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Thu
02
Mar

Teenager confesses to sleeping with hen

An 18-year-old man, Kevin Simiyi, who was unable to control himself ended up defiling his neighbor's hen.

Kevin was caught pants down and fear couldn't allow him plead until the woman raised alarm and people gathered.

It shocked everyone in the court when he was presented with the damaging evidence even though the hen never survived.

This unusual act happened on Friday, February 24, 2017, and it was the hen's owner, Judith Nasimiyu, who took him to a Kenyan court.

He confessed that he was despised by women because he was poor.

'Your Honour, I was caught defiling the hen by its owner. I fear approaching women because of the high level of poverty and I feel women are very expensive. Yes, I did it,' he said.

Tue
06
Dec

Dangote's senior strategists murdered

The lifeless body of a senior strategist with Aliko Dangote Industries was yesterday dumped by suspected kidnappers.
 
Istifanus Bello Gurama, until his kidnapping in November was in charge of negotiating with kidnappers whenever expatriates who work for the Dangote group was abducted.
 
The family of the late Gurama was in a state of shock after news of his murder reached them.

 
“Gurama was a lovely person, if he is not in the house one day, the children will be asking after him endlessly. - his wife, Amina, said.
 

“Now, I do not know what to tell the children because he is always chatting with them on social media and phone and for three weeks since his disappearance, they have been wondering where he was because all his activities on social media ceased and the children have observed that it is quite unlike him.” - she continued.
 

Tue
22
Dec

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'Forces One Million Out Of School'

An Islamist insurgency has kept about one million children out of school in Nigeria and three neighbouring states, the UN children's agency has said.

More than 2,000 schools were shut, while hundreds had been attacked, looted or set ablaze, Unicef said.

Boko Haram's six-year insurgency has devastated north-eastern Nigeria, and has spread to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari gave the military a deadline of the end of the month to defeat the group.

But it is likely to be extended as Boko Haram is still bombing areas despite losing towns under its control in March, says the BBC's Bashir Sa'ad Abdullahi in the capital, Abuja.

The insurgency is said to have killed some 17,000 people and left more than two million people homeless.

Our correspondent says many schools in north-eastern Nigeria, especially in Borno state, have turned into camps for those who have been forced from their homes.

Wed
18
Nov

Nigeria's Dasuki 'Stole $2bn' From Anti-Boko Haram Fight

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of his predecessor's security adviser, for allegedly stealing some $2bn (£1.3bn).

Sambo Dasuki is accused of awarding phantom contracts to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets and ammunition. He denies the allegations.

The equipment was meant for the fight against Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Soldiers have complained that despite the military's huge budget, they were ill-equipped to fight.

Mr Dasuki reacted to the order by saying he had never been invited to appear before the weapon procurement investigative panel, which made the allegations.

He was already under house arrest when the president issued the order for his arrest.

This was as part of an ongoing trial for allegedly possessing illegal firearms.

The court for that trial had ordered for his passport to be released for him to be able to travel to the UK for treatment for suspected prostate cancer.

Wed
18
Nov

Nigeria Blast: 'More Than 30' Dead In Yola Explosion

An explosion in the Nigerian city of Yola has caused multiple deaths and injuries, with some reports saying more than 30 people may have died.

The blast appears to have struck a busy market area where traders were closing up for the day.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited Yola on Saturday, declaring that the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram was close to defeat.

Yola has twice been hit by deadly bomb attacks this year.

The city lies in the north-eastern state of Adamawa, one of the worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Wed
18
Nov

Nigeria Hit By Severe Fuel Shortage Amid Payment Row

A severe fuel crisis has hit Nigeria with long queues of angry motorists waiting for hours outside petrol stations in major cities to fill up.

Importers are accused of withholding petrol because of a payment dispute with the government, which they deny.

This is the biggest fuel shortage in Nigeria since President Muhammadu Buhari took office in May.

Nigeria is Africa's main oil exporter but imports most of its petrol because it lacks the capacity to refine it.

The fuel is imported at a subsidised price under a scheme operated by the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Earlier this month, the government approved the payment of $2.1bn (£1.4bn) to the importers, or wholesale fuel sellers, to settle subsidy claims.

However, payment has been delayed because parliament has not yet approved it.

Wed
18
Nov

Nigerian Ex-Footballer Samson Siasia's Mother Kidnapped

Gunmen have kidnapped the 72-year-old mother of ex-international Nigerian footballer Samson Siasia.

Three kidnappers took Ogere Siasia from the family home in Bayelsa state in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

Her son appealed for her release, and said the gunmen's motive was unclear.

The BBC's Chris Ewokor in the capital, Abuja, says kidnapping, often for ransom, is common in parts of Nigeria and footballers' families are increasingly becoming targets.

Nigeria international Christian Obodo was abducted in Warri, southern Nigeria in June 2012.

A year earlier, the father of Nigerian footballer and Chelsea player John Obi Mikel was kidnapped in Jos, central Nigeria.

"I only beg them to please release her unhurt. I was told they shot sporadically into the air before taking her away on a motorcycle," Samson Siasia told BBC Sport.

Tue
03
Nov

Nigeria's Boko Haram Reveals Rocket-Making Factory

Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released photos apparently showing a rocket-making factory in north-eastern Nigeria.

The group has used rocket-propelled grenades in the past and many Nigerians have been asking where the weapons have been coming from.

The photos seem to indicate that members of the group have the technical know-how to manufacture weapons.

The pictures are believed to have been taken in a college in Borno state.

They were sent as a Whatsapp messages to the BBC Hausa service using a telephone number from Cameroon, and have also been published on sites linked to so-called Islamic State, which Boko Haram has joined.

Analysts say it looks as though the machinery is from Bama, a town in north-eastern Nigeria recently recaptured from Boko Haram.

An inscription on one of the machines shows the abbreviation of Government Technical College Bama (GTCB).

Tue
03
Nov

Nigerian Bar Association Uncovers Over 1,000 Fake Lawyers

The Nigerian Bar Association says it has discovered no fewer than 1,000 fake lawyers in the country in recent times.

The Vice President of the association, Mr Akintokunbo Oluwole, stated this on Monday in Akure, the Ondo state capital, during a Special Sitting of the NBA to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 legal year.

According to him, the fake lawyers were discovered after the inauguration of the association’s Stamp Policy, which was introduced to curb the operation of quacks in the legal profession.

Oluwole explained that the issue of quackery in the legal profession had been a pain in the neck of the association.

He added, “So far, the NBA Stamp Policy has been able to revive the system and has increased the revenue stream of lawyers across the country.

Wed
28
Oct

PHOTOS: 'Modest' Buhari Rides In 'Golf-Cart' At India Airport

The president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage on a four-day visit to India drove in a golf-cart at the Airport.

Nigerians are sharply divided over the mode of transportation used by their leader and his delegation.

Some feel it is demeaning for Buhari to allow himself to be subjected to such low treatment while others believe it was a show of leadership and simplicity.

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