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EFCC Arrests 20 Yahoo-Yahoo Boys

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested twenty suspected internet fraudsters. The arrest, which was carried out in a joint operation with officers of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, followed intelligence report on their activities. They were nabbed in a surprise raid on their Cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City.

At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (8) internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG.
The suspected fraudsters who are mostly in their twenties includes:

The Performance Of President Jonathan In The CNN Amanpour Interview

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On January 23 in Davos, Switzerland, President Goodluck Jonathan briefly fielded questions from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on her Amanpour programme, in a satellite-relayed interview.

The president’s responses were unbefitting of a country that has produced a Nobel Laureate in Wole Soyinka, a globally acclaimed writer in Chinua Achebe, and an extremely articulate international civil servant in Emeka Anyaoku, among many other illustrious Nigerians. Briefly put, the Jonathan pedestrian performance was sad. But it was also a fearfully vivid metaphor of leadership lagging behind the people, the bane of governance in Nigeria.

Circulatory Problems In The Body

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Circulation problems occur when the blood flow is limited to parts of the body such as hands, feet, brain, heart, and lungs. Plaque builds up in our arteries and causes the restriction of blood flow and hardening of the arterial walls. Some of the diseases that can be caused by this include hypertension, stroke, varicose veins, Raynaud’s phenomenon, blood clots, kidney disease, heart disease, and peripheral artery disease.

Poor blood circulation can impact the entire body, including:

3-Year Old Toddler Almost Killed After His Egg Collection Hatches Into Eastern Brown Snakes

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Kyle Cummings, a 3-year old toddler, was almost killed when his egg collection hatched into Eastern Brown snakes. It all started about a few weeks ago, when Kyle Cummings came across with a clutch of nine eggs while playing in his family's 3 acre property near the city of Townsville, in Queensland state.

Unaware of what the eggs actually carried, the young wildlife enthusiast brought the eggs home and kept them inside a box, leaving the box in the warmth of his bedroom closet. It was not until Donna Sim, Kyle's mother, lost her soul in fright when she found the baby snakes writhing in her son's wardrobe.

JAMB Warns Candidates; Beware Of Unaccredited Cybercafes

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has warned students who are applying for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, slated for April 27, 2013 to register only at cybercafes accredited by the board.

Professor Dibu Ojerinde, JAMB Executive Registrar, gave this warning at a media briefing in Lagos.

Bola Tinubu's Son To Marry Buhari's Daughter

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The relationship between the two leading opposition figures in Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Gen Muhammadu Buhari is about to be cemented further.

Brimtime gathered that there is so much lack of trust within the camps of both men, and only an event like this can make their loyalist feel more comfortable working with each other.

Forbes Ranked Nigeria As The 20th Saddest Place To Live In The World

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Forbes has ranked Nigeria as the 20th saddest place to live in the whole world. Nigeria ranks 123rd overall on the Legatum Prosperity Index. Decades of corruption have squandered great oil and gas wealth, while new concerns involve sectarian violence, Forbes wrote

See the top 20 saddest countries on earth
1. Central African Republic
2. Republic of Congo
3. Afghanistan

Scientists Discover The Mystery Behind Brain Control

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The greatest science fiction is that which predicts the future. For decades science fiction has played with the idea of brain control and how it might be possible to turn a person in to a robot. Now science fiction is becoming reality as scientists have discovered how to “take over” a brain after years of research.

Neuroscience, the study of brain function, has grown immensely since the MRI machine become widely used in the 1990s. Now another field of brain study has branched off of neuroscience and grown into its own tree; optogenetics.

2015 Election; Niger Deltans Will Not Be Fooled To Vote For Jonathan… – Elders

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“We have seen that the president and his ministers are more interested in the 2015 agenda than the welfare of the people. We wish to state, however, that this time around, Niger Deltans will not be fooled to vote for Jonathan unless he takes practical steps to address our developmental challenges in the region without prejudice to other areas.”

Niger Delta Elders’ Forum has warned that the region may not back President Jonathan in the 2015 general elections if he fails to develop the area.

'I'm Not In Any Relationship' - Actress Yvonne Nelson

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A source informed us that Yvonne Nelson and Iyanya are talking again after their bitter break up in November.

But Yvonne is hesitating to fully commit to the Kukere singer because of how much he hurt her by allegedly cheating on her with another actress.

Former Governor Sylva Left Only N400,000 [$2,580] In Bayelsa’s Account

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The Bayelsa State government has declared that it inherited a little over N400,000 from the last administration of former Governor Timipre Sylva.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the State’s Commissioner for Finance; Mr Duate Iyabi claimed the inherited funds and accumulated debts are hampering the development of the state under the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson.

Nigeria Coach Releases Final Afcon Squad Of 23 Players

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Nigeria announced their final Africa Cup of Nations squad on Wednesday ahead of the international friendly against Cape Verde.

There was nothing strange in the squad as Keshi kept faith with many of the players that played in the final Afcon qualifier against Liberia in October 2012.

Pastor Adeoye Getting Married To Tuface Baba Mama

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So it is true that wonders shall never end as far as this world remains in existence? My attention has been drawn to a serious love affair between the General Overseer of Royalty Christian Centre, Pastor David Adeoye with one of Tuface Idibia's baba mamas, Sunmbo Ajaba.

Their love is said to be so strong that the Pastor who was once married is said to be putting finishing torches to preparations leading to his marriage with Sunmbo, who is a choir member in his church.

Awesome Sculptures Made From Beer Cans

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Watch these extraordinary sculptures made from beer cans. 

Most of them are a part of Turkish art contest of beer cans, This is really an amazing art, showing great efforts of the artists.

Ghana Presidential Inauguration Photos

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Jonathan Gives Almost N1billion TO The Family Of Late President Umaru Yar'Adua As 'Severance'

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The presidency has paid nearly N1billion to the family of late President Umaru Yar'Adua, according to an official memo obtained in Abuja. The slush funds were routed through the Katsina State government, the home state of the former president.

The payment includes about N150 million to Mrs. Turai Yar'adua, as well as others to the late president's aged mother, his married daughters, and sons.

Party Chiefs Battle For BOT Chairman In PDP

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A desperate battle to build a concensus by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chiefs ahead of today’s election of the chairman and secretary of the Board of Trustees (BOT) collapsed last night.

The bitter rivalry among influential forces within the party is likely to go on – no thanks to the quiet campaigns for 2015.

“Over Our Dead Body. It Is Better She Dies Than For Her To Take Another Person’s Blood,’’ - Jehovah Witness Family

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A police corporal assigned to the Wuse Zone 3 Police Division, Abuja, died on Monday at the National Hospital after rejecting blood transfusion.

The husband of the deceased, Emmanuel Timothy, said in an interview, that his wife, Grace, who was a member of the Jehovah Witness, died because her family refused to consent to her having a blood transfusion.

UNIBEN Finds Cure For HIV/AIDS; History Is Being Made In Nigeria

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Prof. Isaiah Ibeh of the University of Benin, on Tuesday announced the development of a new drug that can ‘cure’ HIV and AIDS. Ibeh, who is the Dean of the School of Basic Medical Sciences of the university, confirmed to reporters in Benin that the drug had undergone “series of successful tests”. 

According to him, research on the project was started in 2010 and culminated in the development of “Deconcotion X (DX)–Liquid or Bioclean 11 for the cure of HIV and AIDS”. “The existing retroviral drugs are intervention drugs for the management of AIDS but our new discovery is a possible cure," he assured.

Kanye And Kim Kardashian Buy $11 Million House

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Kim and Kanye just dropped $11 million for a 14,000-square-foot mansion in a gated community in Bel Air, CA. 

The home, which is under construction, (pictured above) will have a gym, a movie theater, full hair and makeup salon, bowling alley, basketball court, indoor and outdoor pool.

Ladies, Behind The Make Up

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Are Babies Smarter Than You Think? A MUST READ

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Baby brains grow at an astonishing rate—they more than double in size by the time a newborn turns one year old and reach their full adult size just four years later, by kindergarten. To help with all this growth and learning, babies’ brains have about 1,000 trillion synapses (connections between brain cells) or twice that of an average adult.

No wonder all new parents and grandparents look at their baby at some point and ponder, “Just what is she thinking?” Now, there’s more proof than ever that your mini-me has a lot going on upstairs. 

Actress Yvonne Nelson And Iyanya Are Back Together

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When news about Iyanya breaking up with Yvonne Nelson and hooking up with Tonto Dike became viral, the kukere crooner took his time before he came out to say words that could break a woman’s heart, especially when she’s ‘so in love’. Iyanya said he was friends with both Yvonne Nelson and made news of a relationship look so strange and untrue.

Now, sources close to the couple have revealed that they are back together and seriously working on their relationship. Iyanya was in Ghana over the holidays, and Yvonne who never stopped confessing his undying love for Iyanya made good use of the holiday to have a heart to heart talk with ‘the man of her dreams’. Their discussion seemed fruitful as the Ghanaian actress was later seen dropping Iyanya off at the airport in her car.

Who Killed Odili's Presidential Ambition? Could It Be Obasanjo? A Must Read!

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Contrary to the impression created by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that Dr. Peter Odili was his anointed successor in 2007, he had made up his mind months before the December 2006 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention to dump the then Rivers State Governor.

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Reject $3 Million For Baby Photos

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Unlike most celebrities, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West turned down a chance to rake in millions off their unborn child; rejecting a $3 million tabloid offer for the baby’s first pics.

Sources close to the couple said they have been flooded with lucrative deals from magazines clamouring to score baby Kimye’s coveted first photos, with offers ranging as high as several millions. We’re told the $3 million offer was from an overseas tabloid.

Sharapova Is In Love With 'Baby Federer'

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If you don't know the name Grigor Dimitrov now, you will soon.

The 21-year-old Bulgarian is fast rising up the ranks of the tennis hierarchy. Nicknamed "Baby Federer" for a playing style that emulates Roger Federer, Dimitrov has a top-50 ranking, which is sure to rise after he made the finals at the Brisbane International.

World’s Largest Tent In Kazakhstan

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The world’s largest tent that barely qualified as a tent has opened to the public in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.

Messi Wins 2012 Fifa Ballon d'Or

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The Argentina international has become the first player in history to win the prestigious prize four years in succession.

The Argentine attacker becomes the first player in history to win the Ballon d'Or four times in succession. He previously shared the record of three consecutive victories with Michel Platini, while Dutch duo Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten also won the prize three times.

Actress Ufuoma's Pregnancy, Baby And Husband

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Sultry Nollywood actress, Ufuoma Ejenobor gave birth to a baby boy last October, being her first child with her foreign husband, Steve McDermott. 

The actress and her family were recently photographed by award winning photographer, Reze Bonna.

Healthy Strategies In The New Year

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With the holiday season drawing to a close and Christmas gorging - by way of chocolates, cakes and other confectionaries and gallons of booze - all finished, it is time to re-cultivate some healthy habits for the New Year. Here are some strategies as prescribed by experts.

SEVERAL Nigerians, who are religiously inclined, have made prayer requests for the New Year and one of them is for a healthier 2013. Indeed, health is wealth, so their request is not out of place.

Negative Impact Of Social Media On Student's Failure

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“This book tried to showcase the pitfalls that cause people to fail so that they will know the mistakes and abstain from them. As a diploma student, I have gone down that road and I know the mistakes some of our friends have made; so we’re trying to showcase such mistakes so that the upcoming generation will be educated on these mistakes and avoid them.” – Folashade Olanipekun

The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqquattu Ahmed Rufai, has said the unceasing concentration of Nigeria's students on social media sites is the bane of their increasing poor performance.

What Chinese Research Team Found Under Nigerian Waters

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Chinese scientific research ship Dayang Yihao, or Ocean One, has returned to east China harbour, almost four months after it completed a nine-day exploration of Nigeria’s waters with Nigerian and Chinese scientists.

The research team, with 15 Nigerians and 66 Chinese crew conducted research mainly on the western part of Nigerian waters, Captain Cao Yezheng.

Ex Fattest Man In The World Loses 45 Stone

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World’s former fattest man loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess skin. Paul Mason, from Ipswich, Suffolk, once weighed an incredible 70 stone

The former fattest man in the world has lost almost two thirds of his weight – but now wants an operation to remove his excess skin.

Airplane Passenger Duct-Taped to Seat

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The pitfalls of apparently mixing alcohol and air travel were taken to a new level when an evidently intoxicated man was constrained to his seat with duct tape on an international flight.

Iceland Air said the man went on a rampage on a New Year's Eve flight from Reykjavik to New York, hitting, screaming at and spitting on other passengers.

Over N1 Billion [$6.5m] Paid By Chevron Is Missing Between 2 Banks In Delta State

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THE alleged disappearance of over N1 billion tax deductions paid by one of the multi-national oil companies, Chevron Nigeria Ltd, through an old generation bank to a new era bank that collects revenue for the government of Delta State has stirred misgivings between the two financial institutions.

Delta State Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR) is striving to trace in which bank’s possession the missing money is.

True Life Story By The Richest Man In Hollywood

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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. 

So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said,

Governor Gets N600million [$3.9m] Security Vote Monthly In Enugu

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Some prominent leaders of Enugu State yesterday tackled the state government for allegedly concealing the whereabouts of Governor Sullivan Chime, who quietly left the state since September. They also expressed concern over what had become of the governor’s security vote put at N600million. According to government sources, the office of the governor gets N600million security vote monthly.

Politicians who have empathised with the governor and his cabinet over the feared ill-health of Chime, however, said it was no longer proper for them to keep silent over the continued absence of the governor from office. Some of them accused the governor’s cabinet of spending the security vote in his absence.

7 Habitual Tips That Can Help You Land That Promotion

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Tired of working your dead-end day job at the office? Sick of picking up papers or organizing your boss’ desk? If so, don’t quit. Instead, aim for an advancement or promotion. Landing a promotion is definitely a feat to rejoice about in today’s rough economic era where employment is scarce and minimum income is way below your monthly necessities.

But how do you land that promotion? The goal requires both time and effort in learning the do’s and don’ts. Keep in mind that promotions don’t happen often, and that the next one may not occur for another year or so. It is ideal to focus all your efforts to secure that promotion even if it hasn't been opened up yet. While the road may be difficult and tiring, the salary increase alongside better benefits and incentives make it worthwhile. Here are the 7 habits that can help you land that big promotion.

D'banj And His Longtime Girlfriend

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He's been through quite a number of women, but Ms Jennifer Obayuwana has been around the longest. And D'banj says he's in love...and faithful!

He said in the interview, 'she's been around for a long time, you guys just don't know her'.

Poorest States In Nigeria

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At the end of 2012, Sokoto State remained the poorest state in the country, with 81.2 per cent poverty rate, the records of the National Bureau of Statistics have shown.

According to the information on states of the federation, posted on the bureau’s website, other states with over 70 per cent poverty rate include Katsina, 74.5 per cent; Adamawa, 74.2 per cent; Gombe, 74.2 per cent; Jigawa, 74.1 per cent; Plateau, 74.1 per cent; Ebonyi, 73.6 per cent; Bauchi, 73 per cent; Kebbi, 72 per cent and Zamfara, 70.8 per cent.

17-Year -Old Woman With Conjoined Twins Seeks Help

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A 17-year -old woman, Safiya Sani, was on Thursday delivered of a conjoined twins at the Mararaba Medical Centre, Mararaba Gurkuin  Nasarawa State.

Speaking with LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, the medical superintendent of the health centre, Dr. Angela Smart, revealed that the woman was referred to the hospital at 10am on Thursday from Mararaba Primary Health Centre when they were not able to deliver her of the babies.


Popular Guinness TV Commercial ; Everyone Thought I’ll Fail – Udeme Ufot

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Remember that popular Guinness TV commercial “My friend Udeme is a great man”? Until I spent over an hour with this innovative middle-aged man who actually produced that ad, I couldn’t grasp why he had to adjudge ‘Udeme’ great. Mr.Udeme Ufot is the Group Managing Director of SO&U, one of Nigeria’s most influential advertising agencies, affiliated to Saatchi & Saatchi, a global advertising agency. ‘A great seat!’, you might exclaim, but believe me, that isn’t the reason our friend Udeme is a “great man”. In 1990, Udeme Ufot had resigned his rewarding employment with a foremost advertising firm, Insight Communications, and had ventured into private practice relying solely on his creativity and dynamism, knowing well that the field was highly manipulated by the “bigger and older practitioners”. He seemed too brave and almost everyone thought it won’t be long before he crumbled, but it’s over 23 years on and Udeme Ufot is still making great strides in the world of advertising, eve…

Tips On How To Fortify Your Success

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STOP wishing for miracles, start getting things done through concerted action. Great thoughts influence good decisions, but actions determine results. To achieve your dreams, you must complete whatever you start. Many lives have been changed by timely action. Immediate action is one of the most important traits of successful people. They develop such a sense of urgency and bias for action that nothing dissuades them otherwise. The ability to execute your decisions instantly is a key trait you need to cultivate to harness your success.

Greatness is a moving target. To win therefore, you must take immediate action. Also, by taking immediate action, you gain instant feedback, which enables you to self-correct. Self-correction will allow you to reset your goals and make a more accurate aim. By taking every necessary action on your new goal, you are able to accomplish it. Boldness propels you into the ranks of the highly successful.

Whoa!!! Mel Gibson's 94year Old Dad Divorces His 78 Year Old Wife

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Mel Gibson's 94-year-old father Hutton Gibson has divorced his 78-year-old wife, Teddy Joye Hicks. 

The divorce was finalized on Wednesday January 2nd. Hutton married Teddy in 2001. 

Women Who Walk At Least 3 Hours Every Week Are Less Likely To Suffer A Stroke

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Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk less or not at all, according to new research from Spain.

“The message for the general population remains similar: regularly engaging in moderate recreational activity is good for your health,” lead author José María Huerta of the Murcia Regional Health Authority in Spain told Reuters Health.


Gambian President Plans To Build Herbal AIDS-Cure Hospital

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AIDS patients would be offered an herbal cure at a 1,111-bed hospital in Gambia that the president said on Tuesday he plans to build despite medical concerns the treatment is dangerous.

President Yahya Jammeh said in 2007 he had found a remedy of boiled herbs to cure AIDS, stirring anger among Western medical experts who claimed he was giving false hope to the sick.

Giant Tuna Fish Sells For $1.8million

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According to AFP, the 222-kilogram (488-pound) fish, caught off Japan’s northern city of Oma, fetched a winning bid of 155.4 million yen (about $1.8 million), said an official at the Tokyo fish market.

The figure dwarfs the previous high of 56.49 million yen paid at last year’s inaugural auction at Tsukiji, a huge working market that features on many Tokyo tourist itineraries.