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Newborn Girl Freed From Inside A 7 Inch-wide Sewer Pipe After Mother Gives Birth In A Toilet

3 years ago /
Oddities 

A newborn baby girl has been discovered wedged inside a sewer pipe at a Chinese university after her student mother gave birth and then fled, leaving the child behind. Police believe that the young woman hoped to hide the pregnancy by leaving her helpless daughter to fall down the toilet at...

 

Ebola: More Than 700 New Cases In One Week - WHO

3 years ago /
Health 

The World Health Organization says more than 700 more Ebola cases emerged in West Africa in one week, a statistic that shows the outbreak is accelerating. Just three weeks ago the number of new cases was around 500 for a one-week period. The number of people believed to have killed is...

Ukraine Crisis: President Poroshenko In Key US Visit

3 years ago /
International News  Security 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression. He is at the state department in Washington for talks with the Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr Poroshenko will also hold talks with US President Barack Obama...

2015 Election: PDP NEC Adopts President Jonathan As Flag Bearer

3 years ago /
Politics 

Members of the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party have adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole presidential candidate for the 2015 election. This decision was taken at the on-going meeting of the body, which is being held at the party’s national headquarters, Abuja, today. Members of the NEC...

 

Amnesty International Calls On Nigerian Government To Criminalise Torture

3 years ago /
Nation 

Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria's government to criminalise torture, as it published a new report documenting widespread abuses in the criminal justice system and military. The London-based rights group's report, "'Welcome to hell fire' -- Torture and Other Ill-treatment in Nigeria", catalogues the testimony of hundreds of victims compiled over...

Service Chiefs, NSA, Kifasi For National Honours

3 years ago /
Nation 

The president, Goodluck Jonathan has approved 2013/2014 National Honours award to 305 Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with Service Chiefs and other top Security Chiefs leading the way. The approved list, was announced on Thursday in a statement signed by the Director(Special Duties Office), Mr. Adeyemo Tunde, for the Secretary to the Government...

China Announces $32.54m New Package For Combating Ebola

3 years ago /
Health 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Thursday in New Delhi, announced 32.54 million dollars aid package for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to combat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). He said during his state visit to India that the aid would include cash, food and materials. Jinping said that his country would also provide...

Rising Inflation May Justify Further Monetary Tightening As MPC Meets Today

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Given rising inflation seen for the sixth consecutive month to 8.5 percent in August, expectations are high that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could raise benchmark rates or at best maintain the status quo as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) begins its two days meeting today. Nigeria’s inflation which is...

MFBs’ 45.70% PAR Puts Depositor Confidence, N220bn MSMEDF At Risk

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The N220 billion Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development fund, along with depositor confidence, may be at risk as microfinance banks’ Portfolio-At-Risk (PAR) remain 45.70 percent, higher than the prescribed maximum ratio of 5 percent. Although the figure declined from 61.9 percent, where it stood as at December 2012, available...

Sierra Leone To Have 3 Days Ebola Lockdown

3 years ago /
Health 

Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone prepared Thursday for an unprecedented three-day nationwide lockdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus in a controversial move which experts claimed could worsen the epidemic. The population of six million will be confined to their homes from midnight (0000 GMT) going into Friday...

Energy Firms Seen Raising Equity Capital To Moderate Debt

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Energy firms active in the oil and gas and power sector are seen approaching the Nigerian capital markets in the near future to raise equity to help pay down expensive debt incurred during asset purchases. “Many energy companies will seek equity funding to moderate debt that asset buyers have on their...

Raphael Varane Signs Extension To His Real Madrid Contract

3 years ago /
Sports  

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2020. The France international's previous deal still had three years to run but he has now decided to prolong his stay in the Spanish capital. "Real Madrid announce the extension of the contract...

Nigeria Begins Implementation Of 35% Levy On Imported New Vehicles

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

In compliance to the new fiscal policy on imported vehicles as directed by the Federal Government, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has commenced full implementation of the 70 percent tariff on imported vehicles. The automotive policy, allows for an importer to pay 35 percent duty and 35 percent levy on imported...

 

Photo Of The Day

3 years ago /
Oddities 

Baby hamadryas baboons reach for milk bottles at a zoo...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Leaves Cardiff City By Mutual Consent

3 years ago /
Sports  

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has left Cardiff City by mutual consent after nine months as manager, following their disappointing start to the season. The 41-year-old leaves the club in 17th position in the Championship after three defeats from seven games following their relegation from the Premier League. Solskjaer was appointed in January in...

Man Dies Attempting To Rape Housewife

3 years ago /
Security 

A man died while attempting to rape a house-wife in Gidan Kaso village in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Daily Trust gathered. The housewife was said to have held on to the manhood of the suspected rapist until he died. A resident of the village, Kabir Sani, said the...

Australian Raids Foil Alleged ISIS Terror Plot In Sydney

3 years ago /
International News 

Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. Abbott said there was a "serious risk from a terrorist attack" days after Australia raised...

Woman Turns Breast Milk Into Jewellery

3 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

Forget a lock of hair or a hand print, the new way to remember your newborn is with jewellery made from breast milk. Designed by mother-of-three Allicia Mogavero founder of Mommy Milk Creations, the bizarre keepsakes encase the mother's milk in a variety of pendants, rings and bracelets. Alicia enjoyed breastfeeding her...

First British Volunteer Injected With Trial Ebola Vaccine In Oxford

3 years ago /
Health  International News 

A woman in Oxford has become the first British volunteer to be injected with an experimental Ebola vaccine, which, if it works, will be fast-tracked for use in west Africa. In an unprecedented move, the untested vaccine has already gone into mass production. Some 10,000 doses are being manufactured by the British drug...

Scientists Discover Brain Surgery Done 2,300 Years Ago

3 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

Scientists have discovered evidence of 2,300-year-old surgical procedure on two ancient skulls. The skulls, unearthed in the Altai Mountains of Siberia, belonged to the Pazyryk nomadic tribe and showed clear signs of recovery after brain surgery. Using similar tools and techniques, scientists now plan to recreate the same, high-risk procedure - albeit...