'Laziness has won': apostrophe society admits its defeat

Organisation formed in 2001 to preserve punctuation mark comes to a full stop A society dedicated to preserving the “much-abused” apostrophe is to be shut down as its chairman said “ignorance and laziness” had won. John Richards, who worked in journalism for much of his career, started the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001 after he…

Hands-on training for young creatives at Lagos Fringe Festival

The Lagos International Fringe Festival, which had as theme ‘Creative Transitions’ kicked off its second edition on November 19, and featured a diverse range of artistic works from artists based in several countries within and outside Africa. This year’s edition was designed to enhance the abilities of prospective actors, producers, and scriptwriters by structuring workshops…

A Boston College student is accused of telling her boyfriend to kill himself. She just made their last text messages public By Nicole Chavez, Anna Sturla and Eric Levenson, CNN Updated 1 hour ago Nov 22, 2019.

(CNN) – A former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself appears to have pleaded with him to “stop,” according to text messages released by a public relations firm representing her. Inyoung You, 21, was indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with death of Alexander Urtula, 22, who jumped…

Kenya’s ‘World’s Best Teacher’ gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor By Aisha Salaudeen, Earl Nurse, and Briana Duggan, CNN Nov 21, 2019.

(CNN) – In a small overcrowded classroom in Pwani village, rural Kenya, Peter Tabichi teaches his students science. Born in Kiisi, 37-year-old Tabichi is from a family full of teachers. In March, he won the Varkey Foundation 2019 Global Teacher Prize for his achievements in the remote and overpopulated Keriko Mixed Day Secondary school where…

Enforcing the right of every Nigerian child

Dear Naija children, thirty years ago – long before many of you were born – the world came together to write a document that would help to defend and protect your rights. They did this because they recognized that childhood is a very precious time – a time when you must be able to grow…

For heart disease, meds may work as well as invasive surgery, major trial shows By Michael Nedelman, CNN Nov 16, 2019.

Philadelphia (CNN) – High-risk patients with stable heart disease may fare just as well on medications alone, versus having invasive heart operations such as stents and bypass surgeries, according to a major trial. The results were presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s yearly conference. While the invasive procedures were found to improve chest pain…