Women’s World Cup: 7 countries qualify for Round of 16 [Full list]



 Women’s World Cup: 7 countries qualify for Round of 16 [Full list]

At least seven countries have confirmed their spots in the Round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

Australia and Nigeria progressed from Group B following Monday’s fixtures.

Australia went through as the group winners and Nigeria’s Super Falcons as the runner-up, ahead of Canada and the Republic of Ireland.

The likes of Spain and Japan are already through to the Round of 16 after winning their opening two matches in Group C.

Also, Switzerland and Norway progressed to the last 16 after finishing first and second in Group A, respectively.

Meanwhile, Sweden has already qualified after two games, as they currently top Group G with six points and only need a draw against Argentina to guarantee the top spot in the group.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has explained why former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, was not thoroughly quizzed when he appeared before the Senate for screening…


Senate President Godswill Akpabio has explained why former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, was not thoroughly quizzed when he appeared before the Senate for screening…

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has explained why former Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, was not thoroughly quizzed when he appeared before the Senate for screening as a ministerial nominee.

Wike was asked to take a “bow and go” after reading his brief profile and following an appeal by Senator Barinada Mpigi (PDP, Rivers).

Akpabio said Wike was not thoroughly grilled because the Senate had his records, having formerly served as a minister.

He said Wike had appeared before the Senate for screening when he was nominated as a minister by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Having been nominated again for a ministerial position, there is no point asking him much questions,” Akpabio said.

Niganews reports that Wike served as Minister of State for Education under Jonathan.

FG’s 25% Salary Increase Rejected |Nigerian Military General Speaks On Military Cou


FG’s 25% Salary Increase Rejected |Nigerian Military General Speaks On Military Coup

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, says “the Armed Forces of Nigeria have a sacred duty to protect the people and the constitution.”

He made these remarks yesterday during the 16th International Defence Industry fair in Istanbul, Turkey.

He added that, “…just like darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.

“In Africa, illegitimacy should not be allowed to drive out legitimacy.”

Resident doctors reject FG’s 25% salary increase

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has rejected the 25 per cent increase made to the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure by the Federal Government.

The Joint Health Sector Unions also said it was studying if the increase of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure would have an impact on other allowances of its members.

The government had on July 25, 2023, approved the review of  CONMESS and CONHESS for medical and dental doctors, and other healthcare workers in the public service, respectively.

The reviews were contained in circulars titled, “Review of CONMESS,” and “Review of CONHESS,” signed by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta.

CONMESS is the salary structure for medical and dental officers in the federal public service while CONHESS is the salary structure for their counterparts in other fields, including pharmacy, medical laboratory science, and nursing, among others.

JOHESU is the umbrella body of health workers’ unions and associations, including the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals, Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, and Senior Staff Association of Universities’ Teaching Hospitals Research Institutes and Associated Institutions

The commission said the decision to review CONMESS was taken following agreements reached with the Nigerian Medical Association, and stakeholders at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The commission also said the review of CONHESS was made following the review of the health sector salary structure.

Commenting on the review of the salary, the President of NARD, Dr Emeka Orji, said the 25 per cent was not what the association was demanding from the government.

“The members of the association say they do not want that percentage increase. The increase is meant to be based on data. We have provided the data, which has to do with the inflation rate, between when the CONMESS was approved and now that there is an increase in fuel and foreign exchange.”

Commenting on the review, the National Vice Chairman of the Joint Health Sector Unions, Obinna Ogbonna, said the review was supposed to be an allowance.

Source niganews

Nasir El-Rufai’s ministerial nomination is a tragedy


 Nasir El-Rufai’s ministerial nomination is a tragedy

Senator Shehu Sani has described the inclusion of former Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in the ministerial list as a tragedy. 

Sani stated this during an interview on Arise TV. In his words;

With the nominations which I have seen, the one representing Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, is a tragedy. That such a man is given an opportunity to serve this country with all that he has done and has said in office. I don't think that if President Tinubu means well, this is not the best time to please and appease former governors. It is the best time to appease Nigerians and to bring in competent hands to deliver. As far as I am concerned, that list to a large extent is a big disappointment'' 

On Thursday, July 27, President Tinubu sent a list of 28 Ministerial nominations for confirmation, and former Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai was included.

Ousted Niger Republic President, Mohamed Bazoum ECOWAS chairperson, President Bola Tinubu, warned



Ousted Niger Republic President, Mohamed Bazoum

Hours after the ECOWAS chairperson, President Bola Tinubu, warned that the West African bloc will not tolerate illegal removal of the democratically elected government of Niger Republic, the country’s recent coup plotters have warned against any foreign intervention.

A group of soldiers who appeared on the West African nation’s national television late on Wednesday, hours after the President of Niger Mohamed Bazoum was held in the presidential palace says his government has been ousted from power.

Reading from a statement, Colonel Amadou Abdramane, seated and flanked by nine other officers, said defence and security forces had decided: “Put an end to the regime that you know due to the deteriorating security situation and bad governance.”

Abdramane said Niger’s borders are closed, a nationwide curfew declared, and all institutions of the republic are suspended.

The soldiers warned against any foreign intervention, adding that they will respect Bazoum’s well-being.

The military takeover, which marks the seventh coup in the West and Central Africa region since 2020, could further complicate Western efforts to help countries in the Sahel region fight a jihadist insurgency that has spread from Mali over the past decade.

Land-locked Niger, a former French colony, has become a pivotal ally for Western powers seeking to help fight the insurgencies, but they are facing growing acrimony from the new juntas in charge in Mali and Burkina Faso.

Niger is also a key ally of the European Union in the fight against irregular migration from sub-Saharan Africa.

France moved troops to Niger from Mali last year after its relations with interim authorities there soured.

It has also withdrawn special forces from Burkina Faso amid similar tensions.

Bazoum’s election was the first democratic transition of power in a state that has witnessed four military coups since independence from France in 1960.

The United States says it has spent around $500 million since 2012 to help Niger boost its security.

Germany announced in April that it would take part in a three-year European military mission aimed at improving the country’s military.

“Bazoum has been the West’s only hope in the Sahel region.

“France, the U.S. and the EU have spent much of their resources in the region to bolster Niger and its security forces,” said Ulf Laessing, head of the Sahel programme for Germany’s Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung think-tank.

He said a coup would create an opportunity for Russia and other actors to spread their influence in Niger.

Early on Wednesday presidential guards, headed by General Omar Tchiani, took over the presidency, prompting regional leaders to organise a swift mediation mission to try to prevent a coup.

Frustrations over state failures to prevent violent attacks on towns and villages have partly spurred two coups in Mali and two in Burkina Faso since 2020.

A junta also snatched power in Guinea in 2021, contributing to instability in a region that had begun to shed its reputation as a “coup belt”.

There was a thwarted coup attempt in Niger in March 2021, when a military unit tried to seize the presidential palace days before the recently elected Bazoum was due to be sworn in.

The African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS earlier on Wednesday condemned what they called an attempted coup d’etat.

The president of neighbouring Benin, Patrice Talon, flew into Niger on Wednesday afternoon to assess the situation after meeting with Nigerian President Bola Tinubu who is also the ECOWAS Chairman.

“All means will be used, if necessary, to restore constitutional order in Niger, but the ideal would be for everything to be done in peace and harmony,” Talon told reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The United States called for Bazoum’s release, while the European Union, United Nations, France, and others condemned the uprising and said they were following the events with concern.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who spoke with Bazoum on Wednesday when he was being held in the presidential palace, said the U.S. economic and security partnership with Niger depended on the continuation of democratic governance.

Kylian Mbappe REJECTS £604million Offer from Saudi giants Al-Hilal, REFUSE to hold Talks>>>



Kylian Mbappe 

Kylian Mbappe REJECTS £604million Offer from Saudi giants Al-Hilal, REFUSE to hold Talks>>>

France striker Kylian Mbappe has turned down an approach from Saudi Arabian Pro League side Al-Hilal, after Paris Saint-Germain accepted a world-record €300million (£259m) offer for the talisman.

A delegation from Al-Hilal had travelled to the French capital city on Wednesday in a bid to open negotiations, and have attempted to convince Mbappe to join the Saudi Pro League, offering him an astonishing deal with an annual wage of £604m (€700m).

During their visit, Al-Hilal representatives had hoped to hold face-to-face talks with Mbappe’s representatives to try and persuade him to join their project.

Mbappe’s entourage however refused any discussions with the club, with the PSG star at no point considering a move to the Middle East.

The Ligue 1 champions had recently put the 24-year-old up for sale, following his decision not to extend his current contract at the Parc de Princes outfit.

His current deal expires at the end of the upcoming season upon which, he will be able to leave the club on a free transfer. PSG are adamant that will not happen and are actively listening to offers for the World Cup winner.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has already confirmed plans to sell Mbappe this summer if he does not agree a new deal, with the forward left out of the club’s pre-season tour of Japan.

China's Groundbreaking 10,000-Meter Journey Into The Cretaceous System


China's Groundbreaking 10,000-Meter Journey Into The Cretaceous System

The hole will reach far into the Earth's crust to the Cretaceous System.

Scientists in China have begun digging a 10,000-meter (32,808 feet) hole into the Earth, the deepest ever attempted in the country.

Digging down through 10 layers of rock, the team hopes to reach rocks from the Cretaceous Period, the layer known as the Cretaceous System, which dates back up to 145 million years. The project, which broke ground recently, could be used to identify mineral resources as well as help assess environmental risks like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, according to Bloomberg.

 The hole, while impressively deep, will not be the deepest human-made hole on Earth. That title goes to the Kola Superdeep Borehole, on the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia. The project, which spanned from May 24, 1970, to just after the collapse of the Soviet Union, saw the deepest branch of the hole reach 11,034 meters (36,201 feet) below sea level. 

The team found that the rocks deep below the Earth were a lot wetter than they were expecting. Before the borehole was found, scientists had thought the water would not permeate the rock so deeply. They had also been expecting to find a layer of basalt beneath the continent's granite, as this is what was found in the oceanic crust. Instead, they found that beneath the igneous granite was metamorphic granite. Since the continental crust was granite all the way down, this was evidence for plate tectonics, a theory that had only recently begun to be accepted when they began digging the borehole

Digging into the Earth doesn't always go so smoothly. An American team in the 1960s reached 183 meters (600 feet) beneath the seafloor, going through 13 meters (43 feet) of basalt in the uppermost layer of oceanic crust before the project was canceled due to mismanagement and financial troubles. With these problems aside, the task is still a huge undertaking.

“The construction difficulty of the drilling project can be compared to a big truck driving on two thin steel cables,” Sun Jinsheng, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told Chinese state news agency Xinhua of the latest Chinese efforts.

While exciting, mantle fans await disappointment. The Earth's crust, on land, is variable. On average it is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) thick, though under mountain ranges it can reach as much as 100 kilometers (62 miles). We are far from reaching the Earth's mantle and tasting the forbidden goo.

Paris Saint Germain ACCEPT €300m Record-Bid from Al Hilal for Kylian Mbappe



Reigning French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have accepted a world record €300million (£259m; $332m) bid for Kylian Mbappe from Al Hilal and have given the Saudi Pro League club permission to speak to the attacker.

The latest development comes after Les Parisiens left Mbappe out of their pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea and subsequently put him up for sale in the latest escalation of his contract saga.

Mbappe has long appeared intent on joining Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid, who failed to sign him last summer, but Al Hilal have now lodged an official offer for the player.

The 24 year-old informed PSG last month he would not be exercising the option in his deal signed last summer — but intended to stay for this coming season.

He has the option to extend his stay at PSG by a further year to 2025, but with the clause expiring at the end of the month, the French giants are preparing for the upcoming campaign without their talismanic frontman.

Any deal with Al Hilal would constitute a world-record transfer fee and see Mbappe earn a hugely lucrative salary rumoured to be around €13 million a week and €700m per season.

Al Hilal have already added to their ranks the likes of Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Kalidou Koulibaly from Chelsea and Sergei Milinkovic-Savic from SS Lazio, in what has been a busy summer of transfer activities.

Police arrest gunman in Anambra hotel, recover arms

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The surveillance operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested a lone gunman at a popular hotel (name withheld) in Awka, the state capital.

According to the Anambra State Police Spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the suspect was arrested after the police operatives observed his suspicious movements at the hotel premises.

Ikenga said, “The operatives, who observed the suspect prowling around the premises on July 20, 2023, accosted him and conducted a search on his person.

“One English-made pistol and three rounds of live ammunition were recovered from him.

“The suspect, who gave his name as Akuchieani Echezona, a male resident of Ifite Awka, was disarmed, arrested and taken into custody.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has ordered State CID Awka to take over the case and investigate the source of the weapon as well as the gunman’s intention for going armed to the hotel.”

He added that the suspect is to be arraigned in court at the conclusion of the investigation.

Remove Subsidy, Crash Naira Raise Fuel Price Raise School Fees All Good Leadership


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Oseloka H Obaze, One of the aides of the labour party presidential aspirant, has listed some of the policies that the current administration has made since it came to power

It is no longer news that the administration of president Bola Ahmed Tinubu came into power on may 29 and has since taken over the affairs of the nation

However, the president has removed the fuel subsidy and the prices of fuel have gone up

Aside that, there are several other policies that the current administration has made and several people are lamenting

According to the labour party chieftain in a post that he made on his official Twitter page, he listed some of the things that the administration has done

He said the administration has crashed naira and removed the fuel subsidy. He said that the administration has raised electricity tariff and fuel prices

Kindly read his full post below

Reason Why Men Release Quickly During Intimacy And Supplements To Take Regularly To Treat It


According to healthline"premature ejàculation" or "quick reléase" is a prevalent sèxual condition that affects many men around the world. It describes a situation in which a guy ejaculates during sèx earlier than he or his partner would like. While it's understandable to feel frustrated and let down by this, it's also crucial to recognise the multiple causes of the problem. Premature ejàculation can be treated with medical attention, but there are some substances that have shown promise. This article delves into the root causes of premature ejàculation and offers some supplement suggestions for men to try.

Causes of an Early Sack:

Stress, anxiety, sadness, and pérformance anxiety are among psychological elements that have been linked to premature ejàculation. The usual sèxual reaction can be disrupted by these mental elements, leading to a premature reléase.

Due to innate sensitivities in the genitourinary system, some men may be predisposed to ejaculate abruptly. Oversénsitivity of the neurological system or hormonal abnormalities may also play a role.

Premature ejàculation can be caused by difficulties in interpersonal relationships, such as fights or misunderstandings, a lack of emotional connection, or unresolved sèxual issues. These worries can be lessened with open dialogue and a loving companion.

Premature ejàculation remedies:

MedicalNewsToday reports that zinc is a vital mineral that helps with téstosterone production and general sèx wellness. Premature ejàculation, among other sèxual dysfunctions, has been associated with low levels of zinc. Zinc supplements have the potential to restore optimal levels and enhance sèxual performance.

L-arginine is an amino acid that helps relax blood arteries and increase blood flow by contributing to the production of nitric oxide. This supplement has the potential to enhance erection quality and postpone ejàculation. However, before introducing L-arginine to your regimen, it is vital to see a healthcare practitioner because it may interact with certain drugs.

Ashwagandha is a herb with stress-relieving adaptogenic qualities called ashwagandha. It has been shown to reduce anxiety and boost sèxual performance. Ashwagandha's stress-busting properties could make it useful for treating ejàculation that occurs too soon.

Although premature ejaculation is a treatable problem, it can cause significant distress for men and their relationships. Premature ejàculation can be treated if the person seeking help is aware of the psychological and biological elements that contribute to it. Some supplements, when added to a healthy lifestyle, may offer additional benefits on top of following a doctor's orders. However, before beginning any supplement programme, it is vital to consult with a healthcare expert to confirm safety and efficacy. Keep in mind that a more fulfilling sèxual experience can be the result of both honest dialogue with your spouse and a mutually helpful approach to the problem.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta Of The Supreme Court Died In Office Because Of Embarrassment Of Atiku we


The Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has alleged that the false allegations of corruption against Judges has influenced the verdict being given by sitting judges over the years. According to Vanguard Newspaper, the Former Vice President claimed that the distinguished Justice Sylvester Ngwuta died in his office due to the stigma of being referred to as a corrupt judge. Atiku argued that the same pattern of intimidating Judges to get favorable decisions could repeat itself with the 2023 Presidential Election Petition. 

Atiku in a statement signed by his media adviser, Paul Ibe said on Saturday, ''The APC has over the years built a reputation of Judiciary intimidation. They accused about 10 Judges of Corruption, stormed their homes and got them suspended, and yet could not convict a single one of them. Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court ended up dying in office because of embarrassment. 

Now, they have initiated a new plot this time around, they want to intimidate the judges into delivering favorable judgments for them at the election tribunal. We draw the attention of the International community and indeed, Nigerians to this plot to steal the mandate of over 200 million people.''

APC Chairmanship]: President Tinubu Looks To Ganduje As Adamu’s Replacement


[APC Chairmanship]: President Tinubu Looks To Ganduje As Adamu’s Replacement

Strong indication emerged Wednesday evening that President Bola Tinubu is looking towards a close ally to replace Senator Abdullahi Adamu as...

Strong indication emerged Wednesday evening that President Bola Tinubu is looking towards a close ally to replace Senator Abdullahi Adamu as National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

According to Vanguard Newspapers, former Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje is being pencilled down as a suitable replacement for the former Senator who resigned on Sunday.

Consequently, the newspaper gathered that Ganduaje’s name has been dropped from Tinubu’s list of ministerial nominees.

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