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Frequent Urination at Night, Sign of Hypertension-Report

A new study conducted in Japan has found that frequent nighttime urination, called nocturia, may be linked to hypertension and high salt intake. Nocturia is a condition in which people wake up during the night because they need to urinate. Common causes of frequent trips to the toilet at night …

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The True Story Behind “Hotel Rwanda” By Franklin Ugobude

For about a hundred days in 1994, about a million Rwandans were killed in what many historians have referred to as one of the most devastating tragedies in human history. The mass tragedy that was orchestrated by the members of the ruling Hutu ethnic group began when a plane carrying …

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He Showed me how Condom Looked Like – Underage Girl Accused Winners Chapel Pastor

“He was the first person to show me how condom looked like. He taught me how to drink alcohol..He slept with me many times including in our house when my parents are not at home” An underage girl has accused the resident Pastor of the Amagba branch of the Living …

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How Excess Speed, Hasty Commands, Flawed Software Doomed an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by a bird strike. As soon as they retracted the landing gear, flaps, and slats, it began to feed faulty data into the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), designed to prevent stalls. Flying faster than recommended, the crew struggled with MCAS. But the …

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Legendary Ogunde: Theatre as a Vehicle for Popular Struggle

Exactly 29 years ago today, the Nigerian actor, playwright, theatre manager, and musician who founded the first contemporary professional theatrical company in Nigeria, “The African Music Research Party” in 1945, Chief Hubert Adedeji Ogunde, (10 July 1916 -4 April 1990 )passed away in a London hospital after a brief illness. …

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Cry for Lost Home, By Michael West

I received a call last weekend from a reader of this column. She requested that I should write her story for the world to read and for women in her kind of situation to learn from. I asked her to write it while I promised to publish it, but she …

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Supreme Court to Give Final Verdict on Oni-Fayemi Qualification Case

By Mustapha Ogunsakin Who is a Public Officer? Can a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be described as a public officer who must resign before he can contest an electoral office? These are issues the Supreme Court of Nigeria will have to determine in the days ahead in …

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Economic Storm Looms, Tinubu Warns Buhari at Colloquium

Full text of the speech inside ‘I would be a most wicked friend if I knew a storm was approaching yet convinced you to ready your family for an outdoor picnic under the tallest tree’  It was a convivial atmosphere. A festive atmosphere fit for the royalty. An event that …

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Despite Outlaw, Female Genital Mutilation Persists

In what seems a prevalent ordeal for women in Africa, the story of genital mutilation among female children and its stoppage is still farfetched. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an awkward cultural practice by some African tribes performed on women with hope to curtail their high sexual urge or to …

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A MUST-READ ANALYSIS OF 2019 ELECTIONS BY PREMIUM TIMES: HOW THE BATTLE WILL BE WON AND LOST

On Saturday, voters across Nigeria will go to the poll to elect the president, 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives. The 2019 general elections are the fifth since that of 1999 gave birth to the Fourth Republic. This is the longest series of regular elections since …

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