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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade dies at 85


 Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has died at the age of 85. He was reportedly flown to UK in an air ambulance after he became unconscious following his illness.Family sources say he died at about 5pm today after a brief illness.The late Oba is survived by wives and children.

KISSING overtakes smoking as leading risk for head and neck cancers: Top doctor warns of 'tsunami' of oral human papilloma virus cases

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Kissing has overtaken smoking and drinking as the leading risk factor for developing head and neck cancers.

The humble French kiss can pass on human papilloma virus (HPV), and Head of Maxillofacial and Head and neck Surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Dr Mahiban Thomas, said the virus was responsible for 70% of head and neck cancer cases.

Dr Thomas told Daily Mail Australia if you became infected by HPV in the oropharynx, your risk of developing head and neck cancer was 250 times higher than that of someone without the virus.

While most commonly associated with cervical cancers, HPV can affect both men and women.

There are more than 100 types of the virus, but only about eight ‘high risk’ strains of HPV that can cause cancers in the oropharynx.

Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death over war crimes

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A court in Libya has sentenced Col Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.
More than 30 close associates of the deposed leader were on trial, accused of suppressing protests during the uprising.
Saif al-Islam was not present in court and gave evidence via video link.
He is being held by a former rebel group from the town of Zintan that refuses to hand him over.
Former head of intelligence for the Gaddafi regime, Abdullah al-Senussi, is among those also facing the death penalty.
SOURCE:PUNCH

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Apollo Hospital Series on Childhood Cancer Causes and Risk Factor

What are the risk factors and causes of childhood cancer?

Cancer begins in the cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, new cells form as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. The extra cells can form a tumor. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Malignant tumor cells can invade nearby tissues or break away and spread to other parts of the body.
Children can get cancer in the same parts of the body as adults, but there are differences. Childhood cancers can occur suddenly, without early symptoms, and have a high rate of cure. The most common children's cancer is leukemia. Other cancers that affect children include brain tumors, lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Treatment may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
A risk factor is anything that affects the chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors.

THE TOP 4 EMERGING DIGITAL BANKS IN NIGERIA by Celestine Achi



       Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future

Digital is changing the world as well as the way banking is perceived by today’s digital consumer - the Generation Y.  By far, the most frequent touch point between financial institutions and their digital consumers today is online. We believe the banking industry is on the verge of a huge leap forward and that a tremendous opportunity exists in designing a better online banking experience. 


To stay profitable and grow in the new digital economy, banks need to adopt a customer-centric business model, diversify online delivery of products and services channels, and begin making meaning from valuable trails of digital information. There is no question that banking is quickly becoming a digital business, supported by enhanced online and mobile experiences from traditional financial institutions as well as new market entrants. But how ready is the banking community for this transformation?


We also cannot over emphasize the rapid rise in the use of the internet and mobile devices, and the accompanying expansion of social media and data analytics, that is increasingly changing the way businesses operate. According to Mary Meeker who delivers an annual Internet Trends Report each year, there are now 2.8 billion Internet users globally, up 8% in 2014, and 2.1 billion smartphone users, up 23 percent in 2014.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Breaking news: El Rufai sacks 20 perm secs

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Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state yesterday announced the sacking of 20 permanent secretaries from Kaduna State civil service and the appointment of new officials to fill some positions in his government.
A statement signed on his behalf by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday made available to newsmen  in Kaduna said the reason for sending home the Permanent Secretaries was to cut the cost of governance and free more funds for developments.
Reads parts of the statement: “In line with its resolve to cut the cost of running government, the Kaduna State Government has announced the retirement of 20 permanent secretaries.
“This decision follows the streamlining of ministries in the state from 19 to a leaner 13, as part of efforts to free up resources to be used for providing schools, hospitals, roads and other public goods.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Eagles: Odegbami, Amiesimaka, others hail Oliseh’s choice

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Several of the harshest critics of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have given their blessings to the proposed hiring of ex-Nigeria skipper Sunday Oliseh as new coach of the Super Eagles.
Oliseh is expected to soon sign a five-year contract with the NFF after Stephen Keshi was fired as the country’s coach.
Ex-internationals Adokiye Amiesiemaka and Segun Odegbami have often been critical of the way football is run in Nigeria, but they have now applauded the engagement of Oliseh as the Eagles new coach.
“I give my 100% for the appointment (of Oliseh),” praised Amiesiemaka, who won Nigeria’s first AFCON winners’ medal in 1980.

Buhari rejects N400m armoured cars


President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down an offer by the Federal Government to buy 5 new armoured Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars for his use. The cars which cost is about N400m were planned to be purchased by the State House.

A source close to the presidency told journalists on Thursday that Buhari found out about the plan when the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr. Nebolisa Emodi, briefed him of his ministry’s activities on Wednesday.

Angry at the revelation, the President was said to have told Emodi that the purchase was unnecessary. Describing it as a waste of scarce resources, the source said Buhari told the permanent secretary that the cars he inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan were good enough for him. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

China's Richest Billionaires Lost $195 Billion In One Month Amid Stock Market Rout

China’s stock slump is causing pain to millions of Chinese – billionaires and mom-and-pop investors alike.
When FORBES published our World’s Billionaire List in March, China’s wealthiest men had 
impressive aggregate fortune of $565 billion – that’s $200 billion up from the year before. But the stock market rout in the past two weeks has taken a toll on the country’s rising super rich. The 205 Chinese billionaires currently tracked by the Forbes Real-time Billionaires List have lost a total of $195 billion since the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index hit its peak on June 12.
China’s richest man Wang Jianlin, who briefly edged out Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to the world’s 10th richest man in June, lost $6.5 billion as share prices of his two public companies fell (to be sure, he’s still worth $32.3 billion as Asia’s richest man). After Tencent’s stock dropped 13% on Wednesday, its chairman Pony Ma lost $1.2 billion on a single day. Copper and cable entrepreneur Wang Wenyin suffered the most with a staggering $7.3 billion loss in the past month, more than any other Chinese billionaire on our list.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

South-West APC slams Buhari over ethnic-based appointments, rejects Saraki, Dogara

South-West states’ chairmen of the APC, have decried the pattern of appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari saying all of them had ethnic slant. They said aside his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, every other appointments so far made by Buhari have been from the core North and all of them northern Muslims. 

The party chairmen also vowed not to recognize the emergence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara until the crisis in the National Assembly is resolved by the party. In a joint statement they issued yesterday, the chairmen vowed to resist any attempt by some elements in the party to humiliate the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

20 killed in bomb blast at government lodge in Zaria, Kaduna state



According to the state governor, Mallam El Rufai, at least 20 people were killed in the terrorist attack. There was a verification exercise for civil servants going on at the lodge when the bomb exploded. Most of the people killed were civil servants.Read more tweets after the cut

Monday, July 6, 2015

How To Find Potential Business Partners When You’re A “Nobody”

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Most entrepreneurs with any experience will tell you that finding a business partner isn’t easy.

So, when you’re a “nobody”, that can present some additional challenges. You’re probably not going to be able to partner up with someone more known than you are. At the very least, it’s not going to prove easy.

But working alone is hard, and having a partner can add a lot of perspective to your business. You can share in your tasks, keep each other motivated, leverage your connections, and pool your ideas together.

That’s a good thing, because sometimes your money-making ideas aren’t all that good.

So here are some steps you can follow to find the right partner.

Step #1: Begin Your Search

Everyone has to start somewhere, so even if you’re not sure where to begin, you just have to get started.

Even though you may have to do quite a bit of looking around, odds are you won’t have to go very far.

The reality of the situation is that the best candidates are right in your locality. Why? Because you’ll have a harder time communicating and working with someone who lives at a distance.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Stakeholders say Keshi‘s sack, a hasty decision

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Lagos – Football stakeholders on Sunday described the termination of Stephen Keshi’s appointment as the coach of the Super Eagles as a hasty decision.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on July 4 terminated his appointment.
Friday Ekpo, an ex-international said he was not surprised at the development, saying the decision was taken at the wrong time.
“It’s not a surprise to me because this issue has been lingering for a long time but the timing is not right.
“The qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is on and I hope this decision won’t affect our chances of qualifying,” he said.
Felix Owolabi, another ex-international expressed his displeasure over the NFF decision to sack Keshi.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Nigerian transgender Stephanie Rose formerly known as Dapo Adaralegbe speaks on her life




More on Dapo Adaralegbe, the first Nigerian transgender who was born a boy, but now lives in the Netherlands as a woman named Stephanie Rose. I shared his photos here some days ago. Below is something the former Law student of Obafemi Awolowo University who was expelled in 2001 said in an interview talking about his life, growing up and sexuality before he eventually left Nigeria
“I was studying Law at the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ife. I am of the 1995 set, but I had to leave school in 2001 because of pressures. People were too harsh on me; they did not understand me at all. When I was in school, the school authorities got to know that I slept with my fellow male students. There was also an incident when I had to be admitted in the hospital. I was bleeding from the anus and I had bad pile arising from sexual intercourse.

County Clerk Resigns Over Gay Marriage Legalization | Says “I Choose to Obey God Not Man”

According to Fox News, as county clerk, Barnette had issued marriage licenses in Mississippi, USA for 24 years. However, she abruptly resigned on Tuesday.
An excerpt of her resignation letter reads:
I choose to obey God rather than man…I am a follower of Christ and I believe strongly that the Bible is my final authority. The Bible teaches that a marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Therefore, because of the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, I can no longer fulfill my duties as Circuit Clerk and issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.
Further commenting on the matter, she said:

Saraki, Lawan, Dogara, Gbajabiamila resolve differences

The leadership cri­sis rocking the National Assem­bly has been re­solved , All Progressives Congress(APC) gover­nors announced yester­day.
Speaking after a mara­thon meeting between the governors and all parties in the National Assembly crisis, Imo State Gover­nor and Chairman of APC Governors’ Forum Chief Rochas Okorocha, said the parties have agreed to work together.
Present at the meeting include, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speak­er, Hon Yakubu Dogara, Sen Ahmed Lawan, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon Pally Iriase , scores of sen­ators and Reps members and all APC governors.

Friday, July 3, 2015

10 Reasons You're Not a Millionaire -- Yet

10 Reasons You're Not a Millionaire -- Yet
Many people out there desperately want  to be millionaires, and why wouldn’t they? While money may not buy happiness it can buy a better, less stressful and more fulfilled life. However, before you can be a millionaire you need to have the right strategy and know the reasons why you haven’t met this goal already.

Everybody who wants to be millionaire but isn't has excuses. “I didn’t pick the right career,” “I can’t afford the schooling,” or “I don’t have time.” These are not reasons, but just excuses and excuses only get in the way of your success. Here are 10 reasons why people do not become millionaires.

1. You have no one guiding you in the right direction.
You need to surround yourself with positive people. Most importantly, you need to find someone you can trust that will help guide you in the right direction. The people you trust most should be the ones pushing you towards success. This is one advantage I did not have early on. I am entirely self-taught, which is why I have created my mentoring program to give that advantage to others.

2. You aren’t willing to make sacrifices.
You really cannot have your cake and eat it too, there are things that you will need to give up. If you can’t sacrifice things like hanging with friends or going out and partying in order to focus on your career, then you will never get the financial success you have been looking for.

3. You fear failure.
You will fail, you will make mistakes, and you need to learn to get over it. If you fear failure, you will never overcome it.