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Ferguson Shooting: Protests Spread Across US

Ferguson Shooting: Protests Spread Across US

At least a dozen US cities have seen new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrations from New York to Seattle were mostly peaceful but rioting broke out in Oakland, California on Wednesday. There was some unrest in Ferguson itself, with police making

Woman Grows Fingernails on Skin

32-year-old, Shanyna Isom, has been suffering from a mysterious skin condition that causes fingernails to grow out of the hair follicles all over her body. The mysterious illness is so inconceivably strange that five years after it became noticeable, doctors still have no idea what could be causing it. Note only that, physicians treating her at

Promoting an International Day of Tolerance for Better Health

On November 16th, the world community will observe the 19th International Day for Tolerance.  This day provides an opportunity to highlight the vital contribution of tolerance and acceptance to improving public health. The U.S. government is proud to partner with the people and government of Nigeria to implement the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS

Nigerian Film Makes History In US

The Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, recently made huge strides on the international scene, when one of it’s epic movie, “Invasion 1897 (Nogbaisi Ovonramwen),” was adopted by the American government through its agency, Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, the producer of the film, said the institute decided to adopt the

Salvaging Nigeria

By AKIN BANJOKO As a writer of Nigerian descent living in the United States, US, whenever I attend writers’ conferences, workshops or book festivals, my American colleagues always ask me if I have read certain books about Nigeria. There are few I have read, but there are many I have not and this usually makes

Missing Actress Found Dead

Charles Upham, father of missing actress, Misty Upham has confirmed to authorities that the body found in a ravine near Seattle, US, is that of her 32-year-old missing daughter. Misty Upham, known for her roles in “August: Osage County” and “Django Unchained,” had been missing since October 6, 2014. The Native American actress was said

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