UNN student attempts suicide, rescued

The Enugu State Police Command says a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), on Saturday drank a substance believed to be ‘Sniper’ insecticide in a bid to take her life. The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu […]

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Plea for pardon: Resign now, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said having reviewed the video of the media interview by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, President Muhammadu Buhari should immediately vacate his seat following the alleged admission that he (Buhari) does not possess a West African Examination Council, WAEC, certificate, “contrary to his claims and […]

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SERAP asks South Africa to pay $10bn compensation to victims of xenophobia

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to sue to South Africa and seek $10 billion for victims of xenophobic attacks in the country. Last week, shops and properties belonging to Nigerians and other Africans were looted and destroyed. In an open letter dated September […]

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Nigeria legend Joseph Yobo backs Alex Iwobi to shine at Everton

Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo says Everton is the perfect place for compatriot Alex Iwobi to develop into a great player. Iwobi, 23, became his country’s most expensive player when he left boyhood club Arsenal to join the Toffees on a five-year deal last month.  He has scored twice for the Merseyside club as he begins the new […]

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Nigeria Adopts September 16 as National Identity Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day. A statement by General Manager, Operations/Corporate Communications, NIMC, Abdulhamid Umar said the action is a practical move to create awareness on the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development and social cohesion. According […]

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US Open – Serena Williams loses to 19 year-old Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu, a 19-year-old rising star from Canada, defeated Williams 6-3, 7-5 to win the 2019 U.S. Open women’s singles tournament, becoming the first teenager to capture a major since Maria Sharapova won here in 2006. It was a not-so-close-match which turned thrillingly competitive late. Showing a champion’s heart, Williams rallied from a 1-5 second […]

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Nigeria’s robotics engineer Adekunle shuts down business

Nigeria-born Silas Adekunle has shut down Reach Robotics, the Bristol, United Kingdom-based consumer robotics company, that he co-founded a few years ago. He said he’s going to focus on new things. Adekunle made the announcement on LinkedIn. One of the Co-founders John Rees confirmed that “the decision has been made to close the business and […]

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