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The Flagging of Campaign of Hon Ifunanya Eniola Innocent as Counselor in Labour party at Bariga (LCDA) representing Ward D held in Lagos recently

.L-r Alhaji Hakeen Balogun ,Party State Officer Duru Paulicap (Aka) Okadigbo, Hon Ifunanya Eniola Innocent (Ward D),and Prince Babs Egbowon During The Flagging off Campaign for Local Government Election Hon Ifunanya Eniola for counselor in Labour party at Bariga LCDA Held in Lagos at the weekend.


.L-r Assistant Secretary PDP Lagos Stat Alhaji Hakeen Balogun ,Party State Officer Duru Paulicap (Aka) Okadigbo, Hon Ifunanya Eniola Innocent (Ward D),and Prince Babs Egbowon During The Flagging off Campaign for Local Government Election Hon Ifunanya Eniola for counselor in Labour party at Bariga LCDA Held in Lagos at the weekend.

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Experts says good personal hygiene prevents spread of infectious diseases

UGO AMADI
Worried about the burden of infectious diseases in Nigeria which reports said were on the increase, healthcare professionals in the country and their counterparts in the Diaspora, have called on Nigerians to embrace good personal hygiene and environmental practices to halt the spread of diseases like malaria, typhoid, cholera, meningitis and Ebola, among others.
According to them, regular hand washing with soap alone, based on scientific findings would go a long way in reducing the spread of infectious diseases both at home and in the hospital environment.

The experts made the call at the First Inaugural Lecture of the Global Infectious Diseases Initiative with the theme: “Infectious Diseases; Awareness & Mediation through Collaboration” organised in Lagos recently by the initiative in collaboration with the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

Convener of the initiative, United States based Dr. Folarin Olubowale said the initiative is a non-governmental organisation he established in Columbus, Georgia, USA in 1997 to tackle infectious diseases across the globe and Nigeria his home country in particular, through awareness creation and collaboration among healthcare practitioners and institutions in the field of infectious diseases.
Olubowale affirmed that improved personal hygiene and a very good environment help in controlling infectious diseases. “Good sewage drainage system, being health cautious and regular hand washing with soap are good interventions that could control the spread of infectious diseases”, he said.

Giving insight into what the NGO will do for the country in its fight against infectious diseases, Olubowale said they decided to do this, to bring about awareness on infections in the country and explore possibilities of collaborating with all healthcare providers who are interested in infectious disease with the aim of developing the field of infectious disease in the country.
“We want to stimulate interest in infectious disease control and to encourage upcoming physicians to be interested in infectious disease and also provide scholarship for them to be able to attend conferences abroad. We also aim to establish a centre of excellence for infectious disease in the country which will serve as a referral centre for people with complicated infections,” he said.
In her presentation which dwelt on tropical diseases such as Ebola, Zika and Malaria, Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, Prof. Folashade Ogunsola, urged Nigerians to test before treating malaria and to stop attributing every fever to malaria.

“The other name for fever in Nigeria is malaria. But fever is just a symptom of so many diseases. So, once somebody says he feels feverish, they will say he has malaria. And many laboratories in the country don’t know how to diagnose malaria.”
She therefore enjoined patients to consult a qualified doctor and go to registered and certified laboratory facilities for proper malaria diagnosis and treatment.

On his part, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, called for a change of attitude and commitment in the control of infectious diseases in Nigeria.
He added that health workers have a lot to do in controlling these diseases through proper hygiene practices to prevent hospital acquired infections and by educating their patients on the importance of personal hygiene in disease prevention.
For Dr. Nadine Regis, a Haitian-American Emergency Medicine Physician working in Columbus, Georgia, USA, early and proper diagnosis remains the way forward in combating infectious diseases.

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Osinbajo demands answers from IBB, Obj, Jonathan over oil money

Close friends and appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari often referred to ‘cabal’ within the presidency are angry indeed with Acting President, Yemi Osibanjo, ​SAN, ​​a ​highly placed source ​told DAILY POST on Sunday.

​Our​ source said the top officials were shocked at “the very many sponsored news publications and articles” in the media accusing them of undermining/attempting to undermine Osinbajo.

It was gathered that while the Acting President is seen as a man loyal to his principal, President Buhari, and has not shown any sign of being ambitious, he has failed to call those around him to order.

The source told our correspondent that on a daily basis, information circulate on papers, news sites and social media platforms, steadily pointing accusing fingers at Buhari’s associates for not co-operating with Osinbajo or whipping up sentiments against him.

DAILY POST was informed that intelligence revealed that “the fire works” escalated after Buhari’s departure on May 10 for further medical attention in London.

“While I am not aware if the President’s team has meet to complain this to the AP, they are not happy with the way he is acting as if everything is normal”, the source said.

“In truth, Prof. Osinbajo has been singled out as an excellent man and someone that has proven to be a great choice of second in command. Unfortunately, those around him who act on their own perception and promote discord in the media.

“I can authoritatively tell you that phone calls have been intercepted by Prof. Osinbajo’s aides/associates, telling editors what to put in the paper; telling news sites publishers how they want story to appear; making some disclosures to outsiders.

“When this intelligence was provided, the President Buhari’s men believe there is a calculated move to split the presidency. But this is not from Prof. Those behind this are forces outside the presidency dictating to the AP’s men”.

Asked what is likely to be done if the situation persists, the source said he could say a little about that.

“What I know is that the division in the presidency is clear and you will recall the recent development where Prof. Osinbajo said something and some officials were said to have disagreed.”

“In terms of performance, Prof. Osinbajo is highly regarded and even though not all that he does may go well with some people, many officials score him high.

“But this issue of his people trying to make him look like a victim because President Buhari away in the UK is not being taken lightly. You are in the media, how many news have you seen against the AP?

“So why would some people be doing such against those they believe are the ‘cabal’. Those behind this in the presidency and their collaborators outside must watch it because their cover has been blown. If they didn’t know, let them know now.”

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Nnamdi Kanu may die in struggle, he’ll not actualize Biafra – Prophet Elijah Ayodele

Lagos-based prophet and General Overseer of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has revealed through prophecy that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not actualize Biafra.

The prophet, who also said God revealed to him Biafra may be achieved in the nearest future, added that Nnamdi Kanu’s life was at risk because of the way he talks.

According to the Cleric who spoke with Sun, the IPOB leader had already taken some steps that will fail him.

According to him, “Nnamdi Kanu’s life is at risk especially because of the way he talks, his misuse of words.

“Forget about all he is doing, let him continue to pray to the dead souls.

“Kanu will not lead Biafra. Biafra vision may be actualized in the nearest future, he will not lead the Igbo to actualize the vision.

“He is taking some wrong steps that will fail him to actualize his dream as a leader of Biafra.

“Then the Igbo should not expect the Presidency in 2019. Their time has not come.

“I am talking as a prophet not as a politician. Kanu is still going to face a lot of challenges and if he is not careful enough, he may miss it.

“He must be careful so that he doesn’t lose his life in the cause of this struggle. He needs to be extremely careful and watchful.”

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Goldenline Schools 6th Graduation Awards and Recognition Ceremony held at School premises Addo Road Ajah in Lagos at the weekend 15/7/2017 PHOTOS CHINYERE IKEANYI


Cross section of graduation Student at the 6th Graduation Awards of Recognition ceremony of Goldenline Schools held at the School premises Addo Road Ajah in Lagos at the weekend 15/7/2017.


..Proprietress Goldenline Schools Rev (Mrs)Helen Nkwo,(middle) in a picture with the graduating student ,L-r Odhomi Ewomazino, Ahmed Halima, Okezie Wisdom, Asika Austin, Emmanuel Lifer, Khalid Munirat, Parents Mrs Lovelyn Iweh.


L-r Proprietress Goldenline Schools Rev (Mrs)Helen Nkwo, Guest Pastor (Mrs) Ada Babajide presenting to Head award to head boy of the School Master Asika Austin.


.L-r Proprietress Goldenline Schools Rev (Mrs)Helen Nkwo, Guest Pastor (Mrs) Ada Babajide presenting to Head award to head girl of the School Miss Khalid Munirat .


..L-r Pastor (Mrs) Ada Babajide, Mr John Okpala, Proprietress Goldenline Schools Rev (Mrs)Helen Nkwo, PTA Chairman Pastor Watson Essien, Pastor Stanley Arueyingbo, Mr Davies Echegwisi, and Mrs Lovelyn Iweh.


. cross section of Student of Goldenline Schools at their Cultural dance at the 6th Graduation Awards of Recognition ceremony of Goldenline Schools held at the School premises Addo Road Ajah in Lagos at the weekend 15/7/2017

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Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited handing over ceremony and commissioning of renovated blocks of toilet at Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) Training College Kaduna on Thursday, 13 July, 2017.

R-L: Executive Director, Investments, Mr. Oladele Sotubo; Head, Business Development, Mrs. Nike Bajomo, both of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML), handing over the keys to newly renovated blocks of sanitary facilities by SIPML at the Nigerian Prisons Services (NPS) Training College Kaduna to Commandant Prisons Staff College Kaduna, Asst. Controller General, Kehinde Fadipe; Commandant Prisons Training School Kaduna, Controller of Prisons, Patrick Ani; and Zonal Coordinator Zone B, Nigerian Prisons Service, Asst. Controller General, Musa Maiyaki, during the handing over ceremony and commissioning of on Thursday, 13 July 2017.


L-R:Zonal Coordinator Zone B, Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Asst. Controller General, Musa Maiyaki; Executive Director, Investments, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML), Mr. Oladele Sotubo; Commandant Prisons Staff College Kaduna, Asst. Controller General, Kehinde Fadipe; Head, Business Development, SIPML, Mrs. Nike Bajomo; and Commandant Prisons Training School Kaduna, Controller of Prisons, Patrick Ani, during the handing over ceremony and commissioning of renovated blocks of sanitary facilities by SIPML to NPS Training College in Kaduna on Thursday, 13 July 2017.

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U.S seeking to recover $144m assets owned by Diezani, Aluko & Omokore

A civil lawsuit filed by the U.S Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, is seeking to recover about $144m in assets – including a $50.9 million Manhattan apartment and an $80 million yacht, allegedly bought using money generated from a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to former Nigerian Petroleum Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke.

According to Reuters, the U.S DOJ’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative seeks the forfeiture of the proceeds of foreign corruption.

Court documents claim that the property are owned by Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, Diezani’s associates, adding that the men bribed Diezani for lucrative oil contracts between their companies and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a state-owned oil company.

The oil swap contracts were a barter arrangement where Nigeria used middlemen to sell crude oil in exchange for refined products.

The contracts were mostly opaque and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi criticised the NNPC for not being properly structured, monitored and audited.

President Buhari cancelled the oil swap contracts in November 2015.

The lawsuit, which is seeking the forfeiture of both assets, claims that Aluko and Omokore laundered money through the US by purchasing the lavish assets. Aluko and Omokore were allegedly to have paid bribes to Diezani between 2011 and 2015.

Court documents claim Aluko and Omokore conspired to purchase millions of dollars in real estate in and around London for Diezani and her family members.

They were also accused of buying a total of four residential properties in and around London worth $11.45 million, and furnishing them with luxury items.

The $50.9 million penthouse, owned by Aluko, in the Billionaires’ Row building in New York has been foreclosed after failing to make mortgage payments.

Aluko acquired the 6,240-square-foot full floor penthouse in December 2014 under a shell company listed in public records as One57 Inc.

The $80m 65-meter yacht – Galactica Star- which hosted Beyonce’s 32nd birthday bash in 2013 is also owned by Aluko and a Luxembourg-based Bank Banque Havilland, from which the Aluko took a $35.3million mortgage, has listed the Galactica Star as collateral, after he failed to repay the mortgage which was due in 2015.

Court documents also reveal that Diezani warned Aluko of living a lavish lifestyle.

“If you want to hire a yacht, you lease it for two weeks or whatever. You don’t go and sink funds into it at this time when Nigerian oil and gas sector is under all kinds of watch,” Diezani allegedly said to Aluko in a recorded conversation.

The case was filed on Friday at a federal court in Houston.

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Mou treating derby as training session

Jose Mourinho ruled out any attempt to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford after Manchester United opened their US tour on Saturday with a 5-2 rout of the Los Angeles Galaxy.

United manager Mourinho is keen to bolster his ranks further after already strengthening his squad with the additions of Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.

But the Portuguese manager poured cold water on the possibility of an attempt to prise United legend Ronaldo away from Real Madrid.

“I’m not going to waste my time thinking about players who are mission impossible,” Mourinho told reporters after the win.

Earlier, England striker Marcus Rashford scored twice with Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan bagging United’s other goals in a one-sided victory in front of 25 667 fans at the StubHub Centre.

New striker Lukaku was unable to get in on the goals after a 45-minute debut in the second half.

Lukaku missed one golden chance four minutes into his United debut, with his shot saved by Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe.

However Mourinho was satisfied with Lukaku’s “unselfish” display in leading the line.

“Lukaku is a target man, he plays with his back to opponents,” Mourinho said. “A good thing today for me is to see that he’s a team player. He’s not selfish. He’s not obsessed with goals.

“He was not that worried about himself, he was worried about the improvement of the team.”

Rashford meanwhile reminded Mourinho of his eye for goal with a confident first-half display.

The teenager opened the scoring after only two minutes, punishing an error from Ariel Lassiter near the Galaxy penalty area to dart in on goal and place his finish beyond goalkeeper Jon Kempin.

The 19-year-old doubled his tally in the 20th minute, latching onto a clever pass from Juan Mata to make it 2-0.

RASHFORD ‘STILL GROWING’

Mourinho later revealed that Rashford, who looks to have added a physical dimension to his game, was still growing.

“It’s just the natural evolution of a kid,” Mourinho said. “He’s already taller than when I arrived 13 months ago. He’s three centimetres taller. He’s put on some muscle but without any kind of specific work because his speed is his most important quality and we don’t want to lose that.”

Marouane Fellaini ensured United had a 3-0 lead at halftime, tucking a low shot past the hapless Kempin after good work down the left flank by Jesse Lingard.

Mourinho changed his entire line-up at halftime, mirroring wholesale changes made by the Galaxy.

United got their fourth of the night on 67 minutes when Martial burst forward and threaded a pass to Mkhitaryan who made no mistake with a confident low strike.

Martial made it 5-0 five minutes later, rifling home Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s pullback.

Galaxy meanwhile, who had failed to register a single attempt on goal in the first half, bagged two late consolation goals through Mexico international Giovani Dos Santos.

Mourinho said the game had been “an amazing training exercise.”

“That’s what we need,” he said. “They gave us two different teams, they gave people with intensity, so it was good for us.”

Mourinho was also satisfied with an experimental formation which saw him play with a three-man central defence.

“We tried a system that is not our main system,” he said. “We were working a few days on this to try to make the players feel a new experience in a new position and I’m really happy, happy with that.

“It’s something we have to keep working and keep improving in case during the season we decided to play with three at the back. Maybe we want to do it more times.”

United travel to Utah to face Real Salt Lake in the second game of their US tour on Monday.

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Eight dead in wall collapse at Senegal's Demba Diop

Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.

It happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.
Fighting started between rival fans and police responded by using tear gas, which led to panic, a stampede, and the wall collapse.

Some fans were throwing projectiles including stones at others.
Pictures circulating online appear to show people scrambling over a low wall amid clouds of gas.
Local news agency APS reported that ambulances and firefighters were at the scene.

With the score 1-1 after 90 minutes, Mbour scored in the first period of extra time to win 2-1, and violence broke out at the final whistle.

Cheikh Maba Diop, whose friend died in the incident and who helped move people out of the stadium, told AFP news agency: “All of a sudden when the wall fell… we knew exactly that some of our own had lost their lives because the wall fell directly on to people.”
A spokesman for the country’s President Macky Sall said that campaigning for upcoming elections would be suspended on Sunday as a mark of respect, and that there should be “punishments serving as a warning”.

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