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FG outlawed Shi’ites’ criminality, not freedom of worship – Presidency

July 29, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidency said Sunday that proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, had nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and law abiding Shi’ites in the country from practicing their religion. In a statement issued in Abuja, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu said the proscription was Read More

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Breaking: Liverpool’s Van Dijk dusts Sterling, becomes PFA Player of the Year for 2019 at EPL

April 24, 2019 Editor 0

Virgil van Dijk has beaten Raheem Sterling to become the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for 2019. The official announcement is due on Thursday but the Liverpool centre-half has won the backing of his fellow professionals for his outstanding contribution in the best defence in the Premier League this season. The Dutchman was on a six-man shortlist that included his Anfield team-mate Sadio Read More

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Father beats man to death for peeping at bathing daughter

October 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A Phoenix father is facing second degree murder charges for allegedly killing a man who allegedly harassed his young daughter. Police say Melvin Harris, 40, admitted to beating Leon Armstrong, 26, to death after he attempted to break into the teenage girl’s stall at a QuikTrip convenience store bathroom. Harris was waiting for his daughter and her two friends in Read More

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Men use dump truck to steal ATM in Pennsylvania

October 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Two men used a stolen dump truck to rip an ATM out of a supermarket in Pennsylvania. The men pulled up to a Bill’s ShopRite store wearing ski masks and gloves and attached a chain to the ATM at about 1:53 a.m. on Tuesday, according to The TimesTribune. The men then used the chain to drag the ATM out of Read More

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Toddler put $1,000 through shredder

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Utah toddler’s parents are in disbelief after they discovered their 2-year-old son sent more than $1,000 through a shredder Leo Belnap’s parents, Ben and Jackee, tore through their home over the weekend, desperate to find the $1,060 they had saved to pay back Ben’s parents. The couple had borrowed the money to purchase season tickets to the University of Read More

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Bored worker kills time with dead mosquito project

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

A worker in East China has found an unusual way to pass the time and rid his office of mosquitoes. The man, surnamed Man, grossed out Chinese net users recently with photos of rows of squished bugs taped to a piece of paper. The Qingdao, Shandong Province graphic designer said his swat operation began while working long hours late on Read More

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Father, son running against each other over Trump

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

A father and son in Rhode Island who disagree about President Donald Trump are running for the same office, one as a Republican, the other as an independent. David Quiroa Sr., 47, and David Quiroa Jr., 22, both filed Tuesday to run for a state House seat currently held by a Democrat. Both live at the same address in Newport. Read More

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Woman’s 50-pound weight gain turns out to be massive ovarian cyst

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

For months, Kayla Rahn of Montgomery, Ala., had unexplained stomach pain and was unable to lose weight. The situation was taking a toll on her life and well-being. “I couldn’t even walk to my car without losing my breath,” Rahn recalled to NBC12, adding that she was once asked if she was pregnant with twins. In May, Rahn finally got Read More

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Extra ordinary: Man bitten by shark, bear, snake

April 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A Colorado man achieved a distinction last week that few people would probably want to match. When Dylan McWilliams was bitten by a shark Thursday in Hawaii, it meant he had been bitten by a shark, a bear and a rattlesnake – all in less than four years. “I don’t know,” McWilliams told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Friday. “I’m either Read More

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Baby born four years after parents’ death

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The couple, who died in 2013, had frozen several embryos hoping to have a child through IVF. After the accident, their parents fought a protracted legal battle to be allowed to use the embryos. The boy Read More

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Pupil ‘crushed to death by seat’ in van

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

A 16-year-old boy who pleaded with police to rescue him from being crushed by a folding seat in a van has died. Lying trapped in his vehicle parked outside his school in Ohio, Kyle Plush told 911 operators “Send officers immediately. I’m almost dead.” “I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom that I love her if Read More

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SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ: Sex for mark scandal in OAU

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Obafemi Awolowo University, IThe Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is in the news for the wrong reason after a leaked raunchy telephone conversation allegedly between a ‘mystery lady’ and one Rev. Richard Akindele, a professor in the management and accounting department of the Faculty of Administration appeared on social media. In the audio recording, the erudite Professor of ‘the other Read More

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Kung fu master uses genitals to pull bus down street

April 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A kungfu master in China showed off his strength in a highly unusual way — using his genitals to pull an entire bus. The video, filmed recently shows the kung fu master in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, using a rope attached to his nether regions to pull the bus, which reportedly weighs more than 13 tons. The martial artist pulled the Read More

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Zimbabwe hunter ‘crushed to death by shot elephant’

April 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A professional big-game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant that had been shot, according to reports in South Africa. The Netwerk24 website said an elephant cow stormed a group headed by Theunis Botha in Zimbabwe on Friday. The elephant was reportedly shot as she picked him up with her trunk, before she fell and died, crushing Mr Botha. Read More

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Omission of one comma costs dairy company $5 million

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

An absent “Oxford comma” will cost a Maine dairy company $5 million. The suit, brought against Oakhurst Dairy by the company’s drivers in 2014, sought $10 million in a dispute about overtime payment. A federal appeals court decided to keep the drivers’ lawsuit, concerning an exemption from Maine’s overtime law, alive last year. Court documents filed Thursday show that the Read More

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Slain Colorado woman placed ad for hitman to kill her, suspect claims

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A Colorado man accused of killing 19-year-old Natalie Marie Bollinger told police he shot her after he replied to her Craigslist ad seeking a hitman — for herself, investigators said in court documents obtained Monday. But before the killing, the man, Joseph Michael Lopez, 22, tried to talk her out of suicide, he told Adams County deputies, according to an Read More

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Naked passenger forces plane back to Anchorage

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a passenger on the flight, told The Associated Press she knew something was wrong because the flight attendants kept going back and forth in the Read More

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Boulder-sized ice block falls from sky in London

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The moment a large block of ice fell from the sky and landed just metres from a street cleaner in London has been caught on camera. CCTV showed the man’s narrow escape after the ice crashed to the ground at speed and smashed into pieces in North Road, Kew. The incident on Wednesday morning is believed to have been caused Read More

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Professor replaced after insisting Australia isn’t a country

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

An online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn’t a country and gave her a failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor. Buzzfeed News reports that the 27-year-old student in Idaho was assigned to compare American social norms to that of another country. She chose to study social media use in Australia, but the Read More

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Indiana county records 4 deaths in 48 hours from moving snow

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A county near Chicago has recorded four deaths related to moving snow in the 48 hours following a major winter storm. Lake County, Indiana, Coroner Merrilee Frey, said on Saturday that the deaths were related to shoveling or snowblowing. She issued an urgent message asking residents to be careful while moving snow. The Chicago Tribune said the four deaths included Read More

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Dairy to pay workers $5 million because of missing comma

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A dairy in Maine has settled a class-action suit to pay 127 workers $5 million in owed overtime pay because of a missing Oxford comma in state law. Portland’s Oakhurst Dairy and the workers reached a settlement nearly a year after a federal appeals court decision. On March 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled 3-0 that Read More