Research in the journal Neuroscience
and Behavioural Reviews in 2012 has explained the sleeping-pill like
effect sex has on men. Brain scans showed the pre-frontal cortex, the
area associated with consciousness, alertness and mental activity,
'switches off' after an orgasm. Other
research has shown that in...
Tragedy struck at the Onikolobo area of
Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday when a 33-year-old man, Oluwatosin
Otaiku, stabbed himself to death after his fiancee, Olaogun Oluwatoyin,
discontinued the relationship.
Nollywood never ceases to come up with different thrillers, especially real life dramas as it players find themselves in one hot controversy or the other. If it is not husband snatching today, it would be infidelity mess.
Though these scandals used to be rampant among the females acts, but nowadays, both the males and the females have several skeletons in their cupboards.
One will not easily forget an actor that told his lover in one city that he was going to Lagos for a job, but was actually planning to get....
Pregnancy: problems in brain development in the womb may underpin
autism. Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the
Patchy changes in the developing brain long before birth may cause
symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research suggests.
The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, raises hopes that
better understanding of the brain may improve the lives of children
Babuji Ya’ari, businessman and Civilian JTF member involved in abduction of School Girls in Chibok
A terrorists’ intelligence cell headed by a businessman who
participated actively in the abduction of School Girls in Chibok has
been busted by troops. The man, Babuji Ya’ari who is also a member of
the Youth Vigilante Group popularly known as Civilian JTF which he uses
as cover while remaining an active terrorist, also spearheaded the
murder of the Emir of Gwoza. His main role in the group is to....
During the weekend, former Zamfara State governor Mahmud Aliyu
Shinkafi, who is planning to contest again as Governor of the state in
2015, shared bags of rice to his people for Ramadan, making sure to let
them know that he’s contesting again.
Shinkafi was governor of Zamfara State in 2007 to 2011 and was Aisha Babaginda’s second husband.
It is not often that the de-facto epicenter of human suffering on
this planet prepares to play in a World Cup elimination game. So this
morning, at 9:15 sharp, I walked over to the two buses idling in the
media parking lot outside the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha.
In a mass email sent by the FIFA Media Office on Saturday, the
international media had been informed that shuttles would be chartered
-- free of charge -- to ferry any journalists who wished to observe
Nigeria's training session at a club team's field nearby. Fearing that I
was late, I first checked the windows of the rear coach. It was empty.
So I walked onto the bus in front, and found exactly two people sitting
One of my fellow passengers was a bespectacled man in a black
baseball cap named Adewale Emosu, the sports editor of the Nigerian
Tribune in Ibadaban. He shook my hand when I entered, almost as if he
was relieved to see another human being. Then, a few minutes later, when
a female photographer who said she was from Ghana walked in, Emosu
couldn't help himself.
"African solidarity!" he shouted.
"We are all we have," she replied, grinning.
THE body counts from the war against terrorism are getting abnormal. Whether the losses are on the part of the security agencies or mere standbys, like school children, it is becoming clearer .that government needs to do more.
Terrorists may do all they can to make the country unsafe, but government has the responsibility to .not only protect us, it has to make us feel safe.
What we find more absurd is that the seasonal killings, their brutality, which the killers have .made their trademark, no longer shock.
The condemnations have thinned. We have moved on with obviously more important matters like who becomes whatever in 2015. We forget the killings quickly in order to sustain the .pretence that the union is in sane state.
Nigeria has lost thousands of lives to terrorists. Neither the numbers, nor those killed, appears to be important. Lives, no longer seem to count, they have become numbers, ordinary statistics, .kept for the records.
Which society watches its members decimated in this manner without being shocked into action? How can a society be so unfeeling when it cannot protect its young, its future?
The United States said on Friday it had
decreased its surveillance flights in the search for the about 219
schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, but added that the overall effort
was unchanged due to more flights by other countries.
It stated that it had no idea of the
location of the girls, noting however that there is no letup in the
efforts to locate and rescue them.
“We don’t have any better idea today
than we did before about where these girls are, but there’s been no
letup of the effort itself,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby
told reporters, according to Reuters.
Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram Islamic sect, yesterday, attacked some communities in Chibok and Biu local government areas of Borno State, killing no fewer than 51 people. Those killed were mostly Christian worshippers. Five churches including Cocin, EYN and Deeper Life Bible Church in Kwada village, about 10 kilometres from Chibok were also burnt down when the gunmen laid ambush on them during church service.
The attacks were carried out on a day the Federal Government said last week’s bomb attack on Abuja was meant to intimidate the government and that it is a struggle for power.
It was in Chibok town that 276 female students of Government Girls Secondary School were abducted by terrorists on April 14 this year.
Boko Haram had two weeks ago written to Chibok communities threatening to carry out further attacks.
The attackers, according to report from locals in Chibok, made....
Wren Thomas grew up in the middle of the cornfields of central Illinois, longing, he says, to do something important in his life “to make his family proud.” So when a cousin beckoned him to come work on boats off Louisiana, he jumped at the chance.
His goal: to be a ship captain, “the best that I could be.”
“It meant strength, accomplishment,’ he said when he finally was made a captain in 1991 and traveled the world for various shipping firms. With a wife, eventually three children and boat to lead, Capt. Wren Thomas had achieved his piece of the American dream.
“I wanted to be in charge of my own destiny,” he recalled during an interview in his attorney’s Houston office.
After taking a critical look at the state of the nation, a presidential
aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr
Sam Nda-Isaiah, yesterday concluded that Nigeria has collapsed as a
result of corruption and bad governance.
The presidential hopeful, who spoke as a guest of a Kaduna-based radio
station, Liberty FM, however, added that the country’s fortune is not