The Missing Link Between Ape & Man

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu I am the missing link between ape and man. I am two steps ahead of the apes and one step short of man. Inside my big head lives the last word on man, the apes and original sin. In a word, I am the world. I may not have a human face or brain or heart, but I am a cardinal fact, unlike the throng of apes who parade the streets thinking they are human beings, believing that there is no more to being human than…

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‘Hip-Hop Has Only One School’ – The True School, Experts Say On Fresh Edition Of MTV Base Musicology

Is Hip-Hop dead in Africa? Has it dwindled against the blinding spotlights of the afrobeat and afro-fusion genres? On the latest episode of the MTV Base’s quarterly music series, experts gathered to examine Hip-Hop within the bounds of Africa, and how the new crop of rappers have fared in an industry that has recently demanded more commercially alluring sounds.   This episode’s line-up of elite Nigerian music experts included Nigerian Hip-Hop legend, Entrepreneur, and African Peace Ambassador, Elajoe; rapper and former BBNaija housemate, Coco Ice; prolific rapper and music video…

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Tinubu’s Ambition Will Divide APC Ahead Of 2023 Elections Primate Ayodele Predicts

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has predicted that the presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu will apart the party. According to the cleric in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Oluwatosin Osho, many things will be exposed as party members will decamp. He said, “Tinubu’s ambition will divide the party, more people will decamp from the party and many things will be exposed about APC. There will be wrangling between the party stakeholders. The announcement of Tinubu as the…

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IGP Issues Arrest Orders Movie, Skit Producers Using Police Uniform Without Approval

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, has ordered the arrest of skit and movie makers using police uniform without approval. Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed this in a statement. The statement also decried the illegal sale of police materials and accoutrements by traders in shops, and open stores not approved nor recognised by the police authority. The police boss also condemned the demeaning manner in which movie makers and skit makers portray the police institution in their movies and skits, using the police uniform without recourse…

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Bakers Hike Price Of Bread By 20% Amid Surging Production Costs

Last week, bakers, under the aegis of the Premium Bread makers Association of Nigeria (PBAN), embarked on a four-day warning strike to demand government intervention regarding the prices of materials used in bread production. On Monday, Bakers in Cross Rivers said they would increase prices and reduce production quantities amid the high cost of ingredients. Thomas Odey, leader of the Master Bakers group, said in an interview. Odey said the Cross River master bakers did not join the national body in their two weeks withdrawal of service. “The planned increment…

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Nigeria’s Vice President Discharged From Hospital After Surgery

The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN who was hospitalised recently has been discharged from the hospital following a successful surgical operation and rehabilitation. Chief Personal Physician, Dr. Nicholas Audifferen in a statement on Monday said the Vice President would continue recuperating in the next few days. He said, “The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN was admitted to the Duchess International Hospital, Lagos, last Saturday, July 16, 2022, on account of a right femur fracture. He had corrective surgery without any complications. “He…

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WHO Declares Outbreak Monkeypox A Global Health Emergency

The European Commission has approved an existing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus to be a global health emergency, the highest level of alarm, which the WHO can issue. Monkeypox has affected 17,000 people in 74 countries. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a committee of experts had been unable to reach a consensus, so it fell to him to decide whether to trigger the highest alert possible. “WHO’s assessment is that the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in…

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Russia vs Ukraine War: UK To Host Eurovision On Behalf Of Ukraine In 2023

According to reports, the duo of European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said they are pleased to confirm that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted in the United Kingdom on behalf of this year’s winning broadcaster, Ukraine’s UA:PBC. For months now, Ukraine has been involved in war with Russia. Following the decision that, regrettably, next year’s event could not be held in Ukraine for safety and security reasons the EBU explored a number of options with the winning broadcaster. As a result of discussions,…

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All My Lifetime Achievements Except Farming Happened By Accident—Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former President and Military ruler, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has attributed his successes in life, including his emergence as both military Head of State and President of Nigeria as achievements that fell on his laps by sheer luck and not through hard work. He however added that his becoming a renowned farmer is perhaps the only thing he could probably say he achieved by himself with the grace of God. Obasanjo disclosed this on Saturday in a live radio interview with Segun Odegbami on Eagles7 Sports 103.7 FM, Abeokuta, where…

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Blood Test Is Even Better At Finding Early Breast Cancers Than A Mammogram

A simple blood test that promises to be better at spotting early-stage breast cancer than a mammogram has been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for women’s health. The Trucheck test, which highlights cancer cells circulating in the blood, correctly identifies 92 per cent of breast cancers – around five percentage points higher than mammography. But scientists say the real breakthrough is its enhanced ability to spot early-stage breast cancers that are so small they are difficult to pick up on scans, particularly among younger women. Breast cancer surgeon Professor Kefah Mokbel,…

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