African Athletes Break Barriers at 2018 Winter Olympics

They did it for the culture.

The 2018 Winter Olympics have undoubtedly been a monumental one for African athletes.

Several national teams from across the continent made their triumphant Olympic debuts, challenging years upon years of white domination at the games. These athletes hail from Eritrea, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and more.

These athletes had won the games, even before any medals were awarded, solely based on the fact that their achievements have broken ground for future athletes from the continent.

On Tuesday morning, the Nigerian Women’s bobsled team, led by Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga became the first Africans in history to compete in the bobsled competition finishing in 52.1 seconds and landing in 20th place in Heat 1. Enthusiastic supporters from across the globe rooted for the team as they wen on to make Olympic history.

They’ll compete again tomorrow in a second round of competitions.

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Nigerian Bar Association Rejected My Painting & Went Behind me to Present To The President

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So I did a painting of Buhari to present it to him personally during the NBA conference and was rejected and turned down that the President won’t receive such. I was later told to keep it in the NBA building till another time only to wake up one day and see online that the painting was being presented to him by the NBA without my authoritisation, consent or knowledge as his 75th birthday present 😳.                          Continue reading

Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years


Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don’t agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.

The research, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows that the trend was caused primarily by evolution of larger brains within populations of individual species, but the introduction of new, larger-brained species and extinction of smaller-brained ones also played a part.

“Brain size is one of the most obvious traits that makes us human. It’s related to cultural complexity, language, tool making and all these other things that make us unique,” said Andrew Du, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago and first author of the study. “The earliest hominins had brain sizes like chimpanzees, and they have increased dramatically since then. So, it’s important to understand how we got here.”

Du began the work as a graduate student at the George Washington University (GW). His advisor, Bernard Wood, GW’s University Professor of Human Origins and senior author of the study, gave his students an open-ended assignment to understand how brain size evolved through time. Du and his fellow students, who are also co-authors on the paper, continued working on this question during his time at George Washington, forming the basis of the new study.                                                             Continue reading

11 Hacks to Get a Flight Upgrade @chaperonabuja


Flying doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable ride. In fact, it’s relatively easy to travel like a boss. And, no, it doesn’t require outright purchasing a first-class ticket.

From flying at the right time to simply being friendly to the employees at the gate, travel experts spill their flight upgrade secrets.

1. When a flight is oversold, volunteer to get bumped

Airlines are desperate for volunteers when a flight gets oversold, so why not be one of them?

Getting upgraded on your next flight is easier than it seems

Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, says airlines will offer hundreds and even thousands of dollars in travel vouchers when a flight is overbooked. “The secret is that they can also offer other perks, including food vouchers, lounge passes and, yes, even seats in business or first class on your new flight.”                                         Continue reading

BREAKING News: Dana Airline Plane Skids Off Port Harcourt Runway, Aircraft Wing Damaged

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A major tragedy has been averted in Nigeria as a passenger plane belonging to Dana Airlines skid off the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport as it was landing at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

According to an eyewitness, Layefa Walter, a Port Harcourt based oil worker, the flight skid off the runway and a wing of the airplane was damaged.

“Several people were injured. But it looks like nobody has died,” Mr. Walter told The Trent in a telephone conversation.

“Flights have been placed on hold, as we speak,” he said. “We are concerned whether Air France will be cleared to land.”

Other eyewitnesses spoke with our report confirming the incident.

All local flights have been suspended and emergency services have been called to the scene to attend to the injured passengers of Dana Airlines.

There has been no official communication from the airline or the authorities on this incident at the time of this publication.

We will monitor the situation and update this story as more information comes in.

LOVE OF MONEY! Man stabs friend to death over N1000 in Makoko, Lagos

The police have arrested a man, simply identified as Moshood, for allegedly stabbing his friend to death during an argument over N1000.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened at Makoko in Yaba area of Lagos.

The friends were said to have found and picked a N1000 note on the ground. A bloodied fight, however, ensued over who owned the money with both refusing to share.

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Black Panther movie review: absolute Marvel

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There’s a line at the end of Black Panther that I haven’t been able to get out of my head in the weeks since I first saw the film. At the risk of being too spoiler-y (you will all complain anyway) I’ll remove the context, but it goes something like this: “Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, because they knew death was better than bondage.”

It’s a powerful moment, one that’s tragic and beautiful all the same. This is the moment when Marvel, for the first time, finally transcended the superhero genre. Never has a line in a Marvel movie carried this much weight; it’s an idea reserved for great literature or essays, for something much bigger than a Hollywood tentpole.                          Continue reading