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Doctors slam popular genetic tests such as 23andMe for sparking confusion and fear in patients

The NHS is having to ‘pick up the pieces’ of growing use of cheap genetic tests, doctors warned last night. Popular DNA tests such as those made by ’23andMe’ – which are widely available in pharmacists and online – can easily be misinterpreted, experts said. A panel of experts from Southampton University, Exeter University and […]

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Patrick Day tragically passes away aged 27 after sustaining head injuries against Charles Conwell 

Boxer Patrick Day has died after suffering serious brain injuries in his defeat against Charles Conwell in Chicago on Saturday. The American, 27, had been in a coma after being knocked out in the 10th round of his super welterweight clash on an Eddie Hearn card. He passed away on Wednesday evening.   Hearn tweeted: ‘Devastated […]

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Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s wife was stabbed to death by their SON

Police say the wife of Tarzan actor Ron Elys was stabbed to death by their own son, and he was shot dead by responding officers at the scene.  Former Miss Florida Valerie Lundeen, 62, was found dead at the couple’s exclusive Hope Ranch property in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, according to sources.  On Wednesday evening […]

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Corruption will reduce if proper auditing systems are in place ― Senate

Chairman Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Sen. Matthew Uroghide has said that corruption in the country would reduce when proper auditing systems were in place. Red chambers of the Nigerian Senate He said this at the budget defence by the Office of the Auditor-General in Abuja on Wednesday. Urhogide said that corruption had continued unabated […]

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Giving healthy people statin pills have benefits which are ‘marginal at best’, researchers warn

Giving healthy people statin pills have benefits which are ‘marginal at best’, researchers have warned. The NHS recommends that millions of people should take statins as a preventative measure – a policy that many people say is needless ‘medicalisation’ of the middle aged. Statins, which cost pennies each, work by lowering harmful cholesterol in the […]

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Children of war flee as a rabble army of Syrian rebels backed by Turkey sweeps in

A ragtag ‘army’ of Syrian rebels backed by Turkey advanced on key border towns yesterday as they continued their push to crush the Kurdish forces who helped defeat Islamic State. Brandishing their AK-47 and M16 rifles in the air, the self-styled Syrian National Army (SNA) – a mishmash of troops from various Syrian opposition groups […]

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NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Thursday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms over few places of the north, with thunderstorms and rains over central, southern cities on Thursday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Wednesday in Abuja predicted partly cloudy conditions over the northeastern region with chances of thunderstorms over Yelwa, Kano and Zamfara in the morning hours. It further predicted thunderstorms […]

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Buhari approves additional cost saving measures for MDAs

In a bid to curb leakages and ensure efficiency in the management of resources of government, President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved additional cost-saving measures for immediate implementation. Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information, office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, in a statement on Wednesday , said that Buhari’s decision was aimed at […]

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Sex For Grades: UNILAG raises task force to check sexual harassment, other offences

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has set up a task force to address issues of sexual harassment with a view to stemming the ugly tide. The university’s Principal Assistant Registrar for Communication, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, said in a statement that the move“is in continuation of the institution’s unrelenting campaign against the menace of sexual harassment […]

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Extinction Rebellion’s celeb fans such as Jude Law and Lily Cole say they are hypocrites

Some of Britain’s biggest showbusiness names today admit they ARE ‘hypocrites’ over the environment as they support Extinction Rebellion’s London shutdown. Stars such as Jude Law, Riz Ahmed, Poppy Delevingne, Natalie Imbruglia, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole and Adam Clayton of U2 are among the new stars who admit hypocrisy by preaching about the environment while […]

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MP Louise Ellman QUITS Labour party after 55 years

Labour MP Dame Louise Ellman has announced she is leaving the party after 55 years because she ‘can no longer advocate voting Labour when it risks Corbyn becoming Prime Minister’. The 73-year-old Jewish MP, who serves Liverpool Riverside, said it had been a ‘truly agonising’ decision to make but that she had to in order to […]

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I’m a huge admirer of Harry… but, sorry, those tears were out of place

By speaking so openly about his struggles with mental health following the death of his mother Diana, Prince Harry has achieved more in a couple of years than decades of campaigning ever could. Those of us who work in this field owe him, his brother William and sister-in-law Kate an enormous debt for taking one […]

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Nigeria, Ghana meet to resolve trade issues caused by border closure

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and his Ghanaian counterpart, Mrs Shirley Botchwey, said that both countries had agreed on modalities to resolve the trade challenges arising from the recent border closure. Minister, Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama Both Ministers disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja after a closed-door meeting. Botchwey, who was […]

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Mother Shelina Begum prays for her daughter Tafida’s recovery in touching picture

Tenderly caressing her daughter Tafida’s hair, Shelina Begum keeps a beside vigil after the brain-damaged five-year-old started new treatment in Italy. Earlier Miss Begum sobbed with gratitude as she thanked Italian doctors for ‘believing’ in her stricken daughter’s recovery. Tafida, who was sent into a coma when a blood vessel burst in her brain in […]

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5G is set to transform internet speeds but residents are fighting back

A park in Hove has seen the early skirmishes in a battle spreading across Britain.  There, this summer, a planning application was lodged to replace a mobile phone mast with one capable of transmitting 5G — the fifth generation of wireless technology. Not only does it promise superfast download speeds for smartphones, but to change […]

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The 10 African entrepreneurs shortlisted to compete for a share of $1 million in Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Prize

Four Nigerian entrepreneurs shortlisted Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Prize. The 10 finalists will participate in finale pitch competing for a share of $1 million. Founded by Alibaba Group Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, in 2017, the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will reward 100 African entrepreneurs with $10 million over the next 10 years. 10 African startups […]

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Erdogan says he will not meet U.S Vice President Pence in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not meet U.S Vice President, Mike Pence in Ankara. Erdogan Pence is travelling to Turkey on Wednesday in the hope of negotiating a ceasefire in north-eastern Syria. This is Pence’s first visit to Turkey and his delegation includes U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security […]

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‘I had wanted to become a teacher but I was scared of becoming poor’ – Celebrity Fan Milk seller, Mr Lucas

Ghanaian celebrity Fan Milk seller, Mr Lucas has made a very interesting revelation about himself in a recent interview he had. The Fan Milk seller who does his business with joy by adapting a superb strategy in an exclusive interview with Celebrities Buzz TV disclosed that he had wanted to teach for a while. He […]

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Aisha Buhari apologises to Nigerians over viral video

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has apologised for the embarrassment of a video where she was seen shouting at Aso Rock. According to Suleiman Haruna, her spokesman, the first lady tendered the apology when she played host to wives of governors of the 36 states at the presidential villa in Abuja. Aisha Buhari “Commenting […]

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Culture secretary will not intervene in BBC decision to scrap free TV licences for over 75s

The BBC’s decision to abolish mandatory free TV licences for over 75s will not be overruled by the culture and media Secretary. Nicky Morgan said that she had “no plans” to review the corporation’s ruling. She is also to be “open-minded” about scrapping the the TV licence and putting a Netflix-style fee in its place, The Times reported.  Following negotiations […]

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Labour, FG yet to reach agreement on minimum wage

Hours into the midnight deadline for industrial action over the minimum wage agreement between labour and the Federal Government, both sides have not reached a concensus. Labour had resorted to the strike option from Oct. 17 if the government failed to reach a concensus with it on Oct. 16 over the consequential adjustments of the […]

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Fayemi signs 6 Bills Into Law to enhance restoration agenda

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday signed six bills into law, saying that cooperation of all will engender a stronger state aimed at making life more meaningful to the people. Governor Kayode Fayemi Speaking shortly after signing the six bills into law, Fayemi observed that it was a collective responsibility […]

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Protest: Modakeke youths reject choice of old man as new monarch

Some youths in Modakeke, on Wednesday, staged a peaceful protested against the choice of an aged candidate as new monarch for the town. A picture of an Area in Modakeke The Osun State Government had announced the presentation of staff of office to the new monarch; Oba Oladejo Oyediran, Ajombadi III, Ogunsua of Modakeke, for […]

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Labour MP quits party after 55 years because of 'risk of Corbyn becoming PM'

A Labour MP has left the party after 55 years as a member, saying she can no longer advocate voting for the organisation “when it risks Corbyn becoming PM”. “I have made the truly agonising decision to leave the Labour Party after 55 years,” Louise Ellman said on Twitter. “I can no longer advocate voting Labour […]

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Sketch: Brexit is in the hands of the idiots, and they've dropped it

At the end of another long day that has changed absolutely nothing, all that can be known for certain is the following: Some people walked through some doors. Some people banged on some walls. Most of those people are idiots. The rest are psychopaths. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. […]

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Erdogan tells Syrian Kurds to leave border area for offensive to end

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey’s military operation in Syria will end only if Syrian Kurdish fighters lay down their weapons and leave the border area. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of provincial election officials at the headquarters of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in Ankara on January 29, 2019. […]

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Guber poll: INEC has not convinced Bayelsans of its impartiality – Dickson

Samuel Oyadongha – Yenagoa BAYELSA State Governor, Seriake Dickson, said on Wednesday the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not given a convincing reassurance of its impartiality in the November 16 governorship election in the state. Governor Dickson The governor said it was rather worrisome and shocking that INEC betrayed the confidence of the Bayelsa […]

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Stonebwoy teaches Keri Hilson how to sing in Ewe

Award-winning Ghanaian artiste Livington Etse Satekla known in the music circles as Stonebwoy some few days was in the news for hanging around and recording with American superstar Keri Hilson. A video shared on his Instagram handle had Stonebwoy teaching Keri how to song in his local dialect, Ewe. Stonebwoy is currently on his Canada […]

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