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Transfer: Barcelona in Talks with Man United over Defender deal

Manchester United have been offered Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Victor Lindelöf. Barca are looking to take advantage of Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford, which has seen Lindelöf drop down the pecking order.

Huddersfield Clinch Premier League Promotion

Huddersfield Town have been promoted to the Premier League for the first time by beating Reading 4-3 on penalties at Wembley on Monday. David Wagner’s side, who finished fifth in the Championship during the regular campaign, defeated the Royals after a 0-0 draw in 120 minutes. It was a second successive shootout win for Huddersfield, who defeated Sheffield Wednesday on spot-kicks in the semi-finals. In the penalty shootout on Monday, veteran goalkeeper Al-Habsi denied Joey van den Berg before Liam Moore clipped the crossbar. And it was left to 27-year-old German Christopher Schindler to secure promotion and a £170million uplift in revenue for Huddersfield. “I’m one of the most happy men on the planet today. I’m so proud of this group of players, what they’ve done over the whole season,” coach Wagner said after the victory. “There was no doubt about whether we were able to handle the atmosphere. After what they did in the semi-final, I thought the circumstances wouldn’t be

The Worst Is Over - Osinbajo

The Acting President, who has been holding the forte bravely in the absence of his boss, President Mu­hammadu Buhari, declared that the worst period was over for Nigerians. He observed that Nigerians have come out of the most difficult stage of the social and economic challenges facing the country. In a national broadcast to Nige­rians on Monday to mark the 2017 Democracy Day, Osinbajo took stock of the administration’s two years in office and offered explana­tions on why the campaign against corruption – a key prong of the gov­ernment’s agenda – had been slow.  The broadcast, which Osinba­jo presented without the flag of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces at the background, is the first of such in Nigeria’s history by a dep­uty leader, as President Muham­madu Buhari remains in London on a medical vacation. The Acting President said: “We have put the most difficult phase be­hind us; and we are witnesses to the ever-increasing intensity of the light at the end of the

I'll Run For Senate In 2019 -Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday said that he might consider contesting for Oyo South Senatorial District after completing his tenure as governor in 2019. Ajimobi stated this in Ibadan during an interactive session with journalists to mark the `Democracy Day’ and his administration’s sixth anniversary. The new declaration by the governor might pitch him against the incumbent, Adesoji Akanbi (APC-Oyo South), who was being rumoured to contest the governorship seat. The governor, who is currently serving his second term as governor of Oyo State, which would end in May 29, 2019, had on several occasions stated that he would not contest any political position after his tenure as governor of the state in 2019. Ajimobi who was a former Deputy Minority Whip of the upper chamber from 2003 to 2007 under the platform of Alliance for Democracy, AD, also revealed that he would unveil his successor in May 2018, saying he has identified five possible successors. He insisted

University Of Ibadan Shut Down Over Students Protest

The  University of Ibadan has been shut and students ordered to vacate the campus by 6pm today. The management of the premier university in Nigeria took the decision after  the students took  to the streets of the city, alleging insensitivity  on the part of the  university management. But the university’s  Director of Communications and Publication, Olatunji Oladejo,  told  NAN that the closure  became necessary in order to avert crisis. He said that the Vice Chancellor,  Prof. Idowu Olayinka, had convened an emergency meeting of the university Senate  to review  the circumstances surrounding the development. ” The University of Ibadan in its wisdom has decided to shift the  examination earlier scheduled  for June to July, 2017, ” Oladejo  said. He said that undergraduate students are to resume  on July 17, while the post graduate students  would  continue to stay on campus for their research activities. The students at a congress  on  Saturday passed a resolution  to d

Obasanjo, Osinbajo, Dangote Saves Sanusi From Probe

The celebrated planned probe of the Kano Emirate Council by the state House of Assembly was yesterday halted following an intervention by prominent Nigerians, including Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, prominent businessmen, Ahaji Aliko Dangote and Alhaji Aminu Dantata, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and the northern governors among others. Disclosing this in a letter to the state legislature yesterday, the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, pleaded with the lawmakers to spare the Emir, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II and withdraw all the eight-count allegation brought against him. In the letter which was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Hon Kabiru Alasan Rurum, Ganduje said the intervention became necessary, since the emir had unreservedly apologised in the wake of the scuffle during a peace meeting held at the behest of some Northern governors who had

I'll Recontest In 2018 - Fayose Declares

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Monday said he would contest the 2018 gubernatorial election ‎so that he could serve his term which was truncated in 2006. Fayose was impeached in 2006. However, the Supreme Court in 2014 nullified the impeachment that ousted him from office about seven months to the end of his first term. Speaking on a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television in Ado-Ekiti on Monday evening, Fayose who was explaining why he chose to put his photo on campaign posters, said that since the apex court had said that his impeachment in 2006 was illegal, he would then have to approach the same court to interpret what that ruling means and also consider seeking a re-election in 2018. “The Continuity poster you see my image in and which is spreading across the state can be interpreted in two ways. First is the need for me to ask the apex court to explain its 2014 ruling that my so-called impeachment in 2014 was ‎illegal, null and void and consider a re-electio

I'll Resist Any Military Coup - Tinubu

A former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, yesterday called on the military to perish any attempt to lure it to stage a coup against the democratic process, vowing that such attempt would be vehemently resisted. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had last week revealed that some military officers were hobnobbing with politicians ostensibly to overthrow the present democratically elected government. However, speaking at a Special Parliamentary Session organised by the Lagos state House of Assembly to mark the Lagos@50 celebrations and the second anniversary of the 8th Assembly, Tinubu advised those behind the attempt to truncate the democratic which Nigerians fought hard for should perish such idea in their best interest. He said: “But amidst the celebration, I will like to sound a caution to us all the precious thing we have – democracy that we are now trying to perfect is not guaranteed to us. “We must sweat hard yet think wisely if we are to keep it. There will alw

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Avocados

The avocado is a unique type of fruit.  Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are some amazing health benefits of the avocados. • Avocados are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. • Avocados are loaded with fibre. • Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. • People who eat Avocados tend to be healthier. • The fat in them can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods. • Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants that can protect the eyes. • Avocados extract may help relieve symptoms of arthritis.

EPL: So Much To Play For

There is still a lot to play for today for many clubs when the final 10 Premier League matches of the 2016/17 season all kick off at 3pm. As well as the race for the top four, the clubs below have opportunities to make significant rises in the table, and avoid big drops. Just six points separate the nine teams between 8th and 16th and for Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, AFC Bournemouth, Leicester City and West Ham United, there is the chance to claim a morale-boosting top-10 finish. And with each position in the Premier League table worth £1.9million in merit payments this season, there is a lot more than pride at stake as victories could have a significant financial impact. For some clubs a seven-place swing could take place over the course of the day. Leicester, for example, could finish the day as high as eighth or as low as 15th, depending on results.

Iranian President , Hassan Rouhani Re-elected

Iranians have re-elected President Hassan Rouhani. He led with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, according to near-complete results broadcast on Saturday.

Buhari Won't Resign - ACF

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said on Saturday that President Muhammad Buhari won’t resign over his ill-health notwithstanding what anyone recommends. ACF said the President had done the needful by transferring power to his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as stipulated by the 1999 Constitution, and so, there was no need for such calls. The Co-Convener of #BringBackOurGirls group, Aisha Yusuf, had, on Friday, asked the President to resign. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Muhammad Ibrahim, the ACF asked that the President be prayed for not asked to resign. According to the ACF, the call by the Bring Back Our Girls group for the President to resign, is unnecessary and not in tune with the 1999 Constitution. The statement read, “Nigeria is practising a presidential system of government as contained in the 1999 Constitution (as amended). “President Buhari has done what is constitutionally required of him to do by his letter to the leade

My EFC 303 Love

Our love is just like Test and Measurement The measurement of our love is uncountable The standard deviation of your beauty Leaves me in between the highest frequency The ethical principles of our love are Truth , respect , love and understanding The correlation of our hearts  is perfect Pearson couldn't have gotten better The continuous assessment of our love Is carried out every second with you The instruments of that assessment are Kissing, romantic words and touches In your eyes I can see the mean of the equation The T. Test of our relationship Is unknown to envious eyes Its evaluation results to perfect love        By Adelowo Yusuf ( a student of Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo)

Buhari Names Federal University, Oye Ekiti After Late General Adebayo

Ado-Ekiti-‎ President Muhammadu Buhari, has named the Federal University, Oye Ekiti after the late military governor of the old Western Region, Major General Adeyinka Adebayo. The President‎ said the honour was done to immortalize Adebayo for his immense contributions to the unity and development of the Nigerian nation. President Buhari, who was represented by the Acting President Yemi Osinbanjo at the funeral service held at All Saints Anglican Church, Iyin Ekiti, said General Adebayo fought relentlessly for the unity of the country during the civil war that ravaged the country between 1967 and 1970, saying the late general mooted the suggestion that the federal government should opted for dialogue rather than the use of force. The town was agog as top Nigerians from all walks of lives, including state governors, business moguls , politicians and foreign national had besieged the town to honour the Iconic Nigerian. Osinbajo while making the pronouncement said the Pesident ,

Veteran Actress Moji Olaiya Is Dead

Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, 42, is dead. She reportedly died of cardiac arrest in a Canada hospital, yesterday. She gave birth to a baby girl in Canada, two months ago. It was a bitter pill to swallow for Moji’s 20 year-old daughter, Adun, who, on hearing the news of her mother’s death, insisted on seeing her remains. Adun, according to reports, is insising that her mother’s remains be brought back for burial in Nigeria. Although family members comforted and calmed her down, Adun reportedly insisted she wants to see her mother. “She must be brought back. I don’t care what anybody says; I just want my mother’s body” she insisted. Director of Public Relations and Media Affairs of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Association of Nigeria, Yomi Fash-Lanso, confirmed Olaiya’s death in a statement. Fash-Lanso said: “We are sad to hear about the sudden death of our colleague, friend and sister, Moji Olaiya, whose death occurred few hours ago in Canada, few days after givi

Saraki, Ambode, Aregbesola, Ajimobi Others Bid Adebayo Farewell

It was a gathering of political class in Ibadan, as Senate President, Bukola Saraki, governors of the South-West states and other prominent Nigerians on Thursday paid glowing tributes to the former governor of the old Western Region, the late Maj.-Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, who died on March 8, 2017 at the age of 89. Late Major General Adebayo served as the governor of the region between 1966 and 1971. At the burial ceremony were South-West governors, except the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who was represented by his deputy, Kolapo Olusola. Saraki, in his tribute said that Adebayo’s legacies earned him a national status, adding that celebration of his life could not be restricted to the South-West alone. “I stand here with the family of the late Adebayo not to mourn but to celebrate him. It is not common for the six South-West governors and the good people of the geopolitical zone to come together to celebrate the passage of one person. “I commend this initiative to h

Benefits Of Onions

The popular vegetable, onions have been used for thousands of years as an ingredient in various dishes by many cultures of the world to add flavor and an aroma to dishes. Onion can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, dried or roasted. Although it is best known for two things: bad breath and tears, this vegetable, asides providing an excellent taste in our meals, onions provides many health benefits to its users, such as a therapeutic and antibacterial properties that cleanse and detoxify our bodies to eliminate disease. Fact: Onions contain a high amount of sulfur compounds, which not only give onions recogniSable smell, but also a powerful detoxifying agent, according to experts, like Dr. Jonathan Stegall, an integrative medicine practitioner. 8 health benefits of onions, they include: Fights cancer: Onions extract is rich in a variety of sulfides, which provide some protection against tumor growth. Some research have shown that regular consumption of onions help to reduce the risk of

Monaco Win League 1 Title After 17years

Monaco have won the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 17 years after a 2-0 win at home to Saint-Etienne. Needing a point to be crowned French champions for the eighth time, the in-form Kylian Mbappe scored the opener in style. Mbappe, 18, latched on to captain Radamel Falcao’s through ball, skipped around the goalkeeper and slotted in. Forward Valere Germain made sure of the win in injury time with a tap-in from close range. The home side had all but secured the title before kick-off, with Paris St-Germain three points behind with just one game to play and a far inferior goal difference. The new champions rarely looked troubled in registering their 11th consecutive league win and subsequently lifting a trophy that has eluded them since the turn of the millennium. Youth and experience come together

Kwankwaso Tipped To Contest 2019 Presidential Election

A non-governmental organization, Kwankwasiyya Pillars of the Nation (KPN) has described the immediate past governor of  Kano state, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as a leader whose monumental strides were enough to instill confidence in the minds of voters come 2019 presidential election. The chairman, KPN,  Comrade Ja’afar Ishaq Gadun-Albasa who disclosed this in statement made available to LEADERSHIP. Gadun-Albasa said the former governor had proven his mettle as a leader whose monumental strides were enough to instill confidence in the minds of voters to give him their mandate. He said that Nigeria being a promising democratic edifice was in need of a person of his calibre to preside over its affairs, adding that Kwankwaso eminently qualified to contest for the Presidency in the 2019 Presidential election. According to him, Kwankwaso had effected a revolution on propelling the education sector in Kano to greater height, considering the stunning pace with which he sponsored the most

Oyo 2019: Ajimobi's Support Excites Oke Ogun Elders

The Oke Ogun people in Oyo State have expressed delight in the pledge by Governor Abiola Ajimobi to support an Oke Ogun indigene to succeed him come 2019. A statement by the spokesman of Oke ogun Council of Elders (OCE), Comrade Jare Ajayi, said the pledge showed the governor as a person who has a “sense of appreciation.” Ajimobi while speaking at the fidau prayer (funeral) of Alhaji Salami Akorede Akangbe Oloola in Okeho, last week said he would support an Oke Ogun person to become the next governor. He asserted that he would do this in appreciation of the support given him in the 2015 general elections. The support enabled him to become the first governor to win an election for a second term in the state. Recalling that he won in nine out of 10 local government areas in Oke Ogun, the governor gave assurance that 2019 would be a payback time. He, however, offered the people a golden advice: “The Oke-Ogun indigene who would become governor of Oyo State must be able to win ov

I Will Sign 2017 Budget When Its Ready - Osinbajo

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will sign the 2017 budget when the time comes and when everything is set, a statement by his media aide said. Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President made the statement known to newsmen in a tweet. According to the statement, “Just so we are clear: when the time comes, everything is set, & he is satisfied, Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to the 2017 Budget.” Recall that there has been a controversy over who would be saddled with the responsibility of assenting to the budget since President Buhari has gone abroad for medical follow-up. But the doubts have been put to rest since the constitution clearly stipulates that, in the absence of the President, and where the president fully transmits power to his vice in a case he is unable to steer the presidential affairs, then his vice assumes full control as Acting president.

We'll Ensure Youths Are Included In Leadership, Politics - Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has  assured that the House was committed to passing the #NotTooYoungToRun# bill to lower the age requirements for elective offices to ensure youth inclusion in politics. Addressing the plenary session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament in Abuja yesterday, Dogara said  that as elected representatives, it was their  duty  make sure that their constituents’ voices were heard,  especially in a country with a youth population of over 60 percent. He said it was  as a result that “We committed ourselves in our legislative agenda to give priority to  ‘necessary legislative interventions to promote equality and inclusion, and entrench the rights of women, youths and vulnerable groups in the society.” He said the bill, which seeks to alter sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the Constitution is aimed at  reducing the age of eligibility for elective offices across board, and introduce independent candidacy to our electoral process.

Presidency Confirms Release Of Another Chibok Schoolgirl

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday confirmed that another Chibok schoolgirl has been found, barely 12 days after the release of 82 of the abducted girls by their captors. Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, who made this known to State House correspondents in Abuja yesterday said the recovery of the girl was announced by the acting president during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. According to him, the affected girl has been brought to Abuja to join 82 of her colleagues who were rescued from Boko Haram captivity. Adesina said, “Yes, at the Federal Executive Council’s meeting, the Vice-President broke the cheering news to members of the cabinet and after that I have also spoken to defence people who confirmed it. “The details are yet to fully unravel, but in terms of is it true- yes, it is true. I learnt she is already being brought to Abuja, but I have not seen her”. The presidential spokesman expressed the hope that the

The Dangers Of Sitting Down Too Much

There’s been a low roar across the medical community in recent years over the dangers of excessive sitting, and now the rumbling has picked up significant steam. New research has found that if you sit for more than 10 hours a day, you are prematurely aging your cells. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, examined nearly 1,500 women between the ages of 64 and 95. The cells of the women who sat for over 10 hours and did less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise per day were biologically eight years older than the more active women. “Our study found cells age faster with a sedentary lifestyle. Chronological age doesn’t always match biological age,” said Dr. Aladdin Shadyab, the lead author of the study at the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the UCSD School of Medicine. This is because shorter telomeres were found on the DNA strands of the women with the biologically older cells. Telomeres help to protect chromosomes from det

Enyeama, Ndidi, Iheanacho Nominated For Nigeria Pitch Awards

Vincent Enyeama, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have been named  for the 4th Nigeria Pitch Awards slated to hold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, at the weekend. The award is jointly organised by Matchmakers Consult International and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Ademola Olajire, NFF media director, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. He said the nomination for the award was handled by an auditing firm and the real voting was done by Nigeria sports editors/managers. According to the statement, there are 18 award categories and three nominees for each category. See the full List below GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR Vincent Enyeama Carl Ikeme Ikechukwu Ezenwa DEFENDER OF THE YEAR Leon Balogun Kenneth Omeruo William Troost-Ekong MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR John Mikel Obi Etebo Oghenekaro Wilfred Ndidi STRIKER OF THE YEAR Chisom Egbuchulam Godwin Obaje Kelechi Iheanacho MVP (MEN) IN THE NPFL Godwin Obaje Stephen Odey Chisom Eguchulam MVP (WOM

I May Soon Dump PDP , Says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the supreme court rules that Ali Modu Sherrif is the authentic chairman of the party. According to Channels TV, the governor said while reacting to reports that he had removed the name and logo of the party from his campaign office situated in Ado-Ekiti. The apex court has fixed May 25 for hearing of the crisis in the opposition party. He was quoted as saying pending the outcome of the court judgement, he remains a bonafide member of the PDP. The PDP has been locked in crisis owing to the leadership tussle between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi. A federal high court had declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the party. This made the faction led by Makarfi to challenge the decision of the lower court, but Sheriff requested the apex court to disqualify the other faction from appealing…

National Assembly Forwards Budget To Osinbajo Today

The 2017 budget may get to the table of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday (today), findings by The PUNCH indicated on Tuesday. It was learnt that the Legal Department of the National Assembly had already concluded work on cross-checking the details of the N7.441tn appropriation bill and was set to route it to the Presidency on Wednesday morning. Sources at the National Assembly Liaison Office of the Presidency informed The PUNCH that the document had been initially scheduled to be transmitted to prudency on Tuesday. One of the sources stated, “We have been in communication with the National Assembly. They told us to expect the budget today, but up till now, it hasn’t come. “We now hear it will be tomorrow (today).” The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Mr. Abdulrahman Kawu, confirmed that the office was expecting the budget today. “It is Wednesday (today); at least, that was what I was told. So, w

President Buhari's Letter To The National Assembly

THE latest letter of President Muhammadu Buhari on his second vacation leave to the National Assembly has raised a furore among Nigeria’s literati. Section 145 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) unambiguously provides: “Whenever the President is proceeding on vacation or is otherwise unable to discharge the functions of his office, he shall transmit a written declaration to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to that effect, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, the Vice-President shall perform the functions of the President as Acting President.” In view of the above-quoted section of the Constitution, a barefaced letter by the President, stating, without more, that he was going on vacation or, more specifically, on medical vacation, would have sufficed. Instead, he or his scriptwriters went on a voyage of discovery and wrote the following equivocal letter that is

How Nigeria Will Succeed In Fight Against Corruption - Dogara

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has said that until strong institutions are built and strengthened, Nigeria may end up punishing corruption but not fighting it. He spoke on Monday at the launch of a book “Antidotes for Corruption” – written by Senator Dino Melaye – in Abuja, where he opined that only strong institutions can fight corruption in the country. Dogara said for the war against corruption to succeed, there must be institutional reforms that will help put in place measures which will make it near impossible for people to engage in corrupt acts. To him, corruption must be treated from its roots and not just the symptoms, and he argued that it is the moral responsibility of all men and women of good will to fight corruption because every individual pays the price of corruption in the society. “What is important is not just fighting the old corrupt system. Really, if we must make progress, our focus should be to replace the old order that was co

Pastor Adeboye Prays For President Buhari

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christians Church Of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has extended his prayers to President Muhammadu Buhari over his health challenges President Buhari, for the second time in this years, traveled to the United Kingdom for medical follow-ups 51 days after returning from first trip. The revered Pastor on his official twitter timeline tweeted: “I pray for President Buhari Muhammadu that God will heal him and help the acting president Yemi Osinbajo to carry this burden. In JESUs name”. In his letter transmitted to the National Assembly, the President said his return is dependent on his Doctor’s reports and inform the lawmakers that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will coordinate the affairs of the government in his absent.

Feyenoord Crown Eredivisie Champions After 18 Years

Feyenoord have been crowned Eredivisie champions for the first time in 18 years, sealing the title with a 3-1 home victory over Heracles with Dirk Kuyt scoring a hat-trick. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men have been top of the league since matchday one and came into the final day of the season one point clear of closest rivals Ajax, who were playing away to Willem II at the same time. That meant Feyenoord, who missed their first chance to win the title by losing to Excelsior last week, had to match Ajax’s result to be crowned champions and did just that by beating Heracles courtesy of three goals from captain Kuyt. Kuyt’s first goal came after just 38 seconds and his 12th-minute header put Feyenoord in a dominant position. The home side then wrapped up the victory when Kuyt scored a penalty with six minutes to play, with Peter van Ooijen’s consolation coming too late for Heracles. As a result, Europa League finalists Ajax’s 3-1 win over Willem II was in vain. It is Feyenoord’s 15th

The Many Benefits Of Vitamin D

Before antibiotics were discovered, sunlight was part of the standard treatment for tuberculosis Vitamin D helps our bodies regulate levels of calcium and phosphate – nutrients that keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. Often, sunlight on our skin can be enough to enable us to produce all the vitamin D we need. But when sunshine is lacking, vitamin D must be ingested, and it can be difficult to meet the recommended levels from food alone. This matters because the health benefits of adequate vitamin D intake may be even greater than previously thought. Vitamin D deficiencies are widespread, with around one billion people, from all age groups and ethnicities, suffering from them, even in countries with year-round sunshine. Indeed, they are particularly common in the Middle East, owing partly to the prevalence of skin-covering clothes and a cultural habit of staying out of the sun. That same habit, together with darker skin, contributes to lower levels of vitamin D among Africans.

Cavani Wins Best Player As Monaco Scoop The Rest

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award, while Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe has been named Ligue 1’s best young player of the season. The awards were handed out on Monday night by the National Union of Professional Football Players (UNFP). Cavani, 30, picked up the award for the first time in his career after scoring 35 Ligue 1 goals for PSG in as many appearances this season — nine more goals than his nearest challenger, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette. PSG’s former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who left for Manchester United last summer, had won the award in three of the past four years. Eden Hazard, Lacazette, Karim Benzema and Didier Drogba are also among the winners in previous seasons. Mbappe, 18, was the recipient of the award handed out to Ligue 1’s best young player of the season following a breakthrough campaign with Monaco, in which he has scored 14 goals and registered eight assists in 27 league appearances to put his club

Buhari Won The Election, You Didn't Brought Him To Power - Northern Elders Blast Tinubu

Politics is getting hotter and interesting day after day in Nigeria. Their has always been the notion that APC chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu single handedly brought President Buhari to power. This notion has been spread widely by Nigerians, especially the South-West, but the Northern Elders has moved to debunk it as the call out APC chieftain, Tinubu. The Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, Ibrahim Coomassie, has insisted that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, was never responsible for the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, in the 2015 polls. While speaking, Coomassie said the claim attributed to Tinubu, is grossly inaccurate, and does not add up. The ACF Chairman disclosed that soon the Pan Northern group, will issue a formal statement on the issue making round, that Tinubu made Buhari President, in 2015. Also speaking, Maitama Yusuf, former Internal Affairs Minister in the Second Republic, pointed out that the votes of Kano S