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Lagos Mourn The Death Of Dr. Bola Olubi

Lagos Mourn The Death Of Dr. Bola Olubi

Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday expressed shock and sadness over the death of foremost accountant and a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi. Dr. Olubi, who was a former President of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), was appointed the first female Chairman of United Bank of Africa […]

Senegal: Renowned Senegalese Sculptor Ousmane Sow Dies At 81

Senegal: Renowned Senegalese Sculptor Ousmane Sow Dies At 81

Inspired by Leni Riefenstahl’s photographs of the Nuba people, Ousmane Sow left behind a career in physiotherapy for art. He became the first African to be elected a member of France’s renowned Academie des Beaux-Arts. The Cape Town Fringe Festival showcases South Africa’s fresh and emerging talent, in new productions and modern classics. With biting […]

Kenya: Text Young Women About Sex To Boost HIV Testing

Kenya: Text Young Women About Sex To Boost HIV Testing

 HIV remains the leading cause of death in Kenya Texting young women in Kenya with regular information about sex, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases could encourage more to get tested for HIV in a country where stigma surrounding the virus is rife, researchers said on Wednesday. Some 600 female college students in Kenya received monthly […]

Man Kills 16-yr-old Step-Daughter, Sells Head To Son For N3,000

Man Kills 16-yr-old Step-Daughter, Sells Head To Son For N3,000

A 63-year-old man Korede Odubela, has been arrested by police in Ogun State for allegedly killing his 16-year-old step-daughter, Amudat Oshimodi, and selling her head to his son, Seun, a herbalist, who allegedly paid N3,000 as first installment. Vanguard gathered that the suspect reportedly connived with another accomplice, Lekan Lawal, to commit the crime at […]

Another Lieutenant Colonel Ambushed, Killed By Boko Haram

Another Lieutenant Colonel Ambushed, Killed By Boko Haram

A senior Nigerian soldier was on Tuesday killed by the Boko Haram, army sources told PREMIUM TIMES. B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army was ambushed alongside his troops on Monday morning between Bita and Piridang. “His vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device, but he […]

Truck Crushes 4 Oyo FGGC Students And Driver

Truck Crushes 4 Oyo FGGC Students And Driver

FOUR students of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Oyo, who were returning from a mid-term break died in an auto crash, yesterday evening, when a gari-laden articulated truck fell on a bus conveying them to school. The incident, in which the bus driver also died, left five other girls with severe injuries. An impeccable source, […]

Pregnancies Killing Teenagers’ Dreams

Pregnancies Killing Teenagers’ Dreams

Catherine Nansereko stands by the dusty roadside of Katoogo trading centre in Nama sub-county, Mukono district. Dressed in loose-fitting clothes with her half-naked three-month-old baby, the 17-year-old can but only see a dark future. As the cloud-covered sky promises torrents of rain, Nansereko and her baby’s attire seem unfit for the probable weather. As I […]

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Son Dies

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Son Dies

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, the eldest son of the late renowned playwright and Ogoni environmental rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, has died. It was gathered that Saro-Wiwa Jr, who was based in Abuja, died yesterday in a London hospital after a brief illness. THISDAY gathered that he died from complications arising from the stroke he suffered three […]

South Africa: Celebrating the Legend Mandoza on Mzansi Magic

South Africa: Celebrating the Legend Mandoza on Mzansi Magic

President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to Mandoza as someone who crossed the cultural divide with his music in South Africa. “South Africa has lost one of its pioneers whose music appealed to a cross-section of our people, young and old and was known to have achieved the unique crossover culturally to be enjoyed by […]

Kenya: Two Killed as Lorry Plunges Into Riverbed

Kenya: Two Killed as Lorry Plunges Into Riverbed

Two people were killed on the spot and a third one seriously injured after a lorry plunged into the bed of Kaiti River at a bridge near Wote Town, Makueni County, on Thursday night. Witnesses said the lorry driver heading to Wote Town attempted to overtake another vehicle at the bridge when it hit the […]

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