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Five HIV patients left ‘virus free’ after undergoing vaccine therapy

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Mitchell Warren, executive director of the Aids Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (Avac) in Barcelona, says a new vaccine has succeeded in suppressing the virus in five patients without the need for daily drugs.

According to The Independent, Warren said the success was recorded when two innovative HIV vaccines were combined.
The participants reportedly received a booster dose of one of the vaccines and a cancer drug called romidepsin, which has been shown to ‘flush out’ the HIV virus from tissues.
It is said that the virus quickly returned and began to spread again in 10 of these patients, who resumed taking antiretroviral medication, but five of them have been free of the virus with no need to take daily drugs.

He said after receiving the treatment, the virus was undetectable in five out of 24 participants and its spread was stopped by their immune systems.
The executive director said that one of them has been drug-free for seven months.
“Long-term systems that don’t require daily pill taking cou…

“I know how expensive data is” — Don Jazzy Launches Free Wifi in Lagos

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On Friday, Mavin Records founder, Don Jazzy and technology company Tsaboin launched Flobyt, a free WiFi service for Nigerians residing in Lagos.
According to Dele Odufuye, Tsaboin MD/CEO, disclosed that the WiFi service can be accessed in locations like eateries, parks, taxis, buses, restaurants, and cafés.
Odufuye said, “It’s quite easy. You simply walk into any of our partner outlets and patronize them. While you are at that, you can log into Flobyt’s free WiFi service available. Join the “Flobyt FREE Wifi” ”If your browser pops up for authentication, just visit www.mavinrecords.com or click on “Free Access” button shown to you. “We are using state-of-the-art WiFi technology equipment that balances speed, quality of service, security and data consumption.

These equipment are light weight and easier to manage. These are the technological and business edges”. he added. Don Jazzy, in his remarks, stated that “I believe so much in this. This is one of the few other investments we are goin…

Don Jazzy: I’m too big for endorsement deals, I’m now about partnerships

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Don Jazzy, Mavin Records CEO, says he’s outgrown being a brand ambassador at this stage in his career.
The ace producer who has a stake in Flobyt, a free WiFi service, said he’s now into partnerships.
“Brand ambassador? I stopped that a long time ago. We are bigger than those things now. We are more about partnerships,” Don Jazzy said on Friday at the launch of Flobyt, in Lagos.
According to Don Jazzy, Flobyt will help increase the access of Nigerian consumers to local content.
He revealed that Nigerian music is mostly streamed and purchased by those in the United Kingdom and the United States.

“It will be nice for your consumers to access your music on the go. If you look at our analytics on how our music is being consumed, we noticed that the people that buy and stream are more from the UK, US and other African countries.”

The co-owner of the defunct Mo-Hits Records noted that if Nigerians have easy, affordable internet access, they will be the highest consumers of local content.
“Obviousl…

No more seven! CAC can now register your business via a single form

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She pointed out that an example of the feedback process at work was the unscheduled visit on Thursday by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, based on EBES feedback.
“Our vision is a dramatic improvement in Nigeria’s business environment over the next three years to a top 100 ranking in the World Bank Doing Business Report, with increased cross-border trading, increased productivity across key economic sectors and an improved business environment that is attractive to both domestic and foreign investors,” she said.
The two forums in Kano and Lagos were well attended by government officials, heads of MDAs and private sector players who interrogated and interacted with officials, offered advice and aired grievances.

Speaking at the Lagos forum, Okechukwu Enelamah, the minister of industry, trade and investment, said the renewed push to ease the business environment was due to the realisation that “every country that has gotten it right has en…

Bye Bye to Ese and Jon as they finally leave the BIG BROTHER HOUSE

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After thrilling fans all over Nigeria and beyond, Ese and Jon, the two fake housemates brought in by Big Brother to shake things up in the house have said their goodbyes. Big Brother initially caused a scare when he called Bisola and Bally and asked them to leave the diary room alongside Ese and Jon. But at the end of the night, Bally and Bisola came back smiling while Ese and Jon left.
Not done with his surprises, host of the show, Ebuka, revealed that Bisola and Bally who had Immunity all this while will be on Vacation for about 2 days thereby making the housemates left in the house feel Big Brother evicted the four of them. Also, there would be no live nominations as Biggie added a new twist where he made all the housemates, (except Bisola and Bally) play a game which saw them pick envelopes that put them up for possible eviction this week. So, all housemates in the house: Uriel, TTT, Bassey, Efe, Marvis, Kemen, TBoss, Debbie-Rise are all up for possible eviction next week Sunday. Did i…

Photos and features of new Nokia 3310 by HMD

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Nokia is set to relaunch Noki 3310 phone, which is reputed to be one of the strongest phone ever with long lasting battery life. Nokia-branded phone maker HMD is set to relaunch a new brand of Nokia 3310 which they promised will have the same quality as the old Nokia 3310. Like its predecessor, it will still be called the Nokia 3310, but this time it’s running Nokia’s Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.
It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. It’s instantly recognizable as a Nokia, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset just to play on the nostalgia.
Just like most feature phones, standby time on the Nokia 3310 is 31 days, alongside a talk time of 22 hours. That’s a massive amount of battery life, but as the phone is so basic you’re hardly going to be wasting battery away on Snapchat or Facebook. The new Nokia 3310 will be avail…

Assemblies of God crisis: Group clarifies Supreme Court judgment

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In a statement made available to journalists by Rev. Ogwuche Bamaiyi, Warri District Secretary, Delta state, he said the main issues that led to the crisis that rocked the church for the past three years were not addressed by the court. Rev. Ogwuche argued that it will be premature for a faction to rush into celebration when the issue has not been permanently laid to rest, noting that any one holding on to a claim that his faction has won is deceiving the public as both factions can lay claim to victory depending on the angle the judgment was viewed.
"The day had finally come and the Supreme Court had given her verdict on the matter. However, the crisis is apparently far from being over, at least for now and most probably, a long time to come. “This is because instead of putting an 'end' to the whole unfortunate mess in the house of God, the ruling has rather opened other possibilities of a long legal battle between the two factions which must start from a lower trial court…

SEC locks up illegal Ponzi scheme office, arrest operators

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The Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sealed up an office belonging to illegal Ponzi scheme operators, YDEC and arrested the Chinese operators of the scheme. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has sealed up the premises of a Chinese firm YDEC for unacceptable investment operations in the country. The Head, Corporate Communication of SEC, Mr Naif Abdussalam, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the closure was to end unlawful activities of the company against unsuspecting investors, NAN reports. Abdussalam said: “Investments in the scheme range from a minimum deposit of N10,000 to a maximum deposit of N240,000.
“The investment period of the scheme is pegged at a minimum of 30 working days to a maximum period of 10 months with offer of interest rates on short and medium term basis. “The company promises a daily profit of N80 and N2,400 depending on the category of investment." Abdussalam said the commission’s investigations showed that the company als…

Big Brother Naija: Bisola Gets Blasted For Giving Mouth Action To TTT By Single Mothers Association

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A member of Nigerian Single Mother's Association, Funmi Akinyode @fumsky has written a letter to Big Brother Naija Housemate, Bisola for giving a married and father of two, Thin Tall Tony BJ live on TV.

Read the letter below.

Dear @iambisola, we the association of single parent are disappointed with your act on national TV few days ago.. I followed you because of your presence on social media. Anytime I go through your page whenever am tired from work or bored, I can't help but laugh and still praise you... When I now found out that you are a single mother and doing well for yourself with over 100,000 thousands loyal followers I said to myself, Funmi, when will you get here?.

After what you did, I wonder what you do on a good day when no one is watching. While you were giving someone a head on national TV, weren't you thinking of throat cancer?Don't you love the daughter you hustling for that much how she will feel when she grows up? (Even the so-called married man doesn&…

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen calls Trump change to transgender bathroom rules ‘lamentable’

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Miami Republican Rep.Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration’s move to lift protections for transgender students, who under Obama-era rules had been allowed to use public-school bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. Ros-Lehtinen — whose son,Rodrigo Lehtinen, is transgender — noted that she and Democratic Rep.Jared Polis of Colorado in 2015 introduced legislation (the Student Non Discrimination Act) prohibiting schools from discriminating against students based on sexual orientation or gender identity. She has also signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in a Supreme Court case seeking to protect access to public accommodations for transgender students. “This lamentable decision can lead to hostile treatment of transgender students and studies have shown that bullying and harassment can be detrimental to the emotional and physical well-being of teenagers,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “Evidence has shown that acceptance of transgender students low…

Amosu Objects As EFCC Tenders Incriminating Documents

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Former Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (Rtd) yesterday objected to a move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to tender some bank documents that showed how connived with some others to defraud the Nigeria Air Force (NAF). At the resumed trial, counsel for the commission, Rotimi Oyedepo, sought the court's leave to call on Tosin Owobo, an operative of the EFCC who is also a witness in the ongoing trial, to tender some letters obtained during investigations.

Owobo revealed that he obtained some documents from Heritage Bank, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Skye Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Fidelity, Keystone and Diamond Bank, that showed details of how monies were moved by companies linked to the former Chief of Air Staff.

Mr. Oyedepo then asked to tender one of the letters from FCMB as evidence before the court Bolaji Ayorinde, counsel to Amosu, objected.  He claimed that the letter cannot be taken as evidence having been certified by EF…

Trump is just like Us Weekly’s favorite celebrity

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For five weeks in a row, the Trumps have been on the cover of Us Weekly.
While a traditional president can expect to find himself on A1 of the New York Times each morning, it is, shall we say, the more unusual sort who can look forward to monopolizing the real estate usually reserved for Kim Kardashian’s extended family. Though People got some flack for its November 9 cover announcing Trump’s victory — which came awfully soon after the magazine revealed that Natasha Stoynoff, a People reporter, had been sexually assaulted by Trump years ago while interviewing home for aPeople story — scarcely a week has gone by since Inauguration Day that the Trumps haven’t graced the cover of at least one celebrity glossy. The New York Post deemed Us Weekly’s wall-to-wall coverage a “cover spree.” But what’s notable about this coverage is not just the quantity but also the tone: It appears as if the default stance from Us has been one that is critical, or at least skeptical, of President Trump, Melania…

Gunmen seize German professor, one other; kill 2 Nigerians

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A German archaeologist, Prof. Peter Breunij and his associate Johannes Buringer have been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen at Jenjela village in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State.
The suspected kidnappers killed two Nigerians among the people with the abducted Germans who attempted to thwart the abduction. The professor is the head of a four-man team from the University of Frankfurt, Germany working in Nigeria in collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments and other institutions on the relics of the Nok culture in Nigeria. The two ladies who are members of the team were however not taken by the abductors. A witness who was part of the team working in collaboration with the Germans, said the incident happened when they had resumed for work  at a site at Jenjela village and had started working when five gunmen appeared from the bush and ordered them to lie down. “They started coming one by one, the first two with machetes then the others with heavy…

TIPS FOR MEN -5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR ERECT!@.N

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There are plenty of ways for men to protect their erect!@.n. Some of it requires changing your daily habits and opting for healthier and better habits.
A lot of men make lifestyle decisions daily that is damaging to their health. Often times, they do not take the consequences seriously except when it could be damaging to their S3@.x:’ life. There are plenty of ways for men to protect their erect!@.n. Some of it requires changing your daily habits and opting for healthier and better habits. Your Food A diet which is bad for your heart is eventually bad for your erect!@.n. Researchers claim that food habits that causes heart attack at times also restrict blood flow in your Pen.!s. Blood flow is essential to keep your Pen.!s moving. Fatty, fried, and processed foods decreases blood circulation throughout the body. Remember what’s bad for your heart is bad for your Pen.!s. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, heart-healthy fats including nuts and olive oil, fish, and wine, particularly…

NIGERIANS: SEE WHY YOU SHOULD NOT DRINK GARRI WITH COLD WATER

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Residents of Port Harcourt have been advised to stop drinking garri soaked in cold water for now, because rats that carry the highly contagious Lassa fever virus also like exposed dry garri.
Dr. Furo Green, the Chairman of Rivers State branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NBA, gave this medical advice, while speaking on the Lassa Fever scourge in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital Dr Furo Green said the call became necessary as rats that cause Lassa fever are mostly in contact with garri. “Because you are not sure which garri has been infected by rats, its advisable to stay away. When you want to sip garri, you only pour cold water, add sugar and milk as the case may be. “When you do that you only succeed in gulping a life virus that can cause Lassa fever. The virus is empowered easily to attack you. Rather, garri should be consumed in the traditional way prepare it well boiled hot water or pour the garri in a pot of boiling hot water and steer it.” Dr. Green also advised members …

Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians: FG warns S-Africa of dire consequences

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ABUJA—AS fear of further attacks against Nigerians in South Africa spreads, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has called on the South African government to take decisive measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans in the country. In a statement issued in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa described the attacks as an unnecessary setback. Urging restraint on the part of Nigerians, she warned that further attacks without any reprimand may incur dire consequences. 

She spoke as the Senate, yesterday, called for harder stance against South Africa on the issue, just as the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Matters, Rita Orji, condemned alleged lackadaisical attitude of the Federal Government towards the protection of Nigerians outside the country, saying the government was more interested in remittances than the welfare of citizens abroad

Anyene said the union had reported the incident to the Nigeria mission and South African poli…