Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Fayose is biting the fingers that fed him, says Lagos PDP chairman

Fayose is biting the fingers that fed him, says Lagos PDP chairman

Segun Adewale, factional chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, of biting the fingers that fed him.In a statement released on Thursday, Adewale said Fayose had been causing distractions in the party.He also refuted the claim that he was plotting to unseat Fayose and replace him with Kayode Fayemi, [...]

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    3 Palestinians executed by Hamas over ties with Israel

3 Palestinians executed by Hamas over ties with Israel

Three Palestinians were hanged in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning by the Islamic Hamas movement, after being convicted of collaborating with Israel, Hamas-run interior ministry officials said.The three, all residents of Gaza, aged 32, 42 and 55, were sentenced to death by a Hamas court a few months ago, the officials added.According to a statement, they were hanged before [...]

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    Africa Film Academy, Imo to train students in filmmaking

Africa Film Academy, Imo to train students in filmmaking

The Africa Film Academy (AFA) in partnership with Imo state government is set to train youth from the state who desire a career in the motion picture industry.Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, founder of AFA in a statement, said the training is essential to introduce the prospective youths to how they can start a career in the film industry and technical production and open [...]

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    Russia’s supreme court to rule on Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Russia’s supreme court to rule on Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

The Russian government has requested its supreme court to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses and declare the Christian group an extremist organisation.The hearing of the case which began Wednesday will continue on Thursday.On March 16, the Russian government filed a suit to outlaw the organisation, which is already considered an extremist group in St. Petersburg where it is headquartered.According to NAN, the group [...]

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    Falana threatens to sue police over harassment of ‘poor citizens’ in Abuja

Falana threatens to sue police over harassment of ‘poor citizens’ in Abuja

Femi Falana (SAN), lawyer and human right activist, has called on the Nigerian Police Force to cease harassing the poor and destitute in the country.Falana made the call in a letter dated April 4, and directed to Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police.He said despite the annulment of the anti-people vagrancy law that sought the humiliation of the poor, [...]

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    Nigerian whose family ‘struggled’ to pay for US varsity elected student president

Nigerian whose family ‘struggled’ to pay for US varsity elected student president

Chimezie Ebiriekwe, a native of Imo state, has emerged the Associated Students president of San Diego State University, US.Associated Students is SDSU's version of student union government. [...]

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    Buhari to inaugurate economic recovery plan on Wednesday

Buhari to inaugurate economic recovery plan on Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 on Wednesday.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Adesina said the formal inauguration of the plan will take place in the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja, at 11 am.According to him, the inauguration of the plan was in furtherance of the [...]

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    US teenager pleads guilty in plot to kill Pope Francis

US teenager pleads guilty in plot to kill Pope Francis

Santos Colon, a New Jersey teen, has pleaded guilty to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the US.The US justice department on Monday said Colon, 15 years old at the time, sought to recruit a sniper to shoot the Pope as he celebrated mass in Philadelphia in September [...]

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    Abia police arrest suspected killers of Bakassi vigilantes

Abia police arrest suspected killers of Bakassi vigilantes

The Abia state police command has arrested three kidnap suspects involved in the killing of four members of the state vigilance group known as Bakassi in Aba, says Leye Oyebade, Abia police commissioner.The deceased were reportedly attacked in February by the assailants who allegedly ambushed them on Aba-Owerri road in February.The Bakassi men were said to be returning to their office [...]

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    10 killed, 50 injured as explosions rock Russia’s second-largest city

10 killed, 50 injured as explosions rock Russia’s second-largest city

At least 10 people have been reported dead and 50 injured in the twin blasts that hit the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Monday.According to CNN, one of the explosions took place on a subway car at the Sennaya Ploshchad station.Dmitry Peskov, spokesman of President Valdimir Putin, said his principal visited the city earlier on Monday, but that he [...]

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    Help! This pastor and motivational speaker needs your support to stay alive

Help! This pastor and motivational speaker needs your support to stay alive

Adeyemi Mobolaji, a 38-year-old pastor and motivational speaker who has been battling mucoepidermoid carcinoma (cancer affecting the mouth and neck region), for five years, is calling on the public to help save his life.A new tumour has been diagnosed close to his eyes.Mobolaji's neck was dissected and his upper jaw removed when he was operated for adenocarcinoma, a rare form [...]

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    Seven things to avoid during your menstrual cycle

Seven things to avoid during your menstrual cycle

Every woman that has attained the age of puberty is bound to experience monthly discharge of blood from the female reproductive organ, lasting through a period of 3-7 days, depending on the individual.While this lasts, the body requires special care and attention, as this period is usually accompanied with mood swings and discomfort.  To enjoy maximum comfort during your cycle, below are [...]

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    Southern Kaduna Union tackles el-Rufai over closure of university campus

Southern Kaduna Union tackles el-Rufai over closure of university campus

The southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU) has accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, of deliberately keeping the Kafanchan campus of the Kaduna State University closed.In a statement on Thursday, Yakubu Kuzamani, the group’s national public relations officer, Kuzamani said the governor was hiding under the aegis of insecurity to abuse his executive powers.Kuzamani said students of the campus were [...]

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    Black students in India are living in fear, says Amnesty International

Black students in India are living in fear, says Amnesty International

Amnesty International has called on Uttar Pradesh authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the attacks against African students, saying the blacks in India are living in fear.This was contained in a statement issued by the group on Wednesday.On Monday, at least four Nigerians sustained injuries in the attacks, which began following the death of a 15-year-old who was [...]

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    Niger governor moves to end water scarcity in Minna

Niger governor moves to end water scarcity in Minna

Abubakar Bello, Niger state governor, has directed the state water board to immediately complete the repair of Chanchaga water works to save residents of Minna from water scarcity.Bello gave the directive in Chanchaga on Wednesday when he inspected four electric motors imported from Germany to boost water supply in Minna metropolis.Bello directed the water board and the contractor handling the [...]

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    Man found dead inside python’s belly in Indonesia

Man found dead inside python’s belly in Indonesia

The body of Akbar Salubiro, a 25-year-old man, has been found inside the belly of a seven-metre-long python in a remote Indonesian village on the island of west Sulawesi.Salubiro, who reportedly left his home to harvest palm oil, did not get far when the incident occurred.According to NAN, neighbours reported cries from the palm grove the night Salubiro went missing, [...]

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