Friday, 21 February 2014

60-yr-old woman drives a taxi for survival in Nigeria

Unemployment: 60-yr-old woman drives a taxi in Nigerian city (PHOTOS)

A 60-year old woman, Madam Theresa Wunbalin, ventured into commercial taxi driving which is majorly and exclusively for men in religious conscious areas such as Ilorin the Kwara State capital.

Wife killer Akolade Arowolo found guilty of murder, sentenced to death

Arowolo Akolade, the man who stabbed his banker wife to death on Friday June 24, 2011 after a domestic dispute at their home in Isolo, Lagos (read the story here), has been found guilty of her murder and has been sentenced to death.

University of Ibadan student Taiwo Shittu raped & killed in her home

University of Ibadan Final Year Student Taiwo Omolara Shittu Raped and Killed In Her Home In Ibadan

27 year old Taiwo Omolara Shittu (pictured above), a 500l student of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, University of Ibadan, was attacked and killed on the 19th of February at her sister's home at Opeyemi street, Gbagi in Ibadan.

British couple conned into believing they'd had a baby by Nigerian doctor

future should be with them.

A British couple spent 10 years trying to conceive. Then the husband's friend recommended herbal programme and introduced them to Dr Cletus Okolo in Lagos who they paid £4,500 for bags of herbs to help them conceive. The herbs made the woman swell up as if pregnant.

Banker allegedly dies in police custody in Nigeria

According to reports and tweets from David Ekpo, a staff of Ecobank, Babatunde Oke was allegedly killed in police custody yesterday. Tunde (pictured above), who worked at the Ladipo Oluwole, Ogba branch of the bank, had been accused of fraud and handed over to the police.

Police Discover Decomposed Body Of Kidnapped Ex-Super Eagles Player’s Father

Ex player Chikelu Iloenyosi

TEARS flowed freely yesterday when the decomposed body of 80 -year old Chief James Iloenyosi, father of ex-Super Eagles player, who played professional football in France and Turkey, Mr. Chikelu Iloenyosi, was discovered by the police at Nneyi village, Umueri in Anambra East local government area of Anambra State.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Dublin city bank robbery

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to an armed robbery at the Permanent TSB bank on Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4 today.

Teachers set to protest new Junior Cycle

Secondary school teachers are planning to hold lunchtime protests on March 11th over their opposition to the new Junior Cycle.

Teenage jockey killed in freak accident 'as sound a fella as you would ever come across'

A rising star jockey - who had ridden for Champion horse trainer Enda Bolger and owner JP McManus - was tragically killed in a freak accident today.

Ryanair row as passengers claim they are forced to call POLICE during a 11-hour flight delay

Irate passengers who were stuck on a grounded Ryanair plane for more than three hours called police to beg for help to get off the jet.

Irish soldiers heading to Syria face

Irish soldiers heading to Syria are facing a “volatile situation that can bubble over any minute” - one of the country’s top military chiefs has warned.

Baby's got talent!

Here, with a little help of celebrity spoof photographer Alison Jackson, Claudia Connell imagines how the first week in the life of little Eric Phillip Cowell may have played out

Last week Simon Cowell became a father for the first time when his partner Laura Silverman gave birth and with a celebrity spoof photographer Claudia Connell imagines how the first week in the life of their son


Baby-faced teenager, 16, bragged to friends after killing grandfather with a single punch

Lukas Karpavicius

After hitting retired council worker David Hutchinson (inset) in an unprovoked attack in Nelson, Lancashire, Lukas Karpavicius (pictured) turned to his friends, laughing, and said: ‘Look what I’ve done. It’s my first knockout.’ Judge Anthony Russell QC, sentencing, said Mr Hutchinson had the ‘misfortune’ of meeting the drunken Lithuanian national as he was making his way from a friend’s birthday party.


Gunmen abduct EFCC's suspect within Lagos court premises

Four gunmen yesterday Thursday February 20, abducted an alleged serial fraudster and suspect in two cases being handled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Find the EFCC press release signed by Wilson Uwujaren Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Unit