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Saddam’s daughter on Iraq’s most wanted list

Iraqi security services revealed their “most wanted list” of 60 people, with Raghad, the eldest daughter of Saddam Hussein, on it. Raghad eldest daughter of Saddam Husein wanted by Iraqi government Authorities said the 60 people wanted are on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State group, al-Qaeda or the al-Baath Party. According to Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel, Raghad responded in a telephone interview that she has pledged to confront those who “insult her” by suing them back. Raghad fled to Jordan along with her sister, Rana, and their children in July 2003. Since 2006, she has been on the list which the new Iraqi government is seeking to prosecute for supporting violence. However, the Jordanian government has turned down the request by Iraq to hand over Rag...

70,000 Nigerians visit Chinese Province in one year

Mr Wale Oloko, the Consul-General of the FederalRepublic of Nigeria in Ghuangzhuo, China on Monday announced that no fewer than 70,000 Nigerians visited Guangzhou, in the Guangdong Province of China in 2016. Oloko told the Newsmen  in Lagos that more Nigerians were being attracted to Guangdong Province for their business, tourism, education and healthcare requirements. “Guangdong Province is the hub of Nigerians coming to China and more Nigerians live in Guangdong than in any other Chinese province. “Over 70, 000 Nigerians arrived in Guangdong Province alone in 2016 for business, tourism, education and health care. “The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries has been actively engaged in ensuring that people of our two nations continue to int...

Five things we learned from the Serie A weekend

Napoli stayed top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over Benevento on Sunday, after champions Juventus — just one point behind — piled on the pressure with a seven-goal demolition of Sassuolo. Here are five things we learned from the 23rd round of Serie A matches: Higuain finally gets Juventus hat-trick“Sooner or later, a hat-trick had to come,” said Argentine Gonzalo Higuain after claiming the 11th treble of his career, but first for Juventus. Higuain — who scored three hat-tricks with Real Madrid, Napoli and Argentina — hit his first for the Turin giants in a 20-minute second-half spree. The 30-year-old, after a brief spell when goals were hard to come by, has scored five goals in his last three games and has netted 17 times in all competitions this season. “This triple is a...

Atletico defender Godin loses three teeth in nasty collision

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin lost three of his teeth after being caught full in the face by Valencia goalkeeper Neto during Sunday’s La Liga encounter, his club said. Godin Atletico, who won the game 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano, said the Uruguayan centre-back would undergo surgery in the coming days after having three of his upper teeth knocked out. They did not say how long he would be absent. Godin was cleaned out by Neto as the two went up for a high ball following an Antoine Griezmann free-kick. He was taken off bleeding heavily after the incident, which happened early in the second half. Angel Correa scored the goal for Atletico, who are second in La Liga, nine points behind leaders Barcelona.

London to host inaugural 8-nation Athletics World Cup

A new World Cup event, featuring eight of top athletics nations is to take place in London this year, British Athletics said on Monday. Athletics Britain and the U.S. are to take part along with South Africa, Poland, France, China, Germany and Jamaica in the inaugural competition, scheduled for July 14 to July-15. The President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Sebastian Coe, said in a statement that the prospect of the competition was exciting. “This is one of the exciting innovative events we are seeing in our sport and our thanks go to British Athletics and the Mayor of London for creating it and hosting it. “We have 8 lanes, 8 top nations, 8 teams and a host of world-class athletes lining up in each event to win the trophy and prize ...

Murder of Ex-PDP Chairman’s Son: I am 3 months pregnant, ‘killer wife’, tells court

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – Maryam Sanda, who was remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing her husband who is the son of former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bilyamin Bello, on Monday, told the trial court that she is three months pregnant. *Love gone sour: Maryam Sanda reportedly stabbed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, to death The alleged ‘killer wife’ begged trial Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Abuja High Court sitting at Jabi to reconsider an earlier application she filed to be released on bail pending the determination of the murder charge against her. Maryam’s lawyer, Mr. Joseph Daudu, SAN, urged the court to take pity on her client who he said would require proper medical attention at this early stage of her pregnancy. Besides, Daudu, SAN, s...

‘Nigeria was born with a wing but just put in a cage …’

New York – Nigerians in the U.S. have been tasked on the need to change their negative mindset about Nigeria and join hands and resources to help build the Nigeria of everybody’s dream. Some members of the Infrastructure and Technology work group constituted by the Nigerian-American Business Forum to find solutions to the infrastructure challenge in Nigeria Former Governor of Anambra Peter Obi, Senators Ben Murray-Bruce and Shaaba Lafiaji, and motivational speaker Fela Durotoye, made the call at the Nigerian-American Business Forum at Florida. Others who spoke on: ‘Investing in Nigeria from the Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities’, were the Nigerian Stock Exchange Council President Abimbola Ogunbanjo and Nigerian-American entrepreneur Biodun Shobanjo. They all chall...

Shortage of equipment, trained staff impedes cancer care in Nigeria – IAEA

By Sola OgundipeLack of access to radiotherapy facilities coupled with shortage of trained staff in radiotherapy and issues in maintaining existing machines and equipment are factors militating against treatment and management of cancer cases in Nigeria. An equity gap case study on access to radiotherapy in Nigeria conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA’s Directory of Radiotherapy Centres, showed that there are only three functional radiotherapy machines in Nigeria, equating to 0.016 radiotherapy machines per 1,000,000 people compared to 1 to 250,000 population in the developed world. A statement by the Union for International Cancer Control UICC, released on this year’s World Cancer Day, observed that one of the biggest gaps between radiotherapy mac...

‘Without consistency, discipline, businesses’ll not survive’

By Ediri Ejoh lagos—THE Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, weekend called on entrepreneurs in the country to imbibe consistency and discipline in their business ethics, without which businesses cannot survive. Akinwunmi Ambode Ambode gave the charge at the end of the two-week vocational training, sponsored by the management of Ikeja Electric at the Community Vocational Centre in Oshodi, Lagos. Represented by the Special Adviser on Social Development, Mrs. Joyce Onafowonkan, the governor explained that knowledge was power, and should be channeled for the right purpose. According to him: “It is my hope that this knowledge acquired turns into power. If you do nothing with this new information, you will remain economically powerless.” The governor challenged Ni...

An Open Letter To Every Man Who is Tired Of Coming Within 2 Minutes and Wants To Enjoy Better S3x!

Every day, we receive lots of “Save-our-Soul” messages from men all over Nigeria – people just like you – who are desperate to improve their sex lives. The truth is, a lot of men suffer from premature ejaculation, weak erections and erectile dysfunction problems. But, they are suffering in silence. Most people are too ashamed to tell anyone their sexual problems, but… deep down, everybody knows that a fabulous sex life is not negotiable… because it is the foundation of a happy and deeply-satisfying life! The truth is, everybody (including you) desires… and deserves to have a super exciting sex life. And, it goes beyond just having more fun in bed… You see, when you overcome your premature ejaculation, your whole life will change for the better. Not only because you can...

World Bank to provide over $4bn funding for impacts of climate change

By Rosemary Onuoha THE World Bank has collaborated with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to provide technical assistance and $4.5 billion in funding to help cities around the world better prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change, under the World Bank’s City Resilience Program (CRP). wold bank Recently launched by the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the Swiss Economic Secretariat (SECO), the CRP is designed to assist local governments’ efforts at improving resilience and evolving to the ever-changing impacts of climate change. Under the umbrella of the CRP, the World Bank has collaborated with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, which combines the Compact of Mayors ...

Shooting at Tripoli airport delayed Libya evacuation — NEMA

By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HAR-COURT— The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has expressed worries over the delay noticed in the return of the fourth batch and the remaining 3,000 Nigerians stranded in Libya. NEMA said that the delay was caused by a shooting at the departure airport in Tripoli by some militia group which claimed some lives. The agency stated this when 465 of the returnees in the fourth batch arrived Port Harcourt International Airport, Omuagwa, Rivers State. The 465 persons landed at the airport on board Max Air plane exactly 12:29 local time and were moved to the reception centre created at the same facility for medical attention and profiling.