Anna Amos, the 14-year-old secondary school student who allegedly killed her a septuagenarian woman in Benin, Edo State, by smashing her head with a stone, on Friday narrated how she murdered the woman she had lived with since March, 2018, as a house-maid.
A former Chairman of the Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), Mrs. Mimi Adzape-Orubibi, has charged women in Benue to rise up to the challenge of leadership to resolve problems in the state.
The officer in charge of Snakebite Treatment and Research Centre, Kaltungo in Gombe state, Dr. Abubakar Ballah, has encouraged members of the public to embrace the trade of rearing snakes to enhance their economic status.
Ballah told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaltungo on Friday that snake rearing is one of the most profitable trades, considering the high cost of snake venom which pharmaceutical industries use in producing anti snake venom.
“An ounce of the venom of a carpet viper snake is $500, that of cobra and puff adder snakes cost $400, and the good thing about the business is that you can find market easily through the Internet,” he said.
He said that apart from the production of anti snakebite venoms, the pharmaceutical industries use the snake venoms in the production of anti hypertensive, cancer and ulcer drugs.
He said that apart from selling the snakes to pharmaceutical firms, the reptiles could be sold to earn foreign exchange.
“For example, Indonesia has the…
The Plateau House of Assembly will soon enact a law to prohibit the grabbing of its lands by foreigners, its Speaker, Mr. Joshua Madaki, said on Friday in Jos.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 114,448 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) produced are yet to be collected by their owners in the state.
No fewer than 18 people are reportedly trapped under the rubble of a four-storey building which collapsed at Jabi area of Abuja on Friday.
As part of its preparations for the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State on Friday published the notice of elections at its state office, INEC Local Government offices, and state Registration Areas.
INEC gave this directive in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Mr. Femi Akinbiyi.
“The action is in accordance with the approved deadline for the conduct of the 2019 general elections, as contained in Section 30 of the Electoral Act,’’ Akinbiyi said.
The Electoral Act states that: “The Commission shall, not later than 90 days before the day appointed for holding of an election under this Act, publish a notice in each state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.”
Akinbiyi explained that the Act requested the commission to state the date of the election and appoint the place at which nomination papers are to be delivered.
He added that the Act also demands that the notice should be published in each constituency…
As part of its preparations for the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral (INEC) in Lagos State on Friday published the notice of elections at its State office, INEC Local Government offices, and state Registration Areas.
Fashion enthusiast, business woman and Instagram sensation Laura Ikeji has raised the stakes in her dressing culture to add something more expensive to her wardrobe.
The officer in charge of Snakebite Treatment and Research Centre, Kaltungo in Gombe state, Dr Abubakar Ballah, has encouraged members of the public to embrace the trade of rearing snakes to enhance their economic status.