Saturday, August 19, 2017

Breaking News: President Buhari Arrives Nigeria After 103 Days Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nigeria after spending 103 days abroad where he received medical treatment.
Buhari had left the shores of Nigeria on May 7 and has been abroad for 103 days.
The president’s jet, Eagle One, which left London at 10.27am touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 4.36pm.
The President’s plane has landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. 4.36p. Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Governors Rochas Okorocha and Mohammed Abubakar were on ground to receive the president. Also on ground were members of the president’s cabinet and presidential aides.

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Over 18 Killed in Ghastly Motor Accident in Muyuka......Graphics pic

 Tongues are still waging at Mile 29 Muyuka in the South West Region of Cameroon after a duty truck lost control and collided with an 18 seater bus. The truck according to reports had brakes failure while descending the Mile 29 hill while the 18 seater bus was coming from Buea. The collision according to reports has claimed over 20 lives. Reports say the choral group members who were in the bus were returning to Buea after performing in Muyuka.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Forbe Ranking: Emma Stone Named Highest-Paid Actress for 2017

Emma Stone appears backstage with her Oscar during the 89th annual Academy Awards on February 26. Stone has been named the highest paid actress for 2017 by Forbes. Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence also made the list. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI| License Photo
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Emma Stone has taken the No. 1 spot atop the Forbes annual list of highest-paid actresses for 2017 ahead of Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence.
The list, released Wednesday, has Stone earning $26 million mostly due to her role in award-winning musical La La Land, which won her the Best Actress Oscar.
Close behind in second place is Aniston who earned $25.5 million by continuing to receive royalties from her time on Friends and earning money through her various endorsement deals with Emirates airlines, Smartwater, and Aveeno.
Lawrence who was named the highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, has fallen down to third place taking in $24 million. The majority of her earnings come from her starring role in director Darren Aronofsky's upcoming thriller Mother!, due in theaters on Sept. 15.
Rounding out the rest of the Top 10 is Melissa McCarthy ($18 million), Mila Kunis ($15.5 million), Emma Watson ($14 million), Charlize Theron ($14 million), Cate Blanchett ($12 million), Julia Roberts ($12 million) and Amy Adams (11.5 million).

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Few Hours Nationwide Power Outrage Swallows Minister's Post, Puts President on Bended Knees

 A minister in Taiwan has resigned from his post even as the president issued a sincere apology after power went off for a few hours.

President Tsai Ing-wen
The President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday apologised for a nationwide power outage that struck the nation a day earlier.
Vanguard reports that the power outage reportedly affected millions of households.
The president vowed to review the island’s power grid in order to secure the system’s stability.
“I, on behalf of the administration, deeply apologise for the inconvenience and worry caused. It should have not happened,” Tsai said at a meeting of her ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s Central Standing Committee in Taipei.
Massive blackouts that lasted several hours on Tuesday were caused by a malfunction at the Tatan Power Plant, in Taoyuan county, the largest natural gas facility in Taiwan.
The malfunction, caused by human error, affected the supply of 4.65 million kilowatts of electricity and approximately 6.68 million households in 17 cities and counties on the main island of Taiwan.
Tsai called for a comprehensive review of the country’s “fragile power supply systems.’’
The outage led to the resignation of Economics Affairs Minister, Lee Chih-kung, on Tuesday. Premier Lin Chuan on Wednesday also ordered a probe to identify management problems in the state-run Taiwan Power Company and CPC Corporation Taiwan, a state-owned petroleum, natural gas, and gasoline company.
CPC Taiwan Chairman, Chen Chin-te said at a news conference on Wednesday that the human error was caused by a contractor’s failure to follow standard operating procedures.
Lin said the Taiwanese government would invite foreign specialists to help improve network stability and promote decentralised electricity generation.

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I Still Love Rihanna - Chris Brown Confesses

American singer, Chris Brown has confessed that he is still in love with Rihanna but admitted that he caused the problem that cost them their relationship.
Chris Brown and Rihanna when things were going fine
Chris Brown has opened up about the night he assaulted ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.  The rapper, 28, spoke about the incident in a new clip for his documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life, where he described how things took a turn for the worse after he came clean about his sexual past with a woman who once worked for him.
Chris claimed that the confession came as a shock to the Barbadian singer, 29, after he had previously told her they were never romantically involved - causing their relationship to tun violent.
Speaking candidly about the incident which made international headlines, Chris revealed: 'She hated me. After that, I tried everything. She didn't care, she just didn't trust me after that. 
'From there, it just went downhill because it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well. Mutual sides, it is the first time I get to say anything.'
He continued: 'I still love Rihanna, but I'm just going to be honest - we would fight each other, she would hit me, I would hit her, but it never was OK. It was always a point to where we talk about it like, "What the f**k are we doing?"'
The Forever hitmaker added: 'If I go on stage, I got a scratch on my face, and I've got to explain it, like "Oh I fell", or if you got a scar or a bruise, you got to put make up on.  
'Sh*t, I'm not ever trying to put my hands on any female,' Chris continued.
'I felt like a f**king monster,' he said in the clip. 
The infamous night started after the woman Chris confessed about appeared at a Clive Davis party, where both he and Rihanna were attending. He claimed he had asked the woman prior to the party to stop going to places he would be at.
'That changed my life,' he said as he looked back at the night. 
'I made sure the person I was involved with before, I said hey, you can't come around to these places. And the person comes in, comes right to the table and says, "Hey what's up y'all." And I already know it's an issue, so I say "Hey cool" and I keep it moving.
'I look over at Rihanna and she's bawling, she's crying.'
Though things lightened up for the couple as Chris revealed they had a few drinks that night and he later offered her his cell phone for proof that he had no idea she would be there. 
To his surprise, the woman had indeed texted him that she would be at the same party - leaving her enraged, he revealed.  
'She starts going off, she throws the phone, "I hate you!", whatever, whatever, she starts hitting me, we're in a little Lamborghini, you know she's fighting me.'
He says he pleaded with her that he was telling the truth. But he says she continued to hit him.
'Like I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating sh*t, but then I really hit her. With a closed fist, like I punched her, and it busted her lip, and when I saw it I was in shock, I was "f**k, why did I hit her like that?"
'So from there she's...spitting blood in my face, it raised me even more. It's a real fight in the car, and we driving in the street.
'I'm like "yo, we tripping, what the f**k, what are we doing?" She tried to grab for my phone, and I'm not giving her my phone, to throw it out the window.'
He says he pulled over in Hancock Park: 'I'm just trying to resolve the situation, I'm not trying to fight.' 
'She takes the keys out of the car...and fakes it like she throws them out of the window,' he added. 
'I get out the car and I'm looking for the keys and somebody yelled and she yells out her door, "Help, he’s trying to kill me."' 
He says he attempted to find the keys, but she was sitting on them. Following the incident, Chris plead guilty to one count of felony assault and served probation for the crime. Rihanna found it hard to move on from her first love, breaking in tears when quizzed about their volatile relationship on Oprah's Next Chapter in 2012. 
She said: 'I lost my best friend - like everything I knew switched in a night, and I couldn't control that.
'So, I had to deal with that and that's not easy for me to understand, interpret and it's not easy to interpret on camera, not with the world watching.' 

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The New 2018 Honda Jazz is Here #PhotoNews

In case you have some money to spare and you are a lover of good cars of the latest automobile technology, you can try out the latest Honda product without any fear of regrets.
Honda Jazz 2018
Honda, one of the most driven car brand in Nigeria, if you ever owned a Honda Jazz, well the old one, you may want to know that the 2018 model has been revealed.
Dubbed 2018 Honda Jazz, it was released ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Much has been updated in the Jazz, the most satisfactory is the the exterior that has the ‘Solid Wing Face‘ headlight signature and grille that runs in the Honda family.
The new Honda Jazz got its interior touched up too, at least technologically, it now has cruise control, automatic headlights, City-Brake Active safety system, a 7-inch Honda Connect infotainment system, rear-view parking camera, keyless entry and start, and most importantly, advanced safety technologies such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Honda’s upgraded engines reduce fuel consumption and Co2 emissions and also produces 128hp although the the 100hp engine will still be available.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

African Leaders and Medical Tourism

African countries have been expending massive sums of money in the area of medical tourism over the failure of generations to develop the local medical systems.

President Muhammadu Buhari
African countries have a lot in common, including a tapestry of shared cultural and economic practices. True, there are numerous relatively distinct ethnic groups across the continent, a shared pattern of social, cultural, and economic practices is discernible.
Equally discernible is the shared pattern of political behaviour and stunted development across the continent. The most frequently identified factors responsible for this situation are poor leadership, weak institutions, governance failure, and endemic corruption.
One of the consequences of these shortcomings is poor health care across the continent. Save for a few private hospitals, whose charges are very high, most hospitals across the continent are poorly funded, under-equipped and poorly staffed. Many hospital laboratories lack the equipment and tools for the most basic lab tests, while their pharmacies run out of basic drugs like pain killers, antibiotics, and anti-malarial medicines.
It is the poor – health care system in Africa that popularised medical tourism – the practice of travelling abroad to obtain medical treatment-on the continent. For Africans, medical tourism destinations include North America, Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia, especially India. South Africa is the only known medical tourism destination in Africa.
In 2016 alone, Africans spent well over $6bn on medical tourism, with Nigerians accounting for over $2bn. These could only be conservative estimates as we often do not know how much government officials spend abroad on medical care. What we do know for sure is that the Nigerian federal and state governments spent less than the above amount on health care facilities in 2016. Indeed, the Federal Government’s health budget for 2016 was only about $800m. Worse still, not all of it was released and, of the amount released, a reasonable portion of it must have been misappropriated.
As indicated above, Nigeria is the leading producer of medical tourists in Africa, not simply because Nigeria has the largest population in Africa but also because Nigeria has one of the poorest health care facilities on the continent.
On top of the list of medical tourists from Nigeria are Presidents, governors, legislators, company executives, and their family members. Among the most notorious medical tourists are the late President Umaru Yar’Adua and the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari. After repeated medical visits to Germany, Yar’Adua spent three months in hospital in Saudi Arabia, returning to Nigeria under the cover of darkness, never to be seen in public until he was declared dead on May 5, 2010.
The record of his medical sojourn abroad has now been surpassed by Buhari, who has already spent more than four months in London, receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed illness, and his return date remains undetermined. He says it is left to his doctors. It is this lack of specificity about his return, more than the non-disclosure of his ailment, that has generated the most criticisms, expressed in various commentaries and protests.
Nigerian leaders are, however, not alone in the non-disclosure of their illness nor are they the only African leaders who engage in medical tourism. At least four other African leaders are co-travellers.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been President of Angola for the last 38 years, had travelled several times to Spain for medical treatment, again for an undisclosed problem.
Another sit-tight President, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who has been in power since 1980, has made three medical trips to Singapore this year alone. His political opponents have accused him of running the country from his “hospital bed” but he says he is going nowhere and he is not dying. He is 93 years old.
In the case of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria, his illness is difficult to hide, although its specific cause remains undisclosed. He had a stroke in 2013, which transferred his mobility to a wheelchair. But he has been going to France for medical treatment ever before the stroke occurred, and he has been going there periodically ever since for what his aides describe as medical checkups.
Even the relatively young President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic, who is only 59, has also been engaging in medical tourism to France. The major exception in his case, which his colleagues should emulate, is the full disclosure of his ailments.
In June this year, his government disclosed that he went to a hospital in France for two major operations, one on his prostate gland and the other on his digestive system. The reactions of his fellow citizens have been genuine prayers for his recovery.
Medical tourism by African leaders comes at a huge cost to their countries, which the taxpayers have to bear. This explains the agitation for more open disclosure not only of the nature of their illnesses but also the cost of treatment. In the case of President Buhari, the practice of non-disclosure is further complicated by the duration of his treatment and the uncertainty that comes with it. As I once indicated on this column, this has led to the loss of a human angle to the criticisms as the public sympathy for his condition wanes.
Besides the capital flight that goes with medical tourism, the practice is an indictment of the health care system in African countries, most of which rank poorly on the Human Development Index. The involvement of African leaders in medical tourism accentuates this indictment by further undermining the health care system.
There are even bigger problems: One, political leaders may not have the incentive and political will to improve the health care system at home, if they and their families can go abroad for medical treatment.
Two, the deplorable situation in government medical facilities has encouraged brain drain, leading African doctors to go abroad in search of greener pastures. Today, there are Nigerian doctors in virtually every notable hospital across the United States and Europe. Indeed, many Nigerian patients go abroad for treatment, only to be attended to by a Nigerian doctor or nurse.
For Nigerian doctors, who remain to establish their own hospitals and clinics, the outcome has been pathetic. In Akure, Ondo State, for example, a once notable medical landmark, Dairo and Dairo Hospital, had to fold up after several years of operation. When I last interviewed Dr. Tayo Dairo and his wife, Dr. Dupe Dairo, on why they closed down the facility, their response was typical. In a country where nearly 70 per cent of the population live below the poverty line, private hospitals often have to run at a loss. The situation is worsened by medical tourism as those who can afford to pay prefer to go abroad for treatment.
The question now is what to do to improve the health care facilities at home as no legislation can prevent those who can afford it from going abroad for treatment. For one thing, legislators may not make laws that would prevent them from going abroad for treatment. Besides, the freedom to spend one’s money on medical treatment abroad should not be curtailed by legislation.
One path to a solution is to impress it on federal and state governments to increase the budgetary allocation for health care and then set up enforcement committees at both levels to ensure that the budgeted sums are released and spent as earmarked. The function of the ministries of health should be limited to ensuring service delivery in the various medical facilities.
Until and unless medical facilities at home improve significantly, medical tourism will continue with all its negative implications for health care system at home. Whether or not they are medical tourists themselves, African leaders should muster the political will to improve the heath care system in their respective countries.
Written by Punch Newspaper columnist, Niyi Akinnaso

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North Korea Suspends Guam Missile Plan

Supreme leader, Kim Jong-Un appears to have finally reneged on his promise to attack the Guam Island which is housing several U.S troops.

Kim Jong-Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further “reckless actions” by Washington.
Some analysts suggested Kim’s comments opened a possible path to de-escalating a growing crisis fuelled by a bellicose war of words between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership.
Their recent exchanges were focused on a North Korean threat to fire a volley of four missiles over Japan towards the US territory of Guam, which hosts a number of strategic military bases.
The North’s official KCNA news agency said Kim was briefed on the “plan for an enveloping fire at Guam” during an inspection on Monday of the Strategic Force command in charge of the nuclear-armed state’s missile units.
But Kim said he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees” before executing any order.
If they “persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean peninsula,” then North Korea would take action “as already declared,” he was quoted as saying.
“In order to defuse the tensions and prevent the dangerous military conflict on the Korean peninsula, it is necessary for the US to make a proper option first,” he added.

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President Mugabe's Wife, Grace Arrested for Assualt

The wife of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been reportedly arrested in South Africa for assaulting a woman.

Robert Mugabe and wife, Grace Mugabe
Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself into South African police on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in Johannesburg’s up-market Sandton district over the weekend, eNCA television said.
South African police minister Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that he expected to get a report from investigators on Tuesday and that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, could be arrested.
A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace was traveling on a normal passport. “She was here on business,” the source told Reuters.

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2017 GCE Ordinary Level Results

The Cameroon GCE board has made public the 2017 Ordinary level results (general) though results of some schools and candidates have been withheld. While some results have been withheld for suspected examination malpractices, others have been held back for authentication. This so after the GCE Advanced level and Technical GCE results were released. This year, out of 80,212 candidates that registered, only 46, 532 candidates sat for 4 or more subjects while a meager 11,770 candidates passed in 4 or more subjects representing 25.29 as against 2016. It should be recalled that in 2016 academic year, 110,702 candidates registered and 102, 857 sat for 4 or more subjects while 63,951 corresponding to 62.17%.  This drop in the performances is visible everywhere. Several schools and centres in Donga Mantung Division scored zero percent this year.Though the Minister's release indicated that all the results were released, it came to passed that the GCE Board had to authenticate the results before publication. The most interesting thing is that in this year's GCE ordinary level student at GBHS Mendong in Yde passed in 21 subjects breaking the long outstanding record of 11 subjects. In same line, students of GHS Mbu warr in Donga Mantung have decried that the total number of registered candidates published by the Cameroon GCE Board doesnt reflect theirs.
Candidates in Donga Mantung can contact us for individual results.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

USA Court Slams Cameroonian 75 Years

A court in the United States of America has sentenced a Cameroonian lady to 75years in prison for her role in a $13 million (7,257,740,953 F CFA- Seven Billion Two Hundred and Fifty Seven Million Seven Hundred and Forty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Three Francs) Medicare fraud scheme, by a U.S.
53 years old Marie Neba,was slammed by the District Judge Melinda Harmon of the Southern District of Texas on Friday August 11 2017.
Read the decision below in a release from the Department of Justice Texas:
.Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 11, 2017.
.Owner of Home Health Agency Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Involvement in$13 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy
The owner and director of nursing of a Houston home health agency was sentenced today to 75 years in prison for her role in a $13 million Medicare fraud scheme.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez of the Southern District of Texas,Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI’s Houston Field Office, Special Agent in Charge C.J. Porter of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Dallas Region and Special Agent in Charge D. Richard Goss of the Houston Field Office of IRS-Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) made the announcement.
Marie Neba, 53, of Sugarland, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon of the Southern District of Texas.
In November 2016, Neba was convicted after a two-week jury trial of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, three counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kick backs, one count of payment and receipt of health care kickbacks, one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and one count of making health care false statements.
According to the evidence presented at trial, from February 2006 through June 2015, Neba and others conspired to defraud Medicare by submitting over $10 million in false and fraudulent claims for home health services to Medicare through Fiango Home Healthcare Inc., owned by Neba and her husband, Ebong Tilong, 53, also of Sugarland, Texas.
The trial evidence showed that using the money that Medicare paid for such fraudulent claims, Neba paid illegal kickbacks to patient recruiters for referring Medicare beneficiaries to Fiango for home health services.Neba also paid illegal kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries for allowing Fiango to bill Medicare using beneficiaries’Medicare information for home health services that were not medically necessary or not provided, the evidence showed. Neba falsified medical records to make it appear as though the Medicare beneficiaries qualified for and received home health services. Neba also attempted to suborn perjury from a co-defendant in the federal court house, the evidence showed.
According to the evidence presented at trial, from February 2006 to June 2015, Neba received more than $13 million from Medicare for home health services that were not medically necessary or not provided to Medicare beneficiaries.To date, four others have pleaded guilty based on their roles in the fraudulent scheme at Fiango. Nirmal Mazumdar, M.D., the former medical director of Fiango, pleaded guilty to a scheme to commit health care fraud for his role at Fiango. Daisy Carter and Connie Ray Island, two patient recruiters for Fiango, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for their roles at Fiango. On August 11, Island was sentenced to 33 months in prison. Mazumdar and Carter are awaiting sentencing. After the first week of trial, Tilong pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, three counts of healthcare fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks, three countsof payment and receipt of healthcare kickbacks, and one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. Tilong is scheduled to be sentenced on October 13.The case was investigated by the IRS-CI, FBI and HHS-OIG under the supervision of the Fraud Section of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas. The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney William S.W. Chang and Senior Trial Attorney Jonathan T. Baum of the Fraud Section.The Fraud Section leads the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which is part of a joint initiative between the Department of Justice and HHS to focus their efforts to prevent and deter fraud and enforce current anti-fraud laws around the country.
The Medicare Fraud Strike Force operates in nine locations nationwide. Since its inception in March 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged over 3,500 defendants who collectively have falsely billed the Medicare program for over $12.5 billion.

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How Kenyan Youths are Winning Elections


The 24-year-old, Cynthia Muge who contested in the Kenyan Parliamentary as an independent candidate because she lacked the funds to obtain the Jubilee Party’s nomination form,yet she defeated five men to secure the Member of Country Assembly (MCA) seat in Kilibwoni Ward, Nandi County.
Cynthia Muge
Muge’s chances looked so slim that even her own mother advised her against running. Without the funds, the University of Nairobi graduate devised a social media and house-to-house campaign strategy. She polled 8,760 votes, while her closest competitor, Wilson Kiptanui of Jubilee Party, garnered 8,354 votes. She joins five other women in taking six of the 30 assembly seats available in Nandi.
Mwirigi Crushes Bigwigs to emerge winner
Paul Mwririgi
If Muge’s story is enthralling, another’s is simply intriguing. John John Paul Mwirigi, 23, 'broke', jobless and an orphan, ran without a party against veteran politicians boasting membership of established political parties. He emerged winner, polling 18, 867 against Jubilee Party’s Rufus Miriti, who had 15, 411 votes. Three other seasoned politicians —Mwenda Mzalendo (7,695 votes), Kubai Mutuma (6,331 votes) and Raphael Muriungi, a Deputy Governor, two-tome ex-MP and former Assistant Minister (2,278 votes) — placed nowhere near himThe sixth child of eight children from his parents, Mwirigi still lives in his family home — a local granary in the community! He printed no campaign posters, and prosecuted his door-to-door campaign on foot until his former colleagues bought him a motorcycle.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Five Games Suspension

 BBC Sports report say Cristiano Ronaldo has been landed a five match suspension after he was sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. The decision was handed down by Spanish FA
He was handed one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off. The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to make it 2-1 and for a dive.
He will miss Wednesday's second leg. Ronaldo, 32, will have 10 days to appeal.
The Portugal international will be able to play in the Champions League but will not return to domestic action until 20 September against Real Betis.
The games Ronaldo will miss...
Barcelona (h) - Spanish Super Cup - 16 August
Deportivo La Coruna (a) - La Liga - 20 August
Valencia (h) - La Liga - 27 August
Levante (h) - La Liga - 9 September
Real Sociedad (a) La Liga - 17 September.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

10 Things You Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes (The Deadly Disease)

 Many people know that diabetes is a deadly disease but few actually know its causes, symptoms and risk factors. These are the things you should know about it.

What Is It?

When you have this disease, your body does a poor job turning the carbohydrates in food into energy. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, nerve and organ damage, and other serious conditions. It strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are mild. About 1 out of 3 people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it.

What Will You Notice First?

People with type 2 diabetes often have no symptoms. When they do appear, one of the first may be being thirsty a lot. Others include dry mouth, bigger appetite, peeing a lot — sometimes as often as every hour — and unusual weight loss or gain.

Later Symptoms

As your blood sugar levels get higher, you may have other problems like headaches, blurred vision, and fatigue.

Signs of Serious Problems

In many cases, type 2 diabetes isn’t discovered until it takes a serious toll on your health. Some red flags include:
  • Cuts or sores that are slow to heal
  • Frequent yeast infections or urinary tract infections
  • Itchy skin, especially in the groin area

Risk Factors You Can Control

Some health habits and medical conditions related to your lifestyle can raise your odds of having type 2 diabetes, including:
  • Being overweight, especially at the waist
  • A couch potato lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Eating a lot of red meat, processed meat, high-fat dairy products, and sweets
  • Unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels

It Can Affect Your S*x Life

Diabetes can damage blood vessels and nerves in your genitals. This could lead to a loss of feeling and make it hard to have an orgasm. Women are also prone to vaginal dryness. About 1 in 3 who have diabetes will have some form of sexual trouble. Between 35% and 70% of men who have the disease will have at least some degree of impotence in their lifetime.

Your diet makes a difference

You can control blood sugar levels by changing your diet and losing extra weight. That will also cut your risk of complications. Carefully track the carbs in your diet. Keep amounts the same at every meal, watch how much fat and protein you eat, and cut calories. Ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian to help you make healthy choices and an eating plan.

Exercise Is Important

Regular exercise, like strength training or walking, improves your body’s use of insulin and can lower blood sugar levels. Being active also helps get rid of body fat, lower blood pressure, and protect you from heart disease. Try to get 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week.

Relaxation Is Key

Stress can boost your blood pressure and blood sugar. Some people don’t do anything for it. Others turn to food to cope with it. Instead, practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or visualization. Talking to a friend, family member, counselor, or a religious leader could help. If you can’t beat it, reach out to your doctor.

Teeth and Gums Are Targets

High blood sugar levels can feed the bacteria that make plaque. Plaque buildup leads to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Severe gum disease can cause tooth loss. It weakens gums and the tissues and bones that hold teeth in place. That makes it easier to get an infection, too.

Source: webMD

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

World's Oldest Man Dies at 113 Years

The world's oldest man and holocaust survivor, Isreal Kristal has died at the age of one hundred and thirteen.
The world’s oldest man, Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, died Friday in the Israeli city of Haifa at the age of 113.
Kristal’s daughter, Schulamit Kristal, confirmed her father’s passing to dpa, following reports of his death in the newspaper Haaretz. The Guinness Book of Records awarded Kristal the title of world’s oldest man in March 2016.
Kristal had most recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish celebration of religious maturity, in late 2016 with his family. A party for his 113th birthday was held on September 15.
Born on September 15, 1903, in the Polish village of Zarnow, Kristal was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and lost his first wife and two children during the Holocaust.
He emigrated to Israel in 1950. He leaves behind several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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2017 GCE Results: Drastic Drop in Advanced Level, Technical GCE

Statistics from the Cameroon GCE Board show that there has been a drastic drop in the GCE General and  the Technical GCE. Impressionists have described this year's drop as the worst result ever since the creation of the GCE Board. It is clear that a total number of  38000 candidates registered for the GCE Advanced Level, 33037 candidates sat for the exams and 11670 passed with two more subjects representing 35.52% as against 66.52% in 2016.  Comparatively, it should be recalled that in 2016, a total of 46000 candidates registered and 43000 sat for the the exams while 29000 passed giving a percentage passed of 66.52%. Reports say that results of some centres have been withheld due to some irregularities.  Besides that the results of some candidates who sat for the examination without prior registration have also been withheld until authenticated.  
The most pathetic and worrisome is in the Technical GCE whereby 3472 candidates registered, 2567 sat for the exams and only 574 passed representing  22.36% as against 54.33% in 2016.
However, a release by the Minister of Secondary education says the results of both GCE Ordinary Level, Advanced, and Technical GCE have been published and could be consulted at This is however intriguing given that the GCE Board has only released the results of Advanced level, and Technical GCE  (partial) while the Ministry has announced the results of all the GCE exams.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

2017 GCE Advanced Level, Technical GCE Results Released

2017 GCE Results: Released by Minister of Secondary Education
The 2017 GCE Advance and Technical GCE results have been published by the Cameroon GCE Board. Statistics show that a total number of  38000 candidates registered for the GCE Advanced Level, 33037 candidates sat for the exams and 11670 passed with two more subjects representing 35.52%.  Comparatively, it should be recalled that in 2016, a total of 46000 candidates registered and 43000 sat for the the exams while 29000 passed giving a percentage passed of 66.52%. Reports say that results of some centres have been withheld due to some irregularities.  Besides that the results of some candidates who sat for the examination without prior registration have also been withheld until authenticated.  
The most pathetic and worrisome is in the Technical GCE whereby 3472 candidates registered, 2567 sat for the exams and only 574 passed representing  22.36% as against 54.33% in 2016.
However, a release by the Minister of Secondary education says the results of both GCE Ordinary Level, Advanced, and Technical GCE have been published and could be consulted at This is however intriguing given that the GCE Board has only released the results of Advanced level, and Technical GCE  (partial) while the Ministry has announced the results of all the GCE exams.
More details soon

****with additional info from Cham Bama

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Here are Key Indicators that Your Girlfriend Will Make A Good Wife

 You must make sure that you get the right partner to spend the rest of your life with and if I may quote the Bible, it is written that, “He who finds a good wife, finds a good thing”.
Guys, here are the key indicators that your girlfriend will make a good wife, should you settle down with one:

  1. She respects you-She makes an effort of consulting with you before making decisions, especially those relating to your relationship. She also treats your family members and friends with respect.
  1. She cooks well, she must not necessarily be a chef-
  2. You share a lot in common-You love similar hobbies be it movies, football, cooking, traveling, just to mention a few.
  1. She loves children-Your wife must be a person that love children and plays with them. Children need a caring mother
  1. A good communicator-Communication is a key pillar in any relationship. You will enjoy your marriage if you share everything comfortably with the one you love.
  1. She is trustworthy and faithful
  2. She is stable, emotionally-She handles pressure and issues in the relationship maturely.


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Senate President Sacks 98 Aides

 Reports say Nigeria Senate President Bukola Saraki has allegedly relieved several aides of their duties due to reasons yet to be made public.

Senate President Bukola Saraki
According to DailyTrust correspondent, the Senate President Bukola Saraki has sacked his director of protocol, head of administration and 96 others to scale down the number of his aides.
Daily Trust reporter indicated that the affected aides have been issued sack letters through the office of the Chief of staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.  It was gathered that with the mass sack, Saraki’s aides have been reduced from over 300 to a little above 200. 
It should be recalled that Daily Trust had exclusively reported in March, 2016, how hundreds of aides engaged by Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun weighed down the National Assembly. 
An aide to Saraki told a correspondent that the last batch of the affected aides, were given their sack letters on Tuesday. 
“They started last Wednesday and they have finished distributing the letters on Tuesday. Out of the 300 aides, about 100 were affected. You know we have some of our colleagues that are based in Kwara,” he said. 
He said among those affected were the director of protocol, Arthur Ndiwe and the head of administration, Mrs Folasade Adigun. It was also gathered that the Special Adviser to Saraki on legal matters, Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi has also resigned. 
Another source in Saraki’s office, who also confirmed the mass sack, said majority of those affected were staff of the National Assembly, who have been on secondment for over a decade. 
The source who doesn’t want to be named said others who were affected are those who were redundant and are not ‘adding value’ to the system.

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Smugglers Throw 180 Migrants Into Yemen Sea Reports say

 A tragic new revelation has shown that as many as 180 migrants have been thrown into the Yemen sea by human smugglers.

File photo: Migrants
According to an Agence France Presse (AFP) report, about five migrants have been confirmed dead and 50 others missing as smugglers on Thursday threw 180 migrants into Yemen sea.
 This was revealed by the International Organisation for Migration.
Details coming up soon

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23-year-old Achaba (Okada) Rider Wins Parliamentary Seat

A young commercial motorcylce rider and university student has shocked many after defeating his opponent to win a seat in the parliamentary election in Kenya.

Paul Mwirigi
A 23-year-old man, Paul Mwirigi  defeated rival Joseph Mwereria to win Igembe South Parliamentary seat in Meru County with 19,366 votes and has entered into records as the youngest politician in recent times in that country. Not only is Mwirigi a young politician, he is also a part time Okada rider in Maua town anytime he's on holidays.
 Mwirigi is also currently a third-year university student. His campaign was financed by his supporters. He ran as an independent candidate, while his rival contested on a Jubilee Party ticket. Several youths who have kept listening to the idiom that they are leaders of tomorrow have been inspired by his success story. Youths are no more leaders of tomorrow because their tomorrow is today, many have said

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Report Points to Human Activity as Prime Cause of Climate Change

A draft federal report, which is awaiting White House approval, has concluded that human activity is "primarily responsible" for a drastic rise in temperatures in the United States since 1980. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI| License Photo
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A new federal report, which is awaiting White House approval, concludes that human activity is "primarily responsible" for a drastic rise in the average temperature in the United States in the last four decades.
The Climate Science Special Report was authored by scientists from 13 federal agencies -- including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy -- and several academic institutions.
"The global climate continues to change rapidly compared to the pace of the natural changes in climate that have occurred throughout Earth's history. Trends in globally-average temperature, sea-level rise, upper-ocean heat content, land-based ice melt and other climate variables provide consistent evidence of a warming planet," the authors wrote.
The report said the frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation and extreme heat occurring in most of the world is consistent with expected physical responses to a warming climate, which will continue to intensify such weather events.
"Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are primarily responsible for the observed climate changes in the industrial era," the authors added. "There are no alternative explanations, and no natural cycles are found in the observational record that can explain the observed changes in climate."

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Why Neymar Left Barcelona - Father Finally Reveals

Brazilian sensational forward, Neymar has parted with the Catalan giants, Barcelona to carve a niche for himself after being tired of living in the shadows of Argentina star, Messi.
Neymar Jr
Neymar Sr says his son made the world record €222m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain out of respect for the Blaugrana talisman, Leo Messi.
The 25-year-old Neymar Jr last week moved to the Ligue 1 side on a five-year deal reportedly worth €600,000 (£540,000) per week after tax.
Though many analysts have opined that the Brazillian left the Nou Camp for the money, his father claimed his son left because he did not want to challenge the status of Messi out of respect for his teammate.
Speaking in a COPE report, Neymar Sr said, “Imagine a place where you are the protagonist of a club, where you are the idol of that club and everyone wants to transform you into the star that you do not want to be.
“Messi is the star and will always be the star. Not only because of the love and respect that Neymar has for Leo, he is his idol. Imagine that everyone said that Neymar has to be Messi’s substitute, he does not want to be his substitute. You have to leave Messi, he is the idol at Barcelona.
“Neymar has to make his own way and accept the challenge he has. I think my son has been a man, shown respect [to Messi] and now he has to go his own way. He could go to any club and be in the spotlight, not that he wants to be number one.
“He is taking a risk. Can PSG guarantee him the Ballon d’Or? No. And it is crazy that people believe that. It would be easier at Barca, with the help of that team.”

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