A school is being sued by a Muslim couple after it banned pupils from wearing the traditional Islamic headscarf.They launched their legal battle with St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox primary in south London after withdrawing their nine-year-old from the school when she was banned from wearing one.The parents say it would be a sin for their daughter's head to be uncovered while in the presence of male teachers as she has 'reached puberty'.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Federal Government on Wednesday said that no fewer than 10 million cell phones would be distributed to farmers to boost agricultural production in the country.Mrs Ibukun Odusote, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this at a sensitisation programme for farmers at Igan-Ipabi in Ijebu-East Local Government Area of Ogun.
Two men, Defile Adeniji, 38, and Gbenga Adelakun, 49, appeared before an Oyo Chief Magistrate’s Court Wednesday for allegedly stealing a goat.Prosecutor Adedotun Alarape told the court that the accused persons stole the he-goat on December 24, 2012. Alarape added that the goat, belonging to John Adejumo of Biguns Compound, Awe, Oyo, was valued at N3,500.The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge. Magistrate Jejelola Ogunbona granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N10,000 with one surety each.
The magistrate adjourned the case to January 9, for mention.
The Police in Rivers State have arrested a man who allegedly butchered his wife at Ikata community, Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state. The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Nndabawa, who disclosed this to newsmen in Port harcourt, said nine suspected cultists have also been arrested.
Unknown gunmen yesterday murdered a 26-year- old woman at Taraku in Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State while her one year baby boy is also battling for life after being inflicted with serious injuries by the attackers.
Sources said that the deceased, Sewuse Tyoor and her son were attacked last night in their sleep by the assailants. It was also gathered that the deceased also lost her husband in the same fashion few months ago in Taraku.
Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, wallowed in mind blowing emotional polarity as a 500-level expelled student of the University David Ndako was arrested by the police for Molesting and chopping off the head of a lady while celebrating the New Year on Tuesday in Rafin Yashi area of Bosso town in Niger state.
After a 20-year-old Brazilian auctioned off her vírginity three months ago for $780,000, high school student Rebecca Bernardo made the decision she would also offer her deflowering to the highest bidder.
The 18-year-old says she is auctioning off her vírginity in an effort to raise money for her ailing mother, who recently suffered a stroke.
Recent statistics released by the UK General Medical Council reveals an unpleasant reputation for Nigeria-trained doctors practising in the United Kingdom. According to the figures released under the Freedom of Information Request by Daily Mail UK, three-quarters of the doctors struck off the General Medical Council (GMC) register in the past five years are foreign-trained.
A 28-year-old man, who claimed to be a naval rating, Mr. Ikechi Okoro, is now on the run after allegedly killing Chidera Timothy with a bottle over an N800 debt his brother owes the girl’s mother. Twelve-year-old Chidera was a primary five pupil of the Holy Trinity Anglican Primary School in Calabar, Cross River State. Ikechi’s younger brother, Friday Okoro, has been arrested by policemen from Atakpa Police Station in Calabar where the matter was reported.
THE Police in Lagos State, Wednesday, said they have arrested the importer of the firecrackers which triggered an inferno that killed one person, injured 40 others, and destroyed 12 buildings at Ojo Giwa area of Jankara, in Lagos Island, Lagos on Boxing Day.
The importer, whose identity was given as, Semilore Olalekan, was said to have been picked up by the police who have been on his trail for a long time.
R&B singer turned Pop act Iyanya Mbuk is allegedly wanted by the Nigerian Police in Port Harcourt, Rivers State after allegedly ’defrauding’ popular show organizer Opa Williams of N1.7m being payment for the singer’s performance at two events.