Freshly Pressed Archive

☕️ Erdogan Accuses Nigeria

Good morning. A couple has been charged with trying to sell U.S. nuclear secrets to another country stewed over funds and politics. What brings about this kind of confidence?

☕️ #EndSARS Anniversary

Good morning. On this night last year at about 6:50 p.m., members of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State, Nigeria. May the labours of our heroes past not be in vain!

☕️ Royal Freedom

Good morning. An unvaccinated man met a doctor at a bar. He left agreeing to get his first dose. Drinks will make you do anything. Seriously though, it's weird what happens when people talk to a doctor instead of the internet for medical information.

☕️ FG's Vaccination Mandate

Good morning. Have you watched Squid Game? If you have not, then may be the hype is worth it. It is not the most-watched series on Netflix. It upstaged Bridgerton's 82 million with its 111 million views. Staggering stuff.

☕️ Cooking Gas Warning

Good morning. A Canadian woman was sleeping peacefully when a meteorite crashed through her ceiling and landed on her pillow. She plans to keep the space rock as a reminder to never take life for granted.Also maybe as warning to anyone who might dare share her bed.

☕️ Another Record Budget

Good morning. Stackoverflow keyboard called The Key is now a thing. It does only 2 things: Copy and Paste. Every programmer I know needs this!

FG vs Anambra

Good morning. Plumber gets record deal after client hears him singing in his bathroom.Talent in unexpected places.

☕️ Pandora Papers

Good morning. â€œMy mom told me I can't” – A 13-year old on why he wouldn’t take off his mask for his school picture.  Mom always knows best.

☕️ Continuous Subsidy Scam

Good morning.  Danish art museum lent an artist $84,000 to recreate his own older artworks. Instead, he sent them two empty picture frames and titled the piece "Take the Money and Run." Reality is indeed stranger than fiction

☕️ Happy Birthday, Nigeria.

Good morning. Happy independence day, Nigeria! May you rise from the ashes.

☕️ October 1 Ban

Good morning. Are you more of a pen-and-paper writer? Paper Website lets you create websites by uploading photos of your notes and journals.Pretty cool, eh?

☕️ Chimamanda Speaks

Good morning. A National Geographic survey shows that millennials are more adventurous with food than their older counterparts—eating more foreign fare, experimenting with unusual ingredients, and even catching their own dinner.So try a different meal than you are used to this week, would you?

☕️ Akeredolu vs El Rufai

Good morning. According to a recent Finnish collaborative study, standing more often help prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes. Small things matter.

☕️ Sokoto Blackout

Good morning. Two babies were swapped at birth due to a hospital error. The mixup was discovered when the toddlers were 3. Rather than rip the families apart, the collective parents found a way to raise their daughters together—under one roof. Yeah, the truth can be stranger than fiction.

☕️ Iweala Gets Timed

Good morning. There is so much debris in space that angerous encounters are arising as the number of satellites increases. A Chinese satellite got whacked and disabled by a Russian rocket in March. Now, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants to clean up space junk with new company. Big ups, Steve!

☕️ Grazing Bans Continues

Good morning. An amputee who can only walk for 20 minutes at a time has climbed England's three highest peaks - a feat that took him 27 hours. Ben Lovell, 42, had never climbed a mountain before he had to have his right leg amputated.Adversity is a motivation!

☕️ IPOB Strikes?

Good morning. A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection ... After moving to Indiana, David Werking learned that his possessions were missing. "Frankly, David, I did you a big favor getting rid of all this stuff,' his dad said in an email." The judge followed the value set by an expert. I have so many questions.

☕️ DOM Accounts

Good morning. In today's there's-nothing-you-can-believe-in news: The Co-Founder Of The Fact-Checking Site Snopes Was Writing Plagiarized Articles Under A Fake Name. When you can't even trust Snopes to not lie to you anymore.

☕️ A Regrettable Mistake

Good morning. This is a Trip Advisor review for the ages: "I would've highly recommended this hotel.. however and this is a HUGE however, the only deterring factor for my not recommending to others is the fact that my group of friends RESCUED a young girl from a 12 ft+ CROCODILE."To have left the review is brave enough!

☕️ Dwindling Revenue

Good morning. A new study shows domestic cats prefer to eat from a tray of exposed food rather than work their way through a simple puzzle to access their meal, contrary to the behavior of most species.Study confirms the obvious; finds cats prefer not to work for food.

☕️ Judging Judges

Good morning. â€œGrandfluencers” – The name for people 70+ years old, who have a big following on social media with younger fans. A lifetime full of knowledge is a double tap away.The embodiment of “it is never too late”.

☕️ FG on Vaccination

Good morning. Twitter is rolling out its latest feature, Super Follows, which will allow select large accounts to charge their followers for access to tweets. Super Follows will come at a monthly subscription cost of $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99, set by the account owner.Would you pay to follow anyone on Twitter?

☕️ Guide to e-Naira

Good morning. Cure boredom: No matter where you hold your mouse on this website, it will surface a photo of someone pointing at your pointer.  Pretty neat, huh?

☕️ Escape from Jos

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☕️ Russian Help

Good morning. "You are not a horse. You are not a cow." That's a FDA tweet, letting people know to not use animal meds to treat COVID-19.  Someone give this intern a raise.

☕️ NDA Breach

Good morning. A man, his wife and son finished their dinner at a restaurant, then gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work for a long year before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share. There is a lot of goodness out there!

☕️ Hail the King!

Good morning. A man won a lottery...then did it again 11 days later. Tell me how else to spot a reckless time traveller!

☕️ Released Soldiers

Good morning. Last week a hacker successfully stole $600 million worth of cryptocurrency from platform Poly Network. The hacker has returned all but $33 million worth, and yesterday Poly offered the cyber bandit a job as the company's "chief security advisor" and sent a $500,000, no-strings-attached reward.  Who says crime doesn't pay?

☕️ Buhari, Strike & Lecturers

Good morning. Maki Kaji, who created the Sudoku numbers puzzle, has died at 69 of bile duct cancer, his company announced.It's interesting how some people make such silent underappreciated impact across race and nationalities

☕️ Shell Payment

Good morning. According to a Google Trends analysis, the most misspelled word during the pandemic has been "quarantine." Not surprising.

☕️ Debtor Nations

Good morning. The Yale School of Drama announced a $150 million donation from entertainment mogul David Geffen that will make it tuition-free for current and future students. Time to get that drama degree!

☕️ Indonesian Disrespect

Good morning. We still have not gotten over the Olympics. A record 88 countries won a medal in Japan. Hat tip to 1st-time golds for Qatar, Bermuda, and the Philippines.

☕️ SouthEast vs Police

Good morning. A man's dog was stolen. He found the thief, and instead of calling police, he got her into rehab. Empathy!

☕️ PUMA Drama

Good morning. 33-year old Rihanna became a billionaire, according to Forbes. She is worth $1.7B, and is the wealthiest female musician and second richest female entertainer worldwide, after Oprah. Go RiRi!

☕️ Shell Flees

Good morning. David Johnston hasn’t accepted or spent money in nearly two decades. If he sees money on the street, he destroys it or throws it down a drain. How does he eat? Relies on donations by the society. Yeah!

☕️ Haba Kyari

Good morning. Dubai’s government has started using drones to create artificial rain as a way to battle the extreme heat the city faces in the summer. Leadership is everything!

☕️ El-Zakzaky Freed

Good morning. President Muhammadu Buhari this week travelled to the UK for a two-week medical vacation and to participate in the GPE summit.Do you know that this is PMB's 8th medical trip in 6 years

☕️ Ruga Routes

Good morning. Malawi president travels to UK for virtual conference, blames poor internet in his country. He went with a 10-member entourage. He travelled to the UK to connect to the internet? LOL.

☕️ Beware of Cholera

Good morning. Three women discovered they were dating the same man. They dumped him and went on a months-long road trip together.  E for Energy!

☕️ Igboho in Benin

Good morning. A man’s dog was stolen. He found the thief, and instead of calling police, he got her into rehab. This story doesn’t happen without compassion & empathy!

☕️ Dangote's Sugar's Exception

Good morning. Fleets are going the way of the Quibi: After barely a year, Twitter is shutting down its Stories feature, whose life proved to be as fleeting as its name.  Cause of death: "low usage."

☕️ Rivers vs Imo

Good morning. Meet Computer Man. No, really. Computer Man Lim is a 22-year-old Filipino whose parents named him in honor of the Y2K bug. His name is consider so odd that he still can't join Facebook using his birth name. "They won’t accept it. I’ve been trying for years."

☕️ FG Spying

Good morning. a 14-year old prodigy last week became the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She can read 1,150 words per minute and multiply and divide large numbers in her head.  She also holds three Guinness World Records for basketball tricks. One of her dreams is to join NASA. Go girl!

☕️ Sound Sultan

Good morning. Peter, 56, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s three years ago, asked his wife to marry him again after forgetting the couple had wed 12 years prior. Lisa said that as they were watching TV, Peter pointed at the screen and said, “Let’s do it.” â€œAnd I said, ‘Do what?’” she recalled. “And he pointed to the TV, to the scene of this wedding, and I said, ‘You want to get married?’ And he said ‘yes’ and had this huge grin on his face. He doesn’t know that I’m his wife, I’m just his favorite person.” How is that for a dose of swe

☕️ NYSC Not Compulsory

Good morning. I came across the news from California about a 2-year-old becoming the youngest American to become a member of Mensa. Mensa's membership is strictly limited to those who score at the highest levels in IQ tests. Her skills include naming all of the elements on the periodic table, identifying all 50 states by shape and location, learning Spanish and deciphering patternsCan you imagine raising this child?

☕️ Rotation or Nothing

Good morning. Charles Schwab, the brokerage firm, accidentally sent $1.2 million to the Fidelity account of a woman in Louisiana (she had requested $82.56). They tried to contact her repeatedly to recover the funds but she ignored calls, emails, and text messages. Thereafter, she spent some of the funds on a house and an SUV, which have since been seized.  Criminality is simply universal.

☕️El Rufai's U-Turn

Good morning. When travel was shutting down last year, Delta pilot Chris Dennis parked a plane in the desert and left a note to the person who would fly it next."Hey pilots, it’s March 23rd and we just arrived from MSP. Very chilling to see so much of our fleet here in the desert. If you are here to pick it up then the light must be at the end of the tunnel. Incredible how fast it changed. Have a safe flight bringing it out of storage!"The note was found 435 days later when another pilot brought the plane back into service last month.

☕️ Still on Kanu

Good morning.  A certain guy failed his exams and turned to his phone, ''Siri, I didn't pass my exams. Tell me a joke to cheer me up". Siri replied, "What's the difference between you and your grandmother?" "What?", the confused guy asked. Siri: Your grandma passed!  Welcome to the second half of 2021! 

☕️ Nnamdi Kanu

Good morning. The Statue of Liberty is getting a little sister — and the age gap is huge. 137 years after sending the original, France is shipping another Lady Liberty to the US as a gift of friendship. I don't know but I consider it odd when countries give gifts.

☕️ Risking Risk

Good morning. Nestlé acknowledges that 70% of their food products, 96% of beverages and 99% their confectionery and ice cream portfolio aren’t healthy.Not news to me but great that they have published it themselves - but will they change their ways?