17
Jul2017

DARK HAIR DYE AND CHEMICAL RELAXERS LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

DARK HAIR DYE AND CHEMICAL RELAXERS LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and hair straighteners,” epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd said after reviewing the report in Carcinogenesis. “We should...

16
Jul2017

U.S TO CRACKDOWN ON NIGERIANS, BRAZILIANS, OTHERS WITH OVERSTAYED VISAS

U.S TO CRACKDOWN ON NIGERIANS, BRAZILIANS, OTHERS WITH OVERSTAYED VISAS

A crackdown on visitors with visa overstays is imminent in the United States of America with Nigeria, Brazil, Venezuela, China and Colombia listed as countries with the most total overstays that do not participate in the visa waiver programme. The Trump Administration says it has a problem with visa overstays...

15
Jul2017

FATHER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AT DAUGHTER'S WEDDING

FATHER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AT DAUGHTER'S WEDDING

No one likes a dull wedding, but one father-of-the-bride's speech was a little too electrifying at his daughter's ceremony last weekend. JP Nadeau was reportedly struck by lightning mid-sentence in his apple orchard in New Brunswick, Canada. "And just as I told my new son-in-law 'You're a lucky guy' -...

13
Jul2017

US CUSTOMS AGENTS FIND COBRAS INSIDE MAIL AT JFK AIRPORT

US CUSTOMS AGENTS FIND COBRAS INSIDE MAIL AT JFK AIRPORT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents received a slithery surprise when they checked a mail container at Kennedy International Airport. The agency said Tuesday that officials seized five live king cobras and three geckos during an inspection at the airport mail facility on June 29. Agents first discovered the dangerous...

11
Jul2017

SOUTH AFRICAN PARK RANGERS SEARCH FOR 4 ESCAPED LIONS

SOUTH AFRICAN PARK RANGERS SEARCH FOR 4 ESCAPED LIONS

Officials in South Africa say four male lions escaped from the country's biggest wildlife reserve and were spotted in a nearby village. The national parks service says rangers are searching for the lions, who escaped from Kruger National Park on Sunday night. The lions were seen in Matsulu village and...

10
Jul2017

FLIGHT ATTENDANT BREAKS WINE BOTTLE OVER MAN'S HEAD

FLIGHT ATTENDANT BREAKS WINE BOTTLE OVER MAN'S HEAD

A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, but it didn't faze him, an FBI agent wrote in charging papers filed Friday. Joseph Daniel...

05
Jul2017

TENSION RISE AS WASHINGTON SAYS NORTH KOREA TESTED ITS FIRST ICBM

TENSION RISE AS WASHINGTON SAYS NORTH KOREA TESTED ITS FIRST ICBM

United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted and the U.S. and South Korea had feared. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the development - the North's first test launch of a missile capable of reaching the...

19
Jun2017

VEHICLES HITS PEOPLE NEAR LONDON MOSQUE, CAUSING CASUALTIES

VEHICLES HITS PEOPLE NEAR LONDON MOSQUE, CAUSING CASUALTIES

A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. One person has been arrested. London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency medical treatment to at least one of the injured. The...

19
Jun2017

FRANCE POLLS: MACRON'S PARTY WINS CLEAR PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY

FRANCE POLLS: MACRON'S PARTY WINS CLEAR PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY

French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The winning margin is lower than some...

16
Jun2017

PROBES LAUNCHED AMID GRIM SEARCH FOR LONDON FIRE VICTIMS

PROBES LAUNCHED AMID GRIM SEARCH FOR LONDON FIRE VICTIMS

London firefighters combed through a burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with pressure building on officials to explain the disaster and assure that similar buildings around the country are safe. At least...

16
Jun2017

ESTRANGED WIFE OF LESOTHO PRIME MINISTER-ELECT SHOT DEAD

ESTRANGED WIFE OF LESOTHO PRIME MINISTER-ELECT SHOT DEAD

Estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect has been shot dead, police said Thursday, raising concerns about further political instability in this tiny southern African kingdom. Lipolelo Alice Thabane, 58-year-old wife of Thomas Thabane, was killed Wednesday night by unknown assailants outside her home in the capital, police Senior Superintendent Clifford...

14
Jun2017

TOP REPUBLICAN, STEVE SCALISE WOUNDED IN MULTIPLE SHOOTING

TOP REPUBLICAN, STEVE SCALISE WOUNDED IN MULTIPLE SHOOTING

A top US Republican and aides have been shot during baseball practice in Virginia, a congressman says. Police in the upmarket Washington DC suburb of Alexandria said they were investigating a "multiple shooting" and a suspect was in custody. Alabama lawmaker Mo Brooks told CNN House of Representatives Majority Whip...

06
Jun2017

POLICE REVEAL NAMES OF LONDON ATTACKERS, SAY ONE INVESTIGATED BEFORE

POLICE REVEAL NAMES OF LONDON ATTACKERS, SAY ONE INVESTIGATED BEFORE

British police and security services had previously investigated one of the Islamist militants who carried out Saturday's attack in London, but with resources scarce, he was not deemed enough of a threat to warrant close monitoring, police said on Monday. The news raises questions about the police's judgement and increases...

02
Jun2017

EXITING PARIS, TRUMP LEAVES DEAL SHAPED BY US PRIORITIES

EXITING PARIS, TRUMP LEAVES DEAL SHAPED BY US PRIORITIES

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is a heavy blow to a deal that in many ways was designed to ensure the participation of the United States, regardless of whether Democrats or Republicans control the White House. The U.S. under the Obama administration played a leading...

27
May2017

AMERICA JAILS 3 NIGERIAN SCAMMERS 235 YEARS

AMERICA JAILS 3 NIGERIAN SCAMMERS 235 YEARS

Three Nigerian scammers who befriended many of their victims on dating sites have been slammed huge prison sentences by a Mississippi court after making tens of millions of dollars from their schemes. Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, was sentenced to 95 years in prison; Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31, was given 115...

27
May2017

NIGERIAN GOAT SUSPECTED STOLEN, DECLARED MISSING IN USA

NIGERIAN GOAT SUSPECTED STOLEN,  DECLARED MISSING IN USA

Police in Winnebago County, Wisconsin in the United States have begun a manhunt for thieves who stole a Nigerian goat. The riddle the police are trying to crack is: Who would steal a goat named Cinnamon? Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is now in search of the answer after the Nigerian...

25
May2017

NIGERIAN TUTORING APP, TUTERIA, WINS UK ENGINEERING AWARD

NIGERIAN TUTORING APP, TUTERIA, WINS UK ENGINEERING AWARD

A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering.. Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that links qualified tutors to students in their area and within their budget. He developed the platform based on the experiences he had...

25
May2017

UK DEPORTS MORE NIGERIANS

UK DEPORTS MORE NIGERIANS

United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50 a.m. The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration Number: G-POWO....

24
May2017

WARNING OF "IMMINENT" ATTACK, BRITAIN RAISES THREAT LEVEL

WARNING OF "IMMINENT" ATTACK, BRITAIN RAISES THREAT LEVEL

As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert - the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists...

09
May2017

STUDENT MADE TO REMOVE BRA AT EXAM CENTRE FOR SECURITY CHECK

STUDENT MADE TO REMOVE BRA AT EXAM CENTRE FOR SECURITY CHECK

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala Monday ordered a probe into allegations that an 18-year-old student was forced to remove her bra at an exam centre as part of stringent measures to stop cheating in a national-level medical entrance examination. The incident took place at TISK English Medium...

05
May2017

FAST SPREADING PHISHING ATTACK ON GMAIL, GOOGLE MAKES OFFICIAL STATEMENT

FAST SPREADING PHISHING ATTACK ON GMAIL, GOOGLE MAKES OFFICIAL STATEMENT

A new type of phishing attack popped up, targeting Google Docs/Gmail users and spreading like crazy. Well-disguised and infuriatingly subtle, just a click or two (on what was an actual Google-hosted URL, no less) handed some mystery attacker the ability to read your Gmail and forwarded the phishing attack to...

05
May2017

PRAYER-DISPENSING MACHINE INSTALLED AT AIRPORT

PRAYER-DISPENSING MACHINE INSTALLED AT AIRPORT

Passengers passing through Stuttgart airport in Germany are being offered a new way to pray — a photo booth-like machine that delivers prayers from various faiths at the push of a button. Developed by Berlin artist Oliver Sturm, the machine is scheduled to operate for three months. An employee of...

29
Apr2017

TRUMP SAYS HE MISSES LIFE BEFORE HE BECAME US PRESIDENT

TRUMP SAYS HE MISSES LIFE BEFORE HE BECAME US PRESIDENT

US President Donald Trump has been talking about his previous life and how surprised he is that his new job at the White House is not less taxing. He "loved" his old lifestyle because he "had so many things going", the former property mogul told Reuters news agency from his...

21
Apr2017

UGANDAN PASTOR BURNS THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS' BIBLES, SAYS IT IS MISLEADING

UGANDAN PASTOR BURNS THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS' BIBLES, SAYS IT IS MISLEADING

An Ugandan pastor has reportedly asked his followers to gather their bibles together and set them ablaze. According to reports, Aloysius Bugingo, who is the Head Pastor of House of Prayer Ministries, Kampala, Uganda ordered the members of his congregation to gather hundreds of Bibles together and set them on...

19
Apr2017

MAN MISTAKENLY HANGS SELF, DIES WHILE PLAYING JUDAS ON EASTER EVE

MAN MISTAKENLY HANGS SELF, DIES WHILE PLAYING JUDAS ON EASTER EVE

Tragedy occurred in the district of Barranquillas in Tancítaro, Mexico where the final hours of Christ were being recreated in the play known as the ‘Viacrucis de Jesús,’ as part of the Easter celebration. A young man, identified as Miguel Ángel, had put a rope around his neck and then...

19
Apr2017

TRUMP ORDERS REVIEW OF VISA PROGRAMME

TRUMP ORDERS REVIEW OF VISA PROGRAMME

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa programme for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead. Seeking to carry out a campaign pledge to put "America First,"...

19
Apr2017

BURKINA FASO POLICE PROTESTS OVER CORRUPTION

BURKINA FASO POLICE PROTESTS OVER CORRUPTION

Burkina Faso police have staged a nationwide protest, calling it the first in a series of peaceful demonstrations against corruption and a lack of transparency among their leaders. One protest leader, Patrice Sanou, on Tuesday said more protests will follow. Tensions have grown within Burkina Faso's police forces in recent...

17
Apr2017

JAMES BOND ACTOR, CLIFTON JAMES DIES AT 96

JAMES BOND ACTOR, CLIFTON JAMES DIES AT 96

Actor Clifton James, who appeared as Sheriff JW Pepper in two James Bond films, has died at the age of 96. He died close to his childhood home in Gladstone, Oregon, on Saturday due to complications from diabetes. James was best known for appearing alongside Sir Roger Moore in the...

16
Apr2017

US COUPLE STRUGGLING TO CONCEIVE DISCOVER THEY ARE TWINS AFTER DNA TEST

US COUPLE STRUGGLING TO CONCEIVE DISCOVER THEY ARE TWINS AFTER DNA TEST

A married couple in the US shockingly discovered that they were biological twins after getting a routine DNA test done at an IVF clinic because they were struggling to conceive naturally. The couple, who met in college, had attended the clinic in Mississippi in the hope that it helps them...

14
Apr2017

U. S. UNLEASHES MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS FOR FIRST TIME IN AFGHANISTAN

U. S. UNLEASHES MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS FOR FIRST TIME IN AFGHANISTAN

United States dropped "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said. President Donald Trump touted the bombing as evidence of a more muscular U.S....

09
Apr2017

PALM SUNDAY CHURCH BOMBINGS KILL 43, WOUND DOZENS

PALM SUNDAY CHURCH BOMBINGS KILL 43, WOUND DOZENS

Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault claimed by the Islamic State group. The blasts came at the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter, and...

07
Apr2017

TERROR SUSPICION AS 3 KILLED BY TRUCK DRIVEN INTO CROWD

TERROR SUSPICION AS 3 KILLED BY TRUCK DRIVEN INTO CROWD

A truck drove into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing three people and wounding eight in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack. Part of central Stockholm was cordoned off and the area was...

07
Apr2017

GIRL FOUND LIVING WITH MONKEYS IN FOREST

GIRL FOUND LIVING WITH MONKEYS IN FOREST

Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she was...

07
Apr2017

50 NIGERIANS DEPORTED FROM EIGHT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

50 NIGERIANS DEPORTED FROM EIGHT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Fifty Nigerians were, yesterday, deported from eight European countries over what Department of State Services, DSS, airport command said were immigration and drug-related offences. The latest deportees arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, on a chartered aircraft with flight number P6-6991 in the early hours of yesterday. DSS said...

07
Apr2017

NIGERIAN BANKS, OTHERS LOSE BILLIONS TO NORTH KOREAN CYBER ATTACKERS

NIGERIAN BANKS, OTHERS LOSE BILLIONS TO NORTH KOREAN CYBER ATTACKERS

The over N159 billion that Nigerian banks lost to electronic fraud and cybercrime since 2000 may have been the result of hacking by North Korean cyber attackers, a report has said. Security experts believe that North Korean cyber attackers have targeted banks in 18 countries, including Nigeria, with the Asian...

06
Apr2017

US ISSUES FRESH WARNINGS TO HER CITIZENS AGAINST TRAVELLING TO PARTS OF NIGERIA

US ISSUES FRESH WARNINGS TO HER CITIZENS AGAINST TRAVELLING TO PARTS OF NIGERIA

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable. Very poor transportation infrastructure also makes...

05
Apr2017

NIGERIAN TEENAGER ADMITTED BY 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

NIGERIAN TEENAGER ADMITTED BY 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a New Jersey high school student, born by Nigerian parents, has done a clean sweep of her college applications, racking up acceptances from all eight Ivy League schools as well as Stanford, just for good measure. She got admitted to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton...

04
Apr2017

WOMAN GETS STUCK HAVING SEX AFTER HUSBAND USED CHARM TO CATCH HER

WOMAN GETS STUCK HAVING SEX AFTER HUSBAND USED CHARM TO CATCH HER

A woman accused of committing adultery was caught after her husband reportedly used a potion to catch her in the act. The magun - or Juju - was used by the cuckolded man in a bid to shame his wife when she went to meet her lover at a hotel...

01
Apr2017

CHINA BANS BEARDS, VEILS IN PUBLIC PLACES

CHINA BANS BEARDS, VEILS IN PUBLIC PLACES

China is intensifying its crackdown on what it deems religious extremism in the far-west province of Xinjiang, which is home to 10 million Muslims. To ensure this was achieved, authorities have ordered that people would no more wear long beards, no more wearing of veils in public places and there...

01
Apr2017

RELIEF, AS CHICAGO WOMAN BECOMES FIRST PATIENT CURED OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE

RELIEF, AS CHICAGO WOMAN BECOMES FIRST PATIENT CURED OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE

If you or someone you know suffers from sickle cell disease, hope is on the way. Iesha Thomas, who suffered from the disease herself, is the first person to be cured. This is huge!!! Sickle cell affects one in every 500 African Americans in the U.S. But the good news...

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