Saturday , 25 February 2017

Yinka Agunbiade

Hippo charges car on road in South Africa

A group of people travelling on a South Africa road captured the moment a territorial hippopotamus charged their vehicle at a high speed. The video shows the people stopped in the road last month in Vaalwater and watching the hippo from a distance. The hippo initially does not appear threatening, …

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American footballer says Lady Gaga halftime show contributed to Super Bowl meltdown

American footballer of the Atlanta Falcons has said that Lady Gaga’s halftime show contributed to their Super Bowl loss to New England Patriots in Houston. The Falcons entered halftime of Super Bowl 51 with a commanding 21-3 lead over the Patriots, but the wheels fell off in the second half when they squandered momentum …

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CNN, BBC, New York Times, LA Times blocked by White House

The White House has excluded several major US news organisations, including some it has openly criticised, from an off-camera briefing held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, representatives of the organisations say. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were blocked from …

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Pigeons in Spain fed contraceptives in bid to reduce their population

In a bid to reduce the population of pigeons, the Barcelona City Hall which has applied periodic culls, capturing and then killing the birds, has decided to take a more humane and practical approach, which it hopes will cut the birds’ numbers from around 85,000 in Barcelona, Spain. On Tuesday, the …

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Barack Obama called on by French voters to run in country’s presidential election

Opponents of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen have launched an “Obama17” campaign to draft the former U.S. President to run against her. Frustrated with the choice of candidates running against the Eurosceptic, anti-Islamisation candidate, organisers are hoping to draft President Obama as a last resort. One campaign organiser, who …

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Hayatou must go! – Africans reveal discontent on 29-year-old tenure

Hayatou must go! – Africans reveal discontent on 29-year-old tenure Many Africans are backing a challenge to the long-serving President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou. Like Mugabe, CAF's Issa Hayatou & PSL's Irvin Khoza believe that the perfect folks to take their legacies 4ward ar themselves. …

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Manchester United, Southampton set to clash in EFL Cup final

Manchester United will be favourites when they take on Southampton in Sunday’s 2017 EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium, England. However, a United squad stretched by injuries and a hectic schedule should be wary of a Southampton side that’s already eliminated big clubs in this tournament. Among those injuries, Michael …

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John Legend and daughter Luna rehearse for Oscars

American multiple-award winning artiste John Legend geared up for the Oscars with the help of his daughter Luna on Thursday. The 38-year-old singer practised songs from La La Land for his performance at the 2017 Academy Awards with his 10-month-old daughter by his side. “Practicing for La La with Luna,” …

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‘My dream died’ – Claudio Ranieri

Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri who was recently sacked has said that his “dream died” after he was removed from his position, only nine months after leading the club to their maiden Premier League title in their 132-year history. The 65-year-old’s axing came barely two weeks after Leicester offered him …

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Nigerian newspaper headlines today: February 25

Nigerian newspaper headlines February 25, 2017. Punch Danger as psychiatrists reveal rising mental illness cases in Nigeria Cases of mental illness have constantly been on the rise since 2016 in neuro-psychiatric hospitals across the country. Guardian FG sacks nine NCAA directors The Federal Government yesterday sacked no fewer than nine …

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US deputy ‘in a hurry’ drives off with gas pump still attached to fuel tank

A sheriff’s office in Florida, USA shared a photo of a deputy whose “hurry to get back to the job” led him to drive off with a gas pump nozzle hanging from his car. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office tweeted a photo of the patrol car driving with the nozzle …

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Horse at Australian farm plays piano

A horse in Australia was recorded showing off his unusual talent — “playing piano” on an electronic keyboard. The video shows Sophie Bainbridge’s horse, Murphy, using his mouth to make music with an electronic keyboard set up for him outside. “Murphy was rescued from the doggers pens about a year …

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Lion blocks road to get attention from keeper at sanctuary

A South African wildlife sanctuary shared video of a lion refusing to budge from the middle of a road until he received the proper attention from his favourite human. GG Conservation Glen Garriff posted a video to Facebook showing a lion named Smokey blocking an access road at the sanctuary. …

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Japanese firm develops app that helps workers find open toilets

A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls — and to tell employers if they spend too much time in there. KDDI said the app, which will be available to businesses in March, will tell workers in participating buildings where they …

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Whale approaches tourist for a kiss

A tourist on a whale watching bout in Mexico was filmed planting a kiss on the nose of a friendly whale that popped up to say hello. Todos Santos Eco Adventures posted a video to Facebook showing the American man leaning out of his boat to share a smooch with …

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‘False Idol’ – Statue depicting crucified Kanye West erected in US

A life-sized, golden statue depicting American rapper Kanye West being crucified was briefly erected in Los Angeles. Artist Plastic Jesus placed the golden statue, titled “False Idol,” on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue for a short while on Wednesday. The statue featured West wearing a cloth, …

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Havard University honours Rihanna

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year and will be honoured at the school during a special ceremony Tuesday. “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art centre for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat chest cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, …

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‘Better to be an atheist’ than a Christian living a ‘double life’ – Pope Francis

Pope Francis criticised members of his own Catholic Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than a Christian living a double life. Francis made the comments in his homily during the private morning Mass in his residence in the Vatican. “How many times have we heard …

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Mourinho sends special message to Ranieri following Leicester sack

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho came out in support of Claudio Ranieri on Thursday night, hours after his counterpart was sacked by Leicester City. The Foxes parted company with Ranieri just nine months after he guided a team tipped for relegation to the Premier League title in one of modern football’s …

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Nigerian newspaper headlines today: February 24

Nigerian newspaper headlines February 24, 2017. Punch Export Threatened As Explosion Hits Nlng Gas Pipelines Export of the nation’s Liquefied Natural Gas may suffer a setback following an explosion on a section of the right of way housing two gas transmission pipelines, one of which belongs to the Nigeria LNG …

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