It was tears and anguish Thursday night in Umudagu, Mbieri community in Mbaitoli council area of Imo state as no fewer than 31 persons have been confirmed dead following the fall of an ancestral ‘Uko’ tree estimated to have been over 200 years in existence.
The tree which fell around 8pm, Thursday night, during a rainstorm also left scores of persons injured and about 7 others either buried in the rubble or missing.
The size of the disaster was occasioned by the fact that under the tree is a location of a popular night market described as “Ukwu…
A woman who underwent surgery on one of her kidneys was stunned to be told by doctors she had actually had four of them. Curphey, 20, was rushed to hospital after she developed excruciating pain on her right side.
Just weeks earlier, her GP had diagnosed a urine infection, prescribing her antibiotics. But scans at Surrey’s St Helier Hospital revealed what doctors first thought was a 17cm cyst on her right kidney.
Then 11 days later, further tests showed Jessica actually had two kidneys on her right side, the second of which was the ‘cyst’ – and was so damaged…
The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major-General Garba Wahab, at the weekend said the media should not eulogize criminals as the Division has arrested a suspected orange seller who spied for terrorists and over N600 million was found in his bank account within three months.
The GOC, whose area of command covers the north-western states, while fielding questions from newsmen in Kaduna relating to why the Army is carrying out general search without discrimination, said,
“When we stop those who are hawking and carrying wheelbarrow, and we said we want to check, people will shout, ‘Why are…
The Lagos State Government on Friday said it had just employed 70 women as truck drivers, as part of efforts to empower women in the state.
The Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, announced this at a news conference in Ikeja today organised to mark Governor Babatunde Fashola`s sixth year in office.
She said that the women had been trained on driving large vehicles before they were deployed to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) as waste truck drivers.
“We are also considering training and empowering women as Taxi drivers. We are currently examining some security risks that these women might…
Northern elders on Thursday broke their silence on the slamming of state of emergency in three of their states, describing the action of President Goodluck Jonathan as an indirect declaration of war on the Northern part of Nigeria.
The President’s action, which took the northern elders by surprise, is coming barely three weeks after Jonathan accepted a roadmap from the NEF on how to end the Boko Haram insurgency in parts of the north.
The elders had successfully impressed upon the Presidency to raise the Boko Haram committee to dialogue with the sect with a view to restoring elusive peace to the…
The tallest “Cake in Africa’ which stands 28-feet was made by a Nigerian named Tosan Jemide and this has made the Guinness Book of World Records. The cake was unveiled at Silverbird Galleria in Lagos yesterday.Thumbs up to Tosan Jemide.
A scientists takes a sample of water from a mine deep underground in Ontario, Canada. The water turned out to be 2.6 billion years old, the oldest known water on Earth. (B. Sherwood Lollar et al.)
A pocket of water some 2.6 billion years old – the most ancient pocket of water known by far, older even than the dawn of multicellular life – has now been discovered in a mine 2 miles below the Earth’s surface.
The finding, announced in the May 16 issue of the journal Nature, raises the tantalizing…
Mourners at a funeral in Zimbabwe were stunned when the dead man woke up as they filed by his coffin, state media reported today. Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, was being laid to rest inside a coffin last Monday after he apparently died at his home following a long illness.
The transport worker’s grieving family covered his body with blankets and made arrangements to transfer him to a local mortuary, according to a report in the Herald newspaper. But the next day Mr Zanthe’s friends and relatives scattered in disbelief when he started moving as they filed past to say…
Mr. Shem Obafaye, the former Lagos State Commandant of NSCDC, who made the “My Oga at the top” mantra a phenomenon, has finally resumed in his new office as Oyo State Commandant of the NSCDC.Top Nollywood Actress Caught Lacing Lovers Food With JUJU
Obafaye, who was replaced by Mr. Adesuyi Clement from Oyo State Command after his now famous interview on Channels Television breakfast programme ‘Sunrise’ daily about two months ago, was during the period without a portfolio until last week when he was asked to replace Adesuyi officially.78-yr-old Grandmother Missing Since 2003 Found…
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