Peppa Pig criticised for using the word ‘fireman’ in episode

People have criticised the children’s TV show Peppa Pig after it referred to firefighters as ‘firemen’ in an episode called The Fire Engine. London Fire Brigade (LFB) posted a message on social media saying: “Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years. “Using out of date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents young girls from becoming firefighters.” They say…

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Success’ viral video: Delta suspends school head, sets up panel

The Delta State Government has suspended the head teacher of Okotie-Eboh Primary School in Sapele Local Government Area, Mrs Vero Igbigwe, for allegedly collecting unauthorised fees including examination levies from schoolchildren. This is coming following a viral video that shows a schoolgirl, Success Adebor, protesting against the school’s decision to send her home over her parents’ failure to pay her…

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Sex schedulers: meet the couples who diarise their love lives

How do you keep intimacy alive in a long-term relationship? More and more people are marking it on their calendars, and trying to stick to the commitment

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China’s goths protest after woman told to remove ‘distressing’ make-up on subway

Weibo users post selfies of themselves in full make-up after woman stopped by security from boarding a train

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Court admits dead man’s statement in Fayose’s trial

Adjourns Usoro’s till April 17 A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has admitted in evidence a statement made by the late Justin Erukaa, before his death, in the ongoing N2.2 billion fraud trial of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose. Erukaa was personal assistant to Musiliu Obanikoro, who is testifying against the former governor. In a short ruling yesterday,…

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Germany launches 5G auction amid row with US over Huawei

Germany launches its auction Tuesday for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei. The United States has threatened to end intelligence sharing with Berlin if it does not exclude hardware made by Huawei from the infrastructure, arguing that Chinese equipment could help Beijing spy…

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