Nigerian Army Confiscates Dailytrust Newspaper

army hqReports has it that heavily armed soldiers this morning confiscated copies of today’s edition of DAILY TRUST across the country and disrupted the distribution of the paper in major cities including Abuja, Kano, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt.

The soldiers, who claimed they were acting on superior order, mounted road blocks along the major highways through which the newspaper is distributed, intercepted the delivery vans and detained some of the drivers.

The army also mounted road blocks around our offices in Abuja and Kano Read more…

Tributes Pours In For The Late NAFDAC Boss,Dora Akunyili

doraTributes are coming in in torrents from Nigerians from works of life after the painful news of the demise of the former NAFDAC boss Prof. Dora Akunyili.

In a statement issued on Saturday in Awka, by the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh described Akunyili as a woman of courage and extraordinary achievement Read more…

FG Clamps Down On Media,Prevents Distrubution Of Newspapers In Parts Of The Country

FGThe Federal Government for a reason best known to them has been on the hills of media houses in the past few days has it has ensured the non distribution of newspaers in parts of the country.

It continued its clampdown on the media today (Saturday) by disallowing circulation of newspapers in the Federal Capital Territory and many parts of Read more…

A Sudanese Court Sentences A woman To Death By Hanging For Apostacy

apostateA Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy – the abandonment of her religious faith – after she married a Christian man.

Amnesty International condemned the sentence, handed down by a judge in Khartoum, as “appalling and abhorrent”.

Local media report the sentence on the woman, who is pregnant, would not be carried out for two years after she had given birth.

Sudan has a majority Muslim population, which is governed by Islamic law. Read more…

Does Mixing Alcoholic Drinks Really Cause Hangovers?

alcoholMany people believe that mixing wine, beer and spirits causes nasty hangovers. Are they right? Claudia Hammond studies the evidence

“Grape or grain, but never the twain.” So runs the old folk wisdom that advises against drinking wine or beer on the same night. It is far from uncommon to hear people who have woken up feeling sick, dehydrated and with a splitting Read more…