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Study: Eating allium vegetables lowers risk of colorectal cancer

A recent Chinese study found that eating more allium vegetables may slash the risk of getting colorectal cancer. Allium is the Latin word for garlic.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido to ‘return home soon’, risking arrest

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said he would return home after a visit to Ecuador and called for new protests next week against President Nicolas Maduro, whose government had banned him from travelling abroad.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attends the opening ceremony of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice in Caracas, on January 24, 2019. (Photo by Federico PARRA - AFP)

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro writes to pope for help

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he has written to the pope asking him to help mediate his country’s crisis after a swathe of nations recognised a rival opposition chief as interim leader.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis in historic Arabian Peninsula visit

Pope Francis is set for a historic trip to the UAE, the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, as he seeks to boost the Vatican’s outreach to Islam.

Venezuela opposition leader increases pressure on Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leader has stepped up his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro, rejecting an offer of talks with the socialist leader and calling for a “major demonstration.”
This picture released by Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro delivering a speech during a meeting in the framework of the preparations for the Bicentennial Angostura Congress and the Military Exercise “Soberania 2019” at the Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas on January 15, 2019. (Photo by Marcelo GARCIA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP)

Tensions rising in Venezuela ahead of rival protests

Opposition supporters and regime loyalists in Venezuela are set to hold competing mass street rallies on Wednesday, two days after a failed mutiny by soldiers hoping to spark a movement that would overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.
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Gay Latin rapper Kevin Fret shot dead in Puerto Rico

The 24-year-old musician, known as Latin trap music's first openly gay artist who has been credited with "transforming the genre", was killed in the country's capital San Juan on Thursday, according to police.
Venezuelan migrants have lunch at the "Without Borders" shelter, in northern Lima on August 31, 2018. A year ago Peruvian textile entrepreneur Rene Cobena started to help eight Venezuelan migrants, offering them one meal a day and a bunk. Now the house he rented, turned into a shelter, housing 200 people, including 30 children, who thanks to donations and Cobena's good will have a support to start from scratch. / AFP PHOTO / CRIS BOURONCLE

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis.
Camila Cabello accepts the video of the year award next to Madonna at the MTV VMAs 2018. Lucas Jackson-Reuters

Camila Cabello beats Beyonce, Drake in MTV video awards

Cuban-born Camila Cabello beat out heavy hitters Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Drake to take home the two top prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Monday.

Brazil’s Lula da Silva launches presidential bid from prison

Even behind bars, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will secure his leftist party’s nomination Saturday and continue to overshadow more likely candidates in the country’s most unpredictable presidential election for decades.
The new parents to Kulture Kiari Cephus ... Cardi B and Offset pictured in Minneapolis, in February. Omar Vega-Invision-AP

Rap star Cardi B gives birth to daughter Kulture

Cardi B, who has quickly risen to become one of the most prominent women in hip-hop, has become a mother, announcing Wednesday the birth of daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus.

Governor Ajimobi secures N20 billion for Oyo basic, secondary schools’ education

The Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led government in Oyo State has secured over N20 billion for both ongoing and newly approved projects to enhance the infrastructural and other educational developments in the state.

Lawyers urged to offer free legal services to less privileged

Mrs Joy Bob-Manuel, the Director General, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON), has appealed to lawyers to offer free legal services to the indigent, who could not afford to secure the services of legal practitioners.

Latin American fans buying World Cup tickets faster than Europeans

Latin American fans are buying tickets for the World Cup in Russia faster than Europeans, according to figures published by world football governing body FIFA on Tuesday.

Venezuelan prison fire leaves nearly 70 people dead

Up to 70 deaths have been reported at the Polices Central Detention centre in Valencia, in the northern Venezuelan capital of Carabobo state, according to government sources.

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI says he is frail, in last phase of his life

In a rare public statement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he is becoming increasingly frail but is at peace with the prospect of death.

US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil – Rex Tillerson

The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country's people.

Alex Ekwueme: Earth to earth

Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s venerable vice president from 1979 to 1983, gave up the ghost in a London hospital last November 19. It has taken me a whole two months to write a tribute in his memory because I have yet to reconcile myself fully to the reality of his departure.

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Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigerian government inaugurates infectious disease centre in Abuja

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated the first Infectious Disease Centre (IDC), in the Federal Capital Territory, and handed it over to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH).
Manchester United fans are planning a mass walkout in the next home game against Wolves on February 1st, as reported in The Mirror.

Ian Wright accuses Manchester United of ‘dithering’ over transfers

The 21-year-old impressed with his performances in the Champions League last season, most notably against Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea will have to wait until at least the summer to try and secure the signings of top attacking targets Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.

Manchester United optimistic about signing Jadon Sancho

The Premier League side are yet to find an agreement with the German club for the England international but latest reports claim that the Red Devils believe a deal can be done before the transfer window closes next month.
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Diamond League: Ese Brume finishes second In Doha

The reigning African women Long Jump champion, Ese Brume, recorded an impressive outing at the Doha Diamond League on Friday.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit.