House fire: Boy, 9, charged with 5 counts of murder

A 9-year-old from Illinois was charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a fire at a mobile home earlier this year that killed five people, including three children. State prosecutors charged the child with five counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, accusing the juvenile of intentionally setting the deadly April fire in Goodfield, the Woodford County State’s Attorney Office told local news outlets. The fire’s youngest victim was just one-year-old, reports ABC News. The office did not say if there were…

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House fire: Boy, 9, charged with 5 counts of murder

A 9-year-old from Illinois was charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a fire at a mobile home earlier this year that killed five people, including three children. State prosecutors charged the child with five counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, accusing the juvenile of intentionally setting the deadly April fire in Goodfield, the Woodford County State’s Attorney Office told local news outlets. The fire’s youngest victim was just one-year-old, reports ABC News. The office did not say if there were…

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Boy,13, arrested for murder of police officer

A teenager is one of 10 people who have been arrested after a police officer was murdered in Berkshire during a call-out to a burglary. PC Andrew Harper was killed on the A4 Bath Road between Reading and Newbury last night. This morning Thames Valley Police confirmed that he was part of a road unit and was responding to an incident at the crossroads of Ufton Lane and Lambdens Hill near Sulhampstead. Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the killing this morning saying: “I am deeply shocked and appalled by the…

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Boy, 16 needs N4.1m support for surgery

An indigene of Tiv, Benue State, Daniel Akishi Terpase who has been diagnosed with Ameloblastoma of mandible, needs N4.1 million financial assistance to fund a corrective a surgical operation in India. Ameloblastomas are locally aggressive benign tumours that arise from the mandible, or, less commonly, from the maxilla. The medical condition usually presents as a slowly but continuously growing hard painless lesion near the angle of the mandible in the 3rd to 5th decades of life, which can be severely disfiguring if left untreated. According to the uncle of Daniel,…

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Boy, 7, walks out of collapsed building

…death toll rises to eight Sympathisers and rescuers were pleasantly surprised yesterday when a sevenyear- old boy walked out of the rubble of a building at 3, Massey Street, Lagos Island, which collapsed on Tuesday. The boy, Ademola Afolayan, who brought the number of survivors to 15, walked out about 4:28a.m. after the bulldozer paved the way for him. This came about 14 hours after the building caved in. This came as death toll rose to eight yesterday from the initial two who were brought out dead from the rubble…

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Boy, 17, in court over alleged burglary

  A 17-year-old boy, who allegedly burgled a residence and stole rice and jewellery valued at N275,000 on Wednesday appeared at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused (names withheld), who resides at Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is charged with burglary and stealing. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed on April 10, 2017, at 6, Oloko Lane, Agege, Lagos. Donny said that the accused burgled the residence of late Alhaja Afusat Amao to steal. “The accused stole half bag of…

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I’m a proven match winner, Moyes tells Sunderland boo-boys

David Moyes

Sunderland manager David Moyes defended his credentials as a Premier League match winner after he was jeered by some sections of the home crowd during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United. Rooted at the bottom of the league with just 21 points from 32 games, Sunderland picked up their first point in four games on Saturday. “It’s (the booing) to be expected because me and the team are not doing well,” Moyes told the British media. “I have to accept it. “I just remember to myself that I think…

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Chibok girls, the mirror in our faces

As we remember the girls captured in Chibok three years ago, we must remember that they constitute only a fraction of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. I would urge Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), while you keep this issue of Chibok on the table, to broaden your message to cover all girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram, and also draw attention to the condition of girls and women in our society in general. To give you an idea of the extent of this problem, as at today,…

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Modified pig organs may correct birth defects in humans

A team of doctors in Britain have perfected the use of modified pig organs to treat newborn babies with birth defects. Babies born missing a section of their oesophagus, the tube linking the mouth to the stomach, are to receive the transplants harvested from pigs and then modified using the child’s stem cells. ‘The Australian’ an online news portal reported that the landmark lifesaving treatment would be used next year at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on about 10 children born with severe cases of oesophageal atresia (EA). Similarly,…

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