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Killer Child-Bride Speaks: ‘I regret killing my husband, 17 days after wedding’

Child-bride, Wasila Umar, accused of killing her husband and three of his friends while injuring many others after she served them poisoned food, in Kano, says she regrets her action. “Mine was a classical example of youthful exuberance; it dawned on me shortly after that it was a joke taken too far to resolve a forced marriage question”, Wasila, 14, ... Read More »


Liverpool took a huge step towards their Premier League title dream with a 3-2 victory over Manchester City on an emotional day at Anfield. Philippe Coutinho’s late strike took Brendan Rodgers’ side seven points clear of the visitors, who had hit back to level things up at 2-2 after falling two goals behind in the first half. The hosts looked ... Read More »

UTME candidates killed in Ondo auto crash

The annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) took another bloody turn yesterday when two candidates lost their lives in a multiple road crash along Owo-Ikare road in Ondo State.  Sources disclosed that the auto crash involved a tipper, a Nissan car and a Peugeot J5 vehicle. Eyewitnesses said two out of the vehicles were coming from Offa in Kwara State ... Read More »

In House Crisis For APC As Choice For Fashola Successor Causes Riff

All Progressive Congress Party, Lagos are going through some major riffs as they are yet to decide who would replace interim Governor, Babatunde Fashola, come the 2015 Gubernatorial Election. The Mandate Group, which is said to control more than 50 percent membership of the party in Lagos, are rooting for one of their leaders, Muiz Banire, to succeed the incumbent ... Read More »

Arsenal Struggle Into FA Cup Final

Arsenal breezed into the final of the FA Cup last night after they defeated Wigan Athletic 4-2 on penalties. A 63rd-minute spot-kick from Jordi Gomez put the Championship side ahead after Mertesacker fouled Callum McManaman but the Germany international pulled his team level with eight minutes of normal time remaining. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Arsenal’s major attacking threat throughout – rattled ... Read More »

Star Quest Show Finally Ends After 10 Years

Organizers of Star Quest, the popular music talent show which discovered many stars have rested the TV show after running for 10 years.   The show which was developed by beverage company Nigerian Breweries birthed in 2002 and saw KC Presh beat now super stars Asa, Psquare, Mr Raw to win the first ever edition. The show ran for 12 ... Read More »

Nigerian Man Detained For Tweeting Jail Break Photos Released

Joint intervention from Nigerians over Twitter and Amnesty International has led to the release of Yusuf Isiaka Onimisi, the Nigerian man abducted by the State Security Service (SSS) for tweeting live photos of a terrorist jailbreak at their headquarters.  Mr. Onimisi’s arrest sparked a twitter campaign for his freedom, when he suddenly disappeared from his home, days after he’d broadcasted ... Read More »

210 People Killed in Boko Haram Fresh Attack

Zannah Ahmed, Borno Central senator has lamented over the early Friday attacks on four towns in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents where he claimed that 210 people were killed. The senator claimed that the attackers were all dressed in military uniform and spoke English language which was a departure from the Hausa and Kanuri language spoken by the Boko ... Read More »


This is confirmed! General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,  Pastor Enoch Adeboye will deliver the sermon today as Faith Elizabeth Sakwe, the daughter of President Goodluck Jonathan says “I do” to Prince Godswill Osim Edward. According to the wedding programme, the solemnization of the Holy Matrimony will be held at the National Christian Centre and they will ... Read More »


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