Month: December 2018

SCIENTISTS SPOT SOLAR SYSTEM’S FARTHEST KNOWN OBJECT

Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system  and they’ve nicknamed the pink cosmic body “Farout.” The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced the discovery on Monday. “Farout” is about 120 astronomical units away that’s 120 times the distance between Earth and the sun or 11 billion miles. The previous record-holder …

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EX-DEFENCE CHIEF, ALEX BADEH, KILLED

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has been shot dead by gunmen. The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed this on Tuesday night. According to him, the former Defense Chief died from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while he was returning …

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US ANNOUNCES WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM SYRIA CONFLICT

The White House has confirmed US troops are being withdrawn from Syria after President Trump said the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated there. The Trump administration said the US stood ready with its allies “to re-engage at all levels to defend American interests whenever necessary. Some 2,000 troops have helped rid much of …

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MAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO KILL HIS 6-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER BY DROWNING HER IN A FREEZING POND

A 6-month-old girl who was allegedly left to drown in an icy pond by her father has been rescued and is greatly improving police announced on Tuesday. On Monday morning just after 10 a.m., a man entered the Greenwood Police Department, telling authorities that he had just drowned his child, police said in a press …

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WASHINGTON STATE DAMAGE THROUGH BY TORNADO

A massive tornado has torn through Washington State leaving a path of destruction in its wake, videos and images posted to social media show the extent of the damage. The tornado thrashed through Port Orchard as torrential storms clouded over the Pacific Northwest Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado based on the …

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MOTHER, DAUGHTER ARRESTED FOR USING A DRONE TO SMUGGLED GOODS TO PRISON ROOFTOP

A mother and daughter were arrested for trying to deliver contraband to the roof of a Florida state prison, according to authorities. Casandra Kerr, 40, and her daughter, Cencetta Didiano, 22, were “hoping to spread some holiday cheer” to a relative who has been housed at the Martin Correctional Institute in Indiantown, Florida, the Martin …

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POLICE ARREST CAR JACKER WHO WAS PIN DOWN BY MOM FOR TRYING TO CAR JACK HER SUV

A single mother in New York didn’t let a would-be carjacker ruin her busy day ahead of her when he tried to drive away with her SUV on Tuesday morning. After 49-year-old Tihisha Jones of the Bronx auto-started her 2005 Honda Pilot to warm it before she took her son to school around 7:30 a.m., …

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DISSMISSED OAU LECTURER JAILED FOR TWO YEARS IN CONNECTION TO SEX-FOR-MARKS SCANDALD

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele, to two years in prison. Justice Maurine Onyetenu sentenced Professor Akindele on Monday in Osun State, at the end of his trial for demanding sex in exchange for marks from one of his students, Miss …

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FORMER ETHIOPIAN PRESIDENT GIRMA WOLDEGIORGIS DIES AT 95

Former Ethiopian president Girma Woldegiorgis died on Saturday, two weeks short of his 95th birthday, state media reported. Girma was president of Ethiopia for twelve years from 2001 to 2013, a largely ceremonial role. The Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and other state media reported his death. The cause of death was not given. Girma was …

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ONE KILLED, SCORES INJURED IN FRESH VIOLENCE AHEAD OF DRC VOTE

A clash between supporters of rival candidates in the DRC has led to the death of at least one person, with over 80 others injured in the weekend. The latest violence comes just days ahead of DR Congo’s crucial presidential election. The country is on edge ahead of the December 23 vote to replace President …

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