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Mother, son, pastor ‘confess’ to killing LASU final year student for ritual

A mother and her son have been arrested by Nigeria Police Force for the murder of final year Theatre Arts student of Lagos State University (LASU), Miss Favour Daley-Oladele. The mother, Mrs Adeeko and her son, Owolabi Adeeko, lured Favour from Lagos State to Osun State, where she was murdered and some of her body parts were dismembered. Ogun State police spokesman in a statement said Favour was declared missing at the Mowe police station on December 8 and that…

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DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, AMINA MOHAMMED WINS INAUGURAL GLOBAL CITIZEN WORLD LEADER AWARD

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed along with three others have been awarded with the World Leader Prize at the inaugural Global Citizen Prize award ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Amina Mohammed, is among the four winners of the 2019 Global Citizen Prize honoured along with popular musician Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (Sting), film maker Richard Curtis and founder/CEO of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya. The World Leader Prize celebrates “an individual in the political or advocacy space who…

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FESTIVAL AT ITS PUREST

A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or cultures. It is often marked as a local or national holiday , mela , or eid . A festival constitutes typical cases of glocalization, as well as the high culture-low culture interrelationship. Next to religion and folklore , a significant origin is agricultural . Food is such a vital resource that many festivals are associated with harvest…

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FUTOKO: a common practice among medical students

Futoko is a Japanese term that has been variously translated as absenteeism, truancy, school phobia or school refusal. It is quite a common phenomenon among medical students and has become a source of worry to both medical faculty and staff. Is it a reflection of the medical school system rather than an issue with medical students? What really are the underlying causes of “futoko” in medical school? Stress-induced causes are quite common, particularly during clinical postings. Medical school is demanding…

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Gunmen attack the home of Nigeria’s Ex-President

For the second time in 12 years, another attack was reported on Tuesday, 24th of December, 2019 at the residence of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, in Otuoke, Bayelsa state. The attack was said to be during the early hours of the morning, around 3 a.m. It was said that robbers gained entry into his home via boat. The number of casualties as a result of the attack could not be ascertained. The ex-president was however reported to have escaped unhurt, even…

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Arteta’s success charm, an efficacious means for the kaput Arsenal’s arsenal?

Since the retirement of Arsene Wenger as the manager of Arsenal FC in 2018, Arsenal made quite a number of unsuccessful attempts to employ a new coach who would manage the Gunners’ ordnance. Quite unfortunately, all extrinsic coaches,from Unai Emery to Freddie Ljungberg have successfully failed to take-up the responsibility left by the worn-out commander,Wenger. So, in a bid to follow the growing trend of employing former club players who have had some degree of managerial experience to pilot the…

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