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FESTAC ’77 was not fetish – Obasanjo

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has punctured some people’s perception that the World Black Festival of Arts and Culture, held in Nigeria in 1977, was fetish. Some people have argued that it was the fetish nature of the festival that brought socio-economic and political problems to Nigeria. But Obasanjo, who was the military head of state at the time, said ...

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I wish I could bring my son back to life, Tinubu laments

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has broken his silence on the demise of his eldest son, Jide, online medium, Cable, has reported. Jide died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday, his grieving father reportedly disclosed. As reported by Cable, Tinubu said no parent should experience such bereavement, adding, “I wish I could bring back my son, but I ...

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Which vaccines do you need as an adult?

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(NC) Did you know that some of the vaccines you received when you were young won’t protect you forever? While you may know of a handful of vaccinations that are needed in adulthood, there are some that you probably didn’t know require additional doses. “When you get vaccinated against a disease, you build up your im munity, making you stronger ...

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5 Types of Headaches You Should Be Aware Of

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Dr. Kristie   A headache is a headache — or is it? There are actually five main types of headaches, each with their own unique symptoms and characteristics. Headaches can be a symptom of a more serious brain problem or an illness, so it’s important to know what type of a headache you have. Here are the five most common ...

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6 ways volunteering can help you find work

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(NC) Even though looking for work can be time-consuming, consider volunteering to help with your job hunt. It’s a great way to gain skills and experience for the job market. It also allows you to try out new things, network with people and have fun. Here are 6 ways volunteering can help when looking for work: It gets you out ...

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4 Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea

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Do you enjoy sipping a hot, steaming cup of jasmine green tea? When you sip tea made from the leaves of this herbal flowering plant, you’re doing more than pleasing your taste buds. It seems the leaves from this flower have benefits that go beyond their pleasant aroma and sweet taste. What are the health benefits of jasmine tea?   ...

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Health Ministry, MTN Foundation partner to tackle maternal, infant deaths

The death toll is expected to rise after at least 123 were initially reported be burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province. Victims were said to be scooping fuel when oil tanker, which had overturned after skidding off a national highway in Ahmed Pur Sharqia exploded and burst into flames. The injured were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities in an incident where many vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.

MTN Foundation, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, has inaugurated the Yellow Heart Initiative to prevent the prevailing death of mothers and their children in the country. The campaign is part of the Foundations initiatives to provide Nigerians with information on maternal health and help improve the poor indices across Nigeria. At the launch in Abuja, the Minister ...

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Pope Benedict XVI is doing fine, his secretary says

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Vatican City, Oct. 24, 2017 (dpa/NAN) Speculation about Benedict XVI’s looming death is “fake news,” the retired pope’s secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, said on Tuesday. “The fake news have all been proven wrong as a 90-year-old, he is well,” Gaenswein told reporters. He spoke during the presentation of a new CD of Renaissance religious music by the Sistine Chapel Choir. ...

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How to host the perfect dinner party

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(NC) As the temperatures drop, we all spend more time inside. The transition from backyard barbecues to indoor dinner parties has begun. Follow these simple steps to host a successful dinner party guests will be talking about later Create your very own centrepiece for the table. Use autumn or winter-themed pieces like pumpkins, gourds, twigs, dried leaves and tree ornaments ...

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BREAKING: Nollywood Actress, Funke Abisogun AlHassan is dead

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Nollywood Actress, Funke Abisogun AlHassan, is dead. The actress, who gave birth to a baby some days ago, died on Sunday evening. Her death was announced by her brother-in-law, Tunde Ola Yusuf, on Instagram. He wrote, ADIEU FUNKE… Just days ago, people celebrated with you for the delivery of Ur baby, now the Sun set at noon and U are ...

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Spanish Tourist killed by falling debris in Florence Church

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A Spanish Tourist was killed by falling debris while visiting the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, one of the Renaissance city’s most famous churches. The 52-year-old man was hit by something falling from the ceiling of the church, the ANSA news agency said on Thursday. He was declared dead at the scene by emergency services, it added. ANSA news ...

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UPDATE: Seven monkey pox patients recover fully in Bayelsa

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Seven out of the 13 monkeypox patients on admission at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Bayelsa have fully recovered, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. The commissioner, in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, said that the seven patients had been discharged from the hospital. The contagious disease broke out three weeks ago ...

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Buhari lauds RCCG, assures Nigerians of dividends of democracy

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commended the efforts of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, to restore peace to the nation through its prayers for government. Speaking through the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah, at the October 2017 Holy Ghost Service/Annual Youth Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Worldwide, organized by the ...

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No treatment or vaccine for monkey pox – Prof

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A Professor of Public Health/Consultant Public Health Physician at the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Tanimola Akande, talks about monkey pox and how to avoid the viral disease. what is monkey pox? Monkey pox is an uncommon viral disease that produces pox lesions similar to smallpox; it occurs mainly in remote parts of central ...

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Monkey-pox: Avoid eating monkeys, bush meat – FG

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The Federal Ministry of Health has advised Nigerians to desist from eating monkeys, bush meat and dead animals as doing so could make one susceptible to the Monkeypox Disease. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this in a statement signed by the Director, Media and Public Relations at the ministry, Mrs. Boade Akinola, on Thursday. Adewole said the disease ...

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Rock legend, Tom Petty, dies at 66

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Tom Petty, the Southern-accented rocker whose classic melodies and dark storytelling created 40 years of hit songs, died Monday of cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. Petty, who sold 80 million records, passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported and then retracted premature news of his death. ...

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5 reasons why many kids wear eyeglasses

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By Olaniyan Kendrick. Birth influence: A consultant endocrinologist, Dr. Michael Olamoyegun, said apart from the fact that vision impairment could be hereditary, certain avoidable activities could be responsible for  why more children now wear eyeglasses. He explained that there are certain drugs women should not take during pregnancy. If they take such drugs, he said they could cause vision impairment ...

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New antibiotics cannot combat growing threat of antimicrobial resistance – WHO

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“Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. “Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine,” WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom, said in a statement on Thursday in New York. “The report found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant ...

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