89-year-old, 3 others imprisoned for malicious damage

court-of-law jail An 89-year-old man, Alabi Oyedele, and three others were on Thursday sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court. The other accused were Saka Oyedeji, 70, Ologunde Owodiran, 45, and Olabisi Taiwo, 55. The accused were found guilty on three-count charge bordering on illegal entry and damage. The Magistrate, Mrs. Olowolagba…

Earthquake hits 7 states in US

President Barack Obama of United States A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday morning near Pawnee, Oklahoma, and rattled through at least six surrounding states in the US heartland, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake was also felt in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa, according to USGS geophysicists. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission,…

IS fighters fleeing Iraq leave carnage behind

An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by Islamic State militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyarah As Islamic State fighters are being routed from cities and towns across Syria and Iraq, they increasingly leave behind carnage, causing major damage to local economies and devastating people they already have…

UN Security Council slams terrorist attack on Chinese Embassy

Chinese embassy attack The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the serious terrorist bomb attack” against the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Aug. 30, which caused injuries to some embassy staff. “The members of the Security Council on Friday in New York expressed their deep sympathy to the injured and their…

New Zealand warned of Tsunami after 7.1-magnitude quake

Tsunami A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of New Zealand following a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake early Friday, report says. The emergency officials said in Wellington that the quake struck at 4:38 am (1638 GMT Thursday) at a depth of 19 km. The U.S. Geological survey said that it was centred off the north-eastern…

Ohakim writes Okorocha on Imo situation — and it is not pretty

Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, has written a stinging letter to his successor, Rochas Okorocha, on the situation in the state, warning that irreparable damage is going on. The post Ohakim writes Okorocha on Imo situation — and it is not pretty appeared first on TheCable.

NAF bombs Boko Haram position

Insurgents Commanders receive treatment In an unexpected attack on Boko Haram position, the The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has successfully destroyed a Boko Haram terrorist camp at Tumbun Rego in Northern Borno. Several Boko Haram Commanders who were wounded in a similar attack on the night of August 20, 2016, over 300, were believed to have…

EPIC BLUNDER | Finance Minister Denies Own Twitter Account over Insensitive Tweet

As Characteristic of the APC  led Federal Government, The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has denied having a twitter account after the said twitter account tweeted ” “recession is just a word”. The unsavory tweet drew the anger of Nigerians who are currently battling with different stages of economic hardship. Mr. Festus Akanbi, the minister’s Special…

‘South-West Farmers Lose N257.4bn To Pest’

Farmers in South-West zone of the country have so far lost about N257.4 billion in 2016 due to army worm invasion, an expert has disclosed. The Head of Maize Improvement Programme, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, Dr Folake Akinbode, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan yesterday. She said…

Akiolu to subjects: Prevent glaucoma

Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has  called on  Lagos residents to go for glaucoma screening to prevent blindness. Oba Akiolu said this when the management of Pfizer Specialties, the country’s arm of Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, paid the monarch a courtesy visit. Oba Akiolu said he has lived with the condition for over 21 years…

The Niger Delta and challenge of PMB’s diplomacy, By Louis Okoroma

President Buhari’s attitude, posturing and utterances about the Niger Delta situation is affected by the fact that as a lover of Nigeria, who is pained by the sorry state of the nation, the anti- corruption crusader finds it difficult to make the link between any form of agitation for restitution for wrongs done any group,…

Jobless man gets N200, 000 bail over lotto machine damage

An unemployed man, Falolade Ayinla, who allegedly damaged a lottery machine and stole N169,000, was on Thursday charged before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. The accused was, however, granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum. The accused, whose address is unknown, is being tried for malicious…

BREAKING: Annular Eclipse: Abuja Residents, Scientists, Others Witness Exercise

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the world awaits emergence of annular eclipse, some residents of FCT Abuja are currently at the Obasanjo Space centre to witness the exercise. To witness the eclipse are government officials, students, parents, scientists and officials of the National Space among others. As recommended by the experts, the onlookers are…

Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood-ravaged Sokoto communities

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, have assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood in Tudu village and surrounding communities of Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto state. Incessant rain and rising water level have left more than 100 homes destroyed while a toddler was reported dead in the…

Annular Solar Eclipse To Be Visible In Nigeria Tomorrow – NSRDA

An annular solar eclipse is expected to be visible in Nigeria tomorrow, 1 September 2016. This was announced by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA), it said Nigerians will witness a solar eclipse between 7:15 am and 10:03 am on Thursday, September 1, 2016, though with slight variations in actual timing across the…

Annular eclipse hits Nigeria tomorrow, don’t panic – Agency

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA) has urged the public not to panic over the Annular Eclipse which will be experienced between the hours of 7:15am and 10:03am on Thursday, September 1 with slight variations in actual timing across the country. In a press statement by the Head of Media and Corporate Communications,…

Annular Eclipse Hits Nigeria September 1

…Don’t panic, it’s only an eclipse, NASRDA tells NigeriansNational Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA) has urged the public not to panic over the Annular Eclipse which will be experienced between the hours of 7:15am and 10:03am on Thursday, September 1 with slight variations in actual timing across the country.In a press statement by the…

Flood displaces15 households in Enugu

Construction work on the Nsukka-Opi road in Nsukka Local Government Area in Enugu State has rendered at least 15 households in Uwani-Ugwu and Agbani villages homeless. The situation was aggravated by a downpour in the early hours of Tuesday. The flood from the downpour also washed away many farmlands in the communities. One of the…

Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood victims

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal alongside Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, recently, assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood at Tudu village and surrounding communities in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Incessant rain and rising water level destroyed more than 100 homes, while a toddler was reported dead in the village. Addressing victims…

Why We Couldn’t Save Oduah’s Son – Hospital

Medical Microbiologist of Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital, Dr Akif Guney, has debunked reports alleging that son of former Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah, died in their hospital following wrong medications.Guney, said the ex-Minister`s son was in a bad condition when he was brought to the hospital, stressing that all efforts to revive him proved…