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Friends mourn as Nigerian law school student dies after allegedly suffering a cardiac arrest while jogging

A student of the Nigerian law school in Enugu, Chiemerie Dim, has died. According to his friends, Chiemerie suffered a heart attack and died while he was jogging on Tuesday, June 23.  His friends who took to social media to mourn him, described him as a very intelligent young man who had so many dreams and goals he had set for his life. Chiemerie graduated from the Department of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 2019, and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School in Enugu where he was still a student before his sudden demise. His friends have taken to social media to mourn him and express shock at the news of his demise. One of his friends, Micahel Ugochukwu, wrote ''We pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of our beloved brother who had cardiac arrest and left the mother earth yesterday while jugging in d morning. He is Chiemerie Dim a fresh Graduate of the blessed faculty of law unizik, currently in law school Enugu , a devoted guru in taxation law. We pray t

Schools must create isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening – FG

The Federal Ministry of Education has said that schools must create isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening. This was contained in the "Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure", submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 23. According to the guidelines, each school is "required to create temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening". Schools are also required to "establish a referral system, including protocols and procedures to take if learners, teachers, administrators, and other education personnel become unwell while in schools.' The Ministry further stated in the document that any state wishing to reopen schools should "hold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the parents." The guidelines also require that proprietors construct additional structures and employ more teachers to ensure tha

Man rescued after attempting to commit suicide in Ogun river (photos)

A 36-year-old man, Fatai Oyedele, was rescued after he attempted to commit suicide at the popular Ogun River in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital today June 24. According to eyewitnesses, the man arrived at the river at about 1pm today and attempted to plunge into it. He was rescued by men of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Ogun TRACE Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the married man with five children, said he was frustrated with his life. He was later taken to the police station in Adigbe.

Women are not properties - Actress Toni Tones calls for abolition of bride price

Media personality and Nollywood actress, Gbemi Anthonia Adefuye, aka Toni Tones, has said that bride price culture should be scrapped. According to the thespian, women are not properties and are not meant to be sold. “Scrap bride price culture. Women are not property to be and sold.” she tweeted. It could be recalled that in the same vein, a Nigerian feminist, Rene Ahmed, who was once married, said that no one will pay her bride price ever again. The 36-year-old divorcee said if she decides to marry again, that she will pay the man’s bride price if he pays hers. According to her, bride price is totally unnecessary and it should be illegal.

D’Banj is not our ambassador – United Nations

The United Nations in a new report has declared that Nigerian singer, Dbanj is not a United Nations’ Youth Ambassador for Peace. The Director of Information, United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria, Joseph Kayanja, confirmed to journalists on Wednesday. Following the rape allegations levelled against D’Banj by Seyitan Babatayo, an online petition was started calling on the UN to strip the musician of the title. The petition on Change.org has been signed by over 22,000 people as of June 24, 2020. Responding to an inquiry, however, the UN said that D’Banj was never at any time given the title of ambassador by the UN. The PUNCH reported. The email read in part, “I would like to confirm that the said Mr. Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj is NOT a UN Ambassador. “The title was accorded to him by an obscure UN youth association which has nothing to do with the United Nations. I hope this clarifies.” Dbanj who recently signed an endorsement deal with Heritage Bank to mark his

Lionel Messi At 33: 10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Him

Football icon Lionel Messi is celebrating his 33rd birthday today. Born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina, Messi signed up with Spain's FC Barcelona at the age of 13 and has since become one of the greatest footballers to have played the game. Also Read - Happy Birthday, Lionel Messi: 10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About the Football Icon The Argentine continues to set new benchmarks for the others to follow, some maybe untouchable. He overcame a potential career-threatening medical condition at a young age before he began his goalscoring spree and winning trophies both. Also Read - La Liga: Ivan Rakitic Strikes as Barcelona Beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to Reclaim Top Spot Here we take a look at the 10 interesting facts from his personal and professional career: Also Read - La Liga: Real Madrid go Top of Standings After Beating Real Sociedad 2-1 1. He was born in Rosario which also the birthplace of famous revolutionary Che Guevara. 2. When young, Messi was diagnos

Woman "ends up with square head" after botched chin fat removal surgery

A woman who had cosmetic surgery to remove fat from her chin ended up with temporary swelling and bruising resulting in a square face. Sofia Marroquin, a 19-year-old from Australia, shared a video on TikTok revealing her "new look" after undergoing a Kybella treatment. The procedure is a non-surgical injection technique used to reduce excess fat beneath the chin. However, the procedure left Sofia worse off as her usually pointy chin became extremely swollen and appeared to be completely square. Before In the clip, she is seen showing her new face to her family. Now She said in the video: "Yep, so just got some lovely needles into my face. My family has absolutely no idea what I've just done and I'm about to get their reaction. Her father was the first she revealed her face to and he gasped at the sight of his daughter in disbelief. "Oh my goodness," he said, with his hand to his mouth, before his wife, Sofia's mum, reacted

Wife damages husband’s scrotum after allegedly catching him cheating with another woman

One Mrs Omolara Seriki, a 35-year-old married woman, allegedly damaged the scrotum of her 52-year-old husband, Raheem, after she allegedly caught him cheating with another woman in the Iragbiji area, Boripe council of Osun state. The Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Daniel Adigun, while disclosing this to newsmen, stated that the couple had issues in their six-year-old marriage, forcing the man to move out of their matrimonial home. However, on Tuesday, June 23, the furious wife stormed the apartment where she was informed her husband was camping and caught him with another lady. A fight ensued between them and in the process, she grabbed his scrotum and damaged it. According to the NSCDC spokesperson, Mr Adigun, “the lady brought food for him around 10pm but could not go home because of the heavy rain. After a while, his wife entered the room and an altercation ensued and the wife grabbed his scrotum. In the process, he fainted an

FG presents guidelines on schools’ reopening to National Assembly

The Minister of State for Education Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba on Tuesday June 23, presented proposed guidelines for the reopening of schools to the National Assembly. Recall that schools in the country were shut down in March by the Federal Government to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Making the presentation in a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, the Minister also disclosed that they suggested a way to move the education sector forward during the Coronavirus pandemic. He said; “We don’t want to make it known at this time so that some people will not take our proposed guidelines for school reopening. “Even if the Senate has not called us, we would have come to you to discuss with you because we have already discussed with the House of Representatives. “The documents were presented to you so that you can criticise and make inputs as major stakeholders.” Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Akon Eyakenyi however expressed fear of pupils in publ

Don’t identify as a single mom if you intentionally cut your partner off — Actress Etinosa

Nollywood actress, Etinosa Idemudia has slammed women who intentionally cut their partners off their children’s lives and still claim to be single ‘mums’. The beautiful actress stated via her Instagram story that it is manipulative, wicked and callous for such women to identify as single mums because the title belongs to those who have truly been abandoned to cater for their kids alone. Idemudia further dragged the women for using their children to punish their partners simply because they got hurt and the relationship ended. The actress said that these women do not know that they are punishing their children and they are not even concerned as long as they get the revenge they desire. See her post below:

Update: Body of 17-year-old girl swept away by Lagos flood has been found

The body of a 17-year-old girl, simply identified as Ayisat, who was swept away by strong flood at Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate on Monday June 22, has been found. On Monday, Lagos witnessed a heavy downpour causing most areas in the state to become flooded. The canal along Alapafuja close linking Bank Olemoh was submerged as a result of flooding. After an intense search, men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, found the dead body of the girl at Onilegogo canal, Surulere on Tuesday afternoon June 23. The body was handed over to her community members who immediately buried her.