Bush on Boston bombings: It’s very difficult to stop a terrorist attack

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(CBS News) "It's very difficult to stop a terrorist attack," former President George W. Bush said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose, just over a week after bombings at the Boston Marathon left three people dead and more than 180 others injured.

The 43rd president and former first lady Laura Bush sat down with CBS in Dallas, where the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will open Thursday morning.

Having launched the War on Terror in the aftermath of 9/11, Mr. Bush answered the question: Do the Boston Marathon bombings suggest that America can never be safe from terrorism?

"I used to say that we had to be 100 percent right in order to protect the homeland, and the enemy only had to be right once," he said. "The good news is: The country is more aware of the threat, and communities are more aware of the threats. But it's awfully hard to protect the country."

Mr. Bush added that he's been "very impressed by the response, at all levels of government" in the aftermath of the bombings.

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4 Nigerian Teenagers Get Life In Prison For Gang-Killing In London

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4 Nigerian Teenagers Get Life In Prison – The case of a very sad murder that took place months ago at Victoria Station in London is now over with 4 Nigerian teenagers sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Sofyen Belamouadden.

According to the The Daily Mail UK, a 15 year old boy was hacked to death by a twenty man gang in London. All members of the Gang have been arrested and charged.

Sofyen Belamouadden had his life cut short at Victoria station in central London when he was chased and killed by the gang over youths.

Twenty teenagers were charged in connection with the attack, but three were cleared. Fifteen others have already been jailed for a total of 129 years.

Obi Nwokeh, 20, Christopher Omoregrie and Samson Odegbune, both 19, were given life sentences for murder last April with minimum terms of 18 years.

Victoria Osoteku, 20, the only female to be charged, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter, along with three other youths.

This evil Oseteku was seen on CCTV kicking Sofyen in the head as he lay dying on the ground after the 12-second attack and also helped with buying the knives that were used in the fatal assault.

Sofyen was stabbed nine times in the body and suffered wounds to his heart, a lung and major blood vessels.

The victim had dreamed of playing football for England and his death has left his family devastated.

The attack was the horrific end of a minor confrontation the day before in the fast-food area of Victoria mainline station between pupils from the two schools, in which a youth received a bloodied nose.

Messages were sent by phone and on Facebook arranging the clash.

Sofyen died after being chased by about 20 pupils across the Terminus Way concourse and into the Underground station.

A youth led the charge with a Samurai sword. Others were armed with a flick knife and a Swiss army knife, machetes and screwdrivers.

Sofyen fell down the stairs into the ticket hall and was attacked on the ground by a smaller group.

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Eat vegetables and let your food be your medicine

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Although all vegetables have nutrients and some protective powers, for these vegetables, it’s above normal. These vegetables have a special chemical composition: They have sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent flavors.

When they’re broken down by biting, blending, or chopping, a chemical reaction occurs that converts these sulfur-containing compounds into isothiocyanates (ITCs) which prevent and knock out cancer and have infinite proven immune-boosting capabilities.

Many people are familiar with the term “cruciferous vegetables” and can even identify a vegetable like broccoli as belonging to this group. But because research on cruciferous vegetables has skyrocketed over the past years, many people may not be familiar with the latest science on this age-old group of vegetables.

They contain antiviral and antibacterial agents that keep the body disease free. Adding these cruciferous vegetables to your daily plate is like taking an anticancer pill: arugula, beet greens, bok choy,broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards,horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, red cabbage, turnip greens, or watercress.

In terms of conventional nutrients (vitamins, minerals, proteins,carbohydrates and fats), there is no other vegetable group that is as high in vitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, folic acid, and fibre as thecruciferous vegetables. As a group, the cruciferous vegetables are simply superstars in these conventional nutrient areas.Here are a few of these superstars!

Garlic: powerful and potent  medicine
The active ingredient allicin turns into organosulfurs, which are the compounds that keep your cells safe from all the destructive cellular processes that can cause major chronic diseases. Garlic is a natural antiseptic; it prevents cancer, fights infection, and prevents colds.

Research states that garlic may prevent or decrease chronic diseases associated with age, such as atherosclerosis, stroke, cancer, immune disorders, brain aging, cataracts, and arthritis.

Onions: powerful antioxidants that reduce risk of cancer
Like garlic, onions also contain allicin. Red and purple onions contain anthocyanins, the same antioxidants that make berries so robust in healing powers. In addition to being extraordinary at preventing and healing cancer, the quercetin contained in onion makesthem a safe therapy for allergies; it also helps prevent heart disease and reduce high blood pressure.

Mushrooms enhance activity of natural killer T cells
The natural killer cells attack and remove cells that are damaged or infected by a virus. Mushrooms are associated with decreasing most cancers and significantly reducing the risk of breast cancer in women. They prevent DNA damage, slow cancer or tumour growth, and prevent tumors from acquiring a blood supply.

Tomatoes prevent cancer of the prostate
Tomatoes also have high levels of beta carotene, an antioxidant thatsupports the immune system. They have high dietary fibre and taste delicious raw or cooked.

Spinach triggers immune response to keep you well Spinach prevents cancer and heart disease and is rich in the disease-fighting mineral zinc. The vitamin C helps you resist colds and infection and keeps your skin healthy; the B vitamins keep you calm and more energetic.

Asparagus encourages the body to flush out toxins
Asparagus is both cleansing and anti-inflammatory to the body. It has the antioxidant glutathione, which can lower your risk factor for heart disease and cancer.  It’s useful for all inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Artichoke supports the liver
The substance cynarin gives artichoke its detoxifying qualities. Artichokes’ B vitamins increase mental alertness and strengthen your immunity.

Red bell pepper: a powerful immune builder
Red bell pepper’s high level of beta carotene turns into vitamin A, making it a strong defense against disease. Although green and yellow peppers are certainly healthy, they’re more superfoodish. Althoughthey both have similar amounts of vitamin C, red bell peppers have quite a bit more of the superstar beta carotene.

Sweet potatoes: far superior than white potato
The orange variety contains beta carotene, which makes them filled with robust antioxidant, antiviral, and anticancer abilities. They’re also full of fibre and the vitamin E they contain is healthy for the
skin.

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Glo X-Factor: 17-yr. old twins, others for next stage

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The Abuja audition of X Factor, the world’s number one music reality TV show brought to Africa for the first time by Globacom, ended on an exciting note as twenty-two aspiring singers/groups made it to the next stage of the contest for the unprecedented N24 million prize money and a recording contract with Sony Music International.

Among those that sailed through the Abuja audition were 17-year-old twins, Clinton and Blair Roberts, from Madonna Secondary School, Owerri, Imo State. The duo called the DNA Twins were joined in the last stage by 57 year-old Ben Collinsn Nwachukwu from Kaduna who was the centre of attraction as the oldest person in the crowd of singing enthusiasts at the Sheraton Hotel venue of the second audition. The contestants were made up of mainly teenagers and those in their twenties.

Collins said that there was no age barrier to talent and that it had been his dream to be in a big reality show. “X Factor is not for the youth alone. It is for those who are talented and here I am. I wish to also bring my skills to lime light,” he said.

“For us, X-Factor is the ultimate show and we have been looking forward all our lives to participating in the programme. This is the dream we have been waiting for.  Just participating in the audition is deeply fulfilling but we also want to go ahead and win,” the DNA Twins said.  They praised Globacom for bringing opportunities of stardom to youths.

Another attraction was Adesiyan Olakitan who impressed the crew with his rendition of the National Anthem. Olakitan, a worker in Abuja, said she was hoping that X Factor would be the springboard that would bring her to prominence as a musician. “This is the first time I have performed in public,” she added.

Chibuzor Christopher , a ten-year-old boy who came with his father, Christopher Chris, also created a stir at the Ladi Kwali hall venue of the audition. D Omalicha’s Becky Inyang and Josephine Onyejebose, students of the Federal Polytechnic Auchi returned on Sunday in their identical blue costume. But this time, with the X-Factor badge emblazoned on their chest. The DNA Twins and D Omalicha’s who had received an express advance over the audition on Saturday, returned for the final Abuja selection on Sunday.

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NIGERIA: Ayangba Boys of Ajegunle set to roll again

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They were once known as Black Reverendz and now, Disrespectful 2GGs, the duo of Subb 2 and Wesley  came into  limelight with their hit track “Ayangba Girls are Dangerous”, which took the Nigerian music industry by storm in 2000. The duo emerged from the popular hood better known all over Africa as Ajengule (AJ City) in Lagos.

The choreographic dance steps originated by the group became a national dance steps which even kids took to with verve and certain hype about it. The ‘Ayangba’ dance as it was known gave Ajegunle  an identity which became the envy of other environs nationwide.

Now they are back again  and ready to roll. They broke up in 2007, and went there separate ways for onward hustle. Subb 2, went into acting and was in the popular movie “Silver Spoon” which was produced in 2001. The movie was a story about how some ghetto guys (Subb 2 & co) went ahead to influence a rich kid (Ernest Asuzu) with their ghetto ways, while Wesley, went into charity works and was managing his recording studio too.

The two acts are back and are ready to storm  the Nigeria  music industry again. According to them, this time around they are ready to take the front row and bring back the lost glory not only with new dance steps but also, with inciting and interesting music.

The same three dancers that danced for  them back in the days, are even back with the Ayangba Boys too. These dudes are so on point.

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Lying to doctors could be harmful for patients

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Telling a white lie to a friend is not always the best idea. Telling one to your doctor could lead to serious health problems, but many still seem to do it.

CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips told "CBS This Morning: Saturday" that people go into their doctor's office with a problem and do not always tell the whole truth simply because they do not want to feel criticized.

"Research shows that, again, people don't want to feel judged. It is a reflex," she said. "When you're in an interview setting, you want to make a good impression, but ultimately it's not about that."

According to a study conducted with the Cleveland Clinic, 28 percent of patients say they "lie or omit facts" when visiting their health care providers.

On the flipside, 77 percent of doctors and health care providers felt that a quarter of their patients knowingly leave out facts or flat-out lie to them. Meanwhile, 28 percent of doctors and providers estimated that at least half of their patients leave out facts or lie.

Studies have explained that patients lie because they don't want to be judged, they don't want to admit the truth and they don't want a sermon.

"Seeing your doctor makes you really take hold of what you're doing. It makes you look at your own behavior, and you might not want to accept what you're doing at the given time, so you fudge a little," said Phillips. "You often don't want to hear a lecture. I tell my patients, 'I don't want to lecture you. You know what to do, but it's my job to get you to do it.'"

Patients' most dangerous lies involve taking medications and herbal remedies, smoking, drinking, dieting and exercising.

The bottom line is to be truthful because even small lies can be harmful. Phillips said doctors should not judge their patients.

"I try to say, 'I'm not your priest or rabbi or the police,'" said Phillips. "If you don't feel your doctor is being non-judgmental, you might want to get a new one. You only get out of it what you put into it."

SOURCE: cbsnews

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pay package up 16% in 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader's initial public offering.

The windfall detailed in regulatory documents filed saddled Zuckerberg, 28, with a massive tax bill. He raised the money to pay it by selling 30.2 million Facebook shares for $38 apiece, or $1.1 billion, in the IPO.

Facebook's stock hasn't closed above $38 since the IPO was completed last May. The shares gained 71 cents Friday to close at $26.85.

The 29 per cent decline from Facebook's IPO price has cost Zuckerberg nearly $7 billion on paper, based on the 609.5 million shares of company stock that he owned as of March 31, according to the regulatory filing. His current stake is still worth $16.4 billion.

Zuckerberg, who started Facebook in his Harvard University dorm room in 2004, has indicated he has no immediate plans to sell more stock.

The exercise of Zuckerberg's stock options and his subsequent sale of shares in the IPO had been previously disclosed. The proxy statement filed to announce Facebook's June 11 shareholder meeting is the first time that the magnitude of Zuckerberg's stock option gain had been quantified.

The proxy also revealed that Zuckerberg's pay package last year rose 16 per cent because of increased personal usage of jets chartered by the company as part of his security program.

Zuckerberg's compensation last year totaled nearly $2 million, up from $1.7 million last year. Of those amounts, $1.2 million covered the costs of Zuckerberg's personal air travel last year, up from $692,679 in 2011.

If not for the spike in travel costs, Zuckerberg's pay would have declined by 17 percent. His salary and bonus totaled $769,306 last year versus $928,833 in 2011.

Zuckerberg will take a big pay cut this year. His annual salary has been reduced to $1 and he will no longer receive a bonus, according to Facebook's filing. That puts Zuckerberg's current cash compensation on the same level as Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page, whose stake in his company is worth about $20 billion.

The Associated Press formula for determining an executive's total compensation calculates salary, bonuses, perquisites, above-market interest that the company pays on deferred compensation and the estimated value of stock and stock options awarded during the year. The AP formula does not count changes in the present value of pension benefits or stock option gains such as those recognized by Zuckerberg did last year.

SOURCE: imesofindia.indiatimes

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Reality Show: Take it back, set to hit the big screen

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If this news is anything to go by, then it would be safe to say that, fun seekers would soon witness a series like never before, as, Victor Fakunle, has decided to give entertainment a new dimension with the debut of his reality show, “Take It Back”.

This series can best be described as entertainment unusual as it is set to reveal to viewers what life is like in the four walls of the prison and life after prison.

From the stables of Human Rights Foundation, “Take It Back” seeks to give hope to inmates who have lost hope in the prison.

Speaking at the official unveiling of the show at Lekki, Lagos, the chairman of HRF, Victor Fakunle said that “it is not just a normal show we used to know,  it is only inmates from Ikoyi, Kirikiri and Badagry prisons that can contest for the show,” he said. The audition starts by May and is going to be aired from July. The winner goes home with a huge some of N400,000.

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NIGERIA: I can’t abandon the suffering of my people – Evah

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Comrade Joseph Evah is the national coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group (IMG) and former Publicity Secretary, Ijaw National Congress (INC).In this encounter, he speaks on topical issues of presidential pardon granted  Bayelsa Governor, Alamieyeseigha and  issues of  recovered loot from public servants. Excerpt.

How are you coping with the pressure of activism?

Despite the fact that the highest concentration of Niger Delta people outside our region is Lagos and South-West because of commercial activities and as former federal capital, the pressure is terrible. Some people still travel down from Niger Delta to Lagos to seek for my help. You can see the crowd in my office. I told them I’m also a beggar like them but they didn’t understand me.

They said I can easily see the President or Governors but I just look at them and laugh. We had the case of a breast cancer woman and I struggled to send her to India but because I could not sponsor her second trip to India, she died. I have this case of a Niger Delta University student now suffering from kidney problem. The parents came to my office to cry. I asked various groups to contribute money for his treatment but it was not enough even after I gave the parents money.

So I gave the parents a letter to take him to see the chairman of Sagbama Local Government for assistance since that is the parents’ Local Government but on getting there, they drove the parents away. The boy is out of School for over a year now. As I speak to you now, another Bayelsa woman is in LUTH on admission with breast cancer. The husband comes here to beg everyday. I try my best for them but my best is useless because of the kind of health crisis she is facing.

This office is just like  my house. It isalso like a police station where everybody comes to lay complaints. When I have cases that involve infringement on human rights, I send them to lawyers like Festus Keyamo who handles them without collecting any money from me. Despite the frustrations, I can’t abandon the suffering of my people.

I feel their pains. I enjoy giving hope to people and because I’m in the media, television and radio talking for the silent majority, any problem they have,  their neighbours will just tell them, go and see the Niger Delta activist Comrade Joseph Evah and your problem will be solved.

That is my cross but thank God the masses appreciate my efforts. That is why I’m the only Niger Delta activist today that can mobilize over 5,000 people within 24 hours because I have the structures on ground and the hell I face today is how to maintain these structures. These structures are also in the Niger Delta region and the greatest gift I got from my mentors, Gani Fawehinmi and Femi Falana was the capacity to put smile on the faces of the masses.

How did you feel as one those who witnessed the exhuming of your hero Isaac Boro’s remains from Lagos Ikoyi cemetery back to Ijaw land two weeks ago?

This initiative by Governor Dickson of Bayelsa State is our pride. In fact, this uncommon achievement of Dickson will be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in this century. He should use the same visionary steps to change the face of Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation for progress. He should use the occasion of the exhuming of Boro’s body to withdraw his case against those who protested graduate unemployment from the law court and present those who participated in the protest the Ijaw national medal.

The protest was not against him but a wake-up call on all our politicians in Ijaw-speaking states and Abuja to present the time-bomb of unemployment in the Niger Delta region. I was the first to compile five volumes of the “Niger Delta Bible of unemployment” with over 8,000 CVs of graduates since 2008.

So, I have the facts about the agony in our home land. Since Bayelsa symbolizes the Jerusalem of all the Ijaws on earth,he should be prepared to carry the cross of the whole Ijaw nation.

During the Alamieyeseigha saga, you played a prominent role. What was your interest?

Nigeria is a funny country. Instead of people asking for the where-about of the alleged recovered loots of Alamieyesiegha, they are talking about the disadvantages of state pardon. Did you know that EFCC told us that over 50 billion naira was recovered from Alamieyesgha but where is the money? Nobody is asking EFCC to display the money or return such money to Bayelsa State.

Obasanjo told us that over N800 billion was recovered from Abacha loot. Where is the money? We need such money to repair our universities and colleges but as we speak, Nigerians are not asking about Abacha’s alleged stolen money or Alamieyeseigha’s alleged loot.

In fact, I saved Alamieyeseigha from untimely death. I read some claims that Yar’ Adua loved Alamieyeseigha so much that when he was deported from Dubai hospital, the late President called the former Bayelsa State Governor and after sending his Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Alamieyeseigha, he concluded the arrangement to set him free after agreement on plea- bargain.

That is a naked lie and a lie against the late President Yar Adua .I started the process that made Yar Adua to ask  Jonathan to visit Alamieyeseigha in EFCC detention and the government started the process for his release. It is only in a country like Nigeria  that people can even lie against the dead for cheap politics.

What happened at that time?

When Alamieyeseigha’s trouble started in London, he was facing health crisis and he escaped from London to Nigeria where Obasanjo captured him like a prisoner of war.

The problem of Alamieyeseigha continued throughout Obasanjo’s period and Yar Adua  inherited the problem and along the line, Alamieyeseigha was granted permission to go for medical treatment abroad by the court and while undergoing treatment in Dubai hospital, the EFCC deported him without due process.

The former Governor- General of Ijaw nation was deported without allowing him to complete his medical treatment. It was shocking and sad. My revelation about Alamieyeseigha’s condition embarrassed the Federal Government and the international community and it created tension in the Niger Delta region.

What was your actual role in all these?

I was driving along the third main land bridge when I received a call from Ambassador Godknows Igali, former Nigerian Ambassador to Sweden and the current permanent secretary Ministry of power.You know Dr.Godknows Igali was the secretary of Bayelsa State government under Dr.Goodluck Jonathan when he was Bayelsa State Governor. So, when I received the phone call, I parked my car on the bridge and he told me that Alamieyeseigha was in danger and the only person that can save him was myself.

So, I reminded him that Alamieyeseigha was in hospital in Dubai and I’m not a medical doctor. He replied that Alamieyeseigha was deported back to the country secretly and was being detained at EFCC Awolowo Road,Lagos detention centre and the only person who could bring his condition to public notice is somebody who is  without fear as myself.

So I asked Dr. Igali, what about Alamieyeseigha’s business friends and his former arrogant commissioners and special advisers and his arrogant security aides who banned me from entering Yenagoa Government House for over three years because they said I abused Obasanjo over fuel increase but Dr. Igali started begging me. He begged me in the name of God and the Ijaw nation.

He said, he had consulted widely and everybody agreed that it was only Joseph Evah that could handle that because I was able to face Abacha and military rule; that everybody is hiding from EFCC trouble. I abandoned where I was going and returned to the office to fine tune my strategy and arrange a world press conference. Nigerians were shocked that Alamieyeseigha who was supposed to be receiving treatment abroad was deported without completing his treatment.

So prior to the alarm you raised, Yar Adua did not make any effort to arrange plea bargain for Alamieyeseigha?

No way, you see, I received several threat phone calls on my life because of the alarm I raised over him to the extent that I could not sleep in my house. So, having received all these threats, to imagine somebody just sitting down somewhere to cook falsehood is painful. There was nothing like personal relationship between Yar Adua and Alamieyeseigha that set him free. Even the title the Emir of Kastina gave him when he was in power did not do the magic.

It was the alarm I raised that made Yar Adua soft- pedal and bring up the idea of plea bargin because I stated how Alamieyeseigha would be eliminated. You can check Daily Sun Newspaper, Thursday July 19th 2007 cover story and Vanguard Newspaper July 19th 2007 cover page story, among other newspapers. I stated that I had evidence that Alamieyeseigha would be poisoned to death and that he was chained him to the wall like an animal in detention.

The EFCC addressed a press in Abuja to counter me and abused me and I engaged them  in a media war that lasted for weeks. The late Yar Adua sent Jonathan to visit Alamieyeseigha on Saturday 22nd of July and the press reported the meeting. Alamieyeseigha’s lawyer Mr.Mike Ozekhome spoke on the alarm I raised on the 24th of July papers.In fact, the press also reported that the EFCC demanded that the Vice-President should come and see that they did not chain Alamieyeseigha to the wall as alleged by me. So, if Yar Adua so loved Alamieyeseigha, why was he deported secretly and the Presidency kept quiet until I risked  my life to raised alarm prompting  the then Vice-President to visit his former boss.

Alamieyeseigha’s plea bargain kicked-off on the 26th of July 2007 and was reported in the media on Saturday 28th of July because the conclusion of plea bargain ended very late on Thursday July 26th for the press to carry the full story  the next day. From the day, I raised the alarm to the time he was released from prison sentence, to the time he returned again to Dubai for further medical treatment as a free man, I was updating the press and the Ijaw nation. All these are facts in the libraries of media houses as well as my archives.

How will you react to  Senator Waku blasting Chief E.K Clark in a national newspaper of April 12th 2013? People are surprised that Clark did not reply him?

Who is Senator Waku to deserve Chief Clark reply? It is an insult to expect our national leader to join issues with Waku. Chief Clark can only argue with Senator Waku’s father on one  condition, that is, if Waku’s father is equally the leader of his region with intimidating credentials like Chief E.K. Clark has been in the development of Nigeria since post independent era. How can the living oracle of Niger Delta argue with just anybody? It is a taboo in African tradition and Custom.

Did you read where Senator Waku said some of Chief Clark’s arguments are based on primitive tendencies?

It is very clear that Waku didn’t know what he was saying. When General Gowon appointed Chief Clark to manage Information in this country, where was the father of Senator Waku in Nigeria history?  Is it the grandson of such people today calling those who first come in contact with civilization primitive? He doesn’t know anything.

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Okagbare, Odumosu jostle for Penn Relays medals

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Nigerian women sprinters are hoping to record world class performances and win medals as the Penn Relays reach its climax today in Penn Relays in Philadelphia, USA.

The event began on Thursday amidst heightened security measures after the Boston Marathon bombing penultimate Sunday.

Blessing Okagbare, Endurance Abinuwa, Gloria Asumnu and Olivia Kazie represented Nigeria in the 4x100m, while Ajoke Odumosu, Bukky Abogunloko, Regina George and Idara Otuh filed out for the women 4x400m. Coach Innocent Egbunike and Victor Omagbemi accompanied the athletes.

“The Penn Relays will give us the chance to see where we are as we approach the outdoor season. We’ve seen some encouraging displays already at the European Indoors and also some strong performances last weekend,” said British Athletics coach, Terrence Mahon.

“I have no doubt that the team assembled have every chance of winning the first medal for Great  Britain at the event, but as with every year, the relays attract some strong opposition, so we’ll have to be at our very best.”

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