Woman commits suicide over husband’s second wife plan

20 September 2017
Woman commits suicide over husband’s second wife plan

A 22-year-old housewife has committed suicide by taking rat poison in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa to protest her husband’s plan to marry another wife. Police spokesperson in the...

500 euro notes found flushed down toilets

19 September 2017
500 euro notes found flushed down toilets

Swiss prosecutors are investigating why tens of thousands of euros were flushed down toilets in Geneva. The €500 (£440; $600) notes were cut up and found in the toilets of...

Dwarfs meet at festival in South Africa

13 September 2017
Dwarfs meet at festival in South Africa

A recent South African festival for people with dwarfism featured dancing, a tug-of-war contest, stand-up comedy, talks on health issues facing dwarves and a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition. The...

Yuck or yum? Insect burgers of mealworm larvae on offer

10 September 2017
Yuck or yum? Insect burgers of mealworm larvae on offer

Swallow deeply, pinch the nose and repeat the mantra: "Tastes like beef, tastes likes beef." Then bite into the burger of rice, chopped vegetables, spices and mealworm larvae. The Swiss...

Girl mutilated by rats in night attack at home

09 September 2017
Girl mutilated by rats in night attack at home

A disabled French girl covered in rat bites is critically ill in hospital after a pack swarmed into her bedroom in northern France. The 14-year-old paraplegic was sleeping on the...

Suitor dies during marriage flogging

06 September 2017
Suitor dies during marriage flogging

A young man, Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage. The incident happened at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government...

Father kills son for planning to marry older woman

05 September 2017
Father kills son for planning to marry older woman

A man in Awka, Anambra State capital, has allegedly killed his only son, Chibuzor, for planning to marry an older woman. It was alleged that the man, whose name had...

Dressed in Islamic attire, Fayose causes stir at Eid-el-Kabir prayer

02 September 2017
Dressed in Islamic attire, Fayose causes stir at Eid-el-Kabir prayer

Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Friday dressed in an Islamic regalia and joined other Muslims at Ado Ekiti central praying ground for Eid-el-Kabir prayers. Fayose, a Christian, was...

Uganda battles pornography with $500m annual spending

30 August 2017
Uganda battles pornography with $500m annual spending

Ugandan Ethics Minister, Simon Lokodo, said on Tuesday that a committee to eradicate pornography in the country had started work. Mr. Lokodo said the government blamed sexually explicit materials for...

Philippine president says police can kill 'idiots' who resist arrest

29 August 2017
Philippine president says police can kill 'idiots' who resist arrest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told police on Monday they could kill "idiots" who violently resist arrest, two days after hundreds of people turned the funeral of a slain teenager into...

7 people killed by crocodiles amid dry spell

29 August 2017
7 people killed by crocodiles amid dry spell

Residents in Rwanda's capital say seven people have been killed by crocodiles on the banks of Nyabarongo River this month. Donata Mukanyana, a mother of six children, said her husband...

Man who had near-death experience explains what happens when 'bad souls' die

27 August 2017
Man who had near-death experience explains what happens when 'bad souls' die

It's a subject of eternal fascination and perhaps, in spite of all of mankind's scientific advancements, one of life's greatest mysteries.What happens after death is a topic everyone has an...

Loudmouth, 22, who called a judge ‘a p***y’ is jailed

25 August 2017
Loudmouth, 22, who called a judge ‘a p***y’ is jailed

A foul-mouthed man was jailed for contempt of court after screaming 'who are you to tell me what to do?' at a judge - and calling him a 'p****.' Jordan...

Buhari to work from home after 'rats' chase president from office

23 August 2017
Buhari to work from home after 'rats' chase president from office

President Muhammadu Buhari will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns...

Woman married to two husbands gets divorce

23 August 2017
Woman married to two husbands gets divorce

A middle-aged woman married to two husbands in Ibadan has gotten the leave of a Customary Court to divorce one of the husbands. The woman, Mrs Modinat Mufutau, on Tuesday...

‘Pastor Kumuyi came to my rescue after I stepped on poison’

20 August 2017
‘Pastor Kumuyi came to my rescue after I stepped on poison’

It was harvest of miracles in the South-South when General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F Kumuyi, visited six cities in the zone. In each state visited, the...

29 ‘born again’ Christians return their certificates to WAEC for cheating

15 August 2017
29 ‘born again’ Christians return their certificates to WAEC for cheating

Twenty-nine born again Christians have returned their results slips to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after they had confessed of engaging in examination malpractice. According to them, cheating in...

16-year-old is running for governor seat

14 August 2017
16-year-old is running for governor seat

He won't even be able to vote, but a 16-year-old Wichita high school student says he's serious about his bid to run for governor of Kansas. Jack Bergerson has filed...

Pastor Adeboye reveals secret wooden staff for miracles

13 August 2017
Pastor Adeboye reveals secret wooden staff for miracles

On Thursday, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), announced that the following day, Friday, would be a “special day” and urged people...

Confusion as boy is forcefully adopted while mother is set to be deported from UK

13 August 2017
Confusion as boy is forcefully adopted while mother is set to be deported from UK

A Nigerian man, Mr Ayo Bakre, has raised an alarm over the curious detention and adoption of his young son in the United Kingdom. According to Bakre, the issue started...

Antarctica fruitcake: 106-year-old dessert 'left by Capt Scott'

12 August 2017
Antarctica fruitcake: 106-year-old dessert 'left by Capt Scott'

Ice-covered Antarctica is one of the earth's most hostile natural environments. But a new find by the Antarctic Heritage Trust suggests it's no match for a 106-year-old British fruitcake. Conservators...

91-year-old woman earns bachelor's degree

11 August 2017
91-year-old woman earns bachelor's degree

A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it and has received her diploma from the country's king. Public...

In a remote Irish town, a goat reigns supreme

11 August 2017
In a remote Irish town, a goat reigns supreme

For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland's rural south west. Billed as one of Ireland's oldest festivals, the Puck Fair...

Parents donating their girls for Boko Haram suicide bombing - Army

06 August 2017
Parents donating their girls for Boko Haram suicide bombing - Army

Nigerian Army on Saturday begged religious, traditional and community rulers in the North-East to dissuade parents from donating their children to Boko Haram. Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman,...

Two persons being investigated by ICPC appointed into same ICPC board by Osinbajo

05 August 2017
Two persons being investigated by ICPC appointed into same ICPC board by Osinbajo

Two of the 14 members announced to the board of Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) are being investigated by the anti-corruption agency for alleged corruption in the...

FG investigates importation of 140 snakes, 660 other animals from Cameroon

29 July 2017
FG investigates importation of 140 snakes, 660 other animals from Cameroon

The Federal Government says it has commenced investigation to uncover the importers of three consignments containing 140 species of snakes and 660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon. Nigeria...

Community threatens to release snakes to bite airport construction workers

25 July 2017
Community threatens to release snakes to bite airport construction workers

Benue State Government, on Monday in Makurdi, said threats to release snakes to bite construction workers on site had temporarily stalled its plan to have a cargo airport in the...

Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

25 July 2017
Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality...

Commotion as cattle invade Fed Secretariat Abuja

18 July 2017
Commotion as cattle invade Fed Secretariat Abuja

Cattle, numbering about 50, on Tuesday afternoon, invaded Federal Government Secretariat, Abuja, making people to run helter skelter. The incident occurred at after noon between the Eagle Square and the...

Baboon causes massive power cut

17 July 2017
Baboon causes massive power cut

A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity. It caused the blackout on Sunday...

Mall introduces 'husband storage' pods for shopping wives

15 July 2017
Mall introduces 'husband storage' pods for shopping wives

A Chinese mall has introduced "husband storage" facilities for wives to leave their spouse while they shop, it's reported. Global Harbour mall in Shanghai has erected a number of glass...

Father struck by lightning at daughter's wedding

15 July 2017
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...

Man trapped in ATM slips note to customers begging for help

14 July 2017
Man trapped in ATM slips note to customers begging for help

A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleaded for them to help him escape, police said Thursday. The contractor became...

US Customs agents find cobras inside mail at JFK Airport

13 July 2017
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...

Police rescue woman locked in dark room for 15 years

12 July 2017
Police rescue woman locked in dark room for 15 years

Police in the western Indian state of Goa on Wednesday claimed to have rescued a 50-year-old woman who had been locked in a dark room by her brother for 15...

Flight attendant breaks wine bottle over man's head

10 July 2017
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...

Human urine better than fertiliser, expert says

09 July 2017
Human urine better than fertiliser, expert says

An environmental engineer, Mr Isaac Bryant, on Saturday urged conversion of human urine into fertiliser and other products that would have higher environmental value. “Urine, which most of us consider...

Father, mother, 3 children die after jollof rice meal

03 July 2017
Father, mother, 3 children die after jollof rice meal

Five members of a family died after a meal in the sleepy rural Umuokpara Umanu, Obollo community in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. The deceased are Mr....

I made more money when I was fat than when I became slim – Lepacious Bose

02 July 2017
I made more money when I was fat than when I became slim – Lepacious Bose

A popular comedienne, Lepacious Bose, on Saturday said she made more money when she was overweight than when she became slim. Bose said this at a news conference to mark...

I’ve no confidence in Nigerian security forces – Niger gov

28 June 2017
I’ve no confidence in Nigerian security forces – Niger gov

Governor of Niger State, Mr Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday, said he had lost confidence in Nigeria’s security agencies and proposed that traditional rulers should be given security votes to help...