How the Avengers got in shape for Endgame: Scarlett Johansson fasted for 15 hours a day and ‘trained like an Olympian’ while Chris Hemsworth ate 3,500 calories daily to play Thor (photo)

The star studded cast of Avengers: Endgame are known for their incredible physiques a superhuman skill on screen. And the actors work just as hard off-screen as on to maintain their strength and fitness. Scarlett Johansson, 34, who plays Black Widow in the films fasted for up to 15 hours a day to prepare Endgame,[...]

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Traders have taken measures to avoid Poisonous Ponmo in the Market

LAGOS— FOLLOWING warnings by the Lagos State Ministry of Health over the circulation of poisonous cow skin popularly known as ponmo, traders in Lagos yesterday admitted the existence of such products, saying they have shunned the sale. A visit by Vanguard to some markets in Lagos revealed that the traders are aware of the difference[...]

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Pope has asked hairdressers to reduce level of gossip

Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip while feathering locks or painting fingernails.   "Practise your profession in a Christian style, treating customers with kindness and courtesy, and always offering them a good word and encouragement," he said.   Snip split ends[...]

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The end of an era in Japan; Emperor Akihito to abdicate throne today

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, as Japan embraces the end of his reign with an emotion mixed with reminiscence and hopes for a new era. Akihito, 85, in a palace ritual Tuesday, will announce his retirement before other members of the royal family and top government officials. He was to perform private palace rituals[...]

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Dirty naira notes: CBN to unveil currency fitness policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has put together a Clean Note Policy and Banknote Fitness Guideline to ensure the recirculation of clean, fit and high-quality naira notes. According to a statement by the bank, the guideline document will be unveiled on Tuesday, April 30, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.[...]

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FG declares Wednesday May 1st Public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 1st as public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day. In a statement released today April 29th, the Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, commended workers’ effort at ensuring the full implementation of the policies and programmes of government through efficient and effective service delivery to Nigerians and[...]

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Federal Government Claims Foul, over UN Report on Nigerian Population.

ABUJA—The United Nations and National Population Commission, NPC, yesterday, disagreed over Nigeria’s current population figure. While the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, in its 2019 state of the world population report said the country’s population has hit a new high of 201 million, the NPC said the UN’s figure was a mere assumption. However, UNFPA[...]

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Nigerian Army needs N1bn to strengthen own vehicle manufacturing company – Buratai

With its ability to locally manufacture operational vehicles to combat crimes, the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) needs at least N1bn intervention funds, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai said. The army boss said Nigerian Army is sourcing for N1billion to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more[...]

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Czech footballer Josef Sural killed in a minibus crash

International footballer Josef Sural lost his life when a minibus carrying him and his teammates from Turkey's Aytemiz Alanyaspor crashed, the club has said on Twitter. Sural also played for the Czech national team. The 28-year-old midfielder for Turkey's Aytemiz Alanyaspor and the Czech national team, Josef Sural, died in an apparent traffic accident, the[...]

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Breaking: Nigeria’s population now 201 million

he United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria’s population has hit a new all time high of 201 million!   In its 2019 state of the world population report, UNFPA said Nigeria’s growth rate has been at an average of 2.6 percent from 2010 to 2019. The fertility rate among Nigerian women has dropped from[...]

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20 Indian students commit suicide after failing exams

20 students in India have reportedly committed suicide in the past week after a state agency announced their exam scores and they didn't do well.   About 1 million students took the exams in February and March. About 350,000 failed it. The massive failure led to protests from parents, students, and political parties, Fox News reported. Some[...]

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Avengers: Endgame rips up the record books with 1.2 billion opening

The Avengers have assembled to shatter box office records with a $1.2 billion global debut Avengers: Endgame, which closes out the star-studded Marvel/Disney Avengers movie series, hauled in over $350 million (£271 million) in North America alone after breaking preview records on Thursday night (25Apr19), and it is now on track to become the biggest[...]

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Mexican man traps himself in hole dug to spy on his ex

A man in northern Mexico had to be rescued after he accidently trapped himself in a hole that he dug so he could spy on his former girlfriend in violation of a court order to stay away from her, authorities said Sunday. The Sonora state attorney general's office said the 50-year-old man had spent days[...]

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Game of Thrones Epic Battle of Winterfell leaves Fans Perplexed

The third episode of the eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones aired Sunday night was centered entirely around the epic Battle Of Winterfell which resulted in one of the most epic conclusions in television history. When all hope was seemingly loss, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) killed the supreme leader of the White Walkers - The[...]

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Fidelity shoots to be a Tier One Bank in Nigeria

Nnamdi Okonkwo, chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, says his organisation is on track to break into the league of Tier 1 banks by 2022. Okonkwo gave this assurance on Friday during the 31st annual general meeting of the bank where the audited financial report for the year ended December 31, 2018, was presented to[...]

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‘EFCC recovered over Three Billion Naira in Four Months

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered over N3 billion from looters between January and April 2019, The Guardian learnt. A source close to the commission disclosed that the monies were recovered from 16 individuals and business organisations, adding: “N2,244,500,000.00 was forfeited by one Adesola Amosun, N190,828,978,15 by Olugbenga Gbadebo, N101,000,000.00 by Solomon[...]

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