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Putin Beats Obama Again In Forbes Power Ranking

3 years ago /
International News 

For a second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has beaten Barack Obama to the title of world's most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes. In a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, stoked a conflict in Ukraine and clinched a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline deal with China that Forbes...

Soaring Increase In Govt. Requests For Facebook User Details

3 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech  Security 

Facebook reported a nearly one-quarter increase in the number of government requests for user data over the last year. Government requests for user information rose by 24% between the second half of 2013 and the first half of 2014, while the number of government requests for content restriction rose by 19%,...

Gunmen Kill 2 FRSC Marshals In Koton Karfe

3 years ago /
Security 

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday confirmed the killing of two officers of the commission by gunmen in Koton Karfe community in Kogi. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Kogi, Mr Godwin Omiko, confirmed the killing while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja. He said that the officers, Olaoluwa Adebayo...

Brazilian Man Gets Live Eel-Like Fish Removed From His Guts

3 years ago /
International News 

According to Hospital Universitario, in Brazil, the unnamed man decided to put the fish into his own rear.  According to Hospital Universitario in Londrina, a city in southern Brazil, the unnamed man decided to put the fish into his own rear as part of a bizarre sexual fantasy. Instead of being able...

Woman 19 In Court Over Alleged Theft N300,000

3 years ago /
Security 

A 19-year-old woman, Ijeoma Okoro, on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos over an alleged theft of N300,000 belonging to her employer. Okoro, who resides at 9, Jebba St., Ebute Meta in Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Cpl.Cyriacus Osuji, told...

Etugo Oil To Set Up $60m Petrochemical Plant In Abia

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Etugo Integrated Oil and Petrochemical Industries Limited, an indigenous oil firm, is to establish a petrochemical plant, worth over $60 million in Mgbarakuma community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. The multi-product manufacturing plant expected to be completed in 12 months, would consist of a lube plant, plastic...

Republicans Rip Senate From Democrats, Gaining Full Control Of Congress

3 years ago /
International News  Politics 

 Republicans have made significant gains in mid-term elections, capturing a majority of seats they need to take control of the US Senate. The Republicans padded their control of the House of Representatives by at least 12 seats, and in the big prize of Tuesday's midterm election they retook the Senate. The victory...

Courtney Dike Rejects $7,000 World Cup Bonus

3 years ago /
Sports  

Oklahoma State Football team forward Courtney Dike has rejected the $7000 paid to her by the Nigeria Football Federation for participating at 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada saying the honour of playing for the country was enough reward for her. The 19-year-old, who is the younger sister of...

Presidency Replies Atiku: You Contributed To Boko Haram Insurgency

3 years ago /
Politics 

The Presidency yesterday berated former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar over his remarks on the security situation in the country, saying that some past utterances of Atiku contributed to the escalation of insurgency in the North. Okupe stated this while speaking on the last day of Public Affairs Forum, a programme organised...

Navy Re-states Its Commitment To Partner With Other Services To Tackle Maritime Security Challenges

3 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Navy Has re-stated its commitment to partner with other services to tackle the country’s maritime security challenges. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday on preparation for the forthcoming Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference, Admiral Ameen Ikioda, the Chief Of Policy and Plans said deliberations will be on identifying...

Another Reason To Quit Cigarettes: Secondhand Smoke Makes People Around You Fat

3 years ago /
Health 

Some people swear smoking cigarettes keeps them slim. But being exposed to cigarette smoke can actually make people pile on the pounds - the surprise is that secondhand smoke is the biggest culprit. Innocent victims of secondhand cigarette smoke are the most likely to gain weight, researchers found. 'For people who are in...

Intel Funds 13 Year Old Indian Entrepreneur

3 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

When Shubham Banerjee asked his dad how blind people read, his dad absently told him to go ahead and ‘Google it’. A year later, the now 13-year-old boy has come a long way and is now the founder of Palo Alto startup Braigo Labs, which aims at becoming the first...

Dangote Cement Seeks Licence For 75 MW Power Plant In Tanzania

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Nigeria's Dangote Cement has applied for a licence to build a 75 megawatt coal-fired plant in Tanzania that would power a $500 million cement factory now under construction, Tanzania's energy watchdog said. Sub-Saharan Africa's leading cement producer plans to roll out plants across Africa to reach an annual capacity of 62...

Harmattan Haze: Avoiding The Dry Season Blues

3 years ago /
Environment 

It’s that time of the year when the hot and dry north eastern wind known as harmatan blows across West Africa from the Sahara desert and the health effects of the dusty wind is the concern of Nigerians once again. However, with the severe climate change been experienced around the world,...

New Trojan Stealing Online Banking Details, Warns C.E.R.T-In

3 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Cyber-security sleuths have alerted online banking customers in the country against the malicious activity of a deadly Trojan which steals classified data and passwords of a vulnerable user. "It has been reported that variants of a new banking Trojan dubbed as 'Dyreza' are spreading. The malware mainly targets the customers of...

SSA To The President On The Millennium Development Goals Receives Award

3 years ago /
Nation 

The senior special assistant to the president on millennium development goals, MGD’s Precious Gbeneol has been given an award for assisting to garner youth in the country to articulate their vision of a post 2015 development agenda. The award which was given in new york by the my world project, was...

Deadly Japanese Pufferfish Found Washed Up On DORSET

3 years ago /
Environment  International News 

At first glance this hapless fish looks like a large mackerel that has swallowed a football. But the unusual looking creature found washed up on a south coast beach is actually an exotic but deadly pufferfish, usually only found in tropical waters. The species - a specialty in Japan - are well-known...

Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio Banned Over ‘Banana Eaters’ Comment

3 years ago /
International News  Sports  

Italy’s FA president Carlo Tavecchio has been barred from holding any position with Fifa for six months over an alleged racist comment he made in August. Uefa has already imposed a similar sanction on the 71-year-old, and the Fifa decision is another embarrassment for the FA, whose own investigation had cleared...

Driver Runs Over Pedestrians In Jerusalem, Gets Shot And Killed By Police

3 years ago /
International News 

Numerous people were injured after a commercial van ran over a number of pedestrians Wednesday at a train stop in eastern Jerusalem, police spokeswomen Luba Samri said. The driver continued and struck a number of cars, Samri said, before getting out of the van and attacking police with a metal bar. Police...

Nda-Isaiah: I Will Unite Nigeria, Fight Corruption If Elected President

3 years ago /
Politics 

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and founder of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, on Tuesday said he would make the unity of Nigeria a top priority of his administration if elected into office as president next year in order for the country, which has...