Former US president George H.W. Bush dies at 94

Former US president George H.W. Bush dies at 94

Former US president George H.W. Bush, who helped steer America through the end of the Cold War, died Friday at age 94, his family announced.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” his son, former president George W. Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman.

“George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”

Bush’s passing comes just months after the death in April of his wife and revered first lady Barbara Bush — his “most beloved woman in the world” — to whom he was married for 73 years.

He is survived by his five children and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course, a family spokesman said.

The US leader was a foreign policy stalwart who declared a “new world order” in 1990 and drove Iraq from Kuwait but saw his military intervention in the Middle East serve as a harbinger of chaos to come.

The decorated war pilot and former CIA chief suffered the ignominy of being a one-term president, denied a second term over a weak economy when he lost the 1992 election to upstart Democrat Bill Clinton.

Don’t politicise religion, Buhari implores Nigerians

Buhari to Nigerians: Don’t politicise religion

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Terhemba Daka, Abuja

• Urges Citizens To Be Wary Of Those Seeking To Divide Country For Their Advantage
• Says Osinbajo Wrongly Accused Of Selling Out Christianity
• I’ve Been Accused Of Trying To Islamise Nigeria, He Laments
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against politicising religion in Nigeria, saying Muslims and Christians can flourish together.This is contained in an opinion piece written by the President on religion published in the Church Times, UK’s largest Anglican newspaper and made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday.

President Buhari, who described himself as a descendant of Abraham, said in 1844, the Rev Samuel Ajayi Crowther returned home to Yorubaland (now part of modern-day Nigeria). Twenty years earlier, he said Crowther had been kidnapped and sold to European slave traders who were bound for the Americas. He was freed by an abolitionist naval patrol and received by the Church Missionary Society where he found his calling.

According to him, Crowther made his voyage home to establish the first Anglican mission in Yoruba land adding that he came with the first Bibles translated into Yoruba and Hausa languages. Buhari recalled that he opened dialogue and discussion with those of other faiths and his mission was a success. Crowther later became the first African Anglican Bishop in Africa.

Today, the president noted that Nigeria has the largest Christian population on the continent pointing out that the messages and teachings of Christianity are part of the fabric of each person’s life.He said: “Along with the millions of Christians in Nigeria today, I believe in peace, tolerance and reconciliation; in the institution of the family, the sanctity of marriage, and the honour of fidelity; in hope, compassion, and Divine revelation.

“Like Bishop Crowther, I am a descendant of Abraham; unlike him, I am a Muslim. I believe our two great religions can, not only peacefully coexist, but also flourish together. But Muslims and Christians must first turn to one another in compassion. For, as it says in Amos 3.3: “Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?”

“As they are People of the Book, I believe that there is far more that unites Muslims and Christians than divides them. In fact, I believe that the messages of the Bible are universal, available for anyone to exercise, and instructive to all.“We must resist the temptation to retreat into our communities, because, if we do, we can only look inwards. It is only when we mix that we can reach new and greater possibilities.

“Whichever religion or religious denomination they choose to follow, Nigerians are devout. Anything that Nigerians believe will place impositions on their practice and belief is, therefore, sure to cause widespread alarm.

The president lamented that there are those who seek to divide Nigerians and two great religions, and to do so for their own advantage.“I stand accused-paradoxically- of trying to Islamise Nigeria while also being accused by Boko Haram terrorists of being against Islam. My Vice President is a devout man, a Christian pastor. He, too, is accused of selling out his religion, because of his support for me.

“This is not the first time that I nor, indeed, my Christian-Muslim evenly split cabinet have been the subject of such nonsense. Fortunately, the facts speak differently from the words of those who seek to divide us from one another.“Since my administration has been in power, Boko Haram has been significantly and fatally degraded; I have befriended church leaders and church groups both within and outside our country; my Vice-President has addressed and opened dialogue with Muslims up and down our land.

He further explained that “In all things, we seek that which all well-meaning Christians and well-meaning Muslims must seek: to unite, respect, and never to divide. Does it not say, “There is no compulsion in religion” (Qur’an 2.256)? Does it not say, “Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us” (Luke 9.50)? This, surely, is the path that followers of both our two great religions must walk.

“Unfortunately, those who wish us all to walk apart have recently found another focus for their efforts: the tragic clashes between nomadic herdsmen and settled farmers in the central regions of Nigeria.”For generations, Buhari said herders have driven their cattle from the north to the centre of our country; they tend to be predominantly Muslim, although not exclusively. The farmers, in certain areas of central Nigeria, are predominantly Christian.

According to him, the causes of this conflict are not religious or theological, but temporal noting that at the heart of this discord is access to rural land, exacerbated both by climate change and population growth.The President regretted that there were some who seek to play fast and lose and so make others believe that these are not the facts. When religion is claimed as the cause , and by those who know that it is not, it only makes finding a resolution more difficult.

“The government has taken action to mediate, to bring the two groups together in peace and unity. But we also need all parties to follow the teachings of the scriptures, and encourage reconciliation rather than cause division. As it is said: “Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear?” (Mark 8.18).

“As our constitution codifies, politicising religion has no place in Nigeria; for it makes us turn away from one another; it makes us retreat into our communities and walk different paths.“I believe that there is a better way. To those who seek to divide, I still hold my hand out in brotherhood and forgiveness. I ask only that they stop, and instead encourage us to turn towards one another in love and compassion. Nigeria belongs to all of us. This is what I believe,” he stated.

Credit: The Guardian

2019: Wike resigns as PDP campaign zonal coordinator

2019: Wike resigns as PDP campaign zonal coordinator

Atiku Abubakar

A major upset may have hit the presidential campaign of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar as the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike resigned his appointment as the south south zonal coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential campaign council.

A reliable source close to the governor told Saturday Sun late Friday night that Wike’s letter of resignation as Atiku’s campaign coordinator for the south south was ready and would be submitted today, Saturday.

The PDP had in October named Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council along with prominent leaders of the party as zonal coordinators.

Announcing their appointment, the party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, had said “After due consultation with party stakeholders, PDP, under my leadership has approved the following as members of Atiku Presidential Campaign Council.”

Apart from the Senate president, Ayo Fayose, Aminu Tambuwal, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Samuel Ortom, Nyesom Wike and Dave Umahi were named as zonal coordinators.

While Governor Aminu Tambuwal was named as the Zonal Coordinator for NorthWest, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo was appointed Zonal Coordinator for North-East, Governor Samuel Ortom for North-Central, Governor Dave Umahi for South-East, Nyesom Wike for South-South and former Governor Ayodele Fayose as Zonal Coordinator for the SouthWest.

Barely a month after, Saturday Sun gathered that Wike is not comfortable with the way things are going in the campaign especially lack of consultations of appropriate party leaders before vital decisions and appointments are made. The source however said notwithstanding the resignation by the governor, he remains committed to the party and the 2019 campaigns.

Credit: The Sun

OPC founder, Frederick Fasehun is dead

Breaking: Frederick Fasehun OPC founder dies

Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) Dr Frederick Fasehun is dead.

He was aged 83.

Frederick Fasehun

Senior Special Adviser on Media, to Fasehun, Mr Adeoye Jolaosho, disclosed in Lagos, on Saturday.

He said the OPC chieftain died at about 1a.m, Saturday at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Ikeja (LASUTH).

“Baba took ill on Wednesday and was rushed to the intensive care unit of LASUTH.

” He died early hours of today. We are all devastated,” he said.

Fasehun was an active member of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).

He was born in Ondo on September 25, 1938 in Ondo, Ondo state.

He began his education late, entering primary school at the age of 13 at Saint Matthews Roman Catholic School, Ondo.

He later moved to Saint Peter’s Teacher’s Training College, Akure, also in Ondo state. But he was expelled from school, because of his non-conformity with Catholicism. Fasehun was then admitted to Ondo Boys High School, where he completed his secondary education in less than three years, with a Grade One distinction.

His brother offered him a scholarship to study science at Blackburn College in the UK. He furthered his education at Aberdeen University College of Medicine. He also studied at the Liverpool Postgraduate School after which he had a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons.

In 1976, he studied acupuncture in China under a joint World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Development Scholarship Program.

On his return in 1977, he set up an Acupuncture Unit at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

He resigned in 1978 and immediately set up the Besthope Hospital and Acupuncture Centre in Lagos.

His Acupuncture Centre once earned a reputation as Africa’s first for the Chinese medical practice.

Credit: Vanguard

Former President, US firm identified in plot to obtain US visa for Atiku

Ex-President, U.S firm named in Atiku’s visa row

Atiku Abubakar

Posted By Yusuf ALLI, Managing Editor, Northern Operation and Yinka Adeniran

A former President and a Washington based firm have been named in the lobbying for the issuance of visa to the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

According to findings made by our correspondent, the ex-President, who demonised Atiku in the past and called him unprintable names, has been coordinating lobbying for him as “part of a rebranding project” to enable relevant authorities and institutions to buy into 2019 poll in Nigeria.

A top source said yesterday that the ex-President has been involved in creating international image crisis for President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The source said: “I think it is a Cold War thing between pro-visa elements and those against it. Whatever alarm the Federal Government is raising stemmed from intelligence reports on the dimension the politics of visa for Atiku is assuming.

“From preliminary findings, a former President is actually the one coordinating lobbying for the issuance of the US Visa to Atiku alongside a Washington-based firm. The vicious colour of the lobbying is what has made it an issue.

“The ex-President and other lobbyists have been turning the facts upside down in order to have their way within the US government and at congressional level.

“The ex-President and the PR firm said to be on $90,000 per month have already drawn up some interactive engagements for PDP candidate in the US to mobilise international support for the PDP candidate.”

In the US, those against Atiku have equally stepped up attack on him and are reminding the White House and the Congress about the “unresolved issues concerning him, and what the former President now chief lobbyist had said about the PDP presidential candidate.”

“One or two ministers have also been to the US to hold talks with some institutions and officials on why the American government has to be cautious in handling the visa matter.

“It is left to the US Government to weigh options on whether or not to complete the visa process for Atiku, “a highly placed source said yesterday.

As at press time, it was gathered that Atiku had left Nigeria for the United Kingdom on Thursday night after the inauguration of PDP Presidential Campaign Council.

“I think it is when he returns that he will complete his visa process. But the fingerprints have been done,” another source added.

Speaking with our correspondent last night, one of the strategists of the PDP candidate, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, said: “What has granting of visa by another country got to do with the capacity, acceptability and effective strategies to get Nigeria working again in the election of a sovereign nation like us?

“What is even the big deal going to America when Donald Trump has sounded it loud and clear that he does not even want foreigners to come to America again?

“Why should a man who wants to become President of a big country like Nigeria make travelling to America one of his campaign points, when we all know that once he becomes President, the same America will urge him to come and visit?

Speaking yesterday on the visa controversy, the United States Consulate, Lagos, said the issue remained a strictly confidential matter, which the American government will not discuss publicly.

The Public Affairs Officer (PAO), US Consulate, Lagos, Brussel Brooks, said irrespective of the social standing or interest of the society in the matter, the US government will give the matter the strict confidentiality it requires.

The PAO made the disclosure in an interview with journalists at the end of an education forum organised for 150 teachers and students drawn from various public schools in Oyo State.

Dignitaries at the event include representatives of Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, students and teachers, among other stakeholders in the sector.

The programme, entitled: “Teaching Resources: Availability, Applicability and Appropriateness”, held at the Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan.

It was organised by Fulbright Language Scholars’ Association under the leadership of Miss Tolu Akinwole and funded by the US Consulate.

The organisers said the programme had trained a total of 350 teachers in Oyo and Ondo states in 2018 with the focus of “igniting vibrant teachers and provide solutions to observed inability of students to apply lessons they learn in classrooms to everyday life.”

Speaking on the Atiku US visa status, Brooks said although the case has been a topical issue in the media for a while, the US would still maintain its stand of taking visa matters as highly confidential, irrespective of the individual concerned.

He said: “The position of the US mission has remained the same throughout any discussion of this issue, that visas are a confidential matter.

“We don’t discuss individual visa’s status of any person, whether it be a highly rated official, a presidential candidate or an average citizen.

“Anyone who applies for a visa should know that there will be some records that are confidential. It is classified as private document by the United States Government and we never discuss them in public.

“We would only enjoin candidates at all levels, especially presidential, governorship and National Assembly, to focus on issue-based campaigns and avoid distractions.

“We advise Nigerians to ask candidates at all levels the plan they have to improve education and other aspects.

“Often times, unfortunately, campaigns are full of distractions, things that are not that important to the lives and welfare of average Nigerians, especially the children that are with us today.

“What is important for them is to give them the opportunities to serve in order to thrive in today’s world.

“This means they need good education. The school should be improved.

“When I heard the letter from the students describing their lack of books and dearth of desks in their school. This is very disheartening. There are things that should be corrected.

“I will also encourage parents and voters to ask the candidates what they plan to do to improve education. I think issue-based campaigns will be beneficial to all Nigerians.”

Credit: The Nation

News Headlines Dec 1, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 1, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

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Imo governorship candidate vows to probe Okorocha
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I can’t take responsibility for Chibok girls’ abduction – Jonathan
2019 election: Eight Amosun’s aides resign
EFCC seeks permanent forfeiture of Bola Shagaya’s N1.9bn
I hadn’t made enough money before my arrest – Robbery suspect
2018 party primaries among the worst in Nigeria –INEC chairman
The best time to get pregnant (I)
Why minimum wage has been problematic in Nigeria – Onaiyekan
No salary for striking ASUU lecturers – FG
Robbery victim lures suspects into police net
Lebanese smuggling N940m out of Nigeria arrested
Customs shooting: Mum’s death still a dream, say children of slain trader
Survivor of Osogbo family killed by generator fumes dies
Son hacks father to death in Enugu
Truck driver remanded for beating VIO
Tax evaders will be jailed – Rivers govt
Investment in FGN savings bond below expectation – DMO
Private sector got N46.53tn from banks in nine months – NBS
IATA seeks support for open skies
US, Mexico, Canada sign new trade deal
AWCON final: Falcons battle Banyana Banyana for ninth title
Iwobi, Musa, Ighalo nominated for CAF award •Oshoala, Oparanozie make women’s list
I was told I couldn’t become an athlete because of my size – Amusan
I’ve achieved one of boxing’s best comebacks – Fury
CAF strips Cameroon of 2019 AFCON hosting rights
Wilder vows to knock out Fury at heavyweight title weigh-in
For me, it goes beyond just being good, one must be exceptional to get there –Forward, first-class graduate
Transparency, accountability will fix education sector – Stakeholders
Education critical to Nigeria’s development – Osinbajo
Some gays make passes at me for dressing like a woman –Bello Kreb
My son doesn’t see me as a serious musician –Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde
My baby mama loves me but doesn’t like my song –Terry G
My voice got better after plane crash –Kechi Okwuchi
Kunle Afolayan, Lanre Da Silva, Alex, laud Music and Fashion Runway show
Politics can never affect my acting career –Emeka Ike
NAFDAC destroys N3bn fake drugs in one year
Lagos traffic robberies: Hoodlums worsen motorists nightmare as Yuletide fever soars
With ongoing work, we face threat of eviction, can no longer fish, farm –Communities around Dangote Refinery
Rivers seven-storey building came down seconds after I stepped out to clean myself –Worker who lost brother in collapsed structure
Mixed reactions as Ajimobi introduces security levy in Oyo
Apple Music comes to Amazon’s Alexa devices
Girls, you can be a secondary virgin and be super (II)
At your own risk…
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Six tips on shopping wisely in promo seasons
If you had the power, what would you like to change about your life’s journey?

The Nation

Rivers PDP, APC fight dirty over alleged illegal training of militia
HOW WE CAME BY GUNS
20-year-old dies in Hotel Swimming Pool in Aba
Police kill 104 bandits, arrest 85 in Zamfara
Ooni to lead monarchs to culture pageant
2019: INEC raises alarm
Ex-President, U.S firm named in Atiku’s visa row
Metele massacre: Sack service chiefs now
Army rolls out new strategies to fight Boko Haram…as COAS conference ends
EFCC arrests Lebanese with $2m cash at Abuja airport
Murder of 20-year-old under-graduate that shook Bayelsa
Police begin recruitment of 10,000 constables
Wike may quit as Atiku’s South-South campaign coordinator
ASUU strike: FG begins implementation of no-work-no-pay rule in striking varsities
Land tussle: Court restores over 100 buildings to Ibadan residents
CAF Awards: Musa, Iwobi, Ighalo, Oshoala, Rohr nominated
France 2019: Cameroon claims Africa’s third ticket
Omeruo may benefit from FIFA loan system overhaul
Four Eagles Four Falcons make CAF best players list
Martins donates scholarships worth millions of dollars to Oshoala foundation
GOtv Boxing Night brings WBF title bout to Nigeria
La Liga ready to help Nigeria beyond football
FG begins no-work-no-pay in striking varsities
Buhari, Obaseki, others pay last tributes to late Chief Anenih
Buhari swears in commissioners in FCSC
NCC set to improve telecom broadband
Diageo partners UNITAR, Ministry of Transport on road safety
Ecobank upgrades banking application
100 resident doctors in LASUTH to donate blood
How to stop brain drain, suicide, others, by psychiatrists
Atiku goes to America
Presidential race in slow start
Domestic Flights: Travellers decry high price of air tickets
‘I intend to take technicians in Lagos to next level’
Don’t turn Akwa Ibom to war zone, church leaders warn politicians
Man drowns during friend’s birthday party in Aba
Protect LASU, VC charges alumni association
Gov Al-Makura approves dismissal of NASPOLY Rector, Registrar, Bursar
Money Laundering: Zamfara SUBEB boss jailed 41 years

ThisDay

CAF Strips Cameroon of Hosting 2019 Nations’ Cup
PDP Presidential Campaign Council Names Directorates, Spokespersons
CAN Dissolves Elders’ Forum
Diamond Gets CBN Approval on National Banking Licence
NERC Directs DisCos to Carry Out Customer Enumeration
Buhari Leaves for Poland to Attend Climate Change Conference
Victor Osimhen: Found a Home in Belgium
Wilder, Fury Put Unbeaten Records on the Line
Croatia Defeat France to Win Davis Cup Title
Banyana Banyana Coach Craves First AWCON Title at Falcons Expense
UBA Wins 2018 Nigeria Bankers Games Football Title
Rio Ferdinand Describes Drogba as His Toughest African Opponent
Nigerian Youngster Joins Leicester City
Buratai, Sadique Must Not Remain in Office
OLU AGUNLOYE AT 70
FEDERALISM, LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
The Relevance of ‘Aso Oke’
Timing Is Poor, So What’s Good About TraderMoni?
Ade Bakare’s 25 years Retrospective Exhibition for Secondary School Students
Tee A, Lolo are Hosts of Monarch Experience Concert
Nigerian Youngster Joins Leicester City
ICRC Trains Journalists on Humanitarian Reporting
Jude Legemah: I Lost My Parents at a Young Age… I Had to Look for a Way to Survive
Regina Askia Puts Husband on the Spotlight
Ooni Tasks Nigerian Youth on National Responsibility
AY, Omoni Oboli Make Hollywood Debut
Tony Anenih: The End of an Era
Mo Abudu Enlivens Movie Fans with ‘Chief Daddy’

The Sun

New terror group takes over Sokoto community, imposes levies on residents
Don’t politicise religion in Nigeria
YAHOO PLUS BEASTS
My man’s size matters – Queeneth Agbor
2019: We won’t miss Amosun, Okorocha’s political machinery — APC
2019: Wike resigns as PDP campaign zonal coordinator
EFCC seeks forfeiture of N3.3bn linked to Patience Jonathan, Bola Shagay
2019: We won’t miss Amosun, Okorocha’s political machinery — APC
Don’t turn A’ Ibom to war zone, Mbang, church leaders tell politicians Insecurity: EU, ECOWAS move to strengthen coordination
Okorocha suspends Accountant-General over delay in payment of salary
Bayelsa govt. moves against CP, Dickson to hold meeting with Buhari
Oyo 2019 guber race: Tradesmen, artisans drum support for US returnee, Ayorinde
Why Magnus Abe is fighting Amaechi – Amb. Oji Ngofa
Akume is a betrayer of Benue people – Waku
Nigerians are going through pains – Ekwueme
Igbo will shock APC in 2019 – Prof. Anya
2019: I’m concerned about re-uniting Kaduna – Ashiru
Afreximbank signs MoU with Russian firms on railway development
2019 Election: INEC warns political parties in Ondo State against inciting statements
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Singer, Mo’Cheddah reveals depression struggles
Doyin Amodu goes extra mile for ‘Imagination’
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Rekiya Yusuf to host Lolar Shon-Celebrities & Friends on The Runway
Revealed: Secret to Banky W, Adesua Etomi’s marriage
Why my family aborted our planned solidarity visit to the President
Nse Ntuen and his toilet-walk comedy
Between Damon and Pythia
Validity or otherwise of elevated judge continuing case at lower court (I)
Beware, you may be busy doing nothing
Jonathan and the Chibok girls affair
INFIDELITY BLUES
Kick against what can jeopardise your future, Salis tells students
Ortom raises fresh alarm over influx of herdsmen into Benue
Boko Haram: Buratai charges troops to take offensive posture
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Palanquin for scoundrels
Talking jazz with Olujazz
Igwe to capture 1,000 smiles for Maltina
New cab platform makes Enugu debut 25-year-old Chidinma Aaron emerges 42nd Miss Nigeria
Nigerians are going through pains – Ekwueme
As Iginla’s church celebrates
The need to rejig the war against insurgents
2019: We won’t miss Amosun, Okorocha’s political machinery — APC

Daily Trust

Three FUDMA students kidnapped in Katsina
How N2.1bn Released To State House Was Spent – Perm Sec
EFCC arrests Lebanese man with $2m at airport
…Recovers N1.9bn from Bola Shagaya
Ortom alerts on fresh influx of herders
2019: PDP names directorates, spokespersons for presidential campaign
Foundation calls for tenure for I-G
Ogun Chief of Staff resigns
Imo APC crisis: Buhari tasks warring parties to sheathe swords
Again UniJos disowns Plateau lawmaker’s cert.
Three FUDMA students kidnapped in Katsina
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Bleak future awaits children haunted by conflicts
INVESTIGATION: Damned by dams: How hydro-dams affect Niger communities
Investigation: Coal deposits for 10,000MW of electricity wasting in 28 sites
Is death actually sudden?
Breaking: I’ll remain in APC to fight injustice, support Buhari’s ‘re election -Marafa
Labourer gets 3 months in prison for stealing 5 bags of cement
Buhari alone can’t tackle Nigeria‘s problems – Rewane Adegbenro
Kano rally sets tone for Shekarau, Kwankwaso hot contest
Final showdown as Falcons battle Bayana Bayana in 2019 AWCON final
Tijani Babangida: I’ve capacity to reposition Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers
Sparks fly as Wilder, Fury face off ahead of title fight
ANED scolds Obaseki over row with BEDC, insists DisCos on track
Dana Air will encourage best aviation practices
‘SMEs cut travel budget via BA’s loyalty programme’
Abaji v’chair’s corpse found 10 days after abduction
Group opens register for less privileged in Mararaba
NGO commences 1-year anti-malaria campaign in FCT
KILAF: Celebrating The African Language Film
Winning the war against Boko Haram
Impediment to decisive victory over Boko Haram
ICPC, NBC/DSO tango and matters arising
2019 Presidency: Salient issues before pitching a tent
US Consulate Replies FG Says Atiku’s American Visa Status is Confidential
Ukraine bans entry of 16-60 years of Russian adult men
Court delays trial of South Africa’s Zuma by 6 months
Editorial: Jigawa’s goat loan scheme
Multiple taxations threaten adequate telecom infrastructure, says NCC
Nigerian youth build technology solutions
Bobby Brown sues over Whitney Houston documentary footage
Why my first-ever concert focused on mental health – Di’Ja
Nigeria’s most followed celebs on social media

The Guardian

Buhari to Nigerians: Don’t politicise religion
AFRIMA 2018… Ghana’s day in the sun
Boko Haram: Buratai charges troops to take offensive posture
Epe did not enjoy special privilege under Ambode, say traditional rulers
Why buildings collapse in Nigeria, by society of engineers
Bola Shagaya may lose N1.9 billion as EFCC moves for final forfeiture
Kachikwu says falling oil prices pose danger to economy
EFCC nabs Lebanese with over $2m, other currencies at Abuja Airport
The Super Falcons – Best African women’s team Ever!
We won’t disappoint, Falcons assure Nigerians
Emir tasks FOSLA club for more glory after nationwide league’s slot
Wilder will ‘floor’ Tyson Fury, says Anthony Joshua
Okocha, Drogba added glamour to english premier league – Ferdinand
Thrills, glamour of WAUG-UniPort 2018
Acrimonious party primaries may affect 2019 polls, warns INEC boss
AFRIMA 2018… Ghana’s day in the sun
George Alaba… Naija DJ, who found love, fortune in Austria
Array of stars for 2018 Africa international music festival
Hero Fiesta lights up Onitsha
The place of kids in the car
Esther Ijewere wins social entrepreneur of the year award
Men as allies for women, and women as allies for men
Caring and generous?
AMC reinstates commitment to telling true African stories, grooming young talents
Corona pushes for real learning outside classrooms
Nigeria’s Ronke Bamisedun makes AABLA finalist
Face value versus brain value
Traumatising narratives of living with HIV/AIDS

Vanguard

AWCON: Banyana Banyana Can’t Upset Super Falcons
Universities:The Town-Gown Relationship
When Shall The Eagles Be Kings Of Africa Again?
Okorocha Suspends Accountant General, Orders Arrest Of Bank Managers
AWCON: Super Falcons, Banyana Banyana Set Accra On Fire
Okosisi: How Ekwueme Knocked Out K.O.
2019 Nations Cup: Why CAF Knocked Out Cameroon
Armed Group Emerges In Sokoto, Takes Over LGA, Arrests Herdsmen, Taxes Households
2019: Knocks Greet EFCC’s Move To Monitor Campaign Finance
Over 93 Countries In Talks With FG On Investing In Solid Minerals Sector
Ebi: We‘ll Spoil Banyana’s Fun
Balogun’s Super Eagles Spot Under Threat
The Future Starts Now (Part 2)
5:23 AMWhy I Disagree With Magnus Abe Over Rotimi Amaechi — Ambassador Oji Ngofa
Be By Ring Side To Watch Fury, Wilder Fight – Oboh Advises Joshua
Glory Dome And The Inglorious Religious Enterprise
The Only Crime I Have Committed Is Being A Woman —Anambra State Assembly Speaker
Armed group emerges in Sokoto, takes over LGA, arrests herdsmen, taxes households
2019: Knocks greet EFCC’s move to monitor campaign finance
We’ll prosecute top Nigerians in Malabu oil scam – Magu
Saraki labels Osinbajo’s market tours, sophisticated vote buying
Atiku and South-East negotiations
Nigerians’ lives devalued, cheapened under Buhari – Ezekwesili
Breaking: APGA breaks as AAPGA emerges
12-yr-old girl beheaded in Delta
Okorocha suspends Accountant General, orders arrest of bank managers
NEC dubs 2019 party primaries Nigeria’s most acrimoniou
2019: PDP’ll tell Oshiomhole who owns Delta at the right time – Senator Patrick Osakwe
AWCON: Banyana Banyana can’t upset Super Falcons
2019 Nations Cup: Why CAF knocked out Cameroon
Ebi: We‘ll spoil Banyana’s fun
Born to a teenage single mother
AFRIMA 2018: Davido, Tiwa Savage, 2Face, Kuami Eugene Shine in night of Glitz
Angelina Jolie, Pitt reach child custody agreement
Dressing to kill: Night African stars broke fashion books
Why Tiwa, Wizkid, others never suffer vocal cord damage like Tekno – Managemen
I don’t find dark guys attractive anymore — Toke Makinwa
Over 93 countries in talks with FG on investing in solid minerals sector
EFCC arrests Lebanese with $2 m at Abuja Airport
Edo State Poly holds maiden convocation, as 403 bag distinction
Smartphones will consume more than 21GB data per month by 2024 — Ericsson
WHO, Edo Govt commemorate 2018 World AIDS Day, task residents to test for status

New Telegraph

2019: Don’t politicise religion in Nigeriam –Buhari…says Christians, Muslims can ‘flourish’ together
Buhari attends climate change conference in Poland
2019: APC govs’ loyalists, legislators dump party
20-year-old dies inside hotel swimming pool in Aba
Guinness Lagos visit: Ferdinand tips Okocha as best from Nigeria, to meet fans today
Foundation wants STEAM to replace STEM education in Nigerian schools
A’IBOM HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY CRISIS: Ousted lawmakers should seek redress in court –Inuayen
JOA Foundation to assist Nigerians achieve academic excellence
Widows of soldiers killed by Boko Haram: We can’t feed our children, pay school fees
A’IBOM HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY CRISIS: Ousted lawmakers should seek redress in court –Inuayen
A’IBOM HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY CRISIS: PDP can’t stampede lawmakers who want to defect to APC –Eyiboh
Buhari, Obaseki, Wike, Igbinedion, others pay last tributes to Anenih
2019: Buhari, Atiku shop for fresh alliances
AWCON 2019: Falcons seek 9TH record title
YETUNDE BARNABAS: I DON’T BECOME RUDE TO Men who try to ask me out
Leadership failure responsible for soldiers’ killings –Buratai
Banditry: Zamfara govt dethrones 7 monarchs
TEARS AS BOKO HARAM RUBBISHES MILITARY SPENDING
Widows of soldiers killed by Boko Haram: We can’t feed our children, pay school fees
I embraced armed robbery after my husband abandoned me and gave me N1,000 –Angel
Police nab father, two sons over murder of another son
Poverty alleviation: Adebule, Chief Imam, others proffer solution
‘U.S. spent $50m to fight malaria scourge in Nigeria’
Lawmaker decries INEC preparation for 2019 polls
AWCON 2018: Cameroon picks third African World Cup slot
I need a girlfriend to be a better player –Joseph Imeh
Title my target with Plateau–Maikaba
Osun CJ, a legal icon, says Iwo monarch College head girl seeks N13m to treat leukaemia in India
U.S. Consulate: Atiku’s American visa status, confidential

News Headlines Nov 30, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 30, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
PDP kicks as FG cautions US against granting Atiku visa now
Three days to deadline for submission of candidates’ names, defections hit APC
Generator fumes kill three family members in Osogbo
Reps probe PENCOM boss over alleged illegal appointments, pay increment
I started as bus conductor — Ortom
Plateau lawmaker forged our certificate, Unijos registrar insists
Boko Haram using drones, foreign fighters – Army
Court can’t compel us to prosecute Fani-Kayode, Abaribe, others for Kanu’s escape – DSS, DG
Secondus, Saraki challenge Buhari to debate with Atiku
Ogun APC gov candidate picks running mate
Man caught attempting to sell human eyeball for N250,000 in Niger
Gratuities: 189 pensioners drag Nasarawa govt to court
Katsina kidnap, robbery gang remanded in prison
Nasarawa commission sacks 20 workers for assaulting CJ
EFCC arraigns Gombe college provost, two others for N52m fraud
We have no hand in Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis – APC
6,352 candidates jostle for 469 National Assembly seats
ICPC quizzes council chiefs over N9.33m bribe
15,333 students graduate from Minna college several years after
Widow accuses police of indifference as robbers kill 20-year-old son
Ogun rape: Police arraign suspect’s mother, one other after PUNCH report
Man hits landlord with chair while resolving conflict
LASTMA officials kick over reported death of killer F-SARS operative
Suspected cultists kill Owo poly student
Don’t boycott 2019 elections, House committee warns South-East residents
Akwa Ibom Speaker lacks power to declare vacant seats of defecting members —APC chief
Naira crashes against dollar at black market
CDC plans $1bn post-Brexit investment drive in Nigeria
Winners emerge in Fidelity Bank’s promo
We’re committed to reducing unemployment – Sterling Bank
We remitted N30.4bn operating surplus to FG –NPA
Active lines increased to 165m in October – NCC
FIFA rankings: Eagles drop to fourth in Africa
Pinnick promises Falcons $10,000 each to win AWCON
GOtv Boxing Night to feature WBF bout
DStv to air AWCON final Live
As a Man United fan, I’m envious of Chelsea – Tinubu
Ikoyi Ladies Open golf tourney ends
Transparency, accountability will fix education sector – Stakeholders
Lagos to include HIV sensitisation in schools curricula
5,400 schoolteachers fail qualifying exam nationwide
Education critical to Nigeria’s development – Osinbajo
Bayelsa unveils online scratch cards for primary schools
Old pupils of JHS demand increment of education budget
UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list
AY, Omoni Oboli to make Hollywood debut
Tekno takes time off music
Financial sector professionals hangout in Lagos
Tips for buying a digital camera
Editorial: Nigeria’s energy trilemma self-inflicted
Ikpeazu and Wike can’t be God’s rivals
Primary health care: Lessons not yet fully learned
Nigeria and enemies within
Will pay rise end predatory policing?

The Nation

Boko Haram: Buhari, other leaders draw new war plan
No buyers as Naira drops to N370/$
Army, Rivers clash over ‘militia training camp’
PDP kicks as Fed Govt advises U.S. against visa for Atiku
Fayemi closes case at election tribunal
Yellow fever alert in Ondo
‘Our successes still manifest despite Metele setback’
Owerri-PH Road: A kidnappers’ corridor
Police warn against buying phones from strangers
Suspected killer of LASTMA official dies after mob action
House should recall APC lawmakers, says Eyibo
Store holds exhibition
APC, PDP suffer more defections in House of Reps
Osinbajo: we’re closer to ending AIDS epidemic
Culture critical to society’s healthy development, says Ambode
Martins donates scholarships worth millions of dollars to Oshoala foundation
GOtv Boxing Night brings WBF title bout to Nigeria
La Liga ready to help Nigeria beyond football
Nigeria clinches two gold medals at African Duathlon Tourney
Sarri rules out switching Kante’s role
Lagos Govt. empowers HIV patients with trade skills
South Africa won’t be second time lucky — Oluehi
2019: Igbos in Cross River to support Ayade
Can PDP bounce back in 2019?
Anambra Central and Umeh’s re-election bid
Ecobank upgrades banking application
Reps to investigate PenCom
Ministry demands improved funding
Good Hair partners La Mode Magazine on disability foundation
How to stop brain drain, suicide, others, by psychiatrists
Fed Govt inaugurates MDCN council
HMO, firm partner on maternal health
Lagos bicycle competition holds on Sunday
Youths vita to anti-graft war, says ICPC boss
Remembrance service
Assembly moves to raise mobilisation fees to 40%
Money Laundering: Zamfara SUBEB boss jailed 41 years
NCCE to Review Curriculum of Colleges of Education
Mixed reactions trail FG’s reduction of JAMB, NECO fees
KDIRS, ABU Zaria to settle N6bn tax suit out of court
Fed Govt. evolves new approach to Niger Delta development
Guinness donates breathalyser kits to FRSC
Kada Cinema fetes 120 orphans, disabled persons
Cross River communities organise soccer competition to fight crime
Cross River community denies attack on neighbours
Succour for wives of fallen heroes
New Abia police chief parades 57 suspects
Alunmi to rebuild Aggrey Memorial College
Enugu community to Senate: we’ve not had electricity for one year

ThisDay

FG Expresses Reservation over Moves to Grant Atiku US Visa
2019: Atiku Exudes Confidence, Predicts PDP Win, Promises Fiscal Transparency
Nigerian Army Removes Spokesman, Texas Chukwu
2019: Atiku Exudes Confidence, Predicts PDP Win, Promises Fiscal Transparency
Moody’s: Weak Capital Buffers Reveal Tier 2 Banks’ Vulnerability
Amosun’s Associate, Akinlade, Dumps APC, Picks APM Gov Ticket
NCC Sets 2020 for 5G Rollout in Nigeria
2019: Abdulsalami-led Committee Lists Conditions for Peaceful Poll
House Halts Teleology’s Takeover of 9mobile
NPA Denies Not Remitting N117bn Operating Surplus
Resign Now, PDP Tells INEC Chairman, IG
Alleged N15bn Fraud: Appeal Court Reverses Tambuwal’s Pardon
Rivers Govt Kicks as Army Stops Training of Neighbourhood Safety Corps’ Applicants
2019: Enugu PDP Embarks on Seven-day Prayers, Fasting for Violence-free Elections
Discos Fault Obaseki on BEDC’s Performance
Akwa Ibom Hosts 26th NMMA
Nigeria to Become World’s Capital for Infants’ Death by 2021, Says World Bank
Court Stops Akwa Ibom Lawmaker from Parading Himself as Speaker
The Candidate with Impeccable Experience to Take Lagos to the Next Level
APGA’s Gaffe in Imo Guber Primary: A Rejoinder
How to Make Informed Choices in the 2019 General Elections
Between Political Achievements and Grassroots Reality
Kano APC Federal Lawmakers Back Ganduje, Promise Buhari 5m Votes
Yobe Proposes N91.6bn Budget for 2019
Access Bank, Others Seek End to Violence against Women
SEC DG Restates Commitment to Develop Capital Market
StarTimes Offers Discount on Subscription
Few Operational Aircraft Puts Pressure on Airlines
Air Peace Takes Delivery of 6th ERJ 145
NFF Motivates Falcons with $10,000 Win Bonus against South Africa
‘LaLiga Playing a Key Role in the Growth of Football’
IOC Tags Aruna Quadri Africa’s All-time T’tennis Best
WBF Title Bout Headlines 17th GOtv Boxing Night
Ambode for Grand Finale of 50th Asoju Oba Cup
NSF President Seeks Cooperation to Revive Squash
Former ‘Nigerian’ Boxer, Defiagbon Dies in Las Vegas
Falcons/ Banyana Match Live on DStv, GOtv
Victorious Army International Holds 10th Annual Convention
Day Orange Global Achievement Awards Shut Down Port Harcourt
Mwanga Africa Candles Sell out at Launch Event
PRESCO Shines at Pearls Awards in Lagos
Loyola House Retains Championship in Interhouse Competition
EDITORIAL: THE SCARCITY OF CLEAN WATER

The Sun
Amosun, Okorocha’s men join APM, DPP
Minister blames Lake Chad Basin for renewed Boko Haram attacks
2019 polls: FG demands US neutrality
Army stops training of Rivers Neighbourhood Watch recruits
Drama in Anambra Assembly as 2 struggle for speaker’s seat
We’ll monitor campaign funds – EFCC
We save $30m annually from transparent insurance bidding – Baru
Minister blames Lake Chad Basin for renewed Boko Haram attacks

2019 polls: FG demands US neutrality

BREAKING: We’ve no plan to impeach Gov. Udom – A’Ibom APC

Osun Chief Judge releases 13 inmates from Ile-Ife prison
Kano APC NASS caucus passes vote of confidence on Ganduje
Ogun Assembly majority leader, 3 others defect to APM

2019: PDP to field 14 female, 2 male candidates in Lagos East — Chieftain

Oyo voters speak on their choice of candidate

Buhari, Ajimobi have done well – Adelabu
Most SMEs fail due to poor feedback – Kanu, Feedback Hall boss

FMBN doles out N3bn to FRSC officials

NIMN relocates head office to Ikeja GRA

Senators disagree over NPA’s withheld N177bn surplus
FIFA rankings: Nigeria now fourth in Africa, retains world 44th place
Fury: I’ll floor Wilder one million per cent
Ola Aina resumes training at Torino
Gracia extends Watford deal until 2023
Keane announces retirement
Sound Sultan, others to promote agriculture through music at #UnitedNations4Food Music Concert
Singer, Mo’Cheddah reveals depression struggles
Jonathan and the Chibok girls affair
Muhammad Babandede’s scorecard (2)
Which Nigerian ethnic nations have the prettiest women?
Terror war and the shocker from Metele
Much ado about power (2)
Now that campaign has started
Senate adjourns to allow PDP lawmakers attend NEC meeting

Court adjourns hearing suit seeking final forfeiture of money linked to Patience Jonathan
PPP only solution to infrastructural deficit in Nigeria – Expert
Reviewing Police Act with gender lens
Why Imo people should vote for Uzodinma
Ikeogu Oke (1967-2018)
2019 polls: FG demands US neutrality
BREAKING: We’ve no plan to impeach Gov. Udom – A’Ibom APC
Kano APC NASS caucus passes vote of confidence on Ganduje

Daily Trust
OPL 245: Has Nigeria really lost $6billion
Re: How Yobe livestock farmers lost scores of animals to disease
Jigawa’s goat loan scheme
2019 Presidency: Salient issues before pitching a tent
Super Eagles fail to move in latest FIFA ranking, retain 44th place
Police woman, 3 children die mysteriously in Osogbo
Akinlade’s defection shocking, says Ogun APC Chair
BREAKING: Imo APC crisis: We’ve gone beyond reconciliation, says Okorocha
FG decries deficiencies in civil service
No FG agency is more transparent than NNPC, says GMD
N9.33m fraud: ICPC grills AMAC director, others
Army shut down Rivers Neighbourhood Watch’s training camp
2019 polls: Parties to meet Dec 11 to sign peace accord
2019: PDP inaugurates presidential campaign council
Okocha, Babangida search for new talents in Abuja
Why we sponsored 2018 Lagos Kids’ Marathon – AXA Mansard
Flights shortage: Air Peace pledges to end travellers’ woes
Yobe budgets N91.6bn for 2019 fiscal year
No FG agency is more transparent than NNPC, says GMD
Bello lauds armed forces on FCT peace, security
Winning the war against Boko Haram
Peter Obi, South East Leaders and 2019
2019 Presidency: Salient issues before pitching a tent
Editorial: Jigawa’s goat loan scheme
Jamb is now free of pythons, anacondas – Shehu Sani
Multiple taxations threaten adequate telecom infrastructure, says NCC
Nigerian youth build technology solutions
Kano spends N9.6bn monthly on salaries for 185,000 civil servants
Minimum wage: Kano NLC tasks governors to cut cost of governance
FG decries deficiencies in civil service
Bandits resume attacks on Katsina farming communities
Respite for farmers as NCX, commodity coy partner on produce trading
Tea, coffee farmers cry out over neglect
Rape: FIDA advocates sex education for primary school pupils
UTME: JAMB to commence 2019 registration in December
Mixed reactions trail FG’s reduction of JAMB, NECO fees
‘I wanted to kill myself but I didn’t know how to’
AY, Omoni Oboli make Hollywood debut
Cinema revolution best for Kannywood — Director
Zamfara: Judge declines jurisdiction to continue APC primaries case
Gombe college provost docked over N52m fraud
EFCC vs Shema : Court adjourns case to January 23 and 24 2019

The Guardian

Resign, PDP tells INEC chairman, police IG
Rivers government, army bicker over militia training camp
Consumers groan over poor connections as 4G/LTE services wobble
Court fixes February to hear suit seeking Biafra republic
EU, AU move to ease legal migration to Europe
Nigeria plans selling electricity to Burkina Faso
Prune your fat perks to pay new wage, NLC tells governors
FG plans to facilitate local manufacture of HIV medicines
Stakeholders worried about multiplicity of agencies in oil sector
US-based Nigerian boxer ‘The Eagle,’ others to light up TBS for GOtv Boxing Night 17
Beat Banyana, pocket $10,000, NFF tells Super Falcons
Drogba, Weah, Essien, others for ‘The Match’ in Lagos
Watford ties down Isaac Success until 2023
Focus on Las Vegas for Tyson Fury, Wilder big fight
200 golfers for Lakowe Club Championship
Defection of Amosun’s loyalists may rock Ogun Assembly
Nigerians must rise up for revolution in 2019, says Moghalu
Presidential candidates sign peace pact ahead of 2019 poll
APC chieftain urges Akwa Ibom Assembly Speaker to reverse decision on lawmakers
Tips On Water Therapy
Editorial: Nigerian universities and funding dilemma
Get the most from your warm up
Nigeria imports $3.3 billion steel product
Fresh row over pilots, engineers’ pay rise
CIBN advocates improved agric financing for economic growth
Legal framework hobbles cybersecurity efforts
Buhari as prisoners’ taker
The Atiku plan: Charting a new course for Nigeria
2019: Working again or next level
Nigeria is a bridge of hope in the face of challenges!
Signal alliance, Microsoft and Cisco to deliver Azure Stack to the enterprise

Leadership

2019: Don’t Endorse Any Candidate, FG Tells US Govt
2019: Atiku Dares Buhari To Debate
Rights Group Drags FIRS To Court, Demands Atiku’s Tax Records
Boko Haram Goes Hi-Tech With Drones, Mercenaries
Governor Arrested For Taking Bribe
Nigeria Ranks 129th Out Of 149 Countries In World Prosperity Index
Army Discovers Militia Training Camp In Rivers Community
The Senate And King Salman Of Saudi Arabia
A Letter To Ikeogu
African Union Sports Council Region 2 Rally Support For Senegal, Ghana
‘Boko Haram Using Drones, Mercenaries Against Nigerian Troops’
NFF Pumps Up Falcons’ Spirit Ahead Big Banyana Clash
G-20 Summit And Possible Outcomes
Concerns Over Increasing Road Crashes On Ebonyi Roads
World AIDS Day: FG Committed To Universal Access To HIV Treatment – Osinbajo
Goodluck Jonathan’s My Transition Hours, A Thrilling Odyssey
Prof Ejiofor Bags Pan African Humanitarian Awards In Morocco
Tourism In Nigeria, The Next Big Thing – Mark More‘
Boko Haram Using Drones, Mercenaries Against Nigerian Troops’
World AIDS Day: FG Committed To Universal Access To HIV Treatment – Osinbajo
APC Crisis Is Being Overblown – Hon Suleiman
Jaiz Bank To Establish New Branches In 4 States – MD
NNPC Saved $30m From Insurance Premiums In 3yrs – Baru
Access Bank Partners Group To End Violence Against Women
NNPC Issues New Performance Guidelines For Entities
2019: Why We Want PMB Back In Aso Rock – Ashafa
APC Crisis: PMB’s Intervention And The Blunders Of Party Leadership
APC Primaries: 4 Ogun Lawmakers Defect To APM
Gov Ganduje Deserves Second Term, Says Kano NASS Caucus
Mr Eazi Drops ‘Lagos to London’
EDITORIAL: Reviving The Textile Industry
Conflicts Between Political Achievements And Grassroots Reality In Gombe
When Will Nigeria’s Romance With Corruption End?
Concerns Over Increasing Road Crashes On Ebonyi Roads
EXCLUSIVELY WOMAN: Nigerian Women In Politics Call For Gender Responsive Reporting
National Farmers’ Helpline Is Fully Operational – Prof Othman
The Frightening Record Of Human Flesh Eaters In Nigeria
64 Years After, Ocho Festival Resurrects In Igala Kingdom
Rivers Building Collapse: Unstoppable Flow Of Tears, Blood

Vanguard

2019: APC Senators, Reps Pass Vote Of Confidence On Ganduje
BEDC MD Saga: Market Women, Groups Laud Obaseki’s Defence Of Common Man
Leader Of Yahoo Plus Gang That Kidnapped, Killed DELSU Student Slumps, Dies
APC Crisis: Will NWC Panel’s Efforts Yield Dividends In Bauchi?
Bayelsa: PDP, APC Flex Muscles Over Alaibe, Other’s Defection
Gaslighting
Eurobond: External Reserves Record First Increase In 4mths
Lanre Shittu Takes FG’s Auto Policy To Next Level
Group Sues FIRS Over Atiku’s Tax Receipts
Ndidi Bags EPL Best Super Eagles Passer
Infinity Tyres Kickstarts 2018 Edition Of Value Drive
2019: Ogun League Of Imams, Alfas Pray For Peaceful, Violence-Free Elections
High Alcohol Consumption By Drivers Worrisome, Says FRSC, Lagos Govt
National Mosque: Igbo Muslims Grumbles Over Delay In Appointment Of Imam
All-New A-Class Redefines Luxury, Utility, Safety In Compact Car Segment
Group Backs Oshiomhole On Buhari’s 2nd Term
Deadline for candidates’ withdrawals: Confusion in Okorocha, Amosun’s camps
Boko Haram: We’re still under siege, Shehu Borno tells Buhari
Losses to bad loans remain high in Nigerian banks – Moody’s
Late F-SARS operative faces posthumous trial, dismissal over LASTMA officer’s murder
Insurgency : Buhari calls for bilateral, multinational platforms at Lake Chad
2019: I’m ready to debate with Buhari – Atiku
2019: Buhari, APC unperturbed by U.S plan to restore Atiku’s visa but…- Lai Mohammed
4 more Reps members dump APC, PDP
Breaking: LASTMA murder : F-SARS officer dies hours after – PPRO
Boko Haram kills three soldiers, overrun Nigerian army base
Atiku firms support deal with S-East leaders
EDO: Projections on the Ambode treatment
Two brothers arrested with fresh human head in Lagos
Breaking: Boko Haram terrorists now use drones, foreign fighters – Nigerian Army
Buhari’s election as president in 2015 “a huge mistake” – APC defectors
Who’s politicising the killing of Nigerian soldiers?
2019 Imo guber: I’ll support Nwosu if he joins another party— Okorocha
Delta Central: Omo-Agege in Evelyn Oboro’s ‘gun sights’
APC crisis: Will NWC panel’s efforts yield dividends in Bauchi?
Bayelsa: PDP, APC flex muscles over Alaibe, other’s defection
Breaking: Edo govt declares Friday half-day in honour of Anenih
Etebo regrets red card in championship
LaLiga, clubs playing key role world’s football growth
Argentina offer Scaloni coaching job full time
Madrid touted for Copa Libertadores final: report
Nollywood still leading the way for Nigerian entertainment sector
Mr Eazi’s ‘Lagos to London’ hits 79m stream
Robber begs mob to remove charmed ring from finger before dying
Edo Govt commences refurbishment of public schools
BEDC MD saga: Market women, groups laud Obaseki’s defence of common man
Nigeria begins preparations for 5G roll out
High alcohol consumption by drivers worrisome, says FRSC, Lagos govt

Bad breath could be sign of gum disease

Bad breath: Physician warns against gum disease

Dr Innocent Osazuwa, a medical practitioner, Benin in Edo, says persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum disease.

Osazuwa, a dentist at the Calvary Estate Hospital, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Benin.

Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone.

Osazuwa said that bad breath, also called halitosis, could be embarrassing and in some cases might even cause anxiety.

“Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors.

“Cleaning between teeth daily once a day is very important.

“Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles cannot reach”.

“This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line too,” he said.

He said that brushing of the teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and replacing your toothbrush every three or four months helped to eliminate bad breath.

The dentist said the symptoms of bad breath vary, depending on the source or the underlying cause.

According to him, some people worry too much about their breath even though they have little or no mouth odor, while others have bad breath and do not know it.

He said the causes of bad breath includes food, poor dental hygiene, tobacco products, lack of balanced diet, wrong medications, dry mouth and lack of drinking water.

Innocent advised anyone with such problems to see a dentist for treatment.

Credit: The Nation

How exposure of scrotum to heat contributes to male infertility

Elevated scrotal temperature as major cause of male infertility

Prof. Oladapo Ashiru

The Fertility and Sterility Journal published the most current definition of infertility in its September 2017 edition. It defined infertility as a “disease characterised by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular and unprotected sexual intercourse or due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner.”

Fertility interventions, it added, may be initiated in less than one year, based on medical, sexual and reproductive history, age, physical findings and diagnostic testing.

The publication also described infertility as a disease, which generates disability as an impairment of function.

The new definition was arrived at a meeting held by 50 experts on fertility in Geneva and it will be adopted by the World Health Organisation.

This definition underscores the fact that male and female partners are responsible. Furthermore, the responsibility as regards the causes of infertility is 50 per cent in the male and 50 per cent by the female partner.

Causes of infertility

In sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of infertility has been notably variable, ranging from 20 to 46 per cent. About 30 per cent of infertility is due to female problems, 30 per cent to male issues and 30 per cent to combined male/female issues, while in 10 per cent there is no recognisable cause.

In Nigeria, the prevalence is between 20 and 25 per cent among married couples.

The causes of infertility have been divided into two main categories: Male infertility, which is principally due to reduced semen parameters and Female infertility, which is due to factors, such as occlusions of fallopian tubes, uterine or endometrial abnormalities, abnormal cervix and anovulation in the female partner.

The primary cause of male infertility is poor sperm count and concentration, poor motility and morphology or a combination of the above. Factors that can lead to male infertility include exposure to heat for prolonged periods, especially the scrotal region; exposure to radiation, environmental pollutants, genetic abnormalities, heavy use of alcohol, smoking, etc.

Latest studies have shown that elevated scrotal temperature is a major cause of male infertility as mentioned above. It is known that testicular function is temperature dependent and it requires a temperature of 2 degrees Celsius to 4 degrees Celsius below core body temperature, which is why the scrotal sac is situated outside of the body.

Scrotal hyperthermia is a well-documented mechanism of abnormal spermatogenesis associated with male infertility, thus maintaining a temperature difference between the body and scrotal sac is crucial to ensure the production of normal spermatozoa.

Modern technology has not been kind to the male reproductive system and it has been linked to having a significant impact on raised scrotal temperature, such as the use of laptops on the lap, EMF from cell phones positioned to close the scrotum, prolonged car driving and sports cars, heated car seats, tight clothing, and others.

Causes of elevated scrotal temperature

Laptop Computer

The Laptop Computer is an active heat-generating device that exposes the scrotum to the dissipated high internal operating temperature. A working LC in a laptop position causes significant scrotal temperature elevation by a direct heating effect of the LC and also by the dependent sitting position, with closely approximated thighs, that is necessary to balance a LC on the lap.

Balancing laptop computers on the lap has been found to raise the scrotum’s temperature to around a 5 degrees Fahrenheit increase (or about 2.7 degrees Celsius) and it has been shown that sperm concentration and motility dropped by 40 per cent when median daytime scrotal temperature rose by 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit (or 1 degree Celsius).

Electromagnetic waves from cellphones

The frequency of incoming waves and subsequent energy of transmitted waves by the cell phone device can have an effect on not only the general body but also more specifically on the male reproductive system. This EMF has a detrimental impact on the motility and characteristics of spermatozoa, leading to a significant decrease in the percentage of forward progressive motile sperm. Also there is a substantial increase in the rate of mitochondrial ROS production and the level of 8- OHdG (Reactive oxygen species, and free radicals that can alter the DNA and genetic composition of cells). It was concluded that RF-EMW emitted from cell phones may increase oxidative stress in human spermatozoa leading to decreased motility and viability characteristics.

Studies showed that for heavy users of cell phones, sperm counts were 30 per cent lower than men who did not use a cell phone.

Therefore, exposure to cell phones may be correlated with the significant decrease of melatonin in the body, making spermatozoa more susceptible to reactive oxygen species attack. Thus, the effect of cell phone EMW on the generation of oxidative stress cannot be ignored. The consequence of such ignorance may be dismal in regards to male infertility and possible cancer in the future. That is why most mobile phones are sold with an earpiece.

Heated surfaces and sport cars

Heat from the front engine surface or heated car seat (especially sports cars due to the closeness to the front engine) further adds to scrotal temperatures that are already elevated from being in a seated position.

Professional sports car drivers or occupational drivers and individuals who have long daily commutes are more prone to having increased scrotal temperatures, poorer sperm quality and longer time to achieve pregnancy. The adverse effect of long hours of driving and seated commuters increases in severity with the number of years spent engaging in such activities.

Tight underwear

Although the effect of tight underwear versus boxer shorts on sperm parameters is inconclusive, it would seem that tighter-fitting undergarments would leave less room for scrotal movement and air circulation hence contributing to higher genital temperatures and in turn lead to increase in scrotal temperature. That being said, a choice of clothing that encourages good air flow could minimize the deviation of physiological scrotal temperatures.

Hot bath and sauna

The use of hot baths and sauna for relaxation and rejuvenation may make one feel better, but it also hurts semen quality. Full-body immersion in a warm bath, hot tub, heated Jacuzzi or whirlpool at temperatures over 36.9°C for 30 min or more a week for three months or more leads to wet hyperthermia, which could have a reversible negative effect on sperm motility. Users of conventional saunas experience moist heat and warmed surfaces, whereas modern infrared-type saunas offer dry, radiant heat.

Studies show that after sauna exposure, scrotal temperatures reach up to body temperatures within 10 minutes, and there is a significant but reversible negative effect on spermatogenesis. At temperatures ranging from 80 to 90°C, and at different frequency and duration of exposure, the use of saunas could disrupt spermatogenesis and cause abnormal sperm count and motility. Usually a cold ice towel are provided outside the sauna and steam to cool down.

Occupational or residential heat exposure

Another factor that may contribute to heat stress in the male is ambient heat caused by hotter environmental temperatures where a man lives or works. Specific labour intensive jobs entail exposure to long periods of extreme, radiant heat. Welders, for example, are exposed to extraordinary levels of heat, toxic metals and fumes during welding. Studies involving these workers demonstrate a reversible decline in semen quality.

Those working directly with sources of severe weather, such as bakers and ceramic oven operators, have a longer time to pregnancy, which suggests that occupational heat exposure has an effect on fertility. Men who work in close range to sources of intense heat, such as the rear end of a submarine (location of the motor) seem to face infertility-related problems.

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Exercising and coping with increased body heat in pregnancy

Exercising and coping with increased body heat in pregnancy

By Eziaha Bolaji-Olojo,

If you think the weather is hot, you should get some perspectives from a pregnant woman, especially in the latter half of pregnancy. In addition to the other niggles and relative inconveniences it may bring, pregnancy also increases the amount of heat a woman feels internally and emits externally especially via her sweat glands. Simply put, a woman sweats more when she is pregnant especially if second and third trimester meets her in the hot seasons.
As pregnancy progresses, the rate of metabolism and fat burning in the body even without exercising also increases, manifesting in faster heat emission externally. Metabolic changes, how the body breaks down food to create energy for the growing and developing fetus, plays a role in increased sweating. Also in the extra blood volume and body fat which is needed to provide extra insulation for the woman’s changing body. The placenta which helps in the exchange of oxygen, blood, and nutrients between the mother and fetus generates heat as it carries out its vital functions. All of these, and more makes a pregnant woman even hotter.

And the sweating, is necessary because it provides a conduit for all that internally generated heat to find outward expression, guarding against internal body stress and possible shock. It is important to note that all these happen even when a pregnant woman is at rest. For a pregnant woman who exercises, the sweating is even more.

While there may not be much to be done against these biological processes within the body, a pregnant woman who is also exercising can help manage her body heat by putting a few measures in place both for her convenience and safety. The most important tip is to stay hydrated at all times, especially when working out.

An expectant mum needs to drink more water than a non-pregnant one. Always have a bottle of water with you and don’t stop drinking. The chore of having to pee is far less disturbing than dealing with increased internal body heat. Water, even at room temperature, cools the body from within. You probably understand why it is safe for a pregnant woman to drink cold water.

There is nothing wrong with cold water so long as there are no conditions that contraindicate it, and you can actually keep it down without feelings of nausea. On a personal note, I had no issues drinking cold water because that was what I preferred especially as I consistently worked out and felt hot most of the time.

Take frequent water breaks while working out. When not actively expending energy via physical activity and at rest, keep hydrating. When you wake up at night to use the bathroom, have a glass of water too. Another important way to manage body heat when working out is your location. Taking a walk outdoors in favourable weather is a great way to cool down as you sweat. Some pregnant women even love to work out in the rain. Take advantage of the cool breeze of the early mornings or late evenings.

If working out indoors, ensure the place is well aerated whether naturally by opening windows, or artificially with cooling devices like fans and air conditioners. If you use a gym, you can ask for a fan be stationed in a way that favors you primarily for the time you spend there.

Also, your workout clothing is very important. Except the weather is cold, avoid hoods and slacks made from thick cotton material. Shorts. A firm sports bra and a light and loose-fitting top will keep you comfortable through a workout. If at home and have some privacy, it is ok to dress as minimally as possible.

Finally, a couple of fruits help keep you feeling hydrated as their water content is very high. Fruits like watermelon, oranges (also a perfect post-workout snack), cucumbers, pineapples, and more. Most of them are low in sugar and calories and so make a great snack at any time of the day. Be generous in consumption while junk and sugary drinks should be minimal.Notwithstanding, the best source of information for a pregnant woman is her doctor who has her medical history, and should always be carried along before any extra information is implemented by her.

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