Police arrests truck driver for allegedly crushing mother, son to death in Abia

The Police Command in Abia has confirmed the arrest of a driver whose vehicle crushed a woman and her son to death on Friday evening in Aba. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna said the driver was taken into custody and his vehicle impounded after the tragic incident which occurred near Immaculate Junction bus stop. He said that the victims identified as Mrs Blessing Kenneth, 40, and her two year old son, Success Kenneth were crushed to death by a Mercedes Benz Truck with registration…

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Learn from hard-fought victory against Burundi, Bewarang charges Super Eagles

Coach Bitrus Bewarang The Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Bitrus Bewarang, says the Super Eagles must take to heart lessons learnt from their hard-fought victory against Burundi at the ongoing AFCON. Reacting to Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over the tournament’s lowest-ranked team, Bewarang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the Super Eagles should by now have learnt lessons. He said they should know that there were no longer pushovers in African football. “The most important thing is that we were able to take the maximum…

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Norilsk, Russia: Wild polar bear on the loose

Norilsk, Russia: A wild polar bear walks through the outskirts of the Russian industrial city of Norilsk, in the far north of the country. The hungry bear is hundreds of miles from its natural habitat. Photograph: Irina Yarinskaya/AFP/Getty Images  

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Kaduna: Governorship tribunal admits 59 witnesses, adjourns to June 26

The Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Saturday, adjourned hearing in the main petition of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Wednesday, June 26. The Tribunal adjourned  after admitting 59 witnesses of the PDP and Alhaji Isah Ashairu, its candidate in the March 9 Governorship election. The long adjournment followed one week of the Tribunal’s marathon hearing into the main petition of the party and its candidate. The break was sequel to the application of Mr. Elisha Kurah (SAN) Counsel to petitioners on Wednesday June 19. Kurah  had put…

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Ighalo scores as Nigeria beats Burundi 1- 0

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo scored four minutes after coming on as a second half substitute Three-time winners and 2013 champions Nigeria edged past tournament debutants Burundi at the Africa Cup of Nations. Second half substitute Odion Ighalo scored the only goal after 77 minutes in Alexandria with a curled finish past Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana. Burundi – the lowest-ranked side at the tournament – had struck the crossbar in the first half through defender Frederic Nsabiyumva’s looping header. Guinea face Madagascar in the other Group B match later…

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DSS confirms arrest of fake medical doctor in Adamawa

The fake medical doctor The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed the arrest of the Principal Medical Director of Fufore Cottage Hospital in Adamawa, Ibrahim Mustapha, for operating with fake medical certificate. Mr Bola Olori, the Director of DSS in the state, told newsmen on Thursday in Yola preliminary investigations show that Mustapha did not study medicine but holds the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) certificate. “He perfected the illicit act of impersonation as doctor in Gombe where he worked as a ward attendant in several clinics. “He…

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FIFA WWC: Germany beat Nigeria 3-0 to qualify for their 8th quarter-final appearance

Germany qualified for an eighth consecutive quarter-final appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup by beating the Super Falcons 3-0 at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on Saturday. The Germans were favourites to win the Round of 16 clash, and it was further evident with 60 percent possession and 12 shots in total during the game. The two-times champions duly lived up to their game plan with a 20th minute goal from Alexandra Popp as the striker made her 100th appearance for the German side. The African champions struggled to…

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Crisis: Taraba relaxes curfew in Jalingo

The Taraba State Government Saturday has reduced the time of curfew it imposed in Jalingo, the state capital, by two hours. The Deputy Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku, Mr Iliya Bikyu, in a statement emailed to Apex News, said the curfew will now be from 6pm to 6am instead of 4pm to 6am. The spokesman said security agencies have been directed to ensure strict compliance of the curfew. The curfew was initially effective from 4pm to 6am.

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Osinbajo heads to U.S, meets Pence

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will depart Nigeria on Saturday  for U.S. where he will be meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Mr Mike Pence, and other key groups and interests in the country. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Ahead of his meeting with Pence on Wednesday in Washington D.C, Osinbajo will be meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New York. In his meeting with Pence, Osinbajo will be discussing matters of mutual interests between Nigeria…

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Emergence of 2 speakers in Bauchi retrogressive- Jordan Mosque imam

By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi Chief Imam of Jordan Mosque, Kofar Dumi in Bauchi metropolis, Ustaz Rabi’u Shehu has described as not only laughable, but also retrogressive to the state the emergence of two parallel Speakers at the House of Assembly inauguration last Thursday. Ustaz Rabi’u Shehu in a sermon attributed the negative scenario at the state legislative arm of government to the handiwork of some disgruntled political elements in the system that are so corrupt and self-centered detrimental to the yearnings and aspirations of the electorate. He explained that…

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