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Lagos-bound flight makes a U-turn after news of an explosive on-board1 min read

The pilot aborted the flight after receiving information about an explosive on the aircraft

Kathleen Ndongmo

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A Lagos-bound Air Peace flight was forced to return to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following safety concerns over an explosive on board the aircraft.

The Corporate Communications Manager of the carrier, Mr Chris Iwarah, said the pilot aborted the flight after receiving information that there was an explosive on the aircraft.

Iwarah attributed the false information to an intending passenger who was denied boarding after the crew suspected that he might be mentally challenged.

He also added that the aircraft was already on its way to Lagos when the pilot made the return.

 “In line with procedures and our high safety standards, the captain-in-command acted professionally, briefed passengers on board and took the decision to return as a precaution” he said. The aircraft landed in Abuja without any incident and passengers disembarked to enable security personnel conduct a check.

Passengers on board the flight were screened a second time and the aircraft thoroughly checked. At the end of the exercise, the information was found to be a hoax as nothing was found on the aircraft.

The aircraft was subsequently cleared to depart for Lagos and safely landed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at about 11.44 a.m.”

The passenger who gave the information has been taken into custody by security operatives for an investigation into the incident.

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Outrage as women confess how they use ‘Juju’ to bewitch men

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Outrage as women confess how they use 'Juju' to bewitch men
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Nigerian sex and relationship expert, Dami Olonisakin popularly called Oloni, on Friday, sparked outrage with her viral tweet. In the controversial tweet, she had asked to know if there were women who have ever used juju to trap men in relationships. The tweet goes:

 “LADIES & LADIES only! I want you to DM about a time that you’ve used black magic to woo a guy you liked” 

She continued: 

 “Did it work? Did it backfire? Did he find out? Are you waking up in the middle of the night shaking? I want to know everything, now’s your chance to let us know!! What was the spell?!

ALL MESSAGE

Now, what triggered people’s reactions were the responses she allegedly got from anonymous women who shared their experiences. Many of the women who allegedly replied Olonisakin confessed to having used charms on their men. Many said they used their menstrual blood to prepare meals for their targets. Others used other methods but most of the women agreed that the diabolism worked for them.

These ugly tales angered many Twitter users who heavily criticized the thread. Let’s look at some of the tweets below: 

 @TheDilichi tweeted “Last week Oloni’s thread was for women to tell the horrendous revenge schemes they’ve executed on men

This week’s thread was for them to tell the type of charm they’ve used to subdue their men.
Next week may prolly be for them to tell how many men they’ve killed.
Fear women oh!”

@kvngspice_ said “Oloni is grooming a coven of witches and criminals and we think it’s all jokes / “content” .. smh”

@tife_fabunmi “that Oloni’s thread is crazy!

Like! Some men are out there thinking they found a Wife Material the day they fell in love with her meal w/o knowing the meal was spiced with period blood, garnished with grilled Juju and they are the Sacrifice Material.

This is the real inside life

@chemicalbroda “Too many criminals in Oloni’s threads. All men just wanna do is fornicate, but women are adding extra like revenge, charms, murder, feelings, etc wtf “

@MrOdanz “If you want to map out a section of women on Twitter that have psychopathic tendencies, just keep tabs on Oloni’s thread.

Today it is a thread of times they used charm to keep men against their will.

Btw, men are still trash. Don’t forget that. Circus of strong independent clowns

@cutewalterr “This Oloni thread reminds me of the time I almost opened a Joint account with my Ex. 

Left my house as early as 7 am to Firstbank like Dopemu.

If not for BVN issues then we don open am finish. Now I don’t know if I was in my right senses or she mixed Period blood in my food.”

The confessions, whether true or fabricated should really be taken seriously. Things like always remind us what humans are capable of doing; the length people go in achieving their selfish agenda. The lessons to be learnt from this transcends beyond the confines of the man-and-woman relationship. It generally applies in our dealings with people, especially those we never knew their background and upbringing. Caution should always be the watchword. Many are bitter and living very sad lives, looking for those to unleash their bitterness on. 

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8 Foods that help in keeping the kidneys healthy

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8 Foods that help in keeping the kidneys healthy

Kidney failure is one health condition that many dread. Its incurability has been compared to HIV,  cancer and liver problems. Kidney failure is a condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove waste and balance fluids. Kidney failure comes with signs and symptoms which may include: dry and itchy skin, tiredness, urge to urinate often, blood in one’s urine, swollen ankles and feet, loss of appetite, persistent puffiness around the eye, muscle cramp among others.

It is estimated that 10% of the world population suffers from chronic kidney disease and millions die every year mainly because they could not afford medical treatment. When signs and symptoms are detected early enough the symptoms can be curtailed to avoid it progressing to chronic kidney disease which can hardly be treated.

Because It is better to prevent rather than to cure or manage a disease, we will highlight foods that can help improve the functioning of the kidneys and ultimately keep them healthy:

8 Foods that help in keeping the kidneys healthy

Water: The most important food in the fight against kidney diseases is water. Body cells use water to transport toxins to the bloodstreams. The kidneys then use water to filter the toxins out of the body through urine. It is advised you take at least 2 litres of water every day to maintain healthy kidneys.

Fatty fishes: Cold-water fishes like salmons and tuna that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids is good for the kidneys. Since the body cannot make omega-3 fatty acid, we are left with the option of sourcing it from our diets. Also, omega-3 fats reduce fat levels in the blood. They may also lower high blood pressure, as a result, reducing the risk of kidney diseases. 

8 Foods that help in keeping the kidneys healthy

Berries: Berries like raspberry, strawberry and blackberry are rich in antioxidant compounds and other helpful nutrients that protect body cells from damages. Berries are better options when sourcing for sugar than other inorganic sugary foods. 

8 Foods that help in keeping the kidneys healthy

Apples: Apples contain fibres called pectin. Pectin help reduce risks factors for kidney damage like high blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

8 Foods that help in keeping the kidneys healthy

Cherries: Daily consumption of cherries help reduce inflammations. Cherries are packed with antioxidants. Think of healthy kidneys then think cherries!

Egg whites: As we already know, egg whites are rich in high-quality protein with very essential amino acids. Why egg white is recommended for a healthy pair of kidneys is because the proteins contained in egg whites have less phosphorus than are present in other proteinous foods.

Garlic: Garlic has been used medicinally for years because of its antioxidant effects. The University of Maryland medical centre reported that garlic has been used to enhance the immune system and guard against kidney and heart diseases. Garlic is also said to have diuretic properties. Diuretic eliminates salts and water from your body. This, it does by forcing the kidney to put more sodium in the urine. It is essential to maintain a kidney-friendly diet.

8 Foods that help in keeping the kidneys healthy

 Apple Cider vinegar: Apple Cider Vinegar contains citric acid that helps in dissolving calcium deposits. Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with 8oz of water help reduce kidney stones symptoms and prevent their development.  Apple cider vinegar is best taken before every meal.

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Drogba begins ‘million trees’ deforestation project in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast plans to reforest eight million hectares (20 million acres) by 2045.

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Drogba begins 'million trees' deforestation project in Ivory Coast

Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba helped launch a drive on Friday, to plant a million trees to halt deforestation in Ivory Coast.

The “One Day, One Million Trees” campaign “is a first step, the start of the recovery,” Forestry and Water Resources Minister Alain Richard Donwahi said in Abidjan, the country’s main city.

“Our goal is to recover at least 30 per cent (of lost forest cover) by 2030,” he said.

Most of Ivory Coast’s 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles) of forests are considered badly degraded.

Drogba said the “numbers are alarming,” referring to projections that the tropical West African nation would lose all its forest cover in half a century if corrective steps were not taken.

“I am proud to contribute to Ivory Coast’s reforestation through helping awareness,” the former Chelsea star said, describing the tree planting as a “noble initiative.”

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer and a major coffee exporter, plans to reforest eight million hectares (20 million acres) by 2045.

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