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Showing posts from September 9, 2017

Girl who nearly lost her leg after being run over: 'I am here now standing tall'

At just 6 years old, Shantonia Wayne was brutally run over by a van. Her small and delicate leg was trapped under a tire. The van’s driver, in panic, reversed to free her; however, the maneuver ripped the skin and flesh off her left leg, sending her straight to the emergency room.

Video: “Don’t break your head” – Meet Nigeria’s first Skate Crew

Skateboarding is a sport that is not popular in Nigeria owing to it’s somewhat dangerous nature but the trio of  Slawn, Onyedi & Jide known as WafflesNCream are pushing to bring it to the country.

2018 World Cup: South Africa FA to hold emergency meeting on Monday

South Africa's Football Association (Safa) will hold an emergency committee meeting on Monday 11 September "to discuss the way forward" following Fifa's decision to order a replay of the World Cup qualifier against Senegal because of "match manipulation" by the referee.

The internet is obsessed with these South Sudanese beauties

What happens when four gorgeous South Sudanese women gather to eat breakfast dressed monochromatically in all white and are photographed? It creates a stir on social media.

Beyonce's message to Hurricane Harvey victims: 'Today is a celebration of survival'

Beyonce returned to her hometown of Houston to show support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The powerful hurricane, which was a Category 4 storm when it hit Texas on Aug. 25, caused historic devastation and widespread flooding. It also prompted over a million people to evacuate their homes in the state and was responsible for at least 60 deaths.

Photos: Gospel musician Kofi Sarpong in near-fatal motor crash

Ghanaian Gospel musician Superintendent Kofi Sarpong escaped unscathed in a near-fatal motor crash on the Accra-Kumasi road.

Government to send supporters to FIFA U-17 world cup

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has announced government's preparedness to transport fans to the 2017 FIFA U-17 if they are able to present a united front for the Championship.

Meet the 6ft 9in Russian model with the longest legs in the world

A towering Russian model who overcame bullying to become an Olympic star has officially set a new record for having the world’s longest legs (female).  
Ekaterina Lisina, who stands at 6ft 9in, has two Guinness records to her name having also been crowned the world’s tallest model.

Photos: Wayne Rooney's pregnant wife Coleen ditches her wedding ring

Coleen, the wife of former England skipper, Wayne Rooney, was spotted without her wedding ring for the first time yesterday, suggesting that her marriage to the striker might be in trouble following his drink-drive arrest during a night out with another woman.

South African Kevin Anderson defeats Pablo Carreno Busta to reach record US Open final

Kevin Anderson fought back to beat Pablo CarrenoBusta at the US Open to become South Africa’s first Grand Slam singles finalist in more than 30 years after defeating Pablo 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 in New York.
The world number 32 also became the lowest-ranked men’s singles finalist at the US Open since the rankings began in 1973 according to BBC Sports.

Hugh Jackman, Lupita Nyong'o to co-host Global Citizen fest

Hugh Jackman, Lupita Nyong'o, Aaron Paul and Demi Lovato will co-host this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York's Central Park.
Performers at the Sept. 23 event include Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara.

Pope Francis addresses violence against women on Colombia visit

Pope Francis has condemned "verbal and physical violence towards women" and called for "respect" while addressing large crowds on a visit to Colombia.
The Argentine pontiff, the first Pope to visit the country in over three decades, said that the Bible celebrates women who are strong and influential.

Deadline for computer placement extended to September ending

The deadline for the senior high school placement registration process has been extended to the end of September, Education Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said.
The Minister in a statement Friday said the decision is to ensure that no junior high school (JHS) graduate with the requisite qualification is left out of the placement.

What a coincidence! Elderly couple named Harvey and Irma are left amazed by namesake hurricanes after 75 years of marriage

In a twist of coincidence, an elderly couple in the United States share the same names as the twin hurricanes which have wreaked havoc in America.

Country music legend, Don Williams dead at age 78

Legendary Country Music Hall of Fame member, Don Williams, died Friday after a brief illness at the age of 78. His rep confirmed the news in a release.