Maryam Sanda appeals death penalty

Following her conviction by an FCT High Court over the alleged killing of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, Maryam Sanda has approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, asking the court to set aside the verdict and acquit her. Sanda, who was sentenced to death by hanging by Justice Yusuf Halilu on Jan. 27, said the trial judge “was tainted by ...

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Private jet business booming over coronavirus fears

Wealthy travelers are clamoring to fly private jets amid the rapid spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, according to a report. Private jet operators have seen a recent boom in business since the late December outbreak of the virus in China. “While a large portion of the increase can be related to Chinese New Year travel, we also attribute the ...

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American state of Utah votes to decriminalize polygamy

Utah’s state Senate voted unanimously to decriminalize polygamy, hoping to make it an infraction on par with a parking ticket. The bill swiftly cleared the Republican-controlled Senate in the predominantly Mormon state with a vote of 29-0 with little discussion on Tuesday. It now moves to the Utah House of Representatives, where it is likely to face greater resistance. Polygamy ...

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Dayo Amusa speaks about loneliness and wanting to be loved

Nollywood actress Dayo Amusa has taking to Instagram to talk about loneliness and wanting to be loved by a man. The actress who refereed to herself as a feminist, says she is independent, but wouldn’t mind to get treats from her man as a woman. She said a lot more… Her words below; I am independent because I take responsibility ...

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Computer scientist who invented cut, copy and paste dies aged 74

Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people. It was thanks to his innovations – which included the “cut”, “copy” and “paste” commands – that the personal computer became simple ...

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Omoyele Sowore calls out Channels tv… warns station against calling his detention ”alleged’

  Omoyele Sowore has called out ChannelsTv for using the word alleged to describe his long detention at DSS custody. He called the television station out on twitter asking what is wrong with them. He tweeted: ”What’s is wrong with @channelstv? How would a tv station describe an illegal, unjust and cruel incarceration of anyone as “Alleged Detention?””

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Month’s worth of rain expected to fall across UK in next 24 hours

Residents across the UK who are already struggling with the aftermath of Storm Dennis, have been told to expect further torrential downpours over the next 24 hours. Although the latest storm may have gone, further agony is in store for beleaguered communities across flood-hit Britain. The Environment Agency (EA) is warning areas of North Wales, northern England and Scotland to ...

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Africa free of coronavirus as suspected Egyptian case tests negative

Africa is free of coronavirus as the first suspected case in Egypt has tested negative for the deadly virus. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO), after the foreigner was admitted to a specially designated hospital for isolation after being announced as Egypt’s first confirmed case of coronavirus on February 14. Egypt’s ...

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Bride punches sister-in-law for turning their wedding into chaos, but husband defends sister and breaks up with wife

A bride’s dream day quickly turned into a nightmare when she was dumped by her new husband for punching his sister at the reception. The newlywed was seeking advice on how to win her partner back after admitting she had lost control when her sister-in-law made the day a ‘living hell’. The bride claims she had ‘strolled in drunk, threw ...

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Nigerian boxers to stage protest after missing Olympics qualifier

Nigeria boxers have threatened to protest the country’s non-appearance at the qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Dakar, Senegal from February 20 to 29. One of the boxers, who spoke with Punch on the condition of anonymity, said the Nigeria Boxing Federation told them that they would not participate in the Olympic qualifiers because there were no medal ...

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Bandits invade another LGA in Niger, kidnap scores of people, rustle cattle

Over 60 gunmen have invaded Madaka village and some neighbouring communities in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, kidnapping scores of people and rustling cattle. The gunmen were said to have invaded the communities in the early hours of yesterday, fully armed. An eyewitness told Vanguard that as the gunmen arrived the communities in motorcylces, they started shooting sporadically ...

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Woman arrested for trying to kidnap her friend’s mother

The police in Nasarawa State have arrested a woman, Paulina Santos, who allegedly planned to kidnap the mother of her friend. The friend’s husband reportedly works with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, said the suspect was arrested on February 11 by police operatives attached to the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping unit. He said the ...

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Harry & Meghan’s royal duties will officially end on march 31

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will begin their new life away from the royal family from March 31. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s office have released an update about their plans and said the duke will retain the ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander and Squadron Leader. The Sussexes will announce details of their new non-profit organisation later in the ...

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Borno declares a day of fasting over Boko Haram attacks

Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has asked the people of the state to fast on Monday, February 24, 2020, for the defeat of Boko Haram. He said this in a six-minute broadcast to the people of Borno State on Wednesday. The governor said, “Even though this decision is based on the popular demand of our people, some observers may rightly ...

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Lagos to close two roads for railway construction

The Lagos State Government has said it plans to close two roads in the metropolis for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan railway project. A statement on Wednesday listed the affected roads as Jonathan Coker Street in the Fagba area and Yaba Level Crossing. It said Jonathan Coker Street in the Fagba area would be closed between 8pm on Thursday, February 20 and ...

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