Four students of the Federal Government Girls College Oyo state were reportedly killed after a Lorry carrying garri, fell on a commercial bus conveying them to school yesterday. According to residents of the town, the accident happened at Sabo market in Oyo state. The accident was caused by bad portions of the road. The remains of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue. See more photos below...
A shocking story of alleged medical malpractice is coming out of a hospital in the southern Thai town of Pattalung. Last Wednesday, October 26th, a 17 year old girl named only as Poo - went in to have a baby at the hospital that was not named. The duty doctor pulled the baby out but its head broke off. The relatives waited nervously outside the delivery room for a long time. Eventually they were told to take the expectant mother to another hospital. No explanation was given by the duty doctor. The family took her to another hospital where a suction machine was used. The doctor there discovered that only the head of the baby was in the mothers womb. The body was missing. Shocked relatives went back to the original hospital to find out what happened. Later it emerged that the duty doctor at the original hospital had pulled the baby out but had decapitated it in the process but said nothing to the relatives. Daily News further discovered that following the delive
Gambia Sports commission is in a shock following the sudden death of Fatim Jawara. Jawara, goalkeeper to the country's women's national team, met her death while attempting to cross to Europe by boat from Libya where she is believed to have spent weeks in a secluded camp. Fatim, said to be loved by former teammates, was part of the Gambian team that made history, putting the country's name on the map in the women's U-17 World Cup in Azerbaijan in 2012. She was goalkeeper to erstwhile Women's First Division champions Red Scorpions and starred in Gambia's thrashing of a visiting Scottish side female side Glasgow Girls FC months ago. Source: Gambia News
On Saturday, October 29th, 11 bodies of dead African migrants washed up on the shores of Janzour, the western suburb of Tripoli and the numbers are on the rise. The municipal council has called on Libyan authorities to deal with the bodies. Municipal member Abdul-Salam Abu Gharsa said they are confused about what to do with the bodies. "The Attorney General has issued an order not to receive any bodies at Tripoli hospitals because morgues there are filled with corpses, and here in Janzour we have no morgues," he said. Same day, several bodies of migrants also washed up on Sabratha beach. In a related development, amid rough seas and bad weather condition that hit the capital on Friday , two Libyan nationals risked their lives to rescue another group of illegal migrants off the coast of Janzour. Following an emergency call from the desperate migrants to local authorities, Arebi Aboras and Ahmed Diknah had to battle the waves on jet skis to save the boat th
President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was pictured doing the unusual this morning when he was spotted by villagers fetching water on a bicycle in a Kawumu village, Luweero District, of Uganda. The president did this to create awareness on his ‘Operation Wealth Creation’ agenda of drip irrigation for crops. The president who took to his Facebook page this morning to share some of the pictures said: “Today is Day Three of my Operation Wealth Creation drive in Luweero. This morning, I fetched water on my bicycle to demonstrate drip irrigation for coffee and bananas that I have planted on the 24 acres of land recently acquired by government in Kawumu Village, Luweero District. I will continue with my door-to-door mobilisation and sensitization on Operation Wealth Creation.” See more photos below...
Emma Coronel, the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has cried out after the prison authorities cut his love-making time with her, from 4 to 2 hours, prompting the former Mexican-American beauty queen to file a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission, that her hubby might die or go crazy. According to El Chapo’s lawyer José Refugio Rodríguez, he also revealed that the victim, who was jailed for murder and drug trafficking, is suffering depression, hallucinations and memory loss in the tough conditions in Ciudad Juarez jail.
The EFCC, today Oct 31st, arraigned former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, before a Federal High court in Lagos over money laundering charges. Kalu who was governor of the state between 1999 and 2007, had approached the Court in Abuja to stop the EFCC from prosecuting him in Lagos, but his request was denied.
Theophilous Washington, 20 yr old tudent of Millersville University in rural Pennsylvania, was charged with attempted murder after authorities in the school learnt that he poisoned his pregnant girlfriend's glass of water with bleach in an attempt to abort the 2-months pregnancy his girlfriend was carrying. Washington and his pregnant girlfriend, also a student, were at his home on Thursday and Friday when he offered her a drink of water that had been stashed in the refrigerator. After she drank the water, she returned to her room and began to feel a burning sensation in her throat; she started vomiting and eventually called 911 where it was revealed that she had been poisoned. Washington has been charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child and reckless endangering. He is now in custody on $1million bail pending a November 4 preliminary hearing. He faces up to 10 years in prison...
There are indications that Ford Motor Company has suspended its planned exportation of 500 units of vehicles meant for the Nigerian market owing to the current economic recession. The United States automaker was said to have assembled the vehicles in its South African factory and completed all arrangements to ship them to Nigeria before halting the decision. Prof. Okey Iheduru of the Arizona State University, United States, hinted at a forum in Lagos that Ford had dismantled over 500 units of vehicles meant for the Nigerian market because the Coscharis Group, its local representative, could not accommodate them. The General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Services, Coscharis Group, Mr. Abiona Babarinde, who confirmed this in an emailed response to Punch’s enquiry, attributed the development to “forex-related issues.” He said the vehicles were “to be imported as SKD (semi-knocked down) kits for (auto) assembly but got stuck in South Africa because of slow sale of what we alre
The two Justices of the Supreme Court, Sylva Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro, who were among judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services on corruption allegations, have voluntarily withdrawn from further participating in the proceedings of the apex court. The two senior judiciary officers would no longer sit until when they were able to clear their names. According to Punch's findings, Ngwuta and Okoro had not been sitting since they were released after their arrest along with other serving and compulsorily retired judges between October 7 and 8. The outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, disclosed this at a meeting he held with a delegation of the Nigerian Bar Association in his chambers last Thursday. According to a source, who attended the meeting, the CJN ruled out the call for the suspension of the two justices of the apex court or any of the other arrested judges. The CJN was said to have told the NBA delegation that the affected Justices of th
The 2016 edition of Cowbellpedia, a mathematics quiz competition sponsored by Promasidor Nigeria ended at the weekend, October 29, 2016. Ayoola Oguntade and Juliet Eko emerged winner of the competition for the Senior and Junior school categories respectively carting home the ultimate cash prize of N1million each. The 1st and 2nd runner ups in each category went home with N750k and N500k respectively At the event held at the Just Media Studios, Ogba, Lagos state, parents and teachers of the contestants from different schools gathered to witness the grand finale. Among the special guests were the Registrar of National Examination Council, (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe, Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria, Mr. Olivier Thiry, Category Manager, Dairy, Promasidor, Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji, and many others. One of the highlights of the show was when Oluwatunmise Idowu, a 13 year old student of Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State came up for her special recognitio
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji is bereaved. The monarch lost one of his daughters on Tuesday in an auto crash and has been down since then. It was said that the accident occurred at the end of Lagos-Ibadan express way on her way to her shop. Her personal car had broke down, she then took a taxi, but unfortunately the taxi got involved in an accident which took her life. Mujidat Alagbada was married to a popular music promoter, Alagbada.
Dare-devil robbers, weekend, attacked an Ughelli branch of Union Bank, and carted away N25 million after blowing up the bank’s vault with dynamite. It was gathered that the hoodlums, who were dressed in army camouflage, used dynamite and welding tools to break into the ATM inside the bank and the bank’s vault, where a bulk of the cash was kept. An auditor of the bank, who was sent from the Benin regional office for the regular auditing of the bank’s branch, estimated that about N25 million was stolen from the bank. Confirming the incident yesterday, a staff of the bank, who spoke on condition of anonymity , disclosed that the bank’s manager and some senior staff were arrested and taken to Asaba for questioning in connection with the incident. Giving details of the incident, the staff said: “The security guards were tied up while the operation lasted. “Though they spared the ATM outside the bank premises, they used dynamite to blow up the ATM inside the bank and drilled their way th
A lady, who goes by the name Ogbuji Grace Amarachi, has taken to Instagram to expose an upcoming comedian, Ominiaho, who she alleges is threatening to leak her lesbian sex tape.XX According to Grace, who seems to be an OAP with City FM, she says Ominoaho whom she actually met through the babe she did the sex tape with failed in an attempt to date her six years ago, and now the comedian has come out threatening to release the video online following series of failed appointment.Read her full post below… ‘We all have done foolish things one time or the other in our lives... Have actually done lot of foolish things, yeah lot of stupid things indeed... Way back 2010/2011, was yet to gain admission, done with secondary education, somehow I got myself entangled in a lesbo relationship not because I was a lesbian ,out of curiosity after reading and seeing pornographic videos/images of girls making out,I just had this deep urge to have a feel of what it's like. Well my foolish dr
Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, who is currently on trial for alleged mismanagement of $2.1 billion arms funds, says he intends to invite former President Goodluck Jonathan as his witness. Jonathan has in the past condemned the charges against Dasuki, claiming that there is no way the ex-NSA could have stolen about $2.2billion funds for arms. Dr. Jonathan said: “We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army,” he said in a recent interview at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom. Speaking with The Nation correspondent, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), the ex-NSA’s counsel, said Dasuki wanted Jonathan to testify in court on his behalf. Raji said: “It will be desirable for Jonathan to testify for the ex-NSA. It will throw greater light into grey areas. And it will serve the interest of Justice. It will be fantastic for him to go to court to testify. Dasuki is an agent of a disclosed and known principal.” Another member of Dasuki's le
Troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, while returning to base after clearance operations yesterday. Unfortunately, 5 soldiers, 3 vigilantes and 1 Civilian JTF lost their lives during the ambush, while 19 soldiers and 1 Civilian JTF sustained various degrees of injuries. The bodies of the late soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to Maiduguri while the injured are receiving commensurate medical care and are in stable condition. The troops destroyed the terrorists Gun truck and recovered 2 Anti-Aircraft guns, 2 spare Gun barrels, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade, 1 AK-47 Rifle and 320 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. Troops have been mobilized into blocking positions to further neutralize fleeing Boko Haram terrorists. Please recall that another set
An unidentified man was apprehended on Sunday by the police after he was caught with a severed head of a lady at the Greater Accra campaign launch of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to several reports, the man who was almost killed by an angry mob before the intervention of the police, was caught carrying the severed head in a polythene bag to the campaign ground. The man is presently at the community 1 Police Station for investigation...
On October 29th, 2006, a Boeing 737 operated by ADC Airlines crashed near the Abuja airport shortly after takeoff, claiming so many lives, including that of the then Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido. The flight carrying 100 passengers and five crew members departed Lagos to Sokoto with an intermediate stop in Abuja. Shortly after taking off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the plane crashed, broke up and caught fire in a corn field. 96 people died, including a woman working on the field, who was reportedly killed after being struck by debris from the crash. The primary cause of the crash was bad weather but the immediate cause was the pilot's refusal to acknowledge warning given to him by the control tower not to take off due to wind shear alert. Amid the carnage and other people who perished, nine others miraculously survived, Peter Onuka (Pictured above) was of them. Now, exactly ten years after the disaster, he has spoken for the first time abo