Navy (NN) and the Kirikiri Police Station were said to have...

Redeem Pastor Escapes From Boko Haram After 10 Months In Captivity

4 years ago /
Religion  Security 

A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God  who was kidnapped 10 months ago escaped from Boko Haram militants in Borno on Tuesday. Pastor Rotimi Obajimi, who served as a pastor in the rural area of Borno/Yobe province, was on his to Maiduguri on January 6th this year when Boko...

Tanzania: Police Arrests 23 People Over Killing Of Seven 'Witches'

4 years ago /
International News 

Tanzanian police have charged 23 people with murder after seven villagers were burned alive on suspicion of witchcraft. Though the attacks in Murufiti, a village in the western Kigoma region, happened on Monday, reports only surfaced with the arrests. Five of those killed were aged over 60, the other two were over...

 

Kenyan Policeman Killed By Suspected Al Shabaab Operatives

4 years ago /
International News 

Kenyan police have launched a manhunt for two suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen involved in the murder of a police officer on Thursday in the coastal city of Mombasa. The gunmen shot dead the officer at point blank outside a hotel in the tourism resort city. The officer was guarding a popular casino...

Lagos Chapter Dissociate Self From LP National Convention

4 years ago /
Politics 

As the national leadership of the Labour party prepares for its national convention slated for Saturday October 11, in Akure, the Ondo state Capital, it Lagos chapter of the party  on Thursday, dissociated itself from the planned party’s national convention. The national publicity secretary of the party, Mr Tony Okorocha in...

Osun: Appeal Court Declares INEC REC, Akeju, Not Eligible To Conduct The 2011 Election

4 years ago /
Nation 

An Appeal Court in Akure has ruled that the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Osun state, Ambassador Oluwatoyin Akeju was not eligible to conduct the 2011 Election. He was said to be partisan and unqualified to conduct the elections. Justice M. I. Sheila, who gave the lead judgment, ruled that...

Passengers, Airport Workers Stranded At Lagos Airport ...As Limousine Operators Withdraw Services

4 years ago /
Transport  

Scores of passengers and airport workers, on Thursday, suffered untold hardship, as limousine and cab operators operating between the local and international wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport withdrew their services to protest their planned removal from their present location originally allocated to them at the airport. The limousine operators, numbering...

Ebola Death Toll Rises To 4033 - WHO

4 years ago /
Health 

The number of people known to have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record has risen to 4,033 out of 8,399 cases in seven countries by the end of Oct 8, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The death toll includes 2,316 in Liberia, 930 in Sierra Leone, 778...

It Is Easy To Play With 'Unselfish' Balotelli - Borini

4 years ago /
Sports  

The former Roma and Chelsea striker lauds his under-fire countryman's ability to change games and is keen to earn more playing time alongside his Liverpool teammate. Liverpool forward Fabio Borini is eager to strike up a partnership with Mario Balotelli, finding it easy to play alongside his "unselfish" compatriot. The 23-year-old, who...

Bill Gates Buys Jenny Craig's Southern California Horse Ranch For $18 Million

4 years ago /
International News 

Bill Gate has purchased weight-loss queen Jenny Craig’s horse ranch for $18 million. The billionaire plans to turn the 229-acre compound, known as Rancho Paseana, into a competitive jumping and hunting facility, according to U-T San Diego. The deal closed September 12. “The family has enjoyed visiting the San Diego area with...

Apple, Google Are The Most Valuable Brands In The World

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) are the most valuable brands in the world. That’s according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Report. Apple’s brand is valued at $118.9 billion dollars, according to the report. That’s a 21% increase from last year. The Google brand value exceeded $107 billion. “A lot of our...

EU Rejects Death Sentence On 12 Nigerian Soldiers

4 years ago /
Nation 

The European Union (EU) has rejected the death sentence handed to 12 Nigerian soldiers by the General Court Martial in Nigeria after they were found guilty of mutiny. The EU in a statement issued on Thursday on the occasion of the World Day against Death Penalty condemned all death sentences especially...

Court Dissolves 20-Year-Old Marriage Over 'Sex Starvation'

4 years ago /
Oddities 

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Thursday dissolved the 20-year-old marriage between Mr Adetoro Onipede and his wife, Olubunmi because she starved him of sex. President of the court, R.I Adeyeri, said that, “all efforts to reconcile the couple had proved futile as the petitioner insisted on divorce. “Both parties are...

 

Lagos Airport Terminal Records 1 million Passengers in 8 months

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Wednesday, said it recorded a total of 1, 007, 823 passengers who passed through Domestic Terminal 1 of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, between January and August 2014. This is contained in a statement signed by the authority’s General Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr Yakubu...

 

Ebola: Britain To Start Screening Air Passengers

4 years ago /
International News 

British airports are to quiz passengers arriving from West Africa in an attempt to prevent Ebola entering the United Kingdom. MailOnline reported that the British government would announce that screening process will begin within days, just hours after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon ruled it out and warned against creating “hysteria.” It is...

 

Same-sex Marriage License Issued In Kansas

4 years ago /
International News 

A court office in Kansas' most populous county has issued a marriage license to a gay couple, believed to be the first such license in the state. Liz Dickinson, a member of the gay-rights group Equality Kansas, said she was at the county courthouse Friday when the couple received their license....

London Court Stops Shell’s Oil Deal

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

The High Court in London on Thursday blocked an agreement between the oil giant Shell and the UK law firm CW Law in relation to over 7,000 claims of Nigerians, which the Marble Arch based law firm claimed it represented, in a dispute over oil spills in Nigeria. Justice Akenhead, the...

Jumia Nigeria Gets Exclusive Debut On St. Genevieve’s New Collection

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Nigeria’s talented and award winning actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Jumia Nigeria have partnered to launch the new collection of St. Genevieve, exclusive to Jumia in Nigeria. The new collection launched today showcases the fashion sense and ‘Red Carpet’ style. About the phenomenal collection, Genevieve said, “By recreating my personal style into my fashion label, I am creating this...

Military Jet Loses Tyres Taking Off In Yola Airport

4 years ago /
Transport  

A military jet was on Friday involved in a near crash at the Yola Airport, Adamawa State. The aircraft suddenly lost two of its rear tyres while it was trying to take off. The jet is believed to be one of those being used for aerial bombardments of insurgents in the North...