Federal Government declares public holidays for Eid-Al -Fitr celebration

Federal Government declares public holidays for Eid-Al -Fitr celebration
By Joshua Odeyemi |

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June, 2019 as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Al-Fitr celebration.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed on Friday by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations Mohammed Manga.

She congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

She admonished Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria so as to achieve the next level of socio-economic development.

Barr. Ehuriah reaffirmed the determination of the Federal Government to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, adding that security agencies, under the Ministry, have been directed to ensure the provision of adequate security before, during and after the Eid-Al-Fitri celebration.

The Permanent Secretary restated Government’s desire for all Nigerians to be inspired by the virtues gained during the holy month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.

Credit: Daily Trust

News Headlines May 31, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 31, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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Causes of prolonged menstruation

Prolonged Periods: A Cause for Concern?

A long period probably sounds like a nuisance to anyone, but for some women, it could indicate a serious problem.

For some women, time seems to move at a glacial pace during their menstrual periods especially if they’re experiencing prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Doctors consider normal menstrual bleeding a period that lasts from three to seven days; prolonged menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is defined as bleeding that goes beyond a week. Depending on the circumstances, long menstruation may be a condition that can be easily controlled with birth control hormones or one that indicates a serious underlying health issue.

The length of an average menstrual cycle for an adult woman lasts anywhere between 21 and 35 days. Younger girls just entering puberty and older women approaching menopause might notice that their periods follow irregular patterns, either lasting shorter or longer than normal or perhaps with a flow that becomes heavier or lighter.

Usually, these irregularities occur because of changes in hormone levels, especially oestrogen. Oestrogen helps build up the uterine lining, called the endometrium, which will either house a fertilized egg or become most of what is shed during a menstrual period. While irregular menstrual periods can be bothersome, these hormonal changes are common and rarely mean something more serious.

Causes

You may hear your doctor use certain medical terms when referring to irregular or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Menorrhagia describes a period that is very heavy or long lasting. Polymenorrhea refers to irregular bleeding for spans of 21 days or less. These are abnormal conditions identified after other causes, like pregnancy, have been ruled out.

Dysfssssunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is another cause of prolonged menstruation. DUB can happen at any time during a woman’s reproductive years, but most commonly affects those over age 40. DUB indicates a hormone dysfunction, which can impact the uterine lining’s stability and lead to irregular, heavy, or prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Doctors treat DUB with hormones: estrogen, progesterone, or a combination of the two female hormones in the form of birth control pills. Besides being used as contraception, birth control pills can regulate hormone production and impact how the uterine lining grows. Birth control pills may even help treat DUB for women entering perimenopause, the stage right before menopause.

Some hormone-based birth control can impact frequency, duration, and flow levels of menstrual periods. Also, changing the type or brand of birth control you use can influence menstrual bleeding. However, you should never alter your birth control strategy on your own initiative or treat your prolonged menstruation based on how a friend with similar symptoms was treated: Every woman’s menstrual cycle is different, and a host of medical issues can affect periods.

Underlying Conditions That Cause Prolonged Menstrual Bleeding

A visit with your gynecologist or other health care professional is the first step in determining the cause of your prolonged menstrual bleeding. Your doctor will make a diagnosis after performing a series of tests.

Depending on your age, your doctor may test your blood for pregnancy, hormone levels, and thyroid function. Other diagnostic tests and procedures may include pap smears, endometrial biopsies, and ultrasounds.

Medical conditions that could be the cause of abnormal menstrual bleeding include: Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous growths of the uterus wall, endometrial hyperplasia, a thickened endometrium, a bleeding disorder, like von Willebrand disease, problems with clotting, thyroid functioning, glandular issues

Treatments

Besides birth control, treatments for abnormal menstrual bleeding include:

Medications

Hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus

Endometrial ablation, the surgical removal or burning of the uterine lining

The right course of treatment depends on the cause of your prolonged menstrual bleeding and your personal circumstances, such as whether you want to become pregnant in the future. Certain procedures, like a hysterectomy, will cause infertility.

Prolonged menstrual bleeding may just be part of a bothersome pattern for some women or a sign of a medical condition that should be addressed. If something doesn’t feel right to you, always ask your doctor, and keep a detailed account of your menstrual bleeding in order to provide your doctor with another piece of the diagnostic puzzle.

News Headlines May 30, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 30, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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Hypertension: Cardiologist advises against smoking, excessive alcohol

Hypertension: Cardiologist advises against smoking, excessive alcohol

By NAN

A Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Ramon Moronkola, has advised people to avoid excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, sedentary life style and stress in order to reduce the risk of hypertension.

Moronkola, who works with Kleinburg Medical Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the occassion of World Hypertension Day.

NAN reports that World Hypertension Day is celebrated annually on May 17 to educate the public and increase awareness of hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure.The theme for World Hypertension Day 2019 is ‘Know Your Numbers’, with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

According to him, people should realise that hypertension has been tagged a silent killer which do not have symptoms until they develop complications. “World Health Organisation (WHO) says prevalence of hypertension is rising in Nigeria which makes Nigeria one of the major contributors to global burden of hypertension.

“About one-third of our adult population is hypertensive. We also noticed that younger people develop hypertension compared to the past.
“Recently, we observed that increasing prevalence of hypertension can be caused by our westernisation of life style. “Most people are also less active and they consume more of junk foods which are high in salt, refined sugar and fat, they can also lead to obesity.

“It is also possible that increase in awareness has allowed we medical practitioners to diagnose more people compared to the past,” Moronkola said.He said that heart failure was one of the complications of hypertension which could be avoided by early detection as well as prompt and appropriate treatment of hypertension.“You don’t have to be hypertensive before you check your blood pressure regularly since that is the only way to eventually know when you become hypertensive.

“The risk from hypertension is negligible if the blood pressure is controlled all the time by adhering to lifestyle modifications and or drugs.“The less common type of hypertension which is secondary hypertension has direct causes such as kidney disease, thyroid disease and hormonal problems.

“Essential hypertension which is the most common has more than 95 per cent of cases but has no direct causes.“However there are risk factors that put an individual at a high risk of developing essential hypertension.“These risk factors include old age, male gender, black race, family history of hypertension, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and high salt intake

“People should know that anybody that develops complications should be taken immediately to the hospital and avoid self medication,” Moronkola said.He also urged government at all levels to do more on achieving universal health coverage which would help people to have accessibility to life saving intervention.

How to prevent brain damage, by WHO

How to prevent brain damage, by WHO

By Chukwuma Muanya

*Exercising, eating healthy, quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol can reduce chance of dementia
People should exercise more, eat a healthy diet and cut down on alcohol to reduce their risk of dementia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

In its advice for people trying to avoid the brain disorder, the United Nation (UN) health bosses said diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity should also be controlled.

A huge review of existing evidence found age was the strongest risk factor for the memory-robbing condition – but said it is not an inevitable consequence of ageing.

There are already more than 50 million people around the world with dementia and this figure is expected to triple to 152 million by the year 2050.

Although it cannot be cured or prevented with any certainty, people who take good care of themselves may have lower odds of getting it – it is not inevitable, the report said.

Scientists have reacted by calling for more work on medicines to treat dementia and said the report clarifies what they already knew.

The international health experts published the WHO Guidelines on Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia.

“While age is the strongest known risk factor for cognitive decline, dementia is not a natural or inevitable consequence of ageing,” the report said in its introduction.

And its authors added: “Several recent studies have shown a relationship between the development of cognitive impairment and dementia with lifestyle-related risk factors, such as physical inactivity, tobacco use, unhealthy diets and harmful use of alcohol.”

According to new guidelines issued by the WHO, people can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “In the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is expected to triple. We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia. The scientific evidence gathered for these Guidelines confirm what we have suspected for some time, that what is good for our heart, is also good for our brain.”

The Guidelines provide the knowledge base for health-care providers to advise patients on what they can do to help prevent cognitive decline and dementia. They will also be useful for governments, policy-makers and planning authorities to guide them in developing policy and designing programmes that encourage healthy lifestyles.

The reduction of risk factors for dementia is one of several areas of action included in WHO’s Global action plan for the public health response to dementia. Other areas include: strengthening information systems for dementia; diagnosis, treatment and care; supporting careers of people with dementia; and research and innovation.

WHO’s Global Dementia Observatory, launched in December 2017, is a compilation of information about country activities and resources for dementia, such as national plans, dementia-friendly initiatives, awareness campaigns and facilities for care. Data from 21 countries, including Bangladesh, Chile, France, Japan, Jordan and Togo, have already been included, with a total of 80 countries now engaged in providing data.

Creating national policies and plans for dementia are among WHO’s key recommendations for countries in their efforts to manage this growing health challenge.

During 2018, WHO provided support to countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Qatar, Slovenia and Sri Lanka to help them develop a comprehensive, multi-sectoral public health response to dementia.

An essential element of every national dementia plan is support for carers of people with dementia, said Dr Dévora Kestel, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO. “Dementia carers are very often family members who need to make considerable adjustments to their family and professional lives to care for their loved ones. This is why WHO created iSupport. iSupport is an online training programme providing carers of people with dementia with advice on overall management of care, dealing with behaviour changes and how to look after their own health.”

Dementia is an illness characterized by a deterioration in cognitive function beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgement. Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer disease or stroke.

Dementia is a rapidly growing public health problem affecting around 50 million people globally. There are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Dementia is a major cause of disability and dependency among older people. Additionally, the disease inflicts a heavy economic burden on societies as a whole, with the costs of caring for people with dementia estimated to rise to US$ 2 trillion annually by 2030.

Meanwhile, although the quality of scientific evidence to back up many of the WHO’s recommendations was low, most were recommended to improve general health.

A Mediterranean diet, which it suggested as the ultimate healthy eating, contains a lot of fruit and vegetables, nuts, lentils, beans and potatoes or rice.

The WHO stopped short of saying dementia risk could be reduced by better social interactions, hearing aids for those going deaf or the treatment of depression.

It added at-risk patients could be given brain training activities but there was no science to support taking vitamin B, E or Omega-3 supplements for brain health.

According to the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, only one in three people (34 per cent) in the country – where around 850,000 people have dementia – realise they can do anything to reduce their risk of the brain damage.

Dr. Carol Routledge, the charity’s director of research, called the WHO report a “valuable resource” which contains “the best possible information”.

What causes dementia? Dementia is not a specific illness but an umbrella term to describe various conditions, which cause irreversible brain damage and ultimately death.

Symptoms of the condition include memory loss, struggling to understand language, physical frailty and poor coordination, and personality changes.

The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for between 60 and 80 per cent of cases.

Alzheimer’s is caused by a build-up of waste proteins in the brain that, as they accumulate, disrupt the connections between nerves and eventually cut off and therefore shut down sections of the brain.

Exactly why these proteins build up in some people isn’t known, but people may have a genetically higher risk of it happening, and it is far more common in old people.

Another common type of dementia is vascular dementia, in which parts of the brain are destroyed when their blood supplies are cut off.

Risk factors for vascular dementia include high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and diabetes.

Routledge said: “Sadly, there will always be individuals who address many or all of these risk factors and still develop dementia.

“Genetic predisposition plays an important role in many people’s risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s, and while we cannot change the genes we inherit, taking the steps outlined in this report can still help to stack the odds in our favour.”

What are the WHO’s recommendations? Adults with normal brain function or mild cognitive impairment (a precursor to dementia) should exercise regularly to reduce their risk of brain decline.

Adults who smoke should stop.

People should eat a Mediterranean-like diet – everyone should have a healthy, balanced diet. Vitamin B, E or Omega-3 supplements should not be recommended to people trying to reduce their risk of dementia.

Interventions to reduce ‘hazardous or harmful’ drinking should be targeted at all adults.

Brain training should be offered to older adults with normal brain function or mild cognitive impairment – activities were not specified.

Obesity interventions should be offered to people who are seriously overweight.

High blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol should be managed.

There was insufficient evidence to encourage recommending social activities, the management of depression, or wearing hearing aids – but these should all be offered to people who would benefit from them.

“Other recommendations have a less strong evidence base but may have evidence that they do not increase risk or harm, and can therefore be recommended safely, although their impact on risk is less certain.

“While some people are unlucky and inherit a combination of genes that makes it highly likely they will develop dementia, many people have the opportunity to substantially reduce their risk by living a healthy lifestyle.

“If people around the world follow these recommendations, we should be able to reduce the burden of dementias.”

Is there a cure? Currently there is no cure for dementia. But new drugs can slow down its progression and the earlier it is spotted the more effective treatments are.

Credit : The Guardian

Eating late could be killing you

Eating late could be killing you

Tope Omogbolagun

Eating late at night is putting millions of people in danger of heart attacks and strokes, experts warn.

A late-night meal keeps the body on ‘high alert’ when it should be winding down, researchers found.

Heart experts have advised that adults should never eat within two hours of bedtime – and ideally, nothing after 7pm.

In a healthy person, blood pressure drops by at least 10 per cent when they go to sleep.

Millions of people are putting themselves at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke by eating after 7pm, researchers have warned.

But the results of a study of more than 700 people with high blood pressure found that eating within two hours of bedtime meant their levels stayed high.

Experts think this is because eating releases a rush of stress hormones when the body should be starting to relax.

People who do not see their blood pressure fall at night are known as ‘non-dippers’ – and have a much higher rate of heart-related death. Late eaters were nearly three times more likely to be non-dippers, the Turkish researchers found.

Researcher, Dr Ebru Özpelit, presenting her results at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Rome, said, “If we eat late at night, the body essentially remains on high alert as during the day, rather than relaxing for sleep.”

Stress hormones are secreted, causing blood pressure not to decrease during sleep, which should normally happen.

Dr Özpelit, from the Dokuz Eylül University in Turkey, tracked 721 people diagnosed with high blood pressure, with an average age of 53. She found that those who ate within two hours of going to bed were 2.8 times more likely to retain high blood pressure overnight.

Some 9.4 million people in the UK are diagnosed with high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension.

They are already at a higher risk of heart disease, but if their blood pressure does not fall at night, that risk increases to a far higher level.

Experts estimate that 40 per cent of patients with hypertension are non-dippers – potentially 3.76million people in Britain– putting them at serious risk of major heart problems.

A late-night meal keeps the body on ‘high alert’ when it should be winding down, increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Dr Özpelit says it is more dangerous if blood pressure doesn’t drop by more than 10 per cent as this increases cardiovascular risk and these patients have more heart attacks, strokes and chronic disease. But even healthy people with normal blood pressure should take note of the findings. How we eat may be as important as what we eat. She advised that people do not skip breakfast, eat lunch, and keep dinner to a small meal.

Eating breakfast and lunch is important but dinner must not be later than 7 o’clock in the evening. The findings add to a growing body of evidence which suggests keeping all meals to within a fixed time – and fasting at night – can have a wide range of health benefits.

Previous research has found that an early dinner reduces the risk of breast cancer, lowers blood sugar levels, and helps burn off calories. Experts think part of the reason is that the body evolved to expect meals much earlier in the day – because people went to sleep when it got dark.

Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director of the British Heart Foundation, said this research suggests that eating a meal late at night may contribute to the failure of their blood pressure to reduce. It is normal for blood pressure to reduce overnight, even in people with high blood pressure. However, in some, their blood pressure remains elevated throughout the night putting them at potentially higher risk of future complications.

Source: DailyMail

Early signs of depression

Early signs of depression

by Kehinde Matthew

Depression is real. As unlikely for you to think you can ever be depressed, depression can set in very subtly. It can creep in ever so quietly that you might not even know you are depressed.
It can affect anyone; young or old, rich or poor, female or male and last for years! This is why it is important to take note of the early symptoms of depression so that you can take necessary actions.

FEELING HOPELESS:

“What’s the point?”, “It can never get better”, “it’s no use”. These general outlooks about life can be early signs of depression. Feelings that there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation and that things will remain the way they are forever, feelings of emptiness, helplessness, sadness, and despair are indicators of depression.

LOSS OF INTEREST:

When you begin to lose interest in what gives you joy, depression might just be around the corner. Depression can rob you of the joy or fun you used to derive from sports, social activities, reading, cooking, etc. You could be more withdrawn socially and lose interest in everything.

SELF-LOATHING:

When the feeling of being empty, valueless, worthless, insignificant, useless and unloved overwhelms you and refuses to go, depression may be underway. When all you see are the wrongs in your life and hate yourself, your body or your situation for one reason or the other, these are signs of depression.

CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS:

Usually, because of a general loss in interest, you could find your mind drifting off in the middle of some conversations or situations. You may begin to have problems remembering things and concentrating even in very serious conversations.

LOSS OF ENERGY

Exhaustion, severe fatigue, weariness, lack of energy and general tiredness especially to engage in daily activities and relationships, may also be indicators of depression.

SLEEPING ISSUES:

This can be in two ways; excessive sleeping and lack of adequate sleeping. The loss of energy can make you oversleep while self-loathing can lead to insomnia.

Insomnia can, in turn, lead to anxiety which in turn leads to mood swings, feelings of tearfulness, tension as well as feeling out of control.

If you have identified two or more of these symptoms, reach out to mental health professionals or those who can lead you to them. You can click here for help from MANI https://www.mentallyaware.org/contact/

News Headlines May 29, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 29, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

Asset declaration: I have no new houses, shares – Buhari
Deputy chair’s call for Oshiomhole’s resignation splits APC NWC
Shettima’s personal steward commits suicide in Govt House
EFCC seeks 14-year jail term for convicted ex-NIMASA boss
Mr P vows to sue promoters for copyright infringement
At Cannes, African cinema assumes another dimension
I’ll prioritise Ogun Cultural Troupe —Abiodun
Jide Chord shakes table with Paskeske
Funding still a major problem for domestic airlines –Sanusi
Emirates celebrates Nigerian children
VW set to unveil downscaled Traton IPO
All vehicles in Ondo must undergo CVI test, says Akeredolu
Girl flees home after spending guardian’s money
Osun college shut as students protest colleagues’ deaths
Controversy trails suspected building materials thief’s death in Osun
Cops rescue two robbery suspects from being lynched
NSCDC arrests 10 for alleged cybercrime
Lagos hospital MD, wife arraigned for negligence
Missing corpse: Police arraign four Ondo mortuary attendants
Woman caught five years after working with fake certificates
EFCC arraigns five marketers for alleged N1bn oil theft
Presidential inauguration: Buhari, service chiefs review security
Speakership: Plaintiff withdraws suit against Gbajabiamila
Sacked Imo reps member-elect appeals court judgment
Stop blaming Saraki, Dogara for your failures, Frank tells Buhari
I did better than Osoba, Daniel combined, Amosun boasts
Funding still a major problem for domestic airlines –Sanusi
Emirates celebrates Nigerian children
Re-engineered BMW 1 series unveiled
223 investors bid for Nigeria’s natural gas liquids
Lekki British School owner, Laja, dies after surgery
Tax evasion: Court renews Okocha’s arrest warrant
Neymar stripped of Brazil captaincy
Osaka fights back to reach French Open second round
Zenith Bank-Ikoyi Club tennis enters final stages
Real want Hazard, not Mbappe, Neymar —Perez
I’ll be made after claiming Wilder’s belt — Joshua
Interactive
Children’s Day: Nigeria of our dreams – Children
Teen gets penis stuck in drainpipe, has to be freed with circular saw
My only regret is not starting YouTube channel on time –Tomi Adenuga
Woman avoids going out for five years due to anxiety
I’m addicted to making people laugh –The Real Femi
My neighbours discovered the talent in me –Yemi Elesho
Education
UTME Malpractice: ICPC begins investigation
I will press criminal charges over leaked nudes —Rapper Iggy Azalea
Singer Chris Brown skips Paris hearing over rape accusation
Structural, behavioural and environmental causes of female infertility
PCN arrests 13 illegal medicine dealers in Taraba
PharmAccess honoured for supporting health in Lagos
How to create a backup on Windows 10
Infracos may lose licences over slow rollout — NCC
NITDA records 18% increase in domain registration
Demand for technology-driven business processes rising — Adeyipo
Editorial: Poverty, dashed hopes mar 20 years of democracy
Ending into new beginnings
Thoughts on Supreme Court judgment on Zamfara
Just before you take the oath
Time for redemption of campaign promises

The Nation

‘Efforts on to clear Apapa roads of trucks’
Welder lynched in Ede for allegedly stealing iron rods
Gunmen kill family of six in Jos
Lekki communities declare war on land grabbers
Man jailed five years for impersonation
Four years after NUJ ‘wakes up’ on alleged housing fraud
‘Seek ye first restructuring and all other problems will evaporate’
Butcher steals N77,000 worth of Ponmo
Four-year-old twin dead, two injured as building collapses on Lagos Island
PDP: failure, incompetence marked Buhari’s first tenure
Buhari… Four years gone, four years more
Torino 3-1 Lazio: Ola Aina scoops MOM Award
Buhari, service chiefs review security situation
Okolie to defend British and Commonwealth titles
Plaintiff withdraws suit to stop Gbajabiamila from contesting
2019 All Africa Games: Nigeria women’s volleyball team eyes ticket
It’s an issue between two leaders, says APC spokesman
I’ll have made it, once I get the last title — Joshua
APC NWC member challenges Oshiomhole’s leadership style
Gyang, Deborah celebrate perfect wedding gift
Presidency: Buhari has no new bank accounts, houses
EFCC arrests Zamfara SSG’s brother with N60m cash
Breaking: Imo Assembly Speaker resigns
Why I changed my mind, Man explains withdrawal of suit against Gbajabiamila
Zakatul Fitr
Dangote distributes materials to Muslims in Ebonyi
Oluwo seeks prayers for nation’s survival
Ogboru: APC govt won’t dissapoint Nigerians
Alimikhena urges support for Buhari
Ambode in the eye of history
Gyang, Deborah celebrate perfect wedding gift
It’s time for Nigeria to win AFCON again, says Westerhof
Taking financial literacy, inclusion to youths
Nigeria Airways Pensioners hold finance minister hostage
Obaseki harps on tech-driven civil service to support reforms
223 firms bid for sale, purchase of gas
Workers injured as picketing turns violent
DPA, EDF seal energy pact for Nigeria, others
Gunmen kill family of six in Jos
Lekki communities declare war on land grabbers
Senate seeks reform of Almajiri education system, others
Nollywood: ‘Girls Cot’ reunion at Genevieve Nnaji’s shindig @40
10-year old rapper makes music to stay away from peer pressure
Singer Iggy Azalea to press charges over leaked nude photos
Forbes Africa’s ‘My Worst Day with Peace Hyde’ Enters 3rd Season
Felabration opens artistes portal, says no registration fee
More Children’s entertainment with launch of ‘PBS Kids’

ThisDay

FG Set to Unveil Bidders of Gas Flare Commercialisation
223 companies bid for NNPC’s natural gas liquids
Two Medical Doctors Arraigned for Endangering Patient’s Life
N4bn Probe: Court Orders Arrest of Kano Emir’s Chief of Staff, Two Others
Group Calls on SEC to Probe Unclaimed Dividends of Delisted Companies
Survey: Only 10% of Family Businesses in Nigeria Have Succession Plan
APC Leaving N250bn Debt, Bauchi Gov-elect Cries out
Olowo Stool: Traditional Prime Minister Declares Contest Open
Enyimba, Rangers in Oriental Derby Opening Clash
Ekiti APC Suspends Ex-federal Lawmaker for Supporting Atiku
Kante ‘50-50’ Chance to Play for the Blues
Suit to Stop Gbajabiamila from Contesting House Speaker Withdrawn
2023: Amaechi Berates Obi, Says Igbo’ll Not Get Presidency
FG to deploy $195m maritime security equipment
Afe Babalola Insists on Restructuring of Nigeria
2019 Budget: Nigerians Should Expect Brighter Future, Says Udoma
Ambode: Our Policies Lifted More People from Poverty
Hands over formally to Sanwo-Olu
Presidential Inauguration: Police Announce Diversion of Traffic
Tribunal Dismisses PDP‘s Application for Ballot Recount in Kaduna Guber Poll
Group Calls on SEC to Probe Unclaimed Dividends of Delisted Companies
Trans-Forcados Pipeline Fire: NGO Berates FG, NOSDRA, IOCs
Group Lauds FG over Directive on Apapa Gridlock
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs Trains 40 Physically Challenged
Omisore: Retail, Key to Addressing Youth Unemployment
Cross River, Ebonyi, Rivers Dominate Eastern Conference
Europa Final: It’s Defining Verdict for Emery, Sarri in Baku Tonight
Rocchi: The Man at the Centre
Neymar Stripped of Brazil Captaincy, Replaced by Alves
Messi Keeps Up Laliga’s European Golden Shoe Dominance
Gattuso Steps Down as Milan Boss
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Daily Trust

Shettima’s steward commits suicide at Govt House
JNI hosts Christians to Ramadan fast breaking in Kogi
Police parade 56 suspected kidnappers, bandits in Kaduna
Don’t mobilise unqualified graduates, NYSC tells institutions
Court restrains Kano anti-graft agency from arresting emir Sanusi’s aides
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Buhari: I’ve no new house, shares, bank account
Two decades of democratic rule
428 senators pass through National Assembly
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Shettima’s steward commits suicide at Govt House
JNI hosts Christians to Ramadan fast breaking in Kogi
Police parade 56 suspected kidnappers, bandits in Kaduna
Liverpool’s Keita to miss Champions League final
Buhari’s interview confirms failure, incompetence in governance – PDP
Imo speaker, Ihim resigns
Fraud: Court fixes July 1 for arraignment of NFF chiefs
I became an ‘undertaker’ to emerge longest serving minister of sports – Dalung
Enyimba getting closer to NPFL title, says Abd’Allah
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Credit Direct motivates staff with cars, foreign trips
Chivita’s Frooty Happy Hour praised by Nigerian consumers
Cosgrove emerges 2019 Best
100 year-old woman, 3 daughters found dead in Ebonyi
Children’s Day: ICPC establishes 1,500 anti-corruption clubs in schools
Police arraign 2 men for allegedly smoking Indian hemp in public
Leadership at half mast
Kano emirate imbroglio: A reflection (II)
A debacle one in town
Aisha Buhari’s double standard
As Buhari second tenure kicks off
Managing Hajj: A case for project management
Breaking: UN declares Aug. 22 International Day of victims of religious violence
Alleged drugs importation: Court remands Kenyan woman in NDLEA custody
Boko Haram: Experts list ways of re-integrating repentant insurgents
Police arrest teacher over alleged sexual abuse of pupils
Editorial
Another chance to make a mark
Ambode changes Twitter profile to former governor
All set for Digital Africa Conference in Abuja
Broadband penetration to rise to 55% by 2025 – Report
Buhari urges Ecobank to support govt’s intervention in agriculture
UTME Malpractice: ICPC begins investigation
UNICEF pledges to support Kano Govt.
Nollywood: ‘Girls Cot’ reunion at Genevieve Nnaji’s shindig @40
B Naira acquires multi-million Naira Ferrari, releases new song ‘Fall on Me’
PSquare: Peter Okoye to sue show organiser in Angola
FG generates over 8billion from wood, reclaims 1,558 hectares of land
Biosafety: 45 groups caution Buhari against amended biotech act
Pollution: Over 100 Bayelsa communities tender evidence before panel
Court restrains Kano anti-graft agency from arresting Emir Sanusi’s chief of staff, 2 others
N57m fraud: I have no case to answer, Maryam Sanda’s mum tells court
”I pleaded with Sen. Melaye not to commit suicide when he threatened to kill himself” – Witness tells court

The Sun

Buhari to bad Nigerians: Behave yourself or run
Major crisis hits APC NWC
Corps members won’t go to high-risk areas, NYSC DG assures parents
Airways pensioners prevent Finance Minister from leaving office
…President has performed well, says Kalu
New dawn as Buhari, 29 govs take oath for fresh 4-year term
Ohanaeze insists on restructuring
Speakership: Plaintiff withdraws suit against Gbajabiamila
Lagos: I’ll swing into action immediately –Sanwo-Olu
Yoruba hunters vow to stop Fulani herdsmen attack
APC suspends Daramola for allegedly supporting Atiku
Jonathan: Oghiadomhe tackles Wabara
INEC to convene national dialogue on elections
Ganduje declares assets ahead of inauguration for second term — CCB
Boards of 10 govt agencies not constituted as Buhari ends 1st term
Buhari seeks Ecobank intervention to boost agriculture
Apapa gridlock: Come to Apapa and help us, truck drivers tell Buhari
Senate approves N69bn subsidy payment to 20 oil marketers
ICT: Nigeria’s broadbank, teledensity improve
INEC to convene national dialogue on elections
SuperSport’s ‘We are Sport’ Campaign takes Off on DStv
Okpekpe race promoter hails Cheprot
Europa League: Chelsea, Arsenal battle for glory
Morata determined to extend Atletico stay
Europa League final: Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad to play Chelsea
Osimhen scores fastest goal in Belgian league
France 2019: Bayana Bayana captain salutes Onome Ebi
Rebooting Nigeria’s economy
Word abuse: ‘Pensions of retirees’
Ihedioha: Sinking or swimming, we are sailing
Ganiat Fawehinmi and Bash Ali: Two of a kind
Witches and wizards behind the sufferings of many (7)
Obj, Buhari or Sultan of Sokoto can end our insecurity, doing God’s will (2)
ICT: Nigeria’s broadbank, teledensity improve
Witches and wizards behind the sufferings of many (7
Dickson accuses FG of cheating
Wike inaugurates committee to investigate councils’ transactions
Obaseki harps on tech-driven civil service to support reforms
At 80, I still enjoy cooking – Akinyemi
Back from land of the dead: How 55-year-old man got freedom after 10 years on death row
Del-York Creative Academy celebrates African day with Tony Elumelu

Tribune

FG Approves N22.6bn Final Airways Staff Pension
Buhari Wants Action On Porous Borders ― Naval Chief
Buhari To Seek Review Of N9.12trn Budget From 9th NASS
Shi’ites Protest In Abuja, Ask Buhari To Release El-Zakzaky,…
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Man kills three, injures 18 at bus stop in Japan
Business of Purpose, SMEDAN train 150 budding entrepreneurs
Osunkeye tells Universities to appoint professors outside the Academia
NYSC Corps members celebrate Children’s Day with orphans in Yola
NYSC Adamawa flags off SAED Flash Training for Corps members
$2millon arms probe: Concerned Nigerians want house of reps report on probe panel released
Frank to Buhari: Apologise to Nigerians, stop blaming Saraki, Dogara for executive failure
Amosun hands over to Abiodun ahead of inauguration in Ogun
Election Tribunal throws out suit seeking to stop Sanwo-Olu’s inaguaration
Nation building tied to transparent elections ― INEC
19,000 paramilitary personnel recruited to boost internal security ― Dambazau
Ambode hands over to Sanwo-Olu at Lagos house
Makinde warns NURTW on violence
Mining sector: Stop playing second fiddle, FG tasks professionals
Buhari blames current poverty, insecurity on past govts
Police parade Islamic teacher for defiling students
FG inaugurates erosion control project in Onitsha
Sanwo-Olu won’t disappoint Lagosians ― APC
Fashola advises parents, guardians to encourage children to participate in educational programmes
Gunmen Kill Family Of Six In Plateau
Court Rules Man Who Stabbed Brazil’s President Is ‘Mentally Ill’
45 dead, 200 missing in DRC boat accident
Without Restructuring, There Can’t Be Federalism –Adeyi
We spend our salaries to conduct research in Nigeria —Varsity don

Leadership

Crime Proceeds Bill Unsettles Anti-corruption Agencies
FG Targets 20m Jobs As PMB Signs 2019 Budget
Felipe To Complete €20M Switch To Atletico Madrid
2019 Budget: Economist Advises FG To Reduce High Cost Of Governance
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Apapa Gridlock Ultimatum: We’re Making Progress, Ensuring Sustainability — FRSC
NUSA Congratulates President Buhari, Other Elected Officials
Iran Sees No Prospect Of US Negotiations
NASS Queries Decrease In FIRS’ 2019 Proposed Non-Oil Revenue Tax Collection
No Hiding Place For Looters As Nigeria, UAE Sign Extradition Pact
FG Inaugurates New Terminal At Maiduguri Airport
Lagos, Abuja, Rivers Top In Mobile e-Commerce Usage – Study
How FG Achieved Night Operations For Benin Airport
Dangote: Africa’s Biggest Philanthropist
IB Plc Appoints Odulate Independent Non- Executive Director
Red Cheetah App Exceeds 100,000 Downloads
Nigeria Entertainment Body Set To Host IGP To Dinner/Award Night
2019 Budget: Economist Advises FG To Reduce High Cost Of Governance
Inadequate Polices, Poor Funding, Bane Of Productivity In Nigeria – Adamu
Group Urges Buhari To Appoint Youth As Sports Minister
Second Term: Buhari Promises To Make Police, Judiciary More Efficient
Mount Everest Death Toll Rises To
IG Orders Redeployment Of CP Ilyasu To Kano Command
NYSC Member Commissions Women Empowerment Project In Abuja

The Guardian

Tight security over alleged plot to disrupt Buhari’s inauguration
Pressure on Oshiomhole to resign as APC crisis deepens
AFN president, Gusau impeached over IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135, 000
Firm takes children living with down syndrome on virtual reality tour
Apapa truck owners partially comply with presidential order as directive expires
PDP, Dogara, others knock Buhari for failure in governance
Cross River to get defence, foreign affairs ministries
Okorocha left N300b liability for Ihedioha in Imo, says PDP
Amaechi urges Southeast to fight for 2023 presidency
We’ve got ball: Amstel Malta beams spotlight on Super Falcons
Sports can solve Nigeria’s security problems, Porbeni tells Buhari
After four years, Nigerian sports needs fresh elixir
Amosun approves N10 million for badminton, karate athletes
More fun in Lagos as Heineken House reopens for Champions League final
Cech upbeat as Arsenal battle Chelsea for Europa League trophy
A middling verdict on Buhari’s four-year tenure
‘Presidential system has failed Nigerians’
20 years of declining public confidence and reverse of liberal democracy
Seek ye first restructuring and all other problems will evaporate
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Investors hopeful of economic rebound as stock market gains N490b
EdFin kicks off operations, commits N1 billion to education finance
ATCON wants levy slashed to 1.5%, hamonisation of taxes
Market capitalisation inches to N490b ahead of inauguration
May 29: A clean break in Bauchi
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Mr. President, seize the moment
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Experts call for human resource for health strategic development plan

Vanguard

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Buhari’s First Tenure ‘A Bitter Pill To Swallow’ — Rights Group
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Shettima’s Steward Commits Suicide
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I’ll Step On Toes— Ihedioha
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Inauguration: Service Chiefs Assure Buhari Of Tight Security
The burden before state governors
APC boils again : Resign now, Deputy Chair tells Oshiomhole
Excitement as Ambode hands over to Sanwo-Olu
Buhari orders sale of 60% JVOA oil assets
EFCC arrests Zamfara SSG’s brother with N60m cash
Breaking: Resign now, Dep. Chair tells Oshiomhole
NBA names Amadou Gallo Fall President of Basketball Africa League
FG fulfils pledge of house to Westerhorf after 25 years
Belotti recalled, Balotelli out of Italy Euro 2020 qualifiers
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B Naira acquires multi-million naira Ferrari, releases new song “Fall on Me”.
Forbes Africa’s ‘My Worst Day with Peace Hyde’ launches season 3 with int’l billionaires
2-year-old Jude seeks N5.1m for cancer surgery
Rising suicide cases: Psychiatrists brainstorm, proffer solutions
Cabotage finally unbundled from the shackles of waivers
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Failure in meeting revenue targets worries FG — SEC DG
Russia targets Nigeria, other African countries for fish export

Daily Independent

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Australian Navy Pilots Struck By Lasers In South China Sea
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Napoli Ready To Press Bid Trigger On Offer For Tottenham Target
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Eye witnesses recount tragic last moments of Adewura Bello

‘We couldn’t save her because the flood was massive’ — man who witnessed Adewura Bello’s last moment speaks

Taiwo Adebulu

When Adewura Lateefat Bello left her place of work in Ikeja, Lagos, on May 15, she never knew that she would neither get home safely nor return there the next day but fate dealt a crushing blow on her, leaving her siblings and those who knew the young, beautiful, smart and reserved lady with memories.

It was a rainy day and the rain came with flood. The 26-year-old chartered accountant was rushing home to break the Ramadan fast with her family but just less than five minutes to her destination, she went into the journey of no return and the rest, as they say, is history.

HER LAST CONVERSATION

Around 7pm on that day, she told her sister, Fadesola, on phone, that she was around Cement bus stop, a distance of two kilometers from Gowon estate, Egbeda where her family lived. When she didn’t show up on time, Fadesola called her again; the phone rang but she did not pick. Fadesola might have assumed that it was because of the rain but when the day slipped into midnight, it dawned on the family that something was amiss but they probably didn’t know the depth of the situation. The search commenced immediately. After several hours of fruitless search, family and friends took to the social media to declare her missing, appealing to those who had information on her whereabouts to reach out but that also did not help in bringing her back.

Her corpse was said to have been found at a canal in Abule Odu in Alimosho local government area of Lagos. She was reportedly recognised thorugh the shirt she wore last and a birthmark as her face had been badly damaged.

On Sunday, Benjamin, Bello’s cousin, took to Twitter to announce that her body had been found in a canal.

“Thank you all for the search. Adewura is Dead. Her Body found in a canal. Heaven has gained an angel. We depart to meet again till we Meet again Adewura. Forever in our Heart. God, I am in pains but who am I the question you. Rip,” he tweeted.

‘WE WARNED THE MOTORCYCLE RIDER’

The manhole where Bello was believed to have slipped into. This metal fence wasn’t there when she fell

When TheCable visited the scene of the incident opposite Shagari estate, Ipaja, on Monday, the manhole was still open but had been guided with an iron fence. Residents had rallied round to prevent a recurrence of tragedy in the area.

According to witnesses, the victim had boarded a motorcycle behind the estate to take her home. As usual, the rain had wrecked havoc and flooded the street few meters away from a popular fast food restaurant. The motorcycle rider was warned not to pass through a flooded area, but he ignored the warning.

Bello was cut down in her prime

While meandering his way through the flowing water, the motorcycle tripped and fell. He was able to save himself and the motorcycle but Bello, however, was unlucky. The flood swept her away into the manhole that leads to a bigger canal.

“We warned the rider not to pass through the flood but he didn’t listen to us,” a mechanic, who didn’t want his identity disclosed, told TheCable.

“He rode near the manhole saying he could make his way through the flood to the other side. But he fell and he struggled for himself and the motorcycles. The lady was washed inside the hole. We couldn’t save her because the flood was massive.

“The driver was taken to Mosalasi police station and detained but he was later released.

“Anytime it rains, this whole place is usually covered up with high volume of water and it extends to the third street after Havana hotel. All the water from Shagari Estate, Mosan and other places around were diverted here. That’s why the whole street is bad. We always warn people not to pass there any time there’s flood.”

When asked why the manhole wasn’t covered, he said: “We had to open it anytime it rains so that the flood can pass through to the canal. If not, this place will become an ocean and destroy our properties. When we cover it, scavengers will remove it at night to sell to scrap dealers. So, it’s always open.”

An elderly man, who simply identified himself as Baba Segun, said the incident was unfortunate and avoidable. “Even as the manhole looks small, the canal is very big. Once my dog fell inside, I went inside and realised I was walking as though in subway. I think the canal terminates at a central sewage in Gemade estate.”

He added that after the flood subsided the next day, residents engaged two men to go inside the canal in search of Bello but they couldn’t get her.

“After the incident, we had to contribute money around here to put a metal fence around the manhole since we never can tell who the next victim could be, as we are in the raining season. Since we work here, we contribute money every year to buy truckloads of sand to fill the street to make it accessible for vehicles,” he said.

No policeman at Mosalasi police station was willing to speak. They insisted that only Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos state police command, could comment on the issue. TheCable had demanded update on the the motorcycle rider who was arrested in connection with the incident. Elkana did not answer calls and is yet to reply text messages sent to him since Monday evening.

A SMART AND DEVOUT MUSLIM

Speaking with TheCable, Deolu Akinsanya, a school administrator who knew certain things about the deceased, described Bello, who hailed from Lagos Island, as a brilliant lady and a devout Muslim.

“I met her October 2018 when we both sat for an international English exam. She sat beside me. We have been friends since then and I call her at least once in two weeks,” Akinsanya said.

“She was based in Kigali, Rwanda where she worked with Deloitte before coming back to Nigeria. She’s special, kindhearted, gentle, smart and very down to earth. Also a devout Muslim.”

According to him, Adewura was born on March 3, 1993, second of three children and graduated from the department of accounting, University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 2013. He said she lost her father just six months ago.

When contacted, an elder brother of the deceased declined to comment on the matter. There are reports that Bello was buried at a cemetery in the Agege area of the state on Monday but TheCable cannot independently verify this.

The death of Bello has sparked a debate among Nigerians while some blame government not living up to its responsibilities, others attributed the tragic incident to the carelessness of residents. TheCable launched a campaign for her on Monday and many have been pouring out their minds.

Credit: TheCable