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Ikoli Harcourt Whyte: The Leper Boy Who Composed 200 Igbo Hymns

by "> - 26 March 2017

He had a choice to commit suicide but chose to find a deeper and true meaning to his life. Ikoli Harcourt Whyte, diagnosed of leprosy at the age of 14, chose to be closer to God and in the process, received a cure, got a gift of music that saw him composing over 200 hymns in Igbo, a language that was not...

Breaking News

Man Jumped into Lagoon on Third Mainland Bridge

A man whose identity is yet to be identified on Sunday evening jumped into the Lagos Lagoon at Adekunle,inward Third Mainland bridge, Lagos in what is believed to be suicide. The incident happened at about 4.51 pm on Sunday evening. The man who was driven by his driver in his Nissan Pathfinder SUV with registration number LND 476 EE was said to have suddenly ordered his driver to stop, got out of...

Politics

Ekiti to Hold LG Bye-Elections on April 8

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission has fixed April 8 for the conduct of Local Government Bye- Election in the state. The election would hold in two wards: Agbado/Oyo ward 4 in Ikere Local Government and Igede Ward 3 in Irepodun / Ifelodun Local Government. There are 177 wards in the state. According to a notice of Bye-Election sighted by our correspondent, the election is pursuant...

Business

“Unemployment Pushed Me into Impersonation”-Accused

Olaitan Shofolahan, 37, a man arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for impersonating officials of the Lagos State Land Use Charge has blamed unemployment as the cause of his action. Shofolahan, an Accounting graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was arrested on Thursday in Lekki Phase 1, in Eti – Osa Local Government of Lagos...

Entertainment

Ikoli Harcourt Whyte: The Leper Boy Who Composed 200 Igbo Hymns

He had a choice to commit suicide but chose to find a deeper and true meaning to his life. Ikoli Harcourt Whyte, diagnosed of leprosy at the age of 14, chose to be closer to God and in the process, received a cure, got a gift of music that saw him composing over 200 hymns in Igbo, a language that was not his. He also got married and sired six children. Harcourt-Whyte was born in 1905 in Abonnema...

Health

Queens College Declared Health Hazard Zone

The Unity School Old Students Association (USOSA) has declared Queens College, Yaba, Lagos as a health hazard zone and an unfit environment for students to live in. In a statement from the President General of the association, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, the association said that since January 2017, 1200 students have been treated for abdominal pains at the school clinic, 16 admitted into hospitals, two...

Sports

Barcelona Targets Future Stars from Lagos Football Academy

One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona’s flagship La Masia Academy in Spain which has produced stars such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Xavi. Officially known as FCBEscola...

Tech

Cyberspace Centre Advocates Inclusion of Cyber Defence in National Security Agenda

The Centre for Cyberspace on Friday urged the Federal Government to include cyber defence and resilience in the national security agenda. This is contained in a document made available in Abuja to newsmen by Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura, of the Centre for Cyberspace Studies, Nassarawa State Universatity. According to Dandaura, cyberspace is the notional environment in which communication over computer...

Opinion

Senate Lack Powers to Summon Comptroller General of Customs by Falana

The timely reaction of the Senate to the policy of the Nigeria Customs Service to compel all vehicle owners to pay appropriate duties has once again questioned the extent of the oversight powers of the National Assembly. In contributing to the interesting debate, I shall examine the legal validity of the policy, the legal competence of the Senate to summon the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC)...

local News

RRS Officer Rescue Hit and Run Victim

The Operatives of Rapid Response Squad bikers early this morning rescued a man involved in a hit and run accident around Ile Zik inward Old Abeokuta – Agege Expressway. The unidentified man, who was hit while crossing the road, went into coma before he regained consciousness. The victim had a fractured right arm. The officers later alerted Lagos State Ambulance Emergency Services (LASAMBUS), who stabilize the man before taking him to the General Hospital. Share...

News

“Unemployment Pushed Me into Impersonation”-Accused

Olaitan Shofolahan, 37, a man arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for impersonating officials of the Lagos State Land Use Charge has blamed unemployment as the cause of his action. Shofolahan, an Accounting graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was arrested on Thursday in Lekki Phase 1, in Eti – Osa Local Government of Lagos...

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