Police arrest Swedish mother who locked son up for 28 years

A mother in Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of locking her son inside their apartment for 28 years, leaving him undernourished and with almost no teeth, police and media reports said Tuesday.“The mother is suspected of illegal deprivation of liberty and causing bodily harm,” Stockholm police spokesman Ola Osterling told AFP.He said the man[...]

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Ex-Governors are not in senate to sleep, says Orji

A former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, has described insinuations that former state governors elected into the Senate were unproductiveOrji, who represents Abia Central Senatorial District, said this while inspecting one of his constituency projects at Okwuta Primary School, Isieke Ibeku, on Sunday.He said, “You see, all this hate speech – people saying[...]

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Ghana’s Jerry Rawlings to be buried Dec 23

The funeral of Ghana’s late ex-President Jerry Rawlings will be held on December 23, his family announced on Monday.Head of the funeral planning committee, James Gbeho, in a press release on Monday, said the family, in consultation with government, agreed on the date.The funeral rites for the 73-year-old will come off at the Independence Square[...]

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You’ve no right to employ workers, Sule tells LG bosses

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has told local government chairmen in the state to pay staff salaries in order to ameliorate the suffering of workers and their families.The governor spoke while receiving a delegation of local government chairmen, led by the chairman of Lafia Local Government Area, Mr Aminu Mauzu, in the Government House, Lafia,[...]

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Okowa assents 2021 budget of N383bn

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday in Asaba assented to the state’s 2021 Appropriation Bill of N383 billon.The bill tagged, ‘Budget of Economic Recovery’ is made up of N210 billion capital expenditure and N173 billion recurrent expenditureThe Delta House of Assembly increased the budget figure of N378.48 proposed by the governor to N383[...]

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Facebook buys online customer service startup Kustomer

Facebook on Monday announced it is buying a startup specializing in helping businesses interact with customers online.The acquisition of five-year-old Kustomer comes as the leading social network continues to weave e-commerce into offerings, particularly its WhatsApp and Messenger messaging services.More than 175 million people contact businesses via WhatsApp daily, and the number is growing, according[...]

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How Oyo, Osun resolved LAUTECH ownership crisis —Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Monday, said himself and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State had to set aside politics and ego in resolving the ownership crisis that ravaged the hitherto jointly-owned Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.Makinde, who spoke in Osogbo during a ‘Thank You’ visit to Oyetola in his office, declared[...]

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APC begins membership registration, revalidation Dec 12

The Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC said it has concluded arrangement for the commencement of membership registration and revalidation by December 12.Chairman of the committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni in a statement issued Monday in Abuja said the decision was taken after consulting with stakeholders,[...]

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Germany picks `pandemic’ as 2020 Word of the Year

Experts announced on Monday that “Corona-Pandemie’’ (coronavirus pandemic) has been selected as the German language’s Word of the Year for 2020.The Association for the German Language (GfdS) said in keeping with the theme, the word `lockdown’ got second place.A jury of linguists analysed media entries and other submissions to pick the terms that have most[...]

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HIV/AIDS: Commercial sex workers say no condom, no sex

As Nigerians prepare for the World AIDS Day, commercial sex workers in Sokoto say they have adopted the principle of “no condom, no sex” as part of efforts to protect themselves from contracting HIV virus.The sex workers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Monday in Sokoto that the measure had[...]

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Rita Ora accused of breaking lockdown rules during 30th birthday party

British pop star, Rita Ora, breached lockdown laws by hosting a lavish 30th birthday party. Thesun.co.uk reports that about thirty people attended the secret shindig at a restaurant in West London on Saturday.Some of her showbiz friends were among those gathered at posh Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, West London.Rita partied with guests including[...]

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Tambuwal mourns Sokoto victims of Borno massacre

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has expressed shock over the death of Sokoto indigenes at last Saturday’s massacre of rice farmers in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Tambuwal, in a statement he signed and issued Sunday night in Sokoto, also expressed deep sympathy with the people and government of Borno State over the[...]

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Biden names all-female senior communications team

US President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday announced an all-female senior White House communications team, in what his office called a first in the country’s history.Among those named was Jen Psaki, who will serve in the highly visible role of White House press secretary.Psaki, 41, has held a number of senior positions, including White House communications[...]

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Investor expresses interest in Nigeria’s Gold industry, signs agreement with FG

A Gold investor, Messrs La Mancha Incorporated, has expressed interest in Nigeria’s Gold industry and signed an Expression of Interest Agreement with the Federal Government through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.This was contained in a statement signed by Director, Press Department, Itore Thomas, where it disclosed that the firm is a leading Luxembourg[...]

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Zulum leads relatives, residents to bury 43 farmers killed in Borno

Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, led relatives and residents to bury 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents.The funeral held at the Zabarmari area of Borno early morning on Sunday, according to a statement from the state government.The statement was titled, ‘Zabarmari: Zulum leads horrified kinsmen to bury 43 farmers killed by[...]

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Buhari describes as insane Boko Haram killing of farmers in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.The president made the condemnation in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday.President Buhari said the government[...]

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Six killed in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

No fewer than six people were confirmed dead in an accident which involved a truck and a Honda Pilot Jeep in the Ogere area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.One other person was badly injured in the accident.Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to the News Agency[...]

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Maradona’s death may trigger family inheritance battle

Diego Maradona’s tormented private life, with its tangled relationships and paternity suits, suggests distributing his inheritance will be a complex task for lawyers bracing for claims from a slew of children — those he recognized and those he didn’t.“There’s going to be a big fight. He didn’t leave a will,” according to a source close[...]

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