Friday 24 March 2017

Nigerian man who lost his penis to accident welcomes baby girl after transplant

Muhammad Sirajo Musa who lost his penis in an accident while on his way to the prayer ground, during the  2009 Eid-el-Fitr celebration, has welcomed a daughter with his wife after undergoing a penis transplant in an Egyptian hospital.

Musa whose new penis was moulded from extracted muscles from his thigh and arm, as first treated at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria before he was referred to the Egyptian hospital.

Bomb Scare: Bag left at American Embassy not bomb – Nigerian Police

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Thursday said there was no bomb planted at the American Embassy in Lagos.

Owoseni told newsmen that the bag kept in one of the vehicles at the Consular General Office, Victoria Island, only contained medical equipment.

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose cautions police over handling of Ile-Ife crisis

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has cautioned the police over the handling of investigation on the recent crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State that led to the death of more than 40 people.

He accused the police of displaying ethnic bias in its investigation and this is not good for the unity of Nigeria and its people.

The governor, who condemned the killing of innocent people and destruction of properties in Ile-Ife, said crime must be treated as crime; “whether committed by Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa or any tribe. However, handling of crime must be without ethnic bias.”

Ile-Ife clash: Arrest of only Yoruba indigenes unacceptable – YYC

The Ondo State Chapter of Yoruba Youth Council, YYC, the youth arm of Yoruba Elders Group, has expressed displeasure over police handling of the recent communal clash between Hausa/Fulani and Yoruba in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Police paraded suspects responsible for the clash, disturbance of public peace and mayhem in Ile-Ife during the week.

Kaduna airport, disaster waiting to happen – Reps Member warns

Members of the House of Representatives made a dramatic U-turn on Thursday, condemning aviation operations at the Kaduna International Airport.

They said the airport fell short of the safety standards for both domestic and international flight operations.

Edo State to enjoy 24 hours electricity in six months

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured the people of the state that a section of the state would begin to enjoy 24 hours electricity supply based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Edo State Government and an Independent Power Project (IPP) to generate 5 megawatts of electricity.

I failed in managing my staff – Niger State Governor Bello confesses

Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Sani Bello, has admitted his failure in managing the size of his staff, despite the challenges the state is currently facing.

Bello made the confession when he received the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright at the Government House in Minna on Thursday.

See 2face Idibia's lovely message to celebrates 4th Wedding Anniversary With Annie

Legendary singer 2baba Innocent Idibia and wife, Annie who have been together for 18 years, married for 4 years are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary yesterday.

The couple had their star-studded wedding in Dubai, on Saturday 23 March 2013.

N5bn Lawsuit suit: I will tender my certificate in evidence, Dino Melaye tells Court

Determined to prove that he was awarded a Bachelors Degree by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Senator Dino Melaye, on Thursday, pledged to tender his certificate before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Maitama.

Melaye, who is representing Kogi West in the Senate, said he would tender the certificate during hearing of a N5billion libel suit he slammed against an online media outlet, Sahara Reporters, which alleged that he never graduated from the Geography Department of ABU Zaria.

80 unemployed graduates benefit from FG’s youth empowerment scheme

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday, said that 80 unemployed youths were benefiting from Federal Government’s Graduate and Youth Empowerment Scheme on irrigation farming.

Adamu, who spoke at the official inauguration of the scheme in Illah, Delta, said that the programme was part of efforts to revitalise the River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) to boost the nation’s agricultural production.

Senate rejects 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee and one other

Senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of two out of 47 non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari in January.

The affected nominees, who were rejected, based on the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs are 82 year old Justice Sylvanus Nsofor from Imo State and Mr. Jacob Igbekele Daodu from Ondo State. Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, retired as a Justice of Court of Appeal in March 2005, after clocking the mandatory retirement age of 70. He had served as a judge for 28 years with about 13 years spent in the Court of Appeal.

Nigeria 1 Senegal 1: Kelechi Iheanacho late spot kick denies Senegal win

An 81st-minute penalty from Kelechi Iheanacho helped Nigeria secure a 1-1 draw against Senegal in their friendly encounter at the Hives Stadium in London.

Moussa Sow had given the Teranga Lions an early second half lead but they could not for a victory over the Super Eagles.

Say What | Husband wants N3 million from divorce-seeking wife for her 'freedom'

Malam Bello Umar, a resident of Gidan Haki in Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State, has asked his divorce-seeking wife to pay N3 million for her freedom.

His wife, Aishatu Shehu, had sued Umar at the City Lower Shari’a Court, Sokoto, praying for a divorce.

PDP Crisis: Makarfi, Sheriff factions agrees to bury the hatchet

The leadership crisis rocking the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to be coming to an end as the two factions loyal to the National Chairman, Senator All Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee have agreed to a ceasefire pack.

This development was achieved Thursday following a meeting of the groups with Bayelsa State Governor and the Chairman of the party reconciliation committee Hon. Seriake Dickson in Abuja. While Sheriff, the National Chairman of the party, was represented at the meeting by Ahmed Gulak, Bernard Mikko and Cairo Ojougboh, Makarfi, the Chairman of PDP National Caretaker Committee, was represented by Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Rt. Hon Dave Iorhemba. 

155 more Nigerians deported from Libya

The International Organisation for Migration on Thursday facilitated the evacuation of 155 Nigerians stranded in Libya.

The returnees arrived in a chartered Novelle Air flight at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos at around 6:15 and said they were excited to be home.

Court sentenced killers of Cynthia Osokogu to death

A Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Thursday sentenced Okwumo Nwabuzor and his nephew, Olisaeloka Ezike, to death by hanging for killing a postgraduate student, Cynthia Osokogu whom they lured from Nasarawa to Lagos before strangling her in an hotel in Festac Town in 2012.

While delivering the judgement in the case that lasted four yours, the visibly angry judge, Olabisi Akinlade, said the accused deserved the sentence as they were not remorseful of their action, and were my telling the court lies after offering confessional statements to the police.