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Metuh Clocks 50, Donates Relief Materials To IDPs


  National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, marked his 50th birthday on Friday with the donation of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Waza Camp, in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Metuh, who clocked 50 on Saturday, said he was at the camp with his ...

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Alleged $2bn Fraud: Court Declines To Summon Dasuki

National Security Adviser - Sambo Dasuki

The Federal Government, yesterday, failed to persuade the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to summon the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki( retd), to appear before it. Former national security adviser of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki (R), speaks with his lawyer Ahmed Raji, during his trial at the federal high court in Abuja, on September ...

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Global Warming May Cost Nigeria, Others $1.7trn


Nigeria, Argentina, South Africa and other developing countries may suffer economic losses of up to $1.7 trillion per year by 2050 due to global warming, Oxfam has warned in its latest report. The report noted that with warming of three degrees, developing countries would need to spend an additional $270 billion yearly by 2050 on measures to adjust to more ...

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100 Women Die Daily In Northern Nigeria During Childbirth – UNFPA

Nigeria Country Director of United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA), Ms Ratidzai Ndhlovu, has said about 100 women die daily in Northern Nigeria in the process of childbirth. Ndhlovu who spoke at a consultative meeting on Thursday in Sokoto decried the high maternal mortality figure in the country, especially in the north. She, however, stressed that the country and partners ...

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UN Alerts On African Child Brides Population Explosion

By Onche Odeh Africa is set to overtake South Asia as the region with the largest number of child brides, new figures from the United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF) have revealed. In a report Thursday by the Thomson Foundation, the United Nations body pointed out that the number of child brides in Africa is expected to soar to 310 million, ...

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Pupil Collapses After Rape By 60- Year-Old Lagos Landlord


Racheal (pseudonym) gave residents a scare after she collapsed in the passage of her parents’ rented apartment in the Fadeyi area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the 14-year-old girl almost died after she passed out a few minutes after being allegedly raped by her parents’ landlord, identified only as Christopher. The prompt response of residents of Fasanya Street, ...

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By Onche Odeh Scientists and Nutritionists have drawn an explicit link between beer consumption and heart disease, concluding that moderate consumption of the beverage is beneficial to cardiovascular health. Biologist and Project Leader at the Institute for Food and Nutrition in The Netherlands, Dr. Henk Hendricks, who explained the ‘beer-heart health’ relationship at the Beer and Lifestyle symposium held on ...

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New Ooni Of Ife Presented With Traditional “Ade-Are” Crown


The new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, was on Monday presented with the traditional “Ade-Are” crown as the 51st traditional ruler of the ancient town. Oba Ogunwusi was presented with the crown by the custodian of a place called Oke-Ora, at Ile-funfun Opa, located between Ile-Ife and Osu, along Ilesa Road. The traditional ruler, who appeared in public for ...

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Diabetes: Foundation Marks Anniversary With Free Treatment For Patients

By Ejikewme Omenazu, LAGOS The Edna Nwobi Diabetic Care  Foundation’s  (Endicare) diabetic care will on Monday Novembner 23, 2015 celebrate its second anniversary and commitment to the eradication of diabetes in Igbo – Ukwu, Anambra State . According to a statewment made available to Dasily IUndependent by the founder of the Foundation, Mrs Edna Nwobi, the event will take place ...

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N1m Ransom Received From Kidnapped Boy’s Father – Suspect


The four suspected kidnappers of a four-year-old-boy, Steve Kanu, in Abeokuta have confessed that a ransom of N1m was paid to them before he was rescued. Steve was kidnapped at his parents’ home at Laderin Estate, Abeokuta, on Monday, November 2, 2015. He was, however, rescued alive last Friday by the men of the Ogun State Police Command, who swooped ...

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Ooni-Elect’s Traditional Coronation Holds Today


The Ooni of Ife-elect, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is expected to leave Ilofi, where he has been undergoing installation rites in the past 21 days later on Sunday (yesterday) Ogunwusi, who was appointed as the 51st Ooni of Ife, will on Monday (today) go to the Ile Oodua, the palace where he is expected to be crowned traditionally the same day. ...

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How 9 DSS Officials Were Shot Dead At Arepo – Agbara Robbery Kingpin


Leader of the dreaded gang of bank robbers which had been terrorising commercial banks in Lagos and Ogun states in military uniforms has disclosed that his gang never intended to kill nine officials of the Department of State Service, DSS, who went missing last September. The suspect, identified as Kelly Fotor, an Ijaw native of Arugbo, Ondo State, was arrested ...

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NDLEA Arrests Suspected Drug Baron, Intercepts 576kg Of Narcotics


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a suspected drug baron, Tochukwu Ubah, alleged to be coordinating a large volume of methamphetamine and ephedrine distribution in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, in Lagos on Sunday. The statement said Ubah was arrested by the agency’s Special Enforcement ...

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Fun, Renewed Unity As Itsekiri Celebrate The Late Olu Of Warri


Activities marking the final funeral rites for the late Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II, continued, yesterday, at Ode-Itsekiri in Warri South local government area of Delta State with entertainment and homages in honour of the departed monarch. The 14 days final rites, which began with a vigil, Friday night, turned out to be a gathering of the Itsekiri nation ...

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Fela Didn’t Talk Me Into Music -Femi Kuti


Femi, son of Afro-beat music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has said that his late father didn’t drag him into music. Speaking in a recent chat with Abiola Alaba Peters, during the just concluded FELABRATION that took place in his father’s Kalakuta Republic, he said, “My father did not influence me as such. I always knew I would go into music. ...

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Police Arrest 21 Homosexual Students In Delta


Police detectives in Asaba, Delta State, have arrested 21 students who have been allegedly involved in same sex activities. It was reliably gathered that the two state-owned polytechnics (names withheld) where the suspects were arrested, were a beehive of perverse sexual acts as male students engage in same sex activities for financial gains. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ...

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Merchants In The Temple: Book That Ruffled The Vatican

Merchants in the Temple by Nuzzi

      Below is a brief on Merchants in the Temple, one of the books that have caused the Vatican to order the trial of five people, including the author, as provided by the publisher, Macmillan. Book Title: Merchants in the Temple Inside Pope Francis’s Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican Author: Gianluigi Nuzzi Henry Holt and Co. ...

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Queen Collete Nwadike To Represent Nigeria At Exquisite Face Of Universe 2015 grand finale

It would be an intense showdown of beauty as Nigeria’s Beauty and Tourism ambassador, Queen Collete Nwadike and over 50 beauty queens from all over the world strut their stuff in a bid to clinch the ultimate title at the Exquisite Face of the Universe world finals slated to hold in the beautiful island of Sao Tome & Principe from 22 November –5 December, 2015. ...

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Son Organises Kidnap Of Rich Father


Gang Gets N1.5m Ransom The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase’s elite squad, Special Intelligence Team (SIT), has burst a gang in Oyo State, which specialised in kidnapping and robbing members of their community. The police arrested six members of the gang including a suspect, Hassan Maikudi, 30, who allegedly connived with the group to kidnap his rich father for ...

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Truck Crushes 3 Vehicles, Kills 9 In Delta


Nine persons lost their lives, on Friday, in Asaba, Delta State, when the bus in which they were travelling was ran over by a truck belonging to a popular cement company. Confirming the incident, which occurred on the Benin-Asaba highway, Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Rindom Kumven, told the News Agency of Nigeria ...

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Marathon Sex With Prostitutes Lands Man In Prison


A 48- year-old man, John Kekeke, has been remanded in Ikoyi Prisons after he refused to pay three commercial sex workers at the end of marathon sex. Kekeke was arrested by the police on November 12, 2015, after he refused to pay the commercial sex workers at an undisclosed hotel in Lagos. He was also said to have refused to ...

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What Will They Tell Their Children?


What would make a man welcome back his wife who dumped him for his friend? Good sex? What name did she bear on death as she had children for the men? It has always been an open secret. That the four siblings had deep rooted resentment for each other. Though they seemed to get along in the public under the ...

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Again, Nollywood Stars, Asiegbu, Duru Drum Support For Premature Babies

NOLLYWOOD stars Ejike Asiegbu and Francis Duru on November 17, in Abuja celebrated this year’s World Prematurity Day. The two renowned actors, Ambassadors of LittleBigSouls International Charitable Foundation, took time out to present gifts to locals as well as celebrate the foundation’s partnership with Natus. LittleBigSouls International Charitable Foundation, with its Jaundice Program raising an audible voice in South Africa, ...

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I Never Married Jibola Dabo, We Only Had A Child Together


Dyed in the wool actress, Ayo Mogaji, has glowingly led an acting career for 35 years. In this interview, the seasoned thespian speaks about growing challenges in her industry, marriage among sundry issues Not much Yoruba films feature you like previously, have you suddenly pitched your tent with Nollywood against the other folk? I’m first of all not a Yoruba ...

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LAUTECH Robbery, Rape Suspects In Police Net


When students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso stormed major roads in the city to protest continued robbery attacks on their female hostel and raping the helpless ladies, they did not  in their wildest dreams think that the said robbers could be among them. The attacks attracted reactions from different groups and even the Oyo State House of Assembly. ...

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