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
3 in 4 babies not exclusively breastfed in Nigeria

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
Where it’s rude to be on time

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
Boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family

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
World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

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 razes Imo residence, spares only Bible

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
The Imam who saved Christians from Muslim gunmen

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
Russia 2018: Doctor dies watching Nigeria lose to Argentina

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...

Woman drinks dog’s urine, claims it helps her acne

26 June 2018
Woman drinks dog’s urine, claims it helps her acne

A woman claims that she has a new remedy to counteract acne: dog urine! In a shocking viral video, a woman has her dog pee into a cup and then...

Rats eat $19,000 in ATM

25 June 2018
Rats eat $19,000 in ATM

Police say at least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating. By the time it finished, more than US$19,000...

Tech boss killed ‘when his mobile phone explodes while charging next to his bed’

24 June 2018
Tech boss killed ‘when his mobile phone explodes while charging next to his bed’

Nazrin Hassan died last week when one of his smartphones exploded Police say Mr Hassan's death was caused as a result of smoke inhalation But his brother-in-law claims he died...

7-meter-long python swallows woman

17 June 2018
7-meter-long python swallows woman

A 7-meter-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her...

No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

16 June 2018
No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

Chicken on plates, no problem. In the stadiums, not so much. A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to...

How algorithms and cats predict the winners of the World Cup

15 June 2018
How algorithms and cats predict the winners of the World Cup

World Cup match-day nerves can improve your decision-making: algorithms used in the stock market could divine the victors of football's biggest competitionWith a half-hearted mew, a white cat called Achilles...

Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel

10 June 2018
Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel

An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. The...

Family of five, friend die after moving to own house

08 June 2018
Family of five, friend die after moving to own house

A family of five died under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday night at Old Aiyepe road in Sagamu area of Ogun State. The family includes father, mother, three children and a...

Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax 'to stop gossip'

01 June 2018
Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax 'to stop gossip'

Uganda's parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms. It imposes a 200 shilling [$0.05, £0.04] daily levy on people using internet...

2 women taking selfies struck by lightning

29 May 2018
2 women taking selfies struck by lightning

Two young women suffered serious injuries after lightning struck them while they were taking selfies in western Germany, officials said Monday. A spokesman for Bochum police said first responders found...

'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

28 May 2018
'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

Surprised Singaporeans pursued North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday before realising the portly man with slick black hair near the Marina Bay Sands hotel was an impersonator. "It...

Controversy over RCCG’s mandatory genital tests for intending couples

23 May 2018
Controversy over RCCG’s mandatory genital tests for intending couples

Recent directive mandating all intending couples of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to submit themselves for mandatory genital tests has elicited mixed reactions with many in support of the...

Mom, daughter graduate together from University

19 May 2018
Mom, daughter graduate together from University

A Florida mom and daughter graduated college together, an experience they will both cherish for years to come. On May 2, Gigi Bolt, 38, received her master’s degree in public...

Malaysia gets world’s oldest elected leader

10 May 2018
Malaysia gets world’s oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad will become the world's oldest elected leader, after a shock victory in Malaysia's election. The former PM, 92, came out of retirement and switched to the opposition to...

Couple weds after crocodile bites off bride's arm

08 May 2018
Couple weds after crocodile bites off bride's arm

A couple attacked by a crocodile wedded days later in a Zimbabwean hospital, where the bride was recovering after losing an arm. "In one week we went from shock and...

A denim brand is selling 'extreme cut out' jeans for $168

03 May 2018
A denim brand is selling 'extreme cut out' jeans for $168

"Extreme cut jeans" have the internet in a frenzy.As if crotchless and ripped jeans weren't enough, one denim company decided to take the shredded look to a whole new level....

Lawmaker loses 10 family members to auto-crash

24 April 2018
Lawmaker loses 10 family members to auto-crash

Zamfara Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 10 persons in an auto crash. The victims included three biological children and seven other family members...

Man to get 80 strokes of cane for calling sister-in-law prostitute

17 April 2018
Man to get 80 strokes of cane for calling sister-in-law prostitute

A Sharia Court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Monday ordered that one Shuaibu Umar be given 80 strokes of cane for calling his sister-in-law, Suwaiba Abdulkadir, a prostitute. Mrs...

More than half your body is not human

10 April 2018
More than half your body is not human

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.Understanding this hidden...

Boy shoots sister in argument over video game controller

20 March 2018
Boy shoots sister in argument over video game controller

A nine-year-old boy has shot his sister in the back of the head in an argument over a video game controller. Authorities in Mississippi said the child grabbed the gun...

Woman commits suicide because graduate children couldn’t find work

19 March 2018
Woman commits suicide because graduate children couldn’t find work

A mother of two unemployed graduates, whose name was given as Uzoaku, on Saturday hanged herself in Mgbakwu, in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. It was...

Farmers pay herdsmen for permission to enter their own farms in Delta communities - Gov Okowa

17 March 2018
Farmers pay herdsmen for permission to enter their own farms in Delta communities - Gov Okowa

Delta state governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday in Asaba called on security agencies to curb activities of herdsmen in parts of the state before they snowballc into a major...

Court rules that a man is dead, even though he's clearly alive — and the decision is final

17 March 2018
Court rules that a man is dead, even though he's clearly alive — and the decision is final

Constantin Reliu, 63, is officially dead. His wife got him a death certificate in 2016, years after he left his native Romania and lost contact with his family. He later...

Outrage as lawmaker says 'beat your wife'

13 March 2018
Outrage as lawmaker says 'beat your wife'

A Ugandan MP has been told to apologise to victims of domestic violence after saying men should "beat" their wives. Onesimus Twinamasiko said on Ugandan television channel NTV "as a...

Lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 during service church

12 March 2018
Lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 during service church

At least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country's south, said a provincial governor. The churchgoers...

Oldest message in a bottle found on beach

10 March 2018
Oldest message in a bottle found on beach

A Perth family has found the world's oldest known message in a bottle, almost 132 years after it was thrown into the sea, Australian experts say.Tonya Illman picked up the...

Two men docked for drinking alcohol in front of police station

08 March 2018
Two men docked for drinking alcohol in front of police station

Two men, Mr Wole Broad, 49, and Mr Wale Oludare, 40, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly drinking alcohol in front of a...

Why this poor country has one of the best internet services

06 March 2018
Why this poor country has one of the best internet services

It’s the ultimate First World problem: When your video call freezes for a few seconds, the picture goes all grainy or the person on the other end suddenly sounds like...

Yes, selfies do make your nose look bigger

04 March 2018
Yes, selfies do make your nose look bigger

Get a whiff of this! Selfies act as "portable funhouse mirrors" that distort noses, a new study says. And more people are going under the knife because of it. Does...





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