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Police nab stepmother for inflicting injury on stepdaughter

The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested Mrs Jennifer Dikeocha for allegedly inflicting varying degrees of injury on her four-year-old step daughter, Stephanie, a pupil of Royal Peters International Academy, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state. The suspect was said to have been arrested on Friday, November 9, 2018. Stephanie’s class teacher reportedly lodged a complaint at the Mowe Police Station, having discovered lacerations on the pupil’s back, which were allegedly inflicted by the stepmother, showing same to policemen at the station. The teacher, whose name was not supplied by the police, said she had noticed ...
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Oil Exploration: We’re now living like animals

A coalition of Niger Delta agitators has decried the level of environmental degradation and lack of essential amenities in the oil communities of Akwa Ibom State, pleading for urgent government intervention to save them from hardship. *Oil spillage Specifically, the agitators alleged total neglect of the communities by some multinational oil companies operating in the area, saying they have jettisoned their corporate social responsibility. They stated that their people had been exposed to inhuman treatment and abject poverty due to the exploration of oil. The agitators, who conducted a tour of the communities, also accused their leaders of conniving with ...
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Court Remands 3 in prison for Allegedly Atealing 31 Cows

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Thursday ordered that three men be remanded in prison for allegedly stealing 32 cows. Baje Shehu 40, Abubakr Majo 26, and Aminu Usman 25, were docked on three counts of criminal conspiracy, theft and cattle rustling. Magistrate Paul Adama who gave the order adjourned hearing in the matter until November 20 for further mention. Earlier, Police Prosecutor Sgt. Ogiri Emmanuel, had told the court that one Pastor Jeremiah Nmadu in Gusadi village, Katchia Local Government Area reported the matter at the station on March 13. Emmanuel told the court that complainant told the police ...
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Mishap: Three dead, five missing as boat capsize in Lagos

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead and five missing by Lagos State Government after a passenger boat capsized on the lagoon. File Photo: Vanguard gathered that the 20-seater passenger boat including two boat operators capsized when it collided with another wooden boat on Wednesday evening. Immediately after the mishap, eyewitness disclosed that 12 passengers were rescued by the emergency management agencies and Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA officials. Other agencies were Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASAMBUS, State Environmental Health Management Unit, SEHMU. It was gathered that the accident would have been ...
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75 Million cows waste yearly –FAO report

No fewer than 75 million cows slaughtered for consumption end up wasting every year, a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation says, the UN agency, in a report entitled “Preventing Nutrient Loss and Waste Across the Food System: Policy Actions for High-quality Diets” in New York also stated that regular eating of poor-quality food has become a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles. According to the report, more than half of globally-produced fruits and vegetables are lost or wasted each year. It added that “moreover, around 25 per cent of all meat produced, equivalent to ...
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79 abducted pupils freed in Cameroon

Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country’s communications minister told AFP Wednesday. “All 79 students have been released,” said Issa Bakary Tchiroma, without giving details of the circumstances under which they were set free. The kidnappings on Monday were the first such mass abductions seen in Cameroon and coincide with an upsurge of political tensions in the majority French-speaking country. The students were enrolled at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda, capital of Cameroon’s Northwest Region — one of two areas where surging anglophone separatist militancy has ...
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Araat Ajenifujah Foundation: Promoting Islamic Faith Through Children’s Literature

Araat Ajenifujah Foundation with a quest for promoting Islamic faith had a presentation and Launch of an Islamic Literature for Children. The event, which took place on October 27, 2018, at the National Mosque Abuja witnessed the attendance of notable Islamic scholars. In his opening remarks, Chairman of Islamic Youth League Foundation, Abdulfatai Adedeji, reiterated the importance of knowledge to mankind, saying its values cannot be over emphasized. He said: “In the secular world today, knowledge is the new money. What somebody knows is the edge he or she has over the other. And as Muslims, seeking for knowledge is ...
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Sa’id Haruna’s Summer Start-Up Event

It was another day for entrepreneurs to showcase their wares and gifting in the Croc-city (city of crocodiles) – Kaduna State. The venue of the event was the Arewa House, in the ever-busy and bubbling heart of the town. The time was 12 O’clock. Young Sa’id Haruna thought it expedient to bring together start-ups in an organised setting to showcase their products. “I just wanted to have a platform that would bring together various businesses from all parts of the country for a start,” Haruna stated. “This was borne out of the fact that I’ve met people who have good ...
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World Pharmacists Day And Need To Curb Drug Abuse

This year’s world pharmacist’s day may have come and gone but it did make its mark. Executives and members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), stakeholders from the field of medicine, regulatory bodies, students, civil societies, youths and others assembled at the event organised to mark the World Pharmacists Day in Ibadan on Tuesday to deliberate on a critical issue that is presently eating deep in the fabrics of the society, Nigerian Tribune reports. World Pharmacists Day, 2018, was tagged ‘Pharmacists: Your medicine’s experts’. The Oyo State chapter of the PSN marked the occasion by setting wheels in motion ...
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Panic In Bayelsa Over NASRDA Earthquake Alert

Recent notice by the Nigerian Space Research Development Agency, NASRDA, of probable earthquake in five states among them Bayelsa, has stepped up fears in the largely riverine Ijaw-speaking state, Vanguard reports. Earth tremor had been recorded at different times in the last four years around the Biseni and Igbogene axis of Yenagoa local government area of the state and border communities of Ahoada West local government area in Rivers state, causing cracks to buildings and traumatizing the helpless natives. Concerned stakeholders under the aegis of Ijaw Professionals Association, IPA, Homeland Chapter, Iniruo Wills, last weekend, in Yenagoa called on Bayelsa ...
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