Mr. ‘Fix-It’ Tony Anenih was no patriot

Mr. ‘Fix-It’ Tony Anenih was no patriot

Chief Tony Anenih

Sonala Olumhense

Chief Anthony Anenih, one of the most influential chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party from 1999 to 2016 who was widely-known as “Mr. Fix-It,” died last week, aged 85.

A veteran of various political parties since the early 1980s, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him Minister for Works in his first term. He subsequently served twice as the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, and of the Board of the Nigeria Ports Authority.

His passing was followed by a heavy avalanche of tributes as frontline politicians praised the Edo State-born politician. Among others, President Muhammadu Buhari, former Presidents Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, and PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar called him a “patriot.”

He was a political colossus and a PDP hero and legend. But he was not a patriot by any stretch of the imagination.

But Buhari extolled him as a “frontline figure” in Nigeria’s political history.

Obasanjo called him “…a national icon and authentic role model…a patriot and a nationalist of no mean order…” Jonathan said Anenih’s name “would continue to appear in gold whenever the history of this country is being rewritten.”

As a culture, we do not speak ill of the dead. Well, we ought never to speak blatant falsehood before God either or betray the living through flagrant hypocrisy. Anenih was clearly and particularly a PDP figure. He was a cold-blooded PDP-partisan who saw Nigeria through the eyes of his party; he never saw PDP through the eyes of Nigeria.

A patriot loves, asserts and defends his or her country passionately; Anenih’s passion was the PDP, right or wrong. To pronounce him a patriot insults both the term and Nigeria.

Did Anenih advocate an overriding public vision of Nigeria; if so, when, and what was it? What was his passion concerning uplifting Nigeria? What moved him to tears and what did he do about it?

Whom did he offend publicly in affirming right over wrong, ours over mine, day over night? Did he champion the cause of clean drinking water for every Nigerian…free and fair elections, free education or healthcare? Did he advocate libraries in towns and villages or opportunities for the gifted?

Was his combat in connection with maternal and child deaths nationwide?

Through 16 years and three presidencies during which Anenih was one of the top figures, the PDP brand was of political brigandage, ethical arson and administrative incompetence. Murder, looting and injustice ran the day.

Where was Anenih? He is not on record anywhere as speaking up for Nigeria publicly, as patriots do; or as working courageously for the national cause, as patriots do.

In fact, in the one matter in which he was directly involved, he admitted receiving N126 billion—not N300 billion—in four years as Minister of Works, as though N126bn were akara change. He never identified one good road nationwide for which he was responsible.

That was at the federal level. Through the 16 PDP locust years, Anenih was also the Chris Uba—or the Jagaban, if you like—of Edo State politics.

That was why, after former Labour leader Adams Oshiomhole slipped past him through the judiciary into the Edo governorship in November 2007, he made it Job One to yank out the fangs of the Edo State godfather. And that is why Oshiomhole called the 2015 presidential election in the state “a referendum between the godfathers and the great people” of Edo, and celebrated mightily when PDP was worsted.

Oshiomhole recalled that when he assumed the governorship, “every councillor in Edo State, local government chairmen, House of Assembly members, the governor and of course you have the Presidency, (were) all PDP members. Now to imagine that from Ground Zero we came in to challenge this order and of course we must not forget that when they talk about god-fatherism in Nigeria politics, it is a small, powerful, unaccountable, un-elected group.”

“Mr. Fix-It” achieved that blanket control not by subscribing to any democratic principles, but by intimidation and blackmail. If he liked you or was doing you a favour, the job or elective office you desired was yours.

For elective offices, he didn’t campaign: he simply conveyed to the other candidate that the position was unavailable and that he ran at his peril.

That is the same language he employed when he declared in an open PDP meeting in July 2004 that there was no vacancy in Aso Rock and that President Obasanjo would determine his successor. Obasanjo did.Anenih enjoyed being “Mr. Fix It.” But ‘fixing’ and ‘fixers’ are crime—usually mafia—references to operatives who use extralegal means to control or even eliminate opponents of an opposing family or a boss, or who “clean up” after terrible crimes.

Of top Nigerians claiming Anenih was a patriot who “fixed” problems, the suggestion is that he untangled problems in the national interest, but none of them could name one such national issue or resolution, or how it made Nigeria better.

In other words, if indeed Anenih had any such gifts, it was to enhance the rampage of the PDP, which means he was a key contributor to the mess of 1999-2015.

Speaking of 2015, it also turned out that Anenih was a beneficiary of the infamous ONSA, with one of the counts against Col. Sambo Dasuki being that he transferred N260 million “…to the bank account of Tony Anenih with First Bank of Nigeria Plc…”

Speaking at a Benin City rally of the APC in December 2015, Oshiomhole scoffed: “Even at old age, (Anenih) collected N260 million.”

Anenih may have inspired the PDP as a criminal enterprise that broke all the rules of democracy, he didn’t illuminate or advance Nigeria. In Anenih’s PDP, Nigeria became the epicenter of human greed and official impunity and duplicity. In it, success was measured in what you could corner for yourself, no matter how many children were left starving to death.

That is why the country is littered with policy hoaxes and uncompleted projects and programmes, including a $16bn electricity scam. Think about it: last week, the Global Fund announced in Abuja a new grant of $660m to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria in the next three years.

The Global Fund had previously invested $2.6 billion dollars in the same projects, most of which disappeared into the quicksands of ramshackle governance in Abuja championed by the PDP; the new $660m is guaranteed to go the same way.

Somehow the All Propaganda Conglomerate took over and has compounded that template. But patriotism is not manufactured in graveside tributes, but by toil and tears expended in life.

As a human being, I condole the Anenih family. As a Nigerian, however, I regret I am unable to accept the fiction of his “patriotism.”

In the end, patriotism is sacrifice for a beloved nation. Perhaps, then, we should be grateful Anenih chose to die in Nigeria; our slave-masters normally prefer to die anywhere else.

(Reactions of 500 words or less, particularly from anyone who has specifics of Anenih’s “patriotism,” are welcome).

Credit: The Punch

News Headlines Nov 4, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 4, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

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Man rapes own mother, mother-in-law, blames spirit

B-i-z-a-r-r-e! Man rapes own mother, mother-in-law

•Says ‘a spirit pushes me to rape older women’

By Ifeanyi Okolie

A 32-year-old farmer in Kaduna state, Shekari David, who was arrested recently by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, for carrying out several armed robberies and rape in Kaura Local Government area of Kaduna State, has confessed raping his own mother and mother-in-law who he said were between the ages of 65 and 70. He also said that his wife has abandoned him and married another man because of his penchant for raping older women.
Sources at the IRT, disclosed that David ran into trouble recently when the operatives who were deployed to Kaduna State by the Inspector General of Police to combat the high rate of kidnapping, armed robbery and violent crime, got information that he and members of his gang who specialized in snatching motorcycles from their owners at gun point, were planning to carry out an operation around Kaura Local Government headquarters.

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A source explained that David was arrested in his hideout in Manchie area of Kaura LGA following a tip off by a member of a vigilante while a stolen motorcycle was also recovered from him. The vigilante man also described David as a notorious serial rapist who specialized in raping older women residing within Manchie and environ.

The source said; “It was a member of the vigilante who assisted us in arresting David, when we came to Manchie to look for him. We found him and members of his gang in their hideout and we arrested and recovered a motorcycle from them.

Then the vigilante informed us that David had been a major threat to old women in their community as he always sneaked into their apartments at night to rape them. Members of the community had reported that on two occasions he raped his own mother and his mother in-law. He however promised to turn a new leaf when he was caught but he never changed. They added that David’s activities had thrown older women in the community into panic as they were scared to sleep at night.

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When Vanguard interviewed David he explained that he didn’t know what came over him any time he got drunk as he would just go around town looking for older women to rape. He admitted not doing it for ritual purpose but wondered if anyone had cast a spell on him.

His confession

“I am a farmer and I was once married but my wife abandoned me due to my penchant for raping older women. I don’t know if I am under a spell but whenever I am drunk a spirit comes into me and I will be going around looking for women. I have been beaten over this issue severally but I still can’t control myself whenever I get drunk. I raped my mother during our last Moroha Festival after I got drunk. I couldn’t find any old woman to rape and when I got home I found my mother sleeping and I penetrated and raped her. My mother screamed when she saw me on top of her and our neighbors gathered. Everyone saw that I was drunk and when I became sober I begged her for forgiveness and she accepted. When my wife heard about it she was angry and she left the house and went back to her parent before she later found another man who married her.

Not long after that, I attended another festival in my wife’s community known as Mahuta and I became drunk again. In the night I went to the house of my ex-wife’s mother and found her sleeping. I then raped my mother-in-law but the woman shouted and people came around and caught me. I was given a beaten of my life before I was asked to go. I don’t know what usually comes over me when I am drunk. That spirit normally pushes me to rape older women” he lamented

Police arrest cook who allegedly kills his boss

Bademosi’s suspected killer arrested in Ondo

By Babatope Okeowo, Akure

Men of the Ondo State Police Command paraded the suspected killer of Chief Ope Bademosi in Akure, the state capital.

Bademosi was allegedly stabbed to death last Wednesday by his cook, Sunday Afobale in his Park View residence in Lagos State.

Afobale was arrested in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state. Ondo is the town of the late Bademosi.

The 22-year-old suspect who allegedly killed his boss some three days after he was brought from Ondo to Lagos was arrested with two other suspects and paraded by the state police command.

Speaking on his arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Femi Joseph, disclosed that detectives from Ondo town were able to track him and two other suspects in Ondo.

Joseph explained that the suspect, who is from Republic of Benin, has made some confessional statement about the incident and promised to inform the general public about what transpire and how the young man killed the septuagenarian.

His words “It would be recalled that three days ago, the Beninonise cook of Chief Ope Bademosi reportedly stabbed his boss to death and ran away and since then police has declared him wanted.

“But fortunately for us today DPO Fagun, Ondo town, SP Olajide Samuel and his team were able to track and arrested the suspect along with two other suspects in Ondo town,

“He is in our custody and has been giving us useful information but because the case happened in Lagos state, the state police command have handed him over back to our men in Lagos state where the incident happened.

“We will not want to talk too much about the suspect for now because he’s still giving us useful information in order not to jeopardise our investigation on the case, he has said many things that would be helpful for us, we still want to remain silence on the information

“He has been giving us some information and as soon as we completed our investigation here in Ondo state and Lagos state police command, we shall surely let the whole Nigeria know what really transpire and how the badly incident took place.

“We have done the major aspect of the job by arresting him, so whatever happens later we will let you people know”.

“We will not want to talk too much about the suspect for now because he is still giving us useful information in order not to jeopardize our investigation on the case.

“He has said many things that would be helpful for us, we still want to remain silence on the information he has been given to us and as soon as we completed our investigation here in Ondo state and Lagos state police command, we shall surely let the whole Nigeria know what really transpire and how the incident took place.”

Minimum Wage: Organised Labour insists on strike despite court order stopping action

Minimum Wage: Organised Labour insists on strike despite court ruling

NAN

The Organised Labour has insisted on embarking on a nationwide strike over the non-implementation of N30, 000 as the new National Minimum Wage, in spite of the National Industrial Court ruling in Abuja.

Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja has restrained the organised labour from proceeding on nationwide strike on Friday.

The nationwide strike by organised labour is scheduled to commence on Nov. 6 over the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country.

According to Wabba, we are not aware of any court ruling and we have not being served any notice.

“We have just concluded our joint organ meetings of the Central Working Committees of the Labour Centres of the NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) here in Lagos.

“The meeting is the final preparation for a full engagement with the government on the new National Minimum Wage and we have taken our decision to go on the strike.

“Our decision is to go ahead with the nationwide strike unless the government does the needful,” he said.

Also, Mr Musa Lawal, TUC General Secretary, also told NAN said the centre was not was aware of any court ruling concerning the planned strike by organised labour.

“We are not aware because we have not been served any court order; we have taken our decision and we are going to stand by that,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) had issued a communique after its meeting claiming that state governors can only pay N22, 500, as the new national minimum wage.

The organised labour has reiterated its position that any figure below N30, 000 would not be acceptable to labour.

Labour had earlier called on its members to mobilise in preparation for the commencement of an indefinite strike on Nov. 6, unless necessary steps are taken to adopt the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee.

Suicide: How FRCN driver jumped from Third Mainland Bridge into lagoon – Eyewitness

How FRCN driver jumped from Third Mainland Bridge into lagoon – Eyewitness

Afeez Hanafi

George Ikechukwu, a businessman in the Surulere area of Lagos State, said he witnessed the moment a middle-aged man, Sheriff Oladejo, jumped into the lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge on Friday.

Ikechuwku, in a chat with Saturday PUNCH, said his vehicle was directly behind the Toyota Corolla car in which Oladejo was.

The deceased according to News Agency of Nigeria, was a driver attached to an Assistant Director in charge of Information Communication Technology unit of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.

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He was said to have been newly posted from the FRCN Training School located in Shogunle to the Broadcasting House in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Explaining what transpired shortly before the suicide, Ikechukwu said there was light traffic along UNILAG waterfront end of the bridge as a result of a vehicle that broke down on the road.

He said Oladejo, who was sitting at the back of the car, hurriedly opened the door and in a split second, clung to the railings of the bridge.

The businessman said, “We were on Third Mainland Bridge after the UNILAG Waterfront about 9am. I was behind the brown Toyota Corolla 2001 model where the man was. There were three people inside the car, the driver and a woman sitting in the front. The man sat at the back.

“There was a faulty vehicle on the road, so we all had to reduce our speed. I noticed the car (the Toyota Corolla) in front of me slowed down, and the man jumped out in front my car. I thought their car was over-flooding and he wanted to call the attention of the fishermen to help them with water or he wanted to urinate. But the next thing I saw was that the tall man climbed the culvert. He wore a grey shirt with brown trousers and a cap. The man wore a very desperate look. He should be in his late 40s.

“My wife and I were looking at him as he held the railings and jumped into the water, head-first. I parked immediately and disembarked from my car. The driver of the Toyota Corolla also came down. We could not see any trace of his body because the water was calm.”

Ikechukwu said they called for help and three fishermen responded. He said the fishermen searched the water for about 30 minutes without success.

“We later drove to a checkpoint where policemen were. The driver was shouting and panicking. He was saying something in Yoruba, which I did not understand. I left the scene when my wife started fidgeting,” he added.

Our correspondent learnt that Oladejo’s body was later recovered by a joint team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Marine Police, Lagos State Waterways Authority and Rapid Response Squad.

LASEMA General Manager, Mr. Tiamiyu Adesina, said the agency received a distress call at 9.25 am.

“A preliminary report at the scene revealed that the victim asked the driver to stop on the bridge for him to urinate and then he jumped into the lagoon. The body was recovered and taken to the LASWA jetty at Ebute Ero. It was thereafter handed over to the Adekunle Police Division for further investigation.”

The Lagos State Police Publ Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed that the man was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla car, adding that the deceased had been identified by his relatives.

“The man’s name is Sherifu Oladejo. He was a passenger in that vehicle. He was a driver,” he added.

Credit: The Punch

News Headlines Nov 3, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 3, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

2019: Opposition parties kick as Buhari gets attestation of result from WAEC
Two global banks close offices in Nigeria
2019: Oshiomhole bashes Okorocha, Amosun as APC submits governorship list to INEC
Man rapes mother, former in-law, blames act on idleness
F-SARS nabs most wanted Imo kidnappers, recovers pistol, vehicle
Alaibe, other APC chieftains defect to PDP
2019: Opposition parties kick as Buhari gets attestation of result from WAEC
Two global banks close offices in Nigeria
Six ways couples can effectively manage finances
2019: Oshiomhole bashes Okorocha, Amosun as APC submits governorship list to INEC
2019: El-Rufai picks fellow Muslim, Hadiza Balarabe, as running mate
Routes couples can re-design a hot, erotic sex life (2)
Mikel shouldn’t be forced out of Eagles – Coaches
Orji Kalu hospitalised in Germany for undisclosed ailment
Man rapes mother, former in-law, blames act on idleness
Police arrest two for attempting to secretly bury cult member
Nigerian government has killed 2,000 of our members – Musa, Shiites spokesperson
Over 300 Anglican priests protest against Obiano, block govt house entrance
$5m bribery video: Ganduje fails to appear before panel, sends commissioner
Two global banks close offices in Nigeria
F-SARS nabs most wanted Imo kidnappers, recovers pistol, vehicle
Togolese cook who killed Lagos boss arrested in Ondo
How FRCN driver jumped from Third Mainland Bridge into lagoon – Eyewitness
Thief’s hand trapped inside tank while trying to steal fuel
Wife seeks divorce over husband’s poor sexual performance
Convoy shoots at corps members in front of police station
As controversy continues to surround Buhari’s WAEC certificate
We’ve lost confidence in Oshiomhole’s NWC, say aggrieved Edo APC women
2019: Criminal elements plotting to buy guns for youths, Dickson alleges
Don’t compare Buhari with Atiku, Kwara gov candidate tells Ezekwesili
2019: INEC to deploy speedboats, life jackets in Taraba
2019: TMG, voters launch ‘charter of demands’ for candidates
Two global banks close offices in Nigeria
Foreign reserves sink below $42bn, lowest in eight months
Govt’ll protect emerging industries through fiscal policies – Minister
Employ more air traffic controllers, NATCA tells FG
FG wants Google to extend free WiFi to markets
We eat together, bathe together and sleep together –Oparaeke and Philomena, married for 61 years
If I could make a wish, I’d ask God for my legs – Oyedele, polio survivor
I became more affluent after my retirement from civil service –Ahmed Joda
Mikel shouldn’t be forced out of Eagles – Coaches
I’m still in shock over D’Tigress’ World Cup heroics – Ezinne
Mbappe, Neymar steer PSG to new win record
Leicester City players to attend club owner’s funeral in Thailand
UEFA, PSG, Man City targeted in Football Leaks revelations
Arsenal vs Liverpool: We want to write a new history, Emery says
We once got into trouble with a popular church for using its pastor as meme – Bakre, KRAKSTV CEO
The good result I had in first year boosted my confidence –Ogunsanya, LASU best graduate
FG to pay N71bn outstanding counterpart fund, says UBEC boss
Why people think I am gay –Benson Okonkwo
Wizkid, Tiwa Savage video gave me 14,000 more Instagram followers –Mr. Jollof
My wife is intelligent, it’s difficult marrying someone like me –IK Ogbonna dismisses marriage breakup rumours
Illbliss, Reminisce prove Nigerian rappers have future in acting
If I had stayed in Nigeria, I’d have lost relationship with God –Rooftop MC’s Soul Snatcha
How depression brought out the talent in me –Real Warri Pikin
Virginity till marriage doesn’t cause problematic child delivery!
Burden of the soul…
Six ways couples can effectively manage finances
Routes couples can re-design a hot, erotic sex life (2)
Would you still vote for a partner who had shunned your counsel not to contest for a political post?

The Nation

2019 governorship: Amosun, Okorocha lose out as APC insists on Dapo Abiodun, Uzodinma
President Buhari, WAEC and PDP’s toxic air
Presidency taunts PDP as Buhari gets WAEC attestation certificate
Minimum wage: Court stops workers’ planned strike
‘Why I raped my 65-yr-old mother, 70-yr-old mother-in-law’
Alleged video clip: I did not collect, has not collected and will never collect bribe’
Drama as protesting priests block Anambra Govt House
Minimum wage above N22,500 will lead to inflation, says group
Parties in last-minute rush to submit candidates’ names
CBN injects $337.16m, 56.17m CNY into retail secondary market intervention sales
We invested N2.7t in capital projects, says Osinbajo
I’ll remain fair to all Nigerians—Buhari
Minister harps on religious tolerance as church marks centenary
Trade policy: FG vows to protect emerging industries
Refusal to pay N975m was the beginning of my problem with Health Ministry, says NHIS boss
CAF picks Gambia’s Gassama for Nov 17 tie
Buhari, Tinubu meet in Aso Rock
Buhari receives WAEC certificate
Court strikes out Ekiti LG chairmen’s suit against Fayemi
12 expert tips for dating after a divorce
9 things you should never say to a divorced woman
Seven ways to prepare for marriage while you’re still single
Court remands four for allegedly stealing N1.301b from Police
Rector urges workers to check health status
NGO trains 4,053 women in vocations
Lecturer drags Osun Poly to court over alleged unlawful termination
Better late than never on NHIS
Time to seriously get going with our agriculture
Restoring Maritime Academy’s lost tradition
Edo remodels 20 Primary Health Centres
A boost for construction in Niger Delta coastal communities

ThisDay

‘Djokovic has Exceeded all Expectations’
As Dimeji Bankole Enters Ogun Race
Ibeshi Sues PDP, INEC, Ayade for N1.2b over Disqualification from Governorship Primary
CBN: Foreign Investment Falls By $500m in 2018 Q1
HSBC UBS Close Nigeria Offices
Weep Not for Abdul’aziz Yari
Balarabe Leads Albishir’s Group to Yobe APC
Don’t Go Low, Go High On Issues!
The Battle of The Nigerian Generals
Who’s Holding Buhari Captive?
Ada Slim Grabs Her Oyinbo Lover
Akpororo Dazzles His Super Mum
Omoni Oboli – Relishing 18 Years of Marital Bliss
Fresh Trouble for Richard Nyong
Lagos First Lady, Bolanle Ambode’s Homily
Kemi Adeosun Resurfaces
Udom: Akwa Ibom Interest Above Self
Again, Buhari Meets Tinubu Behind Closed-doors
Computer Village Traders Seek FG’s Intervention on Growth
Store Unveils iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max in Lagos
Indomie Sustains Support as Lagos Unveils 2018 Spelling Bee Champion
Chelsea Dry Gin Rewards Consumers at Felabration 2018
Future Jaguar Land Rover Vehicles will Help to Cure Motion Sickness
Bendtner Sentenced to 50 Days in Jail for Assault
2018 Lagos Kids Mini-Marathon Holds Today in Ikoyi
Idowu Gives Condition before Joining Dynamo Kiev
Ada Slim Grabs Her Oyinbo Lover
Fresh Trouble for Richard Nyong
Lagos First Lady, Bolanle Ambode’s Homily
Kemi Adeosun Resurfaces
Muyiwa Akinlabi’s Generosity
Uche Jombo: ‘Heaven On My Mind’ Not a Christian Film

The Sun

2019: Why Tinubu will work for Atiku – Abba Gana
My relationship with Atiku not about 2019 –Tinubu
APC crisis deepens in Imo, Ogun, Zamfara
Guber ticket: Okorocha, Amosun, Yari lose out
MONSTER! School leaver rapes mum, wife’s grandmother
WAEC presents certificate to Buhari
Love and infertility
Court restrains APC, INEC from substituting Nwosu’s name
What Evans told us while in our custody – Police
Nigerian-Ghanaian traders crisis: FG summons Ghanaian High Commissioner
Second outing for Our Son the Minister
Yahaya Dangana: From private playwright to national prominence
NASS budgets passage delay hinders projects completion -Buhari
NCC establishes industry code to regulate internet access
2019 election: WAEC presents certificate to Buhari
Lalong declares state of emergency on tourism sector
Video clips: Ganduje denies receiving bribe from contractor
Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears

Daily Trust

Court stops planned strike by NLC, TUC
WAEC confirms Buhari’s WASC result
…Presidency, WAEC deceiving Nigerians – PDP
Buhari to N/Assembly: Your budget delays retard projects
Labour insists on N30,000 minimum wage
Imo guber: Okorocha loses as APC submits Uzodinma’s name
Again, Tinubu meets Buhari in Villa
Dura-Du: Others suffered same fate as Gen. Alkali
Man who raped own mum, mother in-law lands in IGP’s net
Anointed candidates: How Buhari, Tinubu backed Oshiomhole on Amosun, Okorocha, Yari
Buhari’s best not good for Nigeria – Prof Hagher
Tinubu visits President Buhari at Aso Rock
FCT FA League enters second round as 12 clubs battle for NWL Div 3 playoff ticket
Where are they now – the history-making 1976 Shooting Stars squad?
HiFL denies court injunction as UAM Tillers face UNICAL Malabites in final today
Floods push up prices in Bayelsa
FG summons Ghana envoy over treatment of Nigerian traders
Sustainability Week: How Dangote staff uplifted host communities
7 suspected land grabbers remanded for attempted murder
I stole church’s megaphone after deliverance service for me there – Convict
72-yr-old herbalist begs court to end 13-yr-old marriage to wife
ELEGY FOR GENERAL ALKALI
NCC establishes industry code to regulate internet access
Huawei targets varsity students with ICT contest
Industrial court judgment can’t stop impeding nationwide strike – TUC
How FG is losing multi-billion naira Gurara Irrigation assets
You can make millions farming mushroom — expert
Dangote hires 15 foreign Professors for Kano University
Stay away from cultism, Police tell students
Jennifer Lopez admits it’s easier dating Alex Rodriguez than it was Ben Affleck
Beyoncé pays homage to R&B icon Toni Braxton for Halloween
5 Nigerian directors making major waves
Benue: Court sacks legislator, orders refund of salaries, allowances
I didn’t sue Buhari, says suspended NHIS boss

Tribune

Rivers : Confusion over Supreme Court ruling as APC NWC insists on Cole
Rivers: INEC rejects APC’s list Says no extension of deadline
Why we won’t submit Buhari’s WASC to INEC — APC
BREAKING: WAEC presents certificate to Buhari
Buhari, Weah bag awards at CEPEJ’s conference in Minna
Fresh fears over economy as HSBC, UBS leave Nigeria
Kalu undergoes surgery in Germany, not in coma —Wife
INEC discovers 22 polling booths in politicians’ homes in Akwa Ibom
Court strikes out suit by Ekiti LG against Fayemi
In Lagos, candidates dissect Nigeria and its problems
Oyakhire mourns Anenih
Mass defection hits ADC as scores of supporters join Alao-Akala in ADP
She refused to cook for me; slapped me in the presence of my relatives —Man
He threatened me with divorce thrice, please separate us —Wife
My wife went away with my belongings; insisted our son belongs to another man —Second husband
He constantly accused me of infidelity; stole my money, ruined my business —Wife
Ringing sensations in my ears
Does breast sucking lead to sagging?
Are energy drinks safe?
Enduring legacies of Orlando Owoh

The Guardian

‘Before you can take care of others, you must be in good health’
Certificate controversy: Buhari receives confirmation of WASC result
Counting human and economic loss of delayed, cancelled flights
NSE lifts suspension on Unity Bank shares
Fayemi moves to reposition education in Ekiti
FG to tackle trade challenges with new platform
APC crisis: Court issues contempt notice on Oshiomhole and INEC chairman
Businessman docked for trafficking in 1.06kg of heroine
Labour insists on strike despite court ruling
United not in title race, says Mourinho
‘Fear of failure behind Rohr’s neglect of home-based players’
Ghana varsity, others battle for medals as WAUG lights up Port Harcourt
Loya Milk, Nigeria aquatics federation sign pact on swimming development
Unical battles University of Agriculture, Makurdi for HIFL trophy
First Bank, customs, four others qualify for Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League
Watch: Barbra Streisand Performs Cardi B On ‘Carpool Karaoke’
Rose Alaba in 50, 50 loving with Mayorkun
South African based singer, obafemi, releases Duro
AMAA 2018… What went down in Kigali
‘Sustainability, policy predictability key concerns for foreign investors’
El Clasico: Barcelona the lifeblood of the Catalonia region

New Telegraph

Buhari blames NASS over uncompleted projects
Buhari, APC won’t rig 2019 elections –Group
Buhari, travel ban and the Nigerian project
PHOTOS: Man jumps into Lagos Lagoon, dies
Bademosi’s suspected killer arrested in Ondo
Orji Kalu not in coma – Wife
Bribery video: Ganduje denies collecting bribe from any contractor NEWS
JUST IN: Court stops NLC, TUC’s planned strike
Atiku: APC places 4 govs, 12 chieftains on watchlist
Shi’ites: Military bullets can’t stop us
SHOCKING REVELATION!: I raped my mum because there were no other old women around
I was nervous when shortlisted to ac t in The Meeting –Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor
CERTIFICATE SAGA: CUPP, PDP kick as WAEC issues certificate to Buhari
2019: Okorocha, Amosun lose out as APC submits Uzodinma, Abiodun’s names to INEC
Kalu not in coma, says wife
SHOW BIZ2 hours agoWe’ve overshot the N20million budget for The Chronicles – Ufomadu
HENRY NWOSU: I disappointed many female admirers bec ause of my love for football
Odigie-Oyegun: Buhari rebuilding economic foundation
Atiku: APC places 4 govs, 12 chieftains on watchlist
Shi’ites: Military bullets can’t stop us
CERTIFICATE SAGA: CUPP, PDP kick as WAEC issues certificate to Buhari
2019: Okorocha, Amosun lose out as APC submits Uzodinma, Abiodun’s names to INEC
Odigie-Oyegun: Buhari rebuilding economic foundation
NHIS crisis: Reps summon Boss Mustaphah, Emefiele
HSBC, UBS close Nigeria representative office –CBN
Aba residents fall for antics of ‘Wonder banks’
$850,000 fraud: U.S. court jails two Nigerians 95 months
Tricycle riders petition Lagos govt, police over extortion, assaults
Subscribers file suit against Lekki Gardens, MD over over distortion of layout
4 hours agoFinnish policewoman attempts suicide after swindled by Nigerian
Idoma group seeks justice for rape victim
Bademosi’s suspected killer arrested in Ondo
Hot senatorial race for Saraki, Ahmed
Nuance: Butler’s first solo in Nigeria opens at Temple Muse
Election roles, too dirty for lecturers –Professor Abubakar
Ricciardo: Why Hamilton is better than Vettel
FWC Champions FC official launch holds today
Ndidi, Iheanacho want to win for late Leicester owner
Salam calls out Durodola after victory over Gonorenda
Ambode, Dalung unveil World Para Powerlifting logo and mascot
SHOCKING REVELATION!: I raped my mum because there were no other old women around
I was nervous when shortlisted to ac t in The Meeting –Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor
We’ve overshot the N20million budget for The Chronicles – Ufomadu
INVESTIGATION
COMMUNITIES WHERE BITUMEN IS FOUND: Unfulfilled promises have dashed our hope of sitting on goldmine Don Jazzy praises father for bagging university degree in old age

News Headlines Nov 2, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 2, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Ogun, Imo govs renew attack on Oshiomhole
Kanu’s escape: Court asked to order prosecution of Fani-Kayode, Abaribe, others
Buhari’s son begins NYSC 11 months after bike injury
Controversy as Lagos DPP declines prosecuting suspected APC thugs
Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military
Bolt’s Australian football dream collapses
2019: Ondo APC members protest, reject senatorial candidate
Fraudsters collecting death benefits of living workers — PenCom
ADC insists on Lanlehin for Oyo gov
Alleged $5m bribery: Kano Assembly panel summons Ganduje today
MTN issues frightened foreign investors — US, UK envoys
Undergraduate cultists arrested after a successful hit
Yuletide: NNPC, BP sign petrol supply deal
Atiku will reduce fuel price, says PDP
EFInA Fintech Challenge Grant Request for Proposals: Supporting new concepts to enhance the uptake…
Certificate saga: APP chairman asks court to disqualify Buhari from 2019 poll
Lagos trader commits suicide to spite mother
NHIS council, workers meet Reps, list allegations against Yusuf
APC chiefs ask court to disqualify Masari, other candidates
Obasanjo’s son meets Buhari inside Aso Rock
Man arraigned for attempted murder
SARS arrests undergraduate for armed robbery in Imo
20-year-old remanded in prison for attempting to kill father
Sylva’s ex-aide seeks transfer of rape trial to another judge
Army discovers illegal military training camp in Taraba
Youths are not leaders of tomorrow —Stella Oduah
2019: Agbaje picks lawyer, Haleemat Busari, as running mate
Delta APC faction sues Oshiomhole, INEC for contempt
I didn’t sue the President, says NHIS boss
Ekiti Gov poll: Tribunal rejects petitioners’ plea to add a witness
Yuletide: NNPC, BP sign petrol supply deal
NSE suspends trading in Unity Bank, five others’ shares
2018 budget: FG spent N3.64tn in eight months
Union Bank grows Q3 profit to N14.7bn
CBN, NERDC introduce financial literacy to secondary schools
Don blames govt takeover for cultism, drug abuse in schools
Only 45% of girls in northern Nigeria attend school – UNICEF
Matching grant will reduce population of out-of-school children — Ezekwesili
FG to revamp basic education with skills-based curriculum — Osinbajo
I became a poet by responding to Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – Ofeimun
Mba donates books to MultiChoice library
Once again, Our Son the Minister hits the stage
Baba Ijesha becomes Booku Chicken ambassador
Don Jazzy’s dad bags Bachelor’s degree
American model, Blac Chyna, visits Abuja for private pool party
How to manage chlamydia infection
Air pollution kills 600,000 children annually – WHO
‘Pregnancy within 12 months of childbirth comes with risks’
Children with asthma have higher risk of obesity
Babies born to men older than 35 may have higher risk of health problems — Study
Nine essential WhatsApp tricks you should know
Editorial: Easing the environment, attracting FDI
Obatala visits ’Wole Soyinka at 83
Let el-Rufai prove Kaduna people are relatives
Re: On Osinbajo’s corruption shock
Nigerian youth: A generation on edge
Routes couples can re-design a hot, erotic sex life (1)

The Nation
How Ondo chief was murdered by house help
NNPC pumps up petrol price from Fuel Fund
Okorocha, Amosun accuse Oshiomhole of injustice
Memories of DSS invasion as Buhari, Daura hold talks
CBN issues guidelines for Payment Service Banks
2019: We won’t interfere in INEC’s duties, Amaechi tells EU
Boko Haram kills 13 people in fresh Borno attack
Khashoggi’s murder sparks calls for safety of journalists
Durotoye is ANN presidential candidate
Anambra South: Uba brothers battle for senate
PPN strategises for Al-Mustapha in Southwest
ADC has bright chance in Kogi, says Abejide
‘Sanwo-Olu will build on Ambode’s achievement’
Delta APC primaries: Court issues contempt notice on Oshiomhole, INEC Chairman
Munich, St. Petersburg bid to host UEFA Champions League final
‘Registration certificate not needed for clearing cargoes’
‘How Nigeria can export more farm products’
Survey: Nigeria, Kenya to lead Africa’s economies
We’ll end multiple taxation in Benue’
Wema Bank assures workers on incentives
Expert urges increased support for rice farmers
Court remands four for allegedly stealing N1.301b from Police
Rector urges workers to check health status
LASTMA Comptroller dies 44 days to daughter’s wedding
No Visionscape in environment law, says Speaker
Govt, Skool Media retool schools with laptops, security gadgets
Lecturer drags Osun Poly to court over alleged unlawful termination
Ex-MBGN, Anita Iseghohi announces separation from hubby
Okorocha to Oshiomhole: Prove your integrity
On the ladder of democracy
Segun Ayobolu
Editorial: Mr. Fix It

ThisDay
Again, Boko Haram Kills 15 in Borno IDP Camp, Communities
NNPC Shores up Fuel Supply with BP Oil Deal
Atiku Will Crash Petrol Price, PDP Assures Nigerians
Odukoya, Owolabi Charge Women to Activate Inner Beauty
Mwanga Africa Announces Endearing Range of Scented Candles, Diffusers
Ooni of Ife Commends Airtel for Supporting Olojo Festival
UNICEF Partners YBR as Advocates of Positive Change
Gani Adams Charges Govt., Private Sector on Support for Cultural Events
U.S. Promotes Cross-Cultural Collaboration as 13 American Writers Participate in Ake Festival
Quramo Writers’ Night of Honour
All Eyes on EDOFEST 2018
9Mobile Announces Judges for 2018 Photography Contest
The Lure of Lagos Book and Art Festival
Flytime Music Festival Holds December…
AFRIFF to Focus on Women
AFRIMA Unveils Hosts For Fifth Edition
Seun Kuti Recounts Family’s Suffering in the Hands of Soldiers over Fela
MTN Foundation to Sponsor Simply Poetry, Others
America’s Moral Burden on the Murder of Khashoggi
Understanding the Power of Gwamna as the Driving Force in Gombe
The Audacity of a Grassroots Candidate
Distinct Landmarks in Ugwuanyi’s Tenure
PDP Cautions Tinubu against Unsavoury Comments on Atiku
Lagos PDP Guber Candidate, Agbaje, Picks Female Running Mate
AFC to Finalise N36bn Investment in Nigeria’s Mining Sector
Former NDDC Boss, Top APC Chieftains Join PDP in Bayelsa
Farmers Lose 70 Hectares of Rice Farm to Flood
A’ Ibom Plans Demolition of Illegal Structures
LG Unveils Google Assistant TVs
MaxAir Expands Operation to Port Harcourt, Yola
Victor Moses’ Exit from Stamford Bridge Imminent
Egypt’s Al Ahly in Supremacy Battle with Esperance
10,000 Runners for Bet9ja Lagos Women Run 2018
Customs, Rocks, Angels Confirm Final Slots in Abuja
Thailand to Hold Special Funeral Rite for Leicester Owner
LaLiga: Tightest Title Race in Years Resumes with Barcelona in Spanish Capital
Odukoya, Owolabi Charge Women to Activate Inner Beaut
UNICEF Partners YBR as Advocates of Positive Change
U.S. Promotes Cross-Cultural Collaboration as 13 American Writers Participate in Ake Festival
EDITORIAL: THE PENALTY REGIME FOR GAS FLARING

The Sun

2019: IGP places police on red alert
Shi’ites/security clashes: US demands probe, concerned over casualties
Kalu hale, hearty – Aide
NNPC, British Petroleum sign petrol supply agreement
Boko Haram kills Islamic cleric, wife, 3 kids, 8 others
Alleged ‘bribery’ videos: Ganduje appears before Kano Assembly panel today
Imo guber: Oshiomhole on his own – Okorocha
2019: IGP places police on red alert
Our link with Iran not subversive, says El-Zakzaky group
Military discovers illegal security training camp in Taraba
Imo APC primary: My name hasn’t been dropped – Uche Nwosu
PDP, APC using stolen wealth to win elections – Abdulsalam, Labour Party chairman
2019: Why we’re mobilising Nigerian varsity students for elections
Buhari vs Atiku: North undecided yet, Arewa youths insist
How technology improved poultry farming in Nigeria – Dekoraj Farms boss
Afreximbank tasks Africa on trade transformation
Int’l Drink festival holds in Lagos November
NPA reiterates commitment to attain ISO 9001,OHSAS 18001 certificate
INEC to begin display of voters’ register Nov 6 in Edo
INEC honours 77 staff in Ebonyi, pledges commitment to credible 2019 polls
Pogba: Juve is my home
Bayern bid to host 2021 UCL final
Lokosa fails trials in China
Go, Moses Go, Sarri tells Victor Moses
Flying Eagles know WAFU Cup foes Nov 6
Djokovic back on top after Nadal withdraws in Paris
Newcastle United skipper Lascelles signs new 6-year deal
Munich, St. Petersburg bid to host 2021 UEFA Champions League final
Paris Masters: Djokovic set up Cilic quarter-finals clash
Sterling extends City deal until 2023
No FG allocation for Bash Ali’s fight -Dalung
Mbappe hunts for Golden Boy award
Cece Winans to feature in Women of Praise 2018 concert in Nigeria
2023? Non-starter for South-West
Niger Delta, riverine communities and Okowa
Why marriage is not for everyone
The Shia uprising and now we must be guided
APGA: A betrayal of historic proportion
Beyond Buhari and Atiku
Minimum wage and crushing poverty
2019 election: The risk Nigerians must take
Averting death of Igbo Language
Oyo: Ajimobi approves payment of outstanding salaries
TESTMASTER launches National Sec. Sch. Maths Quiz
Why Islamic music is dying in Nigeria – Akobi Esan, singer
Commitment, master plan’ll drive growth of Lagos tourism’
Mbappe hunts for Golden Boy award
The renewable energy option
Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi (1939-2018)
Boko Haram kills Islamic cleric, wife, 3 kids, 8 others

Daily Trust

2019: Concerns over scant details on INEC’s website
Alleged fraud: Reps begin probe of NHIS crisis
We’ll make Nigeria’s economy better — Buhari
Abuja teaching hospital to get isolation ward — Minister
Earth tremor hits Abuja again
NSE suspends six listed companies from trading
Shiites – military clashes: U.S. urges FG to probe fatalities
Armed banditry: Zamfara to recruit 8,500 civilian JTF members
Atiku will reduce fuel price if elected president – PDP
Parents of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls get food, livelihood package
IMN denies link to terrorism, accuses security agents of infiltration
Elumelu, Akufo-Addo, Davido, others listed for AEMA continental awards
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APC: Our candidates’ list for INEC ready
Okorocha meets Buhari, says Tinubu wrong on Oshiomhole
…He’s guilty of injustice — Amosun
IGP Queens thrash Equity Angels in Zenith Bank Women’s League
Presidential panel grills Dikko
Top 8 volleyball league compulsory for all clubs – Nimrod
FG to conduct impact assessment on privatised enterprises
CBN tightens noose on BDCs, introduces new corporate governance rules
MDAs still inflate IT projects to siphon funds – NITDA
7 suspected land grabbers remanded for attempted murder
I stole church’s megaphone after deliverance service for me there – Convict
72-yr-old herbalist begs court to end 13-yr-old marriage to wife
Islamic Movement in Nigeria: Ending the killing spree
Buhari’s ‘new affection’ for Jonathan and the 2019 Elections
Not too big to fail
Niger North: Why Sen. Sabi’s return ticket excites us
Population: Only e-certifications can ensure effective data
Buhari still the alternative to Buhari
IETHIOPIA: Ashenafi becomes first female supreme court head
PAKISTAN: Thousands protest blasphemy acquittal, ignore PM’s call
UNITED STATES: Pittsburgh shooting suspect Robert Bowers pleads not guilty
Editorial: Sign Amended Electoral Act
Doctor slumps on duty in Kogi hospital
Anchor varsity to admit 2000 students in new session
‘And the helicopter came down in Leicester, England!’
US voters poised to elect 2 Muslim women to Congress
GIES calls for adoption of new technologies to advance Islamic economy
Not in My Country unveils radio drama series
Hauwa Ojeifo nominated for MTV EMA Award
Conservation body urges FG to restore 4m hectare forest by 2030
BREAKING: Earth tremor hits Abuja’s highbrow area, Maitama
Climate change: Fund approves 20 green projects for ADfB, others
Why Lake Chad, others are shrinking – Canadian Governor-General
Biafra: Lawyer seeks prosecution of Senator Abaribe, Fani-Kayode, others

The Guardian

‘How virtual polling units may mar 2019 elections’
U.S. demands probe into killing of Shiites
‘Sustainability, policy predictability key concerns for foreign investors’
‘APC has lost five million members under Oshiomhole’
Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away – Pompeo
Terrorists kill 12 in attacks on Borno villages, IDPs’ camp
PDP promises to return fuel pump price to N87 per litre
Police declare Togolese chef wanted for Ondo chief’s murder
Government convenes conciliatory meeting over minimum wage crisis
Sarri tells Moses he is free to leave Chelsea
Sunshine Stars director against ‘washerman’ as technical adviser
Thriller in Paris as Khachanov maintains supremacy over Isner
Anxiety over Alcantara’s fitness as Bayern hosts Freiburg tomorrow
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Nutritional values of cashew

Nutritional values of cashew

Magnesium in cashew helps regulate nerve and muscle tone. Calcium is necessary for strong bones, but magnesium is also vital for healthy bones.

Fr Anselm Adodo

Cashew, known scientifically as Anacardium occidentale, belong to the same family as the mango and pistachio nut. Native to Brazil, cashews are crescent-shaped nuts with a sweet flavour and a plethora of uses in the kitchen. Considered third in consumption among all the tree nuts in the world, they’re great when mixed with raisins, dried cranberries, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, and other nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, to make a fantastic homemade trail mix.

The cashew tree is native to coastal areas of Brazil. In the 16th century, Portuguese explorers took cashew trees from this South American country and introduced them into other tropical regions such as India and some African countries, where they are now also cultivated. The cashew tree has always been a prized resource owing to its precious wood, cashew balm and cashew apple, but the cashew nut itself did not gain popularity until the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the leading commercial producers of cashews are India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania and Nigeria.

Cashews are the number one crop in the world (after almonds), cultivated in more than 30 countries. They require a hot, humid climate to proliferate, which is why India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nigeria are the largest raw cashew producers.

The first lesson you gain from the cashew tree is patience. Cashew plants don’t begin to bear nuts for three to five years, and then another eight to 10 weeks is needed to develop them to full maturity. They can produce for as long as 60 to 100 years after that.

A great mineral source, cashews contain 31 percent of the daily recommended value for copper, along with 23 percent for manganese, 20 percent for magnesium and 17 percent for phosphorus, as well as 12 percent of the daily recommended value for Vitamin K.

Studies show that magnesium helps diminish the frequency of migraines, improve cognitive ability, and also lowers blood pressure, which can prevent heart attacks. Copper contains antioxidants that render free radicals harmless. This protects against heart disease and cancer. Enzyme components like tyrosinase convert to the pigment melanin, which provides not just our skin and hair colour, but protects our skin from UV damage. Magnesium works with copper to provide bone strength, and with melanin and elastin to provide joint flexibility, giving the nerves just the right tension.

Another ingredient in cashews is proanthocyanidins, which contain flavanols that inhibit the ability of cancer cells to divide and multiply, reducing incidences of colon cancer. Cashews do not contain cholesterol, which makes it a perfect fruit for those suffering from high Cholesterol. All but a small amount of the fat in cashews is the good kind – oleic acid – also found in olive oil. It’s the high or low density lipoprotein cholesterol conversation that explains what “good fat = HDL; bad fat = LDL” actually means. It’s just another way of saying it makes a difference what fats you eat. That’s because HDL cholesterol travels through your body, picking up bad bits of LDL cholesterol along the way, leaving it off at the liver, which breaks it down and gets rid of it.

On the other hand, when you eat foods containing LDL fats (like lard, egg yolk, pork and liver for example), the liver distributes it throughout your body, often attaching to the cells, which become clogged with plaque.

To lower your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease, enjoy a handful of cashews or other nuts, or a tablespoon of nut butter, at least four times a week.

Cashew is rich in copper. An essential component of many enzymes, copper plays a role in a wide range of physiological processes including iron utilization, elimination of free radicals, development of bone and connective tissue, and the production of the skin and hair pigment called melanin. For example, copper is an essential component of the enzyme, superoxide dismutase, which is important in energy production and antioxidant defences. Copper is also necessary for the activity of lysyl oxidase, an enzyme involved in cross-linking collagen and elastin, both of which provide the ground substance and flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints. Low dietary intake of copper may also be associated with increased faecal free radical production and faecal water alkaline phosphatase activity, risk factors for colon cancer.

Numerous health problems can develop when copper intake is inadequate, including iron deficiency anaemia, ruptured blood vessels, osteoporosis, joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, brain disturbances, elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol and reduced HDL (good) cholesterol levels, irregular heartbeat, and increased susceptibility to infections. Since prevention is better than cure, take cashew regularly to stay healthy.

Magnesium in cashew helps regulate nerve and muscle tone. Everyone knows that calcium is necessary for strong bones, but magnesium is also vital for healthy bones. About two-thirds of the magnesium in the human body is found in our bones. Some help gives bones their physical structure, while the rest is found on the surface of the bone where it is stored for the body to draw upon as needed. In many nerve cells, magnesium serves as Nature’s own calcium channel blocker, preventing calcium from rushing into the nerve cell and activating the nerve. By blocking calcium entry, magnesium keeps our nerves, blood vessels and muscles relaxed.

Insufficient magnesium can thus contribute to high blood pressure, muscle spasms (including spasms of the heart muscle or the spasms of the airways symptomatic of asthma), and migraine headaches, as well as muscle cramps, tension, soreness and fatigue. Given these effects, it is not surprising that studies have shown magnesium helps reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, lowers blood pressure, helps prevent heart attacks, promotes normal sleep patterns in women suffering from menopausal sleep disturbances, and reduces the severity of asthma. Next time when you see a cashew fruit, do not take it for granted. It is a wonder fruit.

Ways to prevent your phone from being hacked

Ways to prevent your phone from being hacked

Hacking is finding a weakness in someone’s software or networks with the aim of exploiting something or gaining illegal access to secured data and information. For instance, hackers use a variety of passwords for cracking algorithm to get access to a computer system, according to Techarrival.

Who is a hacker?

A hacker is an individual or a group of individuals who looks for and takes advantage of weaknesses of computer systems and the networks to get illegal access to it. The hackers are generally highly skilled in computer programming and have knowledge about the security system of such devices.

How to prevent your phone from being hacked

In today’s times, when we humans are highly dependent upon the computers and mobile phones to do our day to day tasks, it is almost impossible to stay without them. But, the growing hacking practices are scaring the common people, as well. With the recent reports on malware attack and breaching of important data, everyone wants to protect their phones from hackers. Which is why, every year, the studies and experiments are done to stop or protect the users from getting attacked by the hackers. There are a few ways to secure your data like improving your passwords but nothing is full proof as the chances of hacking cannot be avoided, completely.

But doing something is better than doing nothing to prevent hacking. There are so many big organisations which got into trouble because of the hackers. These professional hackers are hard to trace as they do not leave a track behind them. Therefore, it is better for us to prevent ourselves because most of the cybercrime cases are difficult to get solved.

Here are some ideas that you can opt for to protect your phones from hackers and android spy apps.

Update your operating system

The very first step is to regularly update your phones. As soon as an update is ready to be downloaded and installed on your phones, do it! Un-updated phones become vulnerable to hacking so you can make the device more secured by regularly updating it. You can constantly check your phone settings for new updates. You must update your apps, as well whenever a notification is brought to your notice.

Install software

You should always download and install trustworthy and reliable phone protection apps that provide complete malware security. It is important to have a software security app on your phones to protect it from hackers and viruses. The hackers generally send you websites and emails which contain viruses, so with the help of an advanced security software, you can protect your phones from such attacks.

Password protect

To improve your phone’s security, it is important to password lock your device carefully. Keep a password that provides good strength. You can choose a pattern lock, personalised PIN, or an alphabetical-numeric password for your phone. Choose a smart password that you can remember easily but is difficult to guess by hackers. You can also fix the time your phone will take to get locked, automatically if not in use.

Trustworthy apps

It is suggested to you to only download and install apps from reputed sites such as Apple’s App Store and Play Store. First, you must visit an alleged review website to get the authentic review about the app you are planning to install. After that, you can download and install a new app.

Stay disable

It is very important that you disable Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi while you are not using it, as they allow the hackers to find your device easily with a quick scan. The hackers can easily get into your phone through these features. This is why; you can opt for settings to keep your connectivity features disabled until they are switched on manually.

Unsecured Wi-Fi

Generally, the unsecured Wi-Fi connections are open for public use. Therefore, always use a secured connection for your mobile phones. You can install a VPN or virtual private network to direct traffic through encrypted mobile connections. Do not access your online banking services on an unsecured network connection.

Unlocking methods

Do not get excited about fingerprint and face recognition features. Hackers can simply copy your fingerprints from something that you have held or simply use your picture to unlock your phones. So, avoid using simple unlocking phone methods, instead, go for complicated options to get better security. It is suggested to your alphanumerical password PIN to lock your phones. Your password should not be something personal like your pet’s name or boyfriend’s name or your car or phone number. It should be something hard to guess.

Data backup

You can also take a regular backup of your mobile phone data in your hard disk or on Google storage. After that, you can regularly clean the phone’s data. So, if in case a hacker hacks your mobile phone, it would be a blank file for him and he cannot steal your important data from it.

Keep deleting

You must clean up your memory regularly, every month. You are supposed to delete the unwanted data and apps from your phone. This makes your phone works faster and safer.

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