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Nigeria fighter jets bomb Town Occupied by Boko Haram

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Nigerian fighter jets have bombed the northeast town of Malam Fatori, controlled by Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday.
Witnesses and some media reports said troops and airforce planes from neighbouring Chad were involved in the operation on Nigerian soil but Abuja neither confirmed nor denied the claim. There was no initial word on casualties or whether Boko Haram fighters had fled the area. "Malam Fatori is within the area of operation covered by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of which Chad has always been a part," defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told AFP in a text message. "The Nigerian airforce has also been conducting (an) air mission there for two days now," he added. "It is all part of the ongoing efforts against terrorism." The MNJTF was set up more than a decade ago to combat smuggling in the remote region but as the Nigerian Islamist insurgency in the area intensified, the mandate of the force changed. …

Italian Mafia Boss Busted, found Hiding in Attic

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Italian Police pose in front of St Peters Basilica  as Helicopter flies over

Domenico Antonio Mollica, 47, One of the heads of the most powerful mafia gang in Italy got busted found living in his an attic in Rome, after three weeks after police first visited his home to seize him. The arrest is part of a larger crackdown on mafia operations in the country.of the powerful ‘Ndrangheta organisation, revealed his hiding place on Thursday when the fire brigade began to tear down the attic where he was squatting. The police first called on Mollica on January 9, arresting suspected ‘Ndrangheta gang members Placido Scriva and Domenico Morabito.
The mob leader eventually surrendered himself after investigators found an unusual draft and began tearing down the attic, according to local reports. His hiding place turned out to be located above a built-in wardrobe that was accessed by a rope and a small hole in the ceiling. Police found bedding and a picture of the Madonna of Polsi, a…

Angry Youths Stones President Jonathan's Convoy

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Supporters of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, wear masks depicting his face during his visit in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi) 


A Nigerian soldier, right, provides security as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, not pictured, speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows of several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi).




Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan points as he speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at t…

Incredible-- Woman Marries Herself (Photos)

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: Ms Eleby loves to travel and her plans to visit Cambodia, Laos, and Dubai this year will serve as an extended honeymoon






Amazing: Yasmin Eleby (in purple) married herself in a wedding ceremony earlier this month after failing to meet the man of her dreams before turning 40


Family support: Ms Eleby's motherwalked her down the aisle in a ceremony she described as 'poignant'
Celebration: The bridal party included ten bridesmaids, all clad in dove gray dresses Read more: https://gma.yahoo.com/woman-marries-herself-not-reason-think-165729413--abc-news-sex.html

Chinese-Made Drone Crash Land In Nigeria

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This January 25, 2015 photo appears to show a Chinese made CH-3 drone, owned by Nigeria, which has crash landed upside down. The two AR-1 ATGMs attached to its wing pylons suggest that Nigeria is turning to drone strikes as the bloody war against Boko Haram continues.


As the war against Boko Haram intensify, the Nigerian government has taken a bold step by requesting China to provide her with all necessary weapons of war-fare, since Nigeria's former ally, the United States has refused to release their modern weapon.

This CCTV 7 broadcast from October 2013 shows a CH-3 UCAV firing a AR-1 anti-tank missile at a ground target. While the U.S. and allies have been reluctant to export UCAV technology, China has been far less shy, with Nigeria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as probable customers already.

While the United States has refuse to provide Nigeria with the weapons, China is taking up the responsibility with an exchange for Crude Oil.
On January 25, 2015, a photo appeared on …

'World's Poorest President' Stops His Car To Give Hitchhiker A Ride

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A hitchhiker was caught off-guard when a world leader offered to give him a lift.
Gerhald Acosta was looking for a ride on his way home from his job at a paper mill plant in southwestern Uruguay, earlier this month. He later explained in a Facebook post that though several cars passed him, an SUV with a government license plate pulled over, according to RT.com. Upon getting inside, Acosta realized that Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his wife, Sen. Lucia Topolansky, were in the vehicle.
"I know this woman. It was Lucia, with Manuela the dog, and Pepe (Jose) in the front seat," Acosta told El Observador, according to Fox News Latino. "I couldn't believe it. The president was giving me a ride."
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Saudi Postpones Flogging of Blogger

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A Saudi blogger by the name Raif Badawi, 31, who was sentenced in 2013 to seven years imprisonment and 600 lashes which was later increased to ten years imprisonment and 1000 lashes after appeal is breathing a sigh of temporary relief as the Saudi government seems to be bowing to international pressure.
The Court also fined him 1 million Saudi riyals, about $266,000.
Raif received his first flogging on January 9 in Jeddah and this prompt public outcry.   
Saudi authorities is said to have postponed his last week's flogging due to the doctor's advice.
Oh! need i forget to tell of his alleged crime, he is said to be guilty of breaking Saudi Arabia's technology laws and insulting Islamic religious figures through his blog.
Raif is said to be happily married with 3 kids who has since moved to Canada.
'This one don pass Justice o'

Spartan Up! Podcast WE UNCOVER WHAT MAKES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WINNERS.

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The epitome of grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life. The Podcast is now live here:

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE:Former member of Seal Team SixOlympic wrestling coachUltra marathoner (who carries a fridge on his back)CEO of Virgin GroupVisually impaired wrestlerEmeritus US Army GeneralFounder of Seal…

Prepare your Kid for the next Spartan Race

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Mission – At Spartan Kids Race, our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age. We provide age appropriate obstacle course race venues and race arenas will allow participants to build confidence while enjoying a robust outdoor three-dimensional setting. Our races are for children aged four (4) to thirteen (13).  We have two age groups within our races acknowledging that Kids are at very different stages in their growth across that span of nine years. Our "Jr. Spartan Kids” obstacle course races are intended for kids 4 - 8 years old and are about a half-mile in length.  Our “Varsity” Spartan Kids races are intended for older Spartans Kids aged eight (9) to thirteen (13).

Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal. 100% of the proceeds from Spartan Kids race benefit the Kids Fit Foundation. As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation striv…

Who killed ex-spy Agent, Alexander Litvinenko?

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Alexander Litvinenko is pictured in a London hospital on November 20, 2006, three days before his death.
In 2006, I watched on Fox news how a former member of the Kremlin, Alexander Litvinenko  lay dying on his bed side in Britain and the question on everyone's lips was Who was responsible for his death?
Litvinenko had many enemies. He was a former agent of the Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB, the post-Soviet successor of the feared KGB. Investigation has begun in Britain has to know those that were behind his murder.  Apparently, before his death, Litvinenko pointed accusing fingers at the current president of Russia, Vladimir Putin,. "You may succeed in silencing me but that silence comes at a price," Litvinenko said in the statement from his deathbed. "You may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr. Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life." UK prosecutors have asked for the extradi…

Boko Haram Trains Child Soldiers

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More trouble is brewing for Nigeria as the Islamic terrorist, Boko Haram is not backing down on  destroying the Nation, after so many attacks, it has resulted to training child soldiers to combat and terrorize the Country.
The terrorist organization released pictures of the training ground were children as little as ten was being taught on how to use the AK47.
I hope this insurgency is curtail before it turns to a full blown war.

University of Cambridge confirm Buhari's School certificate

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Its very funny how Politics is being played in this part of the world, General Muhammadu Buhari, who has been contesting the Presidential Election since the transition of military rule to a democratic system in 1999 is now being accused of using a fake school certificate.
With the opposition party using it as a form of distraction and pulling his supporters allegiance away from him.
A foreign University has broken the silence whether the former military head actually attended the School.
Here is the full statement issued by the examining body. It is titled: Statement in response to Nigerian presidential election enquiries.
“The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), now known as Cambridge Assessment, in response to requests to authenticate a candidate’s exam certificate, today said: “We can only confirm or verify results at the direct request of or with the permission of a candidate.”
“This is in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act …

Undertaker Returns to WrestleMania 31 in 2015

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The Undertaker hasn't been on WWE TV in almost 10 months. wwe.com

For lovers of WWE, undoubtedly we all know The Undertaker who remain undefeated in WrestleMania for a long time.
The record however came to an end when he was beaten blue black by Brock Lesnar .
WWE officials believe The Undertaker will wrestle at WrestleMania 31. There has been no announcement, but it’s possible that some in the company already know The Undertaker’s plans.
Read more... http://www.ibtimes.com/wrestlemania-31-undertaker-return-expected-2015-wwe-ppv-1796852

ISIS Threaten to cut Off Obama's head

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The most notorious Islamic militant in the world right now, ISIS, has come out to threaten one of the most powerful country in the world, the United States by cutting off the head of their president, Barrack Obama, in a video released on Jan. 26.   In the video were ISIS members standing while a  Kurdish soldier was seated but was executed at the end of the video.
Befofe the Kurdish soldier was executed, the executioner delivers a message in Kurdish, which was subtitled into Arabic in the video.  "Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province," the militant says  according to a  translation  by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). The militant then continues his threat against other Western nations, saying: "And this is my message to France and its sister, Belgium. We advise you that we will come to you with car bombs and explosive charges and we …

12 Men Arrested in Kano For Planning Gay Wedding

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In the Northern part of Nigeria, Kano, where Sharia law is in practice,  a group of men has been arrested for going against not only the Islamic Law but the National law where such acts has same-sex marriage is prohibited.
According to the Islamic law-enforcement agency, the Hisbah, the suspects, most of them teenagers, were detained on Monday at a popular resort on the outskirts of the city, said the head of the Hisbah, Aminu Daurawa.
Under Sharia law, homosexuality is punishable by death, although the sentence is rarely, if ever, enforced.
"We have 12 men in custody, including the bride. We arrested them at the venue of a planned gay wedding," Daurawa told AFP.
"We got information of the wedding four days earlier and our men stormed the venue while the wedding was about to start."
Many guests escaped during the raid, he added.
But one of the participants, 18-year-old Faruk Maiduguri, told reporters at the Hisbah offices that he and his friends were only cel…

Son Accused of Bringing Dead Mom to Bank to Receive Money

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Wonders shall never end even in the 21st century. 
A Minnesota man is being quizzed by police for elderly neglect and financial exploitation of his mother.
Investigators are trying to determine if David Vanzo’s mother was already dead when he brought her into the bank to make a withdrawal though Vanzo has come out to deny the allegations. Seven hours before Vanzo reported his mother dead, he took her to the bank to make a withdrawal. Vanzo was pushing her in a wheelchair and bank employees claimed the woman’s feet were dragging under it. According to a search warrant that cited the bank employees, they did not see her move and could not tell if she was breathing that day. Vanzo allegedly withdrew $850 in his mother’s name while at the bank. A neighbor claimed to see the two leaving their home in a taxi. “I don’t know if she was unconscious, or not alive,” the neighbor told FOX 9. Plymouth police said when they visited the home they found the woman in bed. She was wearing a robe and a f…

10 Reasons : Why Facebook is so popular and successful?

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Facebook has we know is the most popular social media site and it boast of a billion user, the amazing thing is almost every user is addicted to it including me.
I bumped into this article and decided to post it on my blog...
Below are the reasons why Facebook is so popular and successful.
Mark Zuckerberg along with his friends while studying at the Harvard University came up with the idea of creating a website through which students can communicate with each other easily. After that they increased the limitation to some other nearby universities and finally in 2006 launched the website named Facebook on the World Wide Web. The prerequisites for opening an account was just a valid Email address and over 13 years of age. A number of successful changes have been made to the website which has made the website more attractive, easy to use and operate along with being secure. But what was the reason behind the astonishing victory of this social networking website over its peers is the rea…

Miss Columbia Wins Miss Universe 2015

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In the just concluded Miss Universe 2015, Paulina Vega, 22 from Columbia emerged winner out of the 80 other contestants in Miami Florida, USA.
Miss Paulina Vega is a business administration student from Barranquilla, Colombia. 
In her words 'I would wear the crown with "pride and excitement" as she heard the news that fans in Colombia had taken to the streets to celebrate.
As Miss Universe, Vega will receive an undisclosed salary, a luxury apartment in New York, a wardrobe and oodles of beauty products, and a one-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy. "It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today," Vega said earlier in the week. "A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person." Pictures of Miss Columbia after the cut.. Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, Diana Harkusha of Ukraine, center, and Nia Sanchez of the U.S., hold hands as the…

Dog Shows Heroic Act as it Jumps Inside Water to Save Owner

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Dogs, they say is man's best friend, this cliche was proved once again as this pup jumped into the water in a bid to save its owner whom it thinks was drowning, on the contrary the owner was just taking a dip... for dog lovers like me, this is the type of dog I would like to have by my side.. Winks!!! Enjoy the video clip.

6 Common Eye Conditions in Women

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As the years go by, time can take a toll on your eyesight. Blurred vision, the inevitable glasses and more frequent visits to the ophthalmologist seem to come with age. Find out about 6 common eye conditions in women and tips to help improve vision...


Our joints ache, bones break and faces wrinkle.

Now add eye problems to the list of age-related conditions women face.

The longer we live, the more of a beating our sight takes.

Women are more likely than men to develop vision problems as they get older, according to a 2009 Duke University study.

Longevity is a factor, but blame our hormones too, specifically menopause, says James V. Aquavella, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Eye Institute in Rochester, N.Y.

That’s right, your eyes are two more body parts affected by fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels.

Still, you can take steps to save your eyesight, from eating better to giving up smoking.

Here are 6 age-related eye problems and tips for h…

Drones: Easiest and safest way to traffic drugs

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A quadcopter hexacopter has recently crashed into a Mexican supermarket parking lot located somewhere near the country's California border, and one of the possible reasons is that its payload was just too heavy for it. No, it wasn't carrying cameras or even fertilizer: it was loaded with meth.

More than six whole pounds of methamphetamine, to be precise, piled and taped on top of the poor six-propeller drone-turned-drug-mule. Authorities are still investigating where the package came from, where it was headed and which real-life Walter White had the not-so-brilliant idea of strapping too much drugs to a small flying contraption.

According to Tijuana police spokesperson Jorge Morrua, this isn't the first time they've seen a drone used to deliver drugs. Something similar happened in South Carolina last year, as well, when a drone carrying weed, cellphones and cigarettes was caught outside a prison fence.

Then again, we probably shouldn't be surprised: a…

Chewing Gum For 10 Minutes Kills 100 Million Oral Bacteria- Researcher Says

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Researchers at the University of Groningen, Netherlands has come out to say that chewing gum can capture and eliminate bacteria from the mouth. The experiment asked five biomedical engineering students to chew two different standard types of spearmint gum for different ranges of time, from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
The volunteers were asked to spit the gum into a cup of water, according to Medical Daily. With about 100 million bacteria on every piece of chewed-up gum, It was clear that the more you chew your gum, the more bacteria you can chew and remove.

After 30 seconds, the gum loses it adhesiveness, and is found to have captured less bacteria. "Trapped bacteria were clearly visualised in chewed gum using scanning-electron-microscopy," researchers said in the paper published in the journal PLOS ONE.

This is almost as good as using a new, clean toothbrush even without toothpaste to remove 100 million colony-forming units (CFUs) per brush. Hence, chewing gum …

Didier Drogba Wins Writers s' Association Award, Hails Jose Mourinho

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There's a popular saying in this part of the world 'old Soldier never dies' I think that statement applies to Chelsea Striker, Didier Drogba... even at 36, he's still the choice of the people as he was awarded a Football Writers' Association award in Europe.
He also showered praises on his Coach, Jose Mourinho. In Didier's words, '
"I've known him for almost 10 years now," said Drogba.
"From the day I spoke to him when I was with Marseille in the tunnel on the way to the pitch until now he's the same man. "The man who gave me his word and always respected me and did what he promised."

The early days: Mourinho and Drogba share a joke back in 2007

I hope they finish strong this season...