Ahmad Salkida, a twitter user and resident in Zamfara. Made it clear in a tweet on Tuesday where newly wedded couple were abducted in their house last night. Read tweet below,
“As we went to sleep, Madaba village in Magami District in Zamfara was attacked, with dozens killed and wounded. Also last night, a group of bandits invaded a house of a newly wedded couple in Birnin-Magaji and abducted the bride. This is everyday life in #Zamfara #Nigeria “.
He also got comments from other tweeters concurring to the bandits callous acts to threatening lives around the neighbouring village.
In 2018 a total of not less than 37 were killed, read article below .
Armed bandits have launched an atack on Magami community in Faru District of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, leaving no fewer than 17 people dead.
Just last week, more than 20 people were killed in attacks on communities in Birnin Magaji.
In yet another incident, the Nigeria Police Force lost 16 officers in an ambush by bandits in Zamfara, which occurred on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
According to Daily Trust, residents narrated how dozens of armed men arrived in the community, shooting sporadically and killing many people.
“They were chasing and shooting people dead on motorbikes, I saw them approaching and I tried to alert the other residents. Some were able to escape the carnage, but others were unfortunate and got trapped and killed,” a resident, Ali Hassan, said.
SP Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state Police Command, noted that the Commissioner of Police, Usman Belel, had deployed additional a tactical team comprising PMF/CTU/FSARS to Magami village to compliment the efforts of Police teams and other sister security services.
According to Shehu, the Police Commissioner alongside the scting Governor of Zamfara State, as well as heads of security agencies were at the scene earlier on Sunday to assess the situation.
Speaking on the incident, Shehu said: ”The unit of the PMF/CTU personnel has already arrived the village and they were directed to operate in collaboration with the military and other security personnel to restore normalcy and forestall any security threat by any disgruntled person or group of persons.
“While the Command condoles the government and people of Zamfara State over the unfortunate incident, it has also vowed to arrest and bring to justice the perpetrators of this dastardly act. The Command in this regard appeals for continued collaboration with all the security agencies in the state to bring lasting peace in the community and security to Zamfara State.”
What do you think the Government should do about the bandit case?
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations.
In his message, Xi said that Sudan was one of the first African countries to establish diplomatic relations with China. He said that in the past 60 years, China and Sudan have seen a healthy and stable development of their relationship. In 2015, China and Sudan established a strategic partnership.
Xi said he highly values the development of China-Sudan relations and is willing to work with Bashir to take the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties to deepen the cooperation in building the Belt and Road, and implement the results from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit, so as to lift the bilateral strategic partnership to new heights.
For his part, Bashir said bilateral relations between the two countries have developed steadily in various fields over the past 60 years. He said Sudan is willing to continue to strengthen friendship and cooperation between the two countries, work to build a community with a shared future, and actively participate in the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.
On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Sudanese Prime Minister Mutazz Musa also exchanged congratulatory messages.
Li said in his congratulatory message that China is ready to work with the Sudanese government to expand and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and further enhance the well-being of the two peoples.
Mutazz said that Sudan will work with China to continuously consolidate the traditional friendship between the two countries.
The President Presidents of both country met some time last year. See their correlation and signing of the deal.
“Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir ahead some time in 2018 for the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Xi highly appreciated Al-Bashir’s deep friendship with China and his important contributions to advancing China-Sudan relations.
Calling Sudan an influential country in Africa and the Arab world, Xi said China firmly supports Sudan’s efforts to safeguard sovereignty, security and stability and opposes foreign interference in Sudan’s internal affairs.
Pragmatic cooperation between China and Sudan has played an important part in promoting the economic development of both countries and stands as a fine example of South-South cooperation, Xi said.
China welcomes Sudan’s participation in the Belt and Road construction and would like to take the opportunity to boost energy cooperation between the two countries and create a new mode of agricultural cooperation covering the entire industrial chain, Xi said.
China commends Al-Bashir’s active engagement in pushing the signing of a comprehensive peace deal by all parties in South Sudan and is willing to work with Sudan to make an active contribution to peace and stability in South Sudan, the Chinese president added.
Hailing the solid mutual political trust and deep traditional friendship between the two countries, Al-Bashir spoke highly of China’s great achievements in development and its important role on the international stage.
Al-Bashir expressed his gratitude for China’s firm support for Sudan’s efforts to safeguard sovereignty, independence, and stability, as well as for Africa’s course of peace and development.
Sudan supports the Belt and Road Initiative and the proposal for building an even stronger China-Africa community with a shared future, Al-Bashir said.
The Sudanese president also expressed the willingness to enhance pragmatic bilateral cooperation between the two countries and their coordination in global and regional affairs.
After the meeting, the two presidents witnessed the signing of agreements on bilateral cooperation”.
Congratulations to them! Do you think Nigeria needs this bilateral correlation with China?
World Cancer Day is a campaign meant to inspire change and mobilize action. Its theme for 2019 is “I am and I will.”
Cancer is now becoming a major public health problem in China. With one-fifth of the world’s population, China now takes up 22 percent of new cancer cases and 27 percent of cancer deaths worldwide.
More importantly, China’s cancer spectrum is significantly different from that of developed countries. The 4 most common cancers diagnosed in China are lung, stomach, liver, and esophageal cancer.
These cancers account for 57 percent of the cancers diagnosed in China, compared with 18 percent in the United States. Also, these cancers diagnosed in China comprise between one third and one-half of the global incidence burden from lung, stomach, liver, and esophageal cancers.
In comparison, the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States are cancers of the lung, breast, prostate, and colorectum. The most common cancers in China are those that have rather poor survival rate; whereas those in the United States, with the exception of lung cancer, are dominated by cancers with a good prognosis, and, for prostate and breast cancers, the incidence may be inflated by diagnostic activities linked to early detection and screening.
The difference in cancer type distribution contributes significantly to the difference in mortality rate.
Of course, the situation is also in the change. In the past, the living conditions in China were poor, and thus the incidence of so-called “cancer of poverty” such as liver cancer, stomach cancer and cervical cancer caused by chronic infection was high.
Nowadays, “cancer of poverty” has decreased due to improved living conditions. However, the incidence of the so-called “cancer of affluence”, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer, has been increasing rapidly due to the growth of living standards and changes in diet, lifestyle, etc. The fundamental mechanism of affluence-related cancer is complicated.
Yet, some studies have shown that breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer are rather associated with eating high fat and high protein food, and physical inactivity.
In addition, modern people, especially those office workers in large cities, work under pressure, lead a busy life and suffer from physical and mental sub-health, which also, to some extent, contributes to the increasing incidence of affluence-related cancer. While “cancer of poverty” has not yet been fully controlled, “cancer of affluence” has already hit the country.
China now has to fight a two-front war against cancer, and the situation is very serious. The high cancer death rate in China can be contributed by factors such as weak awareness of cancer prevention and screening and limited diagnostic tools. At the same time, with the increased aging population, environmental degradation and food safety issues, the incidence of cancer in China has seen an upward trend for many years.
China is a country with a high incidence of stomach cancer. In 2015, there were 680,000 new stomach cancer cases and 500,000 deaths, accounting for nearly one-third of all cancers in China.
On average, nearly 1,364 patients died of stomach cancer every day, and that is six people every minute. Both the stomach cancer patients and deaths in China account for approximately 50 percent of the global total.
In China, more than 80-90 percent of patients with stomach cancer are in advanced stage at the time of diagnosis, and the rate of early detection is only 7-10 percent, which results in a 5-year survival rate of less than 30 percent.
Japan and China are both East Asian countries with a high incidence of stomach cancer. With similar lifestyles, the Japanese have a higher incidence of stomach cancer than Chinese.
However, Japan is the country with the highest recovery rate of stomach cancer in the world. Japan’s 5-year stomach cancer survival rate can reach 80 percent, mostly because early screening is available for its whole population.
The slogan of Japan’s cancer detection is “the sooner cancer is detected, the better it is treated”. Since 1990, approximately 6 million people in Japan have attended the screening for stomach cancer annually, and gastroscopy is a mandatory part of health check-ups for people aged 40 or above.
In this way, the risk factors and precancerous lesions of gastric cancer (PLGC) are constantly monitored, and the cancer is detected and then treated at its early stage by regular gastroscopy examinations.
How will China deal with the serious problem of cancer? While seeking new multidisciplinary treatments, we need to learn how to prevent and screen cancer.
The successful experience of stomach cancer prevention and control in Japan is a good reference. We need to raise awareness of cancer prevention and screening, improve comprehensive treatment of cancer, and enhance medical services in rural areas. The government must make policies to build a national cancer prevention and control system and emphasize on individuals’ role in cancer prevention.
The government should also increase its investment and strengthen its supervision over national cancer prevention funds. We need a shift of mindset to change from taking an early cancer screening to applying professional early prevention and control techniques. We should raise the awareness of the public for cancer prevention and taking proactive approach to warn against the risks of cancer-causing habits. By doing so, we can prevent and control cancer with lower costs.
Editor’s note: Dr. Hu Kun is deputy secretary-general of the Academic Advisory Committee, Cancer Rehabilitation Society, Chinese Anti-cancer Association. The article reflects the author’s opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.
AHEAD of the forthcoming general elections in the country, Parish Priest of the Church of the Annunciation, Arab Road, Gbazango, Kubwa Abuja, Rev. Father Kwaggas Matthew has told members of his parish to start coming to church service with their Permanent Voters Card, PVC.The Michika born cleric in Adamawa state, told his parishioners that any member especially the communicants that did not come to church with his or her PVC will be starved of the holy communion.
The vocal priest who had at the inception of the present administration in the country criticised the former government of allowing looting of the economy to take place in a large scale and had commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has of late expressed disappointment with the administration.
The fiery priest condemned what he described as lukewarm attitude of the government over the killings of innocent Nigerians especially Christians in the North central by suspected herdsmen while the Indegenous People of Biafra, IPOB was proscribed by the government as a terrorist organisation.
He admonished his parishioners to ensure that they come out on February 16, to vote for a candidate of their choice in the Presidential election but also added that they should vote for a candidate that will stop further killings and poverty in the country.
According to him, “Next Sunday, no PVC, no communion. If you have PVC and refuse to vote, you allow evil to prevail. Intensify your prayers for I peaceful conduct of the election come Saturday 16th February.
“Come out and vote for a candidate of your choice. I have my own PVC and I will come out and vote. You should vote for the candidate that will not continue to kill you and a candidate that will not continue to inflict pains on the people.”
He wondered why those in authority should dislike truth and go after anyone that tried to speak the truth, promising that he would continue to speak the truth every time.
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Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta early Sunday by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox. The agency says he is illegally present in the United States.
ICE says that the rapper, whose real name is Shayaabin Abraham-Joseph, is a citizen of the United Kingdom, according to Cox. The agency alleges that he entered the US legally in July 2005, when he was a minor, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa. ICE says Abraham-Joseph became unlawfully present when his visa expired in July 2006.
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” ICE said in a statement. “ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
An attorney for Abraham-Joseph said his representatives were working to secure his release.
“We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with the authorities to clear up any misunderstandings,” Dina LaPolt said in a statement to CNN. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in this country, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”
Abraham-Joseph was also convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia, ICE said.
Cox said Abraham-Joseph was arrested in a targeted sting.
21 Savage features on the song “Rockstar” by Post Malone, which was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap Performance at the Grammys.
ICE’s allegation that Abraham-Joseph is British came as a shock to the artist’s fans, as he is most closely associated with Atlanta and its music scene. He has said the “21” in his name is a reference to a street gang in Decatur, and his songs often refer to his past in East Atlanta’s Zone 6. In “Bank Account,” for example, he raps that he is “straight up out the 6.”
The Atlanta-based rapper released his album “Issa Album” in 2017, featuring the hit song “Bank Account.” His second album “I Am > I Was” was released in December 2018. He has also released a collaborative album with Offset and Metro Boomin named “Without Warning” in October 2017.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Atiku Abubakar is an “indigene” of Cameroon.Kanu stated this on Saturday during his live broadcast from London, UK.
The IPOB leader further blamed Atiku for the failure of Alex Ekwueme .
Kanu said: “Some of you do not understand that the person behind the failure of Ekwueme in 1999 during PDP convention was Atiku
“Do you know that Atiku Abubakar is from Cameroon? His area of Adamawa was in Cameroon.
Kanu, however, warned Nigerians against voting in the forthcoming 2019 election.
“By voting, all you are doing is perpetuating the misery of our people.
“To vote in the zoo means to endorse 1999 fraudulent constitution. By voting, all you are doing is perpetuating the misery of our people.
On calling off the referendum given to Biafrans to boycott the 2019 election, Kanu called on the government to sign the document given to them.
According to him, that is the only way the 2019 election would not be boycotted by Biafrans.
“Those pressuring me to call off the election boycott know what to do, sign that document I gave to you and I will call off the election boycott, you know what the document contains.”
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, had some days ago declared February 16, 2019 date for a referendum to ascertain the number of Nigerians who want a separate Biafra republic through a peaceful and democratic process.
Later on Paul Ibe, Atiku’s media aide, speaking with Daily Independent, said Nnamdi Kanu should provide evidence that Atiku Abubaka is from Cameroonian.
He said: “You media should ask him to supply the proof. It is not the man that is being accused that you will ask. It is the person who made the allegations that you will ask to bring his proof of where he (Atiku) is from or where he is not from,”.
A family has been thrown into mourning after gunmen attacked them, stabed the father and mother, kidnapped the daughters, then later murdered them and removed their private parts.
The father, a resident pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Amiyi Obilohia, Isuikwuato, Abia state, was left bleeding badly by the assailants. His wife was also stabbed and they abducted his two daughters, Abia Facts reports.
The injured pastor was rushed to the hospital for treatment while a search for his daughters was initiated.
Sadly, the bodies of three ladies were later found along the Amaba – Ezere road in the region and it was discovered that two of the bodies belonged to the pastor’s daughters. The bodies found along the Amaba and Ezere community border were without head and breasts.
The decapitated bodies of the victims have been recovered.
“This is the father #RIPMERCYUNIZIK
If not for the strike, the children won’t be the dead. @ASUUNGR @AsoRock” a tweeter user who says he’s in thesame school with Mercy blames on ASUU STRIKE for the murder of the young ladies.