SON destroys N480m substandard mobile phone accessories

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has destroyed substandard mobile phone accessories worth N480 million. Its Director-General, Osita Aboloma, made this known at the destruction of the accessories in Epe, Lagos, on Tuesday. Aboloma, represented by Mr Obiora Manafa, Director, Inspectorate, Compliance and Directorate of SON, said that the organisation was on top of its game to ensure ...

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Madonna sued for starting her own show late

Madonna should’ve been on time for her recent concerts in NYC, because her tardiness screwed over a bunch of fans — financially and otherwise, according to a new lawsuit. The pop icon is being sued by a couple guys named Andrew Panos and Antonio Velotta, who claim they were forced to wait 2 to 3 hours for Madonna to take ...

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Chinese doctor who blew the whistle on coronavirus is now infected

  A Chinese doctor who was targeted by Beijing authorities after sounding the alarm about the new coronavirus during its early days has now being hospitalized with the deadly illness, according to a new report. On Dec. 30, Dr. Li Wenliang, 34, posted on the WeChat app a chilling warning among his medical-school alumni that seven people from a market ...

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We used beer to bait Buhari’s impersonator – Detective

The trial of three alleged Internet fraudsters who scammed some white men by presenting themselves as President Muhammadu Buhari, resumed on Tuesday before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The defendants – Uche Julius, alias Musa Mohammed; Kenneth Ezeomu, alias Abdul Karim; and Agu George, alias Dr Lina Norman were arraigned in November 2018 on 16 counts bordering on forgery ...

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Ten people on quarantine cruise ship test positive for coronavirus

    Around 3,700 people are facing at least two weeks locked away on a cruise liner anchored off Japan after health officials confirmed on Wednesday that 10 people on the ship had tested positive for coronavirus and more cases were possible. While the infected patients were transferred by Japan’s coast guard to hospitals on the mainland, the remainder of ...

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Two arraigned for threatening to ‘kill’ Arsenal’s Ozil

Two men threatened to “kill” Mesut Ozil when they confronted the Arsenal midfielder’s security guards, a London court heard today. The alleged incident happened outside Ozil’s north London home just weeks after the former World Cup winner was targeted by moped attackers while driving in the area. Security guard Kemil Sezer told the court that he and a colleague had ...

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ISWAP members allegedly kill three soldiers in Borno

  Islamic State-affiliated jihadists have killed three Nigerian soldiers and seized two military vehicles in an attack in Askira, northeastern Borno state, security sources and residents said Monday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), stormed into the town of Askira late Friday in a dozen pickup trucks fitted with machine guns, leading to clashes with troops and ...

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Harvey Weinstein trial halted as actress who claims he raped her breaks down in tears

A woman who says Harvey Weinstein r.a.p.e.d her broke down sobbing in court during the former Hollywood producer’s s.e.xual assault trial. Jessica Mann, 34, could barely hold herself together as she read a May 2014 email that described Weinstein as a “pseudo father” figure after the alleged attack. Crying uncontrollably as she read aloud while under cross-examination by one of ...

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Lesotho First Lady charged with murder

Lesotho police on Tuesday charged first lady Maesaiah Thabane with murder for her alleged links to the brutal 2017 killing of the prime minister’s previous wife. Maesaiah Thabane, 42, will spend the night in custody after she came out of hiding and turned herself into the police earlier on Tuesday. “She has been charged with murder alongside eight others who ...

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Teenage wife stabs sleeping husband to death

A teenage housewife has reportedly stabbed her husband to death while he was sleeping in Katsina State. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Gambo Isah, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing reporters at the Command Headquarters in Katsina. He explained that the 17-year-old suspect, Rabi Rabi’u, committed the offence on Wednesday last week at Almakiyayi village in Malumfashi ...

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Photos: Suspected ritualists arrested with human skulls

Osun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded two suspected ritualists, Adesina Adeniyi 42, and Oluwole Olapade, 58, caught with two human skulls. The command also paraded two suspected armed robbery suspects who were captured after a gun duel with Police at Osu in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state. Parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo ...

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Trump hails ‘American comeback’ in Congress speech

  President Donald Trump has hailed the “great American comeback” in a speech to Congress on the eve of his expected acquittal in his impeachment trial. At his annual State of the Union address, Mr Trump struck a tone of optimism as he set out his case for another four years in office. He said his tenure had “shattered the ...

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Coronavirus whistleblower who ‘secretly filmed bodies at hospital’ is ‘arrested’

Whistleblower who secretly filmed body bags at a Chinese hospital overrun by the coronavirus crisis as been arrested, it is reported. Footage posted online allegedly shows eight bodies in a bus outside a hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak which has now killed at least 427, on Saturday. More bodies were inside the hospital – where sick patients ...

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Death toll hits 19 in Rwanda’s heavy rains

The death toll in Rwanda’s weekend landslides and floods triggered by heavy rainfall has climbed to 19 from 13 reported earlier, authorities said on Tuesday. A disaster update report from the Ministry of Emergency Management showed that the disasters mainly hit Kigali’s Districts of Gasabo, Kicukiro and Gatsibo in eastern Rwanda. A total of 19 people died while eight others ...

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Desmond Elliot gains massive weight (photos)

Desmond Elliot has gained a lot of weight and that has got his fans talking. In latest photos of the actor turned politician shared online, the actor looks totally different from his old self. He now looks more like a giant. Though the decision to gain weight is solely his and ofcus his business, but being a public figure, his ...

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Coronavirus: Reps reject move to evacuate Nigerians from China

The House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a call for the evacuation of Nigerians from China as coronavirus spreads from the country to other parts of the world. The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Benjamin Kalu, had moved a motion praying that Nigerians stranded in China over the health crisis be brought back to ...

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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash audio released from harrowing 911 calls made by witnesses

The Los Angeles Fire Department has released harrowing audio from multiple 911 calls from those who witnessed the tragic helicopter crash which killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 41, and 13-year-old daughter Gianna were amongst the nine passengers killed when the Sikorsky S-76B they were travelling on crashed into a hillside in Calabasas. Multiple callers reported hearing the helicopter fly ...

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I know an ex-governor who had a killer squad – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), said on Monday that he knew a former governor in one of the South-West states who had a killer squad. Falana, who spoke at the University of Ibadan, said the former governor’s killer squad was headed by a police officer, who was the Chief Security Officer to the then governor. He said one ...

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