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Trader 38, Remanded In Prison Over Importation Of Fake, Substandard Body Lotion

5 years ago /
Nation 

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday remanded a 38-years-old trader, Emeka Obi, at Ikoyi Prisons over alleged importation of fake products. Obi, a trader at the Trade Fair Complex, Ojo, Lagos, is being prosecuted by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)...

WHO Appoints New Africa Chief After Ebola Criticism

5 years ago /
Health  International News 

The Africa arm of the World Health Organization -- which has been criticised for being slow to react to Ebola -- appointed a new director Wednesday. Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti immediately vowed to improve the response of countries worst hit by the epidemic. Delegates at the UN health body's regional committee for...

Apple's Gold Smartwatch Could Cost Up To $5,000

5 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Rumours have been swirling that Apple's gold smartwatch could cost as much as $5,000 (£3,150), according to senior company sources quoted by a French website. The Cupertino firm is due to launch the new product line in spring next year, but details over how much each device will cost have been...

Audi Recalling Nearly 102,000 Cars To Fix Air Bags

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain A4 and S4 cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years, plus the 2013 through 2015 Audi Allroad. Dealers will update an improperly programmed air bag control module to fix...

IGP Commends Police Intelligence Operatives Over The Arrest Of A United Kingdom Murder Fugitive That Fled To Nigeria

5 years ago /
Security 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni, has commended Police Intelligence Operatives for the arrest of a wanted murder suspect in the United Kingdom, Jeffery Azuka Okafor ‘m’ aged 23yrs, who fled to Nigeria after the alleged murder of Carl Beatson Asiedu on 1st August, 2009...

 

2 Men Charged With Alleged Stealing Of Motor Bike, Cell Phone And Assault

5 years ago /
Security 

Two men, Are Tunde,18, and Lekan Balogun, 20, on Wednesday appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’’ Court in Lagos for alleged theft of a motor bike, cell phone and assault. The accused, who are residing in Ojo area of Lagos State, are standing trial on a three count charge of unlawful possession,...

Spanish Nurse Ebola Victim Whose Dog Had To Be Put Down Is Freed From Hospital

5 years ago /
Health  International News 

A Spanish nursing assistant who contracted Ebola after treating two priests who later died of the disease has been released from hospital. Teresa Romero, 44, was taken into isolation on October 6 after developing symptoms of the deadly virus. She contracted the virus after helping treat two Spanish missionaries who caught the...

Angelina Jolie "open'' To Pursuing Life In Politics - Magazine

5 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Academy award winning actress Angelina Jolie is "open" to pursuing a life in politics, diplomacy or public service, she told Vanity Fair magazine. Jolie, who won a best supporting actress Oscar award for her role in "Girl, Interrupted," has already turned her hand to directing. Her latest film behind the camera, "Unbroken"...

Putin Beats Obama Again In Forbes Power Ranking

5 years ago /
International News 

For a second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has beaten Barack Obama to the title of world's most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes. In a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, stoked a conflict in Ukraine and clinched a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline deal with China that Forbes...

Soaring Increase In Govt. Requests For Facebook User Details

5 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech  Security 

Facebook reported a nearly one-quarter increase in the number of government requests for user data over the last year. Government requests for user information rose by 24% between the second half of 2013 and the first half of 2014, while the number of government requests for content restriction rose by 19%,...

Gunmen Kill 2 FRSC Marshals In Koton Karfe

5 years ago /
Security 

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday confirmed the killing of two officers of the commission by gunmen in Koton Karfe community in Kogi. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Kogi, Mr Godwin Omiko, confirmed the killing while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja. He said that the officers, Olaoluwa Adebayo...

Brazilian Man Gets Live Eel-Like Fish Removed From His Guts

5 years ago /
International News 

According to Hospital Universitario, in Brazil, the unnamed man decided to put the fish into his own rear.  According to Hospital Universitario in Londrina, a city in southern Brazil, the unnamed man decided to put the fish into his own rear as part of a bizarre sexual fantasy. Instead of being able...

Woman 19 In Court Over Alleged Theft N300,000

5 years ago /
Security 

A 19-year-old woman, Ijeoma Okoro, on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos over an alleged theft of N300,000 belonging to her employer. Okoro, who resides at 9, Jebba St., Ebute Meta in Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Cpl.Cyriacus Osuji, told...

Etugo Oil To Set Up $60m Petrochemical Plant In Abia

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Etugo Integrated Oil and Petrochemical Industries Limited, an indigenous oil firm, is to establish a petrochemical plant, worth over $60 million in Mgbarakuma community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. The multi-product manufacturing plant expected to be completed in 12 months, would consist of a lube plant, plastic...

Republicans Rip Senate From Democrats, Gaining Full Control Of Congress

5 years ago /
International News  Politics 

 Republicans have made significant gains in mid-term elections, capturing a majority of seats they need to take control of the US Senate. The Republicans padded their control of the House of Representatives by at least 12 seats, and in the big prize of Tuesday's midterm election they retook the Senate. The victory...

Courtney Dike Rejects $7,000 World Cup Bonus

5 years ago /
Sports  

Oklahoma State Football team forward Courtney Dike has rejected the $7000 paid to her by the Nigeria Football Federation for participating at 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada saying the honour of playing for the country was enough reward for her. The 19-year-old, who is the younger sister of...

Presidency Replies Atiku: You Contributed To Boko Haram Insurgency

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Presidency yesterday berated former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar over his remarks on the security situation in the country, saying that some past utterances of Atiku contributed to the escalation of insurgency in the North. Okupe stated this while speaking on the last day of Public Affairs Forum, a programme organised...

Navy Re-states Its Commitment To Partner With Other Services To Tackle Maritime Security Challenges

5 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Navy Has re-stated its commitment to partner with other services to tackle the country’s maritime security challenges. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday on preparation for the forthcoming Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference, Admiral Ameen Ikioda, the Chief Of Policy and Plans said deliberations will be on identifying...

Another Reason To Quit Cigarettes: Secondhand Smoke Makes People Around You Fat

5 years ago /
Health 

Some people swear smoking cigarettes keeps them slim. But being exposed to cigarette smoke can actually make people pile on the pounds - the surprise is that secondhand smoke is the biggest culprit. Innocent victims of secondhand cigarette smoke are the most likely to gain weight, researchers found. 'For people who are in...

Intel Funds 13 Year Old Indian Entrepreneur

5 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

When Shubham Banerjee asked his dad how blind people read, his dad absently told him to go ahead and ‘Google it’. A year later, the now 13-year-old boy has come a long way and is now the founder of Palo Alto startup Braigo Labs, which aims at becoming the first...