Your ATM card has more germs than a toilet handle - Study

23 May 2019
Your ATM card has more germs than a toilet handle - Study

Now there's another reason to beware using credit and debit cards too much: Handling them might make you sick. In addition to the budget-busting potential of spending too much with...

America’s richest Blackman pays off students loans of all grads at varsity convocation

21 May 2019
America’s richest Blackman pays off students loans of all grads at varsity convocation

Morehouse College seniors got a surprise Sunday when billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off the student loan debt for the historically...

Like environmental sanitation day, Nigerians should dedicate one day monthly to cry - Ex-gov

19 May 2019
Like environmental sanitation day, Nigerians should dedicate one day monthly to cry - Ex-gov

Immediate past governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, and lawmaker representing Lagos West Senatorial District in National Assembly, Mr Olamilekan Adeola, have eulogised the virtues of Mr Abdulahi Enilolobo,...

Few days after burial of ‘Sugar’, slain Oyo Rep member, bullion vans kills his close aide

17 May 2019
Few days after burial of ‘Sugar’, slain Oyo Rep member, bullion vans kills his close aide

Mr Wale Azeez, a personal assistant to a former member of House of Representatives, Mr Temitope ‘Sugar’ Olatoye, is dead. Olatoye, popularly called Sugar, represented Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency of Oyo...

Scores escape death as pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure

13 May 2019
Scores escape death as pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure

A Myanmar pilot safely landed a passenger jet without its front wheels on Sunday, after landing gear on the Myanmar National Airlines plane failed to deploy, the airline and an...

The 100-year old Imam who went to church

12 May 2019
The 100-year old Imam who went to church

Ghana's chief imam is a man of few words, but the 100-year-old Muslim cleric certainly knows how to make waves - by attending a Catholic Church service as part of...

I ate election papers in panic - INEC official

09 May 2019
I ate election papers in panic - INEC official

A collation officer of Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr Felix Nte, on Wednesday told commission of inquiry into the violence and killings that characterised the February 23 and March 9,...

Don’t want to be shot at police checkpoints? Here are things to do

07 May 2019
Don’t want to be shot at police checkpoints? Here are things to do

Nigerian Police have issued tips to Nigerians on how to avoid clashes with officers at a police checkpoint. Police gave the tips via their verified Twitter handle, @PoliceNG, on Monday....

Sharia police to arrest adults eating in public during Ramadan

05 May 2019
Sharia police to arrest adults eating in public during Ramadan

Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Mr Nabahani Usman, said Sharia police will arrest adults found eating in public during Ramadan. “We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue...

Lagos school which accepts plastic wastes as fees

04 May 2019
Lagos school which accepts plastic wastes as fees

It sounds strange but it is real - a school in Lagos State accepts empty plastic bottles from parents and guardians in exchange for payment of their children’s school fees....

Cross River workers quarrel with gov for paying salaries ‘too early’

02 May 2019
Cross River workers quarrel with gov for paying salaries ‘too early’

Workers in Cross River State have protested payment of May salary on the first day of the month. Governor Ben Ayade has consistently paid May salary on the first day...

Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed on tree

26 April 2019
Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed on tree

A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of a 60-foot (18-meter) tree, officials said....

Air passenger caught throwing coins at plane's engine while boarding

24 April 2019
Air passenger caught throwing coins at plane's engine while boarding

A female passenger has been detained by police for tossing six coins at a plane's engine for good luck before take-off in south . CCTV footage of the bizarre incident...

Mother wakes up from a 27-year coma after car crash

24 April 2019
Mother wakes up from a 27-year coma after car crash

A woman from United Arab Emirates has regained consciousness after spending 27 years in a vegetative state. Munira Abdulla was aged 32 when she suffered a traumatic brain injury after...

Snakes force Liberian President out of office

20 April 2019
Snakes force Liberian President out of office

Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah's office, forcing him to work from his private residence, the BBC has learnt. Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that...

Taiwan’s richest man says he’ll run for president because sea goddess told him to do so

19 April 2019
Taiwan’s richest man says he’ll run for president because sea goddess told him to do so

Alexandra Ma • Foxconn founder and CEO Terry Gou announced his bid for the Taiwanese presidency on Wednesday. • He said he was running in the 2020 election because a...

Bearded men carry ‘more germs than dogs’ - Study

19 April 2019
Bearded men carry ‘more germs than dogs’ - Study

Men’s beards carry more germs than dogs do in their fur, a study has found. Scientists looked at the levels of bacteria lurking in 18 men’s facial hair and 30...

Saudi women abandon their babies on the street if ...

17 April 2019
Saudi women abandon their babies on the street if ...

Maya Oppenheim • In Saudi Arabia, unmarried women face prosecution and even jail if they are found to be pregnant. So unwed mothers abandon their babies in the street. •...

Man killed by bird raised by him

15 April 2019
Man killed by bird raised by him

Cassowaries, large, flightless birds native to Austrialia and New Guinea, have built a reputation as being the 'world's most dangerous bird.' On Friday, a Florida man was killed by a...

Here’s why South Korea’s President lost 12 of his teeth

14 April 2019
Here’s why South Korea’s President lost 12 of his teeth

Alex Lockie and Rafal Tomanski South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has presided over some of the most tense nuclear negotiations in history, and his time in government has taken a...

Man jumps out of plane after touching people, spraying them with unknown substance

14 April 2019
Man jumps out of plane after touching people, spraying them with unknown substance

It was a strange episode on American Airlines flight 1346 Friday as a 25-year-old man touched the faces of other passengers and sprayed them with an unknown substance before jumping...

I withdrew $10m cash from the bank, spread it on my bed ... - Dangote

07 April 2019
I withdrew $10m cash from the bank, spread it on my bed ... - Dangote

Imagine yourself walk into a bank, withdraw $10 million cash from your account, put it in your car, head home and spread the whole lot on the bed. Well, Africa’s...

2000-year old Jewish settlement discovered in Israel

05 April 2019
2000-year old Jewish settlement discovered in Israel

Archaeologists have uncovered a 2000-year-old Jewish settlement in the South city of Be’er Sheva. The excavation found among other things a piece of an oil lamp decorated with a nine-branched...

Woman gives birth in mango tree

04 April 2019
Woman gives birth in mango tree

A woman gave birth in a mango tree while escaping floods in central Mozambique caused by Cyclone Idai. Single mother Amélia delivered her daughter, Sara, whilst clinging to the branches...

Man jumps to death from telecom mast in Ibadan

31 March 2019
Man jumps to death from telecom mast in Ibadan

A man suspected to be mentally unstable on Saturday jumped to his death from a bank’s network mast in the Sango area of Ibadan. Confirming the incident, Oyo State Police...

Woman born with no hands is a successful taxi driver

27 March 2019
Woman born with no hands is a successful taxi driver

Mum-of-two Janet Brown was born with a birth defect which means she doesn’t have hands. The 31-year-old from North Carolina, U.S, manages to do everything by herself and even has...

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...