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I’m not ready to show my birth certificate –Falz
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 03:05:39 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com Last week, popular rapper, Folarinde Falana, aka Falz, celebrated his 27th birthday and he released a music album, 27, to mark the day. However, there was a lot of uproar on social media, with...
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I married late because of poverty — Saka
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 03:00:38 +0100
Celebrated Nollywood actor, Hafiz Oyetoro, popularly called Saka, shares his fatherhood experience with TOLUWANI ENIOLA What does fatherhood mean to you? Fatherhood means the ability to perform all responsibilities of taking care of one’s family and...
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A somber Veterans Day for small Texas community reeling from church massacre
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:35:00 +0100
It was a somber Veterans Day in the small south Texas town where more than two dozen people were killed in a mass shooting — nearly half of them from military families with ties to the Air Force. Around 100 residents, law enforcement officers and first...
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I chose to remove my breast to survive cancer –Akeredolu
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:07:48 +0100
Mrs. Betty Akeredolu is the wife of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN). She talks about the need for adequate awareness on breast cancer and how she survived an encounter with the disease with PETER DADA How would you describe your encounter...
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I quit making shoes when my shop was burgled –Zack Orji
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:07:45 +0100
Zack Orji, in this interview with OLUSHOLA RICKETTS, speaks about his career, family and other related matters What is responsible for the longevity of your career? What has kept me in the industry for this long is my ability to focus on my craft. But...
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Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire new ones
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:50:00 +0100
Two new reports from government watchdog agencies say the Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire new ones, and that border and immigration enforcement agencies face “significant challenges” in hiring and training new personnel. The...
© LA Times
USC clinches Pac-12 South title with 38-24 victory at Colorado
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:50:00 +0100
The first move was busted on the USC sideline: A swing of the hips, a shimmy of the shoulders. The dancing spread from there. Ajene Harris shook. Jack Jones bopped. Rasheem Green swayed. About eight minutes remained before halftime, and USC was dominating...
© LA Times
Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:47:08 +0100
The nominee, Brett Talley, was approved by a Senate committee despite his unanimous “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.
© The New York Times
Prayut sets out Apec vision
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:42:00 +0100
Thailand is gearing up to prepare manpower with the skills to meet the challenges of the digital age through high-quality education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the Asia-Pacific Economic...
© Bangkok Post
Rockefeller Christmas tree lands in New York City
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:31:43 +0100
It's beginning to look a lot like. . . stop it.
© NY Daily News
Nasir el-Rufai and the question of mediocrity
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:30:39 +0100
Sonala Olumhense I wholeheartedly applaud the decision of Kaduna State governor Nasir el-Rufai to fire nearly 22,000 of his teachers and replace them with tested ones. The decision followed a process in which two of every three teachers could not pass...
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Changing jobs to shape career destiny
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:28:17 +0100
Seni Adetu I am increasingly having to deal with questions relating to career moves by mid-level and senior managers. Top on the list of my FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) is “what do I need to watch out for when making a career move?” I’ll...
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Nigerian b’ball talents are amazing — NBA legend, Williams
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:23:10 +0100
NBA legend, Jerome Williams, was in Nigeria and South Africa recently to spread basketball’s gospel across the continent. The ex-Chicago Bulls’ power forward talks about his experiences in Africa and the Jnr NBA project in this interview with ’TANA...
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Weathering water's extremes
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:20:00 +0100
Since downpours from the North swept down into the central Chao Phraya River basin early last month, people are fearfully bracing for the next big flood to hit Bangkok. The Thai government tells the public it is making a concentrated effort to ensure...
© Bangkok Post
Marian Gaborik makes strides in his recovery while the Kings prepare for the San Jose Sharks
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:20:00 +0100
The strong stride was evident in Marian Gaborik’s skating. So was the dose of playfulness in his greeting to reporters. “It’s been a long time,” Gaborik said. Indeed, Gaborik’s recovery from an April procedure on his left knee has now stretched...
© LA Times
Loose Ends: ‘What Should I Watch on Netflix?’: A New Original Series
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:16:32 +0100
The golden age of television isn’t always so shiny.
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Democrat Doug Jones charts an unlikely path in Alabama Senate race as scandal isolates GOP's Roy Moore
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:15:00 +0100
Many politicians might seize on allegations that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued sexual relations with teenage girls. But Democrat Doug Jones isn’t going there. The former prosecutor, who won convictions against Ku Klux Klan members...
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Soccer allowed Afghan refugee to strike a powerful blow against the Taliban
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:15:00 +0100
Refugee centers are often squalid, desperate places, timeless purgatories for people stuck between a horrific past and an uncertain future. For a lucky few, however, they can be life-changing places, where hope pushes out despair and light breaks through...
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Illegal timber trade: I’m behind Amina Mohammed, says UN boss
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:13:31 +0100
Bayo Akinloye The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has thrown his weight behind his deputy and former Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, following allegations that she was involved in illegal trade of timber in Nigeria. The Environmental...
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Sen. Adeyeye’s wife to be named as NAFDAC DG
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:10:58 +0100
Eniola Akinkuotu Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the wife of the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, has been tipped as the next Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Sunday PUNCH can confirm. Impeccable...
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NFL notes: Chiefs DT Roy Miller arrested on suspicion of dometic battery
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:10:00 +0100
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested early Saturday in Florida on suspicion of domestic battery, according to Duval County jail records. Miller was jailed shortly before 5 a.m. by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The incident...
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We’re advancing women’s cause – WISCAR boss
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:05:10 +0100
Motunrayo Joel The Founder of Women in Successful Careers, Amina Oyagbola, has called on private and public companies to create a workable platform where women can excel and attain greater heights in their jobs, as they attend to family duties. She said...
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Wike, Amaechi’s security aides clash in Port Harcourt
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:01:31 +0100
Chukwudi Akasike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said he escaped an assassination attempt on Saturday when operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and a group of soldiers attacked his convoy. A statement issued in Port Harcourt by the Special...
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ASUP to begin indefinite strike Monday
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:59:34 +0100
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has vowed to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from Monday. The decision was the outcome of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP held on Saturday at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State, ChannelsTV...
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International body rates Nigeria Police worst globally
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:57:48 +0100
Adelani Adepegba The World Internal Security and Police Index International has rated the Nigeria Police Force as the worst police organisation in the world. WISPI, in its 2016 report, described the NPF as the worst globally in terms of its ability to...
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Most important news of last month:
'Crèche from hell': Owner caught smacking two children on camera
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:48:00 +0100
[VIDEO] The owner of Darul Ghair Islamic Based Educare Centre has been accused abusing the children left in her care and even forcing them to eat their own vomit.
© Cape Times
Witness recants key evidence in double murder trial
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:37:21 +0100
Testimony ended Friday in the murder trial of a Houston man charged with killing two college students more than 20 years ago, after a key prosecution witness disavowed her statement to police claiming the suspect confessed his involvement in the drug-related...
© Houston Chronicle
Union boss suspended amid probe into fake ID document
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
Satawu Gauteng secretary Gift Ndwandwe has been placed on suspension in connection with information that he fabricated his South African identity.
© Cape Times
SAP shocks with R100m disclosure
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:30:00 +0100
German software firm drops Gupta bombshell
© Cape Times
Fire Academy grad follows lead of 32-year FDNY veteran husband
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:34:41 +0200
When Lisa Snyder is sworn in as a firefighter Wednesday, she will be starting a career her husband has enjoyed for over three decades.
© NY Daily News
Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire new ones
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:50:00 +0100
Two new reports from government watchdog agencies say the Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire new ones, and that border and immigration enforcement agencies face “significant challenges” in hiring and training new personnel. The...
© LA Times
WATCH: 12 going on 40... meet Cape's little diva
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:29:00 +0100
An outspoken little girl has given new meaning to the phrase "dynamite comes in small packages" with her "old soul personality" and catchy remarks.
© Cape Times
A Mexican mystery: A fugitive U.S. polygamist, three slain Americans and exotic wildlife parts
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A fugitive polygamist from Arizona has been arrested with four wives and a “concubine” on the grounds of a conservative religious community in the northern Mexican desert highlands. More than two dozen U.S. citizens, apparently disciples of the polygamist’s...
© LA Times
Buzzwords of 2017 include ‘Poop kanji workbook,’ ‘Aufheben,’ ‘Hifumin’ plus other top candidates
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:05:27 +0100
Thirty candidates for the buzzword of the year were announced Thursday, covering everything from popular poop kanji workbook to fake news to Hifumin, the nickname ...
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‘I killed the mother of my child and I am sorry’
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:03:00 +0100
Dennis September was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to killing and burning Seshney Blaauw, his former girlfriend and mom of his son.
© Cape Times
Trainee marine pilot drowns at sea
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 09:50:00 +0100
Thandeka Nyandeni Mzimela fell into rough seas and drowned while trying to board a sailing vessel this week.
© Cape Times
Fatal road-rage cases highlight Japan’s rise in aggressive driving
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 14:44:02 +0100
Whatever you call it, road rage can be deadlyThe term “road rage” refers to argumentative and sometimes violent behavior by drivers when annoyed by other ...
© Japan Times
Texans' running back D'Onta Foreman hopes to resume role
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:57:58 +0100
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Opinion: I’m a Lesbian Who Hates Cats. I’m Going to Die Alone.
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:00:15 +0100
They mirror bad relationships. They ghost you. They string you along with tiny rewards.
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Eskom in kickback scandal at Kusile
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:55:00 +0100
Eskom is embroiled in a kickbacks scandal after allegations of a sub-contractor at its Kusile power station project made payments to its employees.
© Cape Times
Lagos to experience eight-day power outage, IKEDC warns
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:33:53 +0100
Ikeja Electric Plc on Wednesday said there would be an interruption of power supply to some parts of Lagos from November  3 to 10. Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Felix Ofulue, said in Lagos that the outage was part of the strategic efforts to...
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WATCH: Roommate's attack on NWU student caught on camera
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:33:00 +0100
The victim of a vicious assault caught on video has spoken out on the harrowing incident which left her sporting multiple bruises.
© Cape Times
PICS: Metrorail train derails in Plumstead
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:24:00 +0100
Metrorail confirmed delays on its Southern Line, following the derailment of a train at Plumstead Station in Cape Town on Wednesday.
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Vietnam aims to shine under Apec spotlight
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:17:00 +0100
After more than three decades of economic reforms, Vietnam will play host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders' Meeting in Da Nang on Nov 10-11. Given the rapidly changing world and this dynamic region, the summit has great significance...
© Bangkok Post
Yokohama doctor urges Vietnamese to skip Japan’s foreign vocational trainee system, likens it to ‘slavery’
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:24:03 +0100
A Japanese doctor is warning Vietnamese considering traveling to Japan to work as vocational trainees to think twice, saying the system amounts to “slavery” and ...
© Japan Times
Americans should take a lesson from Canadians and just grow up: Mallick
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 05:03:59 +0200
Their food, their clothing, even the way they cry, the United States is — how can I put this tactfully? — childish, with all the charm and menace that entails.
© The Star
Tunde Kelani dares Lion and the Jewel
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 02:44:13 +0200
Award-winning producer, Tunde Kelani, speaks on his plan to adapt Wole Soyinka’s Lion and the Jewel into a film, AKEEM LASISI writes Celebrated producer and director, Tunde Kelani, has started work on the filming of The Lion and the Jewel, one of the...
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Cool off if you want a divorce in Shandong
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:01:00 +0200
COUPLES who want a divorce in east China’s Shandong Province will now have to “cool off” for three months before they can legally call time on their union. Anyone looking to annul their marriage in a
© Shanghai Daily
Fire kills four-year-old Lagos pupil, destroys apartments
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 02:54:14 +0200
Afeez Hanafi Woe swept through Salvage Lane, Orile Iganmu, Lagos State, after a fire razed a bungalow in the area on Tuesday and killed a four-year-old girl, identified only as Ola. The building, sandwiched between several houses and makeshift shops,...
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Former PetroSA manager in dock for R60m fraud case
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:21:00 +0200
Matshidiso Mogashoa is charged with processing multiple payments of R500 000 each to disadvantaged schools which were beyond her level of authority.
© Cape Times
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