Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The Senate Tuesday approved the sum of N8.916 trillion as the budget for the 2019 fiscal year.
The amount passed by the apex legislative chamber is, however, N86 billion higher than the N8.83 trillion initially submitted to the National Assembly in December 2018 for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Zainab Aliyu: FG clarifies release of Nigerian detained for alleged drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia
Sunday, 28 April 2019
Member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Ferdinand Lorwuese Kutar, was laid to rest on Saturday, April 27, in his hometown Tse Kutar Nyiev, in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
Thursday, 25 April 2019
Mr Biden, 76, made this announcement in a campaign video released on Thursday (really here).
Reacting to Biden's announcement, Trump tweeted:
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Brooklyn Marie Brehm left a suicide note before hanging herself in April 2017. Her mum Maranda Riboli said that she revealed in the note that she had taken her life because of a boy at Elton Gregory Middle School in Redmond, Oregon, who "regularly and frequently fat-shamed" her and called her names.
A Muslim woman who was the victim of a racist attack overheard court victim support staff mocking her about Christchurch's mosque shootings.
Shahed Omar Abu Jwaied, a minority group community worker, was racially abused and assaulted on an Auckland street in February.
The sentencing date for her abuser coincided with the burial of Christchurch terror attack victims. Her friend's father was among those being buried.
The men, Matthew Brubaker, 31, Terry Wallace, 41, and Marc Measnikoff, 34, were all sentenced to 20 to 41 years in prison on Monday after regularly abusing at least 12 animals for years.
According to Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office, the discovery was made after police were called to a remote “makeshift farm” where the men all lived in Munson, Pennsylvania, in August 2018.
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
The Nigerian actor and renowned comedian has been ill for some weeks.
On Tuesday, Latin, who is the president of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), said Baba Suwe is not dead as was being speculated.
In a video he posted on his Instagram account, Latin said: ”The purported rumor about Baba Suwe dead is fake.
Monday, 22 April 2019
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – A woman who dumped a bag containing seven 3-day-old puppies behind an auto parts store in Coachella on Thursday is being sought by Riverside County animal control and law enforcement officials.
A day after serial bombings in Sri Lanka killed at least 290 people, a top Sri Lankan security official
explained that terrorists may have carried out the attacks in the same way the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) had orchestrated the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
The top source said the suspected terrorists may have used the sea route to smuggle in explosives. The terrorists allegedly followed a modus operandi similar to the one adopted by terrorists responsible for 26/11
According to the police, Uwani confessed that the deceased made the comment while he was sick and close to death. Angered by her comment, he attacked her with a machete while she was sleeping on Sunday April 11th at their home in Uddu village, in the Rijau Local Government Area of the state.
In his confessional statement, Bisalla said
Sunday, 21 April 2019
The double tragedy rocked the village of Ematimatolo in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, police said.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele said that 26-year-old Sinenkosi Zondi was accidentally shot by a relative while under the influence.
The relative tried to take him to hospital for treatment, but he died on the way.
He then drove to a cliff with Zondi's body and threw it over the cliff into bush and trees.
Thirty-seven primary school students at the outskirt of Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, collapsed on Thursday hospitalized, says ruling party media.
Out of the fainted 37 students of General Waqo Gutu Primary School in
Oromia, who are taken to Bethel Hospital, 34 are in better condition.
While the remaining are being treated in the hospital, according to
Friday, 19 April 2019
Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, his official place of work. All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April.
Eleven Nigerians arrested for trafficking Nigerian women to Italy and forcing them into prostitution
Eleven Nigerians, eight women and three men, were arrested in Turin, Italy on Friday for allegedly luring Nigerian women to Italy with the promise of a better life and then forcing them into prostitution to pay back the 25,000 euro a head debt they had contracted.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Update: Ex-Peruvian president who shot himself in the head moments after police arrived his home has died
The ex-president was rushed to hospital, but doctors could not save him.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
The man reportedly went in search of a penis enlargement charm after his wife complained about his less than satisfactory performance in the bedroom.
BANGKOK – A dog found swimming more than 135 miles from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.
A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Vitisak Payalaw, said on his Facebook page that they saw the dog last Friday swimming toward the platform. He said they were lucky to spot it because if there had been waves it probably would not have been visible.
The dog made it to the platform, clinging to the support structure below deck without barking or whimpering, Vitisak wrote.
Monday, 15 April 2019
A Rivers state-based man, Atago Endurance, is currently writhing in pain after his girlfriend of many years, poured hot water on him at their home in in Upatabo, Rivers State.
Six people appear in NZ court charged with illegally distributing livestream footage of Christchurch mosque shootings
Six people have appeared in a New Zealand court on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.
Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.
The charge of supplying or distributing objectionable material carries a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment.
Members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have cried out over the rising spate of insecurity in the region.
They lamented that while the region still lives under horrendous Boko Haram threats, large swathes of territory in the north have effectively become bandit land.
NEF Chairman, Prof. Ango Abdullahi stated this at a press briefing in Zaria during the weekend.
Sunday, 14 April 2019
Three people have died and another four left injured after a passenger plane smashed into a stationary helicopter during take-off. The horrific smash happened earlier this morning near Mount Everest in Nepal. Among the dead are the co-pilot of the small aircraft and two police officers who were stood close the helicopter.