An Indonesian woman burned her husband alive after he refused to give her the passcode to his mobile phone. Dedi Purnama, 26, had been working to repair the roof tiles on the couple's home when his wife Ilham Cahyani, 25, asked for his password. He refused, sparking an argument during which he hit her before she poured petrol on him and set him on fire.
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience a total lunar eclipse on Monday. Felix Alle, head, media and public communications of the agency, said this in a statement on Friday. A lunar eclipse is a celestial incident where the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow. It occurs only when the sun, and the moon are exactly aligned with the earth between the two.
The 2019 Twitter marketing calendar identifies highly anticipated events that will unfold throughout the year. In addition, Twitter estimates the number of Tweet impressions each of the events are expected to reach, based on internal data. Events in the calendar range from obvious to niche. Everything from Valentine’s Day to Talk Like a Pirate Day is contained in the calendar. Here’s an example of what it looks like:
On Thursday, Netflix published the figures for some of their biggest recent releases - Sex Education, You and Bird Box. And those numbers were pretty impressive, with the two series on course to be watched by 40 million accounts by the end of the month. Bird Box, which features Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock as the lead, has already passed more than 80 million views.
In an interview with VOA Hausa Service in Washington DC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said stories that he was banned from the United States was ‘disinformation’. He spoke on Thursday, after his arrival to the US capital, where he lodged at Trump International Hotel. Here is the transcript of the interview conducted by VOA’s Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto
An FCT High court in Maitama, Abuja, presided over by Justice Yusuf Halilu this afternoon granted bail to the senator representing Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye who has been in Police custody for days now. The court granted Dino bail on two conditions which are: (1) That the Clerk of the National Assembly should write a letter assuring the court that they will produce him any time he is needed (2) Two sureties with evidence of owning property in Abuja The bail application was heard in the senator’s absence.
It would be recalled that the governor was once Secretary to local government council, Chairman of local government council, Commissioner for Agriculture and at a time too, Commissioner for Health and water resources, Secretary to the Delta State Government, Senator before emerging as the Governor of Delta State. According to the governor who thanked the organisers of the award ceremony, “recall that last year I was here to receive the ‘Man of The Year Award, 2017’ and I am honoured again today, these are possible because we are in perfect relationship with our people back home.”
A female manager in charge of a men’s team brilliantly shut down a journalist who asked whether her players should cover up in the dressing room by saying: “I pick the team on penis size.” Imke Wubbenhorst became the first female coach in the top five divisions of German football last month.
The former Nigerian leader died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at the age of 93 after a brief illness at Abuja National Hospital. The lawmaker, who represents Shiroro/Rafi/Munya Federal Constituency of Niger State, said he would sponsor a bill to back his position. He described Shagari, the first Executive President of Nigeria, as “a man with uncommon confidence.” Earlier, House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, who read Shagari’s tribute, said he was a father to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation.
If you're one of the many who are on a quest for a better night's sleep, and have already tried such remedies as sleeping apps or luxury bedding to no avail, it may be because you still need to work on reducing anxiety. With so many distractions in today’s world, whether it’s social media or worrying about an early morning meeting, our minds are always going,
Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau said this at an event to mark his three years in office. He said producing the passport in the country would also help in job creation and build Nigeria's capacity in passport production, NAN reports. "Currently, our passports are being produced outside the country; not too long, we will start the production of passports which is under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP)...