Sunday, 1 April 2018

Photos of the building collapse in Lagos that killed an 11-year-old girl and a woman

An 11-year-old girl and a woman reportedly lost their lives on Saturday after a section of a storeyed building on Abeje Street, Markaz, Agege collapsed.

The deceased residents were identified as Sherifat Olalere and 35-year-old  Toyin Ogundimu while one Mustapha Salaudeen was injured.

Couple dies after jumping in front of a moving train hugging each other in UK

Couple dies after jumping in front of a moving train hugging each other in UK

A man and his wife have died at a railway station after ‘jumping in front of a train while hugging each other’.

According to Metro UK, horrified witnesses said the two leapt off the platform at Doncaster Railway Station in front of an oncoming train shortly after 8:00pm on Tuesday. It is believed they bought tickets to get past the barriers at the station. British Transport Police confirmed the deaths and said officers were working to identify the victims.

Nigerian Doctor In The UK Who Was Struck Off After Patient’s Death Is Granted Appeal

A junior doctor struck off following the tragic death of a six-year-old boy has been sensationally granted an appeal following a huge backlash by NHS staff. Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter over mistakes she admitted making while treating Jack Adcock, who died of sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011.

The trainee paediatrician was struck off last year after the General Medical Council successfully appealed against a previous decision by its own tribunal, which had only suspended her for 12 months.

Anthony Joshua Gets 3rd World Title Belt

Anthony Joshua, taken the distance for the first time in 21 paid bouts, collected a third world title belt when he cruised to a convincing if drama-free win over the WBO champion, Joseph Parker, and looks in good shape to raise his game for what will be a more demanding assignment against Deontay Wilder.

Uche Secondus: Nigeria is under siege

Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the country is under siege.

Secondus said this in his Easter message to Nigerians.

The PDP chairman asked Nigerians to use the period to reflect on “the situation in the country and pray specially for the survival of our democracy”.

Hotel collapses in India, kills 10

Ten people were killed and two were injured when a four-storey hotel collapsed in a crowded part of the central Indian city of Indore late on Saturday, a local police official said.

Rescue operations were complete and no other casualties were likely, assistant sub-inspector Ramesh Kirade told Reuters by telephone.

Hage Geingob: China not colonising Africa

Namibia President Hage Geingob said China is not colonizing Africa and that growing cooperation between the world’s No. 2 economy and Africa benefits both sides.

Geingob, currently on a state visit to China, said “comments smearing bilateral cooperation” between China and Namibia are “doomed to fail,” China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Police kill five suspected kidnappers in Taraba

Five suspected kidnappers were on Saturday killed in a gun duel by men of the Taraba state police command.

The suspects, according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), David Misal, were killed at Garba Chedde by policemen attached to Bali Division after invading the residence of a businessman, Alhaji Yakubu Atiku.

West Ham fans protest against club owners before match

West Ham supporters staged a protest march against the Premier League club’s beleaguered owners before the match against Southampton on Saturday.

Hammers fans are furious at the way the club has been run following the move from their historic Upton Park ground to the unpopular Olympic Stadium in east London.