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Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Rescuers recovered the bodies of all nine victims from a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the coroner’s office confirmed Tuesday. Three bodies were retrieved from the scattered wreckage by a special response team on Sunday – the day of the crash. The remaining six were located as the search resumed in rugged terrain Monday. In a ... Read More »

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

Truth is our problem, Borno Governor says at Defence College lecture 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, was guest lecturer at the National Defence College, in Abuja, Tuesday, with the governor being frank in engaging his audience, participants of course 28, amongst them top military officers and civilian policy makers from Nigeria and other foreign countries. Zulum said, the unwillingness of persons in the corridors of power ... Read More »

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

Military Reopens 185km Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road 

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The 185km Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road which has been closed down for the past one year following incessant attacks on vehicles by boko haram has been reopened on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. To this end, people of Damboa, Chibok, Askira-Uba, Hawul, Biu, Gwoza, Kwaya Kusar, Shani and ... Read More »

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.   Ms Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. The victim, Mr ... Read More »

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, acclaimed to be world’s most prestigious music honours, held on Sunday night at the Staples Center in ... Read More »

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

Adeduntan: Banking Sector Recapitalisation Will Support Economic Growth

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, in this interview says the focus of the Central Bank of Nigeria in ensuring that the Nigerian banking industry sector remains strong will position the financial institutions to support the overall growth of the economy. The FirstBank boss also predicts that the economy will record stronger growth this year. ... Read More »

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Arsenal academy graduate Chuba Akpom started his international career in the England youth ranks. He made it up to the u21s, scoring three goals in five games, but the journey ended there. Recently, Akpom confirmed his desire to play for the Nigeria national team instead. His parents came from the country, and he signed the documents to switch his allegiance in 2019. ... Read More »

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Former two-time world best footballer,Ronaldinho has predicted that Gabriel Martinelli can emulate another Brazilian legend, Ronaldo and become the best player in the world within next three years. Former World Cup star Ronaldinho says the Arsenal teenager has got all of the attributes to follow in the footsteps of ex-Brazil superstar Ronaldo.Ex-Inter Milan and Barcelona forward Ronaldo became one of the all-time greats during ... Read More »

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Following the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, a deadly virus, in no fewer than 12 countries, resulting in the death of about 54 persons, with about 1,287 others infected, the federal government has commenced a 24-hour round-the-clock vigilance to check the import of the killer virus, believed to have originated from China. However, as part of initiatives to prevent the spread ... Read More »

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

The Chinese President has warned the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated its spread as the death toll jumps to 56. President Xi Jinping has shut down public transport and gatherings across China, while rushing medical staff and supplies to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, which remains on lockdown. The US consulate in Wuhan announced on Sunday that it will evacuate ... Read More »

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

The family of Second Republic Senate Leader, late Dr Olusola Saraki, has no legal right to the piece of land opposite his house in Ilorin, where he built his Ile Arugbo (old peoples home), so says a top official of the Kwara State government. The official, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, agreed ... Read More »

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the casualty figure in the recent Lassa fever outbreak across the country as it activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities on Saturday January 25. The National EOC includes representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environment, World Health ... Read More »

Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US – as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US – as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

Several states – including Massachusetts – allow children to get married ‘in exceptional circumstances’ 65-year-old man “marries” 12-year-old girl in Times Square social experiment ( YouTube/Coby Persin ) Lawmakers in America are battling to overturn some of the country’s most archaic laws, which stipulate that children as young as 12 can be married. In the state of Virginia, it is officially ... Read More »

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has said that it would prepare a framework as part of its plans to tackle insecurity in all the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled States after agreeing on community policing. The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, disclosed this on Friday while briefing jornalists at the end of the 1st quarterly meeting of PGF Governance ... Read More »

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

… Wants tight measures around IDPs … No cause for alarm, team assures Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has stimulated a standing emergency response with a call on the health professionals to ensure the full containment of lassa fever so it does not spread beyond one case so far established. Zulum also directed that special attention be accorded to ... Read More »

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

The United States yesterday said it would no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. According to a statement released by the office of the press secretary, the rule will be effective from Friday (today). The White House press secretary, Ms Stephanie Grisham, said the rule change is necessary to enhance public safety and ... Read More »

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has asked that interventions from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons should focus on creating permanent resettlement houses for displaced persons as against investing on government controlled IDP camps. The governor made this appeal while hosting Senator Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed, the federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission ... Read More »

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

Following the death of 17 persons infected by the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Chinese government has cut off the city of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou from the rest of the world; putting 20 million residents of the provinces on partial lockdown and travel ban. Also, the Lagos State government has asked residents not to panic as no case ... Read More »

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

By: Yusuf Adamu Recently, the Chadian government withdraw its military helping Nigeria in the fight against insurgency in the northeast. The attendant result was worrisome as terrorists launch a devastating attack on the people rendering many homeless. The situation is unfortunate and also seemed to have lower the moral of our military in some sense. When the people of Borno ... Read More »

Martinelli will be a contender for world best player in 3 years-Jurgen Klopp

Martinelli will be a contender for world best player in 3 years-Jurgen Klopp

It is difficult not to get carried away when Gabriel Martinelli plays. Arsenal legend, Ian Wright started the debate, firing a broadside at Manchester United and Barcelona, two club sides who rejected the new football prodigy labeled ‘talent of the century’ by award winning Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp. What do they smoke in Barcelona or Manchester United? Asked Wrighty who ... Read More »