India School Bars Student From Wearing Shoe Into Exam Hall

Bihar, a state in eastern India has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to the centres wearing shoes and socks will have to remove them outside the hall,” head of Bihar School Examination Board Anand Kishor told the media. “The board has taken this decision to prevent cheating,” he added. A senior official said 1.7 million students are appearing…

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Soldiers Punish Pupil To Death

Queendaline: Died

By Akinwale Kasali Few days ago in Zamfara State, a teacher was alleged to have flogged a student to death. Yesterday, the family of Queendaline Ekezie, a 15-year-old pupil of Army Day Secondary School, Obinze, Owerri, Imo State, are inconsolable after two soldiers in the school allegedly snuffed life out of her during a rigorous punishment. The soldiers were reported to have asked her to frogmarch after she arrived at school late. The victim, was said to have been exhausted after repeating the exercise several times, was said to have…

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Billy Graham Dies At 99

Graham: Dies

American evangelist Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to a dozen US presidents, has died at age 99, US media reported, citing family sources. Tall and handsome, Graham, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, cut a charismatic figure as an evangelical preacher whose huge rallies found audiences on radio and television. He preached to a long line of US presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, and was featured in the recent mini series “The Crown” as a spiritual adviser to the young Queen Elizabeth II. Details later…

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Teacher Flogs Student To Death

A Teacher flogging a student

There was pandemonium at Government Day Secondary School Sankalawa in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State as a teacher was alleged to have flogged a student to death. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident was revealed on Wednesday by Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The deputy speaker, who spoke under matters of urgent public importance during the assembly’s sitting in Gusau, said that the house had received several reports on the issue. According to him, another incident at Government Female…

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Indonesian Cities Ban Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine Day Celebration: Banned in Indonesia

Valentine’s Day was banned in some Indonesian cities last Wednesday as police rounded up amorous couples, giving the official kiss-off to a tradition which critics say doesn’t deserve any love in the Muslim-majority nation. The prohibitions come amid concerns that traditionally tolerant Indonesia is taking a sharp fundamentalist turn, by pushing to make pre-marital sex — including gay sex — illegal and punishable with jail time. On Wednesday authorities in the country’s second-biggest city Surabaya briefly detained about two dozen couples during a raid to sniff out any sign of…

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BBNaija: Six Contestants Evicted

Bito and Princess: Evicted

Big Brother naija 2018: Housemates, K-Brule and Khloe in the ongoing Big Brother reality TV Show, BBNaija, have been disqualified after they both earned the maximum number of strikes (warning) a contestant can get. They were issued a strike following their disagreement last night. K-Brule had earlier on gotten his second strike after he tried to attack Dee One during an argument but was held back by Angel and Lolu. Big Brother after finding his behaviour unacceptable issued him a strike making it three strikes. Khloe was disqualified for using…

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Bobsled Team: Fought Fears To Hoist National Flag

Gunning for glory

•Nigeria’s Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games representatives Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga. Photo: Obi Grant.com As they prepare to make Olympic history in Pyeongchang, Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team admit they battle their demons every time they climb into the sled. Being billed as “Cool Runnings” reloaded in the country’s first Winter Games appearance, Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga knelt in silent prayer  on Wednesday before hurtling down the track at breakneck speeds they know could kill them. “The first time I got in a sled it was honestly terrifying,”…

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Tax Evasion: Sanchez Swims In Troubled Waters

Sanchez: In trouble

Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to accept a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in return for avoiding a trial. Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal last month, faced being tried over the fraud of 983,000 euros ($1.21 million) linked to image rights during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona, according to details of the deal seen by AFP. Prosecutors said the 29-year-old Chilean forward had failed to declare any proceeds from the exploitation of his image rights in 2012 and 2013…

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OLX Leaves Nigeria

OLX: Close shop

There are indications that OLX, an online marketplace owned by Naspers, has shut down its offices in Nigeria, a move that will affect over 100 of its employees. It was gathered that the workers were formally informed of the decision on Tuesday through a notice of termination, which will commence in March, and will be followed by the management team in April. In an emailed response by the Public Relations and Communications Lead, OLX Nigeria, Uche Nwagboso, the company confirmed that it made a decision to consolidate its business operations…

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Schwarzenegger’s Bugatti Bought By A Nigerian Man, Okeke

Okeke: Purchases Arnold's bugatti

A Nigerian man, Obi Okeke, popularly referred to as Doctor Bugatti, has purchased Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bugatti Veyron for $2.5m According to TMZ, the Bugatti dealer has intentions to resell the vehicle. The Bugatti Veyron 2015 model goes 0-60 mph in 2.5 secs and has only had about 1,000 miles on it. Okeke was the one who sold a similar whip to heavyweight champion, Floyd Mayweather, and he seems to be on the lookout for a buyer for his new ride. “When you’re in the business for as long as I’ve been, you meet…

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