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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Virgin, 83, and man, 90, get married

A virgin Naom, 83, has finally found love with a 90-year-old father of 10, Rwakaikara, and have been gladly joined in holy matrimony at St. James Cathedral, Kigorogya, Hoima District of Uganda. And really, it is never too later for anyone when following the leading of God, Bishop Kyamanywa who officiated the wedding told the congregation, thanking the couple for keeping hope alive till their special day.   According to reports from UgandaBlizz, the preacher challenged younger generation to follow God's way, noting that he has never wed couple of that age since he started pastoral work. Kyamanywa said joining the couple was...

NGO to train 200 Lagos school girls against gender-based violence

About 200 school girls in Lagos have been mobilised for training on the prevention of gender-based violence and abuse in secondary schools in the state. The project, targeted primarily at secondary school girls between the ages of 13 and 16 years, was initiated by Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF),...

Nasarawa Govt. moves to check outbreak of Lassa Fever

Dr Ibrahim Adamu, Director of Public Health at the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health has said that the state government had taken measures to check the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Adamu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia that although no case has...

Building belonging to Patience Jonathan demolished

An Abuja property that belongs to the former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has been demolished by the Development Control Department. The building, situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi-Kado Life Camp Expressway, Abuja, at located at A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative. Speaking with News Agency of...

Cattle colonies: We already made better arrangment, Taraba state reacts

The Federal Government initiative of cattle colonies in a bid to provide lasting solution to the menace of herdsmen clash with with locals, has been rejected by the Taraba State Government, saying it has no land for such activity. This was made known by Yusufu Akirikwen, the Taraba Attorney General...

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Driver wants divorce over wife’s threats to severe manhood

A commercial driver, Laisi Ajibade, on Wednesday asked an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court to dissolve his 22-year-old marriage over threats by his wife, Folake, to cut off his manhood. Ajibade, 48, also accused Folake of dishonesty and desertion. According to him, Folake almost cut off his manhood when they went to bed...

Father’s slap lands 3-week-old baby in hospital because he wanted boy instead

In what seemed like an act of wickedness, one Edet Asuquo has escaped from sight after slapping his 3-week-old daughter, because he wanted a baby boy instead. The baby, Gift,  is currently being hospitalised after sustaining injury from the slap. The 32-year-old father was alleged to have said he did...

Nigeria named number 2 country with worst electricity in 2017

Nigeria has emerged the number two country with worst electricity supply, with its 3,851 megawatts, MW, as Yemen comes first, world's worst country in term of electricity supply. According to Spectator Index of the world’s worst electricity supply in 2017, stated in a report released by @spectatorindex twitter handle, yesterday, 137...

Edo town raises accusation of being marginalised

The indigenes of Ewu town of Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State have raised accusation of being marginalised and neglected regularly at different levels ofappointments into pubic and political offices, as well as not being provided infrastructural and human capacity development. In a statement released by the community...

Access Bank upgrades ombudsman to boost dispute resolution

Access Bank Plc says it has upgraded its customer service function called Ombudsman to resolve service issues between the bank and its customers. The bank said in a statement on Monday in Lagos that the Ombudsman was an Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) platform that allows an aggrieved customer of the...

Buhari fails to keep his promise on human rights

Editor's note: Both Ajibola Amzat and Joseph Onyekwere wrote from Guardian about what seems not to be part of what democracy represent, as President Muhammadu Buhari's human rights record  sinks though anti-corruption record appears to be rising, and that his presidency is beginning to appear more like the military...

Yam export committee needs FG financial support– Chairman

The Chairman, Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme, Prof. Simon Irtwang, has said the committee needsthe Federal Government’s financial support to enable it to carry out its assignment effectively. Irtwang said this in a phone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday. According to him, the...

Osinbajo accuses Gov Ortom of lying over Benue killings

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has accused the Governor Samuel Ortom over comment credited to the him (VP) warning ahead of January 1 killings in Logo and Guma Local Government areas of the state. Osinbajo described as "terrible falsehood" Governor Ortom's assertion that he was ever informed by the governor...