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Violence mars Buharis Ogun rally, crowd throws missiles at Oshiomhole, boos Tinubu
Tue, 12 Feb 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Ogun State All Progressives Congress presidential rally in Abeokuta, narrowly escaped being stoned as suspected thugs pelted the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, with stones and water sachets.

The crowd also booed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Oshiomhole and the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.
The rally, which started immediately after President Buhari arrived at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta venue of the event at about 3.pm, was suspended for some minutes following the violence that broke out.

Violence erupted when Oshiomhole was invited to the podium for his speech. As he began to speak, suspected hoodlums started throwing stones at him and one of the stones flew in the direction of the President.

He was saved by one of the security operatives who was hit by one of the stones thrown in the direction of the APC chairman.

Tinubu leaves podium in anger

The development angered the leaders of the party, including Tinubu, who left the podium while the President was making his remarks.

Tinubu was so enraged that while he was leaving the podium, he flung the APC’s flag which was placed beside him and went to sit in his car parked in the President’s convoy.

While he was going into the car, he was followed by some suspected thugs who were shouting ‘ole’, ‘ole’,’ole ‘ole’ (thief, thief, thief ) after him.

Oshiomhole further aggravated the crisis when he mentioned Dapo Abiodun as the party’s governorship candidate in the state while addressing the crowd.

Upon hearing Abiodun’s name, the crowd started booing Oshiomhole while some threw objects including stones and water sachet at him, prompting security agents to guard him.

Amosun had lost out in his bid to secure the APC governorship ticket for his ally, Adekunle Akinlade.

The governor had accused Oshiomhole and some APC leaders of working against his interest through Abiodun’s emergence.

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Minimum wage: Workers lobby senators to approve N30,000
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Sunday Aborisade and Leke Baiyewu Workers at the National Assembly, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, are lobbying members of the Senate especially those handling the New Minimum Wage Bill to approve N30,000 as passed by the House of Representatives. Chairman of PASAN, National Assembly chapter, Mr Bature Muhammad, made this
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The police have, not has
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Akeem Lasisi Two weeks ago, I asked the class to choose between have and has in terms of the verb that should follow the phrase, the police. It was part of the homework for the week. While some people chose right, others fell flat and I am not surprised that things went that way because
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Research reveals wonders of dragonflies, damselflies
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tare Youdeowei A team of researchers from the University of Lagos and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Dr Temitope Kemabonta, Dr Babasola Adu and Dr Temitope Onuminya, have completed a two year-long research on dragonflies and damselflies and revealed that they are useful in detecting climate change and the quality of water bodies. The
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UNILORIN alumni donate hostel
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tunde Oyekola, Ilorin The alumni association of the institution has donated a 42-bed female hostel. The Alumni Association of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, has donated a 42-bed female hostel, in a move aimed at resolving the accommodation challenge facing the students of the institution. The hostel, which is the second facility to be
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Don kicks against proposed dichotomy in accounting profession
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tare Youdeowei A professor of Financial Accounting, Onofowokan Oluyombo, has kicked against the proposed dichotomy between auditing and taxation which are key areas of the accounting profession. Oluyombo said the profession had been unable to meet the expectations of the public due to the division, as he delivered the ninth inaugural lecture of the Pan
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Interest rates, others stall private sector funding for refineries
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Interest rates on pre-funding loan and commercial pricing for Direct Sale-Direct Purchase of crude between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and international oil companies, among few other concerns, are issues that stalled the provision of funds for the revamp of Nigerias refineries by private investors. It was gathered that although everything required
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Seized N1.9bn: Shagaya frustrating our investigations, says EFCC
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Oladimeji Ramon The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has accused a businesswoman and socialite, Hajiya Bola Shagaya, of frustrating its efforts to conclude investigations into a suspicious Unity Bank account with a balance of N1,902,673,399.93.. The anti-graft agency said it invited the woman but she refused to honour the invitation, thus making us unable to
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Polls: DSS threatens to arrest criminals, collaborators
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
John Alechenu, Abuja The Department of State Services has said it will clamp down on criminals and their collaborators during the elections which begin on Saturday. In a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Peter Afunanya, on Monday, the DSS promised to make the electoral process acceptable to all parties and their supporters. Afunanya
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FG, Customs unveil tools to combat wildlife trafficking
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Monday handed over some equipment to the Nigeria Customs Service for it to use in the fight against poaching and trafficking of wildlife by illegal traders in Nigeria. Speaking at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Environment, while unveiling and handing over the equipment to the NCS,
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Court bars FG from freezing Onnoghens accounts
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the President, Attorney General of the Federation and Nigerian Financial Intelligence from freezing the bank accounts of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted the order while ruling on a motion ex parte instituted by the Legal Defence
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Cashless policy: NAMA automates transactions with airlines
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has said it will no longer take cash for services rendered to stakeholders in the industry, especially non-scheduled flight operators. The agency, on Monday, said this was in a bid to ensure total compliance with the presidential directive on the implementation of Treasury Single Account. At a sensitisation
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CCT chair subject to FJSC, says Falana
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Oladimeji Ramon A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has faulted the claim by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, that he is not a judicial officer and that he is not subject to the disciplinary action of the Federal Judicial Service Commission. The CCT chairman had said this in
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Redeemers varsity matriculates 703
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State, recently matriculated 703 students who the institutions Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Akinlo, advised to be strong in order to overcome the challenges of life. This was made known in a statement signed by the universitys Director of Corporate Affairs, Adetunji Adeleye. At the ceremony, held on the university campus, Akilo
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Obaseki extols virtues of late Ejoor
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has extolled the virtues of late retired Major General David Ejoor, who served as administrator of the old Mid-Western Region and later as Governor, Mid-Western State, praising his contribution to what later became Delta and Edo states. The death of the retired officer at the age of 87
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Lagos commodity exchange gets approval to begin operation
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Feyisayo Popoola The Lagos Commodity and Futures Exchange says it has received the Securities and Exchange Commissions approval-in principle to commence operations. The exchange, which is being promoted by the Lagos State Government and the Association of Stockbroking Companies of Nigeria, said in a statement on Saturday that it might commence operations soon. It said
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Court sacks Cross River APC candidates
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Ada Wodu, Calabar The Federal High Court in Calabar, Cross River State, has sacked the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Senator John Owan-Enoh, and other candidates of the party currently recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Justice Simon Amobeda, in a two-hour judgment, said, INEC should only receive and accept the names and candidates
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Medviews share price drops to 15-month low
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Feyisayo Popoola The share price of Medview Airlines Plc has dropped to its lowest level in 15 months, data obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange showed on Monday. The share price of the company shed 8.11 per cent to close at N1.70 at the end of trading on the floor of the NSE on Monday.
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Ex-Oshiomholes aide, others in the dock
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Adekunle Peter, Benin A former aide to Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Lucky Igbinovia, was on Monday arraigned and remanded in prison custody. Igbinovia was remanded with two other suspects, Joel Otoghile and Kingsley Iyamu, for allegedly stripping a 24-year-old commercial sex worker, Favour Ada, naked and inserting
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Sponsors and perpetrators of violence will be prosecuted Buhari
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Friday Olokor, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against violence during the elections. Buhari, represented by the Ambassador to Republic of Congo, Deborah Iliya, issued the warning during the womens conference of the First African Church Mission in Zuturung, Gada Biyu in Zango Kataf Local Govt Area of Kaduna State. In the address obtained by
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Six more killed as Effurun violence escalates
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri No fewer than six persons have been reportedly killed in a renewed violence in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. Sources told our correspondent that the incident took place in the early hours of Monday around Dumoruogbo, Dumurieh, Orumaroh and Jakpa Junction area of Effurun. The area has been rocked
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APC focused on rebuilding Nigeria, says Fashola
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the All Progressives Congress government is focused on rebuilding the country. He said the government had discovered that agriculture and infrastructural development could aid economic prosperity in the country, hence it had focused on them. Fashola spoke on Monday in Abuja
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Armyll destroy Boko Harams links with Islamic State Buratai
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that troops were making efforts to destroy the unholy union between the Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic State West Africa fighters. Buratai said on Monday that the army personnel were being stretched by their involvement in many internal security operations nationwide,
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Plateau PDP demands probe of INEC office fire
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
James Abraham, Jos The Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State has expressed its shock at the fire outbreak which destroyed electoral materials at the Independent National Electoral Commissions office building in Quan Pan Council Area of the state on Sunday. Among the materials reportedly destroyed were unclaimed PVCs and ballot boxes. The PDP in a
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Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Friday Olokor, Abuja A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the National Peace Committee. He was billed to deliver a goodwill message during the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord in Abuja between February 12 and 13. A statement that
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Ziks kinsmen demand apology from Ohanaeze over Atiku
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tony Okafor, Awka Kinsmen of the first President of Nigeria, late Nnamdi Azikiwe, have demanded an apology from the Ohanaeze Ndigbo for what they called a ridiculous act against the sage. Their spokesperson, Melville Ebo, made their position known at a press conference in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Monday. The Ohanaeze had recently endorsed the
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Buharis suspension of Onnoghen violates human rights standards UN Rapporteur
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Olusola Fabiyi, Kamarudeen Ogundele and Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayn, has condemned the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari. He described the action as a contravention of international human rights standards on independence of the judiciary
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FMC Katsina workers protest
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Employees of the Federal Medical Centre Katsina on Monday commenced a three-day peaceful protest over the nonpayment of their April and May 2018 salaries by the Federal Government. The chairman of the hospitals chapter of the Joint Health Workers Union, Mr Shamsudeen Lawal, told reporters that the protest was nationwide. The workers
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FG forces oil firms to pay N1.2tn royalty arrears
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Femi Asu The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said on Monday that the Federal Government had forced oil companies operating in the country to fork out N1.2tn in royalty arrears. Kachikwu said this in Lagos while launching the Crude Oil and LNG Tracking command centre and other initiatives by the Department
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Edo Poly opens Centre for Geospatial Information Science
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tare Youdeowei The Management of the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, Edo State, has made arrangements to run professional courses for graduates and introductory programmes for secondary schools, among others, at the Centre for Geospatial Information Science. The Rector of the institution, Prof. Abiodun Falodun, disclosed this during the unveiling of the CGIS, at the schools
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I will not relent in my fight against corruption, says Buhari
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tunde Oyekola President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday insisted that he would not stop his fight against wiping out corruption from the country. President Buhari, while speaking at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin during a courtesy visit, said that though he knew that fighting corruption is a difficult task, he would not relent in
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Exploring opportunities in make-up artistry
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Feyisayo Popoola Make-up artistry has gained a lot of attention in recent times. With the increasing rate of weddings, birthdays, and other parties, the need for make-up artists have increased over time. Make-up artists apply makeup to clients in different settings, such as theatres, studios and salons. As a make-up artist, youll need to be
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Ten money tips for couples
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Nimi Akinkugbe When couples are dating, it feels as though love will smoothen out any difficulties; time usually tells a different story and money is often at the root cause of friction. One of the things that will determine your success as a couple is the way you handle your finances. Here are ten tips
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700 UNIMED students face expulsion over refusal to pay fees
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Peter Dada, Akure The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Friday Okonofua, has appealed to parents to pay the school fees of their children and wards so as to save them from being expelled. Okonofua complained about failure on the part of some students of the institution to pay their
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DSS arrests former Kaduna PDP chairman
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna Security operatives on Monday arrested former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State, Alhaji Yaro Makama Rigachikun. This is coming 72 hours after the arrest of the PDP campaign spokesman in the state, Mr. Ben Bako by operatives of the Department of State Service on Saturday night. Bako, a former
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Buhari campaign team accuses US, other envoys of supporting Atiku
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), has accused the United States Ambassador, Stuart Symington, and other western ambassadors of partiality and tacit support for the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar. Keyamo said this in a statement he issued in reaction to threats by
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Tinubu builds rehab centre to fight drug abuse
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Samson Folarin The senator representing Lagos Central District, Oluremi Tinubu, has said there is the need to address drug abuse among the youth. She called on stakeholders to reverse the statistics that showed that a good percentage of Nigerian youths abuse recreational drugs, including marijuana and codeine. Tinubu, according to a statement on Monday, spoke
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A contest between two kindreds
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Eric Teniola In less than five days, Nigerians shall make a choice, mainly, between President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on who should be their President on May 29. To their credit, the two of them have distinguished themselves in the public service, one in the military and the other in the customs service.
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Sanwo-Olu to introduce PIN for education reform
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Samson Folarin The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he will introduce Personal Identification Numbers for pupils in Lagos schools as part of reforms in the education sector. He said the move would help government measure the progress of pupils, adding that the data would also be used for the
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Corruption limiting our performance, says Osinbajo
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Samson Folarin Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the ruling All Progressives Congress would have performed better but for corruption, adding that graft was preventing Nigerians from enjoying full dividends of democracy. Osinbajo said if re-elected, the APC led-government would invest $500m in job creation. He spoke on Monday during a visit to the Oloja of
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I couldnt have loaded N450m in my Prado jeep Belgore
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Oladimeji Ramon A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Dele Belgore, on Monday debunked the allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he laundered the sum of N450m in 2015. The EFCC is prosecuting him before the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly benefiting N450m from the sum of $115.01m, which a former
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FSTC repositioning for middle-level manpower production Director
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tare Youdeowei The Director and Principal of the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Dr Ogochuku Ufoegbune, has said that the ongoing upgrade of facilities in the 70-year-old institution would accelerate the production rate of middle-level manpower for the nation. Ufoegbune disclosed this in a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
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Power generation hits highest peak of 5,375MW
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Transmission Company of Nigeria on Monday announced that the national grid successfully transmitted a new power generation peak of 5,375 megawatts and that this was recorded on February 7, 2019, at 9 pm. The TCN said the 5,375MW generation figure was the first time that the nations power grid had generated,
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Iodine deficiency is major cause of thyroid disease Fasanmade
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Dayo Ojerinde An honorary consultant endocrinologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Dr Olufemi Fasanmade, has said that 75 per cent of cases of thyroid disease in Nigeria is due to iodine deficiency. Fasanmade said this while giving a public lecture themed, Thyroid health and socio-economic well-being of Nigeria organised by the Thyroid Awareness
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Lagos APC sensitises youths on election voting tips
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress has begun sensitisation of its members on how to vote during the presidential election on Saturday and the March governorship election. The party, at the event put together by the Youth Organising Secretariat of the party, charged youth supporters to vote with their index finger on the
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NUC approves nine OSUSTECH programmes
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Peter Dada, Akure The Vice-Chancellor of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile, has said that the National Universities Commission formally approved nine additional programmes of the institution. Ogunduyile said the newly accredited programmes were Biology, Computer Science, Geophysics, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology and Fisheries. Addressing
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Managing vaginal discharge in children
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Case 1 A nursing mother once ran to our clinic to be treated for a sexually transmitted disease because she thought her two-month old baby girl acquired it from her. The infant was having a whitish vaginal discharge. The mother was checked and tested for evidence of STD at her request. The test was normal.
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Diets rich in fibre, vegetables can relieve depression
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Dayo Ojerinde Researchers have said that a healthy diet, which is rich in fibre and vegetables, can significantly reduce symptoms of depression. The leader of the team of researchers, Dr Joseph Firth, an honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, said, although, poor diets impacted mental health negatively, it did not automatically
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Eating breakfast may not help you to lose weight Study
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Dayo Ojerinde A new study published in the British Medical Journal has shown that eating breakfast does not make people slim down. According to the Cable News Network, the study found that people who ate breakfast regularly consumed more calories each day and those who skipped it did not have an increased appetite later in
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