Month: June 2020

Belgian king apologises to DR Congo for colonial-era cruelty

Belgian King Philippe has expressed regret for the acts of cruelty committed during the years that his ancestor, Leopold II, presided over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as his personal property. In a letter to DRC President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday, Philippe wrote for the first time of his deep regret …

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Warri chief arrested for ‘abduction, murder’ in Edo

A member of the Warri Council of Chiefs, Johnson Atseleghe, has been arrested by the Edo Police Command over alleged abduction and murder of one Sunny Etchie, a youth leader of oil-rich KoloKolo community in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nwabuzor Chidi, confirmed the arrest via telephone to The Nation. He said, …

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Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19

Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has tested positive for coronavirus. Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. The Governor tweeted: “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self -isolating.“Work continues. Your continued prayers over my wellbeing are most appreciated.” Details shortly….

Nigerian lady dies two months after posting “if I die during Lockdown no need for autopsy”

A 22-year-old woman has died two months after making a post about death on Facebook. Sandra Chinenye Obioha Ihekwereme wrote on Facebook on April 4: “If I die in this lockdown no need for autopsy. Na yam and red oil and garri with salt kill me.” Sadly, Sandra passed on on June 12. Her obituary …

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