Month: November 2018

MEGHAN MCCAIN PENS POWERFUL NOTE ON ‘SHARP AND PRIMAL’ PAIN 3 MONTHS AFTER LOSING FATHER

The View” host Meghan McCain has penned a powerful note about her father John McCain almost three months after losing him to cancer. McCain, 34, shared an inside look into the strong bond and special relationship the father-daughter duo shared for years before his death earlier this year. Alongside a picture of McCain cooking breakfast, …

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CUSTOMS SEIZE N7.3BN WORTH OF TRAMADOL, TWO AIRCRAFT

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday seized 40-foot containers loaded with tramadol and other drugs from India worth N7, 318,978,065.00. According to a statement by the spokesman for the service, Joseph Attah, officers also intercepted a helicopter and an aircraft from the United States of America over failure to provide end-user certificate and other documents. …

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FORMER CIA, NSA HEAD MICHAEL HAYDEN SUFFERS STROKE

The former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency, General Micheal Hayden, was hospitalized last week after suffering a stroke at home, his family said Friday. Hayden, 73, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, headed the CIA under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and also served as director of …

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AFTER A 181-YEAR BAN, HOUSE DEMOCRATS AIM TO ALLOW RELIGIOUS HEADWEAR ON THE FLOOR

Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women newly-elected to Congress, is helping spearhead an effort to allow religious headwear, such as hijabs or kippahs, on the House floor. The proposal would reverse a 181-year ban on headwear of any type in the House. Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said on Twitter that wearing a …

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BUHARI VOWS TO ‘DEAL WITH’ LEADERS CAUGHT STEALING PUBLIC FUNDS

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with leaders and public officials who embezzle public funds and deny workers their benefits. The President made the vow on Friday when he received a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Benue State, led by Senator George Akume. “I assure you that my main interest is …

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SUPER-EARTH DISCOVERED ORBITING RED DWARF KNOWN AS BARNARD’S STAR

A team of astrophysicists believes they have discovered a huge, icy, dimly-lit “super-Earth” — 3.2 times the size of our planet — and it’s just six light-years away, according to a new report published this week in the journal Nature. Barnard’s Star is a so-called red dwarf star, one of the nearest stars to our …

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MANY TRAPPED AS SEVEN-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN PORT HARCOURT

A seven-story building has collapsed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, with many persons trapped. The structure which is located on Woji road in the Port Harcourt G.R.A. was under construction. When it collapsed around 4:30 pm on Friday, up to 60 persons – mainly construction workers – were said to have been working …

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HELICOPTERS DRYING FIELD AT BRYANT-DENNY AHEAD OF ALABAMA-AUBURN

The University of Alabama took the extraordinary step of using helicopters to dry the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium ahead of the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide’s home game against in-state rival Auburn on Saturday. On Saturday morning, athletic director Greg Byrne tweeted a photo of the so-called “drying” process, which included two different helicopters flying into …

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13 YEAR OLD SANDRA PARKS ANTI-GUN STUDENT KILLED BY STRAY BULLET

“We are in a state of chaos. In the city in which I live, I hear and see examples of chaos almost every day. Little children are victims of senseless gun violence…” Two years ago, 11-year-old Milwaukee schoolgirl Sandra Parks wrote these words in an award-winning essay about the murders in her city. On Monday …

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1 DEAD, 2 INJURED IN ALABAMA MALL SHOOTING

A shooting Thursday night at a mall in Alabama left one person dead and two teens injured, police said. The shooting happened around 9:52 p.m. local time after two individuals first got into a physical argument near the J.C. Penney and Footaction stores at Riverchase Galleria mall, according to Capt. Gregg Rector of the Hoover …

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