Eleven dead, several injured as duck-boat carrying 31 capsizes on Missouri lake

A tourist boat carrying 31 people, including children, capsized on a lake in Missouri following a severe thunderstorm on Thursday. Eleven people died in the accident, seven were injured, and five people are still missing. Divers spent the night searching for the missing. Emergency Services were called to Table Rock Lake, Stone County, near Branson, Missouri, at about 7pm after ...

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Kenyan Prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande sentenced to death for killing boyfriend

Former Lang’ata Women Prison beauty queen, Ruth Kamande has been sentenced to death today, for killing her boyfriend, Farid Mohammed. The 24-year-old was found guilty of stabbing her boyfriend 22 times in Buruburu, Nairobi in September 2015 after she discovered love letters from his ex-lovers. High Court judge, Jessie Lesiit committed the 2016 Miss Lang’ata Prison beauty queen to death ...

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Nigerian man sentenced to 11 years in U.S prison for fraud after one of his victims killed herself

A 34-year-old Nigerian national, Kingsley Otuya was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for his part fraud, money laundering and romance schemes in Austin, Texas that netted more than $1 million. One of Otuya’s victims killed herself after losing hundreds of thousands of dollars and being “emotionally devastated” by the romance scam, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western ...

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EFCC arraigns two for Illegal oil deal in Lagos

EFCC on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 arraigned the duo of Omosehin Ipinle and Nsikak Friday before Justice Muslim. S. Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on dealing in Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) without appropriate licence, an offence contrary to  the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap MM17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria ...

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Nigerians arrested with drugs concealed in stockfish in Ghana

Two Nigerians were on Thursday July 19th arrested in Ghana by the nation’s Narcotics Control Board as they were trying to traffic substances believed to be narcotics through the General Post Office in Accra.   The suspects, 37-year-old Theophilus Biney, aka Godwin Orji, aka Goody, and 36-year-old Jeff Nnaana-K, both residents in Ghana, were picked up by officials of NACOB at different locations for their ...

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Mother sentenced to 40 years for beating her 2-year-old son to death with a studded belt because he wet the bed

A 30-year-old mother has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars for beating her 2-year-old son to death with a studded belt after he wet the bed and gave her “side eye”. Katrina Shangreaux, from South Dakota, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea deal in March, after initially pleading not guilty to first-degree murder, and was handed down ...

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FG Bans Importation Of 10-Year-Old Haulage Vehicles

The Federal Government has placed a ban on importation of haulage vehicles that are 10 years and above old from the date of manufacture. The ban is expected to take effect from 1st of January 2020. Vanguard learnt that the measure was one of the resolutions of the stakeholders’ forum organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government ...

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Funny posters warning against urinating in public spotted in Anambra State University

In a bid to stop public urination, the management of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, formerly called Anambra State University, put up hilarious posters comparing defaulters to animals. The posters, which were placed outside the Mass Communication complex, show a group of chimpanzees with words that let defaulters know they are no different from animals if they urinate in public.   One ...

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Actor Kenneth Okonkwo declares his ambition to run for Enugu governorship election, unveils poster

at the initial stage when Nolly Wood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo declared his desire to run in the 2019 gubernatorial election for the Governorship position in Enugu State, many did not believe him. However, a recent post he made has confirmed his decision to run. He took to his Instagram page to write that with God, his dream will be achieved. “Without ...

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Over 30 reportedly killed in raids in Zamfara villages

Thirty people have been reportedly killed in a raid on villages in Zamfara state by cattle rustling and kidnapping gangs. Vanguard reports that some armed bandits on motorcycles invaded five villages in Maradun district of Zamfara state on Tuesday, July 17, afternoon, firing shots indiscriminately and stealing livestock. Jabbi Labbo, a community leader in one of the villages – Gyadde ...

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African Queen: 2Face Slams N50m Lawsuit On Blackface

Ahmedu Augustine, known by his stage name Blackface has revealed he is being sued for N50m by Innocent Idibia, known as 2face, his former Plantashun Boiz bandmate. Blackface disclosed this on Thursday in a post on his Instagram page. Recall that some years ago Blackface claimed 2face stole his song ‘let Somebody Love You’ featuring American singer Bridget Kelly and ...

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Goat thieves nabbed and paraded around in Anambra community

Two goat thieves were caught and humiliated in Eziagulu village, Nnewi, Anambra state. According to security operatives, the suspects Ifedichukwu Iloduba and Chika Umeakunne, after successfully stealing a pregnant goat from one Mrs Roseline Ezekwonna, they returned on Tuesday to steal two small goats but we’re caught. “They succeeded and went to Oye Uga market to sell it, but they were ...

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Legendary South African musician, Ali Katt dies at 60

Legendary South African musician Ali Katt has died at the age of 60 after a lengthy illness.   Family spokesperson Jacky Mathala said the singer’s heath had deteriorated since he suffered a stroke about four years ago.  “He was an active person until he was hit by the stroke. That was when he started slowing down,” Mathala said.   Ali Katt ...

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”Pay our entitlements or ‘Nigeria Air’ will fail” – Ex-Presidential fleet commander warns FG

Captain Dele Ore, a former Director of Flight Operations of the defunct Nigeria Airways has reiterated the need for the Federal Government to pay off workers of the airline for the new national carrier to succeed.   Ore, who spoke against the backdrop of plan by the Federal Government to re-fleet the national carrier by December, said he supported the idea of bringing ...

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12,000 illegally parked trucks choke Lagos roads, frustrate motorists

More than 12,337 tankers and container-laden trucks are currently parked illegally, in various parts of Lagos. In addition, over 5,000 articulated trucks have seized the entire stretch of the dual carriage Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, inward Tin Can/Apapa; thereby paralyzing traffic on the ever-busy road and causing problems for motorists, commuters and other road users, Vanguard reports. Report has it that a ...

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Juventus sell out $60m worth of Cristiano Ronaldo jerseys in 24 hours

According to reports in Italy, Juventus have sold 520,000 Cristiano Ronaldo ‘7’ jerseys in just 24 hours after he signed for the Italian club. Yahoo Italy reports that the official Ronaldo jerseys which cost about $120, has raked in $62.4 million in total revenue almost half his transfer fee paid to his former club.   The Portuguese and five-time Ballon d’Or winner, 33, signed ...

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Senate declares 2 seats vacant, retains Dariye’s

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, July 17, declared seats of deceased lawmakers vacant. The senators – Mustapha Bukar of Katsina North senatorial district and Ali Wakili of Bauchi South senatorial district – died on April 4, 2018 and March 17, 2018, respectively. The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood, said the House of Representatives also declared ...

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APC Chieftain- 2019 poll will be walk over for Buhari despite gang-up

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Kailani Mohammed, has declared that the 2019 presidential election would be in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari despite the ‘gang-up’ against him. Mohammad, a very close ally of Buhari since the days of All Peoples Party (APP) argued that, the said selfish politicians were causing the insecurity to discredit Buhari’s government. He said ...

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3,000 ex-militants demand inclusion in amnesty programme

Ex-militants, under the aegis of Justice Group, on Wednesday, July 18, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Program, Prof. Charles Dokubo, to integrate them into the programme. The 3,000 undocumented ex-agitators alleged that they were marginalised by past leadership of the amnesty office and the federal government. In the letter written on their ...

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Masquerade attacks and assaulted two Catholic priests in Enugu

Two Catholic Priests were reportedly attacked and injured by masquerades in Ogbodu-Aba, Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State.   Rev. Fr. Peter Chikwado Udaya, who is the parish priest of St. Patrick’s Parish Ibenda, and Rev. Fr. Daniel Tochukwu Akubue, the parish priest of St. Mary’s Parish Ada-Obollo, were going back to their parishes after a brief visit to St. Charles Parish Eha-Ndiagu. They ...

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