Professor Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, collapsed on Monday during a House of Reps probe into the activities of the organisation.
Here are 7 fast facts about him:
1. Professor Pondei is from Bayelsa State. 2. He attended the Federal Government College, for Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 3. Pondei is a medical doctor, who graduated from the University of Lagos 4. He holds a PhD in Microbiology from University of Nottingham 5. The acting MD was former Acting Head, Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, and Acting Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University. 6. He was appointed the acting MD of NDDC on 19 February, 2020. 7. On May 5, the National Assembly ordered a probe into his 74-day administration.
People of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State Nigeria were on Sunday attacked by suspected terrorist organization in the Northern region of the West African country Nigeria.
The attackers in their numbers invaded Kukum Daji Kagoro in Kaura Local Government Area of the State killing over twenty people and displacing hundreds of families.
Some of the community members who later converged when the terrorist had gone were seen identifying the bodies of their family members and calling on the government to come to their rescue.
At the time of filing this report, no fewer than twenty people have been confirmed dead
Atlanta based Nigerian, Mr Francis Van-Lare has launched his logistics company named SPEEDPACK.
According to a post made available by the man known for traveling around the world for vacations, he encouraged the West African States to book their shipment through the company’s website and mobile application.
He further stated that except for the Ford Vans, all other delivery bikes, scooters and cars use electric.
The company will also provide warehousing and distribution services.
The funeral of George Floyd, an African American whose death in police custody spawned global outrage, has heard impassioned pleas for racial justice.
Speakers in the church in Houston, Texas, lined up to remember a man whose “crime was that he was born black”.
Mr Floyd died in Minneapolis last month as a white police officer held a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, his final moments filmed on phones.
Four police officers involved have been sacked and charged over his death.
His coffin was taken from the church driven in a motorcade to the Houston Memorial Gardens where he was to be buried beside his mother.
Media caption George Floyd’s niece: ‘This is not just murder, but a hate crime.
One of Mr Floyd’s nieces, Brooke Williams, called for a change in laws which, she argued, were designed to disadvantage black people.
Various reports has it that Dubai based Nigerian big boys and social media celebrity, Hushpuppi and Mr Woodbery and others have reportedly been arrested by Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI in Dubai.
According to a video that’s being circulating on social media, the Nigerian big boys were allegedly surrounded by the International police and FBI on the grounds of being fraud suspects.
It’s been shared by insiders that the socialites were arrested today, 02:00pm Dubai time.
As of this moment, details of their arrest are still sketchy but insiders who are close to the big boys in the United Arab Emirates city confirm that they were indeed apprehended by the authorities.
Jennifer was on Saturday killed by her lover inside her room in Kubwa Local Government Area of Nigeria’s capital Abuja.
According to reports reaching AFRICA THISDAY from a source close to Jennifer and her boy friend, the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday 1st February 2020 after the suspect had collected four hundred thousand naira from Jennifer (N400,000 ) without telling her he was travelling abroad.
The suspect became furious when he suspected that Jennifer must have uncovered his plans of running away with the money and he strangled her to death.
However the police in Abuja have since launched an investigation into the case.
Jennifer was a breastfeeding mother before her untimely death.
A pregnant young woman in her twenties has reportedly ran mad in Imo state Nigeria.
According to an eye witness, the pregnant lady was dropped off around 9am by boys suspected to be yahoo boys who are also into rituals.
Sympathizers tried to help her immediately they noticed she was behaving abnormally.
It was also confirmed that she was not wearing her underwear as the men must have taken her paint for their ritual, said an eyewitness.
“She was dropped off by some strange men in a vehicle and she started misbehaving and we suspected that she might have been dropped by one of these ritualists because she was not putting on her undies as she tried to free herself from those holding her.
She was later taken to a nearby church for spiritual assistance, said the source
The Anambra State police command in Nigeria has arrested a 26 year old man identified as Paul who confessed to killing his elder brother so as to inherit his iPhone 11.
He was said to have killed his brother with the use of a chemical called sniper.
Hell was let loose on Monday morning in Etitiama Nkporo, Ohafia local government area of Abia state Nigeria following the killing of a middle aged woman by her husband identified as Mr. Kalu Ilum.
An eye witness who spoke with AFRICA THISDAY on the condition of anonymity said trouble started when the late Ilum invaded his wife’s shop at about 7am on Monday and shot her, killing her on the spot.
The couple were said to have unresolved issues, leading the late wife identified as Chichi, a food vendor to seek for a divorce.
Africa thisday gathered that after the dastardly act, the killer husband fled into a well for fear of attack by the locals.
Our source disclosed that it took the intervention of a native medicine man who came to make the fleeing husband uncomfortable in his hiding place, a situation that forced him out from the well.
He was lynched on the spot by angry mob and later set ablaze.
His residence was also set ablaze by the angry youths, causing panic in the area.
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An Abuja-based not-for-profit organisation, Accountability Lab. Nigeria, has honoured a pensioner in Bauchi State, Abubakar Garba, for returning N1million excess gratuity paid to him.
“My entitlement was N1.2 million but I had been paid N1 million some years back, leaving a balance of N200,000.