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WHO Launches Strategy To Fight ‘Inevitable’ Flu Pandemics

The World Health Organization on Monday launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are “inevitable”. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, affect around one billion people and kill hundreds of thousands annually, according to WHO, which describes it as one of the world’s greatest public health challenges. WHO’s new ... Read More »

Two In Police Net Over Explosion In Akwa Ibom INEC’s Office

 Some hoodlums who were suspected to have dropped an improvised explosive device (IED) in the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have been arrested by the police. The attack was in addition to the Friday night explosion which razed another office of the commission in Ibesikpo Asutan LGA. ... Read More »

Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary Celebrate 20yrs Of NATO Membership

The accession of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary to the Western military alliance NATO 20 years ago was celebrated with a military ceremony in Warsaw on Sunday. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an international alliance that consists of 29 member states from North America and Europe. It was established at the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on ... Read More »

Flee Poverty!

FLEE POVERTY! By LANRE OYETADE Poverty has rightly been described by some as more than a curse. Such people regard it as something of a sin! In international finance circles, a person is regarded as being poor if he/she lives on less than one US dollar (now about N350) per day. So what are the things that may bring about ... Read More »

60 Habits of Highly Successful People (Vol. 2)

Title: 60 Habits of Highly Successful People (Vol. 2) Author: Segun Olatunji Publisher: Trinity Integrated Profile Limited Date of Publication: 2009 Pages: 103 Reviewer: Lanre Inspirati Oyetade (0803 942 8648)   The work is very much the second volume of a six-volume series with the same title, derived originally from a sermon series, which the author had put together at ... Read More »

14 Killed, 10 Injured In Kogi, Katsina, Anambra, Ondo, Oyo

Awka / Ibadan / Akure – At least 14 people were killed, 10 injured and three missing during Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in parts of the country. The elections in Kogi East claimed three lives while four others have been hospitalised across the senatorial district, according to eyewitness reports. However, Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem ... Read More »

US Slashes Imports Of Nigerian Crude By 43%

The United States cut its imports of Nigerian crude oil by 48.87 million barrels or 43 per cent in 2018, according to the latest data released by the Energy Information Administration. The US imports of Nigerian crude fell to 64.06 million barrels last year from a five-year high of 112.92 million barrels in 2017. The EIA data showed that the ... Read More »

Soldiers In Video Clips Are Political Thugs, Says ARMY

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said intelligence available to it revealed political thugs wore military uniform to perpetrate crimes during last Saturday’s general elections, some of which were recorded in videos. The army noted that some of the thugs clad in army uniform had been arrested and were giving useful information to the military. The acting Director, Army Public Relations, ... Read More »

Navy Recovers Hijacked Boats, Rescues Electoral Officers

The Nigerian Navy has recovered the two boats hijacked by militants on Saturday in the Bakassi area of Cross River State. The boats were conveying the Independent National Electoral Commission’s ad hoc staff for election duty when they were accosted and abducted on the sea. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Frankland Briyai, disclosed this before the collation officer for ... Read More »

Arsenal End Man United’s Unbeaten Run

Granit Xhaka’s goal and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty saw Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates and inflict a first Premier League defeat on United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Xhaka opened the scoring after 12 minutes when David De Gea appeared to be deceived by his swerving long-range shot, with Aubameyang sealing the points from the spot after ... Read More »