A 35-year-old man, Yinka Offehin, is battling for his life at a private hospital in Lagos State after his scrotum was cut by the children of his landlady. The Edo State indigene, who resides on Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road in the Ikotun area of Lagos, was said to have been attacked while sleeping in his room with his family members. His wife, Bisi, who was with him when the incident happened, identified the assailants as Solomon and Damilola, the children of the landlady
Security has been beefed up in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, ahead of Saturday’s scheduled visit of President Goodluck Jonathan for the mega rally of the Peoples Democratic Party to drum up support for its candidate in the August 9 governorship election, Iyiola Omisore. Besides hundreds of armed operatives of the Directorate of State Security that have continued patrolling Osogbo and its environs in dozens of vans, an unusual number of mobile policemen were seen in different parts of the state capital on Friday. Our correspondent also saw several riot policemen stationed in and around the Osogbo City Stadium, the venue of the rally, while the organisers were getting it ready for the event.
Home/Features/Health/News/ Aug 1, 2014 | Leave a comment Research work by a Nigerian student, Linda Boniface Oyama from Cross River State is trending in the UK and European media. Dr Sharon Huws who heads the team where Linda works says cows may hold the key to antibiotics of the future.
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A top official at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, has said that one of the people who helped the 40-year-old Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, on the Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos flight may have been infected with the virus.
The winner of Team Nigerias first gold medal of the ongoing Commonwealth Games, Chika Amalaha, has been stri*ped of her medal after failing an in-competition drug test. The 16-year-old claimed gold in the womens 53kg category on Friday after lifting at a combined total of 196kg
A group made up of 11 Indian nationals, three Ghanaians and two Nigerianswere arrested by theNigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB), NNS Formoso on Brass Island forillegal oil activities in Brass, Bayelsa state. The men were arrested by security operatives with an unknown vessel while trying to liftsubstances suspected to be crude oil from an offshore loading terminal in Brass. According to security operatives, the Brass/Nembe axis of the Nigerian waterways is a popularspotfor carrying out illegal oil dealingsby hoodlums.
(AFP) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded Uganda’s constitutional court Friday after it quashed anti-gay legislation, describing the decision as a “step forward” and a “victory for the rule of law.” But Ban stressed that more should be done in Uganda to decriminalize same-sex relationships and fight discrimination against lesbians, gays and transgender persons. The top court nullified legislation signed by long-serving President Yoweri Museveni that made homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison, citing a lack of quorum of lawmakers for its adoption.
(AFP) – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone announced Friday an isolation zone sealing off the epicentre of the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak, where the three countries meet.
Gov. Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers on Friday advised politicians against arming youths with dangerous weapon to perpetuate electoral violence
Jalingo - The Police in Jalingo, Taraba, have confirmed the death of 14 persons, including two soldiers, in a renewed violence at Ibi, headquarters of Ibi Local Government Area, on Thursday morning. The Police Public Relations Officer in the stare, Mr Joseph Kwaji, said in Jalingo on Friday that no fewer than 14 houses were razed down. The spokesman said 14 suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident
Ikeja – The Lagos State Government on Friday said two persons out of those who had contacts with Mr Patrick Sawyer, the dead Liberian Ebola victim had manifested symptoms of fever.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the following appointments and changes in the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC): 1. Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha – Group Managing Director, NNPC 2. Mr Anthony Ugonna Muoneke – Managing Director, NPDC 3
WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that US officials had “tortured some folks” in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, but urged they not be judged too harshly. The US administration is expected to release a declassified Senate report in the coming days that will detail abuses by intelligence agents targeting extremist groups in the wake of the attacks. “Even before I came into office, I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong,” Obama told reporters
BY Emma Amaize & EgufeYafugborhi THE peace accord brokered by the Federal Government in May between two warring Ugborodo factions in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, came under threat during the week. Anarchy was let loose when members of the Ijaw and Itsekiri ethnic nationalities started beating war drums, notwithstanding the ceasefire efforts of governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.
About 60 million Nigerians between 18 and 40 years of age may be spending up to N1.8 billion on sports betting daily, investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals. The investigation showed that they commit on the average N3,000 on sports betting daily. Dotun Ajekigbe, a sport betting analyst, said that sport betting, […] Investigation reveals Nigerians spend N1.8bn on sports betting daily