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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Lychees suspected over mystery child deaths in India

Lychees in India

A mystery illness that kills more than a hundred children in eastern India each year may be caused by eating lychees, according to scientists.
Researchers said consuming the tropical fruit on an empty stomach could be behind the deaths.
A toxin found in lychees inhibits glucose levels, which combined with already low levels as a result of not eating, affects the brain.

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Trump's US and May's Uk declare Biafra passport invalid

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Nigeria - The agitation for the recognition for an independent Biafra state took a disappointing dip as the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) confirmed that they do not accept the "Biafran passport" because the supposed independent country is not recognised.

The Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) had insisted that such a document has validity all over the world, except Nigeria, and urged its supposed citizens to use it to secure visa for international travel.

Romania ditches decree that would have protected corrupt politicians

Hundreds of thousands of Romanians had protested against the controversial decree

Romania's government is ditching a controversial decree that would have protected corrupt politicians from prosecution.
Violent protests have been taking place throughout the country for several days against the decriminalisation of numerous abuse-of-power offences, which the government claimed was designed to reduce the load on prisons.

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James Ibori hits Benin airport, arrives home town Oghara in Delta State.

Ibori evades airport reception, gets rousing welcome in hometown

Nigeria -Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, on Saturday evaded the huge crowd waiting for him at Osubi Airstrip, outside Warri and arrived his Oghara hometown through the Benin Airport.

The crowd of enthusiasts, including politicians and traditional rulers, had waited for him at Osubi from about 10am, following information that the former governor was to arrive from Abuja through the airstrip.

Wow! Jehovah Witness Member Dies After Refusing Transfusion During Childbirth [NL]

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A Jehovah Witness church member identified as Peace Euodia has died after she had excess bleeding during childbirth and refused blood transfusion because of her faith.
Ossai Ovie made a facebook post as follows:

Lol. German magazine sparks furor with image of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

U. S. President Donald Trump is depicted beheading the Statue of Liberty in this illustration on the cover of the latest issue of German news magazine Der Spiegel. Spiegel/Handout via REUTERS

German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty.
It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue's head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: "America First".

And yeah! US suspends travel ban

US authorities on Saturday suspended President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, following a court ruling that blocked its enforcement.
“We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas,” a US State Department spokesman told AFP. The department had said some 60,000 travel visas had been revoked in compliance with the president’s recent executive order.

Oh dear! Nigerian Navy destroys N3bn illegal refineries

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The Nigerian Navy has destroyed 40 illegal refineries, equipment and petroleum products valued at N3 billion in a special operation in the Niger Delta.
The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Saturday at the conclusion of the first phase of “Operation River Sweep I.”

WHO develops guide to early cancer diagnosis

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says its has developed a guide to effectively address all barriers to early diagnosis of cancer. In a message released to the Commemoration of the 2017 World Cancer Day on Saturday, WHO called for improved access to treatment of cancer.
The message read: “In anticipation of World Cancer Day, WHO has developed a Guide to Cancer Early Diagnosis, to help effectively address barriers to early cancer diagnosis.

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So sad! Missing Canadian film-maker's body found in Florida

Canadian film-maker Rob Stewart

The body of a Canadian film-maker who disappeared off the coast of Florida has reportedly been found.
Shortly after announcing that it would be suspending its search, the US Coast Guard tweeted that a body had been found at a depth of 220ft.
The 37-year-old from Toronto was known for his 2006 documentary Sharkwater.

~Kaboom!!!~ Trump says 'so-called' judge's 'ridiculous' travel ban ruling will be overturned

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President Trump has hit out at the "so-called judge" who halted his travel ban, promising to overturn the "ridiculous" ruling.
He tweeted that the decision "essentially takes law enforcement away from our country".

~Kaboom!!!~ US says Nigeria is the most dangerous place for christians to live in the world, condemns killing of Christians in Nigeria

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The United States of America has condemned the attacks on Nigeria Christians.
The US House of Representatives said that Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians to live in the world.
The congress, also said that the impunity for people responsible for killing Christians in Nigeria is in proliferation.

Alright then, President Buhari to Return from Uk Vacation tomorrow

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Nigeria - Following the long vacation of the President, new reports claim that the country’s number one man will be returning home on Sunday.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in Nigeria on Sunday after his 10-day vacation in London, United Kingdom.
This was confirmed by a competent source in the presidency that top government officials are expected to receive the President at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

Former Delta State Governor returns to Nigeria from Uk

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Nigeria - Former Delta State Governor, James Onanefe Ibori has arrived in Nigeria.
It was gathered that he arrived Abuja on Saturday morning and is on his way to his hometown, Oghara in Delta State.
James Ibori had, on Friday, appeared before a Southwark Crown court in London for his asset forfeiture hearing.