Showing posts from May, 2016

5 police officers arrested in connection with torture and death of Fed. University of Agriculture student

The Commissioner for Police in Benue state, Paul Yakadi, yesterday ordered the arrest of no fewer than five policemen of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in the state in connection with the torture and death of a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi identified as Samuel Chimezie Emeagwu on Monday May 16th. Their arrest was ordered after the news about the incident went viral yesterday May 20th.

US Comedian Mike Epps graduates from High School at 45 (photos)

Never too late! American stand-up comedian, actor and rapper, Michael Elliot aka (Mike Epps) just got his high school diploma at the age of 45 and he's proud of the achievement. Sharing photos via Instagram, He wrote,

Crisis in PDP as two factions hold party convention in Abuja & PH

The leadership crisis in PDP took a different turn today as two factions of the party held party congresses in both Rivers state and Abuja. The Alimodu Sheriff faction which is backed by the 12 PDP governors in the country, is presently holding its convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers state while the Professor Jerry Gana led Concerned Stakeholders group in the party is holding its own in Abuja.

The philosophy of chemistry ... and what it can tell us about life, the universe and everything

Vanessa Seifert Philosophy asks some fundamental and probing questions of itself. What is it? Why do we do it? What can it achieve? As a starting point, the word “philosophy” comes from the Greek words meaning a love of wisdom. And anyone who does it is trying to make sense of the world around them. In that way, philosophers are a bit like scientists.

Former Minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro pictured with his wife and sons at his graduation from US University

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, United States of America. He graduated yesterday May 13th. Obanikoro bagged a Post Graduate qualification in History.


Rescued 13yr old pregnant girl in Akwa Ibom will have a caesarean section operation because her pelvis is not completely developed

Ekemini, the 13-year-old girl pregnant girl (pictured with Hope) who was rescued by Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven and her husband David Emmannuel Umem, will be undergoing a caesarean section operation because doctors discovered that the position of her baby in the uterus is not normal. Moreover, her pelvis is not completely developed due to her young age. Anja's post below:

'Why I requested for N13m travel loan'- Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has explained his request for a N13.12 million loan from the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, meant for logistics for an official assignment to China. In a statement signed by the Director, Public Relations and Protocol in the Ministry, Peter Dama, Lai Mohammed said‎ the letter to the NBC requesting for a loan was mischievously leaked to social media by staff of the commission.‎

President Buhari to name looters on May 29th

In an interview in London yesterday before he returned to Abuja, President Buhari said that the names of corrupt Nigerians will be made public in a speech he intends to deliver on May 29 and that those named will be prosecuted. He also said he was coming after people bombing and destroying pipelines in the Niger Delta;

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If you are looking for a good anti-virus and haven't found one or maybe the one you are using is out of date or is not effective, here is a list of 2016 anti-virus reviews.

Parents' smartphones harming children's ability to hold conversation, say teachers

Fergal Roche, The Key chief executive, said: "School leaders are already struggling to retain staff and manage their teachers' workload, so add thousands more pupils arriving ill-prepared for the classroom to the equation, and the burden placed on our schools will be huge.
"An agreed definition of what 'school-readiness' means, could be the first step to helping schools, parents and early years practitioners identify what national or localised support is required to meet this growing issue."

Knowledge is ‘not enough’ if students are to find jobs after the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, says Lord Baker

Students should be able to take computer science instead of a language at GCSE and schools should offer a 'technical stream' for 14-18 year olds, according to a new report, which also says the Ebacc is forcing students into a “19th century diet of academic subjects for all”.

Army reads riot act to social media abusers

The Nigerian Army has released a statement warning some mischief makers using social media to incite violence in the country. The statement which was signed by the spokesman of the Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, said recent posts of videos, pictures and info on social media are mostly photoshopped and are designed to cause disharmony and division in the country. Read the statement below..

Saraki condoles with victims of Jebba train accident Saraki condoles with victims of Jebba train accident

Following report of collision of two trains at Jebba Bridge bordering Kwara and Niger States in which some passengers were reported to have died and several injured, Special Assistant ( New Media) to Senate President Bamikole Omishore released a statement stating that Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic incident while also commiserating with the families of the deceased.
Saraki also expressed sympathy with those who sustained injury in the incident and prayed to Almighty God to heal their wounds.

Full list of winners of the 2016 BAFTA Awards

The British equivalent of the Emmys, the 2016 BAFTA awards took place on Sunday, May 8, at the Royal Festival Hall in London and was hosted by comedian and TV host Graham Norton.
Here is a list of all the winners.

UK's Most Wanted Woman Terrorist Threatens Strikes In Tweets

ISIS hackers linked to Sally Jones recently published the personal details of about 75 US staff. (Representational Image)
London:  A British Muslim woman who is among the world's most wanted female terror suspects has threatened new strikes against Britain on social media, according to a report on Sunday.

Sally Jones, a former punk rocker who travelled to Syria after converting to Islam, praised the publication of a hit-list of US drone pilots amid claims that ISIS hackers have also identified British military personnel involved in air strikes in the region, the Sunday Times reported.

Philippine Elections Underway With Fiery Mayor Poised For Presidency

Philippines Presidential candidate and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Manila on May 7, 2016. (AFP Photo)
Manila, Philippines:  Voting is underway in the Philippines today to elect a new president, with anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte the shock favourite after an incendiary campaign in which he vowed to butcher criminals.

Polls opened at 6:00am (2200 GMT Sunday) and voting is to continue until 5:00pm, election officials said.

Duterte, the longtime mayor of the southern city of Davao, has held a commanding lead over other presidential rivals in recent surveys as he hypnotised millions with profanity-laced tirades promising brutal but quick solutions to the nation's twin plagues of crime and poverty.

Coolpad Note 3 Plus With 5.5-Inch Full-HD Display, 3GB of RAM Launched at Rs. 8,999

Coolpad has launched another variant of its Note 3 smartphone in India, the Coolpad Note 3 Plus. Priced at Rs. 8,999, the smartphone bears a full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) display instead of the HD (720x1280 pixel) display of its predecessor.
The Coolpad Note 3 Plus will go up for sale via Amazon India on May 13 in White and Gold colour variants. To recall, the Coolpad Note 3 was launched in October last year at the same price - Rs. 8,999 - but earlier this month received a minor price cut to Rs. 8,499, evidently in anticipation of the launch of the Coolpad Note 3 Plus variant. It launched the basic variant of the smartphone, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite, in January

Nigerian Florence Eshalomi is elected as the London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark

Florence Eshalomi (nee Nosegbe) has been confirmed as a newly elected member of the London Assemby after a convincing victory over her political opponents.

According to the official account for the London Labour Congress, the Lambeth Labour Cllr polled an impressive 96,946 votes across the two boroughs. Conservative Robert Flint came second with 34,703.
The 35-year-old mother of one celebrated the good news with her twitter followers, writing: "Feeling proud 2 be elected Assembly Member 4 Lambeth and Southwark. Thank you 2 all 4 voting and 2 the fab campaign team. Now let's turn City Hall Red!"

3 Historical Arguments Against Mother’s Day

FPG / Getty ImagesA portrait of the founder of Mothers Day, Anna Jarvis, circa 1900

Campaigning against Mother’s Day is a surefire way to sound like a grouch — but that didn’t stop Anna Jarvis.
That’s because if anyone could get away with it, she could. After all, Jarvis invented the whole thing, and then it ballooned far beyond what she had been imagining. As TIME wrote in 1938, it was May of 1907 when Jarvis persuaded a church in her hometown, Philadelphia, to hold a special church service on the anniversary of her mother’s death. The next year the governors of Florida and North Dakota issued special proclamations inspired by the service and it went national in 1914 when President Wilson made one, too. It wasn’t long before businesspeople across the country figured the day could be a great way to sell the nation on flowers, cards and other tokens. Jarvis, the article explained, was not amused:

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Happy mother's day to every good mothers out there! Wishing you long life and prosperity.

Trump: 'Taxes for the rich will go up somewhat'

Donald Trump says taxes on the wealthy could increase if he's elected president -- and that he personally wouldn't mind paying higher taxes. It's a reversal from the tax plan Trump has proposed, which would slash taxes on the wealthy. But the presumptive Republican nominee said Sunday he'd be willing to bargain away those cuts. "On my plan they're going down. But by the time it's negotiated, they'll go up," Trump said on ABC's "This Week."

Cisco patch stops attackers from taking over TelePresence systems

Cisco Systems has fixed a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to take over TelePresence systems,  and patched other high-severity flaws in Cisco FirePOWER and Adaptive Security Appliance devices.

9 years old girl who was rescued from Sambisa forest says she wants to go back

A 9 years old girl who was rescued from Boko Haram base in Sambisa forest recently, has cried out that she wants to go back there. According to Vanguard, the girl who was rescued alongside 64 others, has gone on hunger strike in the last three days, demanding that she be taken back to her husband in Sambisa forest.

Buhari leaves for London on Tuesday May 10th

President Buhari will leave for London on Tuesday May 10th too participate in the international Anti-Corruption Summit which will be held in the British capital on Thursday, May 12 According to a statement by presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari will play a prominent part in the summit which will be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with many other Heads of State and Government in attendance.

Check out a throwback photo of actor Chinedu Ikedieze during his Nysc

Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikedieze is pictured during his National Youth Service year in the 1990s. Source:

Pakistani teenage girl burned alive for helping friend elope

A teenage girl was reportedly kidnapped, drugged and set on fire in an alleged 'honour killing' by a tribal council in a Pakistani village after helping a friend elope. Identified as Ambreen, the police said she was set alight in the van that was used to help her school friend flee the village to marry of her own free will. Other reports also indicate that the teen was strangled by members of the tribal council known as - jirga before she was burned.

Five-year jail term for lecturers who sexually molest students if...

Lecturers that engage in sexual relationship with students would henceforth bag a five-year jail term if a  bill in the Senate, seeking to completely prohibit any form of sexual relationship between them and their students is passed and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. The bill on Wednesday, passed for first reading in the Senate.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Labour-Delta Central) and co-sponsored by 46 other senators, seeks to completely prohibit any form of sexual relationship between lecturers and their students, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Briefing journalists after plenary, Omo-Agege said the nation’s institutions of higher learning must be sanitized to rid them of lecturers who saw female students as “prize’.”
According to him, when the bill is passed and signed into law, any lecturer found guilty will be liable to a jail term of up to five years but not less than two years with no option of fine.
“When passed into law, i…

Man butchers his 3 children, attempts suicide

From Kabir Wurma, Birnin Kebbi.

RESIDENTS of Goru village of Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi State were greeted with a horrific scene last  Thursday, May 5, when a man butchered his three children.
The man identified as Mamman Dankarami, after committing the crime, attempted to com­mit suicide by plunging into a well.

Sexual harassment on campuses may attract five-year jail term

By Sunny Ogefere PHOTO:

Heads of institutions to be liable too
As part of measures to prohibit sexual harassment of students in institutions of higher learning, and bring to an end, a major distraction to academic pursuit on campuses, a bill has been formulated and presented before the Senate.
The bill proposes a compulsory five-year jail term for any lecturer who sexually harasses a student, while heads of institutions of learning, where such activities take place would be held liable too.

At book launch, experts canvass improved reading culture

Guests and students at the Community reading and launch of the book, How Students can Fly with Colours.

As part of efforts aimed at improving reading culture among students, curb illiteracy and promote academic excellence, Adetoun Akitoye has authored a book, How Students Can Fly In Colours.
At a community reading programme and launch of the success guide last week at the Mushin Local Council hall, encomiums were poured on Akitoye for a job well done. The lady, who is founder of Mademoiselle Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, had earlier launched the Give-To-Schools Project in Ilorin with the aim of distributing 5000 copies of the book to public school students.
The event also featured reading from the book and a presentation on ‘Encouraging Literacy in Communities and helping students strive for academic excellence’.

‘States’ financial mess is ticking time bomb’

L-R: Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of NGF, Mallam Abdulaziz Yari and Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State

The Federal Government’s recent N222bn bailout to states and loan restructuring may have worsened Nigeria’s chances of economic recovery in the nearest future, experts say.
Hit by the harsh fallout of low global oil prices, the Nigerian economy has been on a free fall, a situation worsened by government’s hard-line foreign exchange policy.

Handless 7 year old girl wins a National Handwriting Competition

A Virginia first grader named Anaya Ellick, used her good handwriting to beat out 50 other youngsters from around the country to win a national handwriting contest - the 2016 Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.

UNILAG students sleep outside in the rain (photos)

University of Lagos students who weren't allowed into the hostel last night slept at an ATM point and around in the school premises while it was raining heavily. These students are starting their exams on Monday...and have nowhere to sleep. Whatagwan, UNILAG? See more photos after the cut...

Philippines election: Final rallies ahead of vote

Outspoken mayor Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte holds a considerable lead over his rivals.

Final campaign rallies are being held in the Philippines' capital Manila ahead of Monday's election.
The current presidential frontrunner is outspoken 71-year-old mayor Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte.
But current president Benigno Aquino is leading attempts to bring together other candidates to defeat him.
The campaign has been marred by violence. On Saturday a mayoral candidate was murdered in the south.
A gunman stormed the home of Armando Ceballos, standing as an independent in the town of Lantapan, and shot him dead, police said.
It brings to 15 the number of people killed during the campaign.
Correspondents say the Philippines has a long tradition of political violence and dozens are killed during each election campaign.

Photos & Video: Teacher lines up his students and releases a bull at them in unusual demonstration

A bull won't attack a human unless it feels threatened but do you have the nerves to stay perfectly still while it charges around? That's what one teacher asked his students to do.

Teacher Ricardo Torres Martinez lined up his pupils in rows in a bullring in Apodaca, north-east Mexico, before releasing the animal.

Leopard snatches six-year-old boy at South African park

•A leopard in its habitat A leopard at a South African game reserve snatched a six-year-old boy and ran off with him. Little Kellan Denny was attacked and dragged away by the big cat at Kruger National Park. As the male leopard ran off with the youngster, his father Justin chased the big cat and screamed out: “No! No! No! This can’t be happening.” Kellan was dragged 30 metres by the leopard who had sunk his teeth into the boy’s shoulder before he was recovered. Justin was able to retrieve his son after the leopard dropped the boy from his jaws. Kellan, who is said to be ‘quite traumatised’ is now recovering at home.


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PM's Statement On Student's Rape, Murder Cheap Politics: Ramesh Chennithala

PM Narendra Modi had earlier slammed the Congress-led UDF over the solar scam and the brutal rape and murder of the woman saying there seemed to be "no government" in the state. Thiruvananthapuram:  Taking exception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the UDF-led Kerala government over the brutal rape and murder of a law student, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala today alleged it was "cheap politics" made with an eye on the May 16 Assembly elections.

Shootings At 2 Maryland Shopping Centres Kill 2, Wound 2

The second shooting took place about half an hour later, killing a woman at the Aspen Hill Shopping Center in Silver Spring. (Representational Image) Washington:  Shootings at two shopping centres in Washington suburbs killed two people and wound two others on Friday, leading investigators to consider whether both attacks were committed by a federal police officer suspected of killing his wife a day earlier.

With Help, This 19-Year-Old Could Be The First IITian From Kashmir's Shagund Written by Nazir Masoodi

Shakeel Ahmad Dar is the first boy from Shagund village who will go on to become an engineer. Srinagar:  Living in abject poverty, 19-year-old Shakeel Ahmad Dar has made his mother and a village proud.

Attacker Tries To Shoot Prominent Turkish Journalist Outside Court

Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, was unharmed but a reporter covering his trial appeared to have been injured. (Reuters photo) Istanbul:  An assailant attempted to shoot a prominent Turkish journalist on Friday outside a courthouse in Istanbul just before the verdict in his trial on charges of revealing state secrets was due to be announced, a Reuters witness said.