Author: Hilda A

According to a Ugandan hospital, a 70-year-old woman had IVF treatment and gave birth to twins. In Kampala, the capital, Safina Namukwaya gave birth via caesarean to a boy and a girl. One of the oldest women to give birth, Ms. Namukwaya, called it a “miracle” to the local media. In addition to congratulating her, the hospital stated that it is a testament to the “human spirit’s strength and resilience” rather than just a “medical success.” Dr. Edward Tamale Sali, a fertility specialist at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre (WHI&FC), told the BBC that the woman underwent in-vitro…

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On Thursday, Federal Capital Territory Administration agents raided an illicit oil refinery warehouse located in Mabushi, Abuja, across from the Mobile filling station on Ahmadu Bello Way. Mukhtar Galadima, the FCTA Director of the Department of Development Control, informed the media that his team’s continuous city cleaning operation had led to the discovery of the illicit refining plant. According to him, three or four commercially zoned pieces of land in the neighbourhood had been turned into a facility where the offenders would adulterate oil and diesel before distributing it to other areas of the city. The DDC Director stated that…

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Mary Cleave, a 1969 graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences, was born in Southampton, New York, in 1947 to teachers Howard and Barbara Cleave. She continued on to Utah State University, Logan, where she earned a PhD in civil and environmental engineering in 1979 and a master’s degree in microbial ecology in 1975. In May 1980, Cleave was chosen to be an astronaut. On November 26, 1985, five years afterward, she launched her maiden NASA mission, STS-61B, on board the space shuttle Atlantis. According to a statement from NASA, the…

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Divine Ikubor, better known by his stage name Rema, is a Nigerian singer who has announced that he will not be performing at any of his remaining December dates. The artist stated health concerns as the reason for his decision to cancel her scheduled tour of Benin, Lagos, and Abuja. “It breaks my heart to say that I won’t be performing anywhere this December,” Rema wrote on his Instagram story. “Been years of touring, I’ve ignored my health and I need time to recuperate. 2024, we go again, love.” Rema’s news surprised his admirers, who had been looking forward to…

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In a US court, a British-Nigerian man admitted to stealing and defrauding out of almost $6 million (£4.7 million) over a period of seven years. According to authorities, Idris Dayo Mustapha, 33, was a member of a hacking group that compromised the email and brokerage accounts of US companies between 2011 and 2018, resulting in losses of $6 million (£4.7 million). Mustapha, a dual citizen of the UK and Nigeria, was brought back from the UK two years after his apprehension. He might spend up to 20 years in prison for his offences.He hasn’t received a sentence yet. In a…

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Tuesday was the fifth day of Israel and Hamas’ temporary cease-fire, during which 30 Palestinian captives were freed. Twelve hostages that Hamas had been keeping since October 7 were freed earlier on Tuesday. Since last Friday, 180 Palestinian inmates have been released by Israel, while 81 hostages mostly Israeli citizens have been freed by Hamas. The exchange is a part of the continuing cease-fire between the parties involved in the conflict. On the fifth day of a temporary cease-fire, the Israeli army announced on Tuesday that ten Israelis and two Thais who were taken captive in Gaza had been freed…

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As part of an agreement between the warring parties to cease hostilities, the most recent exchange of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel for hostages held by Hamas militants occurred Tuesday night. The military reported that two Thais and ten Israeli hostages—nine of them women and one a 17-year-old girl—had been returned to Israeli territory after being turned over to the Red Cross in Gaza. After about 60 minutes, Israel freed thirty Palestinian detainees. The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has been extended until Wednesday, perhaps leading to more exchanges. Since Friday, 180 Palestinian inmates have been released by Israel, while…

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“One of the biggest rescue operations in recent memory was this well-organized effort involving several agencies.”As soon as the 41 construction workers were saved, cheers and celebration broke out. Rescuers, other officials, and family members shouted when Pushkar Singh Dhami, the highest ranking elected official in the state of Uttarakhand, gave the first worker a garland and draped it around his neck. Shouting “Bharat Mata ki Jai,” or “Long live mother India,” a mob of residents detonated firecrackers. “The trapped workers were overjoyed when they spotted us in the tunnel,” one of the rescuers, Devender, who only revealed his first…

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The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, will continue to be housed at the Kuje Correctional Facility in Abuja due to his inability to comply with his release terms. Agents of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) hauled the former head of CBN into court, where he is being placed under detention. Emefiele was charged with six counts related to procurement fraud on November 18. Emefiele was charged with abusing his position to provide CBN employee Sa’adatu Yaro a corrupt benefit by issuing a contract for the purchase of 43 cars valued at N1.2 billion between…

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The popular Nigerian musician Davido has intervened to resolve the ongoing verbal spat between his estranged wife Sheila and his logistics manager Israel DMW. The social media story started when Israel DMW revealed specifics about the difficulties in his marriage to Sheila on his website. Israel DMW used aggressive language against his estranged wife in his writings, even criticising her mother and calling her family rich diggers. These were by no means diplomatic. The public dispute rapidly attracted notice and sparked responses from supporters and admirers. Davido, a well-known figure with influence on and off social media, didn’t stay quiet…

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Ilebaye Odiniya, the winner of “Big Brother Naija All Stars,” has challenged anyone who suggests that her persona is not “befitting” of a reality show winner of that calibre to duplicate her accomplishment if it is “easy.” She bragged that it wasn’t an easy thing to accomplish and urged her detractors to keep quiet “when winners are speaking.” “People will say, ‘See una winner,'” Ilebaye remarked in Pidgin during a recent Instagram live session with admirers. Try am if e is simple. Try it if becoming a winner is simple. What does it mean to be named an All-Star? Do…

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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, must step down, according to social and human rights activist Omoyele Sowore, who claims he is incapable of leading the state any longer. President Bola Tinubu shouldn’t become involved in the political affairs of Ondo State, according to the editor of Sahara Reporters. The state’s stakeholders have been advised by the president to keep things as they are and let the sick Ondo Governor to continue leading the state from Ibadan. Mr. Akeredolu travelled to Germany for medical care and stayed there for three months. He went back to the United States in…

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The Kano State government has disclosed how Abdullahi Ganduje’s previous administration purportedly hired unfit individuals into the civil service, including JSS students. The government ordered the suspension of some governmental servants’ salary at the beginning of the current administration. A committee was subsequently established to examine and confirm employment practises carried out by the government that was just in place. The State Government (SSG) Secretary, Abudullahi Baffa Bichi, told reporters on Friday that the committee discovered that the previous government had implemented mass hiring without following the required procedures and regulations. He continued by saying that the committee has recommended…

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The Council of Legal Education’s findings, which revealed that the university’s Law Faculty now had a backlog of more than 347 law students waiting to be admitted into the Nigerian Law School, led to the imposing of the moratorium. Baze University in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has been barred by the Nigerian Law School from accepting new students into its Law Faculty due to repeated violations of the admission quota of 50 students per session, which was authorised by the Council of Legal Education (CLE). Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running partner of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate…

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The disgraced priest from Alabama who fled to Italy with an eighteen-year-old lady during the summer is now wed to the adolescent, as an archbishop disclosed on Wednesday that the Vatican is expected to take formal action to remove him from the priesthood. According to a marriage certificate submitted in Mobile County on Monday, the young woman, a 2023 high school graduate, was married to 30-year-old Catholic priest Alex Crow.

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