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


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

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


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


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
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.

Credit: The Punch

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.

Credit: The Guardian

Top eight testosterone-boosting foods

Top eight testosterone-boosting foods

By Chukwuma Muanya


People with low testosterone may be able to raise their levels by eating certain foods, such as ginger, fatty fish, and some vegetables.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a role in fertility, sexual function, bone health, and muscle mass.

A person’s testosterone level will fall naturally with age — by one to two percent per year — but some medical conditions, lifestyle choices, and other factors can influence the amount of this hormone in the body.

Some medical treatments can raise low testosterone levels, especially in younger men, but a person can also encourage the body to produce more by making some changes to the diet and lifestyle.

In this article, Medical News Today lists the best foods for increasing testosterone levels. We also describe products to avoid and other ways to increase testosterone production.

Top eight testosterone-boosting foods

A person with low testosterone may benefit from trying:

1. Ginger

Ginger may help increase testosterone levels and improve male fertility.

People have used ginger for medicinal and culinary purposes for centuries. Modern research indicates that this root may improve fertility in men.

According to the findings of a 2012 study, taking a daily ginger supplement for 3 months increased testosterone levels by 17.7 percent in a group of 75 adult male participants with fertility issues.

The authors suggested that ginger may also improve sperm health in other ways.

Authors of a study from 2013 report that ginger increased testosterone and antioxidant levels in a diabetic rat model in just 30 days.

2. Oysters

Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food — and zinc is important for sperm health and reproductive function.

Males with severe zinc deficiency may develop hypogonadism, in which the body does not produce enough testosterone. They may also experience impotence or delayed sexual maturation.

People can also find the mineral in: other shellfish; red meat; poultry; beans; and nuts.

It is important to note that zinc and copper compete for absorption. Take care when choosing supplements to avoid consuming too much of either mineral.

3. Pomegranates

The pomegranate is an age-old symbol of fertility and sexual function, and its antioxidant levels may support heart health and stress reduction.

Also, results of a study from 2012 indicate that pomegranate may boost testosterone levels in men and women.

Sixty healthy participants drank pure pomegranate juice for 14 days, and researchers tested the levels of testosterone in their saliva three times a day.

At the end of the study period, both male and female participants displayed an average 24 percent increase in salivary testosterone levels. They also experienced improvements in mood and blood pressure.

4. Fortified plant milks

Fortified plant milk is a healthy source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, and results of a study from 2011 suggest that it may increase testosterone levels in men.

It is important to note that the dosage in this study was 3,332 international units (IU) of the vitamin per day, which far exceeds the 400 IU recommended daily for healthy people.

While sun exposure is one of the best ways to get vitamin D, not everyone can spend enough time outdoors in sunny weather. In the average American diet, fortified foods provide the majority of the vitamin D.

Many plant milks, such as those made from almonds, soy, hemp, and flax, contain 25 percent of a person’s vitamin D requirement per serving. However, it is always best to verify nutritional contents by checking labeling.

Research has put to rest the concern that soy lowers testosterone levels — the bulk of the evidence shows that soy does not have this effect.

Also, some manufacturers fortify the following with vitamin D: milk and other dairy products; orange juice; and cereals.

The medical community is not convinced that vitamin D boosts testosterone levels in healthy people. A study from 2017, for example, found that the vitamin had no such effect.

It is important to remember, however, that getting enough vitamin D every day is essential for overall health.

5. Leafy green vegetables

Vegetables such as spinach, Swiss chard, and kale are rich in magnesium, a mineral that may increase the body’s level of testosterone.

Authors of a study from 2011 found that taking magnesium supplements for 4 weeks prompted an increase in testosterone levels of sedentary participants and those who were athletes. The testosterone increases were greater, however, in the active participants.

Other good dietary sources of magnesium are: beans and lentils; nuts and seeds; and whole grains.

6. Fatty fish and fish oil

The United States Department of Agriculture recommend that people eat seafood twice weekly.

Fatty fish may be especially beneficial because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. A person can also boost their fatty acid levels by taking fish oil or omega-3 supplements.

Results of an animal-based study from 2016 indicate that fish oil can increase the quality of semen and the serum testosterone levels in dogs by improving their fatty acid profiles. A study in mice reported similar findings.

Examples of fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids include: Atlantic mackerel; herring; salmon; sardines; and trout.

7. Extra-virgin olive oil

Olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, which may have many health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

The oil is rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, an antioxidant. These factors likely contribute to the food’s health benefits.

Extra-virgin olive oil may also improve male reproductive health. Results of a small-scale study indicate that the oil may boost serum testosterone levels in healthy adult men.

Participants also experienced an increase in luteinizing hormone, which stimulates cells in the testes to produce testosterone.

8. Onions

Onions may provide many health benefits, from supporting the heart to slimming the waistline. They are also good sources of several nutrients and antioxidants.

In addition, onions may increase low levels of testosterone. In a 2012 study with a rat model, researchers found that a daily intake of fresh onion juice for four weeks significantly increased serum total testosterone levels.

However, determining the effects in humans will require further research.
Foods to avoid

Some foods can reduce a person’s testosterone levels. People looking to raise their levels may wish to avoid:
Processed foods

Many frozen or prepackaged meals and snacks are processed foods. They offer little nutritional value and tend to be high in calories, salt, fat, and sugar.

In particular, processed foods often contain high amounts of trans fats, which can reduce testosterone levels and impair testicular function, according to the results of a 2017 study.

Canned or plastic-packaged foods: Meal in plastic packaging in microwave

Chemicals in plastic packaging can affect testosterone levels. Foods and drinks that are canned or packaged in plastic can impact hormone levels.

For example, this can occur when people ingest chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S, from water in plastic bottles or reheated food in plastic containers.

Results of a study from 2013 suggest that men who work in environments with high levels of BPA have reduced levels of free testosterone and androstenedione, a hormone that can convert into testosterone or estrogen.

It is important to note that participants in this study worked in factory settings. In food packaging, BPA is present in much smaller quantities.

Nonetheless, the chemical does enter many people’s bodies. A study from 2011, for example, found BPA in the urine of 89 percent of men attending a fertility clinic.

Those with BPA in their urine also had lower levels of testosterone and thyroid stimulating hormone. When levels of this hormone are low, it can indicate hypothyroidism, a condition that can reduce testosterone in some men.


Moderate amounts of alcohol — such as the occasional glass of red wine — may provide some health benefits. However, drinking too much can reduce fertility in men and women.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the U.S. cautions that alcohol use is linked to low testosterone levels and changes in the amounts of other reproductive hormones.

Other ways to boost testosterone

Dietary changes may increase testosterone levels, and many lifestyle changes and medical treatments can help.

A person can also increase their testosterone levels by: losing weight, for people who are overweight; exercising regularly; building muscle through resistance training; getting enough sleep; reducing stress; and speaking to a doctor about testosterone therapy.


Testosterone naturally reduces with age, but levels may also be low because of medical conditions or medications. Anyone experiencing symptoms of low testosterone should speak to a doctor.

Certain foods, including oysters, leafy greens, fatty fish, and olive oil, may encourage the body to produce more testosterone. Foods that contain zinc, vitamin D, and magnesium may be key.

A person can ensure that they are receiving the right nutrients by following a balanced diet.

Exercising and reducing stress can also help boost low testosterone. To see results, most people require a combination of approaches.

Credit: The Guardian

F-SARS officer who murdered LASTMA personnel dies hours after – Police

LASTMA murder : F-SARS officer dies hours after – Police

Police Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja who was alleged to have shot a LASTMA official, Rotimi Adeyemi, dead in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos state yesterday November 28th, has died.

He died shortly after arriving at the hospital. He had been beaten by a mob after he shot Adeyemi.

A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Chike Oti, says the state commissioner of police, CP Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the FSARS officer be tried posthumously.

Read the statement below:

On 28/11/18, at about 1800hrs, the driver of a Toyota Highlander SUV, with registration number LSR 277 BJ, later identified as Police Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja while driving along Iyana-Ipaja road, was contravened for driving against traffic by a LASTMA official, one Rotimi Adeyemi, aged 46 years at Iyana-Ipaja roundabout.

The two men vehemently disagreed with each other. However, during the altercation, the said Inspector Olukunle Olonade allegedly shot the LASTMA officer to death.

Consequently, irate mob, who thought that the shooter was an armed hoodlum because he was in mufti, decended on him and beat him to stupor.

Although he was later rescued by teams of policemen drafted to the scene, he later gave up the ghost while being rushed to hospital for treatment.

The serial number of the pistol recovered at the scene was checked in the system and it revealed the bearer as Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja.

Corpses of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue for autopsy.

The CP Lagos has directed that the late Inspector Olakunle Olonade be tried posthumously in Orderly room and be recommended for dismissal from the Force.

Credit: New Telegraph

Amosun’s candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, dumps APC for APM

Amosun’s candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, dumps APC for APM

By Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta

A House of Representatives member, Adekunle Akinlade, who is the preferred governorship candidate of Governor Ibikunle Amosun in Ogun State, on Thursday formally dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akinlade, who lost the APC gubernatorial ticket to Prince Dapo Abiodun, announced his defection to the Allied People’s Movement (APM) on the floor of the House.

He is billed to contest the 2019 governorship election on the platform of his new party.

In the same vein, the Majority Leader of Ogun State House of Assembly, Yinka Mafe, and the Chief Whip, Idowu Olowofuja, as well as two state legislators defected from the APC to APM.

The other two lawmakers are Tunde Sanusi, representing Obafemi-Owode state constituency, and Ganiyu Oyedeji, representing Ifo II state constituency.

The defection confirmed the exclusive report by New Telegraph on Tuesday that loyalists of Governor Ibikunle Amosun in the Ogun APC will defect this week.

The governor is expected to stay back “tactically” in the APC to work for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The exit of Amosun’s loyalists was as a result of the alleged refusal of the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC to uphold the candidacy of Akinlade for 2019 governorship election.

Credit: New Telegraph

Tragedy as Suspected F-SARS operative shoots LASTMA official dead

Suspected F-SARS operative shoots LASTMA official dead

Rotimi Adeyemo

Etim Ekpimah, Deji Lambo and Oluwatobi Akindele

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, identified as Rotimi Adeyemo, was shot dead in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Alimosho Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Adeyemo, while controlling traffic at the Iyana-Ipaja roundabout, stopped a motorist, who was alleged to be an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, for violating a traffic rule, but the motorist, who was apparently annoyed by the action of the LASTMA official, allegedly brought out a gun from his vehicle and shot the official dead.

An eyewitness, Uwem Okon, told PUNCH Metro that the motorist, who drove a Toyota Highlander SUV, brought out a gun and shot the traffic official, who had asked him to stop for violating the rule.

Okon added that onlookers first retreated after the motorist shot the LASTMA official, but later regrouped as the motorist was trying to make a quick escape and seized him.

Okon stated, “There was a heavy traffic at the Iyana-Ipaja roundabout around 6:23pm. The LATSMA official was busy controlling vehicles in order to ease the traffic when he discovered that a motorist had violated a traffic rule. So, he stopped to caution the motorist, but the motorist suddenly brought out a gun and shot him on the head. The official died on the spot.

“People were surprised and scared of confronting the motorist, who had wanted to escape from the scene when he discovered that he had killed the official. But the bystanders and commercial bus drivers later summoned the courage and apprehended the motorist, who was then handed over to the police.”

Another eyewitness, who did not want his identity revealed, said the motorist had no reason to shoot the LASTMA official for performing his duty, adding that he took the law into his own hand by perpetrating such a crime.

He alleged that the motorist was later identified as an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The eyewitness said, “The LASTMA official had already told him to leave before the motorist decided to shoot him. He shot the man for performing his duty. This is wrong because he took the law into his own hands.

“The motorist was later discovered to be an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. He was arrested and taken to the nearest police station at Iyana-Ipaja for interrogation.”

When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said he had not been briefed about the incident.

But the Public Relations Officer of LASTMA, Mr Mahmud Hassan, confirmed that an official was killed by a motorist on duty in Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.

“I have just confirmed the sad news that a motorist killed our official while on duty at Iyana-Ipaja. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested. We have commenced investigation into the incident,” Hassan added.

Credit: The Punch

News Headlines Nov 29, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 29, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

ACF asks Buhari to probe killing of ‘nearly 100 soldiers’ by Boko Haram
Senate okays higher institutions for President’s hometown, nine others
2019: Coalition of opposition parties begins assessment of presidential candidates
Metele attack: No army can have enough equipment for operations – Buratai
Fashola, and the engineer of Yoruba consent
Suspected F-SARS operative shoots LASTMA official dead
Brothers behead 10-year-old for N200,000 in Lagos
ACF asks Buhari to probe killing of ‘nearly 100 soldiers’ by Boko Haram
Senate okays higher institutions for President’s hometown, nine others
Bricklayer jailed for assaulting commercial sex worker
Newborn baby dumped near police station
2019: Coalition of opposition parties begins assessment of presidential candidates
No action against Mourinho over bizarre celebration
Arrest Aregbesola for forging police report, PDP tells IGP
Kogi lawmakers boycott sitting, Senate probes state’s $500m loan
Metele attack: No army can have enough equipment for operations – Buratai
Eliminate Boko Haram from the face of the earth, Buhari tells military
Anambra Assembly leadership crisis deepens
49-year-old guard hangs self over debt at Ekiti secretariat
EFCC hands over 116 cars, 20 houses to First Bank
Russia to cut dependency on dollars —Putin
Lawyer accuses Abia policemen of assault, petitions PSC, IG
ICPC arraigns ex-Ogun Rep for alleged contract fraud
Driver, guard remanded for unlawful possession of firearm
Accused faints in Osogbo high court
Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis: Senate orders probe, Uyo women protest against CP
APGA suffering from internal bleeding, says PDP
2019: Presidential candidates, parties’ chairmen to sign peace pact
My re-election is a done deal — Ayade
Nigeria’s GDP growth’ll be below 2% in 2018 – World Bank
Malabu: Nigeria loses over $10bn in one deal, say Reps, CSO
FMBN disburses N15.7bn home renovation loans
Diamond Bank drives financial inclusion through products, services
FG to collaborate with Saudi Arabia on refineries revamp
Baru signs performance contract with NNPC management staff
Ex-Eagles star, Etuhu, stands trial in Sweden over match-fixing
Dennerby shifts focus to AWCON title
Top seeds advance in Asoju Oba Cup
Supersand Eagles to camp in Lagos
Weah, Drogba for legends match in Lagos
AY, Omoni Oboli to make Hollywood debut
Tekno takes time off music
Financial sector professionals hangout in Lagos
The challenge of mental health policy in Nigeria
‘Access to contraceptives, information can check maternal mortality’
Maternal, perinatal deaths are recurring nightmares – Bayelsa
‘Expansion of diagnostic services can tackle medical tourism’
Low-carb diets best for weight loss, study says
Elevated scrotal temperature as major cause of male infertility
mproving regulation, enforcement of ECOWAS Brown Card
Visa-seeking Nigerian students lament sad experiences at US embassy
We studied hard not to beg for jobs – UI First Class twins in Law
Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones
Nigerians’ transactions on PoS hit N1.82tn in 10 months – Survey
StarTimes begins online video streaming service
Huawei plans cloud services in Nigeria, others
Editorial: Nation’s brand value and development
X-raying Ikeogu Oke’s thoughts on energy, politics and policy
The huge debt burden and how we got there (2)
Ending JAMB’s exploitation of hapless candidates

The Nation

Buhari orders troops to wipe out Boko Haram
N11.4b fraud: EFCC hands over 116 cars to First Bank
Fed Govt okays reduction in cost of JAMB, NECO forms
ICPC re-arraigns ex-IG Ehindero, ex-CP Obaniyi for alleged N16.4m fraud
2019 poll: EFCC to monitor donations to parties
Akwa Ibom Assembly crisis: APC vows to stop molestation of its lawmakers
2019: Our plan for free, fair elections, by Abubakar Panel
INEC to deploy one million personnel for poll
Obasanjo’s son: no rift with dad for supporting Buhari
Reps seek revocation of Malabu’s OPL 245 agreement
Senate probes Kogi govt’s $500m foreign loan
Igbinedion University student wins N100,000 in Spot Kick challenge
Demolition: ‘Fayose turned us to refugees in our land’
2019: Ezekwesili picks party chairman as running mate
ACF seeks emergency on education to eliminate 13m out of school, Almajiri
South Africa won’t be second time lucky — Oluehi
Wilder vs Fury: ‘Why Joshua won’t be at ringside’
The Match in Lagos Next Year: Weah, Drogba, 19 former African stars expected
50th Asoju Oba Cup: Fayele, Aregbesola claim mixed doubles title
Thomas Dennerby dreams AWCON title
Ogenyi Onazi visits, donates N500, 000 to Kano pillars
Qatar 2022: ‘Vagina Stadium’ to be ready in 2019
Arewa community backs APC, Sanwo-Olu
‘APGA will determine who wins presidency’
‘Why Nigerians should re-elect Buhari
’NNPC/Chevron JV donates to IDPs in Delta, Bayelsa
Bio-insecticides alternative to ‘sniper’, says Biotech agency
Nigeria to consume 2m metric tonnes LPG by 2025
AY, Omoni star in Hollywood Xmas film
‘Traditional medicine key to Nigeria’s future’
‘Go for fruit juice when you miss breakfast’
Mental illness …. How to defeat the storm (Part 1)
Suspected SARS officer ‘kills’ LASTMA official
NGO donates uniforms to indigent pupils
Ambode vows to contain ‘bad guys’ at Xmas
Airline, passengers trade words over missed flight
Air Travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?
Operation collect your certificate at LASU
Port-Harcourt boy beats girls in Maths quiz
NCC donates 70 e-pads to FEDPOFFA
98% Corps members ready for election duty, says NYSC boss


End Boko Haram Threat, Buhari Orders Military
FG, States, LGs Share N788.139bn for October
Buhari Reaffirms Commitment to Troops’ Welfare
Umez Eronini Laments Decay in Public Service, Launches Book
End Boko Haram Threat, Buhari Orders Military
FG, States, LGs Share N788.139bn for October
South African Pension Fund Raises Stake in MTN to 23.6%
Ugwuanyi Awards Contracts for Road Projects
Ondo PDP Sets up Campaign Committee for Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency Candidate
2019 Election: Gen. Abdulsalami Committee Canvasses Support for INEC
Buhari Reaffirms Commitment to Troops’ Welfare
Niger Commences Implementation of 25% Salary Increase
Bamisedun among AABLA 2018 West Africa Finalists
Repair Abandoned Vehicles within Three Months, Katsina Gov Tells KTSTA
OPEC May Cut Output to Stabilise Prices
EFCC Arraigns Provost, Two Others over N52m Fraud
Boko Haram: Buhari Convenes Meeting of Lake Chad Basin Heads of State
PDP Senator Defects to APC
Group Urges Media to Project Women in Politics
Ezekwesili Expresses Readiness to Fight for Rights of Nigerians
The Man Who Wants to Lift Lagos Higher
Group Harps on Investing in Cooperative Ventures
Bad Road Threatens Completion of N3.5bn Baro River Port
CBN Injects Fresh $210m into Forex Market

The Sun

FG to recover $7bn CBN bailout to banks
2023: Forces against Igbo presidency at work – Okorocha
FG slashes cost of JAMB, NECO exams
FAAC: FG, states, LGAs share N788.139bn in October
We’ll end Boko Haram madness – Buhari
Peace committee raises fears over 2019 polls
2019: INEC to spend N85bn on logistics
Pilgrimage: We compelled service providers to patronize Nigeria, says NCPC
In Oyo, it’s rectangular race
2019: We’ll deliver Buhari but we can’t guarantee some states – Unagha, ex-youth leader
Imo 2019: Owerri zone should be allowed to produce governor – Ezeh, SDP candidate
Lagos guber: I’ve evolved strategies to kill PDP totally – Salvador, ex-party chairman
FG committed to disaster prevention, says Oke-Osanyintolu, presidential aide
DBN exceeds target, signs on 35,000 MSMEs
Guinness declares 184 kobo dividend
Our story on recent reduction to Edo State Power supply –BEDC
Women earn 20% less than men –ILO report
Coach Tiger Woods coming to your living room next year
NBA opens new training centre in Senegal
Doyin Amodu goes extra mile for ‘Imagination’
Now that campaign has started
What the Metele debacle threw up
Is President Buhari’s travel ban on Nigerians constitutional? (4)
Again, PDP flounders
On, not at, the occasion
What the people say….
Edo’s city of sin
Victor Moses suffers back injury
Celebration of excellence: Weah, Drogba to storm Lagos for Ambode
280 widows benefit in Total’s skills, financial support
FG partners Coderina to introduce robotics, coding in schools
Steve Ayorinde: Lagosians’ll celebrate Christmas with four new theatres
Salient issues before the 2019 polls
Ogbuoji and Ebonyi 2019
Taming the malaria scourge
2019: INEC to spend N85bn on logistics
Ways to survive, live with HIV
The essence of good rest
Firm vows new offensive against malaria with new drug
FG to recover $7bn CBN bailout to banks
LSMDA urges govt to help issuance of license to members
‘Corruption a universal ill, not peculiar to Nigeria’
FG slashes cost of JAMB, NECO exams

Daily Trust

Youths rally support for Buhari, Osinbajo re-election in Kogi
850 benefit from Lalong empowerment scheme
Sugarcane business booms in Plateau
PLASU VC urges maintenance of N16.6 million solar system
Plateau youth urge FG to open Zurak’s mining site
ACPN promises to lift 80m Nigerians out of poverty if elected
PDP inaugurates presidential campaign council today
FG, states, LGs share N788bn for October
EFCC arraigns Gombe college provost over alleged N52m fraud
Daily Trust bags most educative newspaper award
850 benefit from Lalong empowerment scheme
Saraki, Atiku move to pacify Ekweremadu
Why I’m supporting Buhari – Obasanjo’s son
200 aspirants attend APC reconciliation c’ttee in Bauchi
Solid defending was key to Super Falcons’ victory – Dennerby
Ronaldo hits 100 Champions League wins
N3.4b FIFA grant: Trial of 3 NFF staff suffers major setback
Oil price stability tops Nigeria, S/Arabia agenda ahead OPEC meeting
Passengers stranded as aircraft shortage hits aviation industry
Manufacturing, export to soar as commodity exchange starts trading
Bello lauds armed forces on FCT peace, security
God will expose killers of my deputy – Abaji chair
Property owners appeal to FCT minister to correct anomaly
Peter Obi, South East Leaders and 2019
2019: When Sen. Ogbuoji becomes Ebonyi governor
Ukraine demands immediate release of sailors detained by Russia
Russia to deploy new S-400 missiles on Crimea
Tunisians protest Saudi prince’s visit
Editorial: Mixed signals from oil and gas sector
Minimum wage: Onaiyekan wants reduction of National Assembly salaries
Minimun Wage: Catholic bishop says wage not best for low income earners
Governor Abubakar appoints new Accountant General
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
How varsity lecturers feed fat on postgraduate students
World Bank says Nigeria spends $200 per student annually
‘Gov’t needs more support to address education infrastructure deficit’


Minister, Osunkeye Emphasise Need To Build Resilience Against Oil Price
AWCON: Pinnick Charges Super Falcons To Beat Banyana Banyana
It’s Cheaper To Conduct All Elections In One Day—INEC
CONTROVERSY OVER DARKNESS: Edo Gets 40% Of Allocated Power, Says BEDC
EDO: Projections On The Ambode Treatment
Banyana Banyana Coach Plans To Beat Falcons Again
Navy Begins Exercise ANUM BUNENG
Entrepreneurship, Remedy For Unemployment — IDSA
LSHA Investigates Audit Reports Of Over 200 MDAs
AFCON 2019: North Africa Wants It Moved From Cameroon To Morocco
Netherlands Urges FG To Commence Ogoni Cleanup Before Elections
Why We Arrested Deji Adeyanju, 2 Others— Police
FAAC: FG, States, LGAs Share N788.139bn For October
Chibok Girls: USNLG Honours US Congresswoman, RCCG Pastors For Supporting Rescued Girls
My Death, Resurrection Testimony, By Gbenga Adefaye
Why Makanjuola Donated Lecture Theater To LASU
Warri Fed Constituency: SDP Candidate Alleges Plot To Substitute His Name
Boko Haram madness must end says Buhari as he vows to equip military better
Revoke $1.1 Malabu Oil deal, prosecute suspects, recover lost cash, Reps insist
Money laundering: SUBEB boss, Jengebe, bags 41-year jail term
LUTH resident doctors to embark on indefinite strike Thursday
Who’s politicising the killing of Nigerian soldiers?
EDO: Projections on the Ambode treatment
C’River makes case for inclusion as oil-producing state
Atunwa was called to bar, UK Bar Council confirms
AWCON: Pinnick charges Super Falcons to beat Banyana Banyana
Banyana Banyana coach plans to beat Falcons again
AFCON 2019: North Africa wants it moved from Cameroon to Morocco
Moses out of Europa League clash against PAOK
Lagos insures 300 athletes for National Sports Festival
LaLiga players with music careers
I’m not married to Davido; 2nd babymama cries out
Planning my December concert too stressful, Davido complains
How Simi plots to floor Wizkid, Tiwa, others
Singer, Mo’Cheddah reveals depression struggles
Minister, Osunkeye emphasise need to build resilience against oil price
Police dismiss Sergeant for killing 20-year-old undergraduate
Entrepreneurship, remedy for unemployment — IDSA
Ambode to set up Task Force to tackle street begging
Yahsat provides over 300 Nigerian rural schools with ICT services
Yellow fever: Medical practitioner harps on preventive measures
ETONIRU: Reaping fruits of being an early bird


BREAKING: Night guard found hanged in Ekiti
What Nigeria needs to worry about ― Obasanjo
Cross Check: Nigerian media collaborate against fake news ahead of 2019 elections
Human rights report condemns use of manipulated videos, pictures of military fighting insurgents
Atiku commiserated with Rivers govt over collapsed building
Unpaid workers arrears: NLC declares war against Katsina, Rivers, Ogun, Bornu
FG reduces JAMB, NECO exam fees
Ayogu Eze, APC chances brighter in Enugu State, says Group
Why Nigerians are eager to elect Atiku ― PDP
EFCC docks three for alleged N52m fraud
NUT lauds NASS on teachers’ service years extension bill
Fake news: No excuse to distort facts, Bamigbetan declares
Police kill kidnap suspect in Edo, arrest 46
Court remands 2 brothers over alleged membership of secret cult
Man in court over alleged theft of government bicycle
Republican, Cindy Hyde-Smith, wins Mississippi Senate seat
Doomed Lion Air jet was not airworthy on penultimate flight
US sanctions Nicaragua’s Vice-President Rosario Murillo
‘World’s oldest rebel’, Harry Smith dies aged 95
Study reveals how many hours sleep good for healthy heart
‘NAIIS will ensure we tackle HIV cases adequately’
Obese men prone to prostate cancer —Study
Lassa fever sensitisation: FETHA CMD appeals for utility vehicles
Mother abandons 2 years old daughter in Ebonyi
Arcade fashion show 2018
How I will take over the industry —Chibichan
I am taking over Afrobeat throne — D Large
Day Nollywood made giant strides with new Yoruba series, Alagbara
Nollywood rising: Why Nigerians are now accepting its film industry
AMC raves up African movie production with launch of AMCOP
Ambode, Babalakin charge private sector, individuals to assist govt
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Buhari reduces cost of forms for JAMB, NECO

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Abisola Olasupo |

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of forms for the Joint Admissions Matriculation’s Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (JAMB UTME), National Examination Council’s Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (NECO SSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

“The Exam Agencies are not meant to be revenue generating bodies, they’re only supposed to cover costs/operating expenses,” Adamu said.

“The sharp increase in remittances by JAMB (from less than N60m in 2010–2016 to >N15 BILLION in 2017/18) have shown that the fees being charged could be reduced,” he added.

Meanwhile, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, in August had said that there is no plan to review downward the fee of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) form from the current N7,500.

He said the UTME registration fee is one of the cheapest in the world and stated that remittances were made possible by the prudent management of resources by the board.

However, the minister, in his announcement stated that the president directed the Ministry to look into the reduction following the “significant improvement in revenues being remitted to the Treasury by the Education Agencies.”

The reduction will be implemented from January 2019 with the cost of JAMB UTME Form dropping from N5,000 to N3,500, NECO will drop from N11,350 to N9,850.

Credit: Guardian