Friday, 19 May 2017

Mother successfully donates womb to her daughter in India's first womb transfer

A 43-year-old mother has
successfully donated her womb to
her 21-year-old daughter, who was
born without a uterus, with the
hopes that her child can experience
childbirth. The surgery was the first
of its kind in India and was
performed by a team of doctors at
Pune's Galaxy Care Hospital in the
city of Pune in south-west India.
Ther womb transfer took place
yesterday, led by the hospital's
medical director, Dr. Shailesh
Puntambekar. It lasted for nine and
a half hours in total and both
mother and daughter are fine and
in recovery. The 21-year-old will
have to wait for one year to give her
body enough time to heal and
adjust to the new uterus before she
considers trying to get pregnant via
in-vitro fertilization (IVF). She is
currently under observation and
will be kept in Intensive Care Unit
for some days
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"The patient was born without a
uterus and she wanted to have her
own baby and was not ready for
adoption or surrogacy. Since they
knew about the uterus transplant,
they approached us and accepted
the surgery option," Dr Shailesh
Puntambekar said. "Fortunately, her
mother was found to be a medically
suitable uterus donor for her."
¤
He added: "The procedure is
difficult because multiple large
arteries are to be joined there, and
veins that are small and short. It is
technically very tough."
According to Dr. Mats Brännström,
a professor of obstetrics and
gynaecology at Sweden's University
of Gothenburg, only six babies have
ever been delivered from a uterus
transplant - two from the same
mother. It remains to be seen
whether India's first transplant will
result in a birth though Dr.
Puntambekar said he felt "relaxed
and confident" that it will happen
for his patient.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

VIO permanently banned from Lagos roads - Govenor Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr.
Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday put
the uncertainty concerning the
absence of Vehicle Inspection
Officers (VIO) on Lagos roads to rest
once and for all, stating
categorically that he has asked
them to stay off the roads
permanently.
Governor Ambode, who said this at
the commissioning of Pedestrian
Bridges, Laybys and Slip Road at
Ojodu Berger, also urged the
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to
limit its operations to the fringes
and highways and stay clear from
the main streets of the State.
He said the decisions were in line
with his administration’s resolve to
ensure free flow of traffic across the
State, noting that their activities
were contributing to traffic
congestion on Lagos roads. The
Governor said,
¤
“Distinguished ladies
and gentlemen, let me use this
opportunity to reiterate that Vehicle
Inspection Officers (VIO) have been
asked to stay off our roads
permanently.
¤
“We also advice the Federal Road
Safety Corps to stay on the fringes
and highways and not on the main
streets of Lagos. It has become
evident that these agencies
contribute to the traffic challenges
on our roads.”
¤
He said as an alternative, the State
Government would employ
technology to track and monitor
vehicle registration and MOT
certifications and de-emphasise
impoundment of vehicles on the
roads. Speaking on the
interventions in Ojodu Berger,
Governor Ambode said his
administration at inception,
identified the axis as one of the
major traffic flashpoints that
required urgent attention, adding
that the decision was informed by
the strategic importance of this axis
being a major gateway into the
State.
¤
“What we set out to achieve with
this project was to ensure smooth
flow of traffic along the express,
safeguard the lives of our people
who had to run across the express
and project the image of a truly
global city to our visitors. Today, we
are delighted that we have not only
succeeded in transforming the
landscape of this axis but with the
slip road, lay bys and pedestrian
bridge, we have given a new and
pleasant experience to all entering
and exiting our State.
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“This project is the product of our
innovative team of engineers,
architects and town planners who
have worked hard to create an
innovative solution to tackle the
challenges of this axis. I say a big
thank you to the staff of the Lagos
State Ministry of Works and the
contractors – CCECC Nigeria Limited
for a job well done,” he said.
To improve on the project,
Governor Ambode said a food court
would be built where people can
relax before climbing the
pedestrian bridge, as well as an
interstate bus terminal within the
Ojodu Berger axis for buses coming
from outside Lagos to drop and
load passengers, while intercity
transportation system would move
commuters within the city. Besides,
the Governor assured that his
traffic interventions would not only
stop at the Ojodu Berger axis, but
would be an ongoing process to
create solutions to traffic
congestion in every part of the
State.
¤
“If your neighbourhood or
community is experiencing traffic
challenges, be rest assured that we
will soon be there. We will always
ensure that promises made are
promises kept. We will continue to
rely on the support of all segments
of the population for regular tax
payments, obeying the rule of law
and protection of public
infrastructure. That is the only way
we can progress and achieve our
goal of being one of the world’s top
centres for business, entertainment
and leisure,” he said.
While alluding to the fact that the
State has lived up to its reputation
as a land of possibilities, Governor
Ambode also expressed confidence
that the future prospects of the
State was promising and that the
journey of the next fifty years has
commenced on a very sound and
solid footing. Earlier, in his opening
remarks, the State’s Commissioner
for Waterfront Infrastructure
Development, Engr. Adebowale
Akinsanya said the project was
conceived by the State Government
as a response to the yearnings of
the people of Ojodu Berger
Community for an improved,
efficient and grid lock free road
network, as well as the need to
preserve the sanctity of life of
Lagosians who hitherto were
endangered by the need to cross
the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan
Expressway.
Akinsanya, who is also overseeing
the Ministry of Works and
Infrastructure, gave the scope of
the project to include 98m
pedestrian bridges with
illumination, 150m length lay-bys
on both sides of the expressway,
500m length of retaining wall with
varying height from 3.5m to 7m and
two multi-by bus park/bus lay-bys
on Ogunnusi road with public
convenience.
Other scope of the project included
650m slip road connecting traffic
outward the expressway to Omole/
Olowora Junction, 700m Ogunnusi/
Wakatiadura dual road from Kosoko
road junction to the expressway,
250m PWC Road to the expressway,
street lighting on all the roads and
multi-bay bus parks, signalization of
all junctions, pedestrian walkway
and drainage infrastructure, among
others.

SIGNED
HABIB ARUNA
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY
MAY 16, 2017
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Police arrest Fulani herdsmen behind recent killings in Benue State

The Benue State Police Command
has arrested eight Fulani herdsmen
suspected to be culpable in the
recent attacks in Logo Local
Government Area of the state, in
which eight lives were lost. The
suspects are:
i. Saidu Umar 33yrs
ii. Bala Saleh 28yrs
iii. Ibrahim Kologi 23yrs
iv. Alhaji Shuaibu 25yrs
v. Muhammad Bello 25yrs
vi. Alhaji Muhammad 30yrs
vii. Adamu Lalo 29yrs
viii. Umaru Alhaji 23yrs
A statement signed by the
Command's spokesperson, ASC
Moses Joel Yamu said they received
reports of attack on Akaa village in
Logo LGA of the State by suspected
herdsmen on May 07, 2017 at about
1615hrs. On receipt of the report,
the Divisional Police Officer, led
patrol teams to the area and found
three corpses identified as ; Onguga
Use 70yrs, Tersoo Ihom 35yrs and
Iorlumun Ityokaa 62yrs killed by the
suspected herdsmen who were said
to have passed through the village.
The patrol teams while on the trail
of the assailants, recovered five (5)
more yet to be identified corpses in
another village, bringing the
casualty figure to eight (8) deaths.
Corpses​ have been deposited in the
morgue at General Hospital ,Ugba.
The Commissioner of Police, CP.
Bashir Makama Psc had ordered
the Gboko Area Commander to
relocate to Logo, to ensure the
culprits are brought to book and
normalcy restored to the area.
The suspects would be arraigned in
court as soon as investigation is
concluded.

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Chelsea are the new Premier League champions after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at The Hawthorns.

Forgotten
man Michy
Batshuayi
was the
unlikely
goalscoring hero as The
Blues snatched a late victory
over The Baggies.
West Bromwich Albion
started the match well and
Salomon Rondon’s looping
header troubled Blues
keeper Thibaut Courtois early
on.
Pedro went close early in the
match on three occasions
while defenders Gary Cahill
and Cesar Azpilicueta also
saw efforts go just wide.
The Blues
were
inches
away from
taking the
lead 20
minutes
into the
contest but Cahill’s fizzing
effort was bravely blocked by
Gareth McAuley.
Cesc Fabregas struck another
Chelsea effort wide as the
first half ended goalless with
very few clear goalscoring
chances being produced.
The second half started with
Pedro again worrying home
keeper Ben Foster but the
player saw another shot go
wide while Diego Costa
struggled to get off a shot as
he was tightly marked by the
home defence. Moses then
forced a superb low save
from Foster with a strike
across goal before Fabregas
went agonisingly close to
opening the scoring on two
occasions.
Chelsea had a real scare with
a little over 15 minutes
remaining when Rondon beat
The Blues defence before
firing high and wide after a
45 yard run on goal. Albion
continued to search for a
goal which would upset the
party and Nacer Chadli
clipped a chance wide as
Chelsea rode their luck.
With just eight minutes
remaining on the clock,
Chelsea finally broke the
deadlock when Azpilicueta
cut the ball back to
substitute Batshuayi who
beat Foster from six yards.
There was no response from
West Bromwich Albion and
Batshuayi proved to be the
unlikely hero as Chelsea
went on to become Premier
League champions.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Breaking: Gunmen kill Enugu Deputy Gov’s Aide-de-camp

ENUGU-UNKNOWN gunmen struck
on Tuesday night in Enugu the
Enugu State capital killing the aide-
de-camp (ADC) to the Deputy
Governor of Enugu State, Mrs.
Cecilia Ezeilo.
Although details of the story was
sketchy as at the time of going to
press but the deputy governor’s
aide Police Sgt. Hellen was said to
have been shot dead at Abakpa-
Nike axis of Enugu metropolis at
about 10 pm on her way to her
residence after official duty.
Contacted, the State Police Public
Relations Officer, Ebere Amarizu,
who confirmed the incident said
that “it is a painful news”
Amarizu, however, said he was yet
to establish exactly what really
happened before he makes further
comment on the story.
¤
“If you look at what happened, it is
painful and sad to hear that aide to
deputy governor was shot dead on
her way back after daily activities.
¤
“We can’t really say exactly what
happened now but we are trying to
find out”, the Police spokesman
added
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Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United to be investigated by FIFA following a new document leak

FIFA is set to conduct an
investigation into the transfer of
Paul Pogba from Juventus to
Manchester United after documents
displaying the huge fee paid to
agent Mino Raiola got exposed to
the public. The documents claimed
that Pogba earns a wage of £8.61m,
equivalent to £165,588 a week, and
will receive an annual loyalty bonus
of more than £3.4m from next year.
Both his contract and that of
teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic were
negotiated by super agent Raiola,
who would pocket an incredible
£41m after bringing Pogba from
Juventus to Old Trafford.​
The huge figures are divulged in a
new book entitled Football Leaks:
The Dirty Business of Football, and
it is based on the research of Der
Spiegel journalists Rafael
Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger
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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Arsenal 2-0 Man U. (Arsene Wenger wins Mourinho for first time in the league as Gunners move to the cusp of top four)

It had to take a Granit Xhaka effort
and a former Man U player, Danny
Welbeck's shock header for
coaching veteran, Arsene Wenger to
register his first career win over
rival, Jose Mourinho in the premier
league on Sunday evening.
Jose Mourinho, started with Chris
Smalling, Phil Jones, players that
have been injured for almost two
months to start in the center of the
defence while Wayne Rooney was
brought back into the fold alongside
Juan Mata and young debutant Axel
Tuanzebe. Wenger started with
Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and
Alexis Sanchez upfront while the
likes of Alex Iwobi, Giroud and Theo
Walcott had to settle for a spot on
the bench.
Swiss international, Granit Xhaka
fired from 30 yards out in the
second half and a nasty deflection
by Ander Herrera saw the ball
overtake De Gea- whose future as
each second passes by, seems to lie
more in Madrid than in
Manchester.
And shockingly within two minutes,
Mancunian, Danny Welbeck headed
home from a Alex Oxlade-
Chamberlain cross to give them all
three points despite a late fight
back from Jose Mourinho's side.
Wenger with this win, also broke
another record, it was the first time
Man U lost in the league after the
4-0 drubbing by Chelsea in October
2016, and Mourinho, hopeful of
winning the Europa league ,
maybe... just maybe, might rue this
missed opportunity to close up on
the champions league spots. Could
Wenger resign if Arsenal don't make
the top four? Only time can tell!
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WhatsApp DOWN - Messaging service NOT WORKING for thousands of users

WhatsApp is down tonight.
It appears the service went offline
at around 9pm with thousands now
unable to access the popular
messaging service.
Down detector is showing
thousands of outages across the UK
and other parts of the world
including Brazil and the US.
One user wrote on a forum:
"Showing Connecting.... Looks like
an issue with the service."
Whilst another said: "Whatsapp
stopped working for me at 21:13
today."
It's currently unclear what is
causing the issues or when things
will be back online.
WhatsApp is down tonight.
It appears the service went offline
at around 9pm with thousands now
unable to access the popular
messaging service.
Down detector is showing
thousands of outages across the UK
and other parts of the world
including Brazil and the US.
One user wrote on a forum:
"Showing Connecting.... Looks like
an issue with the service."
Whilst another said: "Whatsapp
stopped working for me at 21:13
today."
It's currently unclear what is
causing the issues or when things
will be back online.
Those who use WhatsApp as their
primary messaging app will be
aware the popular chat can get
pretty crowded, pretty fast.
This can lead to important
conversations being pushed down
the list – and lost below the fold.
Thankfully, the ability to pin key
conversations presents an elegant
solution to the problem. And could
save your thumb a lot of scrolling.
WhatsApp beta 2.17.162 and beta
2.17.163 both include the ability to
pin three conversations to the top
of the chat list.
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