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Researchers produce paper, floor tiles, others from plantain, banana stem

By Ebele Orakpo RESEARCHERS at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, have produced pulp, paper, cellulosic plastics, decorative textile costumes, fibre board and floor tiles from matured pseudostems (part of the banana plant that looks like a trunk) of plantain and banana. The items were exhibited at the sixth edition of Nigerian Universities Research & Development Fair (NURESDEF) held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Researchers produce paper, fibre board, textile costumes, floor tiles from plantain, banana stem Agric waste: Having watched as several tonnes of pseudostems of matured plantain (Musa paradisiaca) and banana (Musa sapientum) plants felled monthly in the rainforest zones of Southern Nigeria and the Cameroons as the fruits are cut off, waste aw...

Exposed! Why Pain Killers Never Works for Your Arthritis & Body Pain

Dr. Jane Uzoma Dear Friend Living With Body Pains Or Arthritis Do you suffer from EXCRUCIATING body pains? Are You In UNEXPLAINABLE Pains Caused by Arthritis? Do you remember back when you didn’t have arthritis…how free you could walk…..how you could hold things, do things ON YOUR OWN without going through all those annoying pain you CURRENTLY pass through now? Are You Ready To Be FREE of Pains & Annoying Bodily Aches Without Spending Thousand’s of Naira on a physiotherapist? If your answer was a RESOUNDING “YES” then I advice you to read this article to the very end now. Why Did I Say So? This is Because, after reading this article, you’ll discover exactly how to easily return to that arthritis-free person you were some few years or months back. Let’s be candid…Ar...

Why restructuring Nigeria may not work – Prof Olorode

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti—A former National Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission in charge of Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti States, Prof. Lai Olurode, yesterday expressed doubt on the workability of restructuring in Nigeria. He said restructuring can only succeed if there is “a win-win outcome” for all the various sections agitating in the country. restructuring Olurode made the statement while delivering a lecture titled: “Nigeria: Development Conundrum,” at the 6th Annual Symposium of the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria, B Zone in Ado Ekiti. He said: “No one will allow restructuring that gives no gain. It must be a win-win situation. Restructuring is not when you want more money in your pocket, while other parties lose. It must be genuine and foster ...

FG’ll use Lagos DNA centre to fight insurgency – Olonishakin

By Monsuru Olowoopejo The Federal Government yesterday, disclosed that it has collected Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA, profile of arrested Boko Haram insurgents in an attempt to deal with the dissidents. Meanwhile, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has commissioned first DNA Forensic Centre in West Africa, stressing that the centre would help resolve crimes, paternity and other  issues through modern technology. Equipment in the new Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre at Lagos Island. Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Olonishakin, while addressing congregation at the commissioning ceremony yesterday, which was also attended by Consul General of United States Embassy in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, hinted that the Abuja   started a DNA project 2008. Olonishakin...

Chelsea’s Conte blasts Premier League schedulers

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blasted Premier League schedulers over his side’s short turnaround from Champions League action before facing high-flying Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday. Chelse’s Conte Conte’s men put in a brilliant performance to inflict only Atletico Madrid’s second Champions League defeat on home soil in 24 games on Wednesday, when Michy Batshuayi’s 93rd-minute winner sealed a 2-1 victory. However, the Italian lamented the advantage handed to City, who played their Champions League fixture at home to Shakhtar Donetsk 24 hours earlier on Tuesday. “I think we are a bit penalised and in this case, it is very important to analyse, before taking these decisions, the different situations of the team,” said Conte. “City played yesterday ...

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‘Complete’ Mbappe praised after PSG beat Bayern

Kylian Mbappe was singled out for praise despite being the only member of Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar attack who didn’t score in Wednesday’s big Champions League win over German giants Bayern Munich. Mbappe Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted as PSG eased to a 3-0 victory at Parc des Princes to make it two wins from two games in Group B and take a huge step towards progressing to the last 16. But Mbappe, with his frightening pace and skill, set up Cavani’s magnificent strike that made it 2-0 and left David Alaba for dead as he created Neymar’s goal in the second half. “Kylian is progressing well. He has great talent and great desire to help the team grow,” said coach Unai Emery of the 18-year-old, who got the biggest roar of the night from the 45,000 home ...

‘Amazing’ Lukaku won’t lose focus – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho backed Romelu Lukaku to ignore the hype about his superb start at Manchester United after the Belgian’s brace set up a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow. Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho reacts after the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm. / AFP PHOTO Lukaku, 24, scored twice at the VEB Arena on Wednesday to take his tally to 10 goals in his first nine United games and send Mourinho’s men three points clear at the top of Champions League Group A. To date Lukaku has shown no sign of being burdened by his £75 million ($100.5 million, 85.5 million euros) price tag, but Mourinho said the former Everton striker was braced for the inevitable co...

Delta APC chairmen condemn threats to NDDC Projects Director

By Emma Amaize ASABA—ALL Progressives Congress, APC, local government chairmen in Delta State have denounced attempts by some persons to blackmail and drag the Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Samuel Adjogbe, into unnecessary contract controversy. NDDC The Forum of All Progressives Congress Local Government Chairmen, Delta State, in a statement by the chairman, Valentine Egbe, said: “As baseless as this distraction may be, it is trite that lies, when constantly and consistently repeated, will soon begin to wear the garb of truth, and to avoid the risk of allowing the unsuspecting public to be misled, the party feels obliged to put all the facts in proper perspective. “Firstly, the relevant procurement law stipulates in unambig...

Reps mandate NNPC to relocate tank farms from Apapa

By Udeme Akpan, Levinus Nwabughiogu & Monsuru Olowoopejo THE moves of the House of Representatives to clear fuel tankers from Apapa road, Lagos in order to pave way for the maintenance may take long to be accomplished as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it was awaiting the House report on the subject. The House order also seemed to have been misdirected as the Corporation added that it has no direct control over the major and independent marketers that have tank farms in Apapa, Lagos, adding that they were private companies. NNPC Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager of the Corporation said in a telephone interview with Vanguard that:’’NNPC has not yet received any report from the House of Representatives. ‘’We need to get, study and unders...

Jonathan refutes Okorocha’s inducements claim

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief Former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted reported claims by Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, that the ex-president offered him huge sums of money and other inducements ahead of the 2015 presidential election. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu   Eze, yesterday, the former president dismissed the claims as lies, adding that he (Jonathan) did not need Okorocha to garner votes in the South East, which he described as his political stronghold. Jonathan Jonathan insisted that he never had any conversation with  Okorocha ahead of the 2015 elections. The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to Governor Okorocha, and published by a national newspaper on  September 27, 2017, wher...

FG knows cabals stealing Nigeria’s crude oil – HOSTCOM

By Chris Ochayi ABUJA—National Chairman, Host Communities of Nigeria Producing oil Gas, HOSTCOM, Dr. Mike Enuh, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has full knowledge of cabals involved in stealing crude oil in the Niger Delta region. Oil Enuh, who made the disclosure while inaugurating HOSTCOM National Youth Wing in Abuja, said that vessels used for oil theft and bunkering in the region were not invisible, pointing out that the officials of Nigerian Navy and other security agencies protecting oil installations across the country were aware of the illicit transactions. Enuh noted that there was no way Naval personnel monitoring oil situation will not detect when empty vessels  sail into in the country and the same vessels sail out filled with oil products ...