National Living Wage to be raised to £10.50 for everyone over 21


Sajid Javid has announced an increase in the National Living Wage to £10.50 by 2024.

Boko Haram: EFCC goes tougher on NGOs in North-east

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu
The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said all not-for-profit organisations moving cash in the North-east must secure clearance from the commission.

SSS brings Sowore to court for arraignment

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]
The detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the federal high court, venue of his ongoing trial for treasonable felony and money laundering.

Manchester United faces long road back as record revenues overshadowed by failure on the field

(CNN)If success in soccer was measured solely by results in the boardroom rather than on the field of play, then Manchester United would be the team to beat.

How Singapore is using technology to solve its water shortage

Singapore (CNN Business)Singapore uses about 430 million gallons of water every day — a number it expects could double in the next four decades.

China is preparing to show off some incredible weaponry. Here's what it could be

Hong Kong (CNN)Powerful, domestically-built and in the People's Liberation Army arsenal right now -- China is expected to show off some of the most advanced weaponry the world has ever seen during a special National Day military parade in Beijing on Tuesday, October 1.

Four days that pitched America into an impeachment nightmare

Washington (CNN)After a whiplash week, America is facing the reality of a new long national nightmare over a potentially corrupt presidency.

Sowore’s lawyers blocked from entering SSS office

The State Security Service (SSS) on Friday denied lawyers of the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, access to its office in Abuja.

Police rescue over 300 children, others from ‘torture house’ in Kaduna

Police in Kaduna have rescued over 300 people from a house where they had been chained and maltreated for at least three months.

Malami can’t defend Buhari’s past but justifies detaining Sowore

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, struck a defiant tone when he was quizzed on why the government of President Muhammad Buhari chose to detain Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, for calling for a revolution.

Constituency Projects Scandal: Kashamu accuses ICPC of mischief

Buruji Kashamu, a former senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district, has accused the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) of being mischievous over its claim that it recovered three ambulances and 500KVA Transformer, which were meant for the former senator’s constituency, from him.

Amid privacy concerns, Google Assistant tries to ward off fears with new hotword sensitivity

Google

Tell your Google Assistant what to do, it does. It accesses your voice and operates as per your instructions. But on the aisle, are you sure about the safety of your voice which is being recorded and captured by the Google Assistant, stirring data safety concerns among the end users.

NTU scientists develop new chip to analyse immunity system within minutes

Chip to analyse health of white blood cells NTU

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers have developed a lab-on-a-chip system that is capable of identifying a person's immune system from just a drop of blood within a few minutes.

Truth about Angelina Jolie threatening Brad Pitt to end friendship with Kanye West

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Rumours about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt seem to be never-ending, as a new report claims that the actress has given an ultimatum to her ex-husband to end his friendship with Kanye West. The "false" rumour was spread by Radar Online on Tuesday,

Donald Trump offered US’s top lawyer to help foreign government find dirt on rival

Donald Trump, pictured Wednesday could be ousted from the White House after a transcript showed how he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to try and dig up dirt on potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden (Pictures: AP/Getty)

Isis bride Shamima Begum begs for sympathy as she asks to be allowed return to UK

Isis bride Shamima Begum begs for sympathy as she asks to be allowed return to UK

A teenager who fled Britain to join Isis in Syria has spoken about how her mental health has been affected by not being allowed back to the UK.

Boy, 13, dies week after being punched by bullies at school


A boy who was attacked at school has died as a result of horrific injuries he sustained in the beating.

Death of 5 women due to eating disorder adds to growing anorexia crisis in UK



The deaths of five women with eating disorder who were under the supervision of a trust that provides physical, mental health and specialist care, are being linked by a coroner amid growing concern over the treatment of anorexia patients within the NHS and allegations their deaths were "completely avoidable".

MPs return to parliament for first time after illegal suspension


Boris Johnson is back in the UK and preparing for a face-off with MPs in Westminster after his decision to suspend parliament was ruled ‘unlawful’.

US, Singapore renew pact on military use of facilities for 15 years

US President Donald J. Trump signed the Protocol of Amendment to the 1990 MOU Regarding US Use of Facilities in Singapore extending it for another 15 years (PM Office)


Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and United States President Donald Trump signed an agreement on Monday, Sept. 23, to renew the 1990 MoU facilitating United States' Use of Facilities in Singapore for another 15 years, at a meeting on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

Mysterious towers mushroom in Cincinnati, trigger concern over 5G roll-out

towers mushroom
5G UC3M
A mysterious cylinder-type tower that looks nothing like usual cell towers have become a cause of concern for Cincinnati residents, which they believe will soon be sending out 5G signals, reports have said.

Science behind acoustic pillars in ancient South Indian temples surprises many

Science behind acoustic pillars in ancient South Indian temples surprises many
Hampi musical pillars showcase the scientific calculations while constructing them more than 500 years ago

India, the land of millions of gods and goddesses, has an incredible heritage to boast about, which not only leaves people in awe but affirms the belief that the land of wonders was truly a talent in the ancient times.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee receives World Statesman Award

Singapore's PM Lee speaks during luncheon hosted by leaders of federations of economic organizations.. Reuters

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received the World Statesman Award on Monday, Sept. 24, for his services to foster a society based on multiculturalism, where ethnic communities maintain their unique way of life while living in harmony.

Baby born with four legs and three hands

An Indian woman has given birth to a girl with four legs and three hands (Picture: Caters)

 A woman has given birth to a baby girl with four legs and three hands.

The parents had not been for an ultrasound and so the birth of the little girl alongside a healthy twin brother came as a shock to medics in India.

Muslim group says it has ‘lost faith’ in Tory party to tackle Islamophobia after new case

Sajjad Karim, a Conservative party MEP, says he has received Islamophobic abuse from ‘very senior members of the Conservative Party’

The Muslim Council of Britain says it has ‘lost faith’ in the ability of politicians to tackle racism, after new cases of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party emerged.

Student went blind after swimming in the sea on family holiday

Miyako Murray lost her vision after developing an eye infection from swimming with contact lenses in (Picture: Miyako Murray)

A 19-year-old student has gone blind after being hit by a wave on holiday in Malta.

EuroMillions jackpot reaches £167,000,000 as no-one wins for record 18th time

There has not been a winner now for the last 18 draws (Picture: The National Lottery)
The longest-ever rollover streak on the EuroMillions continues after no-one scooped the jackpot on Friday.

Thomas Cook asks for government bailout as it teeters on brink of collapse

Thomas Cook wants a government bailout to avoid taxpayers having to pay to fly some 150,000 Brits back home (Picture: Beka Whitelaw/ PA)

Thomas Cook has made a last-ditch appeal for a taxpayer-funded bailout amid fears it could enter administration this weekend.

Singapore air quality turns unhealthy again; F1 race will be challenging this time

A view of the skyline of Singapore shrouded by haze in Singapore (Representational picture)

The air quality in Singapore is fluctuating as on Friday, September 20 the haze was lifted but again on Saturday, it returned. Singapore F1 night race is one of the most important and exciting races of the calendar, so F1 has confirmed that they do have a contingency plan for the potentially poor air quality.

Climate change debate raises again; California, 22 other states will see Trump in court

US President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature changed. Reuters
US President Donald Trump has always stood against the fact that the climate is changing and the world is getting warmer. Even though he feels that climate change is not a matter to focus on and looking forward to boosting the economy by cutting much-needed regulation, a group of 23 states on Friday, September 20 sued to block the Trump administration from undoing California's authority to set strict car pollution rules.

Chinese rover captures new pictures of weird substance on moon

(NASA)
China's Yutu-2 lunar lander, which was launched on December 7, 2018 captured new images of a strange substance which was found near a crater on the far side of moon.

Cybersecurity: Data shows Iranian servers, websites come under cyber attack


A few Iranian servers and sites, including a couple of petrochemical firm's websites, faced cyber attack issues. This news was revealed by reports on social media platforms by the international internet observatory, NetBlocks.

This is what women are doing to get rid of unpleasant facial expression

Women are reportedly opting for Botox or Botulinum toxic to manage an unwanted facial expression, following a surge in the injections' use to smooth out existing wrinkles for younger-looking skin.

Moderate alcohol consumption may be good for health if you've type 2 diabetes

A new study suggested that people who consume moderate alcohol daily have lower levels of triglycerides, which is a type of blood fat but alcohol consumption did not help lower blood sugar levels in those who already suffered from type 2 diabetes.

Alien enthusiasts expect imminent disclosure as US Navy admits UFO existence


In 2017, conspiracy theorists all across the world enjoyed the ecstasy of their lifetime as Pentagon admitted conducting an operation named Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). In the meantime, two shocking videos were released by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences that shows flying objects traveling across the skies by defying all laws of physics.

SPECIAL REPORT: Four years after kidnap of toddler, suspects ‘shielded’, justice delayed

“I’ve spent all in this case. I lost the pregnancy I was carrying at that time. My husband lost his job, and he is now serving someone in Anambrkidna to make a living. Just on this case…,” Chinwendu Obilor told this reporter, with tears welling up in her eyes.

COZA Rape Scandal: Fatoyinbo wants Busola’s suit against him dismissed

Biodun Fatoyinbo [Photo: Instagram]
The Nigerian pastor accused of rape, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has asked an Abuja High Court to dismiss the suit instituted against him by by his accuser, Busola Dakolo, who is the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo.

ASUP Chairman, Secretary, three others kidnapped – Police

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) at the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology Igbo-Ora, Opadijo Olujide, and four others, have been kidnapped, the police said.

Nigeria describes UN report on violence, insecurity as ‘disappointing’

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]
The Federal Government of Nigeria is disappointed with the United Nation (UN) Special Rapporteur’s report of “violence in Nigeria”, a statement from the presidency said.

CBN, Nigerian governors ‘agree to develop agric sector’ – Official

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and governors of the 36 states of the federation on Thursday agreed to pool resources to develop the agricultural potentials in their domains and create jobs.

Nigerian Army blacklists Action Against Hunger, accuses it of aiding Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army Thursday announced a blacklist of Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organisation operating in Northeast Nigeria for allegedly ‘aiding and abetting’ Boko Haram terrorists.

Five killed in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

Five persons were on Friday killed in a road crash, and 10 others sustained injuries along Ibadan –Lagos Expressway when the commercial bus conveying them burst into flames.

P&ID Contract Scandal: EFCC set to charge ex-official of Nigeria’s petroleum ministry

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today charge a former Director, Legal Services, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Grace Taiga, to court.

N614bn Bailout: Governors give condition for loan repayment

Nigeria governors have demanded a reconciliation of accounts before repaying the N614 billion bailout fund the federal government granted states.

Murder deal made targeting 3 Singaporeans via hitmen-for-hire sites on Dark Web

Usually, Dark Web is used to share sensitive documents of a person or an organization. But in a recent case, a man in Singapore hired a hitman on this platform to kill his former lover's boyfriend. The accused was jailed on Wednesday, September 18 but it never stopped there and more Singaporeans have been turning to "hitman-for-hire" sites.

World unprepared for global pandemic that can kill millions of people, WHO report

The world is unprepared for a "very real threat" of a highly lethal pandemic of a respiratory pathogen that may kill about 50 to 80 million people across the globe and wipe out nearly five percent of the world's economy, a report by WHO panel convened in the wake of 2014- 2016 Ebola epidemic suggested.

Apple's iOS 13: Major updates, features coming to iPhones today

Apple iPhone XR has one of the best LCD screens in the market. KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Tech giant Apple will officially be rolling out the much-anticipated iOS 13 update on Thursday, September 19 to all iPhones except for models older than iPhone 6s. The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system comes with a few significant changes.

Chin Swee Road murder: Couple killed own daughter, remains found in cooking pot

Remains found in cooking pot at HDB flat
Police arrested the parents of a two-year-old young girl, who was murdered in March 2014 but last week Singapore police officers found the remains inside a cooking pot, discovered from a flat at Block 52 Chin Swee Road. Both of them were charged with the murder of their own child on Tuesday.

Mysterious shapeshifting creature in Pacific Ocean stuns explorers [VIDEO]

Deep sea creature YouTube grab/ EVNautilus
A team of deep-sea scientists launched an exploration mission earlier this month and their underwater recon robot found a limbless creature, which was hovering like an alien ghost over the Pacific seafloor. 

New Linux Malware mines cryptocurrency while being undetected

Technology

Recently two threat analysts have identified a new strain of Skidmap Linux malware that not only keeps its cryptocurrency mining operations hidden but also provides the threat actor with the universal access to a malware-infected system through a secret master password.

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