Baby Starts Menstruating At Four Months, Survives Rare Ovarian Cancer At Age Two

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 474 total views,  23 views today A baby girl who started menstruating at the age of four months has survived sex cord stromal tumors, described by doctors as ‘rare ovarian cancer.’ Experts say that sex cord stromal tumors is a rare type of cancer that forms in the tissues that support the ovaries or testes. “These tumors may release sex hormones, and it is also called sex cord tumor and sex cord-gonadal stromal tumor,” doctors say. Baby Bibian developed ovarian cancer when she was four months old, her mother, Faustine Andeso, tells…

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France Ex-President Sarkozy Bags One-Year Jail Term For Illegal Election Financing

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 508 total views,  23 views today A French court on Thursday handed former president Nicolas Sarkozy a one-year sentence for illegal financing of his 2012 re-election bid, dealing a fresh blow to the right-winger six months after he received a jail term for corruption. Sarkozy, 66, will not serve time behind bars under the terms of Thursday’s verdict, with the court ruling that he would be able to serve the sentence outside of prison. He was not in court to hear the judge hand down the maximum sentence for illegal campaign financing…

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Insecurity: Stop The Killings, Pope Francis Tells Buhari

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 521 total views,  23 views today Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to find ways to stop the killing of Nigerians across the country. Lamenting what he described as the senseless killings of Nigerians by suspected jihadists, the Pope called on the Federal Government to guarantee the safety of all citizens. The Holy Father expressed his sentiments of prayerful solidarity with Nigerians over last weekend’s killing of over 40 people by armed religious militia in Southern Kaduna during his usual Wednesday General Audience at the Vatican City. He said…

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Prince Harry, Meghan Visit New York 9/11 Memorial

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 307 total views,  4 views today Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle kicked off a trip to New York City with a visit to the “Freedom Tower” and 9/11 Memorial on Thursday. The couple toured the observatory on floors 100 and 102 of the One World Trade Center with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and city Mayor Bill de Blasio. Dressed in somber dark outfits, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex then inspected the reflecting pools situated where the Twin Towers stood before the Al-Qaeda attacks on September 11, 2001. Harry,…

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US To Donate Extra 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccines, Says Biden

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 269 total views President Joe Biden opened a Covid-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday with a promise to donate a “historic” extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to push back against the pandemic. “This is an all-hands-on-deck crisis,” Biden said. “America will become the arsenal for vaccines as we were the arsenal for democracy in World War II.” The pledge from Biden at the summit, held virtually from the White House, brings the total US commitment of donated vaccines to 1.1 billion — more than the rest of the world…

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Buhari Meets WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala On Production Of Vaccine

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 292 total views,  2 views today President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ahead of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The discussions between the duo centred on getting manufacturers of vaccines to invest in production in Nigeria, and Africa at large and help economies recover faster. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who accompanied him to the United States alongside other appointees, spoke about the speech to be delivered by President Buhari while addressing…

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Nigerian Woman Allegedly Shot Dead By Her Italian Husband For Filing For Divorce

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 294 total views A 31-year-old Nigerian woman, Amenze Rita, has allegedly been shot dead by her Italian husband in Italy. Amenze was killed in front of her colleagues in the parking lot of Mf Mushroom, a company where she worked on Friday morning, September 10, in Noventa Vicentina. It was gathered that the suspect, Pierangelo Pellizzar, 61, laid an ambush for the deceased at about 7:30am and shot her four times, killing her instantly. After killing Amenze, he reportedly escaped from the crime scene aboard a grey Cherokee Jeep which was…

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Rate Of Kidnapping In Nigeria Rose By 169% In Two Years ―US Report

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 257 total views United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has revealed that the rate of kidnapping across Nigeria has increased by 169 per cent in two years. In a report posted on its website titled: “Six Alternative Ways to Measure Peace in Nigeria”, which is part of its ongoing research to understand how Nigeria measures peace, USIP stated that when measured by death toll, Nigeria seems beset by violence. As a case study, USIP’s team went in search of how people in Bauchi, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Plateau states define peace and…

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FG Condemns ‘Unconstitutional Change Of Govt’ In Guinea

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 468 total views The Nigerian Government has condemned what it describes as an apparent coup d’état in the Republic of Guinea. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mrs Esther Sunsuwa, made the position of the government known in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, the takeover of power by the military is in clear violation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance. “The Government of Nigeria strongly condemns and rejects any unconstitutional change of government and therefore calls on those behind this coup to restore…

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Policewoman Allegedly Insured Her Family Members, Hires Hitmen To Kill Them, Claims Insurance Benefit

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 424 total views Constable Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, female South African police officer, allegedly insured her family members then went on a killing spree, wiping them out, some of them with the help of hitmen then claimed money from insurance companies. Among the people Constable Ndlovu allegedly ordered hits on are her elderly mother, her partner, her two sisters as well as her five nephews and nieces. By the time the killing spree that started in 2012 came to an end in 2018, six people had been brutally killed and she had…

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Women Lack Confidence, Says European Central Bank Boss Christine Lagarde, Offers Solutions

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 426 total views President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, has urged more women to be active in science, finance and technology sectors. She made this call in an interview with TIME 100 Talks, where she pointed out that there should be more women in finance, science, tech and other fields that are mainly dominated by men. The former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund stated that the percentage of women in top industry positions is ‘abysmally low,’ even when the same women control finances in their individual homes.…

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Wife Of Greek Ambassador To Brazil Gets 31-Year Jail For Husband’s Murder

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 208 total views A Brazilian court has sentenced Francoise de Souza Oliveira to 31 years in prison for murdering her husband, Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, authorities said Sunday. Amiridis, 59 at the time of his death in 2016, lived in Brasilia and was on vacation for the Christmas holidays with his wife and his daughter in Rio de Janeiro. Days after Christmas, the remains of the diplomat were found inside his charred rental car and ripped out under a bridge, in the municipality of Nova Iguacu, near the state capital. A…

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New York’s First Female Governor Kathy Hochul Sworn In

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 339 total views Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo. The ABC 7 reports that the Democrat from western New York was sworn in as governor in a brief, private ceremony in the New York State Capitol overseen by the state’s chief judge, Janet DiFiore. The new governor tweeted immediately after: Honored to be officially sworn in as New…

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Bill Gates, Wife, Melinda Announce Decision To Divorce

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 3,051 total views The man who used to be the richest in the world but now the third-richest, Bill Gates, announced on Monday that he and his wife Melinda “have made the decision” to end their marriage. The American business magnate and co-founder of Microsoft said they “no longer believe” that they can grow as a couple. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” part of Gates tweet read. The three children of Bill and…

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Catholic Priest Dumps Priesthood After Falling In Love

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 4,197 total views An Italian priest gave up on denying himself the feeling of having a partner in his life and the perks that comes with it when he confessed in the middle of mass that he was hanging his cassock because he had fallen in love with a woman. Don Riccardo Ceccobelli’s revelation took place in a homily held in the city of Todi, in the Perugia province, located in the center of the country. In the midst of his preaching, the parishioners of the Massa Martana church learned of…

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Pope Appoints First Woman In Senior Bishop Post

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 4,144 total views Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis Saturday appointed Frenchwoman Nathalie Becquart as an undersecretary of the synod of bishops, the first woman to hold the post and have voting rights. The 52-year-old is one of the two new undersecretaries named to the synod, the body of bishops that studies major questions of doctrine and where she has been a consultant since 2019. The appointment signals the pontiff’s desire “for a greater participation of women in the process of discernment and decision-making in the church,” said Cardinal Mario Grech, the…

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Kamala Harris Uses Casting Vote To Pass Covid Relief Budget Resolution

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 1,603 total views The US Senate has passed a budget resolution that allows for the passage of Joe Biden’s $1.9tn (£1.4tn) Covid-19 relief package in the coming weeks without Republican support. Senate passes budget plan to allow Biden’s $1.9tn Covid relief package without Republicans – live The vice-president, Kamala Harris, broke a 50/50 tie by casting a vote in favour of the Democratic measure, which sends it to the House of Representatives for final approval. It marked the first time Harris, in her role as president of the Senate, cast a…

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US Embassy Opens Application For Teachers Of Nigerian Languages To Teach In America

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 488 total views The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission Nigeria is inviting applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in U.S. universities and colleges. The FLTA program according to a publication on the website of the American Embassy, Nigeria is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges. The program also gives an opportunity for participants to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and…

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Joe Biden Appoints Another Nigerian Into His Government

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 338 total views United States President, Joe Biden, has appointed Nigerian-born Enoh Titilayo Ebong, as the acting Director of the US Trade and Development Agency, USTDA. The appointment meant a return to USTDA where from 2004 to 2019, Ebong had served in a variety of roles, most recently as the Agency’s General Counsel, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer In a statement by USTDA, Ebong will lead an agency that partners with the U.S. private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies while supporting U.S. jobs…

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Donald Trump Impeachment To Be Sent To Senate Monday – Top Lawmakers

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 560 total views Donald Trump will go on trial in the US Senate soon after an impeachment case against the former president is transmitted by the House of Representatives on Monday, top lawmakers announced. The House impeached the Republican leader for a historic second time on January 13, just one week before he left office, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to send the article of impeachment to the Senate. The step is necessary in order to launch the trial process. “I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that…

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