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A Ukrainian soldier says he saw an entire convoy being wiped on in front of him as he narrowly escaped Avdiivka: WaPo
Russian forces captured the city of Avdiivka, marking their largest territorial gain in months.Ukrainian soldiers in the city were under constant bombardment with far less manpower.Several soldiers told WaPo how they narrowly escaped death as they withdrew from Avdiivka.A Ukrainian soldier recounted to The Washington Post how he witnessed an entire convoy of men being wiped out by Russian artillery...
China’s food delivery gig workers are driving a $208B business, but couriers have it as bad as factory workers
China's food delivery market has doubled in size over the last three years, Nikkei Asia reported.Despite booming business, gig workers driving the industry told the outlet they face poor working conditions.Delivery drivers in China work in conditions akin to factory employees, with low wages and long hours.Gig workers in China are the driving force behind the country's booming food...
Founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), Fisayo Soyombo, has alleged that smugglers can bring in items into the country as long as they bribe the staff of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). According to the investigative journalist, customs officials in Nigeria only intercept and publish names of smugglers who refuse to bribe them or who outsmart them. Speaking during...
The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has invited the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the heads of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company,  and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company for a meeting over poor power supply. The Special Adviser on Strategic Communications and Media Relations to the minister, Bolaji Tunji, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. According...
I grew up on a diet of welfarism as espoused by the great manager of men and resources, Obafemi Awolowo, first Premier of the then Western Region of Nigeria. It is to that great man that many of us who later went on to play leadership roles in various aspects of our professional and national lives, owe our worldview—...
The Mandate Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Women Affairs Secretariat, Mrs Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi,  disclosed recently, that  the FCT Administration had sealed off an orphanage in Karonmajigi, the Priesthood Orphanage, after 23 children, aged 1 – 14 years, allegedly trafficked from Plateau state were supposedly rescued from the orphanage. She also added that the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, had...
Inside spooky abandoned theme park full of rides that have never been ridden – and devastating reason it was left to rot
A SPOOKY abandoned theme park that never opened is full of rides that have never been ridden. The Pripyat Amusement Park in Ukraine has become an unsettling icon of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. AlamyThe rides were never used prior to the Chernobyl disaster Located just a few miles away, the attraction is a haunting symbol of the tragedy that occurred in the...
Inside explosive claims challenging story of lost flight Malaysia Airlines MH370 ten years on from disappearance
FOR ten years it is the mystery that has left the world baffled. On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. EPAOfficers recover debris at Reunion Island in 2015 Elizabeth LeechFlorence de Changy is convinced the debris was either planted there or is unrelated ReutersA relative of a passenger cries as at a hotel in Beijing on March...
Britney Spears’ ex-husband Sam Asghari says their relationship was a blessing despite divorce after a year of marriage
Actor Sam Asghari spoke out about his relationship with Britney Spears post-divorce.Asghari and Spears married in June 2022, and the actor filed for divorce in August 2023.The couple started dating in 2016, and Asghari supported Spears through her conservatorship battle.Actor and model Sam Asghari is holding no ill will toward Britney Spears following their divorce last year, he...
Leaked audio obtained by Russian spies reveals Germany considered giving Ukraine missiles to destroy key Crimean bridge: WSJ
Russian spies recorded a conversation involving top German military officers, WSJ reported.The officials were discussing plans to send Ukraine missiles that could destroy the Crimean bridge.That very purpose is one of the main reasons Germany has been reluctant to provide the missiles.Leaked audio obtained by Russian spies and later broadcast by the Russian state-controlled news network RT on Friday...
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The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative, Hannatu Musa Musawa has described the passage, on Saturday, of Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, as one death too many. Musawa stated this in a statement following the demise of the veteran actor on Saturday. The Minister expressed deep sadness at the announcement of the death of renowned Nollywood actor...
Ex-Super Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni is dead, NFF reacts
Former Super Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni is dead. Aluko-Olaseni passed away after an eight-year battle with cancer. Reacting to the sad news, the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, in a post via its X account, on Saturday, expressed sadness over the death of the former goalkeeper. “We are sad to hear of the passing of former @NGSuper_Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni after an eight-year battle with...
Edo 2024: Support Ighodalo as PDP guber candidate – Atiku begs Philip Shaibu, others
The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has urged aggrieved governorship aspirants in Edo State to bury their hatchet and support the party’s candidate, Asue Ighodalo. Atiku made the appeal amid threats by the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu to institute legal action against the emergency of Ighodalo as the PDP’s governorship candidate in the state. He...
“Tinubu managing affairs of government like a military dictator ”- APC chieftain laments
A former Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North-West, Salihu Lukman, has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of managing Nigeria’s affairs like a military dictator. In a statement issued on Saturday, Lukman lamented that the level of poverty, insecurity, hunger, and high cost of goods and services in the country showed that APC and its leaders had shortchanged...
Outrage as Wale Edun discreetly moves social investment programmes to finance ministry
The minister of finance, Wale Edun, has relocated the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to the Ministry of Finance and Coordinating Economy, sparking outrage in the polity. According to reports, a panel hurriedly set up by the minister recommended that the programmes should be resumed to alleviate the sufferings of poor...
House Of Representatives Summons Binance CEO Over Allegations Of Financial Crimes
In a significant development, the House of Representatives has issued a summons to Richard Teng, the chief executive of Binance Holding Limited, regarding allegations of terrorism financing and money laundering.Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Crimes, Ginger Onwusibe, delivered the summons during a panel session held on Friday, setting a seven-day ultimatum for Teng to appear before the...
“So Far, No Result To Show You Came Prepared” – US-based Prof, Nimi Wariboko Slams Tinubu
Nimi Wariboko, a distinguished Professor of Social Ethics hailing from Boston University in the United States, has raised significant concerns regarding the performance of President Bola Tinubu, asserting that the leader has yet to deliver tangible results to justify his preparedness for the presidency.Wariboko, a noted author and former investment banker, articulated his perspective during an interview on Inside...
Details of How and Where Mr IBU Died
Details of How and Where Mr IBU Died Mr Ibu, Nollywood veteran has died. The actor whose real name is John Okafor was 62. Based on information provided by relatives closely connected to him, it has been reported that the beloved actor, John Okafor, widely recognized by his stage name, Mr Ibu, passed away at Ever Care Hospital. For several...
Breaking: Mr Ibu Is Dead
Popular Nollywood actor Mr Ibu Is Dead Another Nollywood Icon, John Okafor, AKA Mr Ibu, Passes Away Less than 24 hours after the Nigerian entertainment industry mourned the loss of Quadri Oyebamiji, popularly known as Sisi Quadri, another veteran actor, John Okafor, famously known as Mr Ibu, has tragically passed away. His demise comes as a shock to fans and colleagues...
Teaching Kids about Kindness and Inclusion: Building a Caring Community
To foster kindness and inclusion in our children is one of the most important aspects of parenting. As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our kids the values that will shape them into compassionate and empathetic individuals. The goal of this article is to enlighen you on effective ways to instill kindness and inclusion in your children, and to...
Less than 24 hours after the death of actor Sisi Quadri, Nollywood has again been thrown into mourning following the death of actor John Okafor, fondly known as Mr. Ibu. He passed away at the age of 62 after a prolonged battle with a yet-to-be-disclosed illness. Per Second News learnt that the actor, renowned for his comedic genius on screen, breathed...
The Minister of Power, Dr. Adebayo Adelabu, has summoned the chief executives of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company over the worsening power supply in their regions. Also summoned is the Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Sule Abdulazeez, over the deteriorating power situation across the country since the beginning of this year. Worried by...
There is tension in Okere community, Warri South Local Government area, following shooting by stern looking soldiers. According to eye witnesses, youths in Okere community had resisted traditional ceremony billed to be performed by Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III. Multiple sources disclosed that two persons simply identified as Macaulay Uku and Daniel Grey have been reportedly shot. It was learnt that...
Nikki Haley picks up first Senate endorsements from Collins, Murkowski while most GOP senators line up behind Trump
Nikki Haley has secured her first Senate endorsements since launching her presidential campaign.On Friday, Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins said they'd back Haley's White House bid.Former President Trump currently has the support of 32 GOP senators, far outpacing Haley.Since former President Donald Trump entered the 2024 presidential race in late 2022, his candidacy has dominated the GOP primary...
New poll shows Biden losing some of his 2020 voters to Trump and lagging in support among women
The latest New York Times/Siena College poll shows Trump leading Biden 48%-44% among likely voters.The numbers show Biden lagging not only with his 2020 supporters but also female voters.Biden also has to overcome doubts about the economy, as 50% of voters in the poll called it "poor."Eight months ahead of the general election, President Joe Biden remains in a...
  Notable Nollywood actor, John Okafor, who is better known as Mr Ibu, is dead. Okafor reportedly died on Saturday, March 2, 2024 in a hospital. The deceased’s fans had thronged the social media to mourn the demise of Mr Ibu who had suffered health challenges leading to amputation of his leg. His death has thrown the Nollywood into mourning coming just a...
Ologunagba urged all critical stakeholders and members of PDP in Edo to remain steadfast and continue to work hard for the success of the party. ...
NAN reports that during the four-day strike, bread was almost off the streets, as only a few were seen on the shelves of some supermarkets and shops. ...
Longdiem called on Plateau residents and Nigerians in general to disregard media reports that suggested an attempted jailbreak at the Jos Custodial Centre. ...
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