Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 30th April 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

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Amaechi, Akpabio reconcile
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
cooperation will strengthen APC, Keyamo says The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and ex- Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio have reconciled. Festus Keyamo, the Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, said the reconciliation of the two frontline politicians will strengthen the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). []The post Amaechi, Akpabio reconcile appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Govs working hard to influence ministerial appointments
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Some governors are working hard to have a say in who becomes minister(s) from their states, Daily Trust leant yesterday. In 2015, governors did not have influence in the selection of ministers following the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari to keep the processes of the selection to himself. However, it was gathered some governors met []The post Govs working hard to influence ministerial appointments appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bayelsa election tribunal relocates to Abuja
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Bayelsa State National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal earlier slated to sit in Yenagoa, the state capital, has been relocated to Abuja. Although no reason was given for the relocation, sources said the decision might not be unconnected with the security challenges in the state. In a statement, the Secretary of the tribunal, []The post Bayelsa election tribunal relocates to Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP accuses INEC of replacing servers across states to conceal rigging
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The PDP has accused INEC of replacing all the servers at its headquarters in Abuja and its offices in the 36 states of the federation in a bid to obliterate the ‘actual result’ of the February 23 presidential election. The PDP in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the alleged []The post PDP accuses INEC of replacing servers across states to conceal rigging appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Desperate politicians made things difficult for INEC ‘ Monitors
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Desperate politicians tried all they could to make the smooth conduct of the recent general elections difficult for INEC but the electoral empire succeeded in delivering its mandate, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) said yesterday. The centre which released its observations of the conduct of this year’s general elections rated INEC high under the []The post Desperate politicians made things difficult for INEC ‘ Monitors appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano gov’ship: Tribunal fixes May 6 for hearing
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Kano State Governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal has fixed May 6, 2019, for the commencement of hearing on the petition filed before it against Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and the APC by the PDP and its gubernatorial candidate. Barr. Bashir Yusuf Muhammad, who is Counsel to PDP and its candidate, []The post Kano gov’ship: Tribunal fixes May 6 for hearing appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi: Bello tackles APC group over 2nd term bid
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has carpeted an APC stakeholders’ forum over its letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s national leadership that he (Bello) should not be given the party’s ticket for the November 2, 2019, governorship election. The Kogi APC Stakeholders Forum, led by Sen. Alex Kadiri, had in the letter, []The post Kogi: Bello tackles APC group over 2nd term bid appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NASS leadership: APC risks 2015 scenario ‘ Rep Okafor
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A contender for the speakership of the House of Representatives, John Chike Okafor (APC, Imo), has warned that the APC risks a repeat of the 2015 scenario ahead of the election of leaders of the 9th Assembly in June. Okafor stated this yesterday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the recent disagreement by some APC []The post NASS leadership: APC risks 2015 scenario ‘ Rep Okafor appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Coalition asks INEC to adopt electronic process for elections
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Coalition of Young Female Candidates (CYFC) has called on INEC to adopt electronic process for future elections in Nigeria to help curb anomalies. The President of CYFC, Dr. Doris Opara, while speaking at a press conference to review their grievances during the just concluded elections, said the elections came with so many challenges for []The post Coalition asks INEC to adopt electronic process for elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bayelsa: Dickson declines assent to lawmakers’ life pension bill
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, yesterday, declined assent to the bill seeking pension for former lawmakers from the state as proposed and passed by the Assembly. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in a statement in Yenagoa, said Governor Dickson conveyed the decision to decline assent to the bill in a letter []The post Bayelsa: Dickson declines assent to lawmakers’ life pension bill appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Strike suspension: Kogi court re-open
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Courts in Kogi on Monday resumed work after four months of strike embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) . The strike was over non-payment of salaries and non-release of subvention to the Judiciary. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja, the State Chairman of JUSUN, Emmanuel Waniko said []The post Strike suspension: Kogi court re-open appeared first on Daily Trust.
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55th anniversary: President Buhari inducts 2 new attack helicopters for NAF
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja inducted two Agusta 109 Power Attack Helicopters into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft inventory. The NAF recently took delivery of two new helicopters to be unveiled by President Buhari during its 55th anniversary. Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said he was happy to []The post 55th anniversary: President Buhari inducts 2 new attack helicopters for NAF appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari directs Malami to intervene in Zainab’s case in Saudi
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, to intervene in the case of Nigerian student detained by Saudi Arabia Authority. Zainab Aliyu, a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, who travelled for Lesser Hajj in Dec. 2018 was detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities for []The post Buhari directs Malami to intervene in Zainab’s case in Saudi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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EFCC secured 37 convictions, recovered N55.6m in 3 months
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has secured 37 convictions for various offences related to economic and financial crimes in the first quarter of 2019 at the Gombe Zonal office. The Head of Operations at the zonal office, Mr Micheal Wetkas disclosed this on Monday while addressing newsmen on the achievement []The post EFCC secured 37 convictions, recovered N55.6m in 3 months appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Army inaugurates secure platform for information sharing
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Army on Monday inaugurated a platform, tagged `Nigerian Army Secured Information Platform (NASIP)’ for information sharing and paperless interactions among its departments, formations, and units. Speaking during the occasion, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said that the platform would initially accommodate 350 users, but would be expanded to []The post Army inaugurates secure platform for information sharing appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi: ActionAid Nigeria tasks govt on establishment of youth development commission
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
ActionAid Nigeria, a social justice non ‘ governmental organisation has called on the Kogi State Government to ensure prompt establishment of Kogi Youth Development Commission following the recent assent to the Youth Development Bill by Governor Yahaya Bello of the state. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the organizations []The post Kogi: ActionAid Nigeria tasks govt on establishment of youth development commission appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plateau: Berom, Fulani in Riyom resolve to end hostilities
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Berom and Fulani communities in Jol and Mahanga; two contentious communities in Riyom local government area of Plateau State at the weekend resolved to end hostilities, 18 years after an ethno-religious violence engulfed the state. Daily Trust reports that Mahanga, an enclave dominated by the Fulani which the Berom traditionally refer to as Rankum and []The post Plateau: Berom, Fulani in Riyom resolve to end hostilities appeared first on Daily Trust.
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All the President’s men: Time for change
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
On May 29th President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) will be sworn in for his second term of office. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria doesn’t envisage the nation being ruled by an expert in everything or a King who can govern according to his whims and caprices, but rather by an elected President who []The post All the President’s men: Time for change appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Politics of subsidy removal and IMF booby-trap
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The issue of fuel subsidy has become a great mirage that the policymakers and government could not apparently explained to the public due to a lot of behind the scene politics of corruption that is inherent in oil business. It has become a vicious circle and a great booby-trap to permanently render Nigeria economy dependable []The post Politics of subsidy removal and IMF booby-trap appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Can the Sahel’s coming crisis be averted
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Some crises take us by surprise. They seem to come out of nowhere, suddenly creating upheaval and a desperate scramble to respond. Other crises are manifest, but there is no single point of eruption. The factors that fuel them intensify until the moment comes when we realize too late the gravity and the []The post Can the Sahel’s coming crisis be averted’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buratai and the accolades from Ebonyi State University
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Good deeds trail a leader to even forlorn corners of deserts in a natural response to the instincts of appreciation in mankind. Not all Nigerians are thankless people and in spite of the generalized degeneration in the land, good leaders are feted and honoured by foresighted and conscionable Nigerians. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) []The post Buratai and the accolades from Ebonyi State University appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JAMB releases results this week
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday said that it has yet to release results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but would do so within the week. JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja insists that []The post JAMB releases results this week appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NYSC: Group commends President Buhari over Ibrahim’s appointment as DG
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
President Muhammdu Buhari has been hailed over his appointment of Brig. Gen S Ibrahim as the new Director General of National Youth Service corps, NYSC. Recall that Major General SZ Kazaure was last week posted from National Youth Service Corps to Nigerian Army Resource Centre The New Initiative for Credible Leadership, while welcoming the appointment []The post NYSC: Group commends President Buhari over Ibrahim’s appointment as DG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Residents react to Apo power transformers fire incident
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Some residents of the FCT have reacted angrily to the response of firefighters to the Apo power transformers incident on Sunday afternoon. The fire destroyed 45MVA132/33KV power transformers feeding Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC’s 33KV lines and disrupted supply to several areas in the capital. A Facebook user, Cosmas Dikeocha, said ‘the firemen are walking []The post Residents react to Apo power transformers fire incident appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Hajj: FCT board warns intending pilgrims against fraudulent acts
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, on Sunday warned 2019 intending pilgrims against exhibiting fraudulent behaviour that is capable of tarnishing the image of Nigeria in Saudi Arabia. Director of the Board, Malam Muhammad Bashir, gave the warning at a One-Day Workshop for intending pilgrims and officials of the board, held at the FCT Permanent []The post 2019 Hajj: FCT board warns intending pilgrims against fraudulent acts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Etsu Karu solicits support from FCTA on infrastructure
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Etsu of Karu, Nassarawa State, HRH (Dr) Luka Panya-Baba has solicited the help of the FCTA for intervention projects aimed at reducing the strain on existing infrastructure, occasioned by increase in population in the community. The chief, who led a delegation of prominent indigenes to the FCT minister’s office in Abuja on Friday, attributed []The post Etsu Karu solicits support from FCTA on infrastructure appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kwali women group task chairman-elect on youth employment
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A women group, under the aegis of Jagbadnapa Women Association (JWA) in Kwali Area Council has called on the chairman-elect, Mr. Danladi Bomboyi Chiya, to make youth employment his priority as he assumes office next month. Chairperson of JWA, Malama Aisha Bukar, stated this on Sunday at a reception organized by the association in honor []The post Kwali women group task chairman-elect on youth employment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ogun: NIMASA gives succour to flood victims
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (OGUN SEMA) for onward distribution to the victims of the July 13, 2018 flood disaster which occurred in Abeokuta, the state capital. Items donated included foodstuffs, sewing machines and toiletries. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the []The post Ogun: NIMASA gives succour to flood victims appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I only inserted my fingers into my daughter’s private part to examine her virginity
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A 40-year-old man, Idowu Abioye, who was at the weekend charged with defilement, has said that he only inserted his fingers into her daughter’s vagina to ascertain if her virginity was still intact. Abioye was dragged before a chief magistrate court, Ogba, Lagos, on a two-count charge of defilement and assault against his 20-year-old daughter. []The post ‘I only inserted my fingers into my daughter’s private part to examine her virginity’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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My husband’s laziness is driving me into poverty, homelessness
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A trader, Mrs Adejoke Adepoju, yesterday begged a Grade C customary court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, to dissolve her seven-year-old marriage to her husband, Rasheed Adepoju. Adejoke told the court president, Chief Ademola Odunade, that she no longer desired Adepoju as her husband because his ‘laziness’ was having a negative effect on her []The post ‘My husband’s laziness is driving me into poverty, homelessness’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Teacher remanded for allegedly defiling four-year-old pupil
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A 36-year-old teacher, Abiodun Matthew, has been remanded in prison custody on the order of a chief magistrate court, Ogba, Lagos, for allegedly defiling a four- year-old primary school pupil. While Matthew was charged with assault and defilement, three other female teachers working in the same school as the accused were also charged with allegedly []The post Teacher remanded for allegedly defiling four-year-old pupil appeared first on Daily Trust.
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MOZAMBIQUE Cyclone: Death toll rises as storm blocks aid
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The death toll in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique has risen to 38, officials say, as aid workers struggle to reach the worst-affected areas. Cyclone Kenneth struck the southern African nation last week with winds of 220km/h (140mph), flattening villages and damaging thousands more homes. The storm lost strength, but torrential rain was still battering the area []The post MOZAMBIQUE Cyclone: Death toll rises as storm blocks aid appeared first on Daily Trust.
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United Arab Emirates: Suspected spy ‘kills himself in Turkish prison
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
One of two men detained two weeks ago by Turkey on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has killed himself in prison, prosecutors say. The suspect, identified as Zaki Hasan, was found hanged in his cell in Silivri prison, west of Istanbul, on Sunday. He allegedly confessed during interrogation that he and the []The post United Arab Emirates: Suspected spy ‘kills himself in Turkish prison’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NORWAY: ‘Russian spy whale’ found off Arctic coast
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A beluga whale found off Norway’s coast wearing a special Russian harness was probably trained by the Russian navy, a Norwegian expert says. Marine biologist Prof Audun Rikardsen said the harness had a GoPro camera holder and a label sourcing it to St Petersburg. A Norwegian fisherman managed to remove it from the whale. He []The post NORWAY: ‘Russian spy whale’ found off Arctic coast appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BURKINA FASO: Gunmen kill pastor, five others in attack on church
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Gunmen have opened fire on a church in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least six people, officials say. The attackers reportedly arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday’s service and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers. The attack on the Protestant church happened in the small town of []The post BURKINA FASO: Gunmen kill pastor, five others in attack on church appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED STATES: ‘Completely avoidable’ measles outbreak hits 25-year high
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
American health officials report that more than 700 people have been infected by measles this year, marking a 25-year high for the infectious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that cases had been recorded in 22 states and were mostly affecting unvaccinated children. Officials said the increase in cases is []The post UNITED STATES: ‘Completely avoidable’ measles outbreak hits 25-year high appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INDONESIA: Planning minister announces capital city move
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Indonesia is moving its capital city away from Jakarta, according to the country’s planning minister. Bambang Brodjonegoro said President Joko Widodo had chosen to relocate the capital in ‘an important decision’. The new location is not yet known, but state media reports one of the front runners is Palangkaraya, on the island of Borneo. Jakarta, []The post INDONESIA: Planning minister announces capital city move appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IRAQ: IS ‘leader’ al-Baghdadi appears in new video
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A man believed to be the leader of the Islamic State group has made a rare camera appearance vowing to seek revenge for its loss of territory. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not been seen since 2014, when he proclaimed from Mosul the creation of a ‘caliphate’ across parts of Syria and Iraq. In the new []The post IRAQ: IS ‘leader’ al-Baghdadi appears in new video appeared first on Daily Trust.
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POLAND: Protest after banana artwork removed
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A banana artwork was removed from display by Poland’s national gallery sparking a social media protest. The 1973 video ‘Consumer Art’ by artist Natalia LL, shows a woman eating the fruit. It had been on display at the National Museum in Warsaw for several years but was taken down last week after the museum’s new []The post POLAND: Protest after banana artwork removed appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SPAIN: Socialists consider next move after elections
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Spain’s Socialists are considering their next move after failing to gain a majority in Sunday’s general election. Pedro Sanchez’s party won the poll with 29% of the vote. But he must join forces with either left-wing Podemos and other regional parties or the centre right if he decides to form a coalition government. However, fellow []The post SPAIN: Socialists consider next move after elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Guantanamo: Commander fired over ‘loss of confidence
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The commander in charge of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay has been dismissed just seven weeks before he was due to leave the post. Navy Rear Admiral John Ring was fired due to a ‘loss of confidence in his ability to command,’ according to the US Southern Command. Rear Adm Ring will be temporarily []The post Guantanamo: Commander fired over ‘loss of confidence’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why growing population of mental health disorders need attention
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Mental health disorders and behavioural problems affect both adults and children. Studies have shown that its burden in Nigeria is increasing, especially with increasing cases of substance abuse. According to Dr. Shehu Sale, the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kware, Sokoto State, mental health involves the psychological, mental and physical []The post Why growing population of mental health disorders need attention appeared first on Daily Trust
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Why parents should not give peanuts to children to cure allergy
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Researchers warn as study reveals it may make them MORE sensitive Recent studies have found oral immunotherapy (giving kids peanuts) can be effective but a new study by McMaster University in Canada found the opposite. They found that attempts to desensitize children in the ‘real world’ promoted allergic reactions more than avoiding peanuts. ‘Food challenge’ []The post Why parents should not give peanuts to children to cure allergy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Constipation during Ramadan
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
I will soon commence the Ramadan fasting. My problem is constipation. I wish to request for preventive measures to cope with the period. Habashiyya V. Before delving into possible solutions to your condition during fasting, let me provide a general information about constipation. It is a condition that many people have experienced. Constipation occurs []The post Constipation during Ramadan appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ways peppermint helps people with swallowing disorders ‘ Study
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Peppermint can help with the difficulty of swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have reported. Out of the 38 patients enrolled in the MUSC pilot study, 63 per cent reported improvement of symptoms. Patients were recruited from the []The post Ways peppermint helps people with swallowing disorders ‘ Study appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigerian doctors least paid globally ‘ Official
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Dr Betta Edu, the Director-General, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, says doctors in Nigeria are the least paid anywhere in the world. Edu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar. The director-general who was reacting to a recent statement made by the Minister of Labour []The post Nigerian doctors least paid globally ‘ Official appeared first on Daily Trust.
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1,200 patients receive free medical services from Health College in Zaria
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
City College of Health Science and Technology (CCHST), Zaria, Kaduna State, has offered free medical treatment to over 1,200 patients in Zaria, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Provost of the college, Mr Sankyai Obadiah, made the disclosure on Monday while interacting with newsmen at the end of the exercise held []The post 1,200 patients receive free medical services from Health College in Zaria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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When Maiduguri went agog
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The first inkling many had that Maiduguri was going agog was the realization that flights were fully booked throughout last week on the two airlines that went in and out of the city daily. The more curious would have found out that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, was heading to Maiduguri to spend the whole of []The post When Maiduguri went agog appeared first on Daily Trust.
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