Man kills dad, 90, over N452

A man ‘flipped’ and killed his 90-year-old dad after being asked for money. Michael Burns, 21, attacked his father William Burns at their family home in Netherton, Merseyside, on March 24. Burns, who suffered fractures to his cheekbone, jaw, eye socket and ribs, was admitted to hospital three days later but developed pneumonia and died on April 6. Police found the pensioner slumped on the floor of the living room after being called by concerned neighbours. Burns was sentenced to three years and four months in prison at Liverpool Crown…

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Man kills dad, 90, over N452

A man ‘flipped’ and killed his 90-year-old dad after being asked for money. Michael Burns, 21, attacked his father William Burns at their family home in Netherton, Merseyside, on March 24. Burns, who suffered fractures to his cheekbone, jaw, eye socket and ribs, was admitted to hospital three days later but developed pneumonia and died on April 6. Police found the pensioner slumped on the floor of the living room after being called by concerned neighbours. Burns was sentenced to three years and four months in prison at Liverpool Crown…

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Man kills dad, 90, over N452

A man ‘flipped’ and killed his 90-year-old dad after being asked for money. Michael Burns, 21, attacked his father William Burns at their family home in Netherton, Merseyside, on March 24. Burns, who suffered fractures to his cheekbone, jaw, eye socket and ribs, was admitted to hospital three days later but developed pneumonia and died on April 6. Police found the pensioner slumped on the floor of the living room after being called by concerned neighbours. Burns was sentenced to three years and four months in prison at Liverpool Crown…

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UEFA League: Barca eye yet another famous comeback

    Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping…

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Local oil firms walking a tight rope

Indigenous firms are the worst-hit by myriads of challenges bedeviling the oil and gas industry. ADEOLA YUSUF reports on how many of them are running into bankruptcy     Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm, made the headlines penultimate week; basking in the euphoria of its new status as the biggest Nigerian- owned oil firm in terms of production, hitherto known by many as the petroleum product trading firm, it announced the production of the largest share of the 313,602 barrels per day output from indigenous companies. The firm’s management cannot…

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Fawehinmi: Why Senate can’t compel FG to sack Magu

Mohammed Fawehinmi, scion of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi law dynasty in this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, speaks on the Senate, Presidency’s face-off, rejection of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, former Adamawa state’s governor, Bala Ngilari’s post-conviction bail, democratization of SAN award and sundry issues     There seems to be a crack in the Senate, Presidency relationship over the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu’s rejection as the agency’s czar by the Senate. What does this portend…

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La Liga: Messi keeps Barca’s title hope alive

  Lionel Messi kept Barcelona’s title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain’s top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend’s El Clasico. Earlier on Saturday, Isco struck at the death to keep Real Madrid three points clear and with a game in hand at the top of the table after twice coming from behind to beat Sporting Gijon 3-2. Barcelona will need Messi on this form if they are to produce another miracle Champions League fightback against Juventus on…

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DONALD DUKE’S DAUGHTER: I PICKED SAX BECAUSE OF MY DAD

Xerona Duke, the heiress of former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke, is both an entertainment lawyer and an Afro-beat exponent. It runs in the blood, plays saxophone and mum sings and plays the piano. The young lady will be performing live with her dad at the Runway Jazz concert in commemoration of Lagos at 50 set to be held on April 30 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. She speaks with LANRE ODUKOYA.     Have you ever been to any music school? Yes, I…

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Buhari appoints DGs, CEOs of 23 federal agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of Chief executives of various Federal Government Agencies. A statement signed by Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated that the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has Barrister Julie Okah-Donli as Director-General; National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) has Barrister Mary Ikpere-Eta Director-General; Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Bayo Somefun as Managing Director, while Tijani Suleiman, Mr. Jasper Azuatalam and Kemi Nelson have been appointed as Executive Directors.…

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Depression: When to seek medical assistance

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently declared depression, which could lead to disability and death, the world’s most widespread illness.For someone living with depression, talking to a person they trust is often the first step towards treatment and recovery, reports APPOLONI A ADEYEMI   Depression is not a new disease condition. It has been in the world from the time of old. Recent events have however brought it to the front burner, prompting attention to be focused on it. World Health Organisation, WHO, last month raised the alarm, alerting…

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