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A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack, officials say. Rahul Walke had been "meditating under a tree" in the Tadoba forest, which is a protected tiger reserve, officials told PTI news agency. Walke had been attached to a Buddhist temple which is inside the forest, but he had walked to...
A man was intercepted at an Australian airport after flying from Indonesia with two live squirrels smuggled in his luggage, authorities say. The Australian resident may face criminal charges after the animals were detected at Brisbane Airport last week. Both squirrels were put down after being deemed a biosecurity risk, Australian authorities said. The nation has strict quarantine laws that famously caught...
Canada says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian being investigated by China on suspicion of harming its national security. News that businessman Michael Spavor was missing emerged soon after the arrest of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig. Tension between China and Canada has grown since it arrested a Chinese businesswoman at the request of the US. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial...
Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has assured stakeholders of the 5,000 barrels per day Ikwe-Onna modular refinery in Akwa Ibom State, that the Federal Government will support import duty waivers on machinery, equipment and components for the refinery and other modular refinery projects. The Minister who stated this at stakeholders and project kick-off meeting for the refinery...
Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said. Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters in televised remarks that three of those killed were operators of the train. One of the victims died in hospital, he added. Turhan added that 47 people were injured and were in...
By Dr. Michael Nyemenim According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Mental health is very important to every individual...
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project has assured communities affected by hydrocarbon pollution in Ogoniland of full participation during the clean-up exercise. The organisation also informed members of the communities that “the Federal Government has concluded all processes to ensure the commencement of the clean-up in Ogoniland.” The Project Coordinator, HYPREP, Dr Marvin Dekil, according to a statement issued on Wednesday...
Justice J.K Omotosho of the federal high court, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, handed a Port Harcourt-based blogger a 2-day sentence for videoing court proceedings. The blogger, Barile Normagima was caught video-recording the proceedings between the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the state chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC. The blogger began recording the court proceedings...
Usheoritse Itsekiri of Rivers and Bukola Boluwatife of Ondo State emerged winners of the men’s and women’s 100m races respectively at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) on Wednesday. Itsekiri coasted home in a time of 10.27 seconds to win the male event’s gold medal, while Boluwatife crossed the finish line in 11.45 secs in the women’s race....
Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set by Rivers State Governor to investigate the circumstances that led to the collapsed of a seven-story building at Woji road in New GRA, Port Harcourt has visited the site of the collapsed building. The seven-member Judicial Commission led by Justice ADOLPHUS ENEBELI was on the ground to see the collapsed building before...