Documents show Prince’s painkiller habit

  Numerous opioid painkillers were found at US singer Prince’s home shortly after his death last year, unsealed court documents show. Some of the pills discovered at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Minnesota had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard. But the documents do not offer evidence about the source of the fentanyl that killed the singer on 21 April 2016. Medical examiners have concluded that he died from an accidental overdose. No-one has been charged over the death of the 57-year-old singer. The court documents were…

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Ohio police hunt Facebook Live killer

Police in Cleveland are searching for a man who fatally shot a “random” victim and posted the footage on Facebook. The suspect, Steve Stephens, later said in a separate video post that he had killed 13 people and was looking to kill more. Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams confirmed one killing but said they did not know of any other victims. Williams said that “multiple forces” were looking for Stephens, who “needs to turn himself in”. The victim has been identified by Cleveland police as 74-year-old Robert Godwin. “There is…

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Ritual killers remove 10-year-old boy’s eye

Residents of Zuru Emirate in Kebbi State are now living in fear over the invasion of the area by ritual killers. On Sunday, two men removed the eye of a 10-year-old boy, Nazeefi Hussaini, for ritual purposes. The victim is a pupil of Model Primary School, Bena. Alhaji Yahaya Mai Shago Bena, who spoke with journalists on Monday in Birnin-Kebbi, revealed how the men lured their victim with a promise of N50 reward. Bena disclosed that Nazeefi is the son of his brother, Hussaini Mai Nika Gangare. According to him,…

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Money talks: Easter holiday on a budget

This edition, we will explore how to enjoy a fabulous holiday in a harsh economy. Sounds crazy right? While your first instinct in these climes would be to scrooge on whatever naira is indeed coming in, remember that taking time off to relax is equally as important. You can gain much more than you would loose from a holiday because you will refresh and reboot as well as relax enough to face whatever comes after. Recreation and relaxation are so important to your health and eases your blood pressure which…

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Badoo kill WASSCE candidate, father, mother

Suspected ritual killers, now tagged Badoo, have murdered a candidate sitting for the ongoing Senior West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at Ibeshe Tuntun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Badoo also brutally hacked the pupil’s parents to death in what seemed to be a recurrence of the killings perpetrated by the assailants in the community and its environs. The teenager, identified as Lucky Ebhodaghe, was said to be the only child of the family, which hailed from Cross River State. It…

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Two arraigned for Jumia dispatch rider’s murder

Court hears Kemi Olunloyo’s bail application today     A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has remanded the suspected killers of Jumia dispatch rider in Prison and adjourned the matter indefinitely. They were arraigned by the Commissioner of Police for allegedly committing the offence on March 25 at No. 1, Ada-Ede Street, Shell Location, Mgbuoba, Port Harcourt. The accused reportedly robbed the victim of one Gionee M6 phone valued at N105,000, one Infinix Note 3 handset valued 67,000 and IM-10 desktop GSM dual- SIM phone worth…

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Don links high prevalence causes of death to food

A university lecturer, Prof. Ganiyu Oboh has linked four of the 10 leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes to the food we eat. Oboh, a professor of Applied Biochemistry at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), who disclosed this while delivering the 85th inau-gural lecture of the university, said protein malnutrition has been identified as a major public health problem in the developing world, leading to prevalence of killer diseases. The lecturer, whose lecture dwelt on: “Functional Foods: Paradigm for Health and Wellness,” said “nutrition…

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