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Bill Cosby sentenced to state prison for sexual assault

Bill Cosby sentenced to state prison for sexual assault

Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault. Cosby, 81, has also been categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry. The actor declined to make a statement when a judge gave him

Victim or Villain: The story of Ike Ibeabuchi, the ‘President’ who went to jail

By Nnamdi Okosieme Abuja, Nigeria September 16, 2018 He came from a clan established by a warrior. His hometown, Isuochi, is one of the three autonomous communities making up Umunneochi( known officially as Nneochi), a Local Government Area in Abia State in Nigeria. Legend has it that Ochi, a famed warrior, and wrestler had settled

PIND Sets Up Grant to Promote Development Reporting in the Niger Delta

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has budgeted N3, 400,000 under its 2018 PIND Media Solution Journalism Innovative Grant for Peace Building and Economic Development to encourage media personnel and organizations to develop innovative ideas that could help change the Niger Delta narrative. The grant which is a follow up to

Aduvie students shine in Microsoft competition

Students of Aduvie International School, Jahi, Abuja have emerged champions in various National categories at 10th edition of the Annual Microsoft Office Specialist Competition, Computer Fundamentals and Adobe Certification which was concluded recently. More than 500 students from 42 schools in the 36 states of Nigeria competed in the Competition. It was a record breaking

Ex-ICPC chair, Mustapha Akanbi, dies

A former President of the Court of Appeal, Mustapha Akanbi, is dead. Mr Akanbi died Sunday morning in Ilorin, Kwara State. A source told PREMIUM TIMES that the former chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) died around 1 a.m. His son, Kabir Akanbi, also confirmed the death to The Nation newspaper. He will

BREAKING: Ondo monarch, Oba Olanrewaju Lebi, passes on

A traditional ruler in Ondo State, Oba Olanrewaju Lebi of Ode-Irele, is dead The monarch, who held the title of Olofun of Irele, passed on in the early hours of Friday according to palace sources. Before he was crowned monarch in 1994, he had worked in the Federal civil service with secondment to the Presidency.

Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan had vision for Nigeria but acknowledged he didn’t know economics

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says former president Goodluck Jonathan, acknowledged that he did not know economics but had a clear direction of where he wanted to take Nigeria to. In her recently-released book on her role in the Jonathan administration, Fighting Corruption is Dangerous, Okonjo-Iweala narrated how she came to join Jonathan’s team,

UNILORIN student develops app for patients to get quick access to healthcare

Adeshina Taiwo, a 400 Level student of computer science at the University of Ilorin, has developed a web application aimed at improving Nigeria’s healthcare system. The web app was exhibited on Monday at the first international conference organised by the faculty of communication and information sciences in Ilorin. Taiwo, who described the web application as