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EFCC finally breaks silence on freezing Davido, Adeleke’s accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has finally reacted to media claims that it has frozen the accounts of musician, David Adeleke, aka Davido and that of his uncle, Ademola Adeleke. The commission in a statement signed on Sunday by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said there was no truth in the claims being circulated by the Peoples Democratic Party and some politically motivated elements. The anti-graft agency described report as a plan to taint the image of the agency. The statement read, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to media publications alleging that it had frozen the account of Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election and those of his family members, including the musician, David Adeleke. “The Commission calls on members the public to disregard the report, which is patently false and contrived to dress the a…
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Save The Planet, Preserve The Ozone Layer

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The activities done by man to make life easier has depleted the ozone layer and endangered Planet earth due to pollution. Planet Earth has indicated through global warming the most visible sign of climate change. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), over the last century, sea levels have risen by between 10 and 25 centimeters, and carbon dioxide—the main cause of the greenhouse effect—is responsible for 85% of the increase in the Earth’s temperature over the last 10 years. To stop this negative effect and preserve the ozone layer, here are a few ways to check air pollution; Prevent bush burning In some rural areas bush burning is an easy way to prepare farmlands for cultivation. This is not only harmful to the soil but also the planet as well. Take precautions to avoid starting fires especially during the dry season. Buy organic products. Go for eco-friendly products that have no effec…

Marriage: A school of learning, discovery

By Pastor Okokon Ating I have been enlightened that marriage is an insti-tution established by God which no student has gra-duated from. Once an in-dividual is able to obtain admission into this sch-ool, one keeps on learning till death. In the school of marriage every student is a novice. No matter how highly educated one is, he/she has a blank knowledge compared with the normal academic attainment.                                                   wedding ring
There are many mysteries embedded in marriage unknown to the unlearned heart. Couples do not know marriage but learn and study it. That is, cou-ples learn and study it when they come into the practical aspect of it. I came in contact with a young lady who was busy attending marriage semin-ars and reading several books on marriage. Atten-ding seminars and reading books on marriage are good, I told her; but where you can know and be pr-oud of living confidently in marriage is when you enter into the reality of marriage. This is w…

Experts alert on depletion of forest resources

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Except conscious steps are taken to replenish the country’s scalping forest cover, and return to old culture of forest reserves, the country could be setting the stage for catastrophic consequences on its flora and fauna. Already, experts are worried at the Federal Government’s seeming inaction over different human activities that are aggravating the depletion of these reserves, and consequently contributing to global temperature rise; alteration of local climatic conditions resulting in heat-related fatalities; dehydration; spread of infectious diseases; malnutrition; damage to public health infrastructure, migration of both man and animals; disruption of farming season and destruction of property. The fears of stakeholders, align with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which in its latest report stated that …

Fruit juices: Go for fresh homemade

• Shun Products Without NAFDAC Number— Agency As more fruit juices for children are making their way into the market, kids to take them as snacks or supplement during meals. Some parents consider such juices as pacifiers and freebies during birthday parties, ignoring the health implications that might be associated with such.
Nutritionist at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) said chemical preservatives and sweeteners contained in most children fruit juices tend to increase the level of body acidity, thereby making them more susceptible to different diseases after constant consumption. She said: “The processed commercial fruit juice is not as beneficial as fresh raw fruit or fruit juice. As most of them are made from concentrates, the fruit juice is obtained from fruits and then filtered through a processor that extracts water. This way, the juice takes up less space when transported. Before being packaged and sold, water is added back into the concentrated juice and it is past…

Flood disaster: Kogi braces for another round of misery

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Many victims of the 2012 flood disaster in Kogi State who are experiencing another round of displacement are apprehensive over a possible repeat of 2012 scenario, when many partås of the state and country were ravaged by floodwater. As the ominous signs crystalise, the apprehension is palpable in the state because the tributaries of most small rivers in the northern axis, empty themselves into the River Niger and Benue at the confluence, in Lokoja. At least 623, 690 displaced persons were accommodated in 87 camps across the state during the last flood disaster. And six years after, the continuous rise of water levels is forcing many residents that live close to the riverbanks to relocate as their houses are already submerged. According to the Executive Secretary, Kogi State Emergency Management Agency, Alhassan Ayeggba, by the last count, about 45, 000 persons have been displaced, and are camped in various IDP camps acros…

Physician advocates exclusive breastfeeding

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A Public Health Physician has described exclusive breastfeeding as the foundation of life, noting that despite this, millions of newborn babies still miss out on its benefits yearly. Making the call at the Breastfeeding Outreach, organised by the Department of Community Health and Primary Health Care, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), to mark the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week, a Senior lecturer and Consultant Public Health Physician at LASUCOM, Dr. Modupe Akinyinka, said exclusive breastfeeding for six months has many benefits for infants and mothers. She said: “Chief among these is protection against gastrointestinal infections, which is observed not only in developing, but also industrialised countries. Early initiation of breastfeeding, within one hour of birth, protects the newborn from acquiring infections and reduces newborn mortality. The risk of morta…