Eleven-year-old girl, several women abducted by bandits during attack on Katsina communities

An 11-year old girl, Khadija Muttakha Kurfi, is among several girls and women kidnapped by bandits during an attack on Kankara town in Kankara Local Government Area and Kurfi town in Kurfi Local Government Area in Katsina State on Sunday night. SaharaReporters gathered that the two communities were attacked consecutively at the time with many residents of both towns still ...

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JAMB shifts 2020 admissions’ date to September

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has shifted the commencement of 2020 admissions into tertiary institutions to September. To this end, the board said post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes will now begin not earlier than 7 September 2020 in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country. The Board said the ...

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Governor Ikpeazu orders immediate closure of Ariaria Shoe Plaza following attack on firefighters and truck

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered the immediate closure of Ariaria Shoe Plaza within the Umuehilegbu Industrial Market following an attack on the personnel and truck of the State Fire device. Vanguard gathered that the Abia firefighters arrived the market to fight an inferno which engulfed a section of the Aba Shoe plaza market, popularly known as ‘Bakassi ...

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Gunmen kill popular Taraba school proprietor

Gunmen on Sunday killed the proprietor of Winners Comprehensive High School Jalingo, Mr. Danlami Shamaki. An eyewitness told The Nation the late Shamaki was returning from Abuja in his Toyota Jeep at about 5pm with three other people when they ran into a group of armed men between Danacha and Sabongida village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state. ...

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6 year-old boy mauled by family dog who ripped his face apart

A six-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by the family’s previously ‘loveable’ pet dog. Camdon Bozell suffered life-changing injuries when he was mauled by pet dog, Chaos, while his mum Tristin Lent, 29, was at work. The five-year-old pet dog attacked Camdon’s face in a fit of rage after he got up to get a ...

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”Operation Scorpion II” begins in Oyo

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Oyo State has commenced Operation Scorpion II targeted at trucks with unlatched containers. The exercise became imperative to prevent accidents as a result of falling containers. Addressing newsmen on Monday on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway during the exercise, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Chukwurah Uche, said that the operation would end on ...

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Nasarawa Assembly suspends LG Chairman over insubordination

Nasarawa State House of Assembly Monday orders the suspension of Nasarawa Local government Council Chairman, Muhammed Sami Otto for alleged insubordination and disrespect to the state government. Also suspended is the vice Chairman, Karu local government council, Lawal Yakubu Karshion account of disrespect to the constituted authorities. Announcing the suspension order during an emergency sitting in Lafia, Speaker of the ...

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Truck crushes two UNN undergraduates to death in Ekiti

Tragedy struck in Ikere Ekiti, the second-largest city in Ekiti State and about ten minutes drive from Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital, as two university undergraduates were crushed to death by a truck. It was gathered that the victims; Ojo Hezekiah Abidemi (25) and Ojo Ayomide (21), were students of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ekiti State College of Education, Ikere ...

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80,000 Nigerian ladies held as s.e.x-slaves in Saudi Arabia, Oman

Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe said 80,000 Nigerian ladies are being held as s.e.x slaves, and forced labour in Mali, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia UAE and Oman. And she blamed Dr Chris Ngige’s Ministry of Labour for being complicit in the way the girls were trafficked to the countries. Akande-Sadipe, who is representing Oluyole Federal Constituency ...

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3 year-old girl dies of injuries days after Beirut blast that ripped her from her mum’s arms

A toddler died from her injuries three days after the horrific Beirut explosion that ripped her from her mother’s arms. Alexandra Naggear, three, has been revealed as the latest victim of last Tuesday’s blast that left parts of the Lebanese city buried in rubble and strewn with bodies. The little tot and her parents, Tracy and Paul, watched from the ...

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TBoss celebrates daughter as she turns one today (photos)

TBoss’ daughter, is one today. To celebrate her first fruit, they has a Moana-themed photoshoot. Sharing photos of her daughter today alongside her self for the happy celebration, T Boss wrote; ”No other person I would rather make Such Beautiful Memories with than with my Daughter Starr. You’re Hand on my Heart The Best Gift Everrr…. Happy 1st Birthday to ...

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Brazilian league game suspended moments before kick-off after 10 players test positive for coronavirus

Goias had their opening game of the Campeonato Brasileiro season against Sao Paulo postponed after 10 of the club’s players tested positive for COVID-19. In the hours leading up to kick-off on Sunday, Goias announced they had only that day been informed 10 of their 26-man squad had returned a positive result and eight of those were set to feature ...

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Hushmummy: Nigerians blast Diezani for criticizing ‘Yahoo boys’

Nigerians on Monday attacked the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, over her statement that online fraudsters, also known as ‘Yahoo boys’ are now role models in the country due to drop in moral values. The former minister who stole a whopping sum of $2.5 billion fled the country after leaving office to escape been prosecuted by the Economic ...

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Ondo deputy governor announces resignation from PDP

The deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and formally joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). This development is to further his governorship aspiration, he said. Mr Ajayi announced his defection on Monday on Twitter. His aides also confirmed the development. “Today 10th August 2020, I Resign my membership from ...

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Global Covid-19 cases surpass 20 million mark

World Covid-19 cases surpassed the 20 million mark on Sunday night, as three of the worst hit countries also hit grim milestones of their own. According to worldometers.info, total confirmed cases were tallied at 20,016,286, with the death toll also estimated at 733,592. The United States, Brazil and India account for more than 50 percent of the cases. Several Latin ...

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Kylie Jenner shows off huge birthday sign as she turns 23 (photos)

Kylie Jenner’s birthday planning has stepped up a gear as she approaches her 23rd birthday. The beauty mogul is reportedly planning the ‘biggest party of the year’ and is splashing the cash to ensure her $36.5 million mansion is the perfect venue for her celebrations. Kylie is known for her lavish parties and it would seem that her own birthday ...

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Obasanjo tests negative after undergoing covid-19 test

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative for Covid-19. The former President took the test last Friday at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. His Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, disclosed on Sunday the result conducted by Dr Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos returned negative.  

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The world may end before next RCCG convention – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has told his church members that the world may come to an end before the 69th convention. He stated this on Friday during the 68th Annual Convention of the church, which held virtually. The renowned cleric, however, stated that he does know when the Lord will return ...

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Nigeria Records 437 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 46,577 With 945 Deaths

  COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased further on Sunday, 9th of August 2020, as 437 new infections were reported. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in its daily update on coronavirus. According to the NCDC release, 3 persons died of COVID-19 complications, while 142 patients recovered and have been discharged from various isolation centres in the ...

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