Tuesday, 31 May 2016

4 killed, church, houses burnt in Niger in riot over social media post


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A 24 year old trader, Mr. Methodus Chimaije Emmanuel, based in Pandogari, Rafi LGA of Niger State was on Saturday evening attacked and killed by a mob in the town.
Emmanuel was accused of posting a blasphemous statement about Prophet Mohammed on the social media.
According to Major NC Agwu, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, troops of 31 Artillery Brigade of 1 Division, Nigerian Army on operation MESA quickly intervened and restored law and order while a dusk



A blocked road in Onitsha, Anambra State, due to the violence ... on Monday. Photo: Biafra Online

No fewer than 30 persons and a soldier were allegedly killed on Monday in Onitsha, the Anambra State capital, after some pro-Biafran protesters, said to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the defunct Biafra republic, engaged soldiers and policemen in a bloody clash.
Leaders of the protesters did not, however, produce the corpses of those said to have been killed by security operatives, but one of our correspondents saw two corpses in Onitsha on Monday.

Revealed: How ex-CJN’s son joined terror group ISIS

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More facts are emerging on how the son of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mohammed Uwais, whose name has been given as Ibrahim conned his family to join the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
According to Cable, an online news portal, Ibrahim Uwais gave his parents and everyone around him the impression that he hates Boko Haram and everything the terror sect stood for.

Hissene Habre Sentenced To Life Imprisonment - Foreign Affairs

Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal.
The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990.
Victims and families of those killed cheered and embraced each other in the courtroom after the verdict was given.
It was the first time an African Union-backed court had tried a former ruler for human rights abuses.
Who is Hissene Habre?

President seeks speedy passage of anti-money laundering bill





President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised that his administration would continue to respect the principle of separation of power as enshrined in the constitution.
Buhari also called the attention of the lawmakers to some bills pending before them.
 
President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari spoke at a presidential dinner he held in honour of National Assembly members at the Presidential Villa, Abuja as part of activities marking his one year in office.
He urged them to give the bills accelerated consideration and passage as they approached the completion of one legislative year on June 9, 2016.
The bills, according to him,  include the Bills for Acts of Domestication of Agreements for avoidance of double taxation between Nigeria and South Korea, Spain and Sweden respectively; Federal Capital

Okada Man Backing A Baby In Ibadan


Nigeria risks losing oil buyers to Iran, S’Arabia


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Nigeria, which recently lost its Africa’s top oil producer status to Angola on the back of huge decline in its output, stands a chance of losing some of its traditional buyers to rival producers such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, industry experts have said.
Following the spate of production disruptions largely caused by the recent upsurge in militant attacks on oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta that have cut Nigeria’s output to the lowest in almost three decades, exports

Soldiers Take Over Tompolo’s Residence, Father Escapes Arrest - Politics

Tension pervaded the waterways of the oil-rich Niger Delta region yesterday, when a company of soldiers took over the palatial guesthouse of ex-Niger Delta warlord, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, in Gbaramatu Kingdom, restricting the movement of the paramount ruler to his palace.

Owing to the invasion, the community looked like a ghost town, even as it was learnt that

Monday, 30 May 2016

Governor Ortom Rolls On The Floor, Prays, Begs God For Forgiveness - Politics

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom is pictured on the floor begging God to forgive the sins of the people of the state.

This happened today at a service to mark the end of a two-week compulsory fasting and prayers, held at the IBB Square in Makurdi, the state capital.

He said God told him the difficulties faced in the state was due to the sins of the people, hence the prayer.

Military deploys jets to hunt down Tompolo, Avengers


Military deploys jets to hunt down Tompolo, Avengers
The government’s search for wanted ex militant, Government Ekpemukpolo (Tompolo) has entered a high gear.
Reports from the Niger Delta region suggest that the military may have deployed fighter jets and surveillance aircraft in efforts to locate the whereabouts of Tompolo, and the Niger Delta Avengers.

Buhari invites 360 Reps to dinner today

President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the 360 members of the House of Representatives to a dinner on Monday (today), findings by The PUNCH showed on Sunday.
The lawmakers will be led to the dinner by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and key officers like the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Suleiman Lasun; the House Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila; the Chief Whip, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and the Leader of the opposition, Mr. Leo Ogor.
Investigations indicated that the dinner, scheduled to start by 8pm, would be held at the State House

You must face the music, S’Court tells Dariye

Former Plateau State governor, Senator Joshua Dariye was on Friday ordered by the Supreme Court, sitting in Abuja, to return to the High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, to face 23 counts of corruption brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The Supreme Court dismissed an interlocutory appeal which has stalled Dariye’s trial for corruption charges since 2007.
Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who delivered the lead judgment described the scenario played out in the entire

Your hair style may cause hair loss – Study

 

Certain hair styles may cause hair loss a new research has suggested.
19 studies which were reviewed by a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found a relationship between scalp-pulling hair styles and gradual hair loss (traction alopecia).
The research says it is common among African and African-American women. Their hairstyles cause damage

Demolition of unfit houses begin in Kenya

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A number of buildings are currently facing demolition in Kenya following an order by authorities to bring down buildings that do not meet required standards.
The demolitions took place in the capital of Nairobi in an area where the collapse of an apartment killed at least 42 people last week.
Eight buildings deemed unfit were the first to be destroyed in the district of Huruma with more than 200 to

Man hacks friend to death for not charging mobile phone


Men of the Lagos State Police Command have reportedly arrested one Demola Wasiu, a bricklayer who allegedly stabbed his friend Lekan Omotosho, 27, to death because he refused to charge his mobile phone.
Reports say the deceased, an apprentice in a mechanic workshop on Ajele Street, Lagos Island, lost so much blood after he was stabbed by Wasiu in the armpit before he was rushed to the hospital where he was

Gunmen invade Rivers community, kill six


 

Six persons have been killed in Ibaa community of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State by suspected cultists.
The PUNCH learnt that gunmen suspected to be members of Greenlanders cult had invaded the community on Sunday following a clash for supremacy in the area.
A reliable source told our correspondent that the attack was reprisal against rival cult, the Icelanders and that those killed were members of Icelanders.

Australian woman eaten up in crocodile attack


Australian woman eaten up in crocodile attack
Tragedy struck at the Queensland state’s Daintree National Park in Australia when a woman went missing after a crocodile attack during a night swim in waist-deep water at the leisure inn.
According to police senior constable Russell Parker, a woman struggled without success to drag her 46-year-old friend from the jaws of the fierce crocodile with no success after the pair went swimming at

Sex Workers Cut Charges In Calabar, Tempt Men - Crime

Financial slump: Port one, get one free, sex workers beg customers in Calabar

CALABAR – THE economic recession has struck the sex market in Paradise City, Calabar, capital of Cross River State, forcing working girls to slash their charges to an all-time low of N400 per insertion and N1, 500 – N2, 000 per night for home service due to diminishing patronage.

An operator of one of the hot red light zones in the city, Madam Becky (not real name), who spoke in Pidgin English, told Niger Delta Voice since February, the girls have been complaining of “bad market.”

We had nothing to do with Onitsha clash – MASSOB



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The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has dissociated itself from the Biafran anniversary celebrations that led to a bloody clash between soldiers and pro-Biafran activists.
“We’re not involved in the protest that paralysed commercial activities in the area,” MASSOB leader, Mr. Uchenna Madu, said in a telephone interview.

You Can’t Stop Me From Travelling Abroad - Fayose Dares Buhari - Politics

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has dared the Federal Government to carry out the alleged plot of preventing him from travelling out of the country, saying; “under the federal system of government, state governors are not appendages of the President and as a leading opposition figure in Nigeria, he cannot be cowed by
President Mohammadu Buhari and his agents.”

Man Cuts Off His Mother's Head In Northern Part Of Nigeria (Pix) - Crime

I am not very good in Hausa but from the little I understood via google translation,a man killed his mother and was arrested by the police.I am not sure if the picture is the actual picture of the man and his mother's head.Our Hausa readers should please explain more.

N900Million Found In Waripamowei Dudafa's Account - Politics

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered N900m from Mr. Waripamowei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

A reliable source at the EFCC told our correspondent on Sunday that the money was found in one of Dudafa’s accounts, which was immediately frozen.

Lagos, a thriving hub for oil theft


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There is no doubt that the Niger-Delta, in the South-South region, is the hub of illegal oil bunkering. But it now has a stiff competitor in Lagos State in the South-Western region.
Ripples investigations showed that there is a massive illegal bunkering going on in almost all the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline points in the region, especially in Lagos State.
The worst area, however, is Ilado in Oriade Local Council Development Area (LCDA) where the illicit

Linda Dominguez Slap From Lanre Nzeribe: Lady Shares More Photos - Celebrities

Lounge manager, Linda Dominguez who accused Monalisa Chinda's ex-boyfriend, Lanre Nzeribe of giving hot slaps about three times over N8,000 has released photos of her injury.

Linda has insisted that from what happened between them she didn't deserve the slaps. People are saying the guy should either apologize or state his own side of the story. Too many slapping these days.

7 Die As MASSOB Protests In Asaba.. - Politics

No fewer than seven persons have been confirmed dead following protest by members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), in Asaba on Monday.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Delta, SP Charles Muka, who confirmed this in a statement, added that the police recorded two casualties. He said in the statement that five members of MASSOB were killed by military officers who had confrontations with the group along the Asaba-Onitsha

EFCC Traces $20bn Missing Oil Cash To Jonathan’s Campaign - Politics

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced the diversion of the substantial part of the missing $20billion oil cash to the 2015 electioneering campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The anti-graft agency discovered how the cash was transferred and wired into secret accounts for political purposes.

Black girl tweets the reaction of her mum to a question about her falling into a Gorilla Pen

 
A 400-pound gorilla named Harambe was shot dead by Zoo officials just one day after his 17th birthday, when they tried to save a 4-year-old boy that had somehow climbed through a public barrier at Gorilla World at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and fell into the exhibit’s moat.
Twitter User @Sharlo_Xo decided to ask her mother what would happen if she and her brother fell in a Gorilla pen, and the response sent back to her via iMessage was so hilarious that it immediately went viral when she shared it on twitter. See the chat with her mum below...

Looking For A Job In Nigeria With 2.1 Or Staying In U.S.A Illegally - Jobs/Vacancies

I really love to stay in Lagos, Nigeria working, but getting a job even with my experience and good grade(2.1) is almost impossible.

I have searched and searched and searched, attended interviews, but all to no avail. The worse was the interview I attended today, this morning @lekki-epe express way; I was discharged after about 2 to 3 questions only(about 3 mins).....meanwhile, the first applicant spent almost 30 mins. I just looked at the lady

Search begins for Japanese boy left in the woods by parents as punishment


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Search begins for Japanese boy left in the woods by parents as punishment

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Search begins for Japanese boy left in the woods by parents as punishment
Emergency services have been upped and local volunteers have also been engaged as the search intensifies for a 7-year-old boy left by his parents in the woods of a remote area in Hokkaido, Japan as a punishment.
According to reports, the boy has not been seen for the past two days after his parents left him alone in the massive woods of Hokkaido because he misbehaved.
Japanese police say the initial report given by the boy’s parents was that he got lost as they foraged for

Metuh: Temper justice with mercy, PDP begs CJN


 National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to look into the continuous refusal of bail to the party’s national spokesperson, Chief Olisa Metuh.
Metuh , who is currently on trial for allegedly collecting N400m from the office of the National Security Adviser, had been appealing to the court in order for him to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Buhari talks tough as military, militants engage in shoot out


Buhari talks tough as military, militants engage in shoot out
Acting true to President Muhammadu Buhari’s tough talk that government would wield the big stick against the militants in the Niger Delta area should they continue to dare it, the Nigerian military on Sunday engaged some militants in a shoot out.
Reports say troops of 343 Artillery Regiment of 2 Brigade, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, while on patrol within the general area of Gulobokri and Eweleso, around Brass area in Bayelsa State, came across some armed militants.
The militants in two Speed boats were said to be intent on blowing up Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC)

Military deploys jets to hunt down Tompolo, Avengers


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Military deploys jets to hunt down Tompolo, Avengers
The government’s search for wanted ex militant, Government Ekpemukpolo (Tompolo) has entered a high gear.
Reports from the Niger Delta region suggest that the military may have deployed fighter jets and surveillance aircraft in efforts to locate the whereabouts of Tompolo, and the Niger Delta Avengers.
Also, soldiers swooped on Kurutie (Little London), another community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, ‎in six gunboats in the early hours on Monday hunting for

Amnesty boss, Boroh spends Democracy Day in Tompolo’s enclave


Amnesty boss, Boroh spends Democracy Day in Tompolo’s enclave


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While Nigerians were celebrating their Democracy Day, the special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme was busy in the creeks finding a lasting solution to the recent attacks on the nation’s oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region.
After series of meetings in Warri, Delta State, Rtd General Boroh surprised many by paying an unscheduled visit to Oproza in Gbaramatu Kingdom, native home of wanted former militant, Government Ekpemoukpolo

How I Met Osinbajo - Lilian Douglas-Ezeugo (pic)

Lilian Chinyere Douglas-Ezeugo, the job placard carrying girl recently went viral after she took the bulls by the horn and stood on Lagos road seeking for a job. Please read the email I just received from her in which she explains how she got to meet Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after her daring act and why she did what she did.



Hi Laila, my name is Lilian Chinyere Douglas-Ezeugo. I was born Dec. 3rd, 1993.

Tompolo's Letter To Niger Delta Avengers - Politics

Former Niger Delta militant leader,Government Ekpemupolo Sunday appealed to the renegade militants involved in recent attacks on oil and Gas pipelines in the Niger Delta region to stop and return to the negotiation table with the Federal Government in order to give peace a chance in the Niger Delta Region.

In a strongly worded letter to the newly formed terror group, the billionaire warlord, in a statement sent to SaharaReporters via email said though he is constrained to write the members of the Niger Delta Avengers group to put an end to this act of pipeline vandalism, the attacks will not do Nigeria any good, especially in this critical period of its economic history.


High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, in the letter he personally signed, Tompolo stated:

[b]"You members of the Niger Delta Avengers group are aware that some mischievous persons have continued to point accusing fingers at me that I am either behind you or directly carrying out the destruction of oil pipelines across the Niger Delta region. Therefore, I should be arrested by the Nigerian Military. Sadly, the military had bought this ethnic-induced and wicked accusation without a single proof to show that I am truly behind you people."

" On the other hand, some have suggested that you may be part of the multitude of characters I had catered for, from economically empowering from payment of school fees, hospital bills, and house rents and so on. And that as am out of circulation as a result of my travails in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), you might be tempted to strike out on your own for sheer survival."

"Whichever the case, I still maintain that I know nothing about your group and the destruction of crude oil facilities in the Niger Delta region. I have made it clear on many occasions that the issue I am having with the EFFC will not make me resort to violence, and the bombing of oil pipelines as my team of lawyers have already challenged the defective process of legal service on me in the Court of Appeal."


"I am a man of truth and peace, therefore, will not be involved in violent activities. That notwithstanding, for the love of country and out of patriotism, I wish to appeal to you once again to stop the bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region, and embrace the path of dialogue with the Federal Government of Nigeria, as the government is ready to hear you out on whatever issues you wish to discuss with it. You guys know that I do not know you and how to reach you, except through the mass media."


" If truly as you guys claimed that you are fighting for the well-being of the people of the Niger Delta, then you must adhere to this appeal, otherwise, the World will label you as criminals. Come to think of the consequences of your actions in the region so far, particularly as it affects me and the people of Gbaramatu kingdom."


"Just yesterday, the Nigerian Army invaded the ancestral headquarters of the kingdom, Oporoza town, under the guise of looking for members of your group, particularly me, who they have wickedly linked to your group, and unleashed mayhem on the innocent people of the community. And this happened in my absence as I am currently out of Gbaramatu kingdom, but what I gathered from some of the victims of the Army invasion is unspeakable. Even pots of soup were not spared."


"The Army has massively looted resident homes, desecrated traditional places of worship, committed sacrilege, abominations and what have you. The army has continued to occupy the community till this moment. What a sad tale. One thing you should know is that government is not interested in its constitutional duty of protection of lives and the welfare of its citizens, rather it is interested in the continued flow of crude oil in the region. Therefore, it could do anything to make the oil flow, not minding the security and the welfare of the people. Remember, this same army arrested Chevron Nigeria Ltd staff and labelled them as members of the Niger Delta Avengers few weeks ago in one of the Communities in Gbaramatu kingdom."


"It took a spirited effort by the community and other well-meaning Nigerians to intervene for the release of those Chevron staff. This shows that the Nigerian Government can do anything to our innocent people in the communities in the guise of looking for members of the Avengers.
One other reason you guys must stop this new campaign of destruction is that the contractors in charge of repair works of attacked pipelines are equally culpable in the act of pipeline vandalism as they now sponsor their allays in the communities to continue to destroy pipelines to get more repair works. This is the sorry state we have found ourselves in the Niger Delta."


"To this end dear Niger Delta Avengers, you must put an end to this economic sabotage and allow the government to look into your demands now. I believe a word is enough for the wise. "[/b
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PHOTOS: Buhari meets Nigeria’s oldest photojournalist

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Read Charly Boy's open letter to Buhari on behalf of 'All Frustrated, Abandoned and Voiceless Youths'

 
Charlyboy, who now says he is the President of all frustrated, abandoned and voiceless Nigerian youth, has written an open letter to President Buhari as he celebrates his 1 year in office today. 
Read what he wrote below...

Zahra Buhari stuns in new makeup photo


President Buhari's daughter Zahra looking pretty and chic after getting the @clairetransformations glam.

See photo of the ten Niger Delta Avengers militants arrested today


Ten suspected members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, have been arrested by operatives of Nigerian Army.


The Commander of 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Farouk Yahaya, who paraded the suspected militants on Sunday at the Brigade headquarters in Benin, Edo state, said they were arrested at about 1:40am on Saturday, in Oporaza community, Warri South-West local government area of Delta state, following a cordon and search operation conducted in the community.

CBN approves 2998 new BDCs


CBN approves 2998 new BDCs
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued operating licences to 2,998 bureaux de change (BDCs) that met its N35 million mandatory capital base,
The number, up by 34 from previous approved operators, is in line with the apex bank’s plan to deepen the foreign exchange market by getting more BDCs involved in the retail end of the market, ahead of the

4-yr-old escapes with minor injuries after creeping into gorilla cage

4-yr-old escapes with minor injuries after creeping into gorilla cage

Relief came the way of the parents of a 4-year-old boy who crept through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and into a gorilla enclosure, where he was picked up by a 400-pound, 17-year-old male gorilla which didn’t harm the child.
According to the zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, “After the boy — who has not been identified — crawled

Democracy Day: Read FULL TEXT Of President Buhari’s Speech

                    MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

Today May 29, is Nigeria’s Democracy day. It’s a day always set aside to celebrate the nation’s return to civilian rule. Mohammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s 4th Republic President addressed Nigerians on the state of the Nation since he took took over power one year ago today.
READ the full text of his speech below.
My Compatriots,
It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation,

Petition against Jonathan fake, targeted at Metuh –Counsel

Petition against Jonathan fake, targeted at Metuh --Counsel
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Counsel to Chief Olisa Metuh, the embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democractic Party, PDP, Barr. Ben Nwosu, has cried out over what he described as an attempt to convict his client in the court of public opinion.
The lawyer lamented that a petition said to be before the EFFC, calling for former president Goodluck

Confab report is for the archives, Buhari says





Confab report is for the archives, Buhari says

As part of activities to mark the 2016 Democracy Day celebrations in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari hosted a group of editors, in an interview session where he enumerated his experiences as President in the last one year, the difficulties of governing Nigeria, and where his administration hopes to take Nigeria.
Among other issues, the president stated that left to him, the National Conference report from the Goodluck Joanathan administration would be left in the archives, as it was a misplacement of priorities.
Read below excerpts from the interview:
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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo






Soldiers on Saturday afternoon broke into the home of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo in a bid to arrest him  after laying a siege to the building for several hours.
THE PUNCH learnt that the soldiers made their way into the building after several gunshots.
 
 Former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo

The building which is said to be owned by Tompolo, also served as a guesthouse.
The soldiers were also said to have broken into the community shrine (Oporoza Temple), destroying important artifacts after they failed to apprehend Tompolo, who was their prime target.
Tompolo is believed to be the chief priest of the Gbaramatu goddess. The temple is a stone throw from the

BREAKING: Real Madrid win Champions League





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New AI technology can now detect terrorist by analysing facial structure





New AI technology can now detect terrorist by analysing facial structure

 


 
There’s a new Artificial Intelligence technology that can detect terrorists through analysing facial structure.
As humans, we’re taught at an early age to not judge people by the way they look. And that’s for a good reason—people’s natures aren’t defined by their physical appearance.
Faception, a start-up backed by legitimate venture capitalists, thinks you can judge a book by its cover. They

Meet the medical robot that performs surgery better than humans






Meet the medical robot that performs surgery better than humans
Researchers have taken robots and robotics to a new level in the operating theatre. They show, for the first time, how a supervised, autonomous robot can perform surgery on soft tissue in live pigs more effectively than a surgeon’s hands, or even a surgeon assisted by a robot.
The team, from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National Health

How your cell phone could be affecting your love life



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Spending too much time on your cell phone can take a toll on your love life, a new study finds.
Baylor University researchers surveyed more than 450 American adults to define and gauge the impact of what they called “phubbing” (partner phone snubbing). That’s when people use or get distracted by cellphones while in their partner’s company.
“What we discovered was that when someone perceived that their partner phubbed them, this created

Presidency lists President Buhari’s achievements after first year in office

The presidency has released a list detailing all the achievements of President Buhari in the last one year. He marks one year in office tomorrow May 29th. The list as published by the News Agency of Nigeria contains the following:


SECURITY:
  • The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri, since May 2015, contributed to the success in the fight against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.
  • As at February 2016, the total number of persons rescued by the Nigerian troops during the ongoing operations in the North East came to 11,595
  • Since December 2015, the well-motivated and rejuvenated Nigerian Military have regained all

FG uncovers over 43,000 ghost workers


      Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun


The Federal Government says it has uncovered more than 43,000 ghost ‎workers during the on going verification and biometric exercise aimed at ascertaining those genuinely on its payroll.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, disclosed on Friday, when she paid a scheduled visit to Sagamu Police Area command, Sagamu, one of the centres where policemen and civilian staff, did their biometric capturing.

Top 5 ways to meet single guys in Lagos


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A lot of female visitors who storm Lagos have romance at the back of their minds as they hope to meet the guy that would sweep them off their feet during their stay. Unfortunately, while single men are literally everywhere in the city, meeting quality single guys can be an arduous task. Everyone seems to be so busy, and the ones you manage to meet at bars and club may not exactly be what you would consider “quality”.

When and how to talk to your kids about sex



When and how to talk to your kids about sex
The “birds and the bees” talk is one that parents often put off as long as possible. But learning about sexuality is a normal part of child development, and answering your child’s questions in an honest, age-appropriate way is the best strategy. Read on for tips on what to say, and when.
What kids can understand, age by age

9 parenting terms you never knew you needed




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African American family at home
They sure are needed in today’s world as a parent and these terms are not in any dictionary yet but they are currently now being used by some parents to describe some scenarios in child parent relationship and interaction.
Listed below are nine parenting terms you never knew you needed as a parent.
Commoncorefloored: The inevitability that you won’t be able to help your child with her math homework because, no matter in which decade you went to high school, the way you learned is no longer “right.”

37-yr-old man arrested for taking 12-yr-old minor as wife





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A 37-year-old man, identified as Michael Ugwu, has been arrested for taking a 12-year-old orphan (names withheld) as a wife.
Reports say the 12-year-old girl was given out in marriage by her grandfather, a native doctor in Enugu State identified as Abada.
Ugwu- a native of Aji in Enugu Ezike town, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, had reportedly gone to the Ipaja Police Division, Lagos to report that “his wife” had eloped and the police swung into action and the girl was later found through the help of one of Ugwu’s neighbours but the police officers

Trump’s San Diego rally hampered by outbreak of scuffles





Trump's San Diego rally hampered by outbreak of scuffles

There were pockets of scuffles at Donald Trump’s rally in San Diego as riot police fired pepper spray at protesters who were causing trouble when the presidential nominee was addressing party supporters at the city close to the Mexican border.
San Diego police department said on Twitter, that the initially peaceful gathering was deemed illegal when the

Ndigbo are ‘incurably money-minded’ -Soyinka





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Igbos vote based on their stomach, they suffer from incurable money mindedness- Wole Soyinka
The Igbo ethnic group does seem to be getting a lot of bashing these days from their countrymen. This time it was Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka who said they are probably the only set of Nigerians who are predictable when it comes to voting.
That may not be a bad thing, but then he went on to say, they vote in the direction of their stomachs. In his

6 bad habits that could get you kicked off a plane






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You are probably wondering: Why would I be kicked off a plane when I have already spent money on the ticket, checked in and boarded? Truth is, it happens all the time! And yes, even in Nigeria. Certain individuals for several reasons are asked to get off the airplane due to actions that either go against the airline’s rules or are just unacceptable.
There have even been times planes have had to make emergency stops or change routes just so they could take someone off the plane. Here are six possible scenario that could get you kicked off a plane: