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Skydiving – Teenager survives 3,000-foot fall

Skydiving – Teenager survives 3,000-foot fall – Tulsa, Oklahoma: A 16-year-old Texas girl who plummeted more than 3,000 feet (915 metres) to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident survived and is recovering from her many injuries, a doctor said [...]

January 29, 2014 Incidents, International

Woman Wrecks her 28-year old marriage over a debt

Woman Wrecks her 28-year old marriage over a debt   – A 52-year old woman, Alhaja Shade Adebayo, who resides in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, has narrated how her friend, Ganiyatu Lawal, wrecked her 28-year old marriage over a debt [...]

January 29, 2014 General

D’Banj – I’m Going Into Farming

D’Banj, Nigeria’s pop music star said that he is considering delving into full scale farming to help fight poverty and encourage many African youths to embrace agriculture as a means of livelihood. He was also made the organisation’s face of 2014 Year [...]

January 29, 2014 General, Music and film

London celebrates Chinese New Year 2014

London celebrates Chinese New Year 2014 – Chinese New Year takes place this year on Friday January 31, but for London the main Chinese New Year celebrations, marking the Year of the Horse, take place on Sunday February 2. As [...]

January 29, 2014 International

Queen to cut expenses – U.K. lawmakers tell

Queen to cut expenses – U.K. lawmakers tell – U.K. lawmakers issued a report Tuesday criticizing the management of the British monarch’s finances, calling for the Royal Household to cut expenses and improve its budget management. “The Queen has not been served [...]

January 29, 2014 General

South African police attack – 2 killed

South African police attack – 2 killed – South African police say they shot dead two protesters when a stone-throwing crowd armed with petrol bombs attacked a police station in the north of the country. Police spokesman Brig. Hangwani Mulaudzi [...]

January 29, 2014 International
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918-Dec 5, 2013): A legend has gone

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918-Dec 5, 2013): A legend has gone – Nelson Mandela was born in Mveso on Thursday 18th July, 1918 on the banks of the Mbashe River in the Transkei, Eastern Cape to Nosekeni Fanny and [...]

January 29, 2014 Africa
South Africa/ Nigeria Trade and Investment in the past decade

South Africa/ Nigeria Trade and Investment in the past decade: One way track or dual carriage way?

Prior to embarking on the salient task of unpacking the business dynamics between Africa’s two biggest economies, South Africa ($407billion) and Nigeria ($282billion) it is critical to look at a brief history of the two nations South Africa became a [...]

January 29, 2014 Business
Nigeria’s Cocoa Output Seen by Industry Rising 10% in 2013-14

Nigeria’s Cocoa Output Seen by Industry Rising 10% in 2013-14

Nigeria’s Cocoa Output Seen by Industry Rising 10% in 2013-14 By Emele Onu Cocoa output in Nigeria, the world’s fourth-biggest producer, is expected to advance by 10 percent in 2013-14 as rising prices last year lead to the planting of more [...]

January 28, 2014 Agriculture
Sanusi-Lamido-Sanusi

Investors Prefer Nigeria to Other African Countries

Investors Prefer Nigeria to Other African Countries By Obinna Chima Investors in Africa have continued to choose Nigeria over most countries in the continent as the preferred investment destination because of the country’s strong fundamentals. In a report titled: “Sub-saharan [...]

January 28, 2014 Business
Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala

‘Nigeria’s GDP to Grow by 7% in 2014’

‘Nigeria’s GDP to Grow by 7% in 2014’ – Nume Horsfall with agency report  The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has listed Nigeria among select West African nations to witness Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 6.9 per [...]

January 28, 2014 Business

Scientists: Dogs may feel ‘love’ for their owners

Scientists: Dogs may feel ‘love’ for their owners – Dogs are not only loyal companions, they may also feel love for their owners, scientists say. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, trained more than a dozen dogs to cope [...]

January 28, 2014 General

Sunlight lowers blood pressure

Sunlight lowers blood pressure – Stepping out into the sunshine can bring unexpected health benefits like low blood pressure, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Researchers exposed volunteers in a lab to ultraviolet-A radiation that’s equivalent [...]

January 28, 2014 Health issues

ARE THEY SAFE? SMARTPHONES TO REPLACE ROOM KEYS AT SELECT HOTELS

Business travelers are always looking for maximum efficiency and ways to save time. But smartphone room keys? Starwood Hotels announced today they will host a trial run of a new, mobile check-in option that will allow customers to access their [...]

January 28, 2014 General, Technology

SkyDrive renamed to “OneDrive”

Software giant Microsoft is to rename its SkyDrive “OneDrive” following the trademark infringement case over UK branding. Redmond announced that SkyDrive, their cloud storage service will be renamed to OneDrive any day now. Microsoft was dragged into court by British Sky [...]

January 28, 2014 International

Pepsi partners Airtel

Nigerian market is witnessing another big consumer promotion as two of Nigeria’s foremost brands, Pepsi and Airtel, have started a jumbo N4.9 billion airtime offer to consumers aimed at rewarding loyalty and ensure they begin the New Year on a [...]

January 28, 2014 General

Pirates kidnap engineer and ship captain

Pirates attacked a tugboat near the Brass River crude oil export terminal in Nigeria, kidnapping the ship’s captain and an engineer, two security sources said. The Italian oil company Eni operates the terminal. Attacks by armed gangs are common along [...]

January 28, 2014 International, What the papers say

Man Runs to Save Xbox from burning house

Reports said that an unnamed man woke up, realized his house was on fire, made it outside, and promptly ran back in to save his gaming system (there’s no word yet as to whether it was a 360, a new [...]

January 28, 2014 Environmental issues, General

U.S. carries missile strike in Somalia targeting militant suspect

The U.S. military carried out a missile strike in Somalia on Sunday targeting a suspected militant leader with ties to al Qaeda and al Shabaab, a U.S. military official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The strike took place [...]

January 28, 2014 International, What the papers say

Royal Caribbean cruise – 600 passengers, crew fall ill

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship climbed to more than 600 on Monday, many of them vomiting and suffering diarrhoea. The updated sick count aboard the Explorer of the Seas, which [...]

January 28, 2014 International

Syria – Peace talks hit more trouble as rebel city ‘starves’

The United States on Monday demanded that Syria allow aid into the “starving” city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government said women and [...]

January 28, 2014 International

Nigeria – Power Supply will Drop by 300mw

The Transmission Company of Nigeria,TCN has announced that there will be a 300 megawatts (mw) drop in power supply. The drop is due to the shutdown of Shiroro Power Station for maintenance and repairs. Shiroro Power Plc has announced that its Power [...]

January 27, 2014 Business, Economy, Power

Brain-dead pregnant woman to be laid to rest after being disconnected from life support

A pregnant woman who lapsed into a brain-dead state late last year was removed from life support on Sunday after a Texas hospital complied with a judge’s order to disconnect her from the machines keeping her alive. Marlise Munoz stopped [...]

January 27, 2014 International

Sitting all day may cut your life short

Anyone with an office job can attest to that achy, crampy, stir-crazy feeling of being stuck sitting at your desk all day. What you may not know is that sitting all day can also be deadly, even if you work [...]

January 27, 2014 General

Suicide bomber hits Government bus in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed at least four people in Kabul when he targeted a Ministry of Defence bus. Officials said three people in the vehicle and one female bystander had died. The attack was the first major blast [...]

January 27, 2014 General, International

92-year-old woman battles Catholic Church over land, writes Pope, Jonathan, IG

In what could be termed a ‘Holy War’, a 92-year old woman, Madam Juliana Onuora from Nkpor, Idemili North Council Area of Anambra State and the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha are currently at loggerheads over a church the former built [...]

January 27, 2014 Environmental issues, General

Study shows – Women will rather do their hair than eat breakfast

Poll Survey, found the most important meal of the day is sidelined by almost one in three women since they find themselves too busy to have it as they are getting ready for the day, Daily Mail reported on Saturday. [...]

January 27, 2014 General, International

Crocodile takes 12-year old Australian boy

Rangers resumed hunting Monday for a four-meter (13-foot) crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy and mauled his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination in northern Australia. The missing boy was taken by a [...]

January 27, 2014 International

The dark side of social media could kill you

Web-based social media sites and applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are not fads; they are here to stay. Social media has altered the landscape of communication indefinitely. Today, you can network with other creatives in your field, who inhabit all [...]

January 25, 2014 General, Technology

Study finds – Chinese Factories Are Causing Pollution Problems On West Coast

New scientific research shows the bad air and smog from China manufacturing sites is traveling across the Pacific Ocean to the West Coast, according to report. The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday [...]

January 25, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Science and technology