Month: August 2018

Bolt debuts in football, tires quickly

Sprint king Usain Bolt fulfilled a boyhood dream Friday in making his much-anticipated football debut, exciting fans but tiring quickly in a 20-minute cameo for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners. The Jamaican superstar, a huge Manchester United fan, has been handed a chance to train with the A-League side for an indefinite period in a bid to prove he has what it takes to earn a professional playing contract. His arrival has generated a massive buzz at the club’s base in Gosford, 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of Sydney, and some 10,000 people packed the Central Coast Stadium — a...

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Man rapes 12-year-old girl in Lekki

A 25-year-old man, Azeez Isiaka, has been remanded by a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court for raping a 12-year-old girl. The Police Prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 10 at Ide Village, Ibeju Lekki. Osayande stated that the accused lured the girl to an uncompleted building and had carnal knowledge of her. The Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, ordered that the suspect be kept in the Ikoyi Prison pending advice of the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the case. The accused, who resides at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, is facing a count...

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Cancer-causing school uniform: SON alerts

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has alerted the nation about some cancer-causing substances found in some school uniform materials made by two China-based companies. The Special Assistant and Head of Public Relations to the Director General of SON, Bola Fashina, said in a statement on August 28, that importers of school uniform materials into Nigeria should be warned. The cancer causing uniforms, he alleged are made by two China based companies, Sing Shun Fat School-Clothier Company and Zenith Uniform Company. The statement signed by Fashina, disclosed that the azo dyes which were found in some school uniforms in...

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3 APC council chairmen die in Saudi Arabia

This is not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Hajj Commission in Zamfara on Friday confirmed the death of three local government chairmen from the state, in an auto crash in Saudi Arabia. The Public Relations Officer of the commission, Malam Yakub-Yahaya Talata-Mafara, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview. Talata-Mafara said that the accident occurred around 3.00a.m on Friday, while they were travelling from Makkah to Madina, Saudi Arabia. According to him, the victims are six local government chairmen of APC from the state. “Three of...

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Man sacked for not attending bible studies

A man from Oregon, U.S., Ryan Coleman has dragged his employer to court after he was sacked from work for refusing to attend weekly Christian Bible studies. Reports say the 34-year-old Coleman is filed seeking more than $750,000 in the lawsuit filed in Linn County Circuit Court. Coleman, a convicted felon and half-Native American, said the construction company, Dahled Up Construction, did not require its workers to attend weekly Bible studies until a month after he was hired as a painter, the Oregonian reports. Joel Dahl, the company’s owner and founder, insisted his employees attend the studies as a...

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