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Paralysed Man Walks Again After Cell Transplant

3 years ago /
Health 

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame. The treatment, a world first, was...

Facebook Sues Lawyers Of Man Who Claimed Stake In Company

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Facebook is suing the law firm which represented a man who claimed to own half of the social network. Paul Ceglia sued Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, claiming he had struck a deal in 2003 that gave him a large stake in the service. After submitting emails and a contract...

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Girlfriend's Killing

3 years ago /
International News 

A South African judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison Tuesday for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February.  Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the sentence after she convicted him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, but acquitted him of murder last month. Masipa had...

Raphael Ravenscroft, Baker Street Saxophonist, Dies Aged 60

3 years ago /
Arts and Culture  International News 

The musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos – on Gerry Rafferty’s hit Baker Street – has died aged 60. Raphael Ravenscroft, who found fame almost overnight following the release of the 1978 track, went on to work with music icons including Pink Floyd, Abba and Marvin Gaye. More...

Diezani Vs NASS: Court Grants Minister's Application To Amend Suit

3 years ago /
Politics 

An Abuja Federal High court on Monday granted an order to amend a suit seeking to challenge the legality of the National Assembly to probe the Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted the order in a ruling on the application argued by Mr Etigwa Uwa, SAN, the lawyer to...

Veteran Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies Aged 82

3 years ago /
Arts and Culture  International News 

Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer and dresser of the stars, has died aged 82 after battling cancer, family have confirmed. Known for his sumptuous evening gowns and red carpet fashion, de la Renta found fame dressing Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s and his designs have since been worn by Princess...

Total Oil CEO Christophe De Margerie Killed In Moscow Plane Crash

3 years ago /
International News 

The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a private jet collided with a snow plough at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport on Monday night. “Tonight a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine,” said airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova. “Three crew members and...

Oscar Pistorius To Be Sentenced Today

3 years ago /
International News 

More than seven months after Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius' trial for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp started, Judge Thokozile Masipa is set to announce a punishment Tuesday after finding him guilty of culpable homicide, which is comparable to manslaughter. Pistorius was acquitted of murder. He testified during his murder trial that he...

Seven Bodies Found After Killer's Confession

3 years ago /
International News 

The bodies of seven women have now been found in Indiana after a convicted sex offender admitted to killing of one of them. Three of the bodies were found in the same abandoned house over the weekend, according to the authorities. The grisly discoveries came after a 43-year-old man allegedly told police...

Kaduna Releases 547 Inmates

3 years ago /
Security 

In an attempt to decongest the prisons, Kaduna State Government on Monday ordered the release of 547 prisoners from Prisons across the state, among them nine old men who are above the age of 60 and an HIV carrier. The inmates were released from Kaduna, Zaria, Kafanchan, Kachia, Kwoi, Soba, Makarfi,...

Fayemi Bought N50m Mattresses For His Wife’s Bedrooms – Fayose

3 years ago /
Politics 

Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the new government house was an act of insensitivity to the plight of Ekiti State people, many of whom cannot afford to feed once in a day. The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has...

President Jonathan Praises Gov. Fashola And Amaechi; Acknowledges WHO's Declaration

3 years ago /
Health 

President Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed the declaration by the World Health Organisation, WHO, on Monday that Nigeria is now officially Ebola-free after 42 days without any incidence of the virus. A statement by a presidential spokesman, Rueben Abati, said Mr. Jonathan dedicated the certification to the many “patriotic health workers, volunteers...

Australia Lifts Parliament Ban On Face Coverings

3 years ago /
International News 

The Australian government has reversed a decision, which would have restricted access to parliament in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils. Earlier this month, parliament said anyone visiting the building with their face covered would have to sit in a separate area of the public gallery. The move was widely...

 

Drogba Donates 5000 School kits To The Less Privileged Children

3 years ago /
Sports  

African football legend and former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has donated five thousand school kits to the less privileged children in his home country to help them return to school. School stationery, bags and mathematical sets were among the items distributed. The less privileged also got water bottles and toiletries. Apart from...

ECB To Spend €1 Trillion On Covered Bonds On Kickstart Euro Economy

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

The European Central Bank (ECB) has embarked on a spending spree that could see it pump €1 trillion into the eurozone’s financial system. After months of debate, on Monday the Frankfurt-based central bank began buying covered bonds in the next stage in its battle to revive the eurozone economy and keep...

 

Japan To Send Team To North Korea For Update On Abductions

3 years ago /
International News 

Japan will send officials to North Korea for an update on the reclusive country's investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago to train spies, Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Monday. Japan eased some sanctions on North Korea in July in return for the north reopening...

Japanese PM Abe Suffers Setback As Two Ministers Quit

3 years ago /
International News 

Two Japanese cabinet ministers resigned on Monday over the dubious use of political funds, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since he took office in December 2012. The resignations of the two women, including the high-profile trade and industry minister, could complicate tough decisions on key policies, including...

Kobane: US Drops Arms And Aid To Kurds Battling IS

3 years ago /
International News 

US military aircraft have dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in the key Syrian town of kobane. US central command said c-130 transport aircraft had made "multiple" drops of supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in iraq.us air strikes have helped push back...

CBN Says 54% Of Market Traders In Port Harcourt Are Financially Excluded

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says over 54 per cent of market traders and other economically active poor persons in Nigeria’s oil capital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, are financially excluded, having no form of bank accounts. For this reason, the Financial Inclusion Secretariat (FIS) of the apex bank is devoting...

Court Stops Murtala's Son From Withdrawing From Own Bank Accounts

3 years ago /

A Lagos Federal  High Court  Wednesday granted a Mareva injunction restraining Risqua Mohammed, son of late Head of State, General Murtala Mohammed, from withdrawing funds from his accounts in any of the financial institutions in Nigeria. Justice Saliu Saidu, in his ruling, ordered that Mohammed and his company, AMG Petro-energy Limited,...