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Ogun civil defence deploys 2,205 operatives for Eid-el-Kabir 

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta  The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,  says it has concluded arrangements to deploy 2,205 personnel for the Eid-el Kabir celebration. This was contained in a statement released in Abeokuta on Tues
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Ogun civil defence deploys 2,205 operatives for Eid-el-Kabir 

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta  The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,  says it has concluded arrangements to deploy 2,205 personnel for the Eid-el Kabir celebration. This was contained in a statement released in Abeokuta on Tuesday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Dyke Ogbonnaya. He said the 2,205 personnel which would […]

Messi to miss Argentina friendlies

Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile befo
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Messi to miss Argentina friendlies

Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year’s World Cup. The two-time world champions will face Guatemala […]

Inflation rate drops to 11.14% in July –NBS

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation with the index dropping by 0.09 per cent points from 11.23 per cent in June to 11.14 per cent in July. The bureau in the report sai
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Inflation rate drops to 11.14% in July –NBS

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation with the index dropping by 0.09 per cent points from 11.23 per cent in June to 11.14 per cent in July. The bureau in the report said this is the 18th consecutive decline in headline index. The […]

Man allegedly murders ailing brother over rising medical bills

The Police in Enugu are investigating alleged murder of one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu, 46, by his brother, Raphael Izuchukwu, 4o, in Igboeze North Local Government area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Wed
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Man allegedly murders ailing brother over rising medical bills

The Police in Enugu are investigating alleged murder of one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu, 46, by his brother, Raphael Izuchukwu, 4o, in Igboeze North Local Government area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Wednesday that the incident happened on August 3. Amaraizu said that preliminary investigation showed that […]

Genoa bridge collapse a disaster ‘waiting to happen’

Genoa’s Morandi motorway bridge, a 200-metre (650-foot) portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing dozens of people, has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 1960s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe crit
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Genoa bridge collapse a disaster ‘waiting to happen’

Genoa’s Morandi motorway bridge, a 200-metre (650-foot) portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing dozens of people, has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 1960s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe criticism from engineering experts. – Celebrated designer – The Morandi bridge was built between 1963 and 1967. It […]

30,000 teachers go on strike, demand pay rise

New Zealand trade union says 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers are taking part in a nationwide strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years to demand a pay rise. The strike was organised by the New Zealand Educational Institute,
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30,000 teachers go on strike, demand pay rise

New Zealand trade union says 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers are taking part in a nationwide strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years to demand a pay rise. The strike was organised by the New Zealand Educational Institute, the largest education trade union in the country. “Today history was […]

Triple pill treatment may effectively lower blood pressure –Study

A new low dose three-in-one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world, according to a study published in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association. A trial led by the George Institute for Glob
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Triple pill treatment may effectively lower blood pressure –Study

A new low dose three-in-one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world, according to a study published in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association. A trial led by the George Institute for Global Health revealed that 70 per cent of patients reached blood pressure […]

Qatar’s emir visits Turkey in show of support

The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis. State media in Doha said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani was travelling to Turkey fo
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Qatar’s emir visits Turkey in show of support

The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis. State media in Doha said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani was travelling to Turkey for a “working visit”. The emir “will discuss with the Turkish […]

DELSU temporarily suspends controversial duty register

The Delta State University, Abraka, has temporarily suspended implementation of the controversial duty register it recently introduced for its staff. The institution’s Registrar, Mr Daniel Urhibo, announced the suspension through a memo dated August 10, cop
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DELSU temporarily suspends controversial duty register

The Delta State University, Abraka, has temporarily suspended implementation of the controversial duty register it recently introduced for its staff. The institution’s Registrar, Mr Daniel Urhibo, announced the suspension through a memo dated August 10, copies of which were circulated among staff unions in the university. Urhibo said the decision followed an August 9 circular […]

CAN declares three-day prayer over alleged threat to democracy

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country. It stated that the decision was informed by the “recent political drama unfolding in our nation.”
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CAN declares three-day prayer over alleged threat to democracy

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country. It stated that the decision was informed by the “recent political drama unfolding in our nation.” READ ALSO: Immigration arrests Libyan salon operator for human trafficking The acting CAN General Secretary, […]

Nigerian consultants to inaugurate faculty in The Gambia

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Director-General, Technical AIDS Corps, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that 10 Nigerian consultants will be sent to the University of The Gambia to inaugurate the institution’s Faculty of Dental Surgery. Osunyinkanmi also stated t
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Nigerian consultants to inaugurate faculty in The Gambia

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Director-General, Technical AIDS Corps, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that 10 Nigerian consultants will be sent to the University of The Gambia to inaugurate the institution’s Faculty of Dental Surgery. Osunyinkanmi also stated that 200 professors, 100 teachers and nurses, would be sent to some African countries, including Liberia, in response […]

Cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat — Don

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Dean of the School of Health Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state, Prof. Evangeline Oparaocha, has said that cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat in the body. Oparaocha said this during t
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Cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat — Don

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Dean of the School of Health Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state, Prof. Evangeline Oparaocha, has said that cardiovascular disorders are caused by excess fat in the body. Oparaocha said this during the opening ceremony of the 3rd International Congress on Health Science and Technology, held on […]

MDCAN seeks cooperation with health workers

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Prof.  Razak Adebayo Razak, has called on all medical workers to see themselves as a team in order to ensure mo
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MDCAN seeks cooperation with health workers

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Prof.  Razak Adebayo Razak, has called on all medical workers to see themselves as a team in order to ensure more effective service delivery. He said this during the MDCAN quarterly seminar held in Ile-Ife, Osun State, […]

JEDC worker electrocuted in Bauchi

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi It was a tragic moment when a worker of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, identified as Saleh, was reportedly electrocuted while working on a faulty transformer. The incident, which occurred last Friday at about 11am, opposite
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JEDC worker electrocuted in Bauchi

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi It was a tragic moment when a worker of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, identified as Saleh, was reportedly electrocuted while working on a faulty transformer. The incident, which occurred last Friday at about 11am, opposite The Ever Increasing Faith Elim Church, Yelwa, Bauchi, attracted passers-by, who bemoaned the tragedy. The deceased, […]

Lagos, Ibadan traders flood Katsina to buy Sallah rams

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina With less than a week to the Eid El-Kabir festival, preparations for the annual event have reached feverish pitch in Katsina State with many ram traders hawking the animals in the state capital and surrounding towns  of Batsari, Malum
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Lagos, Ibadan traders flood Katsina to buy Sallah rams

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina With less than a week to the Eid El-Kabir festival, preparations for the annual event have reached feverish pitch in Katsina State with many ram traders hawking the animals in the state capital and surrounding towns  of Batsari, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Jibia , Daura and Funtua, among others. Many traders from other parts […]

Shakeup looms at DSS as Buhari decides acting DG’s fate

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja There were indications in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the Department of State Services might soon carry out a massive deployment of its personnel across the country, The PUNCH has learnt. The expected transfer, according to reliable sources
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Shakeup looms at DSS as Buhari decides acting DG’s fate

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja There were indications in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the Department of State Services might soon carry out a massive deployment of its personnel across the country, The PUNCH has learnt. The expected transfer, according to reliable sources, would affect some state directors and those said to be manning what a security source […]

One killed, three injured as militants attack bus

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo One person has been confirmed dead, while three others were injured after suspected militants attacked a passenger bus at Ikot Mkporikpo end of the Abak-Iwukem Road in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Police Publi
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One killed, three injured as militants attack bus

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo One person has been confirmed dead, while three others were injured after suspected militants attacked a passenger bus at Ikot Mkporikpo end of the Abak-Iwukem Road in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Odiko Ogbeche, said on Tuesday that […]

Cleaner steals company’s products to pay wife’s medical bill

Oluwatobi Akindele A man, Vincent Ibe, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing products belonging to a pharmaceutical company in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Ibe, who worked as a cleaner with the company, Chris Ejik
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Cleaner steals company’s products to pay wife’s medical bill

Oluwatobi Akindele A man, Vincent Ibe, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing products belonging to a pharmaceutical company in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Ibe, who worked as a cleaner with the company, Chris Ejik Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, allegedly stole the company’s products on Saturday. The 30-year-old […]

Transport union factions clash in Ekiti over leadership rivalry

Kamarudeen   Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Several persons were reportedly wounded in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Tuesday as factions of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria engaged one another in a free-for-all over a leadership rivalry in the union. T
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Transport union factions clash in Ekiti over leadership rivalry

Kamarudeen   Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Several persons were reportedly wounded in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Tuesday as factions of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria engaged one another in a free-for-all over a leadership rivalry in the union. There had been tension in RTEAN after the July 14 governorship election was won by Dr […]

Suspected kidnapper who took tramadol dies in police custody

Peter Dada, Akure The suspect who took tramadol and became unconscious during a kidnapping operation about 10 days ago has died in police custody. The suspect, whose identity had yet to be established, was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command, aft
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Suspected kidnapper who took tramadol dies in police custody

Peter Dada, Akure The suspect who took tramadol and became unconscious during a kidnapping operation about 10 days ago has died in police custody. The suspect, whose identity had yet to be established, was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command, after sleeping off on the premises of the victim due to the […]

Former champs Wawrinka, Kuznetsova get US Open wildcards

Former US Open champions Stan Wawrinka and Svetlana Kuznetsova received wildcards into the event on Tuesday along with two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, tournament organisers announced. Switzerland’s Wawrinka, who beat Novak Djokovic t
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Former champs Wawrinka, Kuznetsova get US Open wildcards

Former US Open champions Stan Wawrinka and Svetlana Kuznetsova received wildcards into the event on Tuesday along with two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, tournament organisers announced. Switzerland’s Wawrinka, who beat Novak Djokovic to win the title in New York in 2016, has dropped to 151st in the world after a knee injury that ruled […]

Dankwambo reveals how restructuring will help Nigeria

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State on Tuesday said that the restructuring of Nigeria was necessary for the nation to actualise its aspirations. Dankwambo made the statement in Lagos when he visited members of the state chapter of the Peoples Democrati
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Dankwambo reveals how restructuring will help Nigeria

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State on Tuesday said that the restructuring of Nigeria was necessary for the nation to actualise its aspirations. Dankwambo made the statement in Lagos when he visited members of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party. He said most the challenges the country was faced with were because of […]

NOA boss identifies measures for good governance

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, has warned that the quest for good governance might continue to remain a mirage without a strong, effective and efficient parliamentarian that is attuned to people
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NOA boss identifies measures for good governance

Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, has warned that the quest for good governance might continue to remain a mirage without a strong, effective and efficient parliamentarian that is attuned to people’s yearning. Describing the parliament/legislature as the only true voice of the people in view of […]

I spoke to Xavi, Sneijder before going to Qatar —Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o sought the advice of Xavi Hernandez and Wesley Sneijder before choosing to play in Qatar, the Cameroon star said as he was unveiled by his new club Tuesday. After a whirlwind transfer — Eto’o was playing in Turkey a week ago 
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I spoke to Xavi, Sneijder before going to Qatar —Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o sought the advice of Xavi Hernandez and Wesley Sneijder before choosing to play in Qatar, the Cameroon star said as he was unveiled by his new club Tuesday. After a whirlwind transfer — Eto’o was playing in Turkey a week ago — the beaming 37-year-old striker was presented by Qatar Sports Club, his […]

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were ‘terrorists’

Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were “terrorists”. Tunisia’s interior ministry on Monday announced the arrest of 15 people head
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Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were ‘terrorists’

Tunisian authorities on Tuesday denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were “terrorists”. Tunisia’s interior ministry on Monday announced the arrest of 15 people heading for European shores, stating that nine of them were considered by police as “Salafists”, or fundamentalist Muslims. On Tuesday […]

Simeone believes emotion can decide Atletico’s Super Cup clash with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says emotion rather than technical ability could decide the fate of the UEFA Super Cup derby against Real Madrid on Wednesday in Tallinn. Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent off in the UEF
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Simeone believes emotion can decide Atletico’s Super Cup clash with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says emotion rather than technical ability could decide the fate of the UEFA Super Cup derby against Real Madrid on Wednesday in Tallinn. Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent off in the UEFA Europa League semi-final match against Arsenal. It was a competition his […]

PDP vows to resist attempt to rig future elections

The Peoples Democratic Party says it will, henceforth, resist any attempt to rig it out in future elections, beginning with the Osun governorship election scheduled for September 22. PDP made the vow in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary,
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PDP vows to resist attempt to rig future elections

The Peoples Democratic Party says it will, henceforth, resist any attempt to rig it out in future elections, beginning with the Osun governorship election scheduled for September 22. PDP made the vow in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said that it had become manifest that […]

Osinbajo inaugurates N5.9bn projects in Zamfara

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday inaugurated N5.9bn worth of projects in Zamfara State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the projects inaugurated include Semi Urban water project and the upgraded General Hospitals in Gamji and Bak
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Osinbajo inaugurates N5.9bn projects in Zamfara

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday inaugurated N5.9bn worth of projects in Zamfara State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the projects inaugurated include Semi Urban water project and the upgraded General Hospitals in Gamji and Bakura towns, in Bakura local government area of the state. Others were 12.8 km Talata-Mafara bye-pass road, […]

Say muZik, not muSic

The aspect of pronunciation that we are treating today is a bit technical. Even specialists will agree so. But if you can pay attention to the lesson, it will have a positive impact on your spoken English. The lesson is predicated on the fact that there are s
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Say muZik, not muSic

The aspect of pronunciation that we are treating today is a bit technical. Even specialists will agree so. But if you can pay attention to the lesson, it will have a positive impact on your spoken English. The lesson is predicated on the fact that there are some common words with letter ‘s’, which should, […]

African, Caribbean, Pacific Rim countries seek 200 professors from Nigeria

Adelani Adepegba The Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that some countries in Africa, the Caribbeans and the Pacific have made requests for 200 Nigerian professors, to help them strengthen their higher
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African, Caribbean, Pacific Rim countries seek 200 professors from Nigeria

Adelani Adepegba The Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that some countries in Africa, the Caribbeans and the Pacific have made requests for 200 Nigerian professors, to help them strengthen their higher institutions. The DTAC sends professionals and experts regularly to African, Caribbean and the Pacific states, to […]

Six apps to help students, parents with homework

Getting homework done can be a difficult process for a child. Some students may find it easy to learn in the classroom but have problems retaining that knowledge later in the evening. Luckily, technology has quite a few solutions to help both students and par
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Six apps to help students, parents with homework

Getting homework done can be a difficult process for a child. Some students may find it easy to learn in the classroom but have problems retaining that knowledge later in the evening. Luckily, technology has quite a few solutions to help both students and parents succeed in this area. According to Lifewire, these six mobile […]

Contractor demolishes five ongoing projects, says he’s being owed

A building contractor has demolished five ongoing buildings whose construction he was supervising. When police arrived the scene, he reportedly told them that he hadn’t been paid and that, that was why he did it. The contractor, who was accused of using a d
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Contractor demolishes five ongoing projects, says he’s being owed

A building contractor has demolished five ongoing buildings whose construction he was supervising. When police arrived the scene, he reportedly told them that he hadn’t been paid and that, that was why he did it. The contractor, who was accused of using a digger to cause up to £4m of damage to a row of […]

NAF gunships kill bandits in Zamfara forests

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force has killed a large number of bandits operating in Sububu, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forests in Zamfara State. The NAF Air Task Force for ‘Operation Diran Mikiya’ neutralised the criminals during armed reconnaiss
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NAF gunships kill bandits in Zamfara forests

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force has killed a large number of bandits operating in Sububu, Birnin Magaji and Rugu Forests in Zamfara State. The NAF Air Task Force for ‘Operation Diran Mikiya’ neutralised the criminals during armed reconnaissance missions conducted from August 9-11, 2018. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air […]

Money laundering: Osun INEC officials get N100m bail

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday granted bail in the sum of N100m to three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, who were charged with money laundering. The defendants, who were attached to the Osun State office
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Money laundering: Osun INEC officials get N100m bail

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday granted bail in the sum of N100m to three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, who were charged with money laundering. The defendants, who were attached to the Osun State office of INEC, are Gbadegun Abiodun, Oladipo Oladapo and Afolabi Albert. READ ALSO: Suspected thief […]

VIDEO: Religious sect members walk on a smouldering fire

The video of a religious sect in Zimbabwe walking on hot coals while singing gospel songs has emerged on the internet. In the video shared by iHarare, the white garment-clad worshippers took turns walking and running on the glowing coals, spread out on the fl
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VIDEO: Religious sect members walk on a smouldering fire

The video of a religious sect in Zimbabwe walking on hot coals while singing gospel songs has emerged on the internet. In the video shared by iHarare, the white garment-clad worshippers took turns walking and running on the glowing coals, spread out on the floor. The name of the religious group wasn’t mentioned. They were […]

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