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Kenyan police officer, Inspector David Maina accidentally blew up his hands during a protest in Nairobi last week

Photos of Police officer who lost both hands after teargas canister detonated on him during protests in Kenya A Kenyan police officer, Inspector David Maina accidentally blew up his hands during a protest in Nairobi last week. The police officer attached to the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), was facing off with protesters in the Nairobi…..

Lifestyle blogger confesses to starving his newborn son to death after trying to prove the child could survive by ‘eating’ sunlight instead of food or milk

A lifestyle blogger father admitted to causing the death of his newborn son by withholding food, as he attempted to demonstrate that the baby could live solely on sunlight. Maxim Lyutyi, 44, and his partner Oxana Mironova, 34, tragically lost their less-than-one-month-old child, Kosmos, to a combination of pneumonia and severe malnutrition. The Russian father…..

Man sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for stabbing his teenage girlfriend to death after accusing her of cheating on him

The Moretele Magistrates’ Court in South Africa has sentenced a 24-year-old man, Nkateko Masha, to a 15-year prison term, with 5 years suspended, for the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend, Gontse Malatji. According to Henry Mamothame, the Regional spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) North West Division, Masha was deemed ineligible to possess a…..

Binta Nyako adjourned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Trial and Bail Ruling until 19th/20th of March 2024

Binta Nyako’s Court adjourned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Trial and Bail Ruling until 19th/20th of March 2024 The defense team of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu moved his application For Bail citing his Ill-health condition. However, the Prosecuting Counsel moved against the bail application, arguing that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should be denied Bail, citing that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu…..

Benue lawyer narrates how suspected herdsmen slaughtered man who went to the farm to fetch food for his family

A man identified as Hilenen Luther, was brutally murdered by suspected herdsmen in his village in Agena-Ya in Borikyo, Ngenev, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State.  A lawyer and human right activist, Barr. Ayati Orlu-Bem Ayati, who disclosed this in a Facebook post on Monday, February 26, 2024, said the deceased had left Gboko…..

Clergyman murdered and then set ablaze by his assistant in Osun

Evangelist Olagbaju Moris Gbade Fadehan, the Shepherd overseeing CCC Grace of Comfort Parish in Ile-Ife, Osun state, was reportedly killed by his assistant, Evangelist Olalekan Ogundipe, within the church premises on the evening of February 26. According to reports, Fadehan had a conflict with the suspect and this degenerated into a fight after the close…..

Saudi Arabia beheads seven prisoners in one day after accusing them of ‘terrorism’ and ‘endangering national security’

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have executed seven people for ‘terrorism’ offences, the highest single-day figure since 81 were put to death in March 2022. The seven executed on Tuesday, February 27, were convicted of ‘creating and financing terrorist organisations and entities’, the official Saudi Press Agency said, citing the Gulf kingdom’s interior ministry. Saudi Arabia,…..

Ned Nwoko’s abducted aide, Barrister Chris Agidy killed

Barrister Chris Agidy, Senior Legislative Aide to Senator Ned Nwoko of Delta North, who was abducted by bandits in 2023, has been reported dead. The Federal Capital Territory Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, shared this unfortunate information with the press on Tuesday, Feb. It later emerged that 12 of the abductees were killed……

Lagos civil servants to work 3 days a week to reduce economic challenges

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, declared that civil servants in levels 1-14 will now operate on a three-day work week as a strategy to alleviate economic difficulties for residents. This announcement was made during a live media session, ‘Sanwo Speaks,’ aimed at updating residents on measures being implemented to ease the economic challenges in Lagos,…..

Wendy Williams, the talk show host, has been diagnosed with dementia, specifically Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Wendy Williams, renowned daytime talk show personality, has received a diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). This confirmation of her diagnosis was issued by Wendy Williams’ team in a press release on Thursday, February 22. Over the past few years, questions have been raised at times about Wendy’s ability to process information…..

Nigeria is participating in the U.S. inquiry into the helicopter crash that resulted in the death of Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Holdings.

The Nigerian government, through the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), has joined the inquiry into the helicopter crash that resulted in the death of Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Group CEO of Access Holdings, and five others in the United States on Friday night. The crash, which occurred near Interstate 15 in Halloran Springs, California, at approximately…..

AFCON: Ivory Coast were better than us – Super Eagles coach, Peseiro

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has admitted the Elephants of Ivory Coast were the better side following Nigeria’s loss in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final.  Sebastien Haller scored a dramatic late winner as hosts Ivory Coast came from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1 in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final.  Super Eagles…..

AFCON 2023: Jose Peseiro should be fired – Former Super Eagles player Peterside Idah

Peterside Idah, a former Nigerian international, argues that Coach Jose Peseiro should be dismissed despite guiding the Super Eagles to a second-place finish in the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Nigeria suffered a 1-2 defeat to Ivory Coast in the final match on Sunday night. Despite Peseiro taking the team to their first…..

AFCON: Super Eagles stars rally round Alex Iwobi in solidarity against Cyberbullying

Super Eagles players have come together in support of Alex Iwobi, condemning cyberbullying after the Fulham midfielder faced online criticism from fans following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final. The attacks led to Alex deleting almost all the posts on his Instagram page as he considers retiring…..

Naira exchanges at N1,534 to a dollar for the first time in official market

On February 12th, 2024, the official NAFEM market witnessed the naira closing at its all-time weakest rate of N1,534/$1 against the dollar, as reported by Nairametrics. The intra-day range fluctuated between N1,000 and N1,550, reflecting Nigeria’s continued decline amid central bank reforms targeting a shift towards a free market exchange rate, according to the Financial…..

Access holding CEO, Herbert Wigwe, wife and four others die in Chopper crash in California

Access Holdings’ CEO, Herbert Wigwe, and his wife, Chizoba, tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash in California on the night of February 9. The chopper was en route to Las Vegas when it crashed near Boulder City, situated between Nevada and California. According to the San Bernardino Sherriff’s department, the helicopter took off…..

Meta deletes Iran leader Ali Khamenei from Facebook and Instagram after he made calls to ‘wipe Israel off map

Meta has suspended the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei due to what the company calls “repeated violations” of its “dangerous organizations and individuals policy.” Khamenei in the past has referred to Israel and Zionism as “an obvious plague for the world of Islam.” In 2020, Khamenei referred to Israel as…..

The Super Eagles of Nigeria secure a spot in the 2023 AFCON final by defeating South Africa in a penalty shootout.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nation final in Ivory Coast. Nigeria defeated South Africa on penalties in the semi-final clash at the Stade de la Bouake on Wednesday, February 7, to advance to the final stage. The match was decided on penalties after 120 minutes of football…..

Vice President Kashim Shettima celebrates with Super Eagles squad following their victory over South Africa to qualify for AFCON final (video)

Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, celebrated alongside the Super Eagles team following their triumph over South Africa, securing a place in the AFCON final. The victory, achieved through a penalty shootout at Stade de la Bouake on Wednesday, February 7, saw the Super Eagles scoring four penalties, while Bafana Bafana missed two, solidifying Nigeria’s advancement…..

An Enugu State High Court has sentenced Chiamaka Ifezue to d£ath by hanging for the m¥rder of a 27-year-old makeup artist, Ijeoma Nneke.

An Enugu State High Court has sentenced Chiamaka Ifezue to d£ath by hanging for the m¥rder of a 27-year-old makeup artist, Ijeoma Nneke. The court presided over by Honourable Justice Kenneth Okpe, in a two-hour judgement on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, found the accused, Chiamaka Ifezue, guilty of k!!ling the victim by forcing her to…..

400-level Ogun varsity student commits suicide

Adaeze Doris Jaja, a 400-level female student at Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, has allegedly taken her own life. The State Police Command’s spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident on February 6, 2024, stating that the 31-year-old passed away in a hotel room. The PPRO said Adaeze was reported to have been found…..

Nigeria and 17 other countries excluded from 2025 US lottery programme

The registration process for the United States of America’s Diversity Visa (DV) Programme for the fiscal year 2025 has been opened. The programme aims at offering a special chance for individuals from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. However, Nigeria and 17 others remain on the list of countries ineligible…..

King Charles diagnosed with cancer

King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer, leading to the postponement of his public duties, as announced by Buckingham Palace on February 5. The diagnosis was made during treatment for a benign prostate enlargement, with subsequent tests revealing the presence of cancer. The King has initiated regular treatments and will temporarily step back from public-facing…..

Prince Harry to fly to London ‘in coming days’ after King Charles told him about his cancer diagnosis

Prince Harry is said to be heading to London soon following King Charles III’s personal revelation about his cancer. The Duke of Sussex will be leaving California, but it remains uncertain whether Meghan Markle and their children, Archie and Lilibet, will accompany him. The King contacted both the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of…..

Police arrest Kaduna bandit planning to set up camp in Kano forest

Operatives of the Kano State Police Command have arrested a Kaduna bandit, Isah Lawal, and recovered 55 cows as well as 6 sheep from his possession.  Deputy spokesperson of the command, ASP Abdullahi Hussaini, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, February 5, 2024, said the suspect specialised in armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle…..

Sylvester Oromoni Dowen College Student, Who Died Mysteriously Is His Hostel Finally Laid To Rest After Two Years [video]

The late Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni Jr., is laid to rest in his father’s compound in Ogbe Ijoh, Warri, Delta State. Consider the fact that Sylvester Oromoni passed away under unusual circumstances within the premises of his boarding school in 2021. After two years, the deceased’s parents laid him to rest today January 27th in Delta…..

Abia state University Deputy Vice Chancellor abducted

On the night of January 26, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu, Godwin Emezue, was kidnapped from a gas station in Umuekwule, Amachara, located in the Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. According to reports, the academician and his wife were at the station to buy fuel when the assailants’ attacked…..

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated Cameroon 2- 0 to reach the quarterfinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire

AFCON: Super Eagles of Nigeria beathi Cameroon to reach quarterfinals The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated Cameroon 2- 0 to reach the quarterfinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire The Naija stars put out a masterclass display as Atlanta winger Ademola Lookman found the net in the first half following…..

Donald Trump ordered to pay $83M in damages for defaming E. Jean Carroll who accused him of r@ping her in early 90s

A Manhattan, New York jury has determined that former president Donald Trump must pay writer E. Jean Carroll a whopping $83 million for defaming her after a different civil court jury last year found him liable for defamation, as well as sexual abuse. Carroll, a former longtime Elle magazine advice columnist, was initially seeking $10…..

AFCON: Nigeria qualifies for round of 16 after defeating Guinea-Bissau 1 – 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles secured a spot in the round of 16 by defeating Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in their final Group A match of the 2023 African Cup of Nations. Despite a poor display, Nigeria got a 37th-minute own goal after Moses Simon’s cross was smashed into the net by Guinea-Bissau’s defender Opa Sangante.  The victory places Nigeria in…..

Two Nigerian nationals arraigned over alleged murder and dismemberment of 20-year-old student in Kenya as police recover her head from dam

Two Nigerian citizens, linked to the brutal killing and dismemberment of a 20-year-old woman in Kenya, were presented before the Chief Magistrate at Makadara Law Courts on Monday, January 22, 2024. Rita Waeni, a student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology (JKUAT), was discovered in an apartment in Nairobi’s Roysambu area on January 14, 2024,…..

How can a woman bleeding and wearing pad be laying hands on a man to pray for them – Evangelist Ebuka Obi

Evangelist Ebuka Obi, the General Overseer of Zion Ministries, has raised concerns about women who, while menstruating, lay hands on men for prayer, identifying themselves as prophetesses. The preacher, who asserted that prophetesses are women troubled by demons, also ridiculed women who identify as prophetesses, suggesting that they typically interrupt their prayers to change sanitary…..

Pennsylvania man stabs neighbour to death for snoring loudly

A Pennsylvania man has been stabbed to death by his neighbour for snoring loudly. The incident came to light last Sunday evening in Upper Moreland Township, where police responded to the home of Christopher Casey after receiving a 911 call from him reporting a stabbing. Police found Casey’s neighbor, Robert Wallace, approximately 50 feet from the house with…..

Troops rescue nine kidnapped passengers, arrest two suspects in Benue

Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) troops successfully rescued nine individuals who were kidnapped in the Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State. The abductors had seized passengers traveling in a commercial vehicle along the Otukpa/Enugu Federal Highway on January 11, 2024. Force Commander of OPWS, Major General Sunday Igbinowanhia, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen…..

A traditional healer guides the police to the location where he buried the decapitated head of an 18-year-old girl after murdering her.

In a significant development, South African police have achieved a breakthrough by apprehending a 30-year-old traditional healer (Sangoma) connected to the murder of 18-year-old Modjadji Niccol Thoka. Thoka’s deceased body was discovered on January 8, 2024, in Mokomene, Ga-Thoka village, Botlokwa policing area, Limpopo, several days after her disappearance. Her remains, lacking various body parts…..

Victor Osimhen clinches the Man-of-the-Match award and asserts that the Super Eagles rightfully earned victory against Cote d’Ivoire.

Victor Osimhen, the Super Eagles striker, earned the Man-of-the-Match title in Nigeria’s triumph over Ivory Coast during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations clash on Thursday, January 18. The 1-0 victory, secured by William Troost-Ekong’s penalty, propelled Nigeria to 4 points, bolstering their prospects for qualification from Group A. The Napoli striker earned a penalty…..

Madonna faces a lawsuit for delaying the start of her concerts in Brooklyn.

Madonna is being sued in a class action by two men for commencing her concerts behind schedule. Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, spearheading the legal action against the iconic pop star and concert organizer Live Nation, allege significant damages as concerts slated to begin at 8:30 PM ET commenced as late as 10:30 PM. They…..

Combined fortunes of the world’s five richest men including Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos ‘has doubled to $869billion since 2020’ while five billion people have been made poorer

The combined fortunes of the world’s five richest men have more than doubled to $869 billion since 2020, while five billion people have been made poorer, a report from Oxfam has claimed.  The anti-poverty charity estimated that 148 top corporations made $1.8 trillion in profits, 52 percent up on a 3-year average, allowing hefty pay-outs…..

Everton and Nottingham Forest face charges from the Premier League for violating spending regulations.

Charges have been filed against Everton and Nottingham Forest for violating Premier League spending rules. Everton, which had earlier lost 10 points in the season for financial fair play breaches, is now facing additional charges along with Forest for their recent financial accounts. It is understood that Everton are furious at the latest sanction and…..

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will not be attending 2024 Grammys amid sexual assault allegations despite his album being nominated

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has decided not to participate in the 2024 Grammys in light of the sexual assault allegations surrounding him. Despite being nominated in the Best Progressive R&B Album category for “The Love Album: Off the Grid,” the 54-year-old rapper won’t be present at the award show scheduled for February 4 next month. According…..

Benue State University bans Dreadlocks, armless shirts, miniskirts and other ‘Indecent’ dresses

Benue State University (BSU) Management has implemented a prohibition on certain dress codes such as dreadlock hairstyles, make-up, and skirts above the knees, deeming them inappropriate and indecent. The university’s task force committee, in a statement released on Saturday, January 13, cautioned that students breaching the authorized dress code would face sanctions as per the…..

Update: Britain and US ‘to carry out airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen tonight’

The United States and the United Kingdom are reportedly planning to conduct airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, possibly tonight. This comes after both countries warned there could be consequences if ships are continually targeted in the Red Sea.   On Tuesday, US and British forces intercepted 18 drones and three missiles launched by the…..

Victor Boniface, the Super Eagles forward, has had a successful surgery following a groin injury.

Victor Boniface, the Super Eagles and Bayer Leverkusen striker, has successfully undergone surgery for his groin injury and will commence the rehabilitation process. On Tuesday, Boniface was excluded from Nigeria’s 2023 AFCON squad due to an injury sustained at their training camp in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Victor Boniface was successfully operated today in Berlin. The…..

P0rn star Thaina fields d3ad at 24, several months after opening up about s3xual harassment in p0rn industry

Thaina Fields, a 24-year-old adult film star who previously spoke out about abuse and sexual harassment in the sex industry, was discovered dead at her residence in Trujillo, Peru, last weekend, as reported by La República based on an interview with fellow adult content creator Alejandra Sweet. I can’t give any more details because I’m…..

An African country deserves to win the World Cup –Samuel Eto’o

African football icon Samuel Eto’o asserts that a country from Africa should secure a World Cup victory given the abundant talent in the continent. Eto’o, a four-time recipient of the African Player of the Year award (in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010), expressed this opinion in anticipation of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking…..