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Lab-grown Penises To Be Tested On Men Within Five Years

4 years ago /
Health 

Scientists have successfully grown penises in a laboratory and say they could be tested on humans within five years. The organs would be used to help men who have suffered a serious injury to the region, had surgery for cancer or are suffering from a congenital abnormality. The work is being carried...

Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca Epidemic-Free, Says Saudi Arabia

4 years ago /
Health  International News  Religion 

The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which drew 2 million Muslims from around the world, has been epidemic-free, Saudi Arabia’s acting health minister has said. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, engaged thousands of health workers to make sure pilgrims were protected from two deadly viruses, Ebola and Middle...

Woman Covers Her Entire Car In Human Hair

4 years ago /
Oddities 

Talk about a hairy ride. A hair stylist has achieved a new Guinness World Record by covering her car entirely in human hair. Maria Lucia Mugno, 44, spent over 150 hours sewing the strands of hair to both the interior and exterior of her vehicle to take the title for the...

 

Cult Clash kills Two As Eiye And Aiye Cult Groups Clash In Ogun

4 years ago /
Nation 

Two persons lost their lives yesterday during a cult clash between members of the Eiye (Air lords) and Aiye (Black Axe) confraternities at Aleke Oke-sopin, Ijebu-Igbo in Ogun State. The victims were identified as Abiodun Adeniye, 28, and Taiwo Yusuf, 24. The State Police command, which confirmed the incident, said it had...

Pastor Chris Removed As Trustee Of Christ Embassy In U.K.

4 years ago /
International News  Religion 

The face-off between the Founder of Believers Love World (aka Christ Embassy) Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita, has taken a new dimension with Mr. Oyakhilome now removed as a trustee of a United Kingdom’s branch of the church. With Mr. Oyakhilome’s removal, his wife, Anita, now presides over a seven-man...

ISIS Hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig: 'I'm Pretty Scared To Die'

4 years ago /
International News 

An Army Ranger-turned-aid worker held hostage by ISIS militants in Syria admitted to his parents he was “pretty scared to die” but also urged them to “seek refuge and comfort” from his humanitarian work. Abdul-Rahman Kassig who was born Peter but changed his name when he converted to Islam last year...

South Africa Seizes Another $5.7m Secret Nigeria Arms Deal

4 years ago /
International News  Security 

South African authorities have confiscated yet another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, nearly three weeks after seizing $9.3 million in cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase, South Africa-based City Express reported Monday. As with the first deal, South Africa’s Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National...

Military In Move To Retake Michika, Bazza

4 years ago /
Security 

Nigerian security forces are reported to have entered Bazza and Michika towns in Adamawa State to retrieve them from Boko Haram stranglehold, Daily Trust learnt in Yola yesterday. A top security source told our correspondent that soldiers had taken over control of the two towns following a Saturday night offensive, pushing...

I Will Always Love Arsenal But I Want To Win Everything With Chelsea - Fabregas

4 years ago /
Sports  

The former Gunners captain was jeered by a section of his former supporters as she starred for Jose Mouirnho's side in a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge Cesc Fabregas insists he bears no ill feeling towards the Arsenal fans that booed him on his first appearance for Chelsea against his former...

Army Extends Travel Ban On Embattled Yobe And Borno

4 years ago /
Security 

Nigeria's army on Sunday extended by 24 hours a travel ban imposed on Borno, the restive northeastern state worst hit by Boko Haram attacks. Both Borno and neighbouring Yobe state had on Friday imposed a travel ban through the Muslim Eid holiday weekend to Monday to guard against Boko Haram attacks. But...

 

Australian Chef 'Cooked' Parts Of Girlfriend's Body

4 years ago /
International News 

Australian police said Monday they had begun a murder probe after they found human remains in an apartment, but refused to confirm reports that body parts were cooking on the stove. Authorities went to the home in an upmarket area of Brisbane on Saturday night after neighbours reported a terrible smell. "Management...

NIMC Wants National e-ID Card To Be Used As International Passport

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is pushing for the use of the new national e-Identity card as a valid travel document, as an alternative to the international passport for certain types of travel. According to the commission, the new national electronic ID card issued to Nigerians on behalf of the...

Pastor And Two Others Hijack N25 Million Worth Of Goods

4 years ago /
Security 

The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos, has arrested a pastor, Peter Iyasele, and two others for allegedly hijacking a truck with N25m worth of goods in the Ijora area of Lagos. Reports gathered from PUNCH say Anthony Ibiade and Amas Debar were arrested in Ijora, the 56-year-old clergy was...

Update:John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser & Edvard Moser Win 2014 Nobel Prize For Medicine

4 years ago /
Health  International News 

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has gone to John O'Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard Moser for work on cells that form a positioning system in the brain. Their research helps better understand how people orient themselves, and it could prove useful in Alzheimer's research, because of the part of...

Emenike Unhappy With Stephen Keshi Criticism

4 years ago /
Sports  

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike believes coach Stephen Keshi broke one of his own rules when he criticised the striker in an interview in the local media. Keshi has been quoted as saying he is unhappy with the Fenerbahce striker, who he dropped to the bench in last month’s 2015 Africa Cup...

Vote Jonathan Out Amaechi Tells Kalabari People

4 years ago /
Politics 

Rivers state Governor Chibuike Amaechi has urge the people of Rivers state to vote out the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan come 2015 general election. Governor Chibuike Amaechi spoke  at  Degema, the headquarters of Degema Local Government Area of the state, after commissioning an 8,000-sitting capacity football stadium complex built by...

Iran Releases UAE Journalist, American Husband Still In Jail

4 years ago /
International News 

Iran has released an Iranian journalist on bail after more than two months held without charge, but her husband, a dual nationality Iranian-American who reports for the Washington Post, remains in jail, her family said on Monday. Yeganeh Salehi, Tehran correspondent for the United Arab Emirates English language newspaper, The National,...

Arsène Wenger Refuses To Apologise For José Mourinho Shoving Match

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Arsène Wenger has refused to apologise for pushing José Mourinho as the rival managers were involved in an ugly first-half spat, while Chelsea were left facing awkward questions themselves in the wake of this victory over their medical staff’s initial assessment of the severity of a head injury sustained by...

Ekiti: Code Of Conduct Bureau Ask Fayemi To Declare Assets

4 years ago /
Nation 

Akinfolarin Feyisola, the Director in charge of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Ekiti State, has directed Governor Kayode Fayemi to declare his “end of tenure assets” unfailingly before the expiration of his tenure. Mr. Feyisola said in Ado-Ekiti yesterday that the directive also affected the outgoing deputy governor and other political...

Brazil Elections: Dilma Rousseff Wins First Round

4 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, rode the success of her income redistribution programme to come out on top in a first-round election on Sunday, but failed to secure the overall majority needed to avoid a run-off. After a rollercoaster campaign, the Workers Party incumbent came from behind to win 41.4% of the...