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A Chinese female cyclist, Huang Shuang, who rode from Morocco to Lagos, Nigeria, within five months, says she is convinced that anybody can achieve anything he or she determines to do. Huang, also known as CICI, said in Lagos on Monday that she was inspired to embark on “cycling around the world’’ after riding around her country. The cyclist said that her experience in China motivated her to begin global cycling in America where she covered about 5,500 km in two months. “I am glad that I have also been able to ride from Morocco to Lagos, Nigeria. This is…
After a shocking confession of an official of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, which claimed that a mysterious snake swallowed N36 million naira from the Board’s vault, which she made from the sale of scratch cards, another N70m handed over to Northern Senators Forum has been allegedly swallowed by monkeys in the farm of a ranking senator. This was revealed to newsmen by Mr Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna) minutes after Mr Abdullahi Adamu was removed as the chairman of Northern Senators forum. Adamu was accused of mismanaging N70 million belonging to Northern Senators. Sani said it was alleged that…
Thursday, 22 February 2018 04:34

Three pupils die after eating biscuit in school

There was panic yesterday in Kubwa, a suburb of Federal Capital Territory, following the death of three pupils at Local Education Authority II Primary School. They died after allegedly eating biscuits shared by an unidentified classmate on Tuesday. Two of the deceased, said to be from the same family, were buried yesterday. The victims are Na’imat Yahaya (14 – primary 4); Yahaya Garba (14 – primary 4) and Moses Sunday (primary 1). Unconfirmed reports said the deceased bled through their mouths and ears before they died. The incident caused panic in the community as parents and guardians rushed to withdraw…
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:30

Buhari’s SGF spends N65m on website

Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, in 2017 appropriated and claimed to have spent N65 million on its website. A review of the 2017 budget performance of the OSGF revealed that N65 million was budgeted for the already existing website while the office claimed that N64,855,875, the amount released, had been fully utilised. Quoted as ‘OSGF WEBSITE,’ the budget performance record remarked that the ‘procurement process is ongoing.’ The office of SGF is currently occupied by Mr Boss Mustapha who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in October 2017. The office was formerly occupied by Babachir…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:45

17 killed in garbage dump collapse

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was underway. The garbage in the poor, densely populated area where the disaster happened rose to the height of a three-story building, according to the Portuguese news agency Lusa. Lusa and Radio Mocambique both reported 17 deaths. Half a dozen homes were destroyed and some residents in the area fled for fear of another collapse.…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:44

Couple sells own newborn baby for N400,000

After three weeks of investigation, Monitoring Unit of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of Imo State Police Command has nabbed a couple for allegedly selling their daughter, Chinecherem, for N400,000, a few hours after delivery. The couple – Ifeanyi, 35, and Emmaculata Elijah, 30 – are indigenes of Amakpu- Umuba, in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State. But they are residents of Irete, in Owerri West LGA of Imo State. Other suspects said to have been involved in the crime are Grace Mezu, 55, of Umuoba Uratta, in Owerri North LGA; Fedalia Ariri, 55, also of Umuoba…
An Air Peace flight was prevented from landing Saturday as cows invaded the runway of Akure airport in Ondo state. The airplane, which travelled from Lagos to Akure, was delayed for several minutes, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said. FAAN said normalcy has since been restored at the airport as officers of the aviation security department quickly dispersed the cows from the runway. FAAN apologised to Air Peace Airlines and passengers for the incident. “The Authority will like to assure travellers and the general public that efforts are already ongoing to close the gap that aided this incident,” it…
Staff of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, were on Tuesday morning surprised when senator representing Kaduna Central, Mr Shehu Sani, stormed their office with anti-snake venom and snake charmers, a day after a staff claimed a missing N36 million was eaten by snake. JAMB Registrar, Mr Ishaq Oloyede, went into rounds of laughter when the lawmaker presented him with two packs of anti-snake venom and offered the services of two snake charmers to fish out snakes that swallowed huge amount of money. The exams board said it suspended the staff, Mrs Philomena Chieshe, at its Makurdi office following the…
Ukraine, one of Europe's poorest nations, is fast becoming the place to go for people desperate to find a surrogate to have their baby. The money on offer is drawing in many young women, but there are fears they could be exploited. Ana* was 18 years old when she found out about surrogacy from a television news report.She had just finished secondary school and had plans to work in a hotel in her small western Ukrainian town, where tourists come to see a medieval castle. That job pays $200 a month, but for carrying someone else's baby, she learned, she…
But for the love of God, ace comedian, Mr Julius Agwu, would have been dead by now. In an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats, the humour merchant noted that he had died but woke up when he was being conveyed to the mortuary. Like a Nollywood movie, the comedian said that while he was unconscious, he had an encounter with some people he knew had died and he would have remained dead if his father who had died 12 years ago did not chase him back to the land of the living. He said, “The truth is that I would…
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FG brokers oil supply deal between crude producers and refineries

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Kenya protesters win another round, forces president to fire entire cabinet

Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday fired his entire cabinet apart from the foreign minister,…
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How to ask better questions to solve any problem

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Customs catches man with 104 live snakes in his trousers

Milk, corn, gopher, Texas rat, and Western hognose snakes are some of the most common…
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Public officials received N721bn in bribes in 2023 – NBS

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What to know after Day 870 of Russia-Ukraine war

RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE Russia strikes Ukrainian military-industrial sites, air bases over week Russian forces delivered 39…
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Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

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Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

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