Month: September 2019

Attempt To Kill Patience Jonathan: Police arraign 15

By Taiwo E. Babatunde   Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arraigned 15 persons before the State High Court sitting in Yenagoa over alleged plot to kill the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and rob her of her valuables worth over N.3billion. A 17-count charge of conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit felony with armed robbery, malicious injury to property, conspiracy to commit felony, stealing and burglary were filed against the suspects. Those arraigned included Golden Vivian (40 years, Erama Deborah (45yrs),Precious Kingsley (20yrs), Vincent Olabiyi (28yrs),Ebuka Cosmos (25yrs), Williams Alamo (29yrs),Tamunokuro Abaku (32yrs) and...

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Five Dead, 10 injured as bus burst into flames on expressway

Five passengers were charred and 10 others suffered some degrees of burns on Friday when a bus conveying them burst into hurrying flames after it had somersaulted at the Onigari corridor of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway. The lone crash occurred in the morning when the commercial bus coming from Sokoto stopped over briefly in Ibadan to pick Lagos bound passengers and shortly after taken off, the driver lost control of the wheel, smashed into the road median and tumbled many times over before balls fire erupted from the crash. The Route Commander and Public Education Officer of Federal...

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6 Apps You Should Delete From Your Phone Now

The smartphone, for all its life-changing magic, sucks. It sucks up your time, it sucks up your battery, and it sucks up your data. So we’ve compiled a list of the apps you should wipe from your phone, stat: those that track you, harm your mental health, and pretend to care about your privacy, but don’t practice what they preach. Delete ’em now and never look back. 1.  Angry Birds Depressing, but true: Angry Birds isn’t your friend, even after all of these years. Released by Finish developer Rovio Entertainment back in 2009, the bird-launching game became an overnight success. What went wrong? Well,...

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Drinking this may be having a big impact on your brain

We’ve always been told that doing activities like Sudoku, or word games, while we’re on our commute can help us improve our brain health. But what if there was something we could do that didn’t get in the way of our latest podcast obsession? Well, according to a new study by the National University of Singapore (NUS), regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers. Better organised brain regions are associated with healthy cognitive function, which protects against age-related decline. To study the benefits of drinking tea, NUS researchers, in collaboration with the University of Essex and...

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Xenophobia: Ramaphosa Apologizes To Nigeria

President Cyril Ramaphosa has formally apologized to Nigeria for xenophobic attacks on its citizens in South Africa. He said the ugly incidents did not represent the values that his country cherished. The head of South Africa’s special envoy Jeff Radebe tendered the apology on behalf of the South African leader when he visited Nigeria on Monday. “We met with his Excellency President Buhari to convey our president Ramaphosa’s sincerest apologies about the incidents that have recently transpired in South Africa. Those incidents do not represent what we stand for as a constitutional democracy in South Africa and the president...

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