Our weapons superior to Boko Haram’s – Nigerian Army

Army yesterday denied claims that it was using obsolete weapons to fight Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast, asserting that such claims were part of the on-going propaganda campaigns against the military.
It said it would keep fighting the insurgents until the battle is won, irrespective of challenges.

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Scientists Develop ‘Super Drug’ To Cure Diabetes

Scientists have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate that is fast enough to work in human treatments.
This is a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s ability to make insulin.

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Forbes ranks Nigeria behind Ghana as Best Country for Business

Nigeria has been rated the 110th best country for business in the world in 2019, out of 161 graded countries.
Top on the list are United Kingdom (1), Sweden (2), Hong Kong (3), Netherlands (4), New Zealand (5) and Canada (6).
The United States of America is rated 17th.
South Africa, according to the list released by Forbes, came first in Africa.

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ASUU Strike: We’re not aware of FG N15.89bn to varsities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has not been briefed on the alleged payment of N15.89 billion to universities by the Federal Government, two months after it embarked on strike.
The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday in Lagos.

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Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea from Dortmund in summer for €64m

The USA international has impressed since making the breakthrough for the Bundesliga side during the 2015-16 campaign and has since made 115 appearances for the top team, scoring 15 goals and creating another 24.
He has, however, struggled to hold down a regular starting place in Lucien Favre’s side as they have charged to the top of the league standings, where they have opened a six-point gap to Bayern Munich.

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AFers’ Top 5 players who retired in 2018

Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or. He was renowned for his technical skills and creativity. On 16 January 2018, Ronaldinho confirmed his retirement from football through his brother/agent. He retired as one of just seven players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d’Or. 

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Jonathan & Obasanjo Receives N2.3bn Benefits from 2019 Budget

Former Nigerian leaders including ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and their Chiefs of Staff are to receive N2.3bn as benefits in 2019.
The sum of N4.5bn was also proposed in the 2019 budget as severance benefits for retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries while former heads of government agencies and parastatals would receive N1bn as severance benefits.

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IGP Idris Removes IMO Commissioner of Police

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has transferred the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi to the Bauchi State Command.
Also removed were the three Deputy Commissioners of Police in the Command in charge of the Operations and State Criminal and Investigation Departments of the Command.

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Nigerian Air Force loses fighter helicopter during combat

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter crashed in combat on Wednesday night while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak in Northern Borno State.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information disclosed this, but he did not disclose the model of the helicopter or how many personnel were inside it at the time the crash happened.

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How To Get Rid Of The Insects Hiding In Your Spice Jars

Before you sprinkle paprika into a recipe for dinner tonight, you may want to be sure there aren’t any unwelcome visitors living in the jar.
According to the Huff Post, insects can be found in the spices we all have in our kitchen, and some of the biggest culprits are pepper-based—paprika, cayenne, and chili powder.

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7 Amazing Things That Happens When You Stretch Every Day

Ever since your very first PE class in elementary school, you’ve heard that stretching is important to improve circulation and prevent injury. But when you’re short on time, you may be tempted to skip stretching so you can log a few extra minutes of cardio or hit the weight room — don’t.

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Retirement Is A Transition, Not A Destination

People would retire and then within a few years, die. Some people now want more uplifting terms such as reinventing, revolutionizing, recharging or rewiring which suggest vitality and an opportunity for a new life, which may include a combination of work (for pay or volunteering) and play.
If you decide to retire, remember that you’re retiring from a job, not from life.

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Michelle Obama shares some sound marriage advice

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Obama talked openly about her experience with counselling: “marriage counselling was a turning point for me, understanding that it wasn’t up to my husband to make me happy, that I had to learn how to fill myself up and how to put myself higher on my priority list.” 

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Bad News From Apple As Tim Cook Confirms iPhone Decimation

Meanwhile, Apple continues to push its high-end high-cost model, with a new push on the iPhone XS Max in India. Foxconn will be producing handsets in India for local sales – a first for the iPhone. This can be seen as a courageous decision, because not only is Apple’s market share in India is already falling.

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