Monday, September 3, 2018

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    Ajayi: Expect more changes at PTDF

Ajayi: Expect more changes at PTDF

Mr. Femi Ajayi, the executive secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), is a biochemist, journalist and international law expert. He was science writer, editor, and member of the editorial board of Daily Times between 1983 and 1992, and served as communications specialist in the United Nations system for about 15 years. In this interview, Ajayi unfolds his vision [...]

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    Indian surgery saves 17-year-old Nigerian sickle cell patient

Indian surgery saves 17-year-old Nigerian sickle cell patient

Ayo Adewemimo lived a very normal life until age two when he was diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia. With the love and care of a supportive parent, the first of three children was able to cope with the challenges that come along with being a sickle cell patient.Ayo did not allow the situation affect his life, as he joined his [...]

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    Cloud applications in a post-technology world

Cloud applications in a post-technology world

By Adebayo SanniTo date, the real meat and potatoes of the cloud – the transformational cost and performance benefits it brings to businesses – has been somewhat obscured by the technology debate. This is only natural. The cloud is new and it is innovative, so it is not surprising that the industry has focused on defining exactly what it is.As [...]

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    2015: Does APC really want to defeat Jonathan?

2015: Does APC really want to defeat Jonathan?

By Hamza Danjuma Who will be APC’s consensus candidate in 2015? This question was asked by TheCable, the new but increasingly popular online newspaper, in its analysis of the different aspirants on September 1, 2014, and I expected that the analysis will go the all the way to answer the question. Perhaps the first question should be: Does the APC really want to win the [...]

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    Charity hikers revel in success of Kilimanjaro climb

Charity hikers revel in success of Kilimanjaro climb

In a bid to raise awareness on Down syndrome and fundraise for the Down syndrome Foundation, two Nigerians and a Cameroonian professional summited Mt Kilimanjaro on Friday August 22 at about 9.00am.The charity hike, called ‘Climb for Down syndrome’, was organised by Inspired by Charity, a Lagos-based social enterprise.The professionals – Umar Farouk Umar, a UK-based software engineer; Thierry Mbimi, [...]

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    Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed misses birth of son

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed misses birth of son

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed has become a father again.But his unjust imprisonment meant that he was unable to be at his wife Gehan's side when she gave birth to their baby boy.From his jail cell, Baher released a letter to the new arrival, to be named Haroun.The letter is a mix of sadness and hope for the child's [...]

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    ‘Dr. Adadevoh helped me stop smoking’

‘Dr. Adadevoh helped me stop smoking’

By Kola GbadamosiDr Stella Adadevoh I had known you… and within that period, I knew that you were a gem, an honorable woman, a sister, a friend, and a doctor different from the rest.  You keep your side of the deal always just the way you made sure I stopped smoking.Had Dr Stella Adadevoh discharged Patrick Sawyer, which she could [...]

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    Uquo JV: Nigerians rising to the energy challenge

Uquo JV: Nigerians rising to the energy challenge

With a population of 174 million and an ever-increasing economic index, Nigeria is – without any shred of doubt – the economic capital of the African continent.This status has also been affirmed by the recent rebasing of the Nigerian economy, which saw it become the largest in Africa, overtaking South Africa. Prior to that, Goldman Sachs predicted that the Nigerian [...]

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    Aisha Falode: A letter to my son’s killers

Aisha Falode: A letter to my son’s killers

In years gone by, I read detective books and watched crime series depicting how murderers sleep at night. How they wake up in sweat with nightmarish images of the soul they had taken, and are so filled with dread and guilt of their crime that they spend their night in dripping hot, sticky sweat of horror at what they had done. How [...]

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    9 facts on Zmapp drug — the ‘Ebola cure’

9 facts on Zmapp drug — the ‘Ebola cure’

Two American missionary workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug that seems to have saved their lives.Dr. Kent Brantly (pictured) was given the medication, ZMapp, shortly after telling his doctors he thought he would die, according to a source familiar with his case. Within an hour, doctors say his symptoms — labored breathing and a [...]

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    Chido @50: When the book reads like its cover

Chido @50: When the book reads like its cover

By James EzeIn the world of Masters of Ceremonies (MCs), Chido Obidiegwu towers above his peers like zuma rock over the low plains of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.From his lush silver hair and well-sculpted face to his deep voice that rumbles like rain-bearing thunder in the middle of July, Chido wears charisma like an Arabian musk – thick, persistent [...]

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    Unforgettable World Cup bust-ups

Unforgettable World Cup bust-ups

By Duro Okinbaloye Many have dubbed the World Cup as the biggest sporting event on earth ─ quite rightly so. Hence, the huge build up of expectation, anxiety and emotion do sometimes lead to unprecedented fracases and altercations that blight the game and the individuals involved. To the utter consternation of the watching world, players vent their anger on fellow team [...]

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    15 global celebrities who had HIV/AIDS

15 global celebrities who had HIV/AIDS

Article courtesy www.healthline.com Ryan WhiteRyan White was a 13-year-old Indiana teenager who was diagnosed with HIV in 1984 following a contaminated blood treatment for his hemophilia, a disease in which blood doesn’t clot properly. Ryan was thrust into the national spotlight when parents of his classmates rallied together to bar Ryan from attending school, despite doctors saying he posed no risk [...]

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    Jonathan: My heart aches for Chibok girls

Jonathan: My heart aches for Chibok girls

I have had to remain quiet about the continuing efforts by Nigeria’s military, police and investigators to find the girls kidnapped in April from the town of Chibok by the terrorist group Boko Haram. I am deeply concerned, however, that my silence as we work to accomplish the task at hand is being misused by partisan critics to suggest inaction [...]

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    Anyiam-Osigwe: Malawi has strong institutions

Anyiam-Osigwe: Malawi has strong institutions

Mr. Michael Anyiam-Osigwe is the honorary consul of the Republic of Malawi to Nigeria. In this interview with Temitope Ajayi, he speaks on the recent election in Malawi and the new government of Professor Peter Mutharika, investment opportunities in the country and how he is facilitating friendly relations between Nigeria and Malawi.The last general election in Malawi raised some dust [...]

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    10 cancer symptoms men shouldn’t ignore

10 cancer symptoms men shouldn’t ignore

By Brittany Cordeiro/MD Anderson Nagging back pain. Indigestion. Frequent urination. You may assume these are minor health issues that don’t need a doctor visit. But think again.Cancer symptoms are often vague. In fact, prostate cancer ─ the most common cancer in men ─ has some of the least obvious symptoms.“Men shouldn’t ignore their health,” says Therese Bevers, MD, medical director of [...]

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