Anambra’s ex-CJ joins politics, one week after retirement

21 March 2019
Anambra’s ex-CJ joins politics, one week after retirement

Mr Peter Umeadi, who retired about a week ago as Chief Judge of Anambra State, has joined politics. Umeadi, on Wednesday, declared his decision to join ruling All Progressives Grand...

The goat elected as honorary mayor in Vermont has been sworn in for his first term

16 March 2019
The goat elected as honorary mayor in Vermont has been sworn in for his first term

A 3-year-old goat named Lincoln has recently been elected "Pet Mayor" of Fair Haven, Vermont. The Nubian goat was sworn in this week with the Town Clerk and the select...

Chickens 'gang up' to kill intruder fox on farm

14 March 2019
Chickens 'gang up' to kill intruder fox on farm

Chickens in a school farm in north-western France are believed to have grouped and killed a juvenile fox. The unusual incident in Brittany took place after the fox entered the...

House of Assembly member-elect dies as he celebrates victory

11 March 2019
House of Assembly member-elect dies as he celebrates victory

A member representing Pengana State Constituency in Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Ezekial Afon, who was reelected Saturday on the platform of All Progressives Congress, has died. Afon died...

Absolute miracle: Rescuers find missing sisters

04 March 2019
Absolute miracle: Rescuers find missing sisters

Armed with some outdoor survival training, granola bars and pink rubber boots, 5- and 8-year-old sisters survived 44 hours in rugged Northern California wilderness before they were found dehydrated and...

The mystery illness haunting Tanzania

03 March 2019
The mystery illness haunting Tanzania

Despite decades of research, no one has managed to figure out what’s causing the strange and deadly nodding syndrome. The search for answers could save thousands of lives – and...

Fake news: Kim and Trump lookalikes draw crowds in Hanoi

23 February 2019
Fake news: Kim and Trump lookalikes draw crowds in Hanoi

Cars stopped and tourists gawked on Friday at what appeared to be North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wandering the streets of Hanoi. Days before the second summit between Kim...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

21 February 2019
Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks....

Runner survives attack by choking mountain lion to death

06 February 2019
Runner survives attack by choking mountain lion to death

A mountain lion lunged at a runner on a Colorado trail and bit his face before the man fought back and choked the animal to death, wildlife officials said Tuesday....

Man divorces wife for insisting on voting for Buhari

25 January 2019
Man divorces wife for insisting on voting for Buhari

A man, Mr Abdullahi Yada’u, has divorced his wife after failing to convince her not to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in next month’s presidential election. Yada’u, a resident of...

Man runs mad, kills wife, children, four others

23 January 2019
Man runs mad, kills wife, children, four others

Pandemonium broke out Monday evening in Onyikwa Nkaleke, Ozibo community, in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State after a 35-year-old man, Mr Simon Ugbala, went berserk, killing his wife,...

Lion kills worker after escaping locked area

31 December 2018
Lion kills worker after escaping locked area

A lion killed a young worker at a wildlife conservatory Sunday after it got loose from a locked space, the center said. Alexandra Black, 22, of New Palestine, Indiana, was...

Huge bald eagle lands on football fans

31 December 2018
Huge bald eagle lands on football fans

The eagle has landed - not once, but twice. Two American football fans got the surprise of their lives on Saturday when a North American bald eagle went rogue at...

From duct-taped shoes to $11M: Man leaves surprise donations

29 December 2018
From duct-taped shoes to $11M: Man leaves surprise donations

Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the...

Young couple die within hours of each other

27 December 2018
Young couple die within hours of each other

Thousands of pounds has been raised to help the families of a British couple who died within hours of each other in Australia.Former Market Drayton Town footballer Jason Francis, 29,...

How a single comma can cost millions

24 December 2018
How a single comma can cost millions

For most people, a stray comma isn’t the end of the world. But in some cases, the exact placement of a punctuation mark can cost huge sums of money. How...

Drones paralyse British airport, grounding Christmas travellers

21 December 2018
Drones paralyse British airport, grounding Christmas travellers

Britain sent troops to its second-biggest airport after an unprecedented attempt to cripple Christmas travel with large drones forced all flights to be cancelled on Thursday. As thousands of passengers...

Police woman, 3 children die mysteriously in Osogbo

30 November 2018
Police woman, 3 children die mysteriously in Osogbo

A police woman and her three children on Thursday died in a mysterious manner at her house at Oja-Oba area in Osogbo, Osun state. The police Sergeant and two of...

Country where your car spies on you for government

30 November 2018
Country where your car spies on you for government

When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn’t know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise...

How Vanguard newspaper boss died, resurrected

29 November 2018
How Vanguard newspaper boss died, resurrected

Vanguard Media Christian Fellowship, yesterday, held its annual thanksgiving service at its corporate headquarters, with the company’s General Manager/Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, giving a stunning testimony of how he was...

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died

13 November 2018
Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died

A loyal dog which has waited on a busy road for more than 80 days after its owner died there has captured the hearts of online communities in China. Footage...

Woman kills husband, 3 children, then commits suicide

04 November 2018
Woman kills husband, 3 children, then commits suicide

Tragedy occured Saturday on Vandekya Street in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State when a middle aged woman, Mrs Nick Adetsav, stabbed her husband and three children to death,...

Celebrity holds mock wedding to pay Oxford University fees

28 October 2018
Celebrity holds mock wedding to pay Oxford University fees

A radio presenter in Uganda is to hold a mock ceremony to marry a friend on Friday - the catch is that guests have to pay to attend.That is because...

Professor found dead, suicide suspected

25 October 2018
Professor found dead, suicide suspected

A lecturer at Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Mr Frank Onyezili, has alleged committed suicide, official told our correspondent. Onyezili, who was a professor at the Department of...

Why did this lioness kill the father of her cubs?

23 October 2018
Why did this lioness kill the father of her cubs?

A lioness at a US zoo has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen - an incident experts say is shocking and unprecedented. The pair had lived...

Zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs

22 October 2018
Zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs

A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen at a zoo in the US, officials say. Zuri, 12, attacked 10-year-old Nyack and staff at Indianapolis...

Prof’s wife delivers first child at 67

21 October 2018
Prof’s wife delivers first child at 67

For 39 years, a Nigerian couple prayed and hoped fervently for a child of their own. The wife, 67, went from one hospital to another in Nigeria and India to...

Mother, four children die from electrocution

18 October 2018
Mother, four children die from electrocution

A mother, Asmau Shehu and her four children, Yusuf, Rabiat, Ummul, and Hadi have been electrocuted in Anguwan Sarkin Hausawa, Bosso Local Government Area of Niger state. Mr Ibrahim Husssaini,...

Thunder kills 23 cows in Ekiti

03 October 2018
Thunder kills 23 cows in Ekiti

No fewer than 23 cows have been killed by thunder in Ekiti State. The deafening thunder was accompanied by a downpour recorded in parts of the state in last couple...

Secrets from basement of France’s presidential palace shared

16 September 2018
Secrets from basement of France’s presidential palace shared

The French presidential wine collection holds 14,000 bottles deemed so precious, few people are allowed to enter the cellar where they are stored. The president’s chefs use 150-year-old copper pans....

Police arrest 2 men who kidnapped corpse for N5m ransom

14 September 2018
Police arrest 2 men who kidnapped corpse for N5m ransom

One Chukwudi Chukwu, a 28-year-old man from Okwu, and Bethel Ibeh, from Ugiri Ike, both of Ikeduru Local Government Area in Imo State, who allegedly stole a female corpse from...

Man climbs telecom mast to protest poor economy

13 September 2018
Man climbs telecom mast to protest poor economy

A 28-year-old man, Mr Nurudeen Lliyasu, has climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country. The man was seen on top of the mast...

Predicting Trump: Chinese turn to fortune tellers to divine trade war

01 September 2018
Predicting Trump: Chinese turn to fortune tellers to divine trade war

As analysts crunch trade data and political commentators dissect official statements for signs of how the Sino-American trade war will develop, some ordinary Chinese are using different sources to predict...

3 in 4 babies not exclusively breastfed in Nigeria

07 August 2018

Are the mothers angry? Have Nigerian babies offended the gods or the society? Is this the apocalypse? These were some of the posers that advocates of exclusive breastfeeding sought answers...

Where it’s rude to be on time

30 July 2018

Thanks to an unhurried ‘life’s a beach’ attitude, Brazilians – especially those from Rio de Janeiro – have learned neither to expect nor appreciate punctuality. I still cringe when I...

Boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family

21 July 2018

Divers on Friday recovered the last bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank on Thursday during a storm on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine...

World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

17 July 2018

Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread,...

Fire razes Imo residence, spares only Bible

04 July 2018

Fire has burnt down a three-bedroomed bungalow at Ezioha Okporo in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, leaving only a Holy Bible in its parlour unaffected. Although there was...

The Imam who saved Christians from Muslim gunmen

01 July 2018

When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs. They were fleeing from...

Russia 2018: Doctor dies watching Nigeria lose to Argentina

28 June 2018

Mr Emeka Ogah, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), has confirmed the death of one its consultants, Mr Canice Ebirim, on Tuesday during the Super Eagles and...





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