FMC Yola separates Siamese twin

Onimisi Alao, Yola The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola has successfully separated a set of Siamese twins. The eight-month-old girls looked vibrant in the hands of their mother as she fielded questions from newsmen on Saturday. The twin had been flown by the Nigeria Air Force to Yola in January from Bayelsa capital, Yenagoa when they were only a couple …

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Prominent global citizens, celebrities pay tributes to Black Panther star Boseman

Omolola Afolabi Eminent global citizens and celebrities have continued to pour rousing tributes on late “Black panther”, African American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who died battling stage three colon cancer at 43. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, in a tweet, said: “The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. “From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, …

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Ngige, Imo REC lead protest against Anambra monarch

Nwanosike Onu, Awka Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Imo, Prof Emeka Ezeonu, on Saturday led a protest against alleged imposition of the traditional ruler of Alor, Igwe MacAnthony Okonkwo. The Monarch of Alor is one of the traditional rulers recently suspended by Governor …

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Snakes lay siege to Gombe communities

Sola SHITTU, Gombe Admitting and treating snakebite patients at the Snakebite Treatment and Research Centre of the General Hospital in Kaltungo, Gombe State is a phenomenon that residents of the community as well as those of Biliri, Balanga and other mountainous settlements in Gombe State have had to live with for decades. But there was something extraordinary about a patient …

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Unease as lecturers battle Fed Poly Rector

Some members of the staff of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State are at daggers drawn with the Rector of the 28-year-old institution over alleged sundry infractions. GBENGA ADERANTI, who was on a visit to the school, reports on the state of affairs at the federal government owned institution. It was a clement Wednesday afternoon and the atmosphere at the Federal Polytechnic …

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BBNaija Lockdown: Week six recap

Gbenga Bada BIG Brother Naija Lockdown entered its sixth week on Sunday, August 23 after five weeks and 36 days of frills and thrills. In the sixth week, 14 housemates got viewers’ talking and rooting for favourite housemates as Praise joins the growing list of evicted housemates that include Kaisha, Tochi, Eric, Ka3na, Lilo. Praise’s eviction came with mixed feelings …

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One million dollars levy is xenophobia in disguise — Say Nigerian traders in Ghana

It’s not the best of times for Nigerian traders\business owners in Ghana, as the authorities have in recent weeks stepped up enforcement of the $1million levy imposed on foreign-owned businesses venturing into the retail sector. This has resulted in agitations, with Nigerians, who are mostly on the receiving end of the law, petitioning their home government to intercede. Gboyega Alaka …

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