25
Mar2017

MY MARRIAGE IS SAFE –BBNaija Evictee ThinTallTony

MY MARRIAGE IS SAFE –BBNaija Evictee ThinTallTony

Big Brother Naija housemate, Tony Offiong, aka ThinTallTony is the latest evictee on the show. In this interview with VICTOR AKANDE, the professional dancer who became controversial for concealing his marital status and claiming is ‘family’ were dead, noted that his denials were all about the game. He also insisted that nothing erotic happened between him and female housemate, Bisola, under the duvet. How do you feel, not winning the...

25
Mar2017

Chaos in land of plenty: Nigeria drops on world’s happiest list …as depression, violence, suicide skyrocket

Chaos in land of plenty: Nigeria drops on world’s happiest list …as depression, violence, suicide skyrocket

In September 2016, Saturday PUNCH reported the onset of ’harvest of suicides’ in Nigeria, citing experts’ view on the psycho-social and economic downturn which have prepared the ground for such likelihood. In the sequel, KUNLE FALAYI writes on the World’s Happiness list and what it means for Nigeria On Monday, March 20, 2017, as the world celebrated the International Day of Happiness, death, depression and economic hardship dominated social media...

19
Mar2017

Indian engineer named Saddam Hussain cannot get a job

Indian engineer named Saddam Hussain cannot get a job

More than 10 years after being executed, Saddam Hussein remains a huge presence in the life of one man. The marine engineer in India does not blame his grandfather for giving him the Iraqi dictator's name 25 years ago. But after being refused a job some 40-odd times, he has concluded employers are loath to hire him - even if his name is marginally different - spelt Hussain, not Hussein....

19
Mar2017

I begged for mercy but three soldiers kept flogging me with sticks, fan belts — Woman brutalised by soldiers in Ikorodu

I begged for mercy but three soldiers kept flogging me with sticks, fan belts — Woman brutalised by soldiers in Ikorodu

A woman, Mrs. Ruth Orji, brutalised by some beastly soldiers in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, narrates the incident to Motunrayo Joel. It was unmistaken over the telephone that Mrs. Ruth Orji’s had been crying all day. Her voice clearly conveyed misery. One could not also miss the fact that her grief was both physical and emotional. In a grave, broken voice, Orji, a mother of three, said she thought...

18
Mar2017

A short story: On the shores of death - Blessing Akinsehinwa

A short story: On the shores of death - Blessing Akinsehinwa

2011. Blood filled the arena. The butchers were engrossed in their cuttings. ‘Gba! Gbo! Gba! Gbo! Machetes shattered bones. ‘Cut ahm like dis.....no, no, no....this one too small nau’ ‘If you no cut ahm well, I no go buy ahm’ ‘As you see this one so, na 1 kg madam, I swear I no dey lie you’ ‘Customer, customer, how family? ‘Oga sell me my favourite meat. Abeg cut ahm...

18
Mar2017

Why transgender Africans turned against Chimamanda Adichie

Why transgender Africans turned against Chimamanda Adichie

A leading African writer has transfixed the internet with her comments on gender - but fellow Nigerians say they feel hurt. Transgender women in Africa have benefited from "male privilege" because they grew up as men. With this argument, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie kicked off a vexed discussion, trending everywhere from Facebook to Teen Vogue. But a less noticed discussion has been the pained one among gay and transgender Nigerians....

18
Mar2017

Here's what will happen in the event of Queen Elizabeth's death

Here's what will happen in the event of Queen Elizabeth's death

Queen Elizabeth II will turn 91 in April 2017. A new report in The Guardian reveals that there's an intricate plan in place for when the Queen dies. The press will launch their pre-planned coverage of her death, radio stations will start playing sadder music, Big Ben will be muffled - and the queen's son will assume the throne in the midst of the mourning. The Queen of England is...

18
Mar2017

Civilians don’t help matters when assaulted by soldiers – Usman, Army PRO

Civilians don’t help matters when assaulted by soldiers – Usman, Army PRO

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, speaks with OLALEYE ALUKO on abuse of human rights by soldiers, the Boko Haram operations and other issues Some Nigerians ask why soldiers appear to see civilians like people to trample on. Does that feeling come from the training soldiers get or what? We have told you times without number that the army has zero tolerance for human rights abuses by...

17
Mar2017

Delivery boy becomes third richest in China, worth £22billion

Delivery boy becomes third richest in China, worth £22billion

Wang Wei built his courier kingdom with £12K borrowed from his father The 46-year-old amassed fortune after his company went public last week He had to deliver goods himself when he first started SF Express in 1993 Grown from six to 120,000 staff, SF is the largest delivery firm in China Every trade has its master - in this case its billionaire - no matter how humble it is. A...

16
Mar2017

Here's why men die earlier than women - Shervin Assari

Here's why men die earlier than women - Shervin Assari

Women experience higher stress, more chronic disease, more depression, more anxiety and are more likely to be victims of violence. Women earn less than men, and in many countries they don’t have the same human rights as men. Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a single exception, in all countries. For instance, in the U.S. in 2015 female full-time workers...

14
Mar2017

Runway at Glasgow Airport replaced as Scotland slept- Kenneth Macdonald

Runway at Glasgow Airport replaced as Scotland slept- Kenneth Macdonald

A major civil engineering project has been taking place since last November while most of Scotland was asleep. The runway at Glasgow airport has been resurfaced using the latest asphalt technology. But there's been minimal disruption because they've been doing it piece by piece in the middle of the night. The airport must be ready to reopen at 06:00. So at just after 23:00 a convoy drives onto the darkened...

13
Mar2017

The five genuine signs of intelligence that people can't fake - so how many do YOU possess?

The five genuine signs of intelligence that people can't fake - so how many do YOU possess?

Signs include being an avid reader and having the ability to learn from mistakes Intelligent people can also argue from every single viewpoint Thinking before you speak and not thinking about judgement are also signs You may think that a high IQ and bilingual tongue are sure signs of intellect but experts have shared the genuine signs of intelligence - and they're rather surprising. From being an avid reader to...

12
Mar2017

Why women can't resist men sporting bushy beards

Why women can't resist men sporting bushy beards

Researchers found that a beard could compensate for smaller features In the study, 37 male faces were rated for their attractiveness, and dominant appearance, when clean-shaven and fully bearded A higher facial width-to-height ratio was a sign of masculinity and sex appeal But having too large a jaw and a beard was a negative, according to the study The hipster trend of having a big bushy beard is normally considered...

12
Mar2017

Memo to Buhari: 15 developments while you were away

Memo to Buhari: 15 developments while you were away

Mr. President, during your medical vacation in London, so much happened in the polity in the 51 days of your absence, but 15 are remarkably noteworthy events. Following your return to the country on Friday and as you prepare to resume work on Monday, the Editors of THISDAY on Sunday, Tokunbo Adedoja, Vincent Obia, Olawale Olaleye, Kunle Aderinokun and Abimbola Akosile believe it is only proper to apprise you of...

12
Mar2017

New book presents Pastor Adeboye’s story

New book presents Pastor Adeboye’s story

IN a new book, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E. A. Adeboye, tells the story of his amazing transformation from debilitating poverty into a powerful man of God revered by millions of people across the world. Entitled “Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye,” the man fondly called Daddy G.O. tells the story in his own words in testimonies compiled to read like an autobiography...

11
Mar2017

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia

The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this year. Mr O'Brien said $4.4bn (£3.6bn) was needed by July...

10
Mar2017

21 signs your company doesn't care about you - Áine Cain

21 signs your company doesn't care about you - Áine Cain

You might want to consider jumping ship if this sounds like your company. You're bound to have a bad day at work once in a while, even if you love your job. Sometimes, you might even get to thinking that your organization doesn't appreciate you enough. But you shouldn't be feeling that way constantly. That's a pretty big red flag. So, how can you be sure that your employer couldn't...

10
Mar2017

Without a 'world govt' technology could WIPE OUT humanity, warns Stephen Hawking

Without a 'world govt' technology could WIPE OUT humanity, warns Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking said people need to work together to tackle the issues These include environmental threats like climate change and diseases He also mentioned the dangers of people losing jobs to AI and robots The physicist said we have technology capable of destroying the planet Technology must be controlled in order to safeguard the future of humanity, Stephen Hawking has warned. The physicist, who has spoken out about the dangers...

09
Mar2017

What I learned when I limited myself to checking email once a day for 20 minutes - Leo Babauta

What I learned when I limited myself to checking email once a day for 20 minutes - Leo Babauta

-Be purposeful about checking your email. I recently did a challenge with my friend Jesse of Samovar Tea: check email just twice a day (at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) for 30 minutes a session. In addition, we couldn't check email in the morning unless we did an hour on a specific project that morning. It ended up that on most mornings, I couldn't do an hour of that project,...

05
Mar2017

Obasanjo: Celebrating a True Legend at 80 - Uba Sani

Obasanjo: Celebrating a True Legend at 80 - Uba Sani

When Nigerians overwhelmingly voted out a ruling party in 2015 and elected the candidate of the then leading opposition party, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), as the nation’s President, an unmistakable signal was sent out that the country and the people had commenced the inevitable journey to redemption and self-discovery. It was a revolution of sorts that was largely inspired by the audacity, leadership and moral compass provided by a number...

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