Wednesday , 7 October 2015
Latest News


News and education updates.

Customs Confiscates Fake Drugs, Furniture Worth N226m


The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone “C”, Owerri, Imo State says it has seized two trucks carrying 843 cartons of fake drugs and another containing furniture and furniture components with a Duty Paid Value of N226,830,000. The cartons of imported fake drugs were said to be made up ... Read More »

Fulani Herdsmen Overrun Falae’s Farm, Destroy Maize Plantation


Crops on the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae in Ilado village, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, have been destroyed by cattle, belonging to Fulani herdsmen. This happened barely two weeks after Falae was kidnapped for four days by suspected herdsmen ... Read More »

Saraki Cannot Resign Until He’s Proven Guilty, Says CAN


The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has condemned calls for the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to resign his leadership of the Senate following his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of assets. The Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor-led CAN, stressed that while the electorate knew that ... Read More »

Digital Dependence ‘Eroding Human Memory’


An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people’s memories, according to a study. It showed many people use computers instead of memorising information. Many adults who could still recall their phone numbers from childhood could not remember their current work number or numbers of family members. Maria Wimber from ... Read More »

Trio Wins Nobel In Chemistry For Work On DNA Repair


Three scientists from Sweden, the US and Turkey have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for showing how cells repair damaged DNA. Their work can be used to develop new cancer treatments. Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and US-Turkish national Aziz Sancar shared the $960,000 prize, awarded on ... Read More »

Kogi Poll: Wada Meets Buhari, Asks For Level Playing Field

Idris Wada

Governor of Kogi State, Capt. Idris Wada, on Wednesday pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure level playing field in the November 21 governorship elections in the state. Wada is the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the election. His major challenger is former governor, Prince Abubakar Audu of the All ... Read More »

Cossy Fires Back At Haters Over Exposed B00bies Criticism


Controversial Nollywood actress and singer, Cossy Orjiakor has slammed her haters who say her outfits are too revealing. The very very very busty actress has a fetish for flaunting her humongous rack which has drawn the same amount of attention to her. Sadly, the attention is shared between lovers and haters ... Read More »

EU Anti-trafficking Mission Launched In Mediterranean


Six European Union warships have started military operation, patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean Sea to catch human traffickers who bring refugees to Europe. The mission off the coast of Libya – the departure point for many of the refugees – launching on Wednesday includes an Italian aircraft carrier, a French ... Read More »

Photos: Tiwa Savage Joins Forte Oil Attendants To Sell Fuel


They say time na money, and Tiwa Savage has no time to waste sitting at home. The music diva who just made her first appearance since her delivery days ago has hit the street back in business. The ‘Wanted’ singer today was spotted doing her ambassadorial duties at the Forte ... Read More »

Russian Warships Join Syria War With Rocket Attacks


Four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea have launched 26 rockets at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria which hit their targets, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a joint television appearance. Aljazeera reports: Russian efforts “will be synchronised with the actions ... Read More »

Violent Clashes Erupt In West Bank After Stabbings


At least two Palestinians have been seriously wounded by Israeli fire during protests in the West Bank, just hours after two stabbing incidents in occupied East Jerusalem and the Israeli city of Kiryat Gan. An Israeli army spokesperson told Al Jazeera that around 350 Palestinians had clashed with Israeli troops near ... Read More »

Kanye West – “I’m Unwelcome As A Designer Because I’m Black”


Iconic rapper, Kanye West has stated that he feels unwelcome as a designer in the industry because of the color of his skin. In the rapper’s interview with ‘SHOWstudio In Camera’ on Tuesday, October 6, Kanye admitted he’s prone to challenges in the fashion world but will never back down because ... Read More »

Seun Kuti Slams President Buhari’s Ministerial List


Apparently, Seun Kuti also has a problem with the ministerial list released by President Buhari on Monday, October 5. Afrobeat legacy, Seun Kuti went on Facebook yesterday (October 6) to blast the people appointed to be ministers in this new administration. “The ministerial list is a terrible line up. Like the ... Read More »

Man Calls Police After Girlfriend Refused Him s*x


A man was arrested after he called police to complain that his girlfriend refused to have s*x with him. The man of South Carolina, was arrested after calling police to complain about his girlfriend who would not have s*x with him, police said. 53-year-old Patrick Doggett told officers that he called ... Read More »

Emir Of Ilorin Urges Buhari To Implement 2014 Confab Report


The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to commence process that will lead to implementation of the 2014 national conference as a way to restructure Nigeria. The Emir made the call in his palace, Ilorin, on Tuesday while speaking with members of the Correspondents ... Read More »

Muslim Man Kills 4-Year-Old Daughter For Not Covering Her Head While Eating Dinner


A four-year-old girl was thrashed to death by her father on 3 October (Saturday) in India because she accidentally forgot to keep her head scarf on while eating dinner. Jafar Hussain, a resident of a Bareilly village in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, had a strict rule for ... Read More »

Payroll Verification: Kaduna Uncovers ‘N1.3 Billion Pension Racket’

Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has announced that it has uncovered a pension racket that denies the state of N1.3 billion annually. This was one of the highlights of the report on the verification of pensioners in the state that has been presented to the state executive council. The report affirmed ... Read More »

Reps Bar NERC, Discos From Increasing Electricity Tariff


The National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has been directed to immediately stop distribution companies (Discos) from further increase in electricity tariff. The House of Representatives, in a resolution during plenary, also summoned NERC and the Discos to appear before it to answer questions on the issue to ensure Nigerians were ... Read More »

Alaska Airlines Misplaces Own CEO’s Luggage


The head of Alaska Airlines, which proudly touts a baggage delivery guarantee policy, made an embarrassing confession — his own airline misplaced his luggage. UPI reports: Chief Executive Bradley Tilden admitted on stage last week at an airline summit in Washington, D.C., that his own airline misplaced his luggage on ... Read More »

Army Repels Attack On Yobe Barracks, Kills Over 100 Boko Haram Insurgents


The Nigerian Army in the early hours of Wednesday killed over 100 Boko Haram insurgents after they made attempts to attack 120 Task Force Battalion troops, located at Goniri, Yobe State. A statement by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, however, said during the encounter, seven soldiers lost their lives while ... Read More »