Lagos ranked the third worst city to live in the world

15 August 2018
Lagos ranked the third worst city to live in the world

Lagos is the third worst city to live in the world, according to the newly released ranking of the 2018 Global Liveability Index.The 2018 Global Liveability Index, released by The...

This may be the secret to feeling younger and living longer

15 August 2018
This may be the secret to feeling younger and living longer

Studies suggest that feeling younger may actually help you live to be older. Now, new research points to a way to keep that youthful state of mind, at least for...

E-cigarette more dangerous than earlier thought, 'can damage vital immune system cells'

14 August 2018
E-cigarette more dangerous than earlier thought, 'can damage vital immune system cells'

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted...

Nicholson painting bought for £165k is 'fake'

13 August 2018
Nicholson painting bought for £165k is 'fake'

A painting bought for £165,000 has been deemed to be nearly worthless by the leading authority on the artist.The still life of a glass jug and pears was thought to...

Nigerian students win gold at Silicon Valley tech contest

12 August 2018
Nigerian students win gold at Silicon Valley tech contest

Students of Regina Pacis Model Secondary School, a Catholic girls’ school in Onitsha, Anambra State, won the gold medal in the junior team of the World Technovation Challenge which held...

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

12 August 2018
Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality...

Britain, land of extremes

11 August 2018
Britain, land of extremes

MORE than most people the British pride themselves on being sensible. Others might go in for such silly things as revolutions and theories. Britons prefer pragmatism to ideology, moderation to...

Ibadan Poly NASU declares indefinite strike over eight-month salary arrears

09 August 2018
Ibadan Poly NASU declares indefinite strike over eight-month salary arrears

Funmi Olaitan, IbadanMembers of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), The Polytechnic, Ibadan chapter, on Wednesday, declared an indefinite strike over non-payment of their eight-month salary arrears owed them by the...

Beyoncé, Serena Williams bring attention to risks of childbirth for black women

07 August 2018
Beyoncé, Serena Williams bring attention to risks of childbirth for black women

To many, Beyoncé is the history-making superstar who "runs the world" with 22 Grammy Awards to her name -- and hot sauce in her bag.Yet last year, on the day...

Transgender individuals likely have higher risk for heart disease

05 August 2018
Transgender individuals likely have higher risk for heart disease

Transgender individuals may be at higher risk for myocardial infarction and death due to cardiovascular disease, according to several studies. This increased risk may be due to the hormone therapy...

Confusion made me throw my two-year-old child inside well – Mother

04 August 2018
Confusion made me throw my two-year-old child inside well – Mother

A hairdresser, Folashade Odubayo, is cooling her heels in the police custody after she was arrested for throwing her two-year-old son, Rilwan Asore, into a well in Ajegunle, Ikorodu area...

Army habits die hard as Buhari defied court orders - Bloomberg

31 July 2018
Army habits die hard as Buhari defied court orders - Bloomberg

When a Nigerian high court ruled this month that a former national security adviser should be freed on bail, it was the sixth such judgment since his detention in 2015....

Yes, stress kills: Here's how it affects your body

29 July 2018
Yes, stress kills: Here's how it affects your body

Many of us have learned to simply accept stress as a normal part of the daily grind. It's almost even become a way we gauge one's work ethic; if you're...

Why does rain smell so good?

28 July 2018
Why does rain smell so good?

It turns out it's not just gratitude that makes rain smell so appealing after a long period of dry weather. There's actually some chemistry involved too. Bacteria, plants and even...

Open offices make people talk less and email more - Study

20 July 2018
Open offices make people talk less and email more - Study

Modern workplaces were designed to make it easier to communicate. But new research finds they stifle face-to-face interactions – exactly the opposite of their intended purpose. Open-plan offices have taken...

Fish oil for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

18 July 2018
Fish oil for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a way simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy...

What happens when you hold in your pee for too long

14 July 2018
What happens when you hold in your pee for too long

Everyone holds in their pee every now and then. And that's okay! Just don't do it too often, or it could lead to some serious problems down the road. Following...

Outside the law: Nigerians turn to radio show for justice

03 July 2018
Outside the law: Nigerians turn to radio show for justice

"Hembe-lembeh!" yells Ahmad Isah, the host of Nigeria's Brekete Family radio programme. "Olo-lolo!" shouts his audience - more than 100 people who have crammed into his studio, looking for justice....

The five countries that set world culture

03 July 2018
The five countries that set world culture

Rather than military, political or economic might, it’s the culture of these countries that most strongly impacts the wider world.Global influence is often measured by military, political or economic might,...

How to find peace when you’re feeling under pressure - Jack Graham

01 July 2018
How to find peace when you’re feeling under pressure - Jack Graham

Why are people so stressed these days? No doubt you’d roll your eyes at that question. After all, for most of us, stress is just as much a part of...

Why the wealthiest countries aren't always the happiest

30 June 2018
Why the wealthiest countries aren't always the happiest

Finland ranked first in the 2018 World Happiness Report, attributed to its people's trust in national systems and a healthy work-life balance. The happiest countries, the WHR consistently finds, don't...

How marriage changes you physically and mentally, according to science

30 June 2018
How marriage changes you physically and mentally, according to science

Every summer, thousands and thousands of couples tie the knot. That decision has lasting effects on their health over time. Researchers have identified a variety of trends that show how...

How to be smooch ready ahead of National Kissing Day

24 June 2018
How to be smooch ready ahead of National Kissing Day

Are YOU suffering from bad breath? Expert reveals six simple ways to ensure you smell fresh - including a mirror test and a dental floss trick Even the cleanest of...

Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

17 June 2018
Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

Researcher Keith Payne has found something surprising: When people flying coach are forced to walk past the pampered first-class flyers in the front of the plane, the likelihood of some...

Dumbing down? New study suggests young people's IQs are in decline

17 June 2018
Dumbing down? New study suggests young people's IQs are in decline

A new study, conducted by Norwegian scientists, shows that IQ scores of today’s young people are in decline, putting an end to the post-war trend of rising intelligence. After the...

How presidents, family members enjoy foreign medical care

15 June 2018
How presidents, family members enjoy foreign medical care

Nigeria’s political leaders have paid little attention to fixing the country’s healthcare system because they and their family members are able to travel freely out of the country to meet...

How our teenage years shape our personalities

13 June 2018
How our teenage years shape our personalities

The mood swings and stress you experience as you go through puberty can shape your brain to determine the person you will become. My four-year-old twins are similar in many...

Psychological reasons why some people can't stop lying

10 June 2018
Psychological reasons why some people can't stop lying

There are several theories for why some people can't stop lying. Narcissists are often pathological liars, because they simply don't care about the truth. They prefer to tell lies and...

Kidnapping: Kaduna tops worst states

09 June 2018
Kidnapping: Kaduna tops worst states

Rampant kidnappings in Nigeria used to be a Niger Delta affair, where indigenous militants abducted oil workers, mostly expatriates, as a form of protest or agitation for the region’s development....

Here's why China could overtake US as superpower — and why it might not

04 June 2018
Here's why China could overtake US as superpower — and why it might not

US has been the world's superpower since after WWII when the dollar was rendered the most important currency in the world. China is expected to take over as superpower, as...

7 smart things Trump does on Twitter

28 May 2018
7 smart things Trump does on Twitter

He tweets in a way that tricks his opponents into not just opposing him but also his supporters. There's a report out this morning that says staffers write a lot...

Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

27 May 2018
Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the...

How an ancient tradition shaped a nation's work ethic

24 May 2018
How an ancient tradition shaped a nation's work ethic

Is this the secret training that gives this country a competitive edge? It’s the day before National Day and people across Norway are working hard to make the whole country...

Why you eat more when you’re in company

20 May 2018
Why you eat more when you’re in company

Eat with a friend instead of alone and you might find that you can’t say no to dessert. Why does dining with friends affect our appetite? How well do you...

The healthiest (and least healthy) month to be born, according to science

20 May 2018
The healthiest (and least healthy) month to be born, according to science

First, we were told that there's a possibility that your birth order affects your personality type and future relationships. Now, a 2015 study published in the Journal of American Medical...

Nigeria’s stressed-out middle-class leaves in droves to Canada

14 May 2018
Nigeria’s stressed-out middle-class leaves in droves to Canada

Yomi Kazeem By most standards, Ezekiel is living the middle-class Nigerian dream. At 41, he works as a senior manager at a Lagos-based media company where he earns a healthy...

7 things you're doing that make people distrust you immediately

13 May 2018
7 things you're doing that make people distrust you immediately

Signs of untrustworthiness range from wishy-washy language to tight-lipped smiles. Here are some things you do that make people think they can't trust you. Signs of untrustworthiness include wishy-washy language,...

Alcohol, tobacco biggest threats to human welfare, study finds

12 May 2018
Alcohol, tobacco biggest threats to human welfare, study finds

Despite the rise of drug epidemics, a new report found alcohol and tobacco continued to pose a bigger threat to human welfare across the globe. Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs:...

The secrets of the high potential personality - David Robson

11 May 2018
The secrets of the high potential personality - David Robson

Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research,...

I sold all I had to go to Europe - now I'm home, and broke

07 May 2018
I sold all I had to go to Europe - now I'm home, and broke

More than 3,000 Nigerian migrants who failed to reach Europe, have been flown home by the International Organization for Migration. Many sold everything to make the trip and aren't sure...




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