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Police nab cleric prepa... ILORIN— An Islamic cleric, simply identified as Alfa Gani was, Wednesday night,...
Jonathan appoints Sulei... President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as...
Police arrest woman for... The Delta Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old woman in Abraka for...
Relocation of tank farm... The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said on Thursday that the relocation of...
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recent from 24 Police nab cleric preparing concoction with placenta
ILORIN— An Islamic cleric, simply identified as Alfa Gani was, Wednesday night, caught in Laduba, Ogidi area of Ilorin West Local Government Area, making concoction with the placenta of a new baby girl he performed her naming ceremony the previous day. After the bizarre incident, sources said human parts...
recent from 26 APGA challenges PDP’s dominance claim in S’East
The strongly held belief by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it is fully in control of the South-east geopolitical zone has been dismissed by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh. Speaking in Umuahia yesterday during the inauguration of the new state...
recent from 14 Stephanie Okereke releases footages from Hollywood movie
Nollywood super actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus who has been in the United States for weeks now, onset of a Hollywood western movie ‘Bonville Redemption’ has made available to Potpourri some footage from the film. The film, which is set in the year 1906 has Stephanie playing the role of a housemaid...

Ebola: Corpse from Liberia causes panic in Anambra •It has killed 729 —WHO •Kolanut can cure it —Prof Maurice •US issues travel warnings to 3 African countries

THERE was tension, on Thursday, in Anambra State, as the state government raises the alarm over suspected Ebola-infected corpse flown from Liberia to the state through Lagos. The Anambra State Ministry of Health, on Thursday, announced that there are fears in the state that the dreaded Ebola disease might have sneaked into the state through a corpse deposited in Apex...

Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman arrives in US

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence has arrived in the US, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter,” and later by cheering supporters in New Hampshire. Mariam Ibrahim flew from Rome, where she had met Pope Francis, to Philadelphia with her husband and two children,...

Usman wins gold…As Nigeria clinches 2-gold in women wrestling •Okagbare lands in 200m s/final

TEAM Nigeria on Thursday through Maryam Usman, won another gold medal in the +75kg of women’s powerlifting event at the ongoing Commonwealth games. Usman, who beat reigning Commonwealth champion, Ele Opeloge of Samoa who came second and Tracey Lambrechs of New Zealand who settled for bronze medal, lifted a total of 280kg after lifting 125kg in snatch and 155kg in clean and...

Why have there been so many despotic governments in Africa?

“Why have there been so many despotic governments in Africa since independence – is there something about Africa that leads to undemocratic regimes?” This was a question I was asked recently during an interview on Sahara TV. Well, there’s no getting round it, Africa has had its share of despotic regimes, but then so have many other former colonies in...

Police arrest man for stabbing lover to death in Lagos

LAGOS — The Police in Lagos have arrested a man, Raphael Effiong (28), who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death during a fracas in a hotel located in Alapere, Ketu area of Lagos on Tuesday. But the deceased’s family alleged that the lover boy lured her to the hotel and attempted to chop off her breasts and fingers, apparently for ritual purpose. Vanguard gathered that...

Hello? Is this Israel calling?

They say that a person’s life passes in front of his eyes when he is about to die. It was different for me. My whole life passed in front of my eyes while I was standing in front of a ringing phone. Is it the call? Is it our turn? Since the start of the Israeli offensive, anyone in Gaza at any time can receive a call from the Israelis telling them that they must leave...

Female suicide bombers not Chibok girls — FG

ABUJA — The Federal Government, Wednesday, took steps to douse anxiety over the possibility that Boko Haram insurgents are using the abducted Chibok girls as female suicide bombers. Female bombers have carried out series of attacks on Kano city in the last five days, fuelling fears that those involved could be some of the girls being held by the terrorists. Also, former...