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Guinness World Records had given the certificate to Chitetsu Watanabe on February 12. The organisation and the funeral home handling his services confirmed Tuesday he had died Sunday. No cause was given.

World’s oldest man, who said secret to longevity was smiling, dead at 112

A Japanese man who received his certificate as the world’s oldest man with a raised fist and big smiles earlier this month has died at 112.

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)
Police in Rivers have arrested a grandmother, called Mama Vera, for stripping her two hungry grandchildren, aged between seven and eight years naked, beating and bathing them with pepper. Their offense? She accused them of eating her garri and sugar as without her consent!

Grandmother arrested for detaining, bathing two kids with pepper

Police in Rivers have arrested a grandmother, called Mama Vera, for stripping her two hungry grandchildren, aged between seven and eight years naked, beating and bathing them with pepper. Their offense? She accused them of eating her garri and sugar as without her consent!

Woman delivers first child after 35 years of marriage

Mrs Osiebo, who delivered the baby on December 13, told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that she was confused and excited when her Pastor’s wife, a nurse confirmed her pregnancy.
It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.

Aid agencies throw lifeline to hungry Zimbabweans

It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.
Anthony Joshua has played down concerns about his swollen eyes ahead of his world heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York tonight.

Anthony Joshua lands in Saudi Arabia, ready for Andy Ruiz

Anthony Joshua landed safely in Saudi Arabia ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7 and the Briton is promising to produce a performance to remember when the pair enter the ring.

68-year-old man celebrates 30 children, 70 grandchildren

A Jalingo-based man, 68-year-old Adamu Loddo, has urged parents to ensure proper upbringing of children as he celebrated the gift of 30 surviving children and 70 grand children.Holy Qur’an
Rasmiya Awad, was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz. Reuters

Turkey captures ‘sister of dead ISIS leader’

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a US raid, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday.

Governor Akeredolu orders investigation into Ondo fire incident

Barely 72 hours after the fire incident in Biagbini, Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state, the Ondo State Government has ordered a full investigation into the incident.

MFM’s founder Daniel Olukoya loses mum

Janet, mother of General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide, Dr Daniel Olukoya, is dead.

Those offering you jobs in Middle East are after your organs – IOM warns Nigerians

The International Organisation for Migration has warned Nigerians of the booming organ harvest in parts of the Middle East, urging them to beware of fake foreign travel agencies.
Charles Oputa Charlie Boy

Charly Boy reveals why he finally married partner after 40 years together

Charles Oputa, a musician and activist better known as Charly Boy, has married his American partner, Diane, after 40 years together.

ASUU chides Bisi Akande over comments on strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chides former APC national chairman Bisi Akande for accusing striking lecturers of producing ‘vagabonds and unemployable graduates’

Goodluck Jonathan: Vote Atiku Abubakar so we can all have food to eat

Former president Goodluck Jonathan says only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can feed Nigerians three times a day.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to reports that he had been cloned.

Muhammadu Buhari: Author of confusion about me ‘ignorant, irreligious’

“It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong.” Those were the words of President Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday in Krakow, Poland, at an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in the country.
Kofi Annan

World leaders to attend Kofi Annan’s state funeral

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be buried in his native Ghana on Thursday after a state funeral attended by world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty.
Attahiru Bafarawa at PDP Secretariat in Yenagoa on Friday , also visits former President Goodluck Jonathan

2019: Ex-President Jonathan gives ex-Governor Bafarawa head start in PDP race

Former President Goodluck Jonathan may have given a head start to Attahiru Bafarawa, one of the dozen aspirants seeking the presidential nomination of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party when he declared that he trusts him.
Aretha Franklin's last public performance in New York in November

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passes on at 76

Her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn, said she died on Thursday. The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.
​Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has pleaded with the Premier League club to cancel his contract when the season ends so that he can join Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent basis this summer.

Goalkeeper begs Liverpool to cancel contract to pave way for free move to Turkish...

​Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has pleaded with the Premier League club to cancel his contract when the season ends so that he can join Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent basis this summer.