Every June, we celebrate the Men’s Health Awareness Week – a week dedicated to raising awareness on the leading preventable causes of death involving men of all ages globally. In this article, we will examine the five leading causes of death in men globally and tips for prevention. They are the leading cause of death in Nigeria, as well as in other low-income countries. CancerCancers were responsible for 34% of deaths globally in 2018 with lung cancer leading the way. The most common cancers in men are lung cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer and bladder cancer.
June 19, 2019 14:37 UTC
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said his close ally Mohamed Morsi was “killed” and accused Egyptian authorities of failing to intervene to save the ex-president. Authorities, unfortunately, did not intervene to save him,” Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul. “Morsi was killed, he did not die of natural causes.”Erdogan forged close ties with Morsi, Egypt’s first civilian president and a prominent Muslim Brotherhood member. But Ankara’s relations with Cairo ties deteriorated after the Egyptian military, then led by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, ousted Morsi in 2013. Erdogan on Tuesday joined in prayer at an Istanbul mosque for the former Egyptian leader.
June 19, 2019 13:24 UTC
World Sickle Cell Day is a United Nation’s recognised day to raise awareness of sickle cell disease. The resolution calls for members to raise awareness of sickle cell on June 19th of each year at national and international level. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Nigeria alone accounts for more than 100,000 births of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) out of the 300,000 babies born with the sickle cell disease every year globally. Here are a few things you should know about the most popular genetic disease. Over time, people with sickle cell can experience damage to organs such as the liver, kidney, lungs, heart and spleen.
June 19, 2019 13:18 UTC
Brazil left the field to boos but remain top of Group A with four points from two games, and one game to play. Brazil coach Tite meanwhile had no issues with the two VAR-assisted decisions that ruled out his side’s goals. Brazil left the field to loud boos and whistling, and manager Tite wasted no time in making a change at half-time, bringing on Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus for Richarlison. A deflated Brazil took several minutes to regroup but grew increasingly desperate as valuable minutes ticked away and Venezuela held firm. Coutinho looked to have broken the deadlock three minutes from time, but VAR’s intervention rescued a precious point for Venezuela.
June 19, 2019 12:45 UTC
The human rights activist and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has accused the state governments, especially those being controlled by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), of insincerity in the fight against corruption in the country. He said that was why none of them (except Kano State) out of the 20 states being controlled by the party, constituted a formal structure to fight corruption. Falana stated this, on Tuesday, in Kano, while delivering a keynote paper at a two-day stakeholders’ dialogue on corruption in Nigeria. According to Falana, only Kano State among all the 20 APC controlled states and indeed in the entire country that has been able to establish Anti- Corruption Commission as an agency to fight corruption at the state level. “But if we are to fight corruption effectively as a country, the job shouldn’t be only that of the Federal Government, ” he said.
June 19, 2019 12:11 UTC
< Previous 1 of 10 Next > WorldRemit Visits Schools and Orphanages WorldRemit Visits Schools and Orphanages WorldRemit Visits Schools and Orphanages WorldRemit Visits Schools and Orphanages WorldRemit Visits Schools and Orphanages WorldRemit Visits Schools and OrphanagesFollowing its recent outreach in Kano where 300 families (orphans and widows) were supported with food items, leading online money transfer company WorldRemit again partnered with Regalo Hope Foundation to visit the Arms of Mercy Orphanage and Comenius Nursery and Primary School in Lagos State to support their work in providing better care and opportunities that enrich the lives of many children. During this outreach, representatives from WorldRemit visited Comenius Nursery and Primary School, a Street to School initiative that aims to ensure no child is left behind in education by providing free education and feeding to out of school children. During the visit, WorldRemit donated supplies such as textbooks, reading materials, tables, chairs, canopy, snacks, school sandals and more to enhance the learning experience of the children. WorldRemit also visited Arms of Mercy Orphanage and supported the organization’s essential work by donating food supplies, sanitary products and other home appliances such as beds, fans and washing machine to support the orphanage in providing the love and support that the children require. According to Fiona Yoba, WorldRemit’s Marketing Partnership Manager, the project has been a success and has truly given meaning to its theme, “Little things make a big difference.” She also said that while the project has ended, she encourages the act of good giving because they do make a huge difference in the lives of everyone we are able to touch in any way possible.
June 19, 2019 11:48 UTC
Mr Lee Jin Su, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria, (KCCN) says the Centre will maintain the bimonthly Korean movie premiere to further deepen bilateral relation between Koreans and Nigerians. The KCCN director said that Korean movie premiere form parts of its cultural day activities to enhance and deepen the relationship between Koreans and Nigerians. “The movie, Treasure Island, is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “The Treasure Island’’ which is well known as Jekyll and Hyde. “Korean actors displayed talents and skills in the movie which fascinated Nigerians movie lover; they enjoyed it. However, su said he hoped that the relationship between Nigeria and Korea would be extended to Nollywood and Korean Movie Industry.
June 19, 2019 11:26 UTC
NOLLYWOOD star, Mercy Johnson Okojie is set to launch her new ‘kitchen talk show’ called Mercy’ s Menu in July. ALSO READ: Mo Abudu to chair 47th International Emmy Award GalaAccording to her media managers, the 13 episodes featured Liz Benson, AY, Chigul, Omawumi, Niniola, Ufuoma McDermott, Lolo 1, Maraji, Busola Dakolo. Others were Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Ill Bliss and Munachi, Lagos House Wife (Rayo), Prince Odi Okojie, Purity, Henry, and Angel. Johnson is considered to be one of the richest actresses in Nigeria, due to her net worth of $1 million. Johnson got married to Prince Odianosen Okojie in 2011 and their marriage is blessed with three kids.
June 19, 2019 11:15 UTC
Continue playing Adidas: EU court rules against three stripes trademark You may also like Watch again Adidas: EU court rules against three stripes trademark You may also likeGerman sportswear giant Adidas on Wednesday lost a legal battle to trademark its "three stripes" motif in the EU, as a court ruled the design was not distinctive enough to deserve protection. "The General Court of the EU confirms the invalidity of the Adidas EU trade mark which consists of three parallel stripes applied in any direction," the court said in a statement. Adidas had not proved the motif had acquired a "distinctive character" throughout the 28 countries of the bloc that would qualify for legal protection, the court said. "The mark is not a pattern mark composed of a series of regularly repetitive elements, but an ordinary figurative mark," the court said. Adidas can appeal against Wednesday's decision to the European Court of Justice, the bloc's highest court.
June 19, 2019 11:03 UTC
There is “credible evidence” linking Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, an independent UN rights expert said Wednesday, calling for an international investigation. In a fresh report, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard said she had “determined that there is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi Officials’ individual liability, including the Crown Prince’s.”The report stressed that “no conclusion is made as to guilt. Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents. Saudi prosecutors have absolved the crown prince and said around two dozen people implicated in the murder are in custody, with death penalties sought against five men. Callamard has been conducting what she has described as “an independent human rights inquiry” into Khashoggi’s death.
June 19, 2019 10:23 UTC
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the problem of extreme poverty in Nigeria keeps him up at night. Osinbajo disclosed this at a dinner and interactive session with Faculty Members, Harvard Business School on Tuesday in Lagos. Osinbajo featured alongside Srikant Datar, Professor of Business Administration, and Bayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian investment banker at a question-and-answer session moderated by Hakeem Bello-Osagie, Chairman of Metis Capital Partners. “I think what keeps me up at night has to do with extreme poverty. The issue is that the largest number of those who voted for us are very poor.
June 19, 2019 10:21 UTC
Continue playing Death of a president: Egypt's bitter divide over Mohamed Morsi You may also like Watch again Death of a president: Egypt's bitter divide over Mohamed Morsi You may also likeEgypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to "politicise" the death of the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry". Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned "in the strongest terms" the call by the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, for an independent investigation into Morsi's death during a court hearing on Monday. Colville called Tuesday for a probe into whether the conditions Morsi faced during his nearly six years in custody had contributed to his death. "Concerns have been raised regarding the conditions of Mr Morsi's detention, including access to adequate medical care, as well as sufficient access to his lawyers and family," Colville added. A group of British parliamentarians in March 2018 warned Morsi's detention conditions, particularly inadequate treatment for his diabetes and liver disease, could trigger "premature death".
June 19, 2019 09:45 UTC
Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has charged Lagosians resident in Abuja to reflect the spirit of Lagos and be law-abiding as they live peacefully in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Sanwo-Olu gave this counsel on Tuesday while speaking to newsmen after a tour of the Lagos House which has the staff of the State liaison office in Abuja, urging the Lagos indigenes to be good ambassadors of the state, even as he wished them well in their endeavours. “I can only wish our people that reside in Abuja well, Nigeria is big for all of us. My advice is just for them to be law abiding, to continue to reflect the spirit of Lagos, continue to be good ambassadors of the state. It would be recalled that Mr Sanwo-Olu is the first governor to visit the State Liaison Office and this created excitement amongst staff and occupants of the four-storey building in the Central Business District Area of Abuja.
June 19, 2019 09:33 UTC
The son of the former Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, Dayo Adewole has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on his farm in Oyo State. “Prof Isaac Adewole son kidnapped in Ibadan. Dayo should be released unhurt this disheartening!” the minister aide Sunday Saanu said on Facebook post on Wednesday. Some staff were with Adewole but the gunmen made for him leaving others with him unhurt. The former minister who traveled on a recess last week has reportedly cut his trip short to attend to the issue.
June 19, 2019 09:21 UTC
We have gathered five known countries with tribes that practice polyandry and they are listed below:NigeriaAlthough largely uncommon in Nigeria, there are tribes in Nigeria that also allows polyandry. The Irigwe people of Nigeria practiced a woman having co-husbands until their council voted to outlaw it in 1968. Until then, women moved from house to house, taking on multiple spouses, and the children’s paternity was assigned to the husband whose house the woman lived in at the time. Asides them, the Toda tribe of Nilgris, Najanad Vellala of Travancore and some Nair caste Sytems in South India also practice polyandry. A survey of 753 Tibetan families by Tibet University in 1988 found that 13% practiced polyandry.
June 19, 2019 09:00 UTC