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Mob stones policemen for rescuing suspected ritualist in Ondo

By Dayo Johnson Akure—IRATE youths and resident of Shasa community in Akure metropolis, Ondo State, yesterday, stoned Police detectives for trying to rescue a suspected ritual killer from being set ablaze. Policemen on training The suspect, whose identity was unknown at press time, was mobbed by residents of the community on the Akure-Abuja Expressway, near Shasa Market, for carrying a big bag allegedly containing human parts. He was said to be loitering around the area, when some youths accosted him, asking him questions he could not give convincing responses to. However, when searched, incriminating items suspected to be human parts and charms were allegedly found inside the bag. One of the eyewitnesses told newsmen: “When the people around found some items covered w...

Borno leads Kano, Lagos, others in birth registration

Borno State is leading other states of the federation in the number of birth registrations conducted nationwide in the last five years, with 83 percent under-one registration and 20 percent under-five registration, the National Population Commission, NPC, has said. baby Emmanuel Mark, Head of Department, NPC’s Vital Registration Department, said this yesterday, in an interview. Birth registration is the continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal recording of the occurrence and characteristics of birth, which is free for children aged between 0 and 17 at any healthcare facility across the country. Mark spoke on the sideline of a media dialogue on birth registration in Kano, convened by the United Nations Children Education Fund, UNICEF, in support of the Child Righ...

Overcoming Low Self Esteem: 16 Signs You Have Low Self Esteem And How To Boost Your Self Confidence

By Our Reporter Overcoming Low Self Esteem: 16 Signs That You Have Low Self Esteem And How To Improve Your Self Confidence Do you ever get the feeling that people are watching you? Does it always feel like all eyes are on you and people can see the mild stain on your shirt? Are you the type that cannot leave your house without makeup because you think your face is too rough for people to see? Do you always have to wear heels even though they feel uncomfortable, because you do not want people to mock your height? Does someone calling you stupid spoil your mood for the entire day? If you are familiar with these feelings or similar ones, then you are at the right place. In this article, I will teach you something about your self esteem.   5 things you didn’t know about self esteem. Self Estee...

Overcoming Low Self Esteem: 16 Signs You Have Low Self Esteem And How To Boost Your Self Confidence

By Our Reporter Overcoming Low Self Esteem: 16 Signs That You Have Low Self Esteem And How To Improve Your Self Confidence Do you ever get the feeling that people are watching you? Does it always feel like all eyes are on you and people can see the mild stain on your shirt? Are you the type that cannot leave your house without makeup because you think your face is too rough for people to see? Do you always have to wear heels even though they feel uncomfortable, because you do not want people to mock your height? Does someone calling you stupid spoil your mood for the entire day? If you are familiar with these feelings or similar ones, then you are at the right place. In this article, I will teach you something about your self esteem.   5 things you didn’t know about self esteem. Self Estee...

2019: Why we support Gov Emmanuel – Mbang, Ekwere

By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo—FORMER Prelate of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Sunday Mbang, Akwa Ibom State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN,  Rev Ndueso Ekwere and other Christian leaders in the state have urged Christians to ensure they elect God-fearing candidates in 2019 general election. Sunday MBANG They made the call at a meeting held at the secretariat of Akwa Ibom Christian Assembly, ACA,  Uyo, the state capital, noting that they were solidly in support of the re-election of Governor Udom  Emmanuel because he has demonstrated good leadership in his first tenure. Speaking, Prelate  Mbang the convener of the meeting,  urged Akwa Ibom people to re-elect Governor Emmanuel in 2019, noting that it won’t be nice for the Christian community to fold its hands a...

They lost fingers entering Canada. Then what happened?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Everybody knows what happened to us” Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal nearly died in 2016 while sneaking across the Canada-US border during a frigid late December, hoping to gain asylum. Their experience made them the public faces of a wave of migrants to Canada who followed soon after. It’s a warm, late summer evening under a wide prairie sky, and Seidu Mohammed is in his element. The 26-year-old is on a football pitch, a defender at ease on the field, playing on a high-level amateur team in the Manitoba Major Soccer League. A one-time professional player from Ghana, his career was derailed when he was outed as bisexual while training in Brazil in 2014. He never returned home, fearing persecution for his sexuality i...

Africa’s week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption Clare Byarugaba, who was outed as a lesbian by a Ugandan newspaper against her will, competes at the 2018 Gay Games in Paris on Friday… Image copyright AFP Image caption … “I was so proud to wear the Uganda flag during the opening ceremony at this event. But now, I may face more problems when I will return home”, the LGBT activist says. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Saturday, dancers perform a folkloric finger dance from Thailand at the International Carthage Festival in Tunisia. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Catholic nun from Zambia walks through the hundreds of shoes placed outside London’s Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday. The public art in...

Farouk Chothia on the ‘paedophile’ minister and a mysterious death

Image copyright @NBPublishers Image caption Mark Minnie was reportedly afraid that he might be killed South Africa has been gripped by the mysterious death of former police officer Mark Minnie, just a week after he revealed horrific details about an alleged paedophile ring in the once-feared white-minority government that portrayed itself as being made up of devout Christian men. Minnie, 58, was found with a bullet to his head, but many people are refusing to believe the police version – that he took his own life at the farm of a friend near the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. “The fact that the suicide note was found doesn’t necessarily mean he wrote it willingly. I mean he could’ve written it under duress. The fact that he shot himself with someone else’s pi...

Cheikh Ndoye: Birmingham City loan Senegal international back to French club Angers

Cheikh Ndoye has made 42 appearances for Birmingham City Birmingham City have loaned back Senegal international Cheikh Ndoye to see out the rest of his deal with French Ligue 1 side Angers. Ndoye, 32, was signed from Angers in July 2017 by then Blues boss Harry Redknapp on a two-year contract. But the defender has now rejoined the French side on a season’s loan. Ndoye has made 42 appearances overall for Blues, having been used by Garry Monk in both Championship matches so far this season. Birmingham were given permission by the English Football League on 3 August to sign five players before the end of the summer transfer window after having an embargo lifted. Since then, they have signed Bournemouth winger Connor Mahoney, Cardiff City striker Omar Bogle and keeper Lee Camp, and Aston...

Latest by-elections: INEC and APC, how free, how fair?

By Kabiru Muhammad Gwangwazo Though I haven’t yet collated all the information there is on the by-elections held by INEC last Saturday in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi, it seems there was a lot of the usual PDP days’ rigging and vote-buying in these elections held under the APC we all generally voted for freely in 2015. This is quite sad. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) But then what do you expect when the wine is old, even when the bottle is brand new? APC has turned into a vehicle for elections mouthing Change platitudes. Its chief luck was/is General Muhammadu Buhari as flag, mascot and for the religious and worshipful, even a saint, and vote-grabbing deity of sorts. Reports from observers suggest the senators of Bau...

Rivers 2019: Dress rehearsal as APC confronts PDP in PH election tomorrow

By Egufe Yafugborhi THE supremacy battle between ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State and opposition All Progressives a Congress, APC, would be tested tomorrow (Saturday) as both parties fight for vacant Port Harcourt Constituency III seat in the Rivers State House of Assembly, RVHA. APC & PDP Though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cleared two other parties, Democratic Alternative (DA), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN) to participate in the August 17 exercise, the real contest is expected between candidates Worlu Dickson (APC) and Chinaka Mmerukini (PDP). The seat became vacant after Victor Ihunwor vacated the seat to contest the office of mayor of Port Harcourt during the recent local government elections in the state. Ihunwo...

108 policemen disciplined in 7 months in Lagos

By Evelyn Usman & Victor Arjiromanus NO fewer than 108 policemen attached to Lagos State Police Command have been disciplined for various offenses between January and June. Out of this number, eight were dismissed while six others were demoted. Policemen on training This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, during the official launch of the Stakeholders Forum on Police Accountability and presentation of advocacy materials organised by civil society groups , at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja. The police boss stated that 58 policemen recorded major entries, six were reprimanded, 28 were given warnings while four of them had extra fatigue. Five of the 108 policemen however escaped the axe, as they were discharged o...