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Saturday , 26 May 2018

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N/Nigeria village where twins are still being killed by hanging “because they are evil”

The killing of twins in Nigeria was abolished decades ago, but a surprising discovery has been made, of a village where twins are killed by hanging. This practice was exposed by Nkwasi Obim Nebo, a maternal health advocate and humanitarian worker who led a team of PeachAid Medical Initiative medical doctors to the village of Kaida in Gwagwalada on the outskirts of Abuja. Nkwasi ...

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Sen. Stella Oduah in N20bn debt scandal, assets seized !

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over Sea Petroleum Oil & Gas Ltd. and other assets belonging to Sen. Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi over an unpaid debt of about N20 billion. AMCON said the takeover followed an injunction granted by Justice M.S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos against Sea Petroleum Oil & Gas Ltd. The corporation, in ...

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Ebola spreads to more cities in Congo

Congo’s health minister says Ebola has spread to more cities including the capital of Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest. Health Minister Oly Ilunga said two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones, which includes Mbandaka city, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak began. He ...

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4yrs after..Is Nigeria prepared for another Ebola outbreak?

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Events in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have caught the attention of the global health community once again. An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was confirmed by the DRC Government on the 8th of May 2018. This outbreak has come with real and perceived threats to local, national and global health security, with countries placed on different levels ...

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EFCC detains A/Ibom Senator for receiving N303m vehicles as kickbacks

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district, Senator Bassey Akpan,  for allegedly receiving vehicles worth N303m from oil magnate, Babajide Omokore, who is under trial for alleged fraud. According to an EFCC report, Akpan while serving as a Commissioner for Finance under the government of Senator Godswill Akpabio, allegedly gave contracts ...

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EFCC gets fresh order to seize Patience Jonathan’s N7.3b, $8.4m

Federal High Court in Lagos Division has ordered a temporary forfeiture of N7.3billion and $8.4million allegedly belonging to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. Justice Mojisola Olateregun made the order based on a fresh application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A copy of the order made on April 20 was obtained yesterday. The judge had on April ...

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Evans weeps, says they’ve been beating me, no good food

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, broke down in tears on Monday before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere where he was produced for arraignment on fresh two charges of kidnapping. After initially refusing to come down from the prison van in protest, he was eventually brought into the courtroom by warders on the order of Justice Adedayo ...

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Banks are ripping us through ATMs, customers cry out

Commercial bank customers within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried excess charges by banks through Automated Teller Machine (ATM) withdrawals. Some customers who spoke to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, said they dreaded making withdrawals using other banks’ ATMs because of the continued charge of N65 for every transaction. According to the customers, most banks within the ...

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Pickpocket confesses to stealing 1,200 phones in 2 yrs

The Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested a suspected pickpocket, Femi Solomon, for allegedly stealing phones from some residents of the state. The suspect was reportedly arrested on Thursday after stealing a Samsung phone from a commuter during a stampede at a bus stop in the Iyana Oworo area of the state.The Ogun State indigene ...

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After ban, codeine syrup price skyrockets

   Dealers go underground in Zamfara, Kano, Jigawa, others   Addicts look for alternative Despite the ban on cough syrups containing codeine, its sellers are still in business. Daily Trust on Sunday has learnt. In some of the medicine stores visited by our correspondent in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State, such syrups were still on display. Asked why they ...

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