June 25, 2017

Review Category : PEOPLE

Nigerian cook survives two days under the ocean in shipwreck air bubble

Harrison Okene, the cook on the Jascon-4 tugboat that capsized on May 26, has told of how he spent two and half days under the ocean, certain he was going to die until rescue came his way. Okene, 29, was on board the Chevron-contracted vessel that went under on Sunday morning while it was trying to stabilize an oil tanker filling up at a Chevron platform. A total of 12 crew members were on board, divers recovered 10 dead bodies, another crew member remains missing. Okene was the only survivor. He told Reuters of how he survived under water for ...

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Marathon runner didn’t know she was pregnant, mistook labour pains for muscle pull

An aspiring half-marathon runner, who has been training hard for the upcoming June 22 race, was surprised to find that her severe back pains was not just because of her just concluded two-hour training session, but was actually labour pains. Trish Staine, 33, tells the Associated Press that she was surprised by the birth because she had no idea she was pregnant. Staine and her husband, John, welcomed their surprise bundle of joy on Monday. The couple, who live in Duluth, Minnesota, were certain they were done having children. Staine has two children, a seven-year old daughter and 11-year old ...

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Aggrieved family says mother’s name excluded from Dana crash memorial

The grieving Abu Iyere family were doubly upset when the discovered that the name of their mother, Mrs. Maria Abu Iyere, who was one of the victims of the June 3, 2012 Dana plane crash, was not included on the memorial wall that was unveiled at the crash site in Iju Ishaga today. However, the name of a family friend, Uriah Lawal, who is very much alive is listed among the dead on the memorial monument. Steven Abu Iyere, explained that family friend Lawal, had purchased a ticket in her name for his mother who boarded the ill fated flight ...

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PHOTOS: Baby rescued from sewage pipe claimed by grandparents, mother claims it was an accident

Chinese officials say the newborn baby boy who was rescued from a sewage pipe after his mother flushed him down the toilet has been taken from hospital by his maternal grandparents. The infant was returned to his family and his mother, who later came forward. Authorities are pressing no charges and have agreed the baby boy was trapped accidentally. His rescue shocked and outraged many when it was reported on Tuesday. State television reported then that firefighters were called to an apartment building in Jinhua on Saturday afternoon when residents heard the cries of a baby. The firefighters then conducted ...

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INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: Mom gives birth on a sidewalk, right outside hospital

A South Florida mother couldn’t wait to get inside the hospital and instead gave birth on a sidewalk outside a Boca Raton hospital. Her birth photographer, Emily Robinson, who was there to capture the amazing moment, described it as the “most incredible, beautiful, wild birth I’ve ever had the pleasure to document”. Robinson’s client, Amy Beth Cavaretta, had experience a fast birth with her first daughter and handled the pain well, so the photographer thought it’d be a good idea to be around for the ride to the hospital, so as not to miss a moment. Good thing she did. ...

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Reuben Abati’s mother dies at 81

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Reuben Abati’s mom died on Thursday. Abati’s mother, Madam Maria Taiwo Abati, was 81. The spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan announced the loss in a press statement published on his website. He described his mother as a “devout Christian, a very kind and loving person”. She will no doubt be missed by her family. Our prayers go out to Dr. Abati. His full statement: With a heavy heart and gratitude to God Almighty, the Abati family of Kemta-Okebode, Abeokuta announces the passing away of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Madam Maria ...

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Asylum seeker in Britain fears becoming 14th bride of Swaziland’s King Mswati III

A young woman, 22-year-old Tintswalo Ngobeni, is seeking asylum in Britain after she turned down an offer of marriage from Swaziland’s polygamous King Mswati III. Ngobeni, who fled the south African nation as a teenager, said she caught the attention of the oppressive monarch when she was only 15 years old. King Mswati III makes an event of choosing a new bride every year, as is allowed by Swazi custom. The asylum-seeker met the king at the palace of his fourth wife, LaNgangaza, and said she was terrified when the tyrant made his intentions known. Ngobeni, who now lives in ...

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Church, community and family fight over Achebe’s body five days to funeral

A church, a community and a family are at war over who has the right to lay late “Things Fall Apart” author, Chinua Achebe, to rest. The St. Philip’s Anglican Church, the Ogidi community in Anambra state and the late icon’s family all insist independently that they alone have the right to perform the final funeral rites. The Church’s burial plans for Achebe Punch cites the vicar of St. Philip’s, Obi Ubaka, who insists that the church alone will lay to rest the late Brown University professor on Thursday, May 23. The church’s funeral plans are slated for 1 p.m. ...

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WATCH: Four-year-old nursery pupil is new mayor of US town

Metro UK - A four-year-old boy has found himself having to worry about more than just what his mum has packed for his lunch after being voted in as his town’s mayor. Robert Tufts became an unlikely leader at the tender age after entering his name into a raffle in Dorset, Minnesota. For some reason the American town, which has a population of 22, selects its mayor by picking names out of a hat and this time it was the nursery pupil’s turn to be chosen. For his part, Robert seemed to be settling in well and even answered a ...

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LOOK: Photos of the man deported from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome

Behold! The face of the man who is too sexy for Saudi Arabia. Omar Borkan Al Gala has been identified as one of the three men who was deported from the wealthy country for being too handsome. And look at that face! Surely you can understand why the Saudi government felt the need to save their women from such temptation. Omar, an actor and photographer from Dubai, was sent packing at a cultural festival earlier this month. Festival officials were worried the Emiratis would prove too desirable for impressionable women at the Janadriyah Festival, Arabic newspaper Elaph reported. Telegaph reported ...

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