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52 inmates of Ikoyi Correctional Centre subscribe to OPD free legal services

Reading Time: < 1 minutes About 52 inmates of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre, charged for various offences ranging from murder, theft, manslaughter, rape and cultism but had been incarcerated for a long period, due to their inability to afford proper legal representation, have subscribed to the free legal services of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD). The Read More…

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Sales Run road race draws 40 participants in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Shutterstock. A 5.2-km Road Race to sensitise professional sales personnel on the importance of exercise to their health and physical well being flagged off in Saturday in Lagos. No fewer than 40 young sales personnel participated in the race, tagged ‘Sales Run 2022’. The race, which began by 7am at the main gate Read More…

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Funding for 2 new varsities in 2022 budget, commissioner reveals

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government said it had included funding for its two newly established universities in the state’s 2022 budget for their effective take-off in September this year. The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, disclosed this during a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Lagos on Friday. The National Universities Commission (NUC) Read More…

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Nigeria’s looted Benin bronzes returned more than a century later

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Tife Owolabi. In picture above: The Oba of Benin Kingdom, Oba Ewuare II receives two stolen Benin artefacts returned from England after 125 years in Benin, Nigeria February 19, 2022. REUTERS/Tife Owolabi Two Benin bronzes were returned on Saturday to the Oba of Benin’s palace in Nigeria, more than a century after they Read More…

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Putin oversees nuclear drills, U.S. says Russian forces ‘poised to strike’ Ukraine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS. In picture above: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko observe training launches of ballistic missiles as part of the exercise of the strategic deterrence force, in Moscow, Russia February 19, 2022. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS Russia’s strategic nuclear forces held exercises overseen by President Vladimir Putin Read More…

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Brad Pitt sues ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling stake in French winery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni. Brad Pitt sued his former wife Angelina Jolie for selling her stake in a French winery they had bought together — and where they were married — to a Russian businessman. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Pitt said Jolie broke their agreement not to sell their interests Read More…

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Elephant dung filters botanical mix for South African gin maker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham. In picture above: Les Ansley, owner of Indlovu Gin, holds a white cloth bag filled with botanicals extracted from dried elephant dung, used to make Indlovu gin, in Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, January 28, 2022. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham One of the joys of artisanal gin-making is sniffing the fragrant botanicals, Read More…

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Micaela Bastidas: Woman with tongue severed who fought her executioners

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: El Extremo Sur De La Patagonia. THOSE who derogatorily, unscientifically and unwisely call women the weaker sex, have not heard about the unarmed women in South East and South-South Nigeria who took on armed British soldiers in a series of battles. The conflicts were ignited when Nwanyeruwa Ojim, an elderly native nurse in Read More…