What if you find out you can live longer, be more productive, avoid diseases and keep your brain functioning much longer if you fast? Well, in this video by TEDx, Mark Mattson – the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging and a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University proves just that.
Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

A Nigerian couple had their children taken by Bexley Social Services in UK after their eldest son made a false allegation of child abuse against them. Despite the boy retracting his allegation
(he thought he would get some new trainers by going into foster care for a month), and them being acquitted in the Crown Court, social services still will not give these parents back their children. Video by ChristianVoiceUK 

The president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has hit back at the U.S for condemning his intention to run for third term. 
A referendum recently passed by 98% in Rwanda says Kagame could run for 3rd term and possibly remain in power till 2032. After the U.S State Department said in a statement that

Washington was “deeply disappointed” by his decision to not step down ahead of the 2017 poll, Kagame took to Twitter to hit back:

A 25-year-old Kenyan man has chopped off his penis because girls kept turning him down. Leonard Kimotho from Kirinyaga County, caused a stir in his community when he used a sharp knight to chop it off on new year’s day!
He said it’s a protest for being turned down by the women he was trying to date.

Kimotho’s parents were left dumbfounded. They called the area chief, Emmaculate Wanjiru Njoka who said,
“A family from Kiorugari called and informed me their son had chopped off his manhood. They say after secretly performing the act on himself, he rushed out of the house while bleeding profusely.”
Leonard was taken to the hospital with his severed manhood in a polythene bag. However, doctors advised the family to take him to Kerugoya Level 4 Hospital because his condition was severe.
According to Njoka, doctors at Kerugoya Level 4 Hospital have said they will try their best to reattach the manhood.

In this episode of KIRWA, Nigerian President says he has technically defeated Boko Haram, but has he? 

So, should the Nigerian army kill hundreds of Shiite Muslims just for blocking the road?

Also, Adeola features passengers boarding a plane with a ladder in Bauchi State. 

In Zambia, there’s an uproar as the President makes a pardoned rapist the ambassador for the fight against gender violence.

In Rwanda, a referendum now allows President Paul Kagame to run for third term and to possibly stay in power till 2034.

This week on Dr. Damages, the great Trent online newspaper named former President Goodluck Jonathan the man of the year 2015? Dr. Damages tells you the real reason behind that great honor. Once you hear it, you will join in rejoicing.

If you believe Trent online newspaper, President Buhari will be spending N1.7 Billion on food in 2016. Dr. Damages puts on his investigative journalism hat to probe why Buhari’s Aso Rock may be more expensive than Jonathan’s Aso Rock.

As a public service, Dr. Damages puts on his onyokometer to guide you on the changes to expect in the New Year and how to make it a great one. Before you listen to the prophets, listen to Dr. Damages as he breaks it down for you.

The good doctor also breaks down Father Mbaka’s visit to Buhari in Aso Rock and what that means for Buhari and Nigeria in 2016.

Of course, the doctor answers your emails and tells you news making headlines across Nigeria this week. 

A Togolese scientist has invented the world’s most affordable wireless communication system, transmitting voice, internet, and video connections. Several powerful countries have approached Victor Agbégnénou, but he has refused to sell the patent rights to them.

This innovation could revolutionize the world of the telephony. Known as PWCS (Polyvalent Wireless Communication Systems), this could potentially reduce the digital divide between the west and Africa.

Each time I watch this funny interview, I ask myself “how come most African presidents don’t do things like this?” By the way, during the interview, Obama briefly talked about world leaders that refuse to leave power even when they’re old are barely able to take care of themselves.
By far, I think Obama is America’s coolest president, but don’t take it from me, watch for yourself. 
Also I’m sure there are African presidents that would do something like this, so let me know if your president is one of them.

President Barack Obama was Jerry Seinfeld’s first guest in the seventh season of his online talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” that opened on Dec. 30th.

This woman is the definition of bravery. Meet Fadumo Dayib,  a 42-year-old woman that wants to be Somalia’s first female president.

The mother of four says she has been receiving death threats since she declared her intention to run. She however says nothing will stop her from running. 
“What can Alshabab do to a woman who has died 4 times? I died when I was born, I died when I was mutilated, I died on my wedding night and I died when I gave birth to my first child. I am not afraid of death,” she said.

“I’d rather die for something I believe in, than live and be dead inside, because I don’t believe that a woman belongs either in a house or in a grave. That’s why I am running for Presidency,” she added.

Fadumo was born in Kenya to Somali parents. As a child, her family was deported back to Somalia, but when the civil war broke out they were forced to leave again, ending up in Finland.
She didn’t learn to read and write until the age of 14, but went on to earn masters degrees in health care and public health. It was through her work with the United Nations that she realized she wanted to do more to help the people of Somalia.
She recently graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

The election date is yet to be fixed.

By all means, the highlight of tonight’s Headies award was the drama between rapper Olamide and producer Don Jazzy. Angry that his protege Lil Kesh lost the most coveted NEXT Rated award to Mavin record’s Reekado Banks,
Nigerian rapper and YBNL boss Olamide let out some curse words before giving both middle fingers as he left the stage. 
In response, Don Jazzy asked if Olamide would like to come for the car given out for the award.


So sad to hear that fire broke out Thursday at the popular Address hotel near Dubai’s massive New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which ran up at least 20 stories of the building. The building is near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper at 828 meters (905 yards).
The good news is, no injuries have been reported following the outbreak according to the general director of the city’s Civil Defence department.

Major General Rashed al-Matrushi told pan-Arab television channel Al Arabiya: “There are no injuries, thank God … of course, it will not affect the celebration”.

This is a powerful video, and I do agree with everything he said!
After living in America for about two decades, Patrick Awuah returned to Ghana to start a university that can train responsible leaders that would hopefully transform Ghana. Awuah left his job at Microsoft, where he earned millions as program manager to set up Ashesi University in Accra. 

“If the current leadership core was educated a certain way, if they were problem solvers, if they had deep compassion for society, we would be in a different place,” he said. His University is known for innovative curriculum, high tech facilities, and strong emphasis on leadership. 

Below are pictures of Ashesi University: