Adamawa: 18 persons killed in fresh Boko Haram attack

TVC E. Some suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly killed 18 people at Kuda-Kaya village Adamawa. According to Othman Abubakar, the state police spokesperson, "a Boko Haram suspect was arrested by the police and we are still investigating the suspect to ascertain whether he is among the wanted Boko Haram leaders." One of the residents, Abdul Ibrahim, who spoke on Friday morning 17th of june, said the insurgents, numbering over 100, came at about 10 pm on Thursday shooting indiscriminately and in the process killed about 18 people. He said during the attack, 10 persons also sustained various degrees of injuries, stressing that the death toll might increase He said 18 corpses were discovered on Thursday night after the insurgents had left the village. He lamented that the majority of persons killed were women and children, adding that those injured in the attack were rushed to Gulak Cottage Hospital, three kilometres from the village, for...

Benue Govt. To Sponsor Medical Graduates For Specialized Training

The Benue State Government has revealed that it will sponsor the state university’s newly graduated medical doctors abroad for specialized training, This is after spending between 10 to 13 years on their undergraduate programme at the Benue State University. The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, disclosed this to journalists shortly after receiving the third set of graduating medical doctors since his administration secured a 5-year accreditation for the College of Health Sciences in 2015. Governor Ortom said that there is no going back on his commitment to the college as he promised to sponsor the graduating medical doctors for specialized training. Provost of the College, Professor Simeon Adebisi, who led the doctors to the Governor said a total of 61 medical students have graduated from the college since Governor Ortom secured the accreditation one year ago. Follow Us On Instagram – TVCconnect Follow us on twitter – @TVCconect Like us on Facebook – TVCconnect...

PDP crisis: Court to deliver judgement on July 4

TVC E. Justice Makhmud Liman of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday adjourned till July 4 for judgment in the matter brought before him by national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the May 21 National Convention of the Party. The Party held parallel conventions in Port Harcourt and Abuja. While acting National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff convened that of Port Harcourt, the Party’s Elders organised the Abuja meeting. They were to elect their new executives to run the party. The caretaker chairman approached the Court on May 23 to seek an order of interim injunction stopping Sheriff from parading himself as the National chairman. He also asking the court to validate the Port Harcourt convention which produced the caretaker panel. Sheriff headed for the court in Abuja to challenge the legality of the Port Harcourt convention hinging it on a purported order by the...

Former Miss USA contestant dies at 37

TVC E. Samantha “Sami” Edwards, a former Miss USA contestant, has been reported dead at her Minneapolis residence. She died on Tuesday, June the 14th, 2016, at the age of 37. Investigators are waiting for the Hennepin County medical examiner to determine the cause of Samantha M. Edwards' death, said Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder. Police were called about 7:30 a.m. to a house in the 1700 block of Upton Avenue N., where they found Edwards' body. Her best friend, Miss Minnesota USA 2004, Jessica Dereschuk, created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the funeral expenses. She wrote, “[Sami] was one of the most vibrant, crazy, compassionate, loyal balls of energy you could ever come across in your life,” “A conversation with her could either leave you full of adrenaline or utterly exhausted. She was a spitfire and with Sami you never knew what she’d throw your way — but you ALWAYS knew she would...

PDP chiefs meet as factional supporters clash at secretariat

TVC E. Supporters of the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee and their counterparts from the Ali ModuSheriff’s group on Thursday clashed at the party headquarters. Trouble began when the supporters of Sheriff, who was sacked as the party’s national chairman in Port Harcourt three weeks ago, attempted to dislodge the pro-Makarfi protesters from the main gate of the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the PDP. The governors on the platform of the main opposition party and other stakeholders had converged on Port Harcourt on May 21 for the PDP national convention, where a caretaker committee, headed by Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, was constituted. Join TVC News BBM Channel C0021B67E Follow Us On Instagram – TVCconnect Follow us on twitter – @TVCconect Like us on Facebook – TVCconnect...

Russia 2018: FIFA to release new seeding for Africa

The world football governing body (FIFA) is set to establish another special African ranking ahead of the World Cup draw set for 24 June after receiving complaints, according to a letter sent from FIFA to the member associations. “Following some complaints received with regards to the fluctuation of the FIFA rankings in the month of June, and with the aim of transparency, it was decided to proceed with establishing a special FIFA ranking… on 21 June 2016,” read the letter signed by FIFA Deputy Secretary-General Marco Villiger. A special ranking will therefore be established on 21 June 2016 in order to distribute the qualified teams into the different pots accordingly. FIFA issued on 8 June a special African ranking that sparked controversy, especially in Egypt. Coming seventh in Africa, the Pharaohs were not among the five-top teams that will be in pot 1 in the World Cup draw. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) filed a...

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