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  • Before we bring back toll plazas
    THE Federal Government appears determined to open more space for the public to play bigger roles in infrastructure construction and management.The post Before we bring back toll plazas appeared first on Vanguard News.
    - 2 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 8:48am -
  • Correcting the flaws in our yam exportation
    IN June, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbe, flagged off with fanfare the first batch of 72 tonnes of yams being exported to Europe and America from the shores of Nigeria. It was another bold step to expand the base of ou
    - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 3:01am -
  • Concession with tax holidays for bad roads
    LATEST news on Nigeria’s troubled road infrastructure is the Federal Government’s concession of road projects to the private sector in exchange for tax holidays, and the request by state governments to take over federal roads in their domains.Th
    - 4 days ago 12 Oct 17, 6:05am -
  • Unifying multiple biometric identity systems
    THE Federal Government’s decision to harmonise the highly proliferated biometric-based identity systems in the country is long over due. Nigeria lacks a centralised national database unlike other countries. Virtually all Federal agencies and privat
    - 5 days ago 11 Oct 17, 5:45am -
  • The good in the North-South exchange of visits
    THE recent exchange of visits by some Northern and South East leaders has undoubtedly reignited the spirit of brotherhood which reckless acts of some elements in authority and youths in the wider society had sought to break over the Biafra agitation.
    - 6 days ago 10 Oct 17, 1:37am -
  • CBN’s policy rates and economic recovery
    THE outcome of the recent 2017 fifth Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, meeting of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was not surprising. The Committee voted to leave all policy rates unchanged (by a vote of six to one), with the Monetary Policy Rate, MP
    - 7 days ago 9 Oct 17, 1:17am -
  • Don’t politicise IDPs’ resettlement
    WITH the nation getting ready to embrace campaigns and elections in the next few months, some people seem determined to politicise efforts being made to resettle Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the Boko Haram-ravaged North East, especially Bor
    - 10 days ago 6 Oct 17, 6:53am -
  • Tax incentives for mining investors
    THE announcement that the Solid Minerals Ministry is proposing tax holidays for investors in the solid minerals sector is not only a step in the right direction, it is also long overdue. In fact, the measure should be extended to other sectors such a
    - 11 days ago 5 Oct 17, 7:09am -
  • Keeping Nigerians away from jails abroad
    CASES of Nigerians languishing in prisons abroad are on the increase. Latest statistics revealed about 170,000 Nigerian citizens are rotting away in jails all over the world.The post Keeping Nigerians away from jails abroad appeared first on Vangua
    - 12 days ago 3 Oct 17, 11:12pm -
  • Keeping Nigerians away from jails abroad
    CASES of Nigerians languishing in prisons abroad are on the increase. Latest statistics revealed about 170,000 Nigerian citizens are rotting away in jails all over the world.The post Keeping Nigerians away from jails abroad appeared first on Vanguar
    - 13 days ago 3 Oct 17, 1:48am -
  • Low capital spending threatens economic recovery
    THE announcement early last month by the Federal Minister of Finance that only N350 billion had so far been released to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, for capital expenditure is a matter of great concern to us and should, indeed, be to a
    - 14 days ago 2 Oct 17, 1:39am -
  • Amnesty International, others should testify
    WE are baffled that Amnesty International, AI, a highly reputable international human rights watchdog, has continued to pass up golden opportunities to present proofs of its serial accusations of human rights abuses against the Nigerian military.The
    - 17 days ago 29 Sep 17, 6:01am -
  • Making telecoms masts safer around people
    The debate on whether radiations from telecommunication masts are dangerous to human health was recently rekindled by the National Environmental Standard, Regulatory and Enforcement Agency, NESREA, Director General, Dr Lawence Anukam. In a television
    - 19 days ago 26 Sep 17, 11:38pm -
  • Our worsening poverty outlook
    WHEN the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, announced that the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, grew by a mere 0.55 per cent in the Second Quarter (Q2) of this year, after declining by -0.91 per cent in the First Quarter (Q1), Nigeria’s official score
    - 20 days ago 25 Sep 17, 11:24pm -
  • Keep Morocco out of ECOWAS
    ON the front burner of West African regional politics now is the quest for Morocco’s membership of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, the only intergovernmental institution formed to foster unity and cohesion among Africa’s We
    - 21 days ago 25 Sep 17, 6:13am -
  • Job vacancies or death traps?
    IT is time that governments at all levels, including the law enforcement and non-statutory vigilante organisations, took more than a passing interest in the rash of “job opportunities” being advertised at prominent junctions, crossroads and paste
    - 24 days ago 22 Sep 17, 7:46am -
  • Caution over hate speech law
    OUR supreme law, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended) guarantees every person freedom of speech. Section 39 (1) מדינות: “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions an
    - 27 days ago 19 Sep 17, 6:29am -
  • Airports concession is welcome
    FEW measures taken by the Buhari administration in the bid to promote rapid economic growth, recovery and development can be compared with the recent announcement by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, that the Federal Government has set u
    - 28 days ago 18 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • No to NGO regulation bill
    WE are worried at strenuous efforts being made to shackle activities of civil society groups, otherwise known as Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs. If allowed to pass, our democratic and civil liberties will suffer a terrible blow, rather than exp
    - 31 days ago 15 Sep 17, 6:54am -
  • Need for emergency shelters
    IN view of the rising spate of man-made and natural disasters, some of which come nearly every year, there is an urgent need for permanent shelters for displaced persons to be erected in communities throughout the Federation.The post Need for emerge
    - 33 days ago 13 Sep 17, 6:00am -

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    • No more hate speeches but hate actions?
      WHEN children ask their father for egg and the father sends them pythons, or scorpions, it portends an omen. I am not the first to make this statement.The post No more hate speeches but hate actions? appeared first on Vanguard News.
      - 1 hour ago 16 Oct 17, 9:26am -
    • Why PDP must not continue in sin
      The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), the leading opposition political party in Nigeria has scheduled to hold its elective National Convention, between November and December, 2017 to elect officers that will replace the National Caretaker Committee (N
      - 5 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 5:11am -
    • Uber and African’s economic transformation
      Multi-modal transport powered by technology is the best The post Uber and African’s economic transformation appeared first on Vanguard News.
      - 11 hours ago 15 Oct 17, 11:54pm -
    • A Shorter Route to Anarchy (1)
      Nigeria is a blessed nation. Both in human and natural resources, we are still the giant of the black world. As it is common to many African societies, we are facing more of self-inflicted problems than external.The post A Shorter Route to Anarchy (…
      - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 9:44am -
    • Aishah Ahmad: A breathe of fresh air at CBN
      When news broke recently of the nomination of Mrs Aishah Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), by President Muhammadu Buhari, though elated, I was conscious of our antecedents as a people.The post Aishah Ahmad: A breathe of
      - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 9:44am -
    • Akwa Ibom: Sacrificing NDDC development on politic’s altar?
      Something very disastrous and repugnant is going on at the highest level of governance in Akwa Ibom State and it will in the end stifle the development and impoverish the people.The post Akwa Ibom: Sacrificing NDDC development on politic’s altar?…
      - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:49am -
    • Erelu Fayemi as King’s College, London Fellow
      Wife of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has been appointed Visiting Senior Research Fellow of the prestigious King’s College, London.The post Erelu Fayemi as King’s College, London Fellow appeared first on Vanguar
      - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:33am -
    • Fortify Africa: Our new business imperative, by Aliko Dangote
      Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, in this piece, speaks on food fortification in AfricaThe post Fortify Africa: Our new business imperative, by Aliko Dangote appeared first on Vanguard News.
      - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:28am -
    • Supernatural Encounter with God’s Authority
      Matthew 8:5-13 tells us Jesus has the power to heal the sick, to deliver the oppressed and He is the Saviour of sinners. When He comes into your life, family, and city, as He did in Capernaum, that awesome power He wields will roll your mountains awa
      - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:28am -
    • Handshake for APC thieves, handcuff for PDP Suspects – Reno
      Last week I wrote about what has turned out to be the biggest corruption scandal in African history-the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation $26 billion can of worms. The post Handshake for APC thieves, handcuff for PDP Suspects – Reno appeare
      - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 4:22pm -
    • ‘Govt recognizes in IPOB’s lust for destruction a trait shared with Boko Haram’
      “If they fail to give us Biafra, Somalia will look like a paradise compared to what will happen to that ‘zoo’ (Nigeria).” These are the words of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the so-called Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The post ‘Govt recogni
      - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 1:39pm -
    • Anambra’s infrastructural deficits
      CONCERNED people of Anambra are disturbed, and rightly so, about the state of the sub-grade intersections, otherwise unprofessionally christened Flyovers in Aroma, Kwata and Amawbia Junctions within the Capital Territory. Before I go further, I wan
      - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 10:01am -
    • Igarra’s fragile peace: Need for a commission of inquiry – Ozioma Olajide-Ogbodo
      IN view of the seemingly fragile peace, killings, and kingship tussle in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry has become more indispensable over the past decade. When established, among other tasks, th
      - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 4:29am -
    • Mr. Aregbesola, The Gardener
      As the clock winds down on his incumbency, some of 'THEM' mouth irritations. They make such noises as: "He is not cutting the grasses well"; "We have fantastic mower to keep the lawns", they critisise.The post Mr. Aregbesola, The Gardener appeared f
      - 4 days ago 12 Oct 17, 6:30pm -
    • How safe is Anambra State?
      TO walk successfully from Bridge Head, to Upper Iweka, in Onitsha, any time in the night is to achieve a feat. This is especially so if the person is carrying personal belongings or money. Not many are able to achieve that these days, no thanks to th
      - 4 days ago 12 Oct 17, 9:15am -
    • How to promote your new business venture
      THE main challenge of any new business is making prospective or first-time customers try out our new product or service. If they are eventually satisfied with your product or service, you will generate loyal customers who will serve as referees to he
      - 5 days ago 11 Oct 17, 10:00pm -
    • AMAPAKABO: First South-South female registrar, Yabatech proved her wealth of experience
      AS you have finally bow out as Registrar of Yaba College of technology, Yaba, Lagos after 8 years of meritorious service; it gladdens my heart, not because you are leaving the office as Registrar, but because of your numerous achievements in the Re
      - 5 days ago 11 Oct 17, 9:43pm -
    • How Osun sustains tempo of masses-oriented education initiative
      It is evident that the present administration in Osun led by Governor Rauf Aregbesola has since inception committed largest chunks of the state's resources to revamp the education sector as this is manifest in the achievements recorded so far.The po
      - 5 days ago 11 Oct 17, 6:12pm -
    • After IPOB, what next?
      Now, having completed the IPOB assignment, the President and his military chiefs must prove to Nigerians that what happened in Abia is not a fluke; it is now time for the big assignment - the herdsmenThe post After IPOB, what next? appeared first o
      - 5 days ago 11 Oct 17, 9:45am -
    • Due Process: Between security votes and oil contracts
      SUCCESSIVE administrations in Nigeria, including the current one claim to promote transparency and accountability by following due process in financial dealings and public procurements. The post Due Process: Between security votes and oil contracts
      - 5 days ago 11 Oct 17, 9:34am -

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      • $5.5bn loan request: PDP, APC at war as FG explains borrowings
        The All Progressives, Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were, yesterday, locked in a verbal combat over the propriety of the Federal Government’s borrowing plan. The face-off follows the administration’s request for
        - 4 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 6:36am -
      • 2019: Don’t rule out automatic ticket for Buhari — APC
        The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was, last night, trying to fend-off possible schisms in the party over the declaration by the South-West caucus that the 2019 presidential ticket would be open to all zones should Preside
        - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 2:38am -
      • Militants threaten to stop oil exploration over Buhari’s special focus on the North
        A coalition of agitators in the Niger Delta said yesterday that it has set off programmed attack troop to bring to a halt further oil exploration and exportation from the region, following the current NNPC outrage and scandalous revelation by the Wor
        - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 7:36am -
      • I’m fair to Ndigbo in appointment – Buhari
        President Muhammadu Buhari Friday said that his government has been fair to the South East geo-political zone in terms of appointment which he said was evidenced in the allocation of four prominent ministerial positions to the zone.The post I’m fa
        - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 10:30pm -
      • Reps to probe Jonathan, Buhari over N11.1bn Aso Rock clinic budget
        THE House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to set up an Ad-hoc committee to investigate former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari’s N11.1 billion State House Clinic budgets between 2015-2017.The post Reps to probe J
        - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 6:25am -
      • Commotion in S-East over ‘vaccine’
        The entire South East zone is currently in commotion, following widespread rumour alleging invasion of schools by men dressed in military uniform and allegedly injecting pupils and students to death with an unknown vaccine linked to monkey pox.The
        - 4 days ago 12 Oct 17, 6:00am -
      • Lack of borrowing will limit govt’s ability to execute projects, says Buhari
        PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking approval for external loan of $5.5 billion to enable the Federal Government finance the 2017 budget.The post Lack of borrowing will limit govt’s ability to execute projects, says Buhari
        - 5 days ago 10 Oct 17, 11:33pm -
      • 2nd Niger bridge, others: Presidency, NASS head for another clash
        Four months after the Presidency reluctantly assented to the 2017 budget based on what it called ‘significant distortions by the National Assembly’, another major conflict between the two arms of government is brewing.The post 2nd Niger bridge,…
        - 7 days ago 9 Oct 17, 1:49am -
      • More rot in police exposed: State govs lobby for Commissioners of Police
        Though not a Police officer, she personifies the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, more than even the personnel.The post More rot in police exposed: State govs lobby for Commissioners of Police appeared first on Vanguard News.
        - 9 days ago 7 Oct 17, 1:18am -
      • $25bn NNPC contract award: PDP, NLC, SERAP, ANEEJ call for Baru’s probe
        The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, yesterday called for immediate investigation into the alleged breach of due process in the $
        - 10 days ago 6 Oct 17, 5:32am -
      • Eminent Nigerians give Baru hard knocks as Senate probes NNPC boss
        THERE are strong indications that the Federal Government would soon intervene to resolve the personality conflict between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nation
        - 11 days ago 5 Oct 17, 2:09am -
      • Kachikwu writes Presidency, accuses NNPC boss of insubordination
        Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has accused Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, of insubordination, and called for the cancellation of the recent appointments in th
        - 12 days ago 4 Oct 17, 9:58am -
      • 2017 Budget: Senate tackles executive, says Nigerians will die, if we continue like this
        THE Senate, yesterday, tackled the Executive arm of government over poor implementation of the 2017 budget and the release of about 15 per cent of the N2.177 trillion voted for capital projects.The post 2017 Budget: Senate tackles executive, says
        - 12 days ago 4 Oct 17, 1:07am -
      • Why FG won’t use 2014 confab report – Presidency
        THE Presidency has once again made it clear that it would not consider the 2014 Confab report, despite calls from some quarters that the recommendations be considered and implemented.The post Why FG won’t use 2014 confab report – Presidency appe
        - 13 days ago 3 Oct 17, 7:00am -
      • Oct 1 speech: Ohanaeze, Ezeife, others blast Buhari
        President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast elicited strong reactions from across the country, yesterday, with Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, taking strong exceptions to the indictment of Igbo leaders over t
        - 14 days ago 2 Oct 17, 1:32am -
      • We won’t allow dismemberment of Nigeria – Buhari
        President Muhammadu Buhari, this morning, acknowledged that calls for the restructuring of Nigeria are “quite proper in a legitimate debate”but noted that the situation “has let in highly irresponsible groups to call for the dismemberment of th
        - 15 days ago 1 Oct 17, 6:02am -
      • FG explains why it labelled IPOB a terrorist group
        THE Federal Govern-ment, yesterday, disa-greed with the United States of America on the status of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.The post FG explains why it labelled IPOB a terrorist group appeared first on Vanguard News.
        - 17 days ago 29 Sep 17, 12:33am -
      • Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Senate
        The Senate, after a two-hour closed-door session, yesterday, declared that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable.The post Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Senate appeared first on Vanguard News.
        - 19 days ago 27 Sep 17, 2:47am -
      • ‘Weak, incompetent party’: Presidency mum as APC fires back at Sagay
        The Presidency was, yesterday, mute as verbal warfare broke out between the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Professor Itse Sagay, one of the key aides directing President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight.The post ‘We
        - 20 days ago 26 Sep 17, 1:14am -
      • Poor state of energy sector: FG’s economic recovery growth plan in danger
        There are strong indica- tions that the realisation of the Federal Government’s 2017-2020 Economic and Recovery Growth Plan, ERGP, may be scuttled as a result of inadequate and unstable power supply in the country.The post Poor state of energy sec
        - 21 days ago 25 Sep 17, 5:27am -

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        • Does CBN fund govt deficit with treasury bills auctions?
          ‘MY brother, Nigeria is managing debt not wealth because a big hole was dug in her pocket after the jamboree called FESTAC, 77. The TB is government borrowing to finance the deficit. If you understand public finance well, you will know it is
          - 5 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 6:00am -
        • Nigerian Army must re-brand itself
          Buhari’s government is just a temporary irritant to our national unity. He will go, just the same way he came. We will then reclaim our country from these medieval-minded ethnic bullies and sectional caterpillars stuffing their guts with our common
          - 11 hours ago 15 Oct 17, 11:45pm -
        • The Authority of the Land, the Law of the Authority
          I agree with the Right Honourable Dogara that the constitution is the grundnorm, our ultimate law, but it is in reality, a contraption which cannot carry the weight of the country; we either brace it and hope it can continue to stand, or build a ne
          - 12 hours ago 15 Oct 17, 11:03pm -
        • What is it about oil that it reveals the worst in us?
          I know this bravado management style runs contrary to the cleansing operations you engaged me to carry out at the inception of your administration.The post What is it about oil that it reveals the worst in us? appeared first on Vanguard News.
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 7:38am -
        • Can APC make all Nigerians equal?
          According to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would not in the name of restructuring attempt to make everyone equal.The post Can APC make all Nigerians equal? appeared first on Vanguard News.
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 7:26am -
        • What does it mean to believe in Jesus?
          The Jews asked Jesus: “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” He said to them: “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he sent.” (John 6:28-29).The post What does it mean to believe in Jesus? appeared first on V
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 3:00am -
        • Buhari’s government and the NNPC contract mess by Obi Nwakanma
          For a long time, when voices opposed to the listlessness, corruption, and lack of clear direction of the current Buhari administration spoke out about it, administration spokespeople – Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina, and Garba Shehu; ו, to a large ex
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 2:10am -
        • The phenomenon of Biafra (12) By Douglas Anele
          Anyway, Gen. Yakubu Gowon in the 1960s as a young military officer was a handsome, charismatic, prim-and-proper product of British military training who, according to Prof. Achebe, deliberately used his personal skills to curry favour from influent
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:49am -
        • Fela Lives As We ‘Look And Laugh’ By Morak Babajide-Alabi
          The trend of the emails I received on the back of the publication of this column last week was the question - why do I ignore issues happening in Nigeria and concentrate energy on the politics of another country?The post Fela Lives As We ‘Look And
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:46am -
        • Every barrier must give way
          Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all aware that the year is moving to its last days, in the name of Jesus, every barrier that has been obstructing your miracle will give way before the year ends.The post Every barrier must give way appeared fi
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:33am -
        • The year of the girl
          No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens” – Michelle ObamaThe post The year of the girl appeared first on Vanguard News.
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:30am -
        • 10 best steps to Smartphone savvy
          This is the world of new technology that you decide either to be a part of or be quite nonchalant about. The truth is that it is important today to make an effort to be smartphone savvy at least have a basic idea. This is a continuation of part one
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:23am -
        • This thing about the youths
          Something strange is happening among the youth. Growing agitations and cravings among the youth are pointers to the fact that the youth in Nigeria need attention.The post This thing about the youths appeared first on Vanguard News.
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 1:23am -
        • Many are called but few are chosen
          SOME people were coming from a mighty crusade along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Millions of people had been in attendance. There was a big traffic jam that stretched for miles and miles.The post Many are called but few are chosen appeared first on
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 9:00pm -
        • Barriers to nationhood – Muyiwa Adetiba
          Things you learn early in life hardly leave you. In fact, they influence the course of your life either for good or ill. I had an Editor during my early years in journalism who drummed certain ‘truths’ into my head which have influenced my practi
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 3:38am -
        • Kachileaks: Matters arising – Sonny Atumah
          Last week the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu had a furious diatribe against the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru. Kachikwu’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on alleged matters of insubordinati
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 3:27am -
        • General Victor Malu: A life of spectacular ironies – Dr. Ugoji Egbujo
          Malu, the General, is dead. He won many battles but succumbed to diabetes at 70. Reputed for hard work and professionalism, Malu was the ideal soldier. He went into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) when military fervour was at its peak, in 1967.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 3:23am -
        • Still on that Ozubulu church shooting – Rose Moses
          By tomorrow, it will be 10 weeks, two full months and a half that the gruesome murder of worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state, happened. And no one or group, yet, seems to have been f
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 2:35am -
        • Rangers: Attacked for not defeating Tanzania – Emeka Obasi
          Unbeatable, that was the other name for Enugu Rangers all through 1974 to the last quarter of 1975. A goalless draw with Tanzanian side, Young Africans, in Lagos meant a different thing to some compatriots who read Civil War meanings to it.The pos
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 2:31am -
        • Kachikwu’s lost war and Buhari’s burden by Azu Ishiekwene
          IF a war foretold does not take the cripple by surprise, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, is in a situation worse than physical handicap. He’s a victim of his own naivety but his appointer could be in a bigger dilemma.T
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 5:20am -

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        • newLondon woman battled agonising Lyme disease for 16 years
          Rhiannon Collins, 23, from Erith, south-east London, was bitten by a tick when she was just four years old. For 19 years she suffered joint dislocation, severe muscle pain and crushing fatigue.
          - 19 mins ago 16 Oct 17, 10:20am -
        • newHEALTH NOTES: Don't forget your malaria pills, Charlie
          Charlie Webster has a warning message to Britons travelling to warmer climates this winter. She is the face of a new campaign to encourage people to take malaria drugs.
          - 28 mins ago 16 Oct 17, 10:11am -
        • Test reveals which vitamins you're deficient in
          As BioCare Clinical Nutritionist, Marta Anhelush, explains, it is useful to know some of the signs and symptoms of potential deficiency.
          - 1 hour ago 16 Oct 17, 9:38am -
        • London experts warn homeopathy is 'quackery'
          Experts at Royal Veterinary College London made their conclusion after reviewing more than 50 animal trials that revolved around homeopathy that took place over three decades.
          - 1 hour ago 16 Oct 17, 9:38am -
        • Lifelike 3D vertebrate lets surgeons practice operations
          EXCLUSIVE Researchers from Nottingham Trent University believe the model will increase doctor's confidence at performing such operations by allowing them to practice in a risk-free environment.
          - 1 hour ago 16 Oct 17, 9:37am -
        • Child model fronted campaigns before her cancer diagnosis
          Daisy O'Leary Pye, 12, from Lee, south-east London, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, after shooting billboard and television ads.
          - 1 hour ago 16 Oct 17, 9:29am -
        • What is the truth about your daily tipple?
          A scientific report last week suggesting that light-to-moderate boozing slashes the risk of an early death by a fifth, but the Chief Medical Officer for England advised there isn't a safe drinking level.
          - 2 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 9:09am -
        • E-cigarettes are being adapted to smoke illegal drugs
          39% of e-cig users use them to take illegal drugs or former 'legal highs', found a study by London's Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Experts say too little is known about the risks.
          - 2 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 8:42am -
        • NHS hospitals to ban family-sized chocolate bars
          Family-sized chocolate bars and grab bags of sweets are to be banned from shops in NHS hospitals as part of a new clampdown. Breaching the rules could see funding restricted.
          - 3 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 8:06am -
        • Women should dye hair max six times a year, claims surgeon
          Professor Kefah Mokbel, of the Princess Grace Hospital in central London, found that women who colour their hair are 14 per cent more likely to suffer breast cancer.
          - 3 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 7:11am -
        • Diet that helps you drop a dress size in just one week
          Daisy Goodwin shared how she was able to go from a size 16 to 14 within 5 days trialing The Gut Makeover. On average most people who follow the plan for four week's lose almost half a stone.
          - 4 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 6:53am -
        • Susie Burrell on nutrients to eat to stay healthy at work
          Australian nutritionist Susie Burrell believes there's a way to manage your meals and the demands of a hectic life, without letting your nutrition take a backseat.
          - 5 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 6:07am -
        • Nip and tuck with Dr Tracy Mountford: Chiselled cheekbones
          An anonymous reader aged 60 asks Dr Tracy Mountford for her advice on sculpting chiselled cheekbones without surgery. Dr Tracy suggests how to restore volume for attractive definition.
          - 9 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 1:16am -
        • MP blasts NHS moves to make doctors ask if you are gay
          An NHS plan for family doctors to ask patients about whether they are gay, straight or bisexual was branded ‘idiotic’ yesterday by MP Philip Davies.
          - 10 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 1:03am -
        • The best exercises for toning your bottom
          Nadya Fairweather recommends easy jump squat exercises to help tone your bottom whilst strengthening your legs and core. Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson also advises the best foods.
          - 10 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 12:31am -
        • Obese are to get free flu jabs for the first time
          Approximately one million adults said to be morbidly obese will qualify for the vaccinations in the United Kingdom after New Zealand and Australia suffered their worst flu outbreak in 50 years.
          - 11 hours ago 16 Oct 17, 12:01am -
        • Why I won't let doctors give my son the flu vaccine
          In Britain, most primary schoolchildren are offered the flu vaccination – it’s a nasal spray rather than a jab these days – for free, which we are told protects them from catching the virus.
          - 1 day ago 15 Oct 17, 12:30am -
        • Weeping is 'like giving yourself a hug'
          The researchers from Siena University Hospital in Italy reviewed several other historical theories about the origins and purpose of weeping.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 10:11pm -
        • Device to spare women from 'stigma of incontinence'
          Stress incontinence is caused by a weakening of the pelvic-floor muscles which control the flow of urine and may affect millions of women in the UK.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 10:08pm -
        • Restaurant tricks putting your child's health at risk
          The exposé, which investigated some of the UK's best-loved dining chains, found a single meal from some children’s menus contained more than a child’s daily calorie intake.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 9:33pm -
        • Hidden hearing aid that can give deaf people 24/7 sound
          NHS England surgeons are restoring deaf patients’ hearing with a revolutionary ‘bionic ear’ implant with no external parts – making it impossible to tell a person has it fitted.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 9:28pm -
        • Every extra two pounds cuts down your life by two months
          Researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe that holding excess weight may shorten a person's life by raising their risk of coronary artery disease. Smoking reduces lifespan the most.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 3:27pm -
        • Magic mushrooms may 'reset' brains of depressed patients
          The active ingredient in magic mushrooms may help depressed patients' brains to 'reboot,' an Imperial College London study shows. Participants reported immediate and lasting improvements.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 3:17pm -
        • Sex addiction is a myth - whatever the famous say
          No sooner had the news about Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault allegations broke than he was claiming to be addicted to sex and checking in to an exclusive clinic, writes DR MAX PEMBERTON.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 1:58pm -
        • There is no such thing as sex addiction, experts say
          Harvey Weinstein was checked into rehab in Arizona for sex addiction on Friday as dozens of women accuse him of rape, sexual assault or inappropriate behavior.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 1:58pm -
        • NHS plans could see patients banned from A&E
          Dr Helen Thomas, national medical adviser for integrated urgent care at NHS England, said they 'may well pilot' such plans to slash A&E waiting times.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 7:17am -
        • Christine Bailey reveals the 3-day happiness diet
          Christine Bailey, a nutritional therapist based in London, is the author of new book, The Brain Boost Diet Plan. Here she reveals some extracts to get you feeling great.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 4:54am -
        • FDA to make smaller condoms for US men's smaller penises
          The average erect penis in America is 5.57 inches, about an inch shorter than the standard condom size. The FDA has made a policy change that will allow companies to make smaller condoms.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 3:43am -
        • Retirement time-bomb in the GP workforce is exposed
          Official figures show that 41 per cent – around 10,000 doctors – are 50 or over and are expected to quit within the next five to ten years.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 1:05am -
        • Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year
          The Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency found 520,400 premature deaths in 41 European countries were caused by air pollutants from fossil fuels in 2014.
          - 2 days ago 14 Oct 17, 12:16am -
        • Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmer on avoiding Aussie flu
          Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmer has given her tips to prevent getting ill. Her warning comes after fears have been raised that a severe strain of Aussie flu is headed to Britain.
          - 2 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:58pm -
        • New York teen finds panic attacks caused by brain tumor
          Chasin Mizrahi thought he was having panic attacks for six years before he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The 19-year-old from Buffalo, New York is now free of the tumor, attacks, and therapy.
          - 2 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:02pm -
        • Prima ballerina describes battle with trichotillomania
          Alexandra Meister, 27, was diagnosed with trichotillomania when she was 14. The professional ballerina from Aurora, Ohio, dances with Nashville Ballet and struggles with the urge to pull her hair.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 10:26pm -
        • Lindsey Hubley contracts flesh-eating bacteria after birth
          Lindsey Hubley, 33, gave birth to her son at a hospital in Nova Scotia. She is now suing the hospital after she contracted necrotizing fasciitis which left her with all four limbs amputated.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 8:57pm -
        • The bizarre ways Fall can affect our health
          While we've all heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), there are many other conditions that are more likely to strike in fall, once summer has become a distant memory, Dr Sarah Brewer explains.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 8:26pm -
        • Foods Natalie Portman's cut out to clear her adult acne
          With her skin looking flawless, you would never imagine that Natalie Portman once had an acne problem. The Oscar winner actress has shared how she overcame the skin condition.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 7:51pm -
        • Fathers get the baby blues just as bad over preterm birth
          Fathers are just as likely to be worry and develop depression as mothers are when couples are faced with the possibility of a preterm birth, according to a new study conducted in Frankfurt, Germany.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 6:22pm -
        • Father's diet before conception impacts child's health
          Researchers from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, studied male fruit flies and the type of diet they consumed. They found that those who consumed a low carb and high protein diet had healthier offspring.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 5:22pm -
        • Common hair loss drug could slash risk of prostate cancer
          EXCLUSIVE: South Korean scientists discovered men taking the male pattern baldness drug finasteride, used by US President Donald Trump, slashed their PSA levels by a third.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 4:33pm -
        • Man, 63, suffered AMNESIA due to a cryo-chamber
          The unnamed male, 63, believed to be from Switzerland, was hospitalised after presenting with sudden memory loss 30 minutes after leaving a -140C 'cryo-chamber'.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 4:12pm -
        • Robots could soon replace hospital porters
          The 'Noah' bots (pictured) distribute supplies in the Guangzhou Women and Children's Hospital in the capital of South China’s Guangdong Province.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 3:27pm -
        • Women's brains don't need to 'turn off' in order to orgasm
          A woman’s brain gets more active, not less, as she approaches orgasm, a new study finds. Researchers in New Jersey overturned previous research on how orgasm affects the brain.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 2:08pm -
        • Daily dose of broccoli could prevent heart disease
          Researchers from Penn State University found mice fed a diet supplemented with broccoli are better able to tolerate digestive issues. This may be due to a substance in broccoli that promotes gut health.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 1:59pm -
        • Moss helps reduce sore throat pain and germs multiplying
          EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic moss, which is similar to the plant that grows throughout Europe, could be a new remedy to ease your pain and rasping voice, according to an array of research.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 1:20pm -
        • Coconut water is full of hidden sugar
          Twelve coconut water batches were obtained by Food Standards Agency inspectors at the Port of Felixstowe earlier this year. Seven of the products they intercepted contained added sugar.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 1:09pm -
        • Cancer treatment lets survivors pass on their tumour genes
          Professor Maciej Henneberg from the University of Adelaide believes modern medicine allows genetic material that predisposes people to poor health to be passed on between generations.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:57am -
        • Jillian Michaels' new video shows how to get a peachy bum
          The LA fitness fanatic shows the exercises to get a deep burn in your buttocks. Jillian Michaels, 43,demonstrates squats using a resistance band and on a balance ball with dumbbells.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:24am -
        • Bangladeshi man with huge tumour hasn't walked in 40 years
          Haroon Patwari, 53, from Narayanpur in Chandpur district, has his whole body riddled with tiny tumours, one of which has grown to enormous proportions on his upper right leg.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 10:53am -
        • Sally Davies warns of 'post-antibiotic apocalypse'
          Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's chief medical officer, said without the drugs, caesarean sections, cancer treatments and hip replacements would become incredibly 'risky'.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 10:30am -
        • Children who trap their fingers in doors have amputations
          The British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons recommends parents fit safety latches onto doors in their homes to prevent the approximate 30,000 children who trap their fingers each year.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 9:50am -
        • CDC reveals a fifth of American children are now obese
          A new CDC report has highlighted the escalating obesity crisis in the US, stating that now one-fifth of underage Americans are obese. The problem is particularly bad for black and Hispanic children.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 8:29am -
        • Can diet really protect you from dementia?
          Neurologist-turned-restaurant owner Dr Alon Seifan explained his reasons for opening Honeybrains, a high-end 'fast food' cafe with a menu that promises only brain-healthy meals.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 8:28am -
        • Women encouraged to leave bra at home for No Bra Day
          No Bra Day takes place in the UK on October 13 – in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It aims is to raise awareness and encourage women to check their breasts.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 7:58am -
        • Bizarre 'vagina facial' trend using cucumber ups HIV risk
          The craze involves inserting the peeled fruit into intimate parts before twisting it around. Dr Jen Gunter, from Canada, says it upsets the natural pH balance of your intimate bits.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 7:09am -
        • NAMS study finds women are more sexually-fluid than men
          A University of Utah psychologist explains that middle may be the opportune time for women to explore sexual fluidity that's been there all along.
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 1:18am -
        • Ingrown hair account Tweezist is your new guilty pleasure
          An Instagram account called Tweezist shows nothing but ingrown hairs being removed from people's skin. It has 18,000 followers who find the removals mesmerizing.
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:14pm -
        • Psychologist breaks down how to spot a sexual predator
          More than 30 women have come forward to tell their stories of how Harvey Weinstein (left) sexually assaulted them. Among them are Angelina Jolie (top) and Cara Delevingne (bottom).
          - 4 days ago 12 Oct 17, 10:36pm -
        • Handful of nuts a day could prevent type 2 diabete
          Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney suggest making a simple change in people's diets could prevent the condition that has reached alarming levels worldwide.
          - 4 days ago 12 Oct 17, 9:22pm -
        • How to prevent racial bias in kids, a psychologist reveals
          Psychology focuses on racial bias in adults. But by that point, prejudices may be firmly entrenched. Gail Heyman, a psychologist at UC San Diego, is researching how to counter it in children.
          - 4 days ago 12 Oct 17, 8:02pm -

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        • Natural medicine, diagnoses and health disorders (2)
          Recently I was invited to present a paper on Natural Medicine as a reliable remedy for diverse health disorders. The Organiser of this workshop is a Professor and he was a benefactor of our herbs having being married for well over seven years without
          - 2 days ago 13 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • Egg intake doesn’t cause heart attack – PAN
          The Director General of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Onallo Akpa has denied claims that egg consumption causes or increase chances of heart attack (cardiovascular disease). He said on the contrary, the right intake of egg builds human immune
          - 3 days ago 13 Oct 17, 2:23pm -
        • ‘Good nutrition vital for child development’
          A child’s nutrition and safety, especially in school, should never be compromised, the Founder/Chairman of Avi Cenna International School, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr. Darwish Foudeh,, has said. He spoke when a safety compliance certificate was conferred on t
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • WHO, NAFDAC partner on eradicating fake drugs
          The Federal Government has introduced drug Coordinated Wholesale Centres (CWCs) to check the menace of fake and falsified medical products in the country even as it warned that by end of December next year, all open drug markets will be shut. Ministe
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • Commissioner: no room for quacks in Sokoto labs
          Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Dr Balarabe Shehu Kakale has said there is no room for quackery in the medical laboratories in the state. He urged the management of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) to join hands with hi
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • Centre offers free heart check, others
          The Grays Cardiology Centre, a member of The Reddington Hospital Group, has offered free heart check, ECG, blood pressure check, blood sugar and eye check to Nigerians in celebration of the World Heart Day. Hundreds of Nigerians, who visited the Gray
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • LUTH gets award
          The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has been tipped for the Amity Awards. The organisers said the awards would hold on October 22 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos to celebrate the personalities who were instrumental to the achievement
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • Cancer of Cervix: Prevention and treatment
          Cervix is the thick muscular support at the neck of the womb. The purpose of the cervix is to support the pregnancy from early loss. Containing a channel at its centre, to a large extent, the cervix also controls what goes into the womb: Such as sper
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • ‘Watch your diet, lifestyle to avoid cancer ’
          Nigerians have been urged to avoid anything that can aggravate cancer formation in them. According to a Senior Registrar, Dr Olurotimi Olumide of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba daily food, such
          - 3 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
        • Are your heart and blood vessels dying? (2)
          Going by responses to the first part of this series, POMEGRANATE should become one of the nutritional supplements many people challenged with heart ailments will look out for in 2018. Dr. Syed Zair Hussain, of Pakistan, aroused interest in Nigeria, w
          - 4 days ago 11 Oct 17, 11:00pm -

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