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The 4,400-Year-Old Tomb of An Ancient Priestess Was Just Found in Egypt

This is an incredible find for archaeologists! As archaeologists were excavating an area near the Great Pyramid of Giza, they stumbled across a wonderfully unexpected discovery. On the site where officials from the Old Kingdom’s Fifth Dynasty were housed, they uncovered the tomb of the priestess Hetpet. Hetpet served the goddess of fertility, Hathor, and assisted women in childbirth. Her tomb was covered in incredibly well-preserved wall paintings. The various paintings depicted Hetpet hunting, fishing, and receiving gifts from her children. Other areas around the tomb had also been dug up, which is prompting archaeologists to keep a close eye on the area for any more rare, historical finds. Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said, “We’re going to continue digging in this area a...

Rag’n’Bone Man Takes Brit Awards Stage to Perform ‘Skin’ With Jorja Smith

Rag’n’Bone Man took the stage at Wednesday’s (Feb. 21) Brit Awards at London’s O2 arena to perform his powerful ballad “Skin.” The performance was a direct contrast to Justin Timbelake’s vibrant opening medley just minutes before. Standing on an empty stage save for a single piano, Rag’n’Bone Man kept true to the song’s powerful message.   He was later joined onstage by Jorja Smith, turning the song into a captivating duet. Smith took home this year’s Critics Choice Award — a prize Rag’n’Bone Man won last year. The pair was later accompanied by a full band as the stage lit ablaze and the song reached his peak.  The performance was introduced by Brit host and comedian Jack Whitehall, who dubbed the singer a man with “the voic...

Ed Sheeran Delivers Incredibly Emotional Rendition of ‘Supermarket Flowers’ at 2018 Brit Awards

Midway through the show, Ed Sheeran delivered an incredibly raw performance of “Supermarket Flowers” from his album Divide at the 38th annual Brit Awards. The singer, who is always a favorite at the Brit Awards, delivered a vulnerable, tear-jerking rendition of the touching song, only accompanied by a piano, guitar and eventual backup vocals from a choir. The song, which includes lyrics like “When God took you back he said hallelujah,” is one of the more emotional cuts from his wildly successful album Divide, which came out last March. He revealed in an interview with Zane Lowe that the song is about his grandma getting ill and passing away during the making of the album. The singer is up for four awards at the show, including album of the year. Check out the rest of the live stream below ...

Polytechnic probes ex-rector over alleged N98m fraud

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti—THE management of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti has commenced a probe into the administration of its former Rector, Dr Taiwo Akande over alleged mismanagement of workers’ promotion arrears of N98 million. The Governing Council has also slammed a three-month suspension on the Registrar, Mrs. Sade Adediran and the Bursar, Mr. E.A. Onaolapo. The Council has appointed Mr. J.O. Awoniyi as the Acting Registrar and Mr. E.O. Aboluje as the Acting Bursar. In a statement by the Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr. Ade Adeyemi-Adejolu, the suspended officers have been ordered to step aside for a period of three months “consequent upon an ongoing restructuring.” The statement said the decision was arrived at during the Council’s statutory meeting held ...

Union leaders blast Rep member over motion on ‘No work No Pay’ rule

By Dayo Johnson Akure—UNION leaders in Ondo State University of Science and Technology, OSUSTECH, Okitipupa, Ondo State yesterday lampooned a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Bode Ayorinde who moved a motion advising Federal Government to implement the ‘No Work No Pay’ rule over the lingering strike action by the unions. Ayorinde represents Owo/Ose Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The unions include Joint Action Committee of the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and Non-Academic Staff of Universities, NASU. In a statement by the Chapter Chairman of the University, Comrade Temidayo Temola, the unions urged the lawmaker not to pre-empt the ongoing intervention by th...

Florida school massacre survivors push lawmakers to ban gun

Dozens of teenaged survivors of the second deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history on Wednesday marched on Florida’s capital to ask lawmakers to ban sales of assault rifles. The teenagers said such rifles that should be banned include the type used in killing the 17 students and educators on Feb. 14. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, became the latest school targeted by a gunman using a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle, which heated up the nation’s long-running debate about gun rights and public safety. Dressed in jeans and T-shirts and carrying signs with the slogan “#Neveragain,” survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting met with lawmakers in Tallahassee to ask for stricter controls on gun sales. Investigators said the assault was car...

Abubakar Tsav loses bid to stop his trial

By Peter Duru MAKURDI—A Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court presided over by Mr. Issac Ajim, yesterday, dismissed the preliminary objection raised by the commissioner representing Benue State at the Public Complaints Commission, PCC, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, to stop his prosecution by the state government for injurious falsehood. Ruling on the motion by Alhaji Tsav challenging the jurisdiction of the court, Mr. Ajim held that his court had jurisdiction to entertain the case. According to him, “the doors of the temple of justice must at all times be open with its lights on to draw back the darkness that hovers around those who have been injured or whose rights have been infringed on by the terror of unjust treatment.” The Attorney General of Benue State, Mr. Michael Gusa, had...

ITF read riot act to institutions on SIWES guidelines

By Marie-Therese Nanlong Jos—Tertiary institutions have been asked to fully comply with the guidelines of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, SIWES, especially as they relate to the duration of attachment and approved carrying capacity or risk sanctions by the Industrial Training Fund, ITF. The institutions, which were also cautioned for improper placement of students by ITF, were directed to put in place functional SIWES units with career SIWES directors heading the unit to ensure they didn’t run foul of the stated guidelines. A statement by ITF’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Suleyol Chagu, in Jos at the end of the 13th National SIWES biennial conference organised by ITF, listed sanctions for defaulting institutions to include de-accreditation of affected co...

Benue civil society group expresses fear over Operation Cat Race

By Peter Duru MAKURDI—Benue Youth Forum, BYF, a civil society group, has expressed fears and concern over the sincerity of the federal government to stem the killings in the state by herdsmen through the military spike exercise recently launched in the state, code-named Exercise Ayem A Kpatuma (Cat Race). Addressing reporters, Wednesday, in Makurdi, President of BYF, Mr. Terrence Kuanum, faulted the decision of the military to announce and publicise the dates within which the exercise would last, weeks before the actual commencement of the exercise. He said: “We know that military operations or exercises have rules of engagement. We, therefore, wonder whether or not the current exercise in Benue State has rules of engagement, because the Nigerian military has failed to...

Nicki Minaj’s Brother Still Fighting Child Rape Conviction

Months after being found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child, Jelani Maraj (brother of rapper Nicki Minaj) now wants the conviction completely thrown out. Page Six reports that Maraj’s sentencing was pushed back a month as his lawyer petitions to have his conviction dismissed. Maraj currently faces life in prison following November’s guilty verdict. Judge Robert McDonald has yet to rule on Maraj’s lawyer’s request to have the conviction tossed. When Maraj was on trial last year for the rape of his stepdaughter, his lawyer David Schwartz attempted to argue that the victim made up the rape claims as part of an elaborate $25 million extortion scheme. In addition to predatory sexual assault against a child, Maraj was also found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child.  

Director Ryan Coogler Humbled By Success Of “Black Panther”

After its first four days in theaters, Black Panther raked in over $242 million, the second best four-day run in U.S. history. In an open letter posted to Marvel’s Instagram account on Tuesday (February 20), director Ryan Coogler expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in making the film. The 31-year-old Oakland native admitted he never imagined Black Panther would have such reach and bring so many different walks of life together. “Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong,” Coogler wrote. “It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film. But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and s...

XXXTENTACION Dedicates Song To Parkland Shooting Victims

XXXTENTACION has released a new song dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting that took place at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week (February 14). here’s something new,the end words are dedicated to the survivors of the douglas shooting, enjoyhttps://t.co/WrMw0JPOni — MAKE OUT HILL – XXX (@xxxtentacion) February 21, 2018 The track, titled “HOPE,” comes in at 1:45 and features X singing softly over a smooth instrumental. He grew up about 20 miles away from Parkland, in nearby Lauderhill, Florida. “Rest in peace to all the kids that lost their lives in the Parkland shooting,” X says at the beginning of the track. “This song is dedicated to you.” In the album art on SoundCloud, he posted that the words at the end of the song are dedicated to those at ...