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(PHOTOS) Nigeria@57: Special parade by Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade

Special Parade and Change of Guards by the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade to mark the country’s 57th Independence Day on Monday.  Photos: NAN (Visited 21 times, 21 visits today)

Nigeria will not disintegrate — Bishop Oyedepo

Dr. David Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide says Nigeria will not breakup in spite of its present challenges. He said this in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session monitored by the Newsmen in Jos on Monday. The Bishop had led the church in a 30-minute breakfast prayer for the country. Bishop Oyedepo Oyedepo said it was made known to him via divine revelation in 1979 while praying for the well-being of the country that Nigeria would never disintegrate. “The good news is that Nigeria will rise again to glory,” he assured. The Bishop led members in prayer for peace and prosperity of the country. Prayers were also made for God to intervene and direct the government to make policies that would be to the benefit of the people an...

US biology trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the internal biological clock that governs the wake-sleep cycles of most living things. Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (L-R) US trio Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young are pictured on a display during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on October 2, 2017.US trio Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize for their work on internal biological clocks known as the circadian rhythm.The 2017 Nobel prize season kicks off with the announcement of the medicine prize, to be followed over the next days by the other science awards and those for peace and ...

Nigeria’s future glory better than the past, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday declared that the country’s future would be better than its past. He made the declaration in his remarks at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. The Vice President, who made the declaration in the form of prayer, said `: “I declare concerning this nation that this nation will be fruitful, that this nation will prosper, that this nation will attain all of the plans and purposes of God. ““We will all benefit from the fruits of this nation. OSINBAJO “”I declare concerning this nation that the glories of the former days will be nothing to compare with the glories of  the latter. “”I declare concerning this nation that all will be well with this nation; our joys will...

Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration

Spain will do “everything within the law” to prevent Catalonia from declaring independence, Justice Minister Rafael Catala said Monday, a day after Catalonia’s regional government declared victory in a banned secession referendum. Catalonia “If anyone plans to declare the independence of part of the territory of Spain, as he can’t since he does not have the power to do so, we would have to do everything within the law to impede this,” he said in an interview with Spanish public television. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont declared late on Sunday that Catalonia had won the right to break away from Spain after 90 percent of voters taking part in the referendum voted for independence, defying a sometimes violent police crackdown and fierce opposition from Madrid. He sa...

Ribery sidelined for up to three months

Bayern Munich can expect to be without veteran winger Franck Ribery for up to three months with Sky reporting on Monday he has torn a knee ligament. Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribery lays on the pitch after injuring his knee during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hertha Berlin and FC Bayern Munich in Berlin, on October 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO The 34-year-old had to be helped off in the 62nd minute of Bayern’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Sunday which left them five points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund in Germany’s top flight. Caretaker coach Willy Sagnol was in charge after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked on Thursday in the wake of the 3-0 Champions League drubbing at Paris Saint Germain. Sky reported that Ribery has torn a ...

Young Nigerian girl shades her boyfriend’s Ex as she shows him off

A young Nigerian girl, Boluwatife Allinson took to her Facebook page to shade her boyfriend’s Ex as she shared photos with him. According to her, his ex blew her chance, so she should step aside and watch her do it. See her posts below…

South African chair-throwing politicians ‘shameful’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa wants to become the ANC’s leader and the country’s next president South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at brawling, chair-throwing ANC politicians, describing their behaviour as shameful. He made the remarks at the close of an African National Congress meeting in Eastern Cape province that descended into chaos. “I saw chairs flying – a festival of chairs… It’s something we must be deeply ashamed about,” he said. The ANC is to chose a new leader in December, inflaming party tensions. Mr Ramaphosa is one of the front-runners to replace President Jacob Zuma. Analysts say the eventual election of Oscar Mabuyane on Sunday as the ANC’s East Cape provincial chairman i...

Germany’s first gay couple kiss publicly

Two German men have made history by saying “I do” and becoming the first gay couple to marry after decades of struggle. And they sealed their marital vows with a passionate kiss, publicly. Bodo Mende, 60, and partner Karl Kreile, 59, exchanged their vows infront of photographers and TV crews from around the world who packed the south Berlin registry office alongside their friends and family. “I’m unbelievably satisfied, this is extremely symbolic to be recognised as a completely normal couple and no longer to have a second-class marriage,” Kreile said after the two cut a slice of rainbow cake. Mende and Kreile, longtime gay marriage campaigners who have been together since 1979, wanted to tie the knot as soon as possible — after being among the first to enter a civil partnership back in 20...

Man goes viral for wearing his lady’s pink heels in a hospital

A man has gone viral for wearing his lady’s heels while she wore his sandals ,so as to relieve her. Women around the world have applauded him after pictures of him wearing his girlfriend’s pink high heels surfaced. According to MirrorUK, The photographs were taken in a hospital in south-western China, where the girlfriend had been waiting to see a doctor and have since been liked over 25,000 times on social media, and commented on more than 10,000 times. The woman who took the pictures, who has has the surname Xie, said the couple had already swapped shoes when they arrived at the Xinqiao Hospital in Chongqing Municipality’s Shapingba District. Xie said: “The high heels were pink, so it was very obvious when I saw the man wearing them.“She did offer to swap their shoes again, but he ...

Army set for Operation Crocodile Smile in Ogun

To address the security challenges in Ogun and its environs, the Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it had concluded  plans to launch a new security initiative code named “Operation Crocodile Smile.” The Brigade Commander of the 35  Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Basil Adoke, disclosed this in Abeokuta  at a reception organised by the state government as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary. Adoke, who  said that the initiative  would commence ” in the next couple of days” across the state and its environs, is  targeted at  miscreants. “ We are going to start Operation Crocodile Smile in Ogun and it involves series of actions to step up tempo targeted at  miscreants,” Adoke said. The commander,  who allayed fears over the initiative, called on  residents...

Las Vegas Shooting! At least 20 killed ,100 injured after gunman opens fire at Country Music Festival

At least 20 people have been killed, including at least two police officers, and more than 100 injured after at least one gunman unloaded hundreds of rounds of ammo on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday night. There were 30,000 people in attendance at the event. The Strip has been completely shut down after the sniper opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, located across a junction from the event. Police confirmed that one suspect had been killed, and said at 12:38am that they believed there were no more shooters. Reports of shootings at other locations were unfounded, police said.The shooter was killed after cops breached at the Mandalay Bay with explosives. Police are now looking for a woman named Ma...