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Tobacco: When Will The World Defeat This Menace? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | Sept. 20, 2015 – On May 31, 2015, ‘World No Tobacco Day’ (WNTD) was once again marked across the world. The theme for this year’s campaign is: “Stop Illicit Trade Of Tobacco Products.”  First observed in 1987 following a motion passed by a cabinet of the World Health Assembly (WHA) which […]

6 Nigerian pilgrims dead in crane crash buried, says envoy

Mecca – Nigeria’s Consul-General to Saudi Arabia Ahmed Umar said on Sunday that the six Nigerian Pilgrims who died in the Sept. 11 crane crash in Mecca had been buried. Briefing newsmen in Jeddah, he said the bodies were buried on Sept. 18, in a “specially designated cemetery’’ in Mecca, where all victims of the […]

Miracles galore at Deeper Life crusades

By Sam Eyoboka One striking feature of the ongoing Deeper Christian Life Mini-stries’ Lagos City-Wide Crusade in partnership with the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, besides the rain of miraculous feats in all the venues the train had birthed thus far, has been that despite the huge financial outlay in logistical arrange-ments the church has not collect-ed […]

Adeboye counsels first borns to put God first

Thousands of Lagos residents Sunday defied the early morning downpour and thronged the national headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Throne of Grace Parish, Ebute-Meta, Lagos where the church’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye had a special service for first borns in every family, reports OLAYINKA LATONA. Speaking on a theme: “Destined to […]

HID Awolowo dies praying for her children

The matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, fondly called HID, has passed on, aged 99. Awolowo,   wife of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, died, yesterday, at  3:15 pm, two months to her centenary birthday. She was said to have passed on after she held a meeting with her family members on […]

No arrest warrant for Saraki — Police

By Kingsley Omonobi & Ikechukwu Nnochiri Amid the controversy generated by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) order for the arrest of Senate President Bukola Saraki, the police said, yesterday, they were yet to receive a bench warrant to effect it. “I am yet to see one”, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon […]

Extra-Judicial Killings in Abuja, Benin: ASP kills senator’s son

Force CID arrests officers BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI, ABUJA The Force Criminal  Investigations Department (FCID) of the Nigerian Police force has arrested and detained an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, and six other Police officers over allegations of extra-judicial killings in separate incidents that occurred in Abuja and Benin, the Edo State capital. The first case […]

I ‘ll remarry, if God says so — Chika Ike

Nollywood actress, Chika Ike may not have a special man in her life at the moment, after her marriage with Ebiribi crashed two years ago, but she is optimistic that she will remarry someday. The adorable actress told POTPOURRI   in a chat, that she will remarry as long as God approves it. “I will remarry […]

Hear what Pope tells Buhari, other world leaders

Pope Francis on Thursday urged the world to act quickly to prevent “extraordinary” climate change from destroying the planet and said wealthy countries must bear responsibility for creating the problem and for solving it. In a radically worded letter addressed to every person on the planet, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics blames […]

Buhari is a liar and has deceived you, says Shekau

Nigeria’s military on Saturday claimed further gains in its counter-offensive against Boko Haram, but the group’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed the talk of success as “lies”. Army spokesman Sani Usman said troops destroyed more rebel enclaves and camps in the restive state of Borno, which has been worst hit by the six-year Islamist insurgency. […]

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