Transgender Weightlifter Withdraws From Commonwealth Games

Transgender Weightlifter Withdraws From Commonwealth Games

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard withdrew midway through the Commonwealth Games tournament on Monday despite leading the standings after the snatch in the 90+kg division. The New Zealander, whose participation was criticised as “unfair” by the Samoan team, lifted 120kg but appeared to injure her arm after attempting 132kg with her third effort. Shortly into the clean and jerk component, it was announced that Hubbard had declined her lifts. The New Zealander, who lived as Gavin…

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Combating Lassa Fever Resurgence

Combating Lassa Fever Resurgence

The fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in the country should give real cause for concern. Latest report has it that  the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has recorded a new case of the disease, bringing the number of confirmed cases to three within three months. One of the two victims of the confirmed cases earlier recorded at Bwari Area Council of the FCT died in January. Similarly, in Ekiti State, three persons had reportedly died….

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Police Arrest 2 Suspected Motorcycle Thieves In Dutse

Police Arrest 2 Suspected Motorcycle Thieves In Dutse

The Police in Jigawa have arrested two suspected motorcycle thieves in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Friday. Abdu said the suspects were arrested in Belleri village after they allegedly attacked a commercial motorcyclist with the intention of snatching his boxer motorcycle. “On April 5 at about 4…

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Zambian Leader Calls For Stop To Discrimination Against Disabled Children

Zambian Leader Calls For Stop To Discrimination Against Disabled Children

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia on Friday called for an end to discrimination against children with special needs. The president said it was sad that the society has continued to look down on children with special needs, a situation that was making them finding it difficult to socialize with others. Lungu, in remarks delivered at the Olympic Youth Development Centre, an ultra-modern sports facility in Lusaka, the country’s capital, said discrimination against children with special…

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NGO, Africare Records High Improvements In Malaria Prevention Project

NGO, Africare Records High Improvements In Malaria Prevention Project

A premier non governmental organisation(NGO) committed to helping African people build a sustainable, healthy and productive communities, Africare, has recorded high improvements in the results of a six-year malaria prevention programme (MAP) in Nigeria that was implemented with the support of ExxonMobil. Among the top-line results of the evaluation of the project, it was found that the percentage of under-five children who received malaria treatment of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) increased from 21 per cent…

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JUST IN: Former South Korean President Gets 24 Years Jail For Corruption

JUST IN: Former South Korean President Gets 24 Years Jail For Corruption

A South Korean court has sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison after she was found guilty of corruption. The disgraced former president was found guilty of several corruption charges, abuse of power and coercion in a verdict issued on Friday. She was also fined $16m. Warrant issued for S Korea’s ex-president on corruption charges It was alleged in the trial that Park, 66, colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, and a…

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Closure Of Wharf Road, Marine Bridge May Create Port Congestion — Association

Closure Of Wharf Road, Marine Bridge May Create Port Congestion — Association

The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has advised that the planned simultaneous closure of the Marine Bridge and Wharf Road in Apapa, Lagos, from next week may cause congestion at the port. The Spokesman of STOAN, Mr Bolaji Akinola, gave the advice in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. He said the simultaneous closure of the Wharf Road and the Marine Bridge would lead to a build-up of cargo inside the port…

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Army Requires Right Mix Of Weapons To Achieve Mandate – Rep. Shawulu

Army Requires Right Mix Of Weapons To Achieve Mandate – Rep. Shawulu

Rep. Rimamnde Shawulu says the Nigerian Army  requires the right mix of weapons at the right time and in the right quantity to achieve its mandate. Shawulu, who is the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Army, said this on Thursday while declaring open the two-day 2nd army “Procurement Awareness Seminar.’’ The lawmaker, who was the special guest at the occasion, however, noted that logistics requirement of the security agencies were numerous and expensive. He…

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Safety Helmet : FRSC Arrests 600 Motorcyclists In Bauchi

Safety Helmet : FRSC Arrests 600 Motorcyclists In Bauchi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC ) in Bauchi state, said it arrested over 600 motorcyclists towards the end of 2017 for non compliance with the use of safety helmet. The Deputy Corps Commander, Mr Paul Guar, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Bauchi. “Aside other offences like the number plate, lack of motorcycle papers, we arrested over 600 people for non usage of safety helmet,“…

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Fresh odds as APC governors bite Buhari’s bullet

Fresh odds as APC governors bite Buhari’s bullet

At last, the decision by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to recognise the credibility of President Muhammadu Buhari’s position has sent the party stalwarts back to the drawing board.The matter at issue presently is how to balance the crucial contending issues between the state governors, who had been the bulwark of support for the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and those who want the National Working Committee (NWC) rejigged….

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