Cryptic pregnancy: A dangerous procedure that leads to cancer –Experts

‘Cryptic pregnancy’ is false pregnancy, while those who stimulate women to fake pregnancy are on a dangerous procedure that leads to proliferation of cancer cells in women as well as Ovarian Hyper stimulation Syndrome (OHS). CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports   M edical Director, Chidicon Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Prof. Philip Njemanze has warned couples, especially women who go about in desperate search for children to be mindful of where they go and what they believe regarding unverifiable pregnancies, saying that the so-called ‘cryptic pregnancy’ which the women are falling prey…

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Crystal Foundation puts smile on faces of Makoko pupils

…we need govt presence, Baale Panko cries     Makoko is a shanty town on the lagoon, just across the 3rd Mainland Bridge located on the coast of Lagos Mainland.     Established in the 19th Century, much of Makoko rests on structures constructed on stilts above the Lagos Lagoon.     Over the years, the communities started sand filling the area around the lagoon and today, you will see brick buildings surrounding some of the stilt structures.     There seems to be children lurking  everywhere in the Ago…

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Makoko community: Where residents defecate in water, use same to cook

A lot have been said about the Makoko community, a slum in Lagos State, where residents live in suspended shanties built on water. However, Sunday Telegraph’s investigation revealed that apart from waterfront settlement of Makoko community, where people live on water, a certain percentage of the settlers dwell on solid land. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports that the residents defecate in water and depend on the same water for their domestic needs   M akoko Community, Yaba Local Council Development Area, Lagos means different things to different people. To some, it is only…

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Buhari won’t ask Senate to do illegality, says Kalu

The Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, in this interview with journalists speaks on some critical national issues, including the proposed RUGA Settlement, his perception of President Muhammadu Buhari and senators’ alleged jumbo salary. CHUKWU DAVID was there and presents the report     Are you not worried that senators’ offices are not ready, almost one month after inauguration?   The issue of offices affects all of us. As an individual, I still operate from the office of the Senate President whenever we…

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Ojiowenya’s ability in disability

C oordinator, Children of the Farmers Club (CFC), a Non Governmental Organization, Comrade Christopher Okwuosa, has been a regular face at the Ministry of Youth Entrepreneurship and sports Development in the past one year.     Okwuosa has been pursuing the government partnership for his pet project that won the Millennium Common Wealth African Regional Service Award on behalf of Anambra State in Lusaka Zambia which is known as Agro-Technical craft village project.     True to the unpopular nature of the Nigeria civil service, where records of memo’s files are…

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How Airforce resuscitated C130 aircraft, saves Nigeria huge foreign exchange

The resuscitation of dead C130 by Nigerian Airforce didn’t come cheap as the Airforce had tried it in 1980 but failed. FLORA ONWUDIWE reports that such achievement has saved the country huge foreign exchange   Nigerian Airforce’s resuscitation of the dead C130 Hercules did not come easy. This is against the background that several attempts in the past (1980), was a failure. With the recent attempt, the men of the Airforce have saved the country huge foreign exchange which would have depleted its external reserves.   According to the Chief…

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Okorocha’s failing legacies

It has often been said that every work done by man, shall be tested. It shall be tested in quality, it shall be tested in quantity. The raw materials, the workmanship and the expertise deployed shall all be put to the test.   The quality of work done by any man, may, to a large extent, be a reflection of the state of his mind.   There is no leader in 21st century Nigeria who would assume office as the governor of a state and still presume that his people…

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Why cattle rearing wasn’t fashionable among Southerners

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Cattle rearing was not fashionable in the southern part of Nigeria, post independence era; but that is no more. This Sunday Telegraph learnt, is caused by the changing ecological system of the south and reduction in the menace of the animal disease known as trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, also called Nagana, a livestock disease caused by the bite of a tsetse fly.   The development it was disclosed is the reason for the rising surge of the Fulani pastoralists who are running away from desertification in the north for a…

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FG must implement RUGA policy –Tanko Yakassai

Leader of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Alhaji Tanko Yakassai has been an active player in the politics of Nigeria right from the colonial era. In this interview with ONWUKA NZESHI, the elder statesman weighs in on the raging controversy of the Ruga Settlement policy and why it is the right way to go   The controversy surrounding the RUGA policy has refused to go away even after the Federal Government has dropped the idea. What do you think is going on?   The Federal Government has not dropped the…

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How I survived four assassination attempts –Osoba

Chief Olusegun Osoba, a foremost journalist and politician, is a former Managing Director of Daily Times Newspapers and Third Republic governor of Ogun State. He will clock 80 on July 15. In this interview, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain speaks on his 341-page memoir titled “Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics”, journalism practice, politics and governance, landmarks issues and events in his life, among other national issues. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports   How did you feel celebrating 80 years? I feel elated that the Almighty God kept my life till…

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