Saturday, February 29, 2020

First results of 20 Vaccines, therapeutics being developed for cure of the Coronavirus expected in weeks

Director General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the first results of over 20 Vaccines and therapeutics being developed for the cure of the Coronavirus, are expected in a few weeks.

He disclosed this in his opening remarks at the media briefing on the virus yesterday.

Mr Ghebreyesus said the report of the W.H.O-China Joint Mission has now published its report, which is available in English on W.H.O website, and will also be posted in Chinese on the National Health Commission website.

Jackie Chan assures fans he's safe from coronavirus

Popular actor and producer, Jackie Chan has said he is safe and healthly despite spread of Coronavirus in China.

Chan, who is based in Hong Kong, took to his verified Instagram page assuring his fans that he is not in quarantine but very healthy.

He, however, advised his fans to stay healthy and safe during this period of Coronavirus outbreak.

Jackie Chan wrote: “Thanks for everybody’s concern! I’m safe and sound, and very healthy.

19-year-old Nigerian confesses on how he defrauded Cambodian woman of $75,000

A 19-year-old internet fraudster, Chigemezu Arikibe, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Responses Team, IRT, in Imo State, for defrauding a Cambodian woman of the sum of $75,000.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the suspect, Akiribe, opened a fake Facebook and Instagram accounts using the name and pictures of an American pilot and he approached the victim, Sophanmia on a dating site and told her that he was a pilot working for a British airline.

It was gathered further that the suspect, after having numerous correspondence with the victim offered to send her expensive gift items, from America and the sum of $500,000, which he said would be invested in real estate business in Cambodia.

Watford destroy Liverpool’s unbeaten run

Permutations by analysts and die-hard fans alike crumbled like a pack of cards on Saturday as Watford took potential league winners Liverpool to the cleaners.

The result came to many as a huge surprise and put an end to Liverpool’s winning streak. The rout started with Senegal import Sarr grabbing a brace within six minutes before Troy Deeney made it three to the delight of Watford fans and disappointment of Liverpool fan.

Impressive Sarr was even on the verge of making it a hat-trick missing the target just before he was pulled out in the 82nd minute for Argentine Ignacio Pussetto.

The victory is no doubt huge for Watford who was beaten by Manchester United last weekend and thus look good to avoid relegation.

Kara Bridge to reopen tomorrow, March 1

The Berger/Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be opened to motorists on Sunday, March 1.

This was made known by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti on Saturday.

He said that construction work had been completed on that portion of the road.

According to him, the Magboro-Punch axis would be opened on March 7 while the construction zone around Mowe would be opened in April.

Kuti also said that Old Toll Gate to Sagamu Interchange would have been completed by the end of April.

UK Prime Minister’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds is pregnant

Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds are engaged and expecting a baby in early summer.

The Prime Minister is already a father-of-five, however, this will be the first child born to his 31-year-old partner.

Mr Johnson recently finalised his divorce with estranged wife Marina Wheeler.

While he was still married, he began dating PR guru and Tory adviser Ms Symonds, and the couple is believed to have been dating for close to two years.

Coronavirus: Three Chinese quarantined in Plateau state

Three Chinese citizens suspected of having Coronavirus symptoms have been quarantined in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The State commissioner of Health, Nimkong Ndam, who confirmed this said the Chinese arrived the state on Friday from Ethiopia. He said they were in the state for mining activities.

He said the suspects have been isolated at a centre for proper investigation by health workers sent to the area.

Nigeria recorded the first case of the virus on Friday.

Coronavirus: Catholic Church suspends sign of Peace

Holy water fonts are being drained and the sign of peace suspended as the Catholic Church does its bit to combat coronavirus.

The Catholic Church has issued advice to priests and those attending Mass across Ireland following the detection of the first case of coronavirus.

Information which has been circulated today to all clergy, includes advice to suspend the sign of peace, which includes the shaking of hands during services.

Coronavirus patient did not attempt to escape Isolation center - Lagos state Government

Lagos state government has described as untrue, stories making the rounds that the quarantined coronavirus patient, at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos had attempted to escape.

The state government insists that the patient is in a stable condition and has been moved to a better and more conducive place.

Government officials maintain Nigerians would be updated regularly on the progress been made regarding the patient and containment of the virus.

Regarding the 120 passengers onboard the plane with the italian, the state government has started making contacts so as to ensure that the virus does not spread within the country.

Coronavirus: Quarantined figure rises to 39 in Ogun

The number of persons quarantined in Ogun state in connection with primary or secondary contacts with the Italian Coronavirus patient have reached all time high of 39 on Saturday.

The initial number was put at 28 by Governor Dapo Abiodun as at Friday but numbered soared with a harvest of additional 11 persons, who where identified, searched, located and Quarantined, including the driver who picked the infected Italian from hotel in Ikeja and those that served him food and drinks.

The guest House where he passed nights as well as the vehicles and ambulance used to convey him and others who were with him while his time in Ewekoro lasted, were also sealed fenced off with red tapes.

Nigerian varsity don claims he has discovered cure for coronavirus, lassa fever

Professor of Virology, Maduike Ezeibe of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, MOUAU, who once claimed to have discovered therapy for the cure of HIV/AIDS, said that his therapy has the potency to cure the dreaded coronavirus ravaging China and some Asian countries.

Ezeibe who is the Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, MOUAU, made the claims in a statement, adding that the therapy can also cure Lassa fever.

The professor of Virology who gave the chemical equation of the therapy as (AI4(SiO4)3+3Mg2SiO4-2AI2Mg3(SiO4)3) said “it’s a mechanism for curing Covid -19 and Lassa fever”.

United States and Taliban sign deal to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan


The United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban on Saturday, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war.

The agreement is expected to lead to a dialogue between the Taliban and the Kabul government that, if successful, could ultimately see an end to the grinding 18-year conflict.

Taliban fighter-turned-dealmaker Mullah Baradar signed the accord alongside Washington’s chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad, at a gilded desk in a conference room in a luxury Doha hotel.

The pair then shook hands, as people in the room shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest).

Coronavirus: Ogun government denies taxi driver ever escaped nor demanded N100m

Ogun State Government has denied reports that a taxi driver who drove the Coronavirus victim from Lagos to Ewekoro, had escaped.

Report had gone viral on social media that the driver had demanded N100 million, threatening to spread the chronic virus, if not paid.

A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, described the report as “figment of the imagination of some unscrupulous elements whose desire is to incite fear in the members of the public.”

Two dead, others injured over communities clash in Delta

Tension heightened in Obiaruku and its neighbouring communities in Ukwuani local government area of Delta State when youths from Umusume and Obi-Edike communities clashed which led to the death of two youths in both communities.

It was learnt that those who were alleged to have sustained gunshots injuries from both communities over the clash had led to the shutting down schools, market and other commercial activities in the area.

The crises, it was gathered not unconnected with the aged-long land dispute between the people of Umusume, an Obiaruku community and Obi-Edike quarter in Obinomba community in Umukwata kingdom.

Gunmen kill nine soldiers in fresh Burkina Faso attack

Gunmen killed nine soldiers and officers in an attack on a police station and military unit in northeastern Burkina Faso on Saturday, security sources said, in the latest deadly assault in a country battling an Islamist insurgency.

Several dozen heavily armed men carried out simultaneous attacks on the army detachment and police station in the town of Sebba in Yagha province, a security source said.

The “large-scale terrorist attack unfortunately resulted” in the deaths of nine people, the source told AFP.

More than 200,000 affected by floods in Republic of Congo

More than 200,000 people have been affected by floods that have ravaged Republic of Congo since last year, authorities said today.

The government has issued an urgent international appeal after the flooding along the Congo and Ubangi rivers in the country’s north, inundating communities and washing away homes and cattle.

President Denis Sassou Nguesso has blamed the weather disaster on “climate disruption” and declared “a state of natural disaster and humanitarian emergency”.

On Saturday the government appealed for further help as the number of people affected by the heavy flooding jumped to 213,000 from an earlier estimate of 170,000.

We wanted a special day for our wedding anniversaries – Ibadan couple who chose to wed on February 29

Babatunde Abiola and Yetunde Olaitan are one of the Nigerian couples who chose to have their wedding on February 29 in a leap year, which comes every four years. They tell Alexander Okere why the date is special to them and how their love story began

What can you say about yourself?

Babatunde: I’m from Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State and I’m 30 years old. I studied Pure and Applied Mathematics at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso.

Yetunde: I’m from Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State. I am 23. I have a degree in Economics from the Kwara State University and I’m preparing for National Youth Service Corps programme.

Tinsel star, Tomi Odunsi welcomes first child

Nigerian Actress, Tomi Odunsi Fadina and husband, Seun, have welcomed their first child.

The couple who got married in 2016, shared the good news on their respective instagram pages.

“Still unreal… Your baby now has a baby… Yesterday, God did it! And it’s a ???” – Tomi wrote.

Her husband, Seun who is a fitness expert wrote:

“There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.” – Jared Padaleck… Welcome to the world… Thank you

Korede Bello speaks on celebrating his birthday once in four years because it falls on February 29

Korede Bello who was born on February 29, speaks to Tofarati Ige about his career and how it feels celebrating his birthday once in every four years

You went off the radar for some time. Did you intentionally take a break from the music industry?

Yes! My short break was intentional and very necessary for my sanity and personal development. I needed time and space to catch my breath and prioritise my health over my work.

You were born on February 29. How does it feel not being able to celebrate your birthday every year?

Coronavirus: Lagos Commissioner for health goes on inspection to evaluate preparedness of the state

Lagos is getting prepared ahead of a possible surge in the number of people infected with coronavirus, after a visitor from Milan, Italy was found to have the deadly bug on Friday.

Health Commissioner, Professor Akin Abayomi has not only visited the yet to be identified Italian in an isolation ward at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, he has also gone on an inspection to evaluate the preparedness of the state.

On Friday, the commissioner posted photos of wards under renovation.

Italian Serie-A matches postponed over Coronavirus fears

Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said on Saturday.

Other matches called off were AC Milan v Genoa, Parma v SPAL, Sassuolo v Brescia and Udinese v Fiorentina, the league said in a statement on Saturday.

The matches had been scheduled to be played behind closed doors.


Police arrest two suspected ritual killers in Ondo

The Police in Ondo State have arrested two suspected ritualists, namely: Idris Sule and Alfa Alhassan.

According to the police, the suspects were said to have been in possession of a human skull and two roasted hands.

Confirming their arrest to Channels Television, the Public Relations Officer of the command, CSP Femi Joseph, said the suspects were arrested in Ido-Ani in Ose Local Government Area of the state.

He also noted that Sule, a 50-year-old farmer later confessed to the crime which then led to the arrest of Alhassan, an Islamic cleric who was said to have ordered Sule to bring the human parts.

Coronavirus: Increase prices of face mask, sanitiser and go to jail – Nigerian govt warns

The Federal Government has warned that suppliers and retailers using the excuse of coronavirus case in Nigeria to inflate protective apparel will be prosecuted.

It said sellers of face masks and latex gloves, personal hygiene products like sanitizers and anti-bacterial wipes, have increased prices of the products which are necessary in preventing infection or spread of COVID-19.

Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), on Saturday, said the inordinate practice during national public health concern violates both moral codes and extant law.

Babatunde Irukera, Chief Executive Officer, in a statement he signed, noted that abusing citizens’ sensitivity, apprehension, anxiety and vulnerability, especially during emergencies that could adversely affect national security is a violation of law.


It said the commission’s surveillance efforts have revealed that even reputable pharmacies and department stores are engaging in price gouging and manipulating supplies in a manner that distorts the market, or temporarily restricts availability in order to unreasonably/unfairly increase prices.

“Any conspiracy, combination, agreement or arrangement to unduly limit or manipulate supply, in order to unreasonably enhance price or otherwise restrain competition is a criminal offence under S.108(1)(b) and (c), FCCPA”, he noted.

“Any exercise or exploitation of undue pressure in selling or the sale of goods or services, or price manipulation between displayed, and selling price are also serious violations of the FCCPA under Sections 115(3) and 124(1).

“Taking advantage of the possibility of infection by a dangerous communicable disease to control supply, or unilaterally increase prices is predatory as it preys on the desperation of citizens.

“Considering the circumstances and the vital national interest/security this illegal conduct undermines, the Commission intends to strongly enforce the full letter of the law, including the fullest extent of penalties associated with this conduct,” he added.

The FCCPC encouraged consumers to be vigilant, and report such unreasonable or arbitrary exploitative price increase or trade practices to the Commission by telephone on 08056002020, or 08056003030, or by email: contact@fccpc.gov.ng.

Air force kills, destroy terrorist facilities in sambisa forest

Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralized some Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed some of their facilities in air strikes conducted on the region.

The strikes targeted a location referred to as the “S” Region in the heart of the Sambisa Forest, Borno State.

Air force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement said the air strikes were executed in continuation of Operation Rattle Snake 3 after series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.

He said the reconnaissance showed that the terrorists, with their vehicles, motorcycles and logistics facilities camouflaged under the dense forest vegetation, had intensified activities in the “S” Region with a view to launching further attacks on civilian settlements and troops’ locations in the area.

Russia, Syria under attack over killing of 33 Turkish soldiers

Russia and Syria on Friday came under strong criticisms from western countries in the UN Security Council over the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria on Thursday.

According to reports, the soldiers died in an attack by Russia-backed Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib.

In separate contributions at an emergency meeting of the council in New York, the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Belgium and Estonia condemned the attack.

But China expressed tacit support for Syria, saying the Idlib crisis was rooted in control of the province by terrorists, adding that all external peace efforts must respect Syria’s territorial integrity.

Coronavirus: relationship expert, Joro Olumofin shaves beard

Joro Olumofin, a relationship expert has shaved his beards due to fear of coronavirus. Mr Olumofin shared a photo of himself at the barbing salon taking it all off/

A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had revealed that beards can prevent face masks and respirators from working.

Shortly after Nigeria confirmed its first case, Joro quickly made the decision.

Sharing the photo, he explained in his caption that he cried before they took it all off.

Husband drowns disabled wife then plans to flee the country with loads of condoms and s.e.x toys

A man who drowned his disabled wife was caught as he tried to flee the country with a suitcase full of s.e.x toys.

Peter Rex Dansie, 71, murdered his wife Helen by pushing her wheelchair into a pond in Adelaide, Australia.

On Easter Sunday 2017, he waited until it was almost dark and most people had left before shoving her into the water.

He briefly climbed into the water to make it look as though he'd tried to save her, before calling the police.

Father says his son who died from drug overdose is 'cursed from birth'... he believes

The father of a student who died from a drug overdose said his son was 'cursed from birth'. Remi Gosal, 21, was found dead on a sofa in a student hall on March 2 last year.

He had moved from Canada six months prior to study law and Spanish at the University of Sheffield.

In the early hours of the morning, CCTV captured Remi stumbling into the block of flats where he lived, with police noting that he 'appeared quite intoxicated' and was 'unsteady on his feet'.

After finding Remi at 5.30pm in the communal kitchen, his friend tried to wake him before noticing his skin was cold to touch, according to Examiner Live.

Bride dumped for being 'too fat' gets ultimate revenge winning Miss Great Britain

Three years ago, Jen Atkin was enjoying planning her dream wedding, when her fiancé suddenly called it off.

His reason for ditching his blushing bride-to-be? She'd been eating too much junk food and had gotten "too fat".

Well fast forward to present day and Jen, now happily married to someone else, has managed to get the ultimate revenge on her ex by being crowned Miss Great Britain.

The 26-year-old aviation administrator who lives in Ulceby, swapped takeaways for healthy eating and shed eight stone, going from a size 22 to a size 10 over the course of two years.

A Quick Trip to The Porkmoney Ranch (photos)

With an expected holding capacity of 40,000, Porkmoney’s Epe pig ranch is well on its way to become the biggest privately-owned pig farm in Africa.

Porkmoney is a pioneer in the pig-farming segment of Nigeria’s agriculture sector. The company, with expertise in pig production and processing, is not taking any chances with its self-imposed target of becoming the premier name in the entire livestock agriculture industry.

Currently, there are about 1000 weaners of different breeds on the company’s 100-acre property in Lagos. This number is expected to triple in the next few weeks. The ranch is eponymously named Porkmoney Ranch.

Four corpses found in Taraba kidnappers’ den

Four corpses were found in a forest in Taraba state. The corpses, all males were suspected to be part of the ten passengers abducted by kidnappers along Wukari-Jalingo road last Month.

Daily Trust gathered that the victims were travelling to Jalingo from Wukari when they were abducted at Bantaji and taken into the forest.

It was further gathered that since the abduction of the travellers including their driver, no information was heard about their whereabouts.

A source in Bantaje, Malam Musa Hamisu told Daily Trust that it was a vigilante group which went in search of the victims that found four dead bodies including that of the driver.

Coronavirus: face masks, hand sanitizers sold out in lagos

Face masks, hand sanitizers and head masks are now scarce in most supermarkets and pharmacy shops in Lagos state as the Nigerian government on Friday confirmed the first Coronavirus case in the state.

A visit to most pharmacy shops and supermarkets on Lagos mainland areas such as Surulere, Ikeja, Agege and Ogba by dailytrust reporters on Friday shows that the products were bought off the shelfs early Friday morning by residents in the respective areas.

When daily trust  reporters visited major marts such as Shoprite, Spar, Medplus, Healthrite – all located in Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall in Surulere area of the state, none has hand sanitizer and facemask as early as 9:47am.

Italian infected with Coronavirus attempts to escape Lagos centre

A 44-year-old Italian who tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus in Lagos on Friday was angry and attempted to escape from the isolation center where he was being quarantined.

According to Punch, a high ranking health worker, at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos (formerly, Infectious Diseases Hospital), said the patient had “complained of excessive heat and mosquitoes” at the isolation center.

“The patient wanted to run away yesterday (Thursday). The Italian man, who seems to be an engineer, was very angry that the room where he was kept was very hot.

Video: NOTORIOUS WANTED physically-challenged thief finally caught in Lagos

A notorious physically challenged wanted thief was finally yesterday caught at the Social Media Week, at Freemee Space, Lekki.

The physically challenged man had already been on wanted list when a CCTV video of him stealing a lady's phone went viral on social media. That however didn;t stop him from continuing to steal,.

According to Ruggedman, who shared the moment he was arrested yesterday, the rapper named him,
The Bad Legged Bandit. Ruggedman's post and video below...

Video: Man seen praying on busy road in Lugbe, Abuja

This is not even funny. An unidentified man has been spotted praying in the middle of a busy road in Lugbe, Abuja.

The man can be seen on his knees, and raising his hands in prayer, as he shields himself with his car parked right behind him. Twitter user @Leokolade who shared the video wrote;

''Lool i was driving and then saw this man praying on the road in lugbe, Abuja. What are your thoughts?'' Watch the video below;

Tesco worker jailed for dumping date's body in woods after chemsex death

A Tesco retail store manager who dumped the body of a chef in woodland near his flat has been jailed for six years.

Hiran Chauhan, 24, went to the home of Neil Cuckson, 32, after they chatted about taking drugs on the dating app Grindr, Manchester Crown Court heard. Cuckson said they both drank liquid ecstasy – GHB – during ‘chemsex’ and admitted that he injected Mr Chauhan and himself with crystal meth before they fell asleep in the early hours of July 3.

The defendant claimed he woke up to find Mr Chauhan had died – but rather than alert the authorities, he kept the body in his flat and went to work as normal at a Tesco Express in Manchester city centre. He then bought a Suzuki Swift for £200 on the website Gumtree, after earlier purchasing a wheelbarrow and a pitchfork, and in the early hours of July 8 was caught on CCTV struggling to lift the body into the car’s boot.

President Buhari suspends amnesty programme coordinator

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Charles Quaker Dokubo.

Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that President Buhari had directed that the caretaker committee set up to review the programme should oversee the running of the programme henceforth with a view to ensuring that government objectives were achieved.

Adesina said the National Security Adviser (NSA) set up a caretaker committee to look into the activities of the programme on the directive of President Buhari.

Heart attack kills Congo’s intel chief Kahimbi

Congo’s military intelligence chief, General Delphin Kahimbi died on Friday after suffering a heart attack, his wife said.

His death followed media reports that an investigation had been opened into allegations that he tried to destabilize the country.

Kahimbi was also under European Union sanctions over alleged human rights abuses when he commanded operations against rebels in east Democratic Republic of Congo in the 200Os and during his tenure as military intelligence chief.

Popular Ondo businessman killed by suspected assassins

A popular businessman in Ondo State, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins.

Charles Adenikinju, was shot dead at his residence along Ife Road, Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo-West Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, the hoodlums numbering about three, broke into the compound at night and attacked the businessman with a machete before shooting him dead.

One of his neighbours, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident.

Video: Maid caught on camera assaulting her boss' daughter

A maid has been caught on camera physically assaulting her madam;s daughter. A twitter user, @Sokoliously shared a video of the maid bathing the girl in the compound as she kicks, punches and dragged her on the floor.

Though Sokoliously didn't mention where it took place, but from the background, one could tell it was in Nigeria. Too sad. Watch the video below...

Police under fire for allegedly sharing graphic photos from the Kobe Bryant crash scene

Some L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies have come under fire for allegedly sharing disturbing photos of the scene where Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gigi, and 7 others died in a helicopter crash, and the photos included remains from the gruesome aftermath.

Kobe's family, along with the family's of other victims of the crash were reportedly contacted by the Los Angeles police department and warned that graphic death photos of their family members may leak online shortly.

It's not clear who took the photos, but it was being talked about by first responders just 2 days after the crash, according to the L.A. Times. The report adds that at least one L.A. County Sheriff's official had the photos on his cell phone "in a setting that had nothing to do with the investigation."

Photo: Italian hit by Coronavirus unveiled in Lagos

A faint picture of the Italian man who brought Coronavirus to Nigeria has been unveiled at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital where he is being isolated and treated.

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who displayed a picture he took with the index case on his twitter handle, said he spoke with the man and assured him that he would be taken care of.

In the photo, the Italian man could be seen faintly discussing with Abayomi from where he is isolated. The commissioner was not wearing a face mask or anything.

According to Abayomi, “I also visited the #COVID19 patient a male Italian national who is isolated at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, where he is been managed by our well trained staff.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Protective measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) – WHO

Nigeria confirmed its first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the wee hours of Friday.

Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned to Lagos from Milan, Italy on February 25, 2020.

As the country battles to contain the dreaded disease which has claimed thousands of lives, here are some basic protective measures recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Rare Asian elephant born in UK after 22-month pregnancy

Chester Zoo has welcomed a ‘wonderful’ new arrival, a rare Asian elephant calf. The healthy female was born to 15-year-old mum Sundara Hi Way and both are doing so well, the zoo’s elephant experts have said.

The birth, which was captured on the zoo’s CCTV cameras on Wednesday afternoon, followed a 22-month gestation period.

Keepers have yet to decide on a name for her, but the new calf has received a warm welcome from the rest of the family herd, including her one-year-old half-brother Anjan and three-year-old sister Indali.

Ekiti government dismisses three teachers accused of s.e.x.u.a.l.l.y harassing female student

Ekiti Government on Friday announced the immediate dismissal from service of the three public secondary school teachers accused of sexually harassing their female students.

The State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), which made this known in Ado Ekiti, said the board dismissed the erring teachers for sexual molestation and for bringing the state into disrepute.

Their dismissal was announced after an emergency plenary of the Teaching Service Commission held in Ado Ekiti.

The TESCOM Chairman, Mr Babatunde Abegunde, stated that the act of the teachers amounted to gross misconduct unbecoming of those entrusted with moulding the destiny of younger ones.

I wanted to use proceeds for marriage – Robbery suspect

One of three suspected armed robbers arrested by the police in the Dambam Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Shehu Abdullahi, has confessed that he was planning to use his share of the proceeds to get married.

Abdullahi, 20, in an interview with Northern City News, while being paraded at the Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday, said he initially didn’t want to be a part of the gang but his friend convinced him otherwise.

He claimed that it was his first time of participating in such an act before he was arrested by the police.

Troops arrest female bandit dancing with AK-47 rifle

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested a suspected bandit, Zainab Abubakar, at the Ungwan Salaha, Mararaban Jos community, in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The military said that preliminary checks into the suspect’s phone “revealed a video clip of her dancing with an AK-47 rifle hung on her neck.”

Abubakar was arrested on Monday by troops of the 1 Division Garrison under the Operation Mesa.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect to newsmen, said, “Troops of the 1 Division Garrison have arrested a female bandit at Ungwan Salaha in Mararaban Jos.

Tottenham star Son Heung-min 'to be forced to stay indoors for two weeks amid coronavirus fears'

Tottenham star forward, Son Heung-min will be forced to self-isolate for two weeks on his return from South Korea over continued fears surrounding the coronavirus.

Son was given permission to return to his homeland in January to undergo surgery for the broken arm he sustained in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa on February 16.

He flew to Seoul, just 150 miles from two of the worst affected areas in the country, for the operation before government protocols on travel to and from South Korea were introduced.

Son had wanted the same surgeon who helped him recover from a similar injury he suffered in 2017 that left him with a metal plate in his right arm.