Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said achievements of the new Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment will shock critics of his administration. Okorocha said the achievements of the ministry will be so amazing, that critics of the initiative will regret to have drawn the curtain for the new ministry even before it takes off….
Up to 20 people have died and many have been injured after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana.
They were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, emergency officials said.
The tree had seemingly been brought down by the storm.
Ghana National Fire Service spokesman, Prince Billy Anaglate, said the incident happened at the Kintampo waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region.
A combined team of police and fire service personnel attended the accident site, in a bid to rescue those trapped by the tree.
“A huge tree fell at the top when the rains began and crashed the revellers,” an eyewitness told Ghana’s Starr News.
“Most of them are students of the Wenchi Senior High School. Others are tourists. We are trying to save those who are trapped by cutting the trees with chainsaws.”
Anaglate told AFP that 18 students had died at the scene, while two others died in hospital.
He said 11 people were receiving treatment, including one of the school administrators in charge of the trip.
Other reports put the number of injured at over 20. They are being treated at the Kintampo Municipal hospital.
“We extend our condolences to the families of the dead and pray for the injured,” Ghana’s tourism minister Catherine Abelema Afeku said in a statement.
— 8th December 2017
From Okey Sampson, Aba Family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has, again, called on the Nigerian Army to return the property its personnel carted away from their home at Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State. Soldiers, who were on a special operation in the South East code-named Python Dance…
— 8th December 2017
• Adeniran: I’m ready for the convention From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja and Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has declared he has not backed out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship race. He spoke through his media aide, Lanre Latinwo, yesterday, against the backdrop of reports that he…
— 8th December 2017
• Lobby for Adeniran’s chairmanship intensifies, Ladoja, Dokpesi press on • Support base for Secondus widens, as South East cues in From John Adams, Minna and Remi Adefulu Barely 48 hours to the make-or-break National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), returnee and former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday met with former military…
— 8th December 2017
From Uche Usim (Abuja) and Adewale Sanyaolu Five days after long queues of motorists surfaced again in petrol stations across the country, normalcy seems to have returned to Lagos as majority of the filling stations visited by Daily Sun yesterday, were seen dispensing fuel showing the supply situation has improved. The latest development may not…
Entertainment— 4th December 2017
India’s legendary actor and veteran Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor passed away Monday, at the age of 79, family members said. “The actor was admitted to the Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai. “He was administered several rounds of dialysis at the hospital and today evening he breathed his last,” a family member told media. Born on March…
South-West Report— 7th December 2017
How history played out Ido-Ekiti, by monarch From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti Ido-Ekiti, a sprawling community in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has been in the news for the wrong reasons. There were reports of crimes particularly kidnapping of some staff of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), killing of a senior police officer, and…
Abuja Metro— 6th December 2017
By FRED ITUA On Thursday, 30th November, traders at Karmo Market in the nation’s capital, lost goods worth million of naira to an inferno which started before traders resumed for the day. Residents as well as shop owners claimed that they were woken up at about 12.30 am by the screams of people that saw heavy smoke…
Oriental News— 6th December 2017
From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu For a long time, the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu has been in the forefront of the search for solutions to end youth unemployment. The senator who represents Enugu West has been able to create various jobs opportunities in his constituency in the last 12 years he has been in…
Features— 5th December 2017
From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Mrs. Ify Asia-Chiemeziem hosts writing seminars for young Nigerians. She is more widely known as a sex therapist. She has had over 15 years of experience in her field. In this interview, she reveals the reasons marriages are hitting the rocks and how couples could oil the wheels of their sex…
Literary Review— 25th November 2017
Dike Chukwumerije is the author of eight books. A spoken word and performance poetry artist and prose writer, his novel, Urichindere won the 2013 edition of the ANA Prize for Prose Fiction. He runs a poetry theatre production, Made in Nigeria, which has toured many cities in the country. He hosts the Abuja Literary…
Lifeline— 7th December 2017
I don’t care what she says or what you write, husband tells reporter By Romanus Okoye Blessing Ifeloluwa and her estranged husband, Ogunsola Ifeoluwa, dated for two years before getting married in 2011. Then, it was all bliss. They were in love and it was quite obvious. But today, things have changed. Now, while the…
Education Review— 5th December 2017
• Commission N300m projects at 50th anniversary From LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin The power of unity in a group as more potent than an individual’s was rekindled at Omu Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State penultimate week as the Government Secondary School Old Boys Association (OGSSOBA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the school….
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 1st December 2017
By Tony Ogaga Did you graduate from the university with a Third Class and feeling that life has come to an end? if that is the case with you then listen to this. Blogger, Stella Dimoko-Korkus made a Third Class from the University of Benin where she studied Linguistics & African Languages. However, today, she…
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A public presentation of a new book on practical ways to extirpate corruption in Nigeria took place on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos. The book titled “We The People: Building a New Democracy in Nigeria as a model for Africa” was written by 18 distinguished Nigerian…
Today, I would like to open the books on recent happenings at the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) with the thoughtful and significant remark of Apostle Paul to the Romans on the rejection of Christ by the people of Israel. He wrote: “I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also…
The story of the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dates back to the 80s, when robbers of diverrse orientation were terrorizing innocent Nigerians in their homes, the highways and bank premises. In the event, many were gunned down and millions of naira were forcefully removed from victims. The public outcry forced the police to set…
It was perhaps as expected, a convocation worthy of the eagles. But these eagles were men in their flight and trajectory of Christian worship and dedication. And that was the convention of the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria. It was held, running over days, in Lagos. The highpoint was perhaps the supreme council convention seminar….
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Lungs, the primary organs of the respiratory system in humans, are constantly working. All day, every day, their function is to extract oxygen from the atmosphere and transfer it into the bloodstream; and to release carbon dioxide from the bloodstream into the atmosphere, in a process of gas exchange. Unfortunately, it can also be an…
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