Death toll in the Cameroon train accident has risen to 70, with 600 injured. The train was travelling between the country's mains cities, Douala and Yaounde, when it came off the tracks.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
A woman, Brianne King has died after she jumped from a moving car to escape her 'abusive' husband, according to her friends.
A transformer cable thief managed to escape with his life at the State School of Nursing, Maiduguri, Borno State. He survived an electrocution that gave him severe burnt, when his attempt to remove cable from a transformer failed on early hours of Saturday. He was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.
A former pastor, Oleh Zhownirovych has been identified by police as the man who allegedly choked a stranger’s baby in a Kansas Wal-Mart on Wednesday.
A popular Owerri, Imo State businessman, Amamechi Ahanonu has been murdered by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, after collecting N500, 000 as ransom from his family. The suspected kidnappers had on Monday morning, stormed the Ahanonu’s house in Amato Orogwe in the Owerri West and whisked him away after shooting sporadically into the air.
For allegations of bedwetting in her sleep, a 36-year-old man, Mr. Benjamin Endurance, has burnt his four-year-old daughter, Goodness with hot electric heater on October 13, 216. The matter was subsequently reported to the police by the officials of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.
President Barack Obama ended hosted his final musical night on Friday evening. The musical evening has been one of his favorite traditions at the White House. Obama and his wife Michelle began the annual event eight years ago to celebrate music that has helped shape America.
Friday, 21 October 2016
No fewer than 48 people have died in Gandu area, Sokoto State following an outbreak of malaria. The Officer in Charge of Kofar Kade Clinic, Mrs Rabi Ahmed-Gandi, disclosed this in Sokoto on Friday when she received the second consignment of free anti-malarial drugs from the State Government.
Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr Peter Ndegwa has once again reiterated the company’s commitment to increase the use of Local Raw Materials (LRM) such as sorghum and maize which have been part of its sourcing strategy for over a decade now. He also announced the company’s intention to raise the use of locally sourced raw materials from 43% to 87% over the next 2 years.
A passenger train has derailed in Cameroon, which resulted in a terrible accident that killed seven people and injured many. A twitter user shared photos of the accident scene on social media. Continue to see more…
Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Friday, October 21, 2016 granted the application brought by the EFCC, seeking the consolidation of the two separate criminal charges against former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and others with respect to their involvement in the infamous N2.1billion arms scam.
A court has thrown out a request to dismiss incest charges against a New Mexico mother, Monica Mares who is 'deeply in love' with her teenage son, Caleb Peterson.
At the least 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara. A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme said this through Management Services for Health Organisation the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT).
Femi Fani-Kayode has been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State where he appeared today. This arrest comes as a shock as he had been granted bail by the Federal high court in Lagos. The former Aviation Minister had said in a statement that EFCC was planning to re-arrest him.
Her Royal Highness, Otunba Kuforiji Olubi has clocked 80. President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the then head of state, 32 years ago made her the first female Chairman of UBA. See more photos…
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called on all tiers of government in the country to encourage girl-child education by through the use of special incentives.
He also said that government need to lay more emphasis on achieving qualitative education for all Nigerian children rather than concentrating on the quantity of students enrollment alone.
Mr. Imoh Essien, a teacher from Special Education Center for Exceptional Children, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has emerged the 2016 Maltina Teacher of the Year at the grand finale in Lagos on Thursday. For the feat, Mr. Essien was rewarded with One Million Naira in addition to Five Hundred Thousand Naira he received as state champion from Akwa Ibom. He will also get One Million Naira every year for five years, a training program abroad and a block of six classrooms built at his school.
A 50-year-old taxi driver, Adeleke Oyadara accused of robbery has been beaten and tortured to death in Kujore, Iwelepe, in the Sagamu area of Ogun State. A businesswoman, who mobilized hoodlums and stormed Oyadara’s house claimed that the deceased robbed her on September 10.
Kim Karrdashian West’s longtime girlfriend, Allison Statter has shared photos from Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s sweet 16, in honour of her upcoming 36th birthday. Statter took to Kim’s app on Thursday to share the ultimate throwback photos from 20 years ago that showed the mother of two’s 16th birthday, tagged, ‘From Allison: Kim’s Sweet 16!’
Donald Trump turned cheering of the guests to booing at a fundraising dinner on Thursday night, as he directly attacked Hillary Clinton in a scathing speech.
Ogun First Lady, Olufunso Amosun sponsors chained boy, Korede Taiwo’s education from Primary to University level
All is not over for the nine-year-old boy, Korede Taiwo, who was chained and starved by his father in Ogun State, as the wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun has taken up the sponsorship of his education from primary to university level.
Nollywood actresses, twin sisters, Tracy Daniels and Treasure Daniels are a year older today. The duo of film producers took to their Instagram pages to share photos, expressed their gratitude to God and fans in few words. "My twin @tracydanielz and I are grateful for all the love God has shown us and for all the love you all show us, we are not close to even the top 100 in our game, yet you guys turned us into celebrities we are so humbled and honored thank you@mimisplacee for this styling, thank you all," they said. Continue to see more photos...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking services provider and The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have disbursed a whooping sum of N774million to 310 beneficiaries under the Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP).
Nigeria’s king of tracks and fields, Seye Ogunlewe will now be represented by Temple Management Company after signing a new deal with leading talent agency and event management company, Temple Management Company.
MEC, Inc. announced today it has entered into agreements with pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa ("UBA") Plc to provide a revolutionary email-based billing, payment and banking software system called "EmailMoni."
The performance stage of the 2016 All Africa Music,Awards, AFRIMA, will come alive on Sunday, November 6 at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos in Nigeria as African music stars line up for pulsating and emotive tribute performances in honour of Manu Dibango, King Sunny Ade and late Papa Wemba, three of Africa’s renowned music legends.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
The EFCC has presented its first witness, PW1, Mukados Mohammed, against former Chairman, Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.
An 18-year-old boy, Abhishek Choubey pulls two cars with just his shoulder blades. He has become famous with the nickname, 'Steel Blades' in his hometown for his incredible feats of strength. He pulls the cars by using a rope tied to a wooden block that is held in place between his shoulder blades. Abhishek claims to be the only man with strong enough shoulders to be able to complete the challenge and wants to establish a world record.
A scaffolding has crashed down onto a street from a high-rise building in Miami killing one man and injuring five others. The man, a 50-year-old bystander, suffered a 'fatal cardiac episode' while running from falling debris, while a woman was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after she was hit by debris while inside a car, and two construction workers were also taken to hospital. See photos…
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has asked the world football governing body FIFA to intervene in a dispute with his former club Lazio, who he says owe him two months' salary.