Obama triumphs over Romney in post-debate polls

A MUCH more aggressive President Barack Obama showed up to the second presidential debate Tuesday, which at times devolved into angry crosstalk with Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Obama won the nights presidential debate by narrow margins in two surveys taken immediately after the 90-minute town-hall forum ended.

10 Most Important Marriage Rules You Should Follow

Every married person knows to be faithful, stay truthful and be there for her partner through good times and badtheyre in the wedding vows, after all.

But most seasoned couples would admit that some unspoken rules are vital for getting past rough patches and growing stronger as a couple. Here, experts share 10 of the less apparent (but just as important) marriage rules to live by

How Armed Robbers Disguise As Beggars to Rob Innocent Nigerians

Armed robbers in some parts of Lagos State now disguise as beggars to rob their victims of valuables.

It was learnt that they usually pretend to be beggars and target mostly lone occupants of posh cars and dispossess them of their valuable items such as laptops, phones and money


14-Year-old Boy Steals and Sells Mother’s Jewellery to Pay for his Trips to a Brothel

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with theft in Germany after pawning his mother’s jewellery to fund visits to a brothel. The boy had exchanged the jewellery worth between 2,000 and 3,000 euros ($2,500-$3,800) for 300 euros ($380) before paying for himself and a friend to visit a brothel in the German city of Karlsruhe, German police said.
Police spokesman, Ralf Minet, said the boy admitted the theft, and that the mother was pressing charges while

25-year old human parts dealer nabbed in Lagos

Uneasy calm now pervades the air as residents of Shagamu Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, are still in shock over the recent arrest of a 25-year-old man who specialises in exhuming and selling human parts for rituals.
Frail looking Rahaman Abdul was caught with a fresh human head in a cemetery along Shagamu Road Ikorodu.
Confirming the shocking news, which threw residents of the area into confusion, Mr. Ade Bayo, who claims to be the personal assistant to the vice chairman of Ikorodu Local Government Area squealed that before Abdul was arrested on that fateful day, the security men at the cemetery had always complained bitterly on how they usually find the cemetery in bad shape with body parts littered around the vicinity almost every morning


First-ever planet with four suns discovered

An international team of astronomers have announced the discovery of a planet whose skies are illuminated by four suns - the first known of its type.

The planet, located about 5,000 light years from Earth, has been dubbed PH1 in honor of Planet Hunters, a programme led by Yale University in the United States which enlists volunteers to look for signs of new planets.

PH1 is orbiting two suns, and in turn is orbited by a second distant pair of stars. Only six planets are

NYSC rejects illiterate graduates

Three graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology mobilised to participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme have shown lack of competence and intelligence level expected of genuine degree holders, Blueprint learnt last night.

In education circles, questions are being asked over the competence of the university and indeed other institutions of learning.

The three corps members are

Daredevil Skydiver Breaks the Speed of Sound

If there is anything you really don’t want done, don’t dare Felix, the guy can try anything. And for people who say the sky is the limit, the sky proved no limit for Felix Baumgartner.
The Austrian daredevil, Felix Baumgartner rose to the edge of space on Sunday 128,100 feet, or 24 miles, above the Earth, before plunging faster than the speed of sound


Another death by police brutality? This was the question that forced angry youth to barricade the Lagos Roundabout and all entrances leading to Magaji Garin Police Station of Kaduna state, protesting the death of a Print Technician who was allegedly killed by a policeman. Even commuters, commercial motorcyclists and residents of the area ran helter skelter for cover as the angry youth displayed green leaves, demanding immediate justice over the killing of an innocent citizen

Patience is back

The wife of the Nigerian President, Dame Patience Jonathan has arrived the country after being away for about two months.

Mrs Jonathan denied having been hospitalised in Germany.

The First Lady was speaking on her arrival in the country after being away for two months, insisted that there was no truth in the rumour that she was undergoing treatment for an ailment


A Pregnant widow, mother of two Commits Suicide

It was indeed a double tragedy for the people of Emu village, in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State when one of their own, a 38-year-old pregnant widow and mother-of-two, Mrs. Juliet Omoroge committed suicide by hanging.
The deceased, who was a widow and a big-time supplier of palm oil, hung herself with a rope on the ceiling fan of her room.
An eye witness, who identified himself as Moses Okpako, narrated to the press how the dead body of Juliet was discovered. According to him,

2013: Presidency to Spend N654m on Generators

While President Goodluck Jonathan and members of his team go about telling Nigerians that they are improving electricity supply in the country, the Presidency is billed to spend a whooping N654.02 million on generators in 2013.

Budget details reveal that the State House Quarters has a provision of

Fela’s Home Turns To Kalakuta Republic Museum By Lagos Govt

The Lagos State Government has turned the house of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, into a museum to promote cultural heritage and mark the 74th birthday of the legendary musician.

Inside the museum located at 8, Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, to be managed by Total Consult, are Fela's trademark items like dresses, shoes and household materials. The dresses are about 3,000

Drunk man finds his car two years after forgetting where he parked it

A man in southern Germany has been reunited with his car two years after forgetting where he parked, Bavarian police said on Thursday.

After a night of drinking in December 2010 and an unsuccessful search the next day, the vehicle's owner reported his car as missing to the Munich police.

19 Women Allegedly Raped in Benue IDP’s Camps

No fewer than 19 young girls have been reportedly raped at four of the designated resettlement camps established for flood victims in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Vanguard Newspaper investigations revealed that rape cases has become a daily occurrence in the four official camps spread across the state capital for flood victims

At Last Police IG Receives Farouk Lawan Bribery Scandal Video

Following intense pressure from Nigerians and international anti-corruption watch dogs, the federal government is set to do the right thing in the $620,000 fuel subsidy bribery scandal that rocked the House of Representatives.

The inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has now received the video tape of the bribery transaction involving Hon. Farouk Lawal, former Chairman, House of Reps Probe Panel, from the State Security Service, SSS, to help in the prosecution.

This was sequel to the directive by

Ex- Eagles goalie Rufai slumps, rushed to hospital

FORMER Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai, slumped on Monday night in his office.

He was rushed to Toki hospital in Surulere, where he is receiving medical attention.

One of his brothers told The Nation that the former Go-Ahead Eagles safe hand complained about some discomfort and needed to walk around.

The brother followed him moments later, only to find Rufai on the floor.

He raised an alarm and neighbours helped in rushing the ex- international goalkeeper to the hospital.

Police Rescues from kidnappers a 5yr old Girl who they intend selling abroad

Zamfara State Police Command has said that two suspected members of a syndicate that specialized in kidnapping and trading in human parts have been killed during a raid on their hideout.
Malam Usman Gwary, Zamfara State Commissioner of Police stated on Monday at a press briefing in Gusau, the state capital that a 5-year-old girl was rescued in

D’Banj Emerges Best African Act at 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards

Nigerian superstar, D’Banj has been named the Best African Act of the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, having received the most votes from fans across sub-Saharan Africa


Lawyer defend’s a Dog in Court

A judge in Georgia has appointed a lawyer to defend a pit bull that could be euthanized for attacking a neighbor's 5-year-old child, a court official said on Friday.

The dog's owner surrendered the animal, named Kno, to Effingham County, north of Savannah, last summer after it was accused of severely injuring the child

Mother jailed for supergluing her child's hand to wall

A Texas judge has sentenced a mother who superglued her toddlers hands to a wall to 99 years in prison, local media reported Saturday.

During the September 2011 assault on her two-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Escalona also beat the girl into a coma, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The 23-year-old mother of five had pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.

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Sleeping on duty...................Hehe
but i taught that this men were mean't to be on guard in other to protect lives and property or could it be that the hunter has become the hunted

Life after death? Surgeon sparks new debate

For some people, life ends here on earth and when people die, the other life they enjoy is inside their graves.
But believers in the Christian and Islamic faiths hold otherwise: the way we live here dictates whether we enjoy heaven in the afterlife or are condemned to eternal damnation, known as hell.

In the USA, a neuro-surgeon has sparked a fresh debate over the issue in this report by AFP's Robert MacPherson. After reading, make your own comment.

Eban Alexander's quick trip to heaven started with a headache.

It was November 2008 and a rare bacterial meningitis was fast on its way to shutting down the University of Virginia neurosurgeon's neocortex the part of the brain that deals with sensory perception and conscious thought


A Truck Pusher Stabs Prostitute to Death

A 22-year-old truck pusher, identified as Samuel Akuro, is now in the hospital under the watchful eyes of the police for allegedly stabbing a female prostitute to death in the oil-rich city of Warri, Delta State.

The suspect, it was gathered, also stabbed himself out of fear of the mob, when it dawned on him that his victim had died.

The incident started when the truck pusher visited a brothel along Okere road and approached two ladies, who separately turned him down.

Sources disclosed that the prostitutes refused Samuel because he did not have money, though he was well known as a regular customer.

Unperturbed, Samuel, it was learnt, relocated to another brothel at No 26, two buildings away from the first one where his advances were again rejected until he saw the deceased, who had been his regular customer and had also rejected his move.

It was at this stage that Samuel became angry and drew a bottle, broke it and stabbed the girl (whose identity was yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report). When he realized that the girl was dying and there was a surging crowd advancing towards the hotel, Samuel, afraid of being mobbed, stabbed himself with the aim of committing suicide, a security source disclosed.

It was learnt that the stabbed prostitute was later rushed to the Warri Central Hospital where she gave up the ghost while doctors and nurses were battling to save her.

The suspect was apprehended by security men from A Division Police, Warri, and was taken to the Warri Central Hospital for treatment.

During a visit to the Hospital on Friday the suspect was hand-cuffed to a stretcher as a result of his violent nature.

It was gathered that Samuel Akuro, the truck pusher, who lives alone in Warri after the relocation of his parents to the village, had attempted killing himself in the past, but was rescued from the river he jumped into.

Looking restless, Samuel Akuro, who hails from Ewu in Ughelli South Local Government Area, said he did not know what came over him on the day he stabbed the prostitute to death.

I wanted to kill myself that day, but at the river, I was rescued. I later went to the hotel at Okere road because the girls have been eating my money. I found myself in this hospital where I was told that I stabbed a girl to death at the hotel.

I don't know how it happened and if a man of God should come here now, he will know that something is wrong with me, he said at the Warri Central hospital before he was transferred to the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara.

Oba of Benin→Sends Thugs with arms to Beat-up Teacher for flogging his Grand-daughter

Teachers of the Federal Government Girls Secondary School in Benin City, have threatened to down tools over an attack on some of them by some suspected thugs. It was gathered that the suspected hoodlums invaded the school Monday and manhandled some teachers over the alleged flogging of a student in the school by one of the teachers. 

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