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Bear Saves Hiker From Cougar In Butte County

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A 69-year-old local man says he has been hiking for decades. But on one recent outing along the Feather River in Butte County, a mountain lion pounced on him and knocked him to the ground. He survived the incident, he says, all thanks to a very unlikely hero (mother bear)


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181 Prisoners Sat For The Jamb 2012 UTME

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Contrary to widely held views that people serving terms of imprisonment are not eligible to sit for entrance examinations until they serve out their terms, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, confirmed yesterday that a total of 181 prisoners sat for the last weekend’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) seeking admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions.
Prof. Ojerinde said that the 181 prisoners were inmates from Kaduna and Ikoyi prisons.
However, spokesperson of JAMB, Mr. Timothy Oyejide told leadersip weekend that the development was not new as, according to him, JAMB had been allowing prison inmates to sit for entrance examinations in the past four years.
Oyejide said that JAMB investigated the inmates to ascertain their sentences before allowing them to register for the examination.
“It is only those inmates whose sentences have almost expired that are allowed to sit for the examinations.”
The spokesman ho…

2012 UTME results released, 3 score above 300

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The result of the 2012 UTME has been released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, with only 3 candidates of the 1,503,931 registered candidates scoring above 300 while the results of 27,266 candidates across eight states were withheld.
The JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who stated this at a news conference in Abuja, listed Abia, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as the affected states, due to malpractice such as extortion of money by some examination officials.
“In 2012 UTME, we had some disturbing news of extortion of money from innocent candidates by greedy proprietors and supervisors all these persons will be brought to book,” he said, adding that the outcome of investigation would determine if more results would be released.
According to Professor Ojerinde, 72, 243 scored 250 and above while 336,330 scored below 170.
“For the 2012 UTME, Imo had the highest number of applicants with 123,865 candidates; Delta came second with …

Watch Google Self-driving Car [Video]

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The self-driving car experiment from Google is probably one of the coolest things out there as far as technology goes. The idea that cars could route themselves based on a number of factors such as traffic patterns and weather is something that could not only be cool, but could save lives.
Google shared that the project has hit the milestone of 200,000 miles tested, and had this to say about it:

Playing Football Match Boosts Men's Testosterone Levels

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Playing a game of football has been found to give a boost to men's testosterone levels - helping to increase their sex drive. Scientists discovered players had a 30 per cent leap in the sex hormone immediately after a football game.
And even an hour after they had finished playing, their testosterone levels were still 15 per cent higher than normal.  Footballer who played in forward roles in the matches tended to see the biggest boost, regardless of their age, the study found.
They studied farmers in the remote Tsimane tribe in Bolivia because men there generally have much less testosterone. Tsimane men maintain a stable amount of testosterone across their lifespans and show little incidence of obesity, heart disease and other illnesses linked with older age.
Similar increases have been shown in men living in the U.S. and other industrialized nations following sporting competitions. And it may go some way to explaining why so many famous footballers get caught up in sex scandals, su…

Corpers love helping the helpless

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But these fellow corpers are just wonderful........ummmmm... maybe, they have something intentionally or what do you think?

The Power Of True Love

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--> i hope this will last.

JTF conduct house-to-house search for sect members in Maiduguri

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Four Boko Haram members have been shot dead in a gun battle with the police force in Maiduguri.
The clash occurred while the police carried out a search action in all houses in the area to hunt down suspected boko haram members. The search exercise began today with several military patrols stopping in Maiduguri neighbourhoods to carry out house to house searches.
The search follows the spate of attacks by the Islamic sect members in the past few days, including the killing of a prison official and a retired police inspector.
Speaking on the Saturday attack that involved two police stations in Maiduguri, the spokesman for the Joint Task Force Sagir Musa said, the militants have been repelled and three killed.
Musa also disclosed that two militants, including a commander, were killed during an attempt to arrest them the day before as part of the crackdown.

Nigerian grandma, others languishing in Brazilian prisons-Dabiri-Erewa

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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Tuesday that a 72-year-old grandmother, 13 women and 443 other Nigerians are currently languishing in jail in Brazil for drug-related offences.
Dabiri-Erewa, at a media briefing in Lagos, said the findings were made during a fact-finding mission to the South American country last week by the committee which included its Deputy-Chairman, Betty Appiafi and a member, Abdulrahman Terab.
She explained that a Non-Governmental Organisaton, Youths Without Borders, run by Taiwo and Kehinde Afolabi residing in Brazil, had earlier raised concern over the rising cases of Nigerian women serving jail terms for drug-related cases in Brazil.
The lawmaker explained that the grandma, named Fausat Aosede, said she was assisted to Brazil by one Patricia for medical treatment.
Aosede was quoted to have claimed that she was asked to deliver a bag to someone in Nigeria when the treatment was no longer feasible but …

Governor Adams Oshiomhole Welcome’s First Grandchild

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole has become a grandfather.The Governor’s daughter; Mrs Jane Adukwu gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, last week.
An elated Governor Oshiomhole who announced the birth of the new addition to his family at a Special Thanksgiving Service for himself, family and government at the St Paul’s Catholic Church, Benin City, said “God has been gracious to me and my family.
Help me to thank God for my family and indeed for the birth of my new first grandchild, whom I call Eric Oshiomeghie.
The Governor’s daughter, and mother of the new baby, Mrs Jane Adukwu got married on January 8, 2011 to Mr. Achimugu Adukwu, son of Architect Gabriel Adukwu, the former Minister of State (Health) at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Maitama, and Abuja.

Man Impregnates Mother, Step-Sister in Delta

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THE sleepy community of Ibusa, near Asaba, the capital of Delta State was thrown into confusion and palpable tension with the news that a 26-year-old man, Ugochukwu has impregnated his mother and step-sister.
The Moment gathered that Ugochukwu, also popularly called Peter by people in the area allegedly left his mother identified as Cecilia while he was 12 years old to look for the proverbial Golden Fleece in Lagos.
It was learnt that Peter learnt the tricks of wooing women while working in a hotel in Lagos.
It was also gathered that sometime ago, Ugochukwu's father died after a brief illness and his mother, Cecilia subsequently remarried a Yoruba man in Lagos.
Sources said Ugochukwu had over time become the most sought-after man and darling of the many women who flock around the hotel where he works.
He got admitted to the Lagos polytechnic, where he reportedly met and started dating one Mary, who turned out to be his step sister, being the girl his mother had for the Yoruba man she g…

FG gives British Airways and Virgin Atlantic 30 days to reduce fare

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The Federal government has given airlines British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic 30 days to lower fares or face a ban from flying to Nigeria, the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah said on Monday.
Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah said it is unfair that BA and Virgin charged more to fly to Nigeria than to neighbouring West African countries.

Nigeria signs $10 billion MoU with General Electric for power generation

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A $10 billion agreement was signed by the federal government and General Electric (GE) in London over the weekend which will provide for the construction of series of power plants in the country. The federal government was represented by the Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji.
Professor Nnaji explained that under the MoU the American foremost energy company will now be an equity participant in the nation’s power generation rather than just supply of materials that obtain before.
According to him, “in the past, GE only supplies the equipment but now, they will be investing 10 to 15 percent in equity for every single project and the government will match them in such investment while the private sector will bring the balance.”
The Minister also says the government would tap a small percentage of the national pension fund to finance some of the power projects.
Nnaji explained further that infrastructure, including road tolls and transmission lines, were guaranteed income earners, becau…

Bishop David Oyedepo Launches New Airline Called Dominion Air

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Nigeria’s richest pastor and self-styled bishop, David Oyedepo, has made a glistening addition to his business empire by floating an airline called Dominion Air.
Oyedepo, who a few years ago ignited debate on flamboyant Christianity by acquiring his fourth private jet, is the owner of Dominion Publishing House, Covenant University and an elite secondary school called Faith Academy.
Listed by Forbes as Nigeria’s wealthiest pastor with a net worth of $150 million, David Oyedepo is a preacher and founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, more popularly known as Winners’ Chapel. Besides his four private jets, Forbes also mentioned the preacher’s luxury homes in London and the United States.
Sources within the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the agency charged with business registration in Nigeria, confirmed the registration of Dominion Air with David Oyedepo as its chairman. Another source within a Lagos-based insurance firm known to handle most of Oyedepo’s businesses said the airline p…

Ex-Miss World, Agbani Darego Embarrases Silverbird Reporter On Red Carpet

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Agbani showed off (even though many saw it as a wrong move) at the just concluded Arise Africa Fashion Week. A presenter from Silverbird had approached her for short interview on the red carpet, Agbani did not even stop talk less of having the normal red carpet chit, chat. Instead she just looked back and told the reporter, "Tell Bruce or guy to call me"
Meaning the reporter is too small for her, rather, she should tell Ben Bruce, the chairman of Silverbird or Guy one of the Directors to call her!
Agbani was a past Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria but she later won Miss World.

UTME Candidate Caught With Fake Registration Slip In Jos

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Security operatives in Plateau caught a candidate with a fake registration slip during Saturday’s University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) exercise.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise, which was conducted amidst tight security, went on peacefully in virtually all the centres within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis until the discovery.
The candidate, Vincent Bello, claimed he was issued the fake registration slip number 338 by a café in Bukuru, where he purportedly registered on Jan. 9, 2012.
He had been placed at centre I in the Plateau Polytechnic centre to write the test.
NAN reports that Bello’s centre number corresponded with another candidate, Kefas Dakogol, with registration slip number 383.
Bello, who was arrested and handed over to men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSDC), kept accusing the café of destroying him.
He told NAN that he never suspected any foul play by the café until he entered the examination hall.
“I didn’t know that the r…

An Egyptian Muslim Girl Buried Alive But Was Found Alive After 15 Days.

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A Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife because she was reading the Bible and then buried her with their infant baby and an 8-year old daughter. The girls were buried alive!

He then reported to the police that an uncle killed the kids. 15 days later, another family member died. When they went to bury him, they found the 2 little girls under the sand – ALIVE!
The country is outraged over the incident, and the man will be executed.. The older girl was asked how she had survived and she says:- ‘A man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands, came every day to feed us. He woke up my mom so she could nurse my sister,’ she said.
She was interviewed on Egyptian national TV, by avail ed Muslim woman news anchor. She said on public TV, ‘This was none other than Jesus, because nobody else does things like this!’ Muslims believe Isa (Jesus) would do this, but the wounds mean He really was crucified, and it’s clear also that He is alive! But, it’s also clear that the child could …

Politics Of The World Bank Presidency

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What are the chances of Nigerian-born Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becoming the next World Bank president? The answer: very slim. Though South Africa and Angola have declared support for her candidacy, the three leading African nations (Nigeria, South Africa and Angola) present a spot on the World Bank board of directors. Other African countries share the remaining two slots for Africa.
About the time Okonjo-Iweala, currently Nigeria’s minister of finance was submitting her application to the World Bank yesterday, United States president Barack Obama was naming Dr Jim Yong Kim, a global health expert, as the US nominee for the top job. This automatically makes Dr Kim the frontrunner in the race.
The nomination of the Dartmouth College president, a doctor and former director of the HIV/AIDs department at the World Bank, is a total departure from the norm. The choice had always come from among top politicians or leaders in the business and financial sectors. Dr Kim has no business or financial bac…

A clergy’s passion for the disabled

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Akam presenting wheelchairs to the inmates
Things are looking up for people living with disability in Anambra State, thanks to a Catholic Priest, Monsignor John Bosco Akam.
Rather than ignore them, or give alms and quietly walk away, as seems to be the societal norm, the priests are giving them education, skills and, above all, love.
Monsignor Akam has dedicated a great deal of his life and resources to the physical, medical and economic wellbeing of the handicapped. 
From a sprawling edifice in Uka Uga in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, which has a school and residential quarters, the compassionate cleric has given a meaning to the lives of about 27 physically-challenged people and over 26 motherless babies and orphans.
According to him, a little hand of help he offered to a crippled toddler he met crawling to school under numbing early morning shower has become a transformational home that now boasts primary and secondary schools, residential quarters for both the inmat…

Grown-Up Baby Wears Diapers, Sleeps in Crib, Fed By 'Mommy'

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Stanley Thornton is 31, but his greatest pleasure comes from wearing a diaper, drinking his bottle and sucking on his pacifier.

He knows he is overaged and oversized for such games, but since his early teens, Thornton has found comfort in his private obsession. He even has a crib -- 3 feet long and 6 feet wide.
"I found a way to make it work," said Thornton, a former security expert from Redding, Calif. "It's a twin bed with four side rails."
Thornton's obsession started when he was 13 and he began wetting the bed.
"I wore diapers so I didn't have to change the sheets all the time," he said. "I got that childish feeling and decided to explore that. The next time, I got a bottle and pacifier and really enjoyed it. It gave me a safe feeling."
He even has a "mommy," who enjoys nurturing and tending his every need. He met her online, and there are others in cyberspace who also enjoy the activity.
Thornton's secret life as a baby …

Journalist Escapes From Abductors

A Nigerian journalist kidnapped for ransom this week in the southern oil city of Warri has escaped from his captors by climbing through a window, police and union officials said Wednesday.

“The man escaped from his abductors yesterday,” Delta state police spokesman Charles Muka told AFP, but would not give details.
The journalist, Wari-based freelancer Monday Whiskey, “escaped through the window of the hosue where he was kept,” the Nigerian Union of Journalists state chairman Norbert Chiazor said.
He said Whiskey was kidnapped in front of his house on Monday night and taken to another location outside Warri.
“The kidnappers made contact with his family and demanded a ransom of 10 million naira ($63,000, 48,000 euros),” he said.
Chiazor said Whiskey escaped when the guard looking after him left the building, some 10 miles (16 kilometres) from Warri.
“Although he was chained in both legs, Whiskey managed to escape through the window,” he said, adding that no ransom was paid before the “miracu…

Nigeria Police Boss Arrests 4 NNPC Pipeline Vandals

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Barely three days in office, has the new Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Tamba Yabo Muhammed, arrested four suspected NNPC pipeline vandals in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State, southwest Nigeria.
Mr. Tamba Yabo Muhammed, Oyo state Commissioner of Police. The suspects are Saheed Omotosho, 30, Abdulrahman Ali, 36, Babaye Garba, 28, and Oloyede Johnson, 36.
Muhammed, who disclosed this Wednesday in Ibadan during his first interraction with the media, said the suspects who are in police net could not be paraded because it is against the new police rule the nation is trying to have.
According to him, “we had information that a group of vandals had entered NNPC right of way at Omi-Gbopa via Ajanla in Oluyole Local Government Area of Ibadan and tampering with NNPC pipelone. When we got there, they had already loaded their trucks with vandalised premium motor spirit. Two of the trucks had 33,000 litres each of PMS, the third had 15000 litres while the last was empty.”
He said that the Nigeria…

Civil defence parades 87 fake corpers

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday in Abuja paraded 87 suspected fake corps members who were arrested in Nasarawa based on intelligence reports.
The Deputy Commandant-General (DCG) of NSCDC in Nasarawa State,  Walter Akubuiroh, who disclosed that the 87 culprits were arrested on Tuesday, said “Due to the security situation in the country, our officers have been keeping surveillance and any abnormality noticed will be immediately investigated, and this arrest is the result of that surveillance”.
Mr. Akubuiroh said most of those arrested were young people, desperate graduates, who for various reasons could not go for the national service and were lured into the illegality by a cartel.
The DCG further said some of the suspects escaped during the raid, but he assured that the command was making efforts to arrest them.
The suspects, aged between 20 years and 30 years, were first camped in Nyanya, Abuja before they were moved to Toto in Nasarawa State, where they …

Osundare’s poem to feature in London Olympics

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The poet
A poem by Nigeria’s Niyi Osundare, “Raindrum” has been selected amongst the poems that will be recited throughout the forthcoming Olympic Games in London at diverse public spaces.
“Raindrum” was selected as part of Poetry 2012: The Written World, a programme organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Creative Scotland, which wants to use poems to capture the spirit of every nation at the 2012 Games.
The poem which is about celebrating the arrival of the rainy season is amongst the 205 poems selected for the games, that will be on display in major public centres in the United Kingdom (UK).
Osundare’s poem and others from every country participating in the games would be showcased during the games. There will be one poem from each country.
Niyi Osundare-a Professor of English Language, formerly with the University of Ibadan and now University of New Orleans in the United States, is a literary…