Saturday, June 10

Gulf nations welcome Trump’s remarks over Qatar dispute

Gulf countries, locked in an escalating diplomatic row with Qatar, on Saturday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s call for Doha to renounce alleged funding for terrorism.

Saturday, April 8

Tomi Lahren Slammed As A Hypocrite After Suing The Blaze For Wrongful Termination

The 24-year-old was a host of her own show on the network and was reportedly let go because of her views on abortion, admitting she was pro choice while a guest on The View

Iowa just lost half its Obamacare insurers

Two major insurers said this week that they wouldn't sell insurance in Iowa's Obamacare marketplace, both citing concerns about the current uncertainty around the health law's future. This means that 94 of Iowa's 99 counties will have just one insurer selling on when open enrollment starts in November.

US Drops Effort to Force Twitter to Reveal Anti-Trump Account

The U.S. government on Friday dropped its effort to force Twitter to identify users behind an account critical of President Donald Trump, the social media company said.
In response, Twitter said it was dropping a federal lawsuit against the U.S. government that challenged the request to unmask the users.

Key Venezuela Opposition Figure Barred From Office for 15 Years

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles on Friday was banned from holding political office for 15 years, a move that could galvanize protests against the leftist government and upend a presidential election scheduled for 2018.

Congo's Kabila Names Opposition Figure Tshibala PM

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila named a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister on Friday, a move likely to further divide Kabila's opponents after talks to negotiate his exit from power broke down.

Wizkid’s New Video“Come Closer” ft. Drake Hits 1.2M Views Within 24 Hours

Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid dropped the visuals to his hit collaboration”Come Closer” featuring Canadian singer/rapper, Drake today.However, Drake didn’t appear in the video.Fans began questioning why Drake was not in the video once again bringing up the issue of Wizkid not being included in the video for Drake’s hit track last year, “One Dance” on which he was featured. Replying to a Twitter user this morning, he cleared the air explaining that he had a family emergency during the shoot for “One Dance” while Drake himself was on tour while they were shooting the video for “Come Closer”.

Davido Sued By Car Dealer Over N7.4Million Mercedes Benz

Davido Owes N7.4Million Debt On Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 He Bought This Years As Car Dealer Accused Him Of Issuing A Dud Cheque Which Bounced Back.The controversial singer who lavished 1.6 million Naira at a Gucci store in South Africa recently has been unveiled as a confirmed “Onigbese”.

Friday, April 7

North Korea Hacking Nigerian Banks, Financial Institutions of 17 Other Countries

North Korea’s hacking operations are growing and getting bolder and increasingly targeting financial institutions worldwide.
North Korea is now being linked to attacks on banks in 18 countries, including Nigeria, according to a new report from Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky.According to a news report by the Cable News Network (CNN), two international security experts believe that the stolen money is likely being spent advancing North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons.

EFCC Denies Handing over Alamiyeseigha’s Properties to Falana

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) thursday denied report that it has handed over properties of former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha to Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN).The commission also debunked claims that a staff in Falana’s legal chamber was seconded to the acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu as chief of staff.

Obasanjo’s Ex-wife Alleges Threat to Life over Son’s Wedding

Following a suit instituted by Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, ex-wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to stop her son’s wedding, she has alleged that certain persons have been detailed to assassinate her.

PDP Crisis Festers as Sheriff Storms Out of Jonathan’s Peace Parley

Hopes of a peaceful resolution to the drawn out leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continued to fester on Thursday, when the stakeholders’ peace parley convened by former President Goodluck Jonathan ended without a solution, with one of the parties in the dispute, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, bolting out midway during the meeting.

Monday, April 3

Conte taking season 'step by step'

Premier League leaders Chelsea are focused on getting results in their remaining nine games as they fight for the title, instead of dwelling on Saturday's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, manager Antonio Conte said.
Chelsea suffered their second loss in 10 league games, and their first home defeat in the league since September. The loss cut their lead at the top of the table to seven points after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur defeated Burnley 2-0.

Ibra boost for misfiring United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return from suspension may be just the lift that Manchester United need as they attempt to improve their Premier League home form against Everton on Tuesday.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker, United's leading scorer this season, has missed three domestic matches through suspension – in which time Jose Mourinho's team have been knocked out of the FA Cup and lost ground in the race for a top-four finish.

'Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest.

Snapchat Adds More Accessible Search Feature

Snap Inc. said Friday that its Snapchat messaging app would add an option for users to search through photos and videos that users have posted to the public.
The move came days after larger rival Facebook Inc. stepped up efforts to encourage users to take more photos and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of Snapchat.

British Robot Helps Autistic Children With Social Skills

"This is nice, it tickles me," Kaspar the social robot tells four-year-old Finn as they play together at an autism school north of London.
Kaspar, developed by the University of Hertfordshire, also sings songs, imitates eating, plays the tambourine and combs his hair during their sessions, aimed at helping Finn with his social interaction and communication.

Using Technology, China Continues Its 'Toilet Revolution'

Fed up with the theft of toilet paper from public bathrooms, tourist authorities in China's capital have begun using facial recognition technology to limit how much paper a person can take.

Tech Leaders, Others Launch $14M 'News Integrity' Nonprofit

Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism.

The nonprofit, called the News Integrity Initiative, will be based at the City University of New York. It will run as an independent project of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. 

Others contributing to the fund include Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and the Ford Foundation. 

Recent polls show the public's trust in the news industry at a low. 

False news and misinformation, often masquerading as trustworthy news and spreading on social media, has gained a lot of attention since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Companies like Facebook are trying to address the issue.

Flooding, Mudslides Kill at Least 254 in Colombia

Families and rescuers searched Sunday for victims of flooding and landslides in southern Colombia that have killed at least 254 people, including children, injured hundreds, and devastated entire neighborhoods.

Ecuador Leftist Claims Victory, Conservative Demands Recount

Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno claimed victory in Ecuador's presidential vote on Sunday, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but the conservative challenger asked for a recount as some supporters took to the streets in protest.

A Chicago Teen Has Been Arrested For Taking Part In A Facebook Live Gang Rape

A Chicago teenaged boy has been arrested for taking part in a group rape of a 15-year-old girl, which was streamed on Facebook Live

Prominent Kenyan conservationist shot at as herders set fire to lodge

One of Kenya‘s most prominent conservationists has said she was repeatedly shot at when she ran to her baby as armed men set fire to a lodge near her home in the drought-striken north, where such attacks are becoming increasingly frequent.

Colombian police seize six tonnes pure cocaine

Colombian police confiscated six tonnes (945 stone) of pure cocaine, the third largest amount to have been seized from drug trafficking gangs in the history of the country, officials confirmed on Sunday (April 2).
Colombian Minister of Defence, Luis Carlos Villegas, said the drugs had been seized in the northern city of Barranquilla on Friday, when they had been packaged by the Gulf Clan for shipment to Spain.
Villegas added that the value of the drugs, which had been hidden supposedly as scrap metal, would have amounted to over 200 million euros (213 million dollars).

China to shut down all ivory factories, retail stores in 2017

China has shut down 67, or one third its ivory factories and retail stores, and will shut down the remaining 105 by the end of the year, according to the State Forestry Administration on Friday.

Egypt court overturns block on islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian court ruled on Sunday that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is void, judicial sources said, potentially reviving a deal that triggered protests in Egypt.

Sunday, April 2

bally have left BBN

wow what a night of eviction and actions.bally have been evicted.TBoss led the poll with 26.49%..according to reactions on media( TBoss for crying out loud! The same TBoss that had a far lesser percentage a week before. How, how did she just magically gain the love of Nigerians, South Africans, Ghanaians and the rest of Africa.well is all a game.we wish all the successful housemate enjoyable week to the ultimate prize

Arsenal held; Swans, Boro stay in trouble

Arsene Wenger endured more frustration as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by top four rivals Manchester City, while Swansea and Middlesbrough remain in relegation danger after a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

Medical Student And Vogue Cover Model Raudha Athif Reportedly Dies From Hanging In Dorm Room

Raudha Athif, a successful Maldivian model and second-year medical student, was found dead Wednesday afternoon (March 29).

Bill O'Reilly Reportedly Paid $13 Million To Women He Verbally And Sexually Harassed At Fox News

If you’ve been paying attention, the sexual harassment accusation cloud around Bill O’Reilly’s head has been hovering for quite some time.Previously, the extent of the accusations and what all went down was pretty much under wraps. Now, we know a little bit more.

Monday, March 20

Hazard ruled out of Greece qualifier

Belgium's Eden Hazard has not recovered from a calf injury in time for Saturday's World Cup qualifier with Greece in Brussels, coach Roberto Martinez told a news conference on Monday.

Bayern domination threatens Bundesliga'

Bayern Munich's domination threatens the Bundesliga's reputation and their rivals must show more ambition in order to close the gap, the German Football League (DFL) boss has warned.
Bayern's 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday left the reigning German champions 13 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig with just nine games left.

The food robots are upon us—taking orders, flipping burgers, and posing questions

A boxy robot was spotted rolling down a San Francisco sidewalk on March 17, accompanied by two photographers as it completed a test drive. The two logos stickered to its side—Yelp and Eat24—leave little doubt of what the bot’s creators hope it will one day deliver.

This is what happens when you try to post fake news on Facebook

Florida sheriff gets thank-you note from mother of arrested teen girl

A teen's arrest in Florida for underage drinking led to a surprising letter for the local sheriff: a thank-you note from the girl's mother.

Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most high-profile awards for teaching excellence.

8-year-old writes best-seller on dealing with "annoying" little brothers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Nia Mya Reese thought she knew so much about the care and feeding of little brothers, she could write a book. 

Analysis | Six big takeaways from Congress’s extraordinary hearing on Russia, President Trump and wiretapping

On Monday, unsubstantiated claims that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during last year's presidential campaign, substantiated claims about Russia's meddling in the U.S. election to help Trump win, and cloudy claims about Trump associates' ties to Russia all came to a head.

Billionaire Businessman David Rockefeller dies at 101

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist, David Rockefeller, 101, died peacefully in his sleep on Mondaymorning at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York. This has been confirmed by his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel.
Rockefeller was the sixth child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.
He was the head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that range from environmental conservation to the arts and headed what is now JPMorgan Chase bank.

At least 20 Persons Die in Ghana’s Kintampo Waterfalls Accident

Ghana Fire Service said no fewer than 20 people were killed by a falling tree while swimming at a popular waterfall spot in southern Ghana.

Plane crash-lands at South Sudan airport, several injured

A plane belonging to a small South Sudanese airline crash-landed at the airport in the northwestern town of Wau on Monday, injuring several passengers, witnesses said.

Friday, March 17

Buhari Approves Release of More London-Paris Club Refunds to Governors

Despite allegations that some state governors diverted the first tranche of London-Paris Club refunds which was released to the states last year to enable them offset the salary arrears of their workers, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday asked the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to immediately release the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states to ease their financial difficulties.

Ex-Gov Chime quits PDP, joins APC

Reports reaching Daily Sun now indicate that immediate past Governor of Enugu State, Barr. Sullivan Chime, has  defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC)

A Chinese firm, China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC),want to relocate to calabar

A Chinese firm, China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC), has announced its plans to locate its Nigerian headquarters to Calabar, the Cross River state capital.The Deputy Chairman of the firm, Changqing Cao, disclosed this when he led his team on a courtesy visit to Governor Benedict Ayade, at his office.

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski Are Married!

Surprise! Thomas Sadoski let a big bomb slip on Thursday night's Late Late Show, revealing that he and actress Amanda Seyfried had already tied the knot. 
When host James Corden tried to congratulate Sadoski on his engagement, the actor called Seyfried "my wife" and held up his shiny new wedding band.

Jennifer Lopez Rocks Sexy White Mini-Dress on Dinner Date With Alex Rodriguez: Pics!

White hot in Miami! Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez stepped out for a romantic dinner date in Miami on Thursday night. The new pair were spotted leaving the Casa Tua restaurant together. 

Gmail can now stream video attachments on the desktop

Google’s making a small but helpful change to desktop Gmail today that’ll be useful for anyone who sends or receives video attachments: from now on, you’ll be able to stream them on the page, rather than having to download the file first.

Fast-acting paramedic rescues baby alive from submerged SUV

ST. LOUIS — A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged on Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the hood and swam the child to shore, authorities said. The baby is expected to make a full recovery.

Suspicious D.C. cellular activity suggests illegal monitoring

As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity.

Teenager discovers 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

A teenager made the discovery of a lifetime when he stumbled across a 7.44 carat diamond at an Arkansas state park.