The University of Southern California has reached a 215 million dollars proposed settlement with former patients of a gynaecologist at the school. George Tyndall was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university, Wanda Austin, said in a letter on Friday seen by media. More than 400 women have since accused Tyndall of sexual abuse, some in a federal lawsuit covered by the settlement and others in state lawsuits that are still pending. On Thursday, attorneys representing current and former University of Southern California students filed 93 additional lawsuits against USC in Los Angeles Superior Court. They alleged gross sexual misconduct and sexual assault on campus by Tyndall.
October 20, 2018 12:56 UTC
The Paramount ruler of the Adara in Kachia local government area of Kaduna state, Maiwada Galadima, alongside his wife, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. It was also gathered that four others on his convoy were killed in the process of his abduction. A reliable source revealed that the monarch was kidnapped on his way to his palace in Kachia on Friday. The source said the traditional ruler and his wife were abducted at gunpoint, while some of his aides were killed and some others sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals. While calling for calm Agite disclosed security had been alerted and they are working round to get to the abductors.
October 20, 2018 12:34 UTC
The Federal Road Safety Commission in Ogun State, on Friday, said that one person died while three others sustained injuries in a lone accident that involved a commercial bus at Sango-Ota, Ogun. Mr Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, the Sango-Ota Unit Commander of FRSC, who confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun, said that the accident happened around 5.20pm. Oguntoyinbo explained that a commercial bus with registration number FST 633 XW, heading toward Owode-Ijako from Toll-gate lost control due to brake failure and rammed into the beggars beside the road. READ ALSO: Kanu has spoken with me, will hold press conference Sunday, says lawyer“One of the roadside beggars died instantly while three others sustained various degrees of injuries.”“The injured people are receiving treatment at General Hospital, Sango-Ota, while the corpse of the beggar was taken away by the beggar Association, Sango-Ota chapter,” he said. The unit commander, however, advised beggars to desist from begging for money on the roadside.
October 20, 2018 12:22 UTC
Britain’s Prince Harry on Saturday opened the Olympic-style Invictus Games for disabled and wounded soldiers at a moving ceremony on the forecourt of Sydney’s Opera House, after an intense thunderstorm forced an hour-long delay. “Invictus has become about the example of service and dedication our competitors have provided to the world. Earlier Saturday, Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan opened an extension to a war memorial in the city before handing out the first Invictus medals in a driving challenge, where France won gold. – Healing power of sport –Founded by Harry in 2014, the Games are an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women, both active duty and veterans. It culminated in the inaugural Invictus Games in London in 2014, with its stature growing since then over two more events in Orlando and Toronto.
October 20, 2018 12:11 UTC
THERE was a strong indication Friday evening that the suspension placed on the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, may be overruled by the Presidency. Already, the suspended Executive Secretary has defied the directive by the Governing Council that he should proceed on indefinite suspension over various forms of administrative infractions. When the Governing Council addressed a press conference to announce his suspension on Thursday, the Chairperson said the Council derived its power from the NHIS Act. Also, a document made available to journalists by the council detailed alleged offences of the suspended Executive Secretary. Unfortunately, the Governing Council is trapped in a vicious cycle of conflict and corruption management.
October 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate has included 9,125 ex-workers of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited, and its mobile subsidiary, MTEL, to its monthly pension payroll. A statement by the management of PTAD in Abuja on Saturday disclosed that the addition of the pensioners to the payroll was coming after 12 years of uncertainty post-privatisation of NITEL/MTEL. PTAD said the inclusion of the ex-workers was in fulfilment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to ensuring that all pensioners get their entitlements. READ ALSO: UPDATED: Saudi Arabia confirms Khashoggi’s death, sacks top intelligence officerPTAD also announced that payments to 1,385 Next of Kins of deceased pensioners would follow shortly as soon as the Directorate concludes the computation of the deceased pensioners’ benefits. News Agency of Nigeria recalls that PTAD Executive Secretary, Ms Sharon Ikeazor, had in August, assured the ex-workers that they would be put on the monthly payroll so, they can get their pensions.
October 20, 2018 11:22 UTC
It has been undoubtedly a very good year for Cardi B with her winning multiple awards, her song topping the chart, her marriage and motherhood. Cardi B started the Christmas cheer early by handing out free winter coats in brooklyn and this is a welcome gift due to the low temperatures that hit New York. Cardi B, handed out winter coats in a housing project, The Marlboro Houses in Gravesand, New York. Cardi B a native of the Bronx, thanked everyone who braved the chilly weather to see her via her Instagram page. '”It was a large turn out as people swarmed the artist while she handed out free winter coats.
October 20, 2018 11:03 UTC
“Turkey will reveal whatever had happened. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of the Islamic petro-state’s powerful crown prince, was last seen on October 2 entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul. Turkish police and prosecutors this week searched both the consulate as well as the consul’s residence in Istanbul. Celik said it was Turkey’s “debt of honour” to reveal what happened. Staff members of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul testified to prosecutors Friday as part of the probe.
October 20, 2018 10:52 UTC
Chicago Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia is a Nigerian, a marathon runner, a journalist and now a lawyer. She is the eleventh candidate to declare for mayor in the city of Chicago. On her campaign website, she has stated brilliant ideas on how to move the city of Chicago forward. The rapper stated that she is the most qualified and he believes that she has what it takes to move the city of Chicago forward. He also posted these lines via his Twitter page: “Amara for mayor.”
October 20, 2018 09:56 UTC
The population of Nigerians, currently over 190 million have been predicted to reach almost double figures in the next 32 years. Nigeria’s census last collected in 2012 by the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics, the total population of citizens in Nigeria was around 166.2 million people. Director General, Institute for National Transformation (INT), Abuja, Prof. Vincent Anigbogu, has also predicted that Nigeria’s population by 2050 will be 350 million. According to him, no fewer than 189 million people would be added to the current population of the country in the next 32 years. He explained that for Nigeria to survive the population explosion, its economic growth must outpace population growth.
October 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
Saudi Arabia on Saturday sacked two top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after conceding that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media advisor Saud al-Qahtani were both part of Prince Mohammed’s inner circle. The Saudi daily Al-Hayat once described the major general, who trained at the renowned French military school Saint-Cyr, as the “best known Saudi pilot in the world”. Saud al-QahtaniA key counsellor to Prince Mohammed, Qahtani was a media advisor in the royal court. A known loyalist to Saudi rulers, he tweeted last year: “I don’t do anything from my own head without an order.
October 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
Popular Marvel series “Luke Cage” has been cancelled by Netflix just days after it cancelled another show “Iron Fist”. Luke Cage is a marvel production about a convict who possesses superhuman strength and unbreakable skin that turned into a crime-fighting hero. In a joint statement, Netflix and Marvel Television announced the cancellation of the show’s third season. The show starred Mike Colters as Luke Cage, Rosario Dawson and Mahershala Ali. “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season.
October 20, 2018 09:00 UTC
Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped earlier this month, said had been released and had returned home safely. His uncle, Azim Dewji told Mwanachi the kidnappers had released him early on Saturday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital. – Abductors spoke ‘African language’ –Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told Mwanachi that he had already spoken with Dewji, who had told him that his abductors spoke an African language. Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped on October 11 by gunmen — said to have been white — as he entered the gym of a hotel in Dar es Salaam. In 2016 he signed a pledge to donate at least half of his fortune to philanthropic causes, according to Forbes.
October 20, 2018 08:51 UTC
Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor, revealed this to State House reporters Thursday after he met with the country’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. “The Vice President said there is no plan by the Federal Government to sell Ajaokuta Steel Company. I am aware of the situation of Ajaokuta Steel Company of Nigeria. However, the federal government in an attempt to revitalise the steel sector signed a renegotiated concession agreement with Global Steel Holdings Limited for the Nigerian Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe. By the new agreement, the Ajaokuta Steel Complex was reverted to the Federal Government, effectively freeing the entity from all contractual encumbrances that had left it uncompleted and non-functional for decades, while GSHL retains NIOMCO.
October 20, 2018 08:37 UTC
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said Osinbajo gave the assurance in Bayelsa State. The vice president commended the very Rev. The vice president said that he looked forward to giving the victims as much support as possible. That is the true Bayelsan spirit, the true spirit of the Nigerian. Osinbajo said that he would make sure that everything needed by the victims was provided, adding that cow meat would also be provided to complement the food stuffs available.
October 20, 2018 08:26 UTC