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Ibadan Obaship suit: There’s ploy to delay case – Olubadan

By Ola Ajayi Ibadan—AS the case filed by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji against Governor Abiola Ajimobi over review of 1959 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and installation of new kings continues, the monarch has accused the defendants in the case of using application for extension of time as a ploy to delay the case Olubadan The monarch said this through his lead counsel, Mr Niyi Ajewole, at the sitting of the Oyo State High court  yesterday. Yusuf Ali,(SAN) lead counsel to the 1st to 3rd defendants and lead counsel to the 4th to 11th defendants, Mr A Eleja, lead counsel to the 12th to 24th defendants, Kunle Sobaloju, told the court that their teams had filed motions for extension of time so that they could regularise all process...

Vaccination is our greatest weapon against Under-5 mortality — Dr. Olatomi Bamigboye

By Gabriel Olawale Expert has decried the recent statistics released by World Health Organisation, WHO, which shows that Nigeria has the highest burden of unvaccinated children worldwide, saying “with the series of benefits derived from vaccination it’s unacceptable for a country like Nigeria not to embrace vaccination against childhood killer diseases.” Consultant Paediatrician and MD, Lagoon Hospital, Ikeja Dr. Olatomi Bamigboye A new report published by WHO, had shown that Nigeria topped the list of countries with unvaccinated children from measles with 3.3 million children, followed by India – 2.9 million, Pakistan – 2.0 million, Indonesia – 1.2 million, Ethiopia – 0.9 million and Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, with 0.7 million. In an interview with Good Health...

Rainbow Medical Centre offers free diabetes screening to Lagos residents

By Sola Ogundipe THE management of Rainbow Specialist Medical  Centre, Lekki, Lagos, is conducting free diabetes screening and diabetes foot care education for members of the public as part of activities to mark  the 2017 World Diabetes Day (WDD). Dr. Afoke Isiavwe According to the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Afoke Isiavwe, the screening exercise takes place from Wednesday November 1  to Thursday November 30 as from 6.30 AM – 7.30 AM  at the hospital premises  in Lekki  Phase 1 and every Saturday between 8.00 AM and 12.00 PM at Circle Mall,  Lekki  Phase 1. World Diabetes Day is marked worldwide by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 14, every year. The theme for this year is: Women and Diabetes: Our...

Eagles settle down in Rabat, Mikel expected today

The Super Eagles yesterday in Rabat, Morocco began preparation for Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria which is scheduled for Constantine. Super Eagles Meanwhile, Coach Gernot Rohr has replaced injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi with defender Kenneth Omeruo, while Girona FC of Spain forward Olanrewaju Kayode takes the place of Moses Simon, who is also knocked out by injury. All the technical crew and backroom staff arrived in Rabat on Sunday, alongside four players: Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Agu and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa. On Monday, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Olanrewaju Kayode, Henry Onyekuru, Chidiebere Nwakali, Kelechi Iheanacho, Uche Agbo and Chidozie Awaziem arrived in Casablanca just after noon, and were immediately driven to Rabat....

Don’t resume attacks on oil, gas installations, IPND appeals to Avengers

By Gabriel EwepuABUJA—THE Indigenous People of Niger Delta, IPND Worldwide has appealed to the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, not to resume attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region. Avengers Speaking in a statement signed by its National Public Relations Officer/Publicity Secretary, Siloko Ogbuyen, IPND berated the Federal Government for not fulfilling most of the promises made to the Niger Delta people. The statement reads in part: “The attention of Indigenous People of Niger Delta, IPND, has been drawn to a fresh warning of attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region issued by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, as signed by the group’s spokesman, Murdoch Agbinibo. “We hereby want to appeal to the NDA not to resume hostilities in the Nige...

Chelsea’s most expensive five buys under Emenalo

Michael Emenalo Michael Emenalo  has ended his 10-year association with Chelsea following his sudden departure as the club’s technical director as questions continue to mount over Antonio Conte’s managerial reign at the club. Diego Costa Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid, £70.6m) Tiemoue Bakayoko (Monaco, £40m) Michy Batshuayi (Marseille, £33m) Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid, £32m) Danny Drinkwater (Leicester, £30m) *Signings are from when he became the club’s technical director in 2011.

Nigeria loses N127bn to cyber crime — Saraki

Abuja—Senate President Bukola Saraki, yesterday said Nigeria had lost about N127 billion to cybercrime. Bukola Saraki He made this known at Nigeria’s first Legislative Stakeholders Conference on ICT and Cyber security in Abuja. Saraki, who was represented by Senate Minority Whip, Philip Aduda did not, however, specify the period within which the nation lost such an amount to cyber crime. He said the loss was indicative of the hole created in the economy by cyber crime amounting to 0.08 per cent of the Gross Domestic product (GDP.) “It is indeed ironic that while internet penetration in Nigeria is tentative at best, hovering at just over the 90 million people mark, a percentage of 47.7 per cent, internet-facilitated crime seems to be growing. “Our cyber borders are very...

HarvestPlus wants staple foods fortified with good nutrients

By Gabriel OlawaleTHE Country Manager, HarvestPlus Nigeria, Dr Paul Ilona, has said efforts should be made to fortify Nigerian staple foods with appropriate nutrients to promote healthy living in the country. Rice Ilona spoke Monday in Lagos at an event organised by HarvestPlus Nigeria to publicise its up-coming Nutritious Foods Fair in Enugu. The theme of the fair is “Scaling-Up Nutritious Food Choices: Engaging Everyone Everywhere’’ and its objective is to eliminate hidden hunger in Africa. Ilona said the call for the fortification of the staple foods was based on the fact the cultural food consumption patterns in the country had strong carbohydrate element. “The Nutritious Foods Fair will help to create awareness on the need for our foods to have nutrients that will...

35,000 doctors serving 180m Nigerians, we need 300,000 – Senate

By Henry UmoruABUJA— THE Senate,  Monday, claimed only 35,000 doctors were currently serving the 180 million Nigerians, saying the country needed additional 300,000 medical practitioners to address the health challenges in the country. *Medical doctors attending to beneficiaries during the free medical outreach organised by the Pentecostal Fellwoship of Nigeria, PFN in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Onyemobi Foundation last week in Lagos. Speaking when he declared open a one-day public hearing on the bill establishing the University of Health Science, Utukpo, FUHSO (Establishment, Etc, Bill, 2017( SB. 504), sponsored by former Senate President, Senator David Mark, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who harped on the need for Nigeria to produce more qualified health professionals when conside...

Emenalo set to join Monaco, quits Chelsea after 10yrs

Michael Emenalo has ended his 10-year association with Chelsea following his sudden departure as the club’s technical director as questions continue to mount over Antonio Conte’s managerial reign at the club. The news surrounding the 52-year-old, who could be set to join Monaco, will come as a major blow to owner Roman Abramovich. Abramovich had used the Nigerian as a soundboard in west London – with him among the few people he trusted and took advice from. The Blues have won the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League while Emenalo has been at the club. The latest Premier League triumph came under current boss Conte in his first season in English football. However, the Italian’s second campaign has prove...

Argentina vs Nigeria: Messi lands in Russia

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has landed in the Russian capital Moscow, ahead of Argentina’s international matches against the 2018 World Cup hosts and three-time African champs Nigeria. Argentina’s forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during a Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE The Argentina Football Association has posted via Twitter a 45-second video of the Argentina skipper disembarking from a bus and he was accompanied by teammate Javier Mascherano. Argentine-based newspapers Ole and Clarin have reiterated that Messi will skip the friendly against the Super Eagles, but will feature against the R...

Falconets will crush Morocco in Benin —’Fresh’

Nigeria Football Federation technical and development committee chairman, Yusuf  ‘Fresh’ Ahmed has predicted that the country’s women Under 20 team will have no problems dispatching their Moroccan counterparts in the second leg FIFA Women World Cup qualifiers in Benin. The Falconnets pulled a 1-1 draw in the first leg last weekend in Sale, Morocco. The homers got the opening goal of the encounter in the 24th minute but Nigeria’s leading scorer of the qualifiers, Rasheedat Ajibade drew the Falconets level minutes later, and scoreline remained that way until the final whistle by the Ghanaian referee. “I want to praise the Falconets for putting up a great effort despite the fact that they were playing away, and also despite the very cold weather. I have heard reports of ho...