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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on 27 dead after Boko Haram attacks Nigerian villages | ]

Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria’s Borno state in the past week, residents said. Such deadly attacks in recent months have pressured Nigeria’s government to increase its efforts against a homegrown Islamic extremist group it last year declared to be “crushed.”
Boko Haram fighters entered villages in the Nganzai area on Wednesday, slitting throats and using guns to kill at least 15 people while injuring two others, said Modu Jialta, a member of a …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Nigeria cancels first cabinet meeting after Buhari’s return | ]

The first meeting of Nigeria’s cabinet since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from three months of medical leave in Britain has been canceled, his spokesman said on Wednesday without explaining why. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday 19 August after traveling to Britain on May 7 for an unspecified illness, and had written lawmakers on Monday to confirm he had returned and was resuming his duties. “The meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will not be held today,” the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in an emailed statement.
The …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrender in Borno State | ]

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to troops in Borno in the last three weeks. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement released in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said that the military had intensified campaign through coordinated air and land offensive against the insurgents. “Air and artillery bombardments were backed by long range patrols and ambushes targeted at preventing fleeing Boko Haram insurgents from escaping and also denying them access to logistics supply,” he said.
Nwachukwu said that …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos | ]
Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolans head to the polls to vote for a successor for their veteran leader. Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been in power in the oil-rich country since 1979, making him the world’s second-longest serving president. He is not contesting this election – Defence Minister Joao Lourenco is standing for the governing MPLA party. His main challenger is expected to be Isias Samakuva, from the MPLA’s rival in the 27-year civil war, Unita.
Under Angola’s voting system, people are choosing both the candidate and party in the same election. Analysts say the …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Trump: I’ll ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall | ]

Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media, blaming them for giving far right groups “a platform”. But he selectively quoted his initial response to violence at a far-right rally that left one woman dead. He omitted the much-criticised claim that “many sides” had to shoulder …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy | ]

Don’t take your eyes for granted. Take these easy steps to keep your peepers healthy.
1. Eat Well
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. To get them, fill your plate with:
• Green leafy vegetables
• Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
• Eggs, nuts, beans, and other nonmeat protein sources
• Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
• Oysters and pork
A well-balanced diet also helps you stay …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Healthy sleep | ]

Sleeping well makes us feel better, more alert, energetic, and better able to concentrate and perform our daily tasks. Getting enough sleep each day is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing and to reduce your risk for ill-health.
Why sleep is important
It is well known that sleep is an important biological function essential for life. While we sleep many important functions take place that help the body in physical recovery and repair, support brain development, cardiac function and body metabolism, as well as …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Home Remedies to Relieve Constipation | ]

Constipation is something we avoid in our everyday conversations. While you may be more than willing to share how much your sore throat is torturing you, rarely do you go into the office and announce that you haven’t been to the toilet in five days. However, constipation is not something to be embarrassed about, and if you’ve had it (and we all have) then you understand that it is no laughing matter-in fact it can be downright debilitating. Before running to the pharmacy for a quick-fix laxative (which often worsen …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Okada, Limbe City Council’s challenge | ]

By Benjamine Et-Nchenge
It is no longer news that Limbe is fast assuming the status of a mega city. Indeed, the United Nations has stipulated that a city with a very high population automatically assumes that status. And we all know Limbe’s population is increasing by leaps and bounds today.
In the world, there are many mega cities with Africa having three of such. These include Lagos (Nigeria), Cairo (Egypt) and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Kongo). These come with challenges. And the challenges include providing enough infrastructures to support the high population-enough …

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[29 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Partiality: the dividing line in Cameroon. | ]

By Ayuk Tobias Oru
Look at the roads! What a beautiful scenery! This time around, our government will have no problems at all with electoral campaigns.
– What is it to boast about, my dear friend? Why do you talk of electoral campaigns? Is it not the duty of any government to construct good roads?
– My brother, it is simply because the time is close when our authorities in government will come visiting us on a daily basis. Though our man, Agbor Tabi has passed away, Minister Mengot and others are still …