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Thursday, 10 September 2015


There are four major rail networks in North American—#Norfolk Southern, #Union Pacific,#CSX and the #Canadian National—and all these lines were built and operated with African slave labor. A labor that many people take for granted, do not talk about, or just oblivious to the fact how the rail network originated.

CREEPY: The chicken that lived for 18 months without a head

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Seventy years ago, a farmer beheaded a chicken in Colorado, and it refused to die. Mike, as the bird became known, survived for 18 months and became famous. But how did he live without a head for so long, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.

On 10 September 1945 Lloyd Olsen and his wife Clara were killing chickens, on their farm in Fruita, Colorado. Olsen would decapitate the birds, his wife would clean them up. But one of the 40 or 50 animals that went under Olsen's hatchet that day didn't behave like the rest.

21 Dogs Who Will Make You Believe In Happiness - Photos

If you’re ever sad, just remember that dogs exist.

1. Happiness exists because this Bernie in a basket exists.

Wow!!! Corruption: Amaechi Stole N53.930 Billion From Reserve Fund – Rivers Probe Commission

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State (In office 2007 - 2015)

Ongoing probe of the administration of former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi by the State Judicial Commission of Inquiry has revealed how the sum of N53.930 billion was withdrawn out of the total N55 billion saved in the state reserved fund, originally meant to serve as a bail-out for the state in the case of emergency.

Syrian ISIS suspect 'is sleeping rough in Calais refugee camps in the hope of sneaking into the UK to wage terror'

French media claim suspect fled ISIS-held areas of Syrian in late August

The suspect is believed to have left ISIS-held regions of Syria (pictured) late last month and travelled overland to northern France. Officials believe he is now planning to enter the UK to commit acts of terror

Teachers jailed after beating pupil so brutally he began losing his hair

Mohammed Waqar (left) and his father Mohammed Sidique admitted to wilful cruelty (Picture: PA)

Two teachers who beat a pupil so savagely that he began to lose his hair have each been jailed for a year.

One killed as police, motorcyclists clash in Lagos

One person was on Thursday feared killed and several others injured during a violent clash that erupted between commercial motorcyclists and policemen.

The incident occurred at Ogolonto in Ikorodu, a Lagos district, at about 9am, after the policemen allegedly impounded about 500 motorcycles.

Nigeria: Kogi 2015: James Faleke emerges Abubakar Audu’s running mate

James Abiodun Faleke

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has officially picked James Abiodun Faleke, the lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives as its deputy governorship candidate for Kogi State, northcentral Nigeria.

World: Putin Sends His Dirty War Forces to Syria

The Kremlin isn’t sending just any troops to prop up the Assad regime. It’s dispatching units that spearheaded Russia’s slow-rolling invasion of Ukraine.

Reuters confirmed Wednesday what The Daily Beast first reported last week—not only have Russian troops been deployed to Syria but they are indeed taking part in active combat operations, although against which of the manifold enemies of the Assad regime remains unclear.

Delta State Speaker Monday Igbuya Exposed For Bribing Election Tribunal Judges With N115 Million - Sahara Reporters

SaharaReporters has learned of a desperate attempt by twenty-three PDP politicians in the Delta State House of Assembly to bribe a panel of three judges presiding on the House of Assembly election petition tribunal, currently sitting in the Delta State capital Asaba.

Monday Igbuya, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assemblynewsverge

Confiding in SaharaReporters, two members of the Delta State House of Assembly, under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Labour Party (LP), disclosed that 23 PDP members in the Delta State House of Assembly have already contributed a sum of N5million each with which to compromise the three members panel of judges and receive a favorable judgment against opposition petitioners. 

Restaurant staff spotted kneeling down and bowing to bosses in humiliating ceremony as a way to show gratitude for their jobs

Staff of hot pot restaurant in Shenyang, China, bowed to their bosses

Photo (above), taken in Shenyang, China, on September 8 showed a line of people kneeling as others watched

Shameful scene was photographed and shared on Chinese social media

Local citizens are divided by the unusual scenario on September 8

From the biggest balls to the biggest boobs, Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th

From the longest tongue to the biggest hands, the Guinness World Records has them all (Picture: Guinness World Records/Metro)

Guinness World Records is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Steve Jobs said Apple would never do this—and Apple is doing it

Steve Jobs

"Who wants a stylus?" Steve Jobs asked a crowd back in 2007 when he first introduced Apple's iPhone.

United Kingdom: 26 MPs named and shamed for failing to pay back expenses

Name and Shamed (Picture: Reuters)

Twenty-six current and former MPs who had expenses debts of up to £500 written off after failing to pay them have been ‘named and shamed’ by the Commons watchdog.

The list released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) includes ministers Tobias Ellwood and Edward Timpson.

The woman who had a 'breast' on her BACK: 46-year-old has huge tumour removed that had been growing for more than 10 years

Unnamed 46-year-old arrived at a Dublin clinic with the 'impressive' mass

Doctors carried out an MRI scan and a biopsy and ruled out cancer

Said the growth was a lipoma - a benign tumour made up of fat cells

Nigeria: NECO releases 2015 exam results

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the June/July 2015 results with improvement of 16 per cent in credits in English and Mathematics.

Nigeria: 800 Nigerians killed in 100 days of Buhari’s presidency- Report

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buharimeter, a platform monitoring the implementation of the electoral promises of President Muhammadu Buhari, has reported that about 800 Nigerians were murdered by the extremist Boko Haram sect within the first 100 days of Mr. Buhari’s presidency.

You may now kiss the bride (who's young enough to be your granddaughter): Russian actor, 84, ties the knot with his 24-year-old fiancée - and now they plan on starting a family

To have and to hold: Ivan Krasko (left) married his 24-year-old fiancee Natalia Shevel (right) in a secret ceremony attended only by close friends and family yesterday. He said they plan to start a family soon

Photos: ‘Fire extinguisher failed’ on engine of British Airways jet that burst into flames in Vegas and EXPLODED spraying the cabin with pieces of burning shrapnel

Close up images of British Airways Flight 2276 that caught fire yesterday at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport seem to show how the engine exploded on one side before belching fire towards the cabin

Photo: Lagos-Ibadan expressway under repair


The Nation

Albert Okumagba, MD Of BGL Arrested Over N28.9bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested Mr.Albert Okumagba, Group Managing Director (GMD), BGL Plc, a financial services company, for offences bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretences.

Masquerades nabbed for theft, torture of victims

By Chinenyeh Ozor, Nsukka

An uneasy calm pervades the university town of Nsukka over the increasing atrocious acts by masquerades who rob, torture and extort money from unsuspecting victims, as another two are presently helping the police in their investigations of torture and extortion. Vanguard Metro, VM, gathered that the two masquerades in police custody were arrested along Nru community, after engaging the police team in physical combat.

Nigeria: I’m not bound by law to declare my assets publicly – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike, yesterday, said that he had declared his assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau in accordance to law.

Gov Nyesom Wike

Wike explained that he had by his action, fulfilled the country’s constitutional requirement, adding that public declaration of assets was not part of the dictates of the law.

Politics: Harassment of PDP leaders is Buhari’s achievement – Fayose

By Dapo Akinrefon & Rotimi Olaleye

Ado-Ekiti— Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State yesterday took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari saying the only achievement recorded by the administration has been the harassment of leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

*Ayo Fayose

In a statement, Governor Fayose commended the president for his efforts at ending the Boko Haram insurgency saying “I wish to call on all Nigerians to support the President in restoring peace to the Boko Haram ravaged North Eastern part of Nigeria.”

Photos of Togolese President, Faure Esossimna Gnassingbe during his visit to Nigeria.

Togo President visit to President Buhari 2: President of the Republic of Togo, Faure Esossimna Gnassingbe (left) and President Muhammadu Buhari during the Togo President working visit to Nigeria held at the Presidential visit Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Women are stripping down to their underwear in public to promote body-confidence

Amy stripped off and asked people to draw a heart on her body to support self-acceptance (Picture: Vimeo)

Women are making a very public stand for self-love.

Government names most overcrowded train journeys

Glasgow to Manchester the busiest service in official figures showing seven of top 10 journeys arrive or depart from London, drawing criticism from RMT

‘The case for retaining guards, reversing cuts and moving to a publicly owned railway run in the public interest is now overwhelming,’ said RMT’s Mick Cash in response to the figures. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Troops kill 10 bandits, recover 7119 animals

Troops under the 1 Division of the Nigeria Army have killed no fewer than 10 bandits and suspected terrorists in various joint operations tagged “Operation Restore Peace II” in the Northwest zone of the country.

Police ‘find fully loaded gun in woman’s vagina’ after traffic stop

Police say they’ve found a handgun in a woman’s vagina – and it definitely wasn’t shooting blanks.

Unsuspecting officers made the discovery after stopping driver Gabriel Garcia for a traffic violation in Texas on Monday.

Donald Trump and wife Melania are BOOED as they attend US Open on rare night off from the campaign trail

Donald Trump attended the US Open Tuesday night with his wife Melania in New York City
He was booed by the crowd as he exited his car and entered the stadium

Date night: Donald Trump attended the US Open Tuesday night with his wife Melania in New York City

He was booed again when he appeared on the Jumbotron during a break in play and smiled and waved before giving a thumbs up

Free pass to Sweden: Denmark says it won't stop migrants travelling through the country after U-turn on closed borders

Danish police chief said his officers can no longer 'detain foreigners who do not want to seek asylum in Denmark'

Hundreds of migrants tried to walk along Danish motorway to Sweden after police suspended all trains to Germany

The migrants forced the closure of the main E45 motorway near Kliplev having arrived from Germany

A busy ferry crossing also remains closed to trains a day after hundreds of migrants refused to disembark services

Caitlyn Jenner says she could be sent to a men’s prison for one year after fatal February car crash

(Picture: E!)

Caitlyn Jenner has admitted she could be sent to a men’s prison for her involvement in a fatal car crash in February.

24 Problems Literally Only The Queen Would Truly Understand

It’s not easy being Queen for 63 years.posted on Sept. 9, 2015, at 1:21 p.m.

1. When you tell a joke and people laugh only because you’re the Queen.

Wpa Pool / Getty Images

CRAZY!!! Parents recreate daughter’s Facebook profile pictures with boyfriend

The original pics of Emily Musson and her boyfriend (Picture: Twitter/Emily Musson)

Hey parents, we have a new way for you to embarrass your children.

The Premier League returns: 10 players set to make debuts this weekend

Most of the spotlight will be on Anthony Martial and Kevin De Bruyne, but there are a host of others who are also about to play their first games for their new clubs

The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break, with several players set to make their debuts after changing clubs in the final days of the transfer window. Before the giddy funfair ride starts again here is a guide to some of the newcomers who will be attempting to become household names, along with a couple of established names who have recently changed households.

1) Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

Has to be top of the list because of the money that changed hands in bringing him from Monaco to Manchester. At £36m, potentially rising to £58m (and United say they hope they end up paying all the add-ons) Martial is not only the most expensive teenager in history, he is almost a complete stranger to English audiences, which is why in an attempt to convey his style people have been billing him as the new Thierry Henry.

‘This is what a tiny pill can do’: Teen left in wheelchair after taking MDMA

There are all kinds of arguments for and against legalising drugs.

Amy Thomson before MDMA left her in a coma and later wheelchair-bound (Picture: Facebook/Amy Thomson)

But whichever side of the fence you sit on, it is hard not to be shocked by the transformation taking MDMA has had on this teenager from Glasgow.

Nigeria Snubbed As China Hosts Africa On Investment

President Buhari

Energy Ministers From Eight African Countries Gather In China Without Nigeria To Canvass For A Share Of The $5billion Available For Investment In Continent’s Energy Sector

Ghana suspends 22 judges accused of bribery

Ghana Flag/Google photo

Ghanaian authorities on Wednesday suspended 22 junior judges accused of bribery after they were captured on video, the judicial secretary said in a statement.

UNILAG student electrocuted

The late Anekwe

University of Lagos (UNILAG) students took to the streets yesterday following Tuesday’s electrocution of their colleague.

Nigeria: Tint Permit Is Free, Don’t Pay For It – Police Spokesperson

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has urged Nigerians to stop paying for tint permits for their vehicles.The police further urged citizens to report any officer who demands money from them for the permit.This was disclosed on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, by Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole in Abuja.

She said:

Top female student takes on corruption in Egypt after scoring zero on exams

Dubbed ‘zero schoolgirl’, Mariam Malak is drawing national attention after appeals to investigate forgery allegations were repeatedly dodged by authorities

Egyptian student Mariam Malak, 19, scored a sum total of zero on her final exams despite scoring 97% in previous two years. She says her answers had been replaced. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images AFP in Cairo

Shocking!!! I’m a drug dealer, says blind man

Drug Dealer

After two years in prison without trial, the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Nura Abdullahi, to five years imprisonment for unlawfully dealing in 62 kilogrammes of marijuana.

Inferno: Seven family members die in night fire

The burnt building ... yesterday

SEVEN members of a family of eight were killed on Tuesday night when fire razed their self-contain apartment in Surulere, Lagos Mainland.

The fire was caused by candlelight while the family was asleep.

Tragedy: Five Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


Five Nigerian pilgrims have died in the Holy land, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said yesterday.

Attempted Stowaway: 25 years old man arrested at Lagos airport

MM2 Lagos

25-year-old man who attempted to hide under the tyre carriage of a Medview aircraft on a domestic flight was apprehended yesterday at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) in Lagos.

Female Students Sexually Harassed Us Too - Nigerian Lecturers

• Sexual harassment can be both ways.

Complaints about sexual harassment seem to come mostly from female students. They get all the sympathy and attention. However, lecturers say they are being sexually harassed, too, by their students. They are worried that their case is not given as much attention as their students. Yet, they argue that they are at a greater risk because theirs is more difficult to prove.

Sport: All Africa Games: Super Falcons beat Tanzania, qualify for semi final


The Nigerian national women’s team, the Super Falcons, are one step closer to wining the gold medal in the women’s football event at the ongoing All Africa Games in Congo.