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Doctors Treat Teenage Girl For Severe Stomach Pains - And Find Hairball Weighing Four KILOS (VIEWERS DISCRETION ADVISED)

Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, was admitted to hospital after being unable to eat or drink, before doctors decided to operate. Medics treating a teenage girl’s stomach pains were stunned to discover a giant 4kg hairball blocking her digestive system. Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, was admitted to hospital after being unable to eat or drink, before doctors decided to operate. When doctors realised there was a blockage they performed emergency surgery - and removed a hairball weighing almost 4kg (8.8lbs). Doctors said the girl - who had a habit of chewing the tips of her hair, and eating hair she picked up from the carpet - would have died if she hadn’t had the operation. Ayperi received treatment at Bishkek Hospital in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. The hospitals senior professor of surgery, Bahadir Bebezov and his colleague, associate professor Tilek Umetaliev, said they had never heard of such a large hairball despite searching through 50 years of medical records. Doctors said the girl woul…

Jonathan Places Nigerian Flag Designer, Pa. Akinkunmi On A ‘Life Salary'

President Goodluck Jonathan has placed Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, the designer of the Nigerian Flag, on the salary of a Special Assistant forever, according to a tweet by the Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri (@renoomokri). Taiwo Akinkunmi is a Retired Nigerian civil servant(born 10 May 1936) and famous for designing the Flag of Nigeria, popularly called Mr Flag Man. The national flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Taiwo Akinkunmi in a competition held in 1959. The original had a red sun with streaming rays placed at the top of the white stripe. This was removed by the judges and the flag has not been altered since. The designer of the national flag was Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a twenty three-year-old student. He was studying at Norwich Technical College in England when he saw an advertisement in a newspaper that entries were being accepted for the design of a new National flag. In 1959 Akinkunmi’s design was chosen as the winner and was first offici…

Biker ends up sandwiched between two cars

A Russian motorcyclist pulled off an astonishing great escape in a real life aerial stunt. A video of the amazing brush with death - showing the biker perched between two moving cars - has become a huge internet hit throughout the country after it was uploaded by a driver from the city of Kaliningrad in north-western Russia. Biker Trifon Uvarov, 32, can be seen colliding at speed side on with a moving car as they both try to get over a crossroads at the same time. Then as Uvarov comes off the bike and cartwheels over the roof of the car, he crashes into a second motor travelling alongside the vehicle he has just hit. Witness Leo Vasiliev - who shot the video - said: "It looked for certain that he was going to get crushed between the two cars." He added: "But instead he landed on the roofs, right in the middle of them and he managed to shoot along the gap before flying off the bonnets like he was on a children's toy slide. "If that had been timed worse he&#…

Buhari, Atiku Clash Ahead 2015

Two strong Presidential aspirants under the platform of the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, at the weekend clashed. Vanguard reported that, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar, shared divers opinion over the procedure for adopting the 2015 presidential candidate for the party. It was gathered that at the end of the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC meeting last weekend, the party was unable to compromise on the issue as supporters of the major aspirants held strongly to their positions. Aside Buhari and Atiku, who were reportedly at the head of the major divisions over the adoption of a consensus or the conduct of primaries for the adoption of the presidential candidate, Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwanso and Sam Nda-Isaiah were also indifferent on the subject matter. Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, whose aide was at the meeting was reported to have been mute on the issue since the governor is yet to off…

“Human Flesh” Burgers Come To London

This is it, we’ve reached peak pop-up burger gimmickry; the “human flesh” burger. Chef, James Tomlinson, of London Mess, and Miss Cakehead, a freelance creative director, have concocted a burger that may require a strong stomach; even if it supposedly delicious. To mark the start of the fifth season of zombie television show, The Walking Dead, they have made burgers that apparently taste like human flesh. Using accounts from likes of the New York Times writer, William Seabrook, who convinced a medical student to give him some human flesh from a deceased patient to eat, and the Japanese cannibal, Issei Sagawa, who murdered and ate a Dutch woman in 1981, they believe they have created an approximation of what cooked human flesh tastes like. According to Seabrook, the cooked meat, which he had with rice, was like “good, fully developed veal” and that “no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensitiveness could distinguish it from veal”. Sagawa, meanwhile, reported that human meat…

Oba Of Benin Gives Jonathan Highest Royal Attire

Benin: The Oba of Benin, Omo N'Oba Erediauwa, on Saturday presented Red Egbeigbe, the highest Benin traditional attire to President Goodluck Jonathan. Red Egbeigbe is the royal attire wore only by Benin prince and princess on rare occasion like marriages. Erediauwa presented the royal attire to Jonathan when he paid a courtesy visit to the monarch in his palace in Benin City. Presenting the attire, the traditional ruler said that he often see the president in dark-coloured attire. Erediauwa congratulated the president for getting his party's endorsement for second term. Earlier, the president had told the monarch that he was in Benin to attend the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-South sensitisation and unity rally. President Jonathan who thanked the traditional ruler for the gift, promised to return to the palace when the campaign for his re-election begins. (NAN)

Nigerian Troops Capture Monstrous Armored Tank From Boko Haram Insurgents

Nigerian military intelligence officials say they were surprised at the sophisticated weapons being used by Boko Haram insurgents. The reaction came after Nigerian troops captured a T-55 armored tank and a highly sophisticate Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) from the Islamist insurgents in a battle yesterday at Konduga, Borno State. Armored tank T-55 also known as "Sarge" is prized weapon seized from Boko Haram fighters in Konduga Our sources said Boko Haram fighters made another big and desperate push to take Konduga, a town that has been the scene of incessant battles and disastrous outings for Boko Haram fighters in recent weeks. Boko Haram began their latest push on Thursday, attacking Konduga from several angles. But when they found out they were getting defeated, some of the Islamist fighters arrived at the scene of battle from the Bama axis with a surprise weapon, a T-55 tank. Our military sources disclosed that the insurgents had never previously used such a mammo…

India Puts Spacecraft In Mars Orbit

India has triumphed in its first interplanetary mission and successfully placed a satellite into orbit around Mars. Scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn time and manoeuvred into its designated place around the red planet. "We have gone beyond the boundaries of human enterprise and innovation," prime minister Narendra Modi said, standing alongside scientists with the Indian Space and Research Organisation at their command centre in Bangalore.

BASE Jumpers Compete At Towering Heights In Freefall

Britain's Sam Hardy lives up to his name after throwing himself off the top of the 335m-high Kuala Lumpur Tower. Hardy is seen plummeting earthwards behind Tom Grayson of America before the pair both released their parachutes to break their dramatic fall. They were among a host of BASE jumpers from around the world making shapes in the Malaysian city's sky as part of a jumping extravaganza across four days and three nights

South African Pastor Makes Grass Eating Congregation Drink Petrol

The controversial South African Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries, infamous for making his congregation eat grass, has surfaced again, this time making his church members drink petrol after he turned it into pineapple juice. In the pictures below, members of Pastor Lesego’s congregation are seen drinking what the pastor claims is petrol claiming it tastes sweet, like pineapple juice and Iron Brew. During the Sunday service on the 31st of August 2014, Daniel allegedly prayed for a bottle containing petrol to be turned to pineapple juice.

Passengers Cry And Pray As Smoke-Filled Plane Rattles To Emergency Landing

Passenger: I thought I was going to die STORY HIGHLIGHTS Plane engine "blew" airline says; actor tweets engine "exploded" Cabin filled with heavy smoke, passengers tell CNN affiliate Pilot made spot-on landing, according to man on plane All passengers slid down emergency chutes to safety Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes. "I'm just happy to be alive," said passenger Jarrod West, who slid down holding his black Chihuahua. "I don't think I'll be mean to anybody ever again." Four people were injured in the incident; one was taken to hospital, CNN affiliate KCAL reported. A loud pop initiated the brush with disaster, said West and other passengers who spoke with KCAL from the airport at Long Beach, California. Flight 1416 had left Long Beach Airport about 15 minutes before and was …

Another 60 Boko Haram Members Killed In Konduga By Soldiers

IN continuation of its ongoing operation to dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from the North-East, troops of the Nigerian Army conducted offensive operations between 4.00 p.m and 8.00 p.m in Konduga area of Borno State, on Wednesday, killing over 60 terrorists. After the attack, military hardware recovered from the insurgents included 13 AK-47 rifles, five Rocket Propelled Gun (RPGs) tubes, two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), one Anti-Aircraft Gun and two Ford Ranger pick-up vehicles. According to a statement from the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Olajide Laleye, the Nigerian Army troops did not suffer any casualty. According to the statement, “morale of troops remains very high. Further details will be communicated accordingly.” He said that the troops were determined to frustrate the desperate effort of the terrorists against Konduga and its environments. Source: CD

China Joins Fight Against Ebola

Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced plans to join the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Tribune reports that the ministry’s spokesperson, Hong Lei, who made this known in Beijing on Wednesday, said the country promised to work with other international community in curtailing the disease in the region. Lei, who further revealed that a 59-member Chinese laboratory team, with 30 doctors and 29 laboratory technicians on Tuesday left Beijing, said: “they will work at the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital to help Sierra Leone improve lab testing.” According to him, this is the recent effort by China to help the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The spokesman also stated that China had earlier dispatched medical supplies and 115 medical experts to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau. Lei, however, pointed out that the move was to show that China and Africa, as friends in need, were friends indeed as well as demonstrate Chine…

PDP Governors Endorsed President Jonathan As Party’s Sole Candidate For 2015

"The forum urges all PDP faithful to support this gesture, which should enable the President to become the sole presidential candidate of the PDP come 2015." Governors elected on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have said they want President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole candidate for the party's ticket. Several governors said this after their meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night. Present at the meeting were Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Theodore Orji (Abia), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Idris Wada (Kogi), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Ramallan Yero (Kaduna), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Saidu Dakingari ( Kebbi); Ahmadu Fintiri and Umar Garba (acting governors of Adamawa and Taraba respectively); Mahmoud Gumel, Abdullahi Faskari, Mukhtar Shagari, and Damishi Luka, deputy governors of Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto and Nasarawa states respe…

Nigerian Troops Parade With An APC Captured From Boko Haram Fighters In Maiduguri

Nigerian soldiers returning from a successful routing of Boko Haram militants in Konduga near Maiduguri jubilate on the streets of the state capital celebrating the capture of an Armed Personnel Carrier (APC) with the insignia of the militants' sect. Nigerian soldiers returning from a successful routing of Boko Haram militants in Konduga near Maiduguri jubilate on the streets of the state capital celebrating the capture of an Armed Personnel Carrier (APC) with the insignia of the militants' sect.

Keshi To Sign New Contract Before Match Against Sudan - NFF

The story with continuation of Stephen Keshi’s career as the Super Eagles head coach might soon become clear. Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) revealed on Sunday, September 14, that the Eagles’ Big Boss would sign the new contract before the forthcoming group match against Sudan in the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON), Premium Times reports. The game is to be held in Omdurman in October. After the two qualifiers Keshi’s men have acquired only 1 point from the possible 6, losing 2-3 Congo and playing in a 0-0 draw with South Africa. NFF Secretary-General Musa Amadu commented on the alleged contract signing saying that completing the deal will boost the Eagles’ morale and help the footballers proceed in the tournament. It would be recalled that before the AFCON start Keshi had signed the deal for 2 September matches. Meanwhile, Amadu denied the fact that delay in the contract was responsible for the Super Ealges’ not brilliant performance in these 2 matches. “I don’t see how the …

Boko Haram Ambush 850 Soldiers In Kogi

At least 850 soldiers attached to the 322 Artillery Battalion, and the Fourth Brigade Garrison, Ekeunwa, Benin City, the Edo State capital were reportedly ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorist group between Okene and Lokoja, Kogi State. The incident which reportedly took place on Sunday night was made known on September 15, 2014, Monday, by the Punch. It was reported that the soldiers were shortlisted for a counter-terrorism course at the Nigerian Army Training Centre in Kontagora, Niger State. They were deployed to boost the ongoing counter-terrorism operation in Borno and Adamawa states after completing their counter- insurgency course. A security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that four of the soldiers sustained serious injuries but no life was lost in the attack. He said the attack is suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram because of the sophisticated weapons the assailants used while shooting at the vans conveying the soldiers from both …

One killed as cattle rustlers rape women, sack Zamfara communities

AT least one woman died after a band of rampaging cattle rustlers attacked 10 villages in Gusau local council of Zamfara State at the weekend, raped no fewer than 50 women and displaced over 1,500 women and children. The Guardian learnt that a majority of the women and children have fled to some nearby communities and were yet to locate other family members. According to our source, the cattle rustlers have been hiding in Aja forest -between Zamfara and Katsina states - and have frequently terrorized neighbouring communities. The multiple attacks and rape of both married and unmarried women, it was learnt, lasted Monday and Tuesday, after which residents fled the affected communities, which included Fegin Mahe, Fegin Kanawa, Kundumai, Ingwai, Tsaunuku, Gangara, Wonaka, Kuka Gandu, Kuliwa and Lahiya. A survivor at the Gusau refugees’ camp, Mrs. Aisha Ibrahim, from Fegin Kanawa, said she ran to Gusau for safety, alongside others, as the hoodlums ransacked their villages. …

Katie Price FINALLY Reveals Name Of Baby Daughter - And It's A Corker!

Really NOT what we were expecting! We've been on the edge of our seat for weeks. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but we're still pretty psyched to hear that Katie Price has FINALLY named her baby daughter. Took her long enough. We were expecting something rather special (we don't need to remind you about Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther), but the Pricey has gone slightly left field. Revealing the name in her Now column after SIX LONG WEEKS, Katie wrote: "We really struggled to decided on a name. "I wanted to call her Duchess Kate or just Duchess, but Kieran didn't like that, so we've chosen Bunny, which we both like." BUNNY! Actually, the litte'un got off reasonably lightly, not sure if Duchess Kate would have gone down too well in the playground?! Kate went on to reveal that the other names on their list that didn't *quite* make the cut were Disney, Lady, Bambi and Ethel. Yeah, she got off really lightly. We're not entirely su…

OMG! Maheeda Strips For Fans In Australia | 18+ Photos

The controversial Singer strips for fans in Australia. Maheeda was spotted as she stripped and performed in nude in Australia. See more photos after the cut.

Hennessy Artistry Reveals 2Face Idibia And Wizkid As Headliners For 2014

After months of heightened anticipation and speculation, internationally acclaimed superstars, 2Face Idibia and Wizkid have been revealed as this year’s Hennessy Artistry headliners. The two who are widely known for monster hits and ground breaking videos will join a league of iconic talents who have headlined Hennessy Artistry in the past, like Dbanj, MI, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Shina Peters among others. This year’s theme represents a blend of the matured, premium lifestyle and the young, vibrant lifestyle, which is generally classified as “new school”. 2Face and Wizkid will also release their first ever collaborative track for Hennessy Artistry this month. As with every year, a selection of talented acts will join 2Face and Wizkid on the Artistry train. These supporting acts will be announced later this month before the club tour kicks off. Starting off as a cocktail-mixing contest between renowned bartenders, Hennessy Artistry has since evolved into Nigeria’s biggest music platform…

Nicole Kidman's Father Killed In Accidental Fall While Visiting Her Sister

The A-lister's beloved dad tragically died on Thursday... Nicole Kidman's beloved father, Anthony, has reportedly been killed in an accident while visiting her sister in Singapore. The A-lister, 46, who has always been incredibly close to her dad and took him to many of her premieres, is yet to speak out about the tragic events. According to reports, the clinical physiologist died after a fall on Thursday while on a trip to see Nicole's younger sister and her six children. Anthony visited Nicole on set in New York just last month. Nicole has always been close to parents Anthony and Janelle. While the official report on the accident is yet to be released, it is thought that Anthony - who was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005 for his contribution to health services - suffered severe injuries. The Moulin Rouge star was spotted out and about with her dad just a few months ago when she took him with her to the Swisse Celebrate Life Ball in Melbourne. Nicole spoke out abou…

350 Nigerian Students In War Zones Of Ukrain

No fewer than 350 Nigerian students risk their lives everyday as they remain trapped in South-Eastern regions of Ukraine, where the clashes between the National Guard and separatists are continuing for fifth month in a row, despite the truce negotiated in Minsk, Belarus, on September 5, 2014. According to the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoted by SaharaReporters on September 11, 2014, Thursday, the situation with safety of Nigerian nationals, who undergo courses in higher education institutions situated in the war zones, remains complicated in the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. The Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, in its return, urges all the students to prepare such information as 1) name; 2) passport number; 3) institution name; 4) course name and the year of study and alternative universities within Ukraine. These details have to be forwarded either to Nigerian Embassy in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East and …