This Morning: Boy, 9, needs to raise £100k by Wednesday to pay for life-saving stem cell transplant

The family of a boy who is battling a rare form of blood cancer say they’re desperate to raise £95,000 by Wednesday to pay for his life-saving stem cell transplant.  Nathaniel Nabena, nine, lost his eye to Myeloid Sarcoma last September and travelled to the UK from Nigeria with his family for a private specialist eye prosthetic in London … Read more

Germany will return 440 ancient Benin Bronzes to Nigeria 125 years after they were ‘looted’

In December 1896, Britain’s Acting Consul-General in the region, James Phillips, embarked on an expedition to depose Oba Ovonramwen, the king of Benin. In his letter to Lord Salisbury, the Foreign Secretary, Phillips wrote: ‘I have reason to hope that sufficient ivory would be found in the King’s house to pay the expenses incurred in removing … Read more

Two ‘Benin Bronzes’ due to return to Nigeria were made in 1980s and have no links to colonialism

Two ‘Benin Bronze’ sculptures gifted to the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1982 that are set to be repatriated to Nigeria were made in the 1980s, officials have said.  Sculptures and plaques made for royalty in the former Kingdom of Benin and seized by British forces in 1897 have been the subject of growing calls for … Read more

Ade Adepitan recalls his travel memories, including almost being kidnapped in Mexico City

TV presenter and Paralympian Ade Adepitan recalls his travel memories, from almost being kidnapped in Mexico City to an encounter with a rude passenger on a BA flight By Margaret Hussey For The Daily Mail Published: 09:46 BST, 20 April 2021 | Updated: 09:52 BST, 20 April 2021 This week TV presenter and Paralympian Ade … Read more

Oldest ever evidence of HONEY is discovered in 3,500-year-old pottery shards

People living in West Africa 3,500 years ago were hunting wild bee hives for their honey and storing it in pots, scientists have discovered.  Beeswax residue was found intact on recently excavated shards of pottery from the Nok people of Nigeria — the oldest evidence of honey hunting ever found.   Pottery fragments reveal beeswax was … Read more

How Prince Philip’s one-liners brightened up his (and our) day… but his critics called them gaffes

His incredible energy and sense of public duty saw Prince Philip through countless official engagements over the course of his 73-year marriage. Yet it is the unashamedly politically incorrect comments he made on such occasions which attracted most attention. Here is a selection of the most memorable…  ON STATE VISITS ‘You look like you’re ready … Read more

Convicted Nigerian fraudster is allowed to STAY in the UK after claiming he is BISEXUAL

Convicted Nigerian fraudster  who claimed less than 24 hours before deportation that he was BISEXUAL is allowed to STAY in UK The unnamed crook, from Nigeria, was jailed for five and half years in 2015  Home Office began the deportation process but were met with a series of delaysFraudster then claimed that he was bisexual and … Read more