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Saturday, 12 November 2016

45 killed at religious shrine in Pakistan

A suicide bomb attack killed at least 45 people during a religious ceremony in the remote mountains of Pakistan Saturday evening, according to local law enforcement.

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Eagles’ performance thrills IBB

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida could not hold his joy Saturday as Super Eagles flogged Desert Warriors of Algeria 3-1 to earn their second victory of the World Cup qualifiers.
He did not only give the entire team a pat on the back for the impressive run but also singled out Chelsea duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel who scored 25th , 42nd and 90th minute goals for Nigeria respectively. The Minna born General went ahead to urge his followers on twitter to retweet his submission as a mark of love for the Nigerian team who by their performance have consolidated on leadership of the group with six points and five goals in the kitty .
“I am really proud of the super Eagles. RETWEET if you also do. Mikel and Moses” he enthused
The encouter drew creme dela creme of the society including senate President Bukola Saraki to the nest of Champions. Also on hand to cheer the Eagles to victory was the former Akwa Ibom State Governor Senator Godswill Akpabio who incidentally built the venue
One of the thrilling highlights was the moment Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi re-enacted the trade mark of his nephew and former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha, flipping the ball above the heads of two Algerian players to the admiration of fans.
An equally satisfied former international Jonathan Akpoborie later summed up his feeling “Very good victory for Nigeria today,” he said

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Nigeria 3-1 Algeria: Moses, Mikel fire Eagles to vital win

Chelsea duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel starred as Nigeria moved into full control of their World Cup qualifying group with a 3-1 home victory over Algeria in Uyo.
Moses and Mikel were on target in the first half, before Nabil Bentaleb’s goal after the break gave Algeria hope of a comeback.
But Moses scored his second in the final moments as Gernot Rohr’s side won their second straight game in the final stage of CAF qualification.
The win puts the Super Eagles four points clear of nearest challengers Cameroon in Group B, with Algeria and Zambia a further one behind. Only the pool winners will make it to Russia in 2018.
Moses had already created the best early chance in the first meeting between the two sides since the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations when he cut inside and fired wide, but the Chelsea winger made no mistake after 25 minutes.
After collecting a pass from Mikel, Moses took advantage of poor defending from Hicham Belkaroui to fire into the bottom corner, before being booked for removing his shirt in celebration.
Bentaleb squandered a wonderful chance to equalise for Algeria, firing over from eight yards after controlling from Yacine Brahimi’s excellent run and cross down the left – and that miss cost the visitors when Nigeria doubled their lead three minutes before the break.
Etebo Oghenekaro’s pass found a shocked Mikel completely unmarked in the middle of Algeria’s box after he had been played onside by full-back Aissa Mandi and the captain finished with ease for his first international goal in over three years.
Algeria pressed in a bid to get back into the game and Bentaleb scored a stunning goal with 23 minutes remaining, rifling into the top corner from 30 yards after being found by Riyad Mahrez.
Brahimi then came close with two late efforts, but Moses grabbed his second in stoppage-time, finishing coolly from substitute Ahmed Musa’s cross as Nigeria secured a win that puts them in a strong position with four games to play.

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25 killed in Pakistan’s shrine blast

An explosion at a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens of others, local officials said.

Hashim Ghalzai, a local district commissioner, told Reuters that the toll was based on initial reports, and could rise further.

The blast occurred at the Shah Noorani shrine, located in Baluchistan province, about 100km north of the port city of Karachi.

It took place while hundreds of people were inside, said Ghalzai.

Dozens of wounded people were being moved to the nearby town of Hub and to Karachi, rescue official Hakeem Nasi told Geo TV.

The government dispatched 25 ambulances from Hub to the shrine, said Akbar Harifal, provincial home secretary for Baluchistan.

“Every day, around sunset, there is a dhamaal (ritual dance) here, and there are large numbers of people who come for this,” said Nawaz Ali, the shrine’s custodian.

Baluchistan has seen some of the worst militant attacks this year in Pakistan, one of which was claimed by an Islamist movement that is allied to the Islamic State group.

The province is also key to a 46 billion-dollar transport and trade corridor between Pakistan and China, which hinges on a deep-water port in the southwestern city of Gwadar. (Reuters/NAN)

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Panic as military men storm Gbaramatu communities

Men in military gears, believed to be operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF), code-named Operation Delta Safe (ODS), on Saturday stormed two Ijaw communities in Warri South-West council area of Delta state, including Oporoza, the headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom.

Although the mission of the men on the operation was not officially confirmed, The Nation  gathered it would be in connection with recent escalating militant activities in the area, resulting in the destruction of some critical oil facilities.

Though efforts to get confirmation that the operations were carried out by the military were unsuccessful, it was gathered that the men broke into several houses in search of targeted persons, sending panic round by communities and causing residents to desert their homes and seek cover in the bushes.

The soldiers were said to have arrived Oporoza at about 8am on Saturday in speedboats and gunboats, and immediately made their way into the community. The second community they reportedly visited was Tebujor.

Chairman of Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, confirmed the incident when contacted on phone, noting that many residents fled to the bush upon sighting the armed soldiers.

Mulade, who is also the National Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ),  told The Nation that many of the people who fled into the bush for cover including, women and children, had not been seen.

He called on the federal government to halt incessant harassment of their kinsmen  as many of them were already traumatised and finding it difficult to cope.

Efforts to get spokesman of the ODS, Lt Col Olaolu Daodu, to confirm the operation, was unsuccessful.

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World Pneumonia Day: NGO wants increased funding to eradicate childhood pneumonia

The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has urged the Federal Government to allocate more resources toward eradicating pneumonia among children.

Mr Remi Adeseun, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)-PACFaH Progamme Director, made the call at the commemoration of World Pneumonia Day on Saturday in Abuja.

The theme of the event is “Mainstreaming/Prioritising Pneumonia in National Health Planning.’’

Adeseun said that Nov. 12 every year was set aside to raise awareness on pneumonia the world’s leading infectious and second killer of children under the age of five.

He explained that a lot of people were ignorant of the death toll caused by the disease hence the number of cases of the scourge was increasing daily.

Adeseun, however, urged governments at all levels to take the lead in sensitising the public to the preventive and curative measures of the disease, as it was with malaria and HIV and AIDS.

He decried existing situation where pneumonia had been over-shadowed as a priority on global health due to lack of awareness of its deadly impact, adding that affordable treatment and preventable option were readily available.

The director, who lauded government’s interventions through various eradication programmes on malaria and HIV/AIDs morbidity and mortality across the country, appealed that more attention should be extended to pneumonia and diarrhea eradication.

He said such eradication effort could come through “immediate implementation of childhood pneumonia guideline as recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

He explained that the bodies recommended that Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablet should be used as the first-line drug management of childhood pneumonia.

According to Adeseun, with adequate funding and attention, there would be drastic reduction in the incidence of this preventable and treatable disease in the country.

“The PSN-PACFaH project urges Nigerian government to strengthen the coordination of efforts geared toward ending childhood pneumonia in the country.

“Since a lot of factors contribute to its prevalence in the world and Nigeria particularly, no single intervention can effectively prevent, treat or control its spread.

“The onus lies on the government to take concrete steps, bring to the table, mainstream and coordinate all donor and government-led efforts in the fight to end preventable and treatable pneumonia death in our great nation.

“There is urgent need to increase the health sector budget and to allocate more resources toward childhood pneumonia mainstreaming along with the other eradication programmes like Tuberculosis, Polio, HIV/AIDs, among others,’’ Adeseun said. (NAN)

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The endothelium is the lining inside blood vessels. This nitric oxide relax and dilate blood vessels and increases endothelial flexibility. This alone effectively takes care of arterial constriction (narrowing of the arteries) which is the primary cause of high blood pressure.

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For example the popular blood pressure lowering drug Amlodipine is well known for it ability to generate erectile dysfunction in men

Amlodipine (Amlodipine 5mg or Amlodipine 10mg) is a Calcium channel blockers (CCB).

Calcium channel antagonists or calcium antagonists are several medications that disrupt the movement of calcium ion (Ca2+) through calcium channels. Amlodipine inhibits calcium ion influx across cell membranes.

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 Conventional medicines work by inhibiting one normal biological process or the other to effect blood pressure lowering. But alternative medicine works at the fundamental level to correct anomalies that give rise to the disease

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Improves the metabolic function of the cells and the antioxidant properties of coenzyme Q10 help normalize cellular chemistry and promote optimal tone and compliance of the elastic vessel walls.

Garlic allicin. The active ingredient in garlic is known to be allicin (diallyl thiosulfinate).

Breakdown of this compound results in hyperpolarization of the vascular smooth muscle cells. Hyperpolarization of these cells causes vasodilation or vascular relaxation that facilitates regulation of blood pressure.

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Kremlin: 'Lousy' US relations could improve with Trump

A top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke of points of agreement between the Kremlin and President-elect Donald Trump in a wide-ranging interview with CNN Friday, even as he said the relationship with the current White House is "lousy."

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China congratulates Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump this week, saying the two countries "shoulder a special responsibility" as the world's largest developed and developing nations.

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UK's Boris Johnson tells EU leaders to stop whining about Trump

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told European leaders Friday to stop whining about the US election results following a slew of anxious statements in response to Donald Trump's shocking victory.

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What Trump has said about the world

Donald Trump is not a man to mince his words -- even when it comes to commenting on other nations.

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More than 900 migrants rescued at sea within hours

More than 900 migrants were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in the space of only a few hours Saturday morning, according to the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, or Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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4 dead in blast at US base in Afghanistan

An attack killed four people and injured more than a dozen others Saturday when an explosive device was detonated at Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in Afghanistan, the NATO mission there said.

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Mosul: Hospital struggles to cope with battle injuries

Bloodied bandages are tossed aside and new ones applied to fresh wounds. As doctors and staff work in the controlled chaos, more ambulances arrive with more men cut and punctured by shrapnel from a car bomb. A man screams in pain as a doctor cleans a gaping wound on his thigh.

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India and Japan sign civil nuclear deal

India and Japan have signed landmark civil nuclear agreement in Tokyo on Friday that was six years in the making.

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NZ builds underpass for little penguins to safely cross road

It's not easy being the world's tiniest penguin.

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Time for Trump to speak out

The moment Donald Trump won the election, a large segment of America was gripped by fear. Another segment felt empowered to express hatred and intolerance. The two fed into each other, highlighting and intensifying the country's deep divisions.

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How Trump can avert a human tragedy

Campaigns require big promises. The Oval Office requires governing.

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Will Trump transform European politics?

The election of Donald Trump as US president is causing turmoil across the world.

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Fuel price: Don’t test our resolve, NLC warns FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the federal government against testing the resolve of workers and other Nigerians by contemplating an increase in the prices of petroleum products.

The congress also backtracked on its earlier support for the plan by the Buhari administration to borrow about $29 billion, saying the government should instead pursue and recover stolen government funds and use same to fund infrastructural development

Speaking at the opening of its National Executive Council meeting in Sokoto, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, expressed concern over ongoing media campaign and contradictory statements from the NNPC and government officials on the rumoured plan to increase the pump price of petrol.

He said the congress was totally opposed to any form of increase in prices of petrol as such an act would further increase the sufferings of Nigerians, adding that congress would mobilise Nigerians to resist any such increase.

Wabba said: “While Nigerians are still struggling to cope with the severe hardship imposed on them by the last increase in the price of petroleum products, there are ongoing media campaigns and contradictory statements by the NNPC and government officials on yet another plan to review the template for the pricing of petroleum products.

“We are totally opposed to any further increases as we are yet to see the benefits of the last increase even as the current Minimum Wage Act has not been reviewed.

“It would amount to unleashing further hardship on workers and the poor if any further price increase is allowed.

“The government must not take us for granted. Indeed, the patience and perseverance of the entire populace must not be taken for granted, as we will sure mobilise the entire citizenry for mass protests in addition to other legitimate actions to resist any further increase.

“What is urgently required of government is not another increase but a downward review of the current pump price of petroleum products.

“The current National Minimum Wage Act has long elapsed, and as you are already aware, we have long submitted our proposal for a review but Government seems not in a haste to recognise the urgency in attending to our demands.

“Nigerian workers and pensioners are as important to the growth of the economy and must not be allowed to continue to suffer further hardships.

“We therefore reiterate our call on government to treat the review of the minimum wage and pension with the utmost urgency they deserve.”

While commending the Federal Government in its sustained battle against corruption and determination to ensure good governance in our country, Wabba said the battle should be more systemic and institutionalised with strong laws and institutions strengthened enough to sustain the battle, adding that “our country has been seriously harmed both in image and resources by the impunity with which public funds were looted for decades such that what we need is beyond a flash in the pan approach.

“We will support government in all areas that will promote good governance at all levels and all facets of the Nigerian society as long as it sustains its commitment to delivering people-driven governance that will promote decency and growth in all spheres of our socio economic and political endeavour.

“But we will not support the plan by the Federal Government to borrow more money from anywhere as we obviously have enough to attend to our immediate needs.

“For instance, if the government vigorously pursues those in possession of our collective wealth, especially multinationals who have refused to remit funds meant for corporate Nigeria, we would have enough to rejuvenate the economy and the quality of the lives of our people.

“NEITI has already been quoted to have discovered that $22 billion (twenty-two billion dollars) has not been remitted by multinational firms to the federation account. This amount alone can take care of some of the areas any new loan is expected to be expended on.

“If we must borrow, perhaps such borrowings, on terms strictly not against our collective interests and in particular not designed to deepen our debt burden, it should be directed towards revitalising rail transportation and roads and not for servicing remunerations or tastes of public office holders.

“Loans must have specific targets in public interest and strictly directed to their original uses; that is if we must take any at all.

“We are also opposed to the idea of giving public funds to bail out commercial banks or interests, especially the recent proposal to give out $7 billion as bailout funds to commercial banks without any repayment schedule whatsoever.

“While we also support the need for budget reform, we urge the government to ensure that the process is all inclusive, transparent, accountable and in line with the principle of good governance.

“Once more, we urge government to be very careful with the process of economic reforms and development as it has become clearer around the world that neo-liberal prescriptions handed troubled economies have not been of any help but rather further unleashed mass poverty and infrastructural decay on recipient countries and their citizens.

“The prescriptions only generate massive wealth for the tiny few rich while devastating the quality of lives of the citizens.

“Indeed, a prominent report by Forbes has alarmed that ‘unless it changes, capitalism will starve humanity by 2050’.

“We should not be seen to be accepting alien economic recovery policies that have been proven to be responsible for our problems in the first instance, as all previous prescriptions from the Breton Woods institutions have only ended up destroying our economy and impoverishing our people.

“We have enough intellectual capacity in our country that can develop people-driven policies that is truly rooted in our specific circumstance for the recovery of our economy.”

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