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Mar 15, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed After 34 Years In Jail

A man, Sidney Holmes, was released after serving more than 34 years of a 400-year prison sentence after the state of Florida reinvestigated the case and determined that he did not commit armed robbery. According to abcNEWS on Tuesday, a thorough re-investigation of the 1988 armed robbery case that led to Holmes' conviction "raised reasonable doubts about his guilt," according to Broward County State Attorney Harold F. Pryor.
Mar 14, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Mr Macaroni Slams Actor Lege Miami N50m Defamation Suit

Skit maker, Mr Macaroni, has sued Nollywood actor Adams Kehinde also known as Lege Miami, for N50 million over defamatory comments made on social media. Lege Miami made this known in an Instagram post where he shared the letter on Tuesday.

In a video he shared on Instagram while speaking in Yoruba, the actor told Falana and Falana’s Chambers, who issued the lawsuit,
Mar 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Baby Dies In Hospital After Losing Mum, Brother In Auto Crash

A three-month-old baby girl, Ivy, has died in the hospital following a highway car crash that claimed the life of her mum, Katrina Sila, 34, and two-year-older brother, Kai Prahastono. They died instantly when their silver SUV veered into a cement truck on the other side of the Hume Highway at Menangle Park, southwest Sydney, around 11.20 am on Monday.

Ivy was trapped in the wreckage for up to an hour before she was rescued and airlifted to
Mar 14, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Pastor Bolaji Idowu Speaks On Sanwo-Olu’s Visit To His Church

The lead pastor of Harvesters International Christian Centre, Pastor Bolaji Idowu, has spoken about the visit of the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to his church on Sunday, March 12, 2023. He said this in a video during one of the church services shared on social media on Tuesday.

Pastor Idowu stated that he was unaware of the governor's visit to the church and that it was necessary to welcome the governor due to his position as state governor.
Mar 14, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Security Guard Sentenced To 10 Years Jail Term For Armed Robbery

Justice E. O Ajayi of Oyo State High Court, on Tuesday, sentenced a security guard, one Ojo Adeoye, to 10 years imprisonment for armed robbery.

Adeoye was arraigned on two charges of conspiracy and armed robbery, offences which contravened Sections 6 (b), 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms laws of the federation.

During court sitting, the state's Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Oloso Olayiwola,
Mar 14, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
PHOTOS: EFCC Arrests 21 Internet Fraudsters In Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested 21 suspected internet fraudsters in the Lugbe and Kubwa suburbs of Abuja.

The commission made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday. According to the statement, more than 25 mobile phones, three laptops and Mercedes CLA250 and C300 cars were recovered from the suspects.
Mar 14, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
Polish Activist Found Guilty Of Supplying Abortion Pills

Polish activist Justyna Wydrzynska was on Tuesday found guilty of supplying a pregnant woman with abortion pills in the Catholic country, her NGO said, in Poland's first such case. Poland has one of Europe's most restrictive termination laws and all abortion is banned except in cases of rape and incest, or when the mother's life or health is considered at risk.
Mar 14, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Police Arrest Car Snatcher In Lagos

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad have arrested one 36-year-old man, Dayo Jimoh, in Lagos after he and two others (still at large) hijacked two vehicles at gunpoint. The operatives made this known via a statement issued on their Twitter account on Tuesday

The statement which was signed by the police public relations officer, Benjamin Hundeyin read,
Mar 14, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
PHOTOS: Election Security Committee Meets In Abuja Ahead Gov Polls

The Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on election security met at the Independent National Electoral Commission headquarters in Abuja in preparation for the governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. Photos from the meeting, as well as a statement, were shared via INEC’s Twitter handle on Tuesday.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, in a statement, urged political parties to persuade their supporters not to engage in violence during the governorship and state assembly elections.
Mar 14, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Nigerian Man Bags Life Sentence For South African Artiste's Murder

A Nigerian man, Onyeghani Dumkele, who allegedly murdered an up-and-coming artiste, Shaun Douglas Chabalala, 23, has been sentenced to life imprisonment. MSN reports that the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court also sentenced 37-year-old Dumkele to an additional 15 years imprisonment for aggravated robbery,
Mar 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Meta Plans Additional 10,000 Layoffs

Facebook parent company, Meta, has confirmed it will cut 10,000 jobs in coming months, after 11,000 layoffs in December.

The Chief Executive Officer of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, announced this via his Facebook page on Tuesday, Image sharing the internal memo he sent employees.

He partly wrote, "Here's the timeline you should expect. Over the next couple of months, org leaders will announce restructuring plans focused on flattening our orgs, cancelling lower priority projects, and reducing our hiring rates.
Mar 14, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
'Okada' Rider To Die By Hanging For Killing Father Over Property

Justice Ezekiel Enang of Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Etinan Local Government Area has sentenced a commercial motorcyclist, Moses Edo, 37, to death by hanging for killing his father, Abdon Edo, Image over landed property.

Justice Enang held that the convict, an indigene of Ikot Ukobo in Nsit Ubium LGA, confessed in his statement to have single-handedly killed his father in broad daylight on July 29, 2015, in his house and buried him, Daily Post reported on Tuesday.
Mar 14, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Olympic High Jump Legend Dick Fosbury Dies At 76

Olympic high jump champion, Dick Fosbury, who revolutionized the event with a different jump technique that was eventually named after him, has died at 76.

This was disclosed by his agent Ray Schulte via Instagram on Monday. Fosbury won gold in the high jump at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, where he jumped back first to clear the bar, a technique that has since been named the 'Fosbury Flop' and used by all high jumpers today.
Mar 14, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
2023 Oscar Winner, Eric Saindon, Undergoes Surgery After Ceremony

A visual effects artist who won an Oscar on Sunday for 'Avatar: The Way of Water', Eric Saindon, was taken to the hospital with severe pain and eventually underwent surgery for a rupture in his small intestine. Saindon won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects with Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, and Daniel Barrett at the 2023 Oscars.

According to the DailyMail, Saindon's mother, Lila Saindon, told NBC affiliate News Center on Tuesday that Saindon had been
Mar 14, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Yobe LG Auditor-General Jailed Five Years For Fraud

The Auditor General for Local Government in Yobe State, Idris Yahaya, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for misappropriation of N19.9 million preferred against him by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

This was disclosed in a statement released via EFCC’s Twitter handle on Monday.

The statement read, "Alhaji Idris Yahaya, the Auditor General for Local Government, Yobe State, is to spend five years in prison,
Mar 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Kaduna Police Kill Bandit, Recover AK47 Rifle

The Kaduna State Police Command in Kaduna said its operatives killed a bandit and recovered one AK-47 rifle with two rounds of live 7.62x39mm ammunition.

The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.

Jalige said, "On March 13, operatives of the Command attached to Operation WHIRL Punch acted on a received credible intelligence indicating that on the same date at about 0645 hrs,
Mar 14, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
1,000-Year-Old Skeleton Of Roman Aristocrat Discovered In Hidden Lead Coffin

The remains of a Roman aristocrat have been found by archaeologists in northern England. The skeleton of the unidentified woman, believed to be more than 1,000 years old, was found in a lead coffin in a hidden cemetery in the city of Leeds.
Mar 13, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
Sanwo-Olu Vows To Shut Banks Rejecting Old Naira Notes, Releases Hotlines For Reporting

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has vowed to report any bank that rejects the old notes to the Central Bank of Nigeria and to shut the offending branch immediately. He made this known in a statement released via his Instagram account on Monday.

He wrote, “My dear Lagosians, I have noted the difficulties that you have been having over the naira redesign crisis. I feel your pain.
Mar 13, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Nigerian Man Arrested Over Murder Of PoS Operator In Ghana

A Nigerian man, Gideon Vitallis, 24, has been arrested by operatives of the National Intelligence Bureau for the alleged murder of a Point of Sale operator, Patience Quaye, 32, at the Twumasiwaa Memorial Clinic in Accra, Ghana.

She was allegedly found dead in a store room at the facility on Wednesday, March 8, after she had been missing for days.

The mother of one reportedly went to work on Monday night, March 6,
Mar 13, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Grandmother Mauled To Death By Pitbull She Rescued From Street

A grandmother, Anne Shields, has died after she suffered 'catastrophic' injuries when the pit bull she had rescued suddenly turned on her. Shields, 67, was mauled by the dog she had taken in as a starving stray, which she called Choccy, at her holiday home in Spain.
Mar 13, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
10 Things To Know About Historic Two-time Oscars Winner, Ruth. E. Carter

Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter, made history at the 2023 Oscars when she became the first Black woman to win her second Academy Award. Carter, 62, took home the Oscar for best costume design for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." She had previously won an Oscar for best costume design for the first Black Panther movie in 2019.

Here are 10 things we know about Carter: