Monday, 30 January 2017

Full text of Donald Trump's official statement defending his Executive order against the 7 countries banned

US President Donald Trump earlier defended his executive order banning citizens of 7 countries from entering the United States. He said his policy is similar to the one Barack Obama did in 2011. Read the full text of his statement regarding the order after the cut.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Tekno may have sold his soul to devil – see reasons

We all know that the year has begun on the bright side for the TrippleMG songster, Tekno, who recently sealed a mammoth deal with Sonny Music. Even Wizkid and Davido, who have been running things on the international scene for about a year now have not gone close to sealing such deal. But Tekno, on the wings of Paul Okoye, the CEO of Upfront and Personal, just signed a $4million deal with Sonny Music.

This places him far over Davido and Wizkid in terms of cash, and questions have arisen as to how the singer suddenly bagged such mouthwatering deal with the much coveted international music powerhouse. Only one thing has come to mind, and that’s the possibility that the singer has crossed over to the other side.

Sony Music has been labeled devilish by many musicians in the past. The likes of the late legendary musician Michael Jackson came out openly to criticize the music powerhouse and its leadership, tagging them devilish. Barely some years after the singer made that revelation, he died. Going by this detail and much more, fans don’t suppose that Tekno could attain such height with Sony Music without pledging his allegiance to the devil. Could this be true?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

NEMA refutes claims that its officials were caught re-bagging rice donated by the Govt & Nigerians to IDPs

Some officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were allegedly caught re-bagging rice donated by the government and other donors for the feeding of Internally Displaced Persons. When the story broke, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima ordered an investigation into the theft in order to deal with those responsible. Editorials and reports were done on this in some Media outlets and the agency has now responded via a statement titled 'Re-bagging of IDPS rice'. It reads,

Florida man claims he invented the iPhone, sues Apple for more than $10 billion

A Florida man named Thomas Ross claims he and not Steve Jobs created the iPhone and the iPad, and wants Apple to pay him $10 billion for stealing his idea. Thomas, who has sued Apple Inc. cited his sketches from 1992 as evidence that he was the revolutionary genius behind the iPhone.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Kobe Bryant announces retirement from basketball at age 37

One of the most talented basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers announced yesterday Sunday November 29th that he would retire from professional basketball after the end of this season, his 20th in the NBA.

He announced his retirement in form of a poem on The Players' Tribune website, bringing to a close one of the most decorated careers in the history of the sport. In the poem titled 'Dear Basketball' The 37 year old wrote;

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.

Monday, 23 November 2015

#HealthMonday: The challenge of lung cancer

The challenge of lung cancer

November marks lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer is a leading cause for cancer deaths in the world and is strongly correlated with smoking.

Although the rates of lung cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is lower vs. the rest of the world, it is still important to discuss especially as the rates of tobacco use in Africa is on the rise - if the smoking rate continues to climb, dealing with tobacco-related illnesses such as lung cancer will become more common. Furthermore, secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in people who have never smoked themselves.
Lung cancer may not produce any noticeable symptoms in the early stages. In many people diagnosed with lung cancer, diagnosis is made after the disease has advanced.
As many of these symptoms are general, many people don't suspect lung cancer. And by the time they see a doctor, often the cancer has already started to spread.
Risk factors
While the causes of lung cancer are not fully understood, there are a number of factors associated with the risk of developing the disease. These factors include:
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Environmental factors such as passive smoking, radon exposure and occupational exposures, such as asbestos and diesel exhaust
  • A family history of lung cancer
  • Previous lung diseases such as lung fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and pulmonary tuberculosis.
Reducing the risks
There's no sure way to prevent lung cancer, but you can reduce your risk if you:

Remember, early detection is the best prevention. Consult your doctor as required.

Source: Avon Healthcare

Friday, 20 November 2015

Gunmen attack ‪#‎Mali‬ hotel, take hostages

Gunmen attacked the iconic Radisson hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako on Friday. The attackers are believed to have taken hostages, according to a security sources.
Automatic weapons fire could be heard from outside the luxury 190-room hotel, where security forces have set up a security cordon, according to witnesses.
“A hostage-taking or attempted hostage-taking is in progress,” said FRANCE 24 correspondant Serge Daniel, reporting from Bamako. Daniel said that security forces had established a security perimeter around the hotel and that the hotel was “completely sealed off”.
The identity of the attackers and their motives are not yet known.
“It’s all happening on the seventh floor, jihadists are firing in the corridor,” a security source told AFP.
Witnesses told FRANCE 24’s Daniel that the attackers arrived at the hotel in a car with diplomatic license plates.
The US Embassy in Bamako issued a statement on Twitter stating that it was aware of an, “ongoing active shooter operation at the Radisson Hotel”. Another message said, “The U.S. Embassy staff has been asked to shelter in place. All U.S. citizens should shelter in place. “
Source: AFP

How much sex is enough? Weekly sex makes for happy couples – study

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How much sex is enough? Just once a week is all it takes for optimal happiness among married heterosexual couples and those in long-term relationships, said a US study Wednesday.
The findings are based on surveys of more than 30,000 Americans collected over four decades, and are published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

#‎EFCC‬ Magu orders arrest of agency's directors for allegedly leaking information

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In a bid to sanitize the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, has ordered the arrest of some of the agency's management staff who allegedly leak information about the operations of the agency to online media.
A source within the agency who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Nation;

"The no-nonsense acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has commenced a massive clean-up of the agency with the arrest of some officers. 
Those affected are a director and five officers who are causing disaffection and engaging in corrupt practices. We will not release their names until the investigation is completed.

They were allegedly involved in unauthorised leakages of official information and causing damaging reports based on false information to be published against the commission by bloggers. The action of the officers is prejudicial to discipline and violates their oath of allegiance.