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Wednesday, 01 February 2023 05:47

ISWAP shares old Naira notes to Borno residents

Suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have distributed huge amounts of old notes to scores of commuters in the Lake Chad Basin ahead of the deadline of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) cashless policy, sources have said. Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred after Mairari village, along the Maiduguri/Monguno highway on Saturday in Guzamala LGA of Borno State. A source told our correspondent in Maiduguri that the ISWAP members were dressed in military camouflage and drove two gun trucks. A resident, Bakura Ibrahim, said the insurgents positioned themselves under a tree and stood…
An American pastor, Gerald Johnson, has claimed that he went to hell and saw demons singing Rihanna’s hit song ‘Umbrella’ as they tortured people. The Michigan priest, who claimed that he temporarily died from a heart attack in 2016, said he heard Rihanna’s song echoing through the gates of hell during his tumultuous visit to purgatory. Despite living his life as a man of God, Johnson said he was shocked when he didn’t make heaven and instead plummeted down to Hell. In a video shared on TikTok, Johnson recounted his 2016 journey into abysss and said he wouldn’t wish it…
A Brazilian man sparked the outrage of his friends and family after he faked his death out of pure curiosity, to see who would attend his funeral. As an experienced ‘ceremonialist‘, a sort of master of ceremonies for various kinds of events, 60-year-old Baltazar Lemos had conducted hundreds of funerals, some of which had been attended by as few as 2 people, others by as many as 500. Recently, he had been thinking about how many of his friends and family would come to pay their respects and bid him farewell when he died, and since he couldn’t really know…
An Indian man has been making news headlines for honoring his late wife’s wish to build a life-size statue of her so they can still be together. Tapas Sandilya, a retired government employee from India’s West Bengal, lost his wife of 39 years in 2021, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Indrani was taken to the hospital while he was forced into isolation, so he couldn’t be by her side when she passed away. Determined to at least fulfill one of his wife’s final wishes, Tapas started looking for an artist that could create a lifelike silicone statue of Indrani, and spent…
A Welsh family has been living in the middle of a roundabout for over four decades, after refusing to leave as the circular road was built around them. In 1960, when David John and Eirian Howatson moved into their bungalow in Denbighshire, Wales the area was just a regular neighborhood and things were pretty normal for about two decades, until authorities came knocking and let them know that their property was right where a new roundabout was to be built. The Howatsons refused to move away, so the roundabout was built around their home, and the family has been living…
A convicted rapist in Pakistan has reportedly gotten out of a prison sentence by agreeing to marry the 36-year-old deaf woman whom he assaulted and impregnated in 2020. The Peshawar High Court on Monday rescinded its life prison sentence against Daulat Khan, 23, after he wed the woman whom he was convicted of raping, CNN reported on Thursday, citing the man’s lawyer. The wedding followed an out-of-court settlement that was made through a jirga, a council of local leaders that make decisions based on Islamic law. Khan also had been ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 rupees ($1,200) over…
Imagine scrolling through your inbox a couple of days before Christmas, casually reading heartwarming Holiday wishes, and then seeing a message from your medical center notifying you that you have “aggressive” cancer. Forget totally ruining someone’s Holidays, this is the kind of message that could cause someone a heart attack, or at least a panic attack. Sending one person such a message by mistake would be considered a serious error, but sending that message to thousands of patients is nothing short of a catastrophe. The Askern Medical Practice in Doncaster, UK has around 8,000 patients and it is believed that,…
Silphion cured diseases and made food tasty, but Emperor Nero allegedly consumed the last stalk. Now, a Turkish researcher thinks he’s found a botanical survivor. From before the rise of Athens to the height of the Roman Empire, one of the most sought-after products in the Mediterranean world was a golden-flowered plant called silphion. For ancient Greek physicians, silphion was a cure-all, prized for everything from stomach pain to wart removal. For Roman chefs, it was a culinary staple, crucial for spicing up an everyday pot of lentils or finishing an extravagant dish of scalded flamingo. During the reign of…
A 26-year-old man wound up with facial paralysis after wasting several nights watching the World Cup football games for an entire week. The World Cup is always an exciting time for football fans all over the world, but keeping up with the action is a huge challenge, especially during the group stages, and even more so when the host country is in a very different time zone. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t die-hard fans out there who will sacrifice sleep for nights in a row to make sure they don’t lose a single game. Unfortunately, that can take a…
An Irish financial manager for Ireland’s national railway network claims that he gets paid almost $130,000 (€108,000) a year to eat lunch and read newspapers all day. Getting paid to essentially do nothing doesn’t sound like something most people would complain about, but for Dermot Alastair Mills, an employee at Irish Rail, it’s discrimination. The financial manager claims that after turning whistleblower about the company’s accounting in 2014, he was gradually relieved of virtually all of his duties, to the point where he now spends most of his days eating lunch and reading newspapers. Despite all this, he still cashes…
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