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‘Eating eggs reduce your risk of breast cancer by 44 per cent’

By Gabriel Ewepu AS Nigeria joined other   countries recently to mark the 2017 World Egg Day, the Poultry Association of Nigeria, PAN, has disclosed that eggs could prevent breast cancer among women. This was stated by the National President, PAN, Mr. Onallo Akpa, while giving his address of welcome at a world press conference as part of activities to mark the day with theme, ‘An Egg A Day for The Nigerian Child, Crack an Egg and Help Crack World Hunger’, where he said the association has made impact in growing the economy by contributing 25 per cent to the Agricultural Gross Domestic Product, AGDP, of the economy. According to Akpa, egg plays a vital role in feeding people around the world as it has excellent, affordable source of high protein with the potential to fe...

Danny Rose struggles, Juan Foyth shows promise as Spurs go out

West Ham stormed back from a two-goal deficit with three goals in the second half to defeat Tottenham 3-2 at Wembley. Following Tottenham’s defeat in the Carabao Cup, the FC crew question the club and manager’s priorities. On a dismal night at Wembley, Spurs surrendered a two-goal half-time lead to go out of the Carabao Cup with a 3-2 loss to West Ham. Tottenham had started brightly, taking the lead inside six minutes when Moussa Sissoko finished off a neat, flowing move. Dele Alli doubled the advantage before the break, and Spurs appeared to be cruising. But West Ham fought back in the second half, scoring three times in an intense 15-minute spell as Tottenham switched off. Spurs pressed for an equaliser but failed to create any clear chances. Positives Clutching at straws. By...

RFEF chief Juan Luis Larrea open to Copa del Rey format change

Juan Luis Larrea said he likes the two-legged Copa del Rey ties but would not object if clubs sought a change. Acting Spanish FA (RFEF) president Juan Luis Larrea says he is open to a change to the current Copa del Rey format but it will be down to the clubs to bring about a change. Each stage of the cup from the round of 32 is played over two legs, with the team from the higher division playing the return at home, meaning the competition features many games but few upsets. Ahead of Real Madrid’s visit to Fuenlabrada on Thursday, the third-tier club’s coach, Antonio Calderon, said the two-legged format does not give minnows much of a chance. Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores said this week that “everyone loses” at present, and called for ties to be decided by one...

Memphis Depay hit form after being dropped – Lyon boss Bruno Genesio

Memphis Depay scored a hat trick in Sunday’s 5-0 win over Troyes. Lyon boss Bruno Genesio says Memphis Depay has responded positively to being dropped and is now starting to show the true extent of his talent at the Ligue 1 side. Depay, who joined from Manchester United for €16 million in January 2016, enjoyed a fruitful start in France and was expected to be one of the central figures in the club’s domestic and European challenge this season. Instead, the former PSV Eindhoven prodigy has found himself on the substitutes’ bench for two of his nine league appearances this season, and was a notable omission from OL’s squad for their Ligue 1 encounter with Dijon in late September. Since then, Depay has started to hit form, striking four goals in two top-flight starts, ...

Massimiliano Allegri unhappy with ‘up and down’ Juve ahead of Milan clash

Find out where Shaka Hislop ranks Gianluigi Buffon among the all-time best goalkeepers to play the game. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his team need to improve if they want to beat AC Milan on Saturday, with the Rossoneri looking to launch their season when they meet at the San Siro. Juve beat SPAL 4-1 at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday night, but Allegri was not entirely satisfied with his team’s performance. He said Juve would need to step up their game if they are to beat his former club at the weekend, adding his side had “taken a step backwards” after beating Udinese 6-2 last week. “We are still delivering ups and downs and this is not very good,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia. “In terms of our performance today, we’ve taken a ste...

Pasuma pays Ooni of Ife homage

Multi-talented Fuji mega star Alhaji Wasiu Alabi, popularly called PASUMA WONDER on Wednesday paid homage to the Ooni of Ife – Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II in Ile Ife and Co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria. The world famous Fuji mega star declared that he decided to pay homage to the foremost African King as his father from whom he needed fatherly blessing to mark his 50th birthday and to identify with him in his relentlessly continued efforts to ensure unity and advancement of Yoruba race. Pasuma who commended the foremost monarch also congratulated him on his recent birthday, and wished him a peaceful and successful reign on the throne as the Arole Oodua. “Baba, you are great you have indeed made us proud as our overall fath...

Why NPA should review termination of pilotage contract with INTELS

UNDOUBTEDLY, the  cancellation  this month, of the boats pilotage  monitoring and supervision agreement, which the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, on behalf of the Federal Government  had with the INTELS Nigeria Limited  since 2010  has deepened the controversy  which has inundated the  contract  since the beginning of this year . INTELS The Agreement empowers INTELS to receive revenue on behalf of the government and retain 28 per cent of what it has collected before remitting the balance of 72 percent which is the Federal Government’s share to the Consolidated Account of the country. The debate largely had dwelt on the appropriateness or otherwise of the nullification of the contract and its implications for INTELS ,  the workers  implementing the contract,  the  marit...

Anambra guber: Five takeaways from Nwoye’s flag off

LAST weekend’s campaign flag-off by Dr. Tony Nwoye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the Anambra State governorship election was a shock to many. The massive turnout of supporters who came to identify with Dr. Nwoye at the flag-off has also been variously qualified as surprising and stupefying. Nwoye: APC candidate, praises his “boss” Andy Uba in victory Mainstream and social media have been agog with the outpouring of support for Nwoye. This is because people came from far and near to the commercial city of Onitsha to identify with the flag-off of the campaign to remove a non performing governor. Of course, we have seen campaign flag offs by the other political parties and not even the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano despite the efforts of contractors and pai...

Canada earmarks $3.5bn to boost women, children’s health in Nigeria

By Edoamaowo Udeme abuja—Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Christopher Thorney, has disclosed that the Canadian government has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria. The High Commissioner spoke during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion, RAcE, Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses, ICCM, in Abuja. Naira “Canada has a long history of working to improve the health of women and children in Nigeria.” noted Dr Thorney. According to him, collaborative efforts were in the areas of polio eradication and other Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH)  through Canada’s G8 initiative. Thorney said: “The initiative on MNCH was followed by the 2015-2020 commitment to invest $3.5bn...

Armed thugs attack PDP supporters at Lamido’s campaign office

By Ben Agande Kaduna—Armed  thugs yesterday attacked supporters of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who had converged on the Presidential Campaign office of the former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido. *Sule Lamido The former governor had gone to the campaign office to inspect on going work at the building located on Rabbah Road and was welcomed by a crowd of supporters. Lamido, who addressed the supporters before the thugs invaded, lamented that the All Progressives Congress, APC, government of President Muhammadu Buhari had deeply divided the country. He said: “There is so much hate, demonization and persecution, such that you are only accepted as a Nigerian if you are in APC. If you are in PDP, they see you as dirty, a rogue, and Boko Haram and yet, the AP...

How to get loan from BoI (5)

By Emeka Anaeto WE shall be rounding up this series on how to get business loan from the Bank of Industry, BoI, next week with a summary of all the basic information required for the loan application and processing which we have provided in the five-part series. Naira Today we are concluding the part on documentation requirement which we started with the micro-credit documentation requirement. This part is focusing on the documentation for the SME Credit. As in the micro-credit an loan applicant in the SME Credit category is required to have a formal letter of application introducing his business, as well as providing basic information about the business including its products or service lines, owners, management, years of operation, office or business premises locatio...

Arewa youths accuse Buhari’s govt of bias in anti-corruption fight

By Ben Agande KADUNA—Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of selective justice in the fight against corruption. Citing the case of the former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, who is standing trial alongside the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), President of the Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, wondered why other people accused of receiving money were let off the hook. President Buhari He told newsmen in Kaduna, yesterday: “There seems to be concerted efforts to turn the tables against Dr. Bafarawa. “To single him out for trial amounts to selective justice, which is harmful to democracy and the Rule of Law. “Records at the disposal of our forum indicate that while the five othe...