Pollution Is The Biggest Killer On Earth’

Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil, and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference heard Monday. Urging rapid and united action from governments, businesses and individual consumers, envoys underlined that nine million people are now killed by pollution every year — one in six global deaths. “Pollution is the biggest killer on the planet and we need to defeat it,” UN Environment Programme head Erik Solheim said at the third UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Of…

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Gov. Wike Buys 16 SUVs For Rivers NASS Members

Of all the issues currently facing the people of Rivers state, the two most important for the state governor Nyesom Wike are: spending to lobby for Uche Secondus to emerge as PDP national chairman; and spending money on national assembly members who are already earning humongous sums. On Monday, Wike released 16 Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs to representatives of the state in the National Assembly. Three of the vehicles are for senators, while 13 are for members of the House of Represenattives. National Assembly members elected on the platform of…

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 The New Facebook Messenger For Kids That Needs Parents  Approval 

Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app includes video and text messaging and tight parental controls. Images via Facebook Facebook is launching a kids-focused messaging app with tight parental controls that includes group video chat in the vein of Houseparty, the video chat application popular with young people that Facebook has had in its sights for a year. Why it matters: Facebook is always trying to make sure that the next generation is using its services, hence its purchases of Instagram and WhatsApp as well as its repeated efforts to clone popular features…

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Yemen’s Ali Abdulla Saleh killed for ‘treason’ – Houthi rebels

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels has praised the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s removed president, as a victory against a Saudi-led military coalition that Yemen has been battling. Saleh’s party has confirmed reports that he was killed in a roadside ambush on Monday outside the capital, Sanaa, after switching sides in the civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favour of the Saudi-led coalition. In a lengthy televised speech aired on the Houthi-run Al Masirah TV network, Abdul Malek al-Houthi said his fighters killed Saleh for…

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Warning Signs She’s Not The Right Woman For You

The truth is that men are used to pursuing women, so if she shows interest back in our direction, it’s natural to overlook the red flags for the fact that she makes us feel wanted or perhaps how beautiful she is. But we need to discipline ourselves to slow down and be honest – does she display these warning signs? She doesn’t appreciate anything. If you’re the type of man who consistently does little things to make her feel special, it’s equally as important that she is the type of…

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How To Get Over A Guy Who Shagged You And Ghosted

He won’t take your calls after that hot steamy session? You don’t know how to face him? You can’t forgive yourself for sleeping with him? Or was it just a kiss? Or something, anything at all that you feel you shouldn’t have done? Get over here. This is for you. Now clean your eyes and read this very sllooowwwwlllyyyy. It’s your fault. Yes, it is. Now, if I had written this sometime before last weekend, I would have said; ‘Baby girl, don’t feel bad, it’s not your fault.’ but this…

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Historical Architecture is Vanishing from Lagos  

The Brazilian quarter in Lagos is disappearing An NGO is working to preserve the heritage of returnees The slave route out of Badagry near Lagos, Nigeria has a sign that reads “The point of no return.” It’s a disturbing plaque; a cruel legacy of Nigeria’s past and a reminder of the treacherous journey — and lives — thousands were led on into slavery. While many Nigerians forced into that journey never made it back, there were a number who did. Saros — freed slaves from countries including Brazil — began…

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 HIV is High Among African-Americans 

Launched nearly 30 years ago, World AIDS Day is observed annually on Dec. 1. Since its inception in 1988, the goal has been to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and commemorate the 35 million people who’ve lost their lives to the epidemic. Today, nearly 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — one in seven individuals aren’t aware they are infected. It is estimated more than 36 million people were living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2016. Jesse Milan,…

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Atiku’s defection: I will still run for presidency in 2019 – Senator Ahmed Makarfi

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said he could still contest the party’s presidential ticket in spite of the defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the party. In an interview in the current edition of The Interview magazine, Makarfi said, “Atiku left before, he’s on his way back before the (party’s) Convention.” It is widely believed that Atiku may be gunning for the PDP’s presidential ticket. In response to a question about his own interest, Makarfi said, “I have heard the…

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