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In Picture: Brazilian baby born with two heads

A Brazilian woman who has given birth to a baby with two heads, admitted she had initially expected twins. Maria de Nazare, gave birth by caesarean at a hospital in Anajas, in Brazil’s northern Para state, with her newborn weighing 9.9lbs. The baby has two heads but all his organs are functioning healthily. The mother […]

Picture: Body found in River identified as that of Nigerian pharmacy student “Tosin Oyelowo”

A body found this week on Sullivan’s Island has been identified as that of a 25-year-old pharmacy student from Nigeria, the Charleston County Coroner’s Office confirmed Friday. Oluwatosin “Tosin” Oyelowo jumped from the Ravenel Bridge the afternoon of Dec. 9, setting off a search of the Cooper River and connected waterways, according to earlier reports […]

Boko Haram bombing: I Watched My Friends, Family Die — Parishioner

One of the parishioners at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, near Suleja, Niger State, Mr. Patrick Okpalla, has described the Christmas Day bombing in the church as unprecedented, saying he only escaped death through divine intervention. Speaking exclusively to LEADERSHIP yesterday, Okpala narrated the circumstances leading to the blast and how two of his […]

Bombings: ACF, ACN, CPC, Fault Jonathan’s Comment

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), have faulted the comment made by President Goodluck Jonathan alluding that Nigerians must live with the burden of bombings until it stops. The ACF, a northern socio-cultural group said the persistent bombings in the country particularly in the […]

Katsina NASS Seats: Controversy Trails Supreme Court Verdict

Prominent lawyers yesterday expressed divergent views over the Supreme Court judgment of December 16, 2011 in which it declined jurisdiction to entertain an  appeal on 10 National Assembly seats by Senator Yakubu  Lado faction of the Katsina State chapter of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). The lawyers are Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), MallamYusuf Ali […]

Church Bombings: Enough is Enough – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja chapter yesterday said the bombings and killing of Christians on Christmas Day in Madalla, Niger State and Jos, capital of Plateau State, were an invitation to religious war in Nigeria. Addressing a press conference yesterday, the Secretary-General of the Northern CAN, Elder […]

Nigerians in South Africa Lament High Air Fares

High cost of air ticket on Nigeria- South Africa route has scuttled the plans of many Nigerians resident in the country to travel home for the Christmas. Some of them, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, said they were disappointed at  the high cost of  fare, which in some cases […]

Infidels at Work: Christmas tragedy: Bomb explosions kill 35 in church – Family of Four wiped out

“Many families have gone, many families have gone. They came to worship their God, but all of them killed”. This was how Rev. Fr Isaac Achii, the Parish Priest of St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, near Suleja, Niger State, captured the bomb explosions that rocked the church on Christmas Day. Not less than five explosions […]

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