Friday , 20 January 2017

Yinka Agunbiade

Man’s Two Vehicles Crushed By Different Trees In Different Cities On Same Day


A man from California, USA, whose two vehicles were both crushed by trees in different cities on the same day says he feels like “the luckiest guy.” Georgiy Karpekin said he was at Sacramento City College when strong winds swept over the area Wednesday, leading to an unfortunate discovery in …

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Belgian Dog Gets Record For World’s Longest Tail


A dog in Belgium earned himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world’s longest tail. Keon the Irish wolfhound’s tail measures 30.2 inches long from the top of the bone to the tip, without including his hair, according to the Guinness World Records A …

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Brawling Elephants Block Traffic Through Game Reserve


A visitor to a South African game reserve captured dramatic video of two huge elephants having a brawl in the middle of a road. Gareth Morgan, a regular visitor to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in South Africa, captured video Dec. 27 showing the two elephants using their heads and tusks …

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Firefighters In Cina Free 3-Year-Old Boy From Washing Machine


Members of a Chinese fire department were filmed dismantling a washing machine to rescue a 3-year-old boy who became trapped inside the appliance. A video filmed last month in Xiaogan, Hubei Province shows the firefighters dismantling the washer to rescue the toddler, who apparently became trapped while playing inside the …

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Man Shovels Snow While Riding Unicycle, Playing Bagpipes


A man in the US was filmed shoveling snow while riding his unicycle and playing bagpipes. Brian Kidd, posted a video to YouTube showing him shoveling snow from the sidewalk in his neighborhood. Kidd, whose unicycle multitasking videos have repeatedly gone viral, rides his unicycle and plays “The Imperial March” from …

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Mexican Druglord ‘El Chapo’ Extradited To US


Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges, authorities said. Officials said Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities at the Ciudad Juarez International Airport, a Mexican city that shares the border with …

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Gabriel Jesus Formally Completes Move To Manchester City


Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus has formally completed his move to Manchester City from Palmeiras, the football club announced on Thursday. The English side agreed to sign Jesus, 19, on a five-year contract in August, but he was immediately loaned back to Palmeiras until the end of the Brazilian season in December. After …

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Paul McCartney Sues Sony To Regain Beatles Song Rights


English singer and songwriter Sir Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing Wednesday in order to regain the rights to a list of Beatles songs he wrote or co-wrote with John Lennon. Filed in United States District Court in Manhattan, McCartney is hoping to reclaim Beatles hits including “Love Me Do,” …

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ECOWAS Troops Give Jammeh Till Noon To Leave Country

Yahya Jammeh, President of Gambia

West African leaders Friday said they will travel once again to Gambia in a last-minute effort to convince election loser Yahya Jammeh to cede power after regional troops crossed the border in support of his democratically elected successor. The presidents of Liberia and Guinea were expected to arrive in the …

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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: January 20

Nigerian Newspapers DP

Nigerian newspaper headlines January 20, 2017. Punch Mass housing: FG, Shelter Afrique sign N610bn MoU The Federal Government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shelter Afrique and the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria for the construction of about 100,000 housing units across the country for N610bn.   …

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Sea lion hitches rides on boats to beg for fish


A visitor to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula captured video of a local sea lion showing off his signature trick — jumping onto moving boats to beg for food. Chris Taylor posted a video to YouTube Tuesday showing the sea lion, dubbed Pancho by locals, hopping up on the back of a …

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Toaster still working after 58 years of daily use


A man shared video of an unusual relic at his grandparents’ house — a 58-year-old toaster that still functions in daily use. Michael Asher’s video, posted to YouTube by user Jude Forrest, shows Asher’s grandparents’ kitchen, where he and his grandmother are regarding her old toaster. Asher’s grandma says the …

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Life-size Batmobile contructed using 344,187 Legos


Chevrolet and Warner Brothers constructed a life-size version of the Lego Batmobile from the upcoming film The Lego Batman Movie. Built from the ground up to take Super-Villains down. Introducing the All-New LEGO® Batmobile from Chevy. See it in action in @LEGOBatmanMovie, in theaters February 10. #LEGOBatmanMovie A photo posted …

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Alcoholics allowed to brew their own beer at addictions program


Every day, on the hour, almost two-dozen alcoholics line up at a facility in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada for a beer, or a glass of wine. It’s a Wesley Urban Ministries facility, for their managed alcohol program, known as the “Harold E. Ballard Special Care Unit.” It’s one of a handful …

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Thousands of red Skittles spill onto US highway


The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in the U.S. state of Wisconsin came across something odd in the road Tuesday evening, January 17th — hundreds of thousands of Skittles! The well-known candy was spilled all over County Highway S near Blackbird Road. They were discovered shortly before 9:00 p.m. No one knew …

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Gambian Offensive: Photos Of Deployed Nigerian Air Force Troops


Yesterday, troops from the Nigerian Army, Air force, and Navy departed for Senegal in preparation for a likely offensive on Gambia. The troops are on a mission to make sure the mandate of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) stands in the West African country following the refusal …

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John Legend To Perform At The Grammys


American singer and songwriter John Legend is to perform at the 59th annual Grammy Awards show honouring excellence in music. Others to grace the event with their music include Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, with additional performers to be announced shortly, organisers said. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Staples …

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2017 People’s Choice Award Winners


The biggest stars from the film, music and television industries gathered Wednesday night in Los Angeles, USA for the 2017 edition of the fan-voted People’s Choice Awards. Host Joel McHale described the ceremony as “the one night a year when Hollywood reacts positively to what the middle of the country …

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Novak Djokovic Defeated After Five-Set Loss In Australian Open Second Round

World Number 1 Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open after being rocked by Uzbek Denis Istomin in five sets. The defending champion was knocked out of the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday losing 7-6(8) 5-7 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena. It was six-times champion Djokovic’s earliest elimination …

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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: January 19


Nigerian newspaper headlines January 19, 2017. Punch States Generated N3.5tn IGR In 66 Months – NBS A total sum of N3.5tn was earned as Internally Generated Revenue by the 36 states of the federation within a 66-month period from January 2011 to June of 2016, figures obtained from the National Bureau …

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