Kaduna: Six-year-old raped to death

Six-year-old rSix-year-old raped to death in Kadunaaped to death in Kaduna

A six-year-old girl’s lifeless body has been found at a burial ground in Kurmi Mashi area of Kaduna metropolis. The girl identified as Aisha Ya’u was suspected to have been raped to death. The incident happened barely four months after another six-year-old girl, suspected to have been defiled and died in the process, was found in a mosque in the same community. It was gathered that after returning from Islamiyya on Sunday around 11 am, the girl went to play in the neighbourhood until a few hours later when her…

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Ivory Coast president invites rival for talks on crisis

Ivory Coast president invites rival for talks on crisis

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has invited his rival, former President Henri Konan Bédié, for talks following violence sparked by his controversial third-term win. Opposition leaders boycotted last month’s vote and vowed to set up a transitional government that would organize fresh elections. They said it was illegal for Mr Ouattara to stand for a third term as it broke rules on term limits, but supporters of the president say a constitutional change in 2016 means his first term effectively did not count. On Monday the constitutional court confirmed Mr…

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Actress faces prosecution after debate over pictures of her

Actress faces prosecution after debate over pictures of her

An Islamic scholar in northern Nigeria has called for local actress Rahama Sadau to be charged in an Islamic court for reportedly triggering blasphemous comments about the Prophet Muhammad, after sharing pictures of herself wearing a backless dress on social media that were considered by some as indecent. The actress apologized and deleted the images following outrage from many in northern Nigeria. However, that wasn’t enough to stop an Islamic scholar from asking for her prosecution in a Sharia court, not because of the images themselves but because of the…

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Seducing Miss Dunaway (Chapter 1)

Seducing Miss Dunaway

By: Kate Rothwell Chapter One Buckinghamshire, 1870 The Campbells’ dance promised to be an odd affair. The meal held before the big event seemed shockingly informal and noisy to Fell, who was used to London ways. Everyone simply sat to eat—there was no parade to the table and no assignment of seats. Still, he wasn’t a rude guest and smiled politely at the very young lady who’d slipped into the seat to his left after the soup course had ended. She was out of breath and smelled of fresh air,…

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Biden will bring people together, says former UK PM Gordon Brown

Biden will bring people together, says former UK PM Gordon Brown

Joe Biden is someone who “will do everything to bring people together”, former UK prime minister Gordon Brown said. Speaking to the Today Programme on 4, Brown said Biden’s international focuses will be on global health, the economy and the “green revolution”. The former Labour leader said there are huge amounts of things Joe can do by executive order, such as re-joining the Paris agreement even if he does not have control of the senate. “He’s one of those guys where what you see is what you get. He works…

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Ghana daily Covid-19 infections jump five-fold over fortnight

Ghana daily Covid-19 infections jump five-fold over fortnight

Ghana’s new daily coronavirus cases have increased from an average of 25 to 130 over the past two weeks, raising concerns about a possible second wave of the virus in the country. President Nana Akufo-Addo, in a televised address on Sunday, said the government would step up contact tracing, testing and treatment of Covid-19 cases to stop the spread. The government has also extended pay incentives for health workers to the end of December – which include tax exemption and a 50% pay rise for Covid-19 frontline workers. Ghanaians will…

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Pastor killed over missing male organ in Benue

Pastor killed over missing male organ in Benue

The Pastor-in-Charge of Divine Shadow Church Daudu, Uhembe Jacob, has been killed by angry youths over his alleged complicity in missing male organ in the community. Daudu is a a satellite town on Makurdi- Lafia federal highway predominately inhabited by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) owing to hersdmen attacks on farmers in Guma and Logo local government areas in Benue. For than more two weeks, the town has witnessed massive protests over alleged missing male genital organ. Youths in the area went on rampage and set the house of Pastor Uhembe…

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Kidnappers reduce ransom for five traders to N5m

Kidnappers reduce ransom for five traders to N5m

Kidnappers who abducted some traders along the Akure-Owo highway have reduced the ransom demand from N11million to N5million. The kidnappers last Saturday abducted 16 persons, but the Ondo State Police Command said it rescued 10 and arrested four members of the kidnapped gang. One of the victims was said to have managed to escape. Among those still in the kidnappers’ den is the Iyaloja of Isua, Akoko South East Local Government, Chief Hellen Edward. The traders were returning from Akure when they were abducted, but the driver was allowed to…

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The Indian Diver Who Has Saved More Than 100 Lives

The Indian Diver Who Has Saved More Than 100 Lives

For years, Shiva helped police find bodies in Hussain Sagar lake in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. And then one day, he stopped someone before they jumped, saving a life for the first time. Telugu’s Balla Satish reports. Shiva, who uses only one name, says he was about 10 years old when he came across a group of policemen who were offering to pay anyone who would bring a body out of a nearby pond. Police in India are underfunded and poorly trained. Many don’t know how to swim…

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19 foods to help lower your blood pressure

HomeHealthy EatingFebruary 21, 2019Science-backed diet advice to avoid hypertensionHigh blood pressure is extremely common, affecting more than 100 million Americans according to the American Heart Association. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean you should take it lightly. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be deadly — and the death rates from hypertension…

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Germany’s Angela Merkel makes first public speech about Biden win

Germany's Angela Merkel makes first public speech about Biden win

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has delivered her first public speech about Joe Biden’s win. Merkel congratulated Biden “wholeheartedly”, saying that he knows Germany and Europe well and she had fond memories of meeting him. She also congratulated Kamala Harris as the first woman vice-president and added that, as a child of two migrants, the Californian was an “inspiration to many people”. Merkel stressed the importance of the two countries’ relationship and said that without US support, German reunification 30 years ago would never have been possible. Germany Woman added that…

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Arnab Goswami: Bail Denied To Republic TV Founder Arrested In Suicide Case

Arnab Goswami: Bail Denied To Republic TV Founder Arrested In Suicide Case

The high court in Mumbai has refused to grant bail to top Indian TV news anchor Arnab Goswami, who is under arrest in an abetment to suicide case. The 47-year-old founder of Republic TV was detained last week and remanded to custody for 14 days. He is being investigated for his alleged role in the death of an architect who designed his studio. Mr Goswami and Republic TV network deny allegations he owed money to Anvay Naik, who took his life in 2018. The case is being closely followed as…

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