By Professor Omoh T. Ojior, Ph.D.
The Saturday Sun of July 19, 2014, in Lagos, has it that members of the Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria (WITZAN), met recently at Afuze in Onwan (Owan) East Local Government Area of Edo State. The meeting which its focus was on the frightening state of affairs in the country; the political and socio-economic challenges facing the nation was called for by the Witches and wizards of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. Top on the agenda was the horrifying menace of the murderous Boko Haram, according to the Saturday Sun. According to the Newspaper report, the spokesman of the Witches and Wizards, “people with knowledge,” borrowing from the Russians, Dr. Okhue Iboi revealed that Nigerian Witches and Wizards “are deeply worried by what is going on in the country especially Boko Haram,” and that “As stakeholders in the Nigerian project,” they, the Witches and Wizards “can no longer afford to fold our hands while the nation burns.” Other important revelations by the spokesman include, that the fate of the leader of Boko Haram, Shekau is sealed by the Witches and Wizards; that his days are numbered; that in collaborations with Witches and Wizards of Tanzania and India, intercessory spiritual work was done to preserve Nigeria; that Nigeria’s Witches and Wizards in this international collaboration, the Witches and Wizards have resolved that Nigeria will not break up, but that there would be election related pockets of crisis here and there in the country.
Dr Nathaniel Usoro- Nigerian Pioneer of Bloodless Medicine. Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Calabar
By Ed Keazor
Dr Usoro can be described as the Nigerian pioneer of a procedure essentially over-turning 100′s of years of the belief that transfusions were crucial in Trauma Surgery. This had already been established in Europe and published in Medical Journals dating back to the 80′s. He however was responsible for introducing this to Nigeria, at the University of Calabar.
Europe under attack
‘When we had arrived [in Cork], I made a request to Lord Inchaquoin to give me a passport for England. I took boat to Youghal and then embarked on the vessel John Filmer, which set sail with 120 passengers. `But before we had lost sight of land, we were captured by Algerine pirates, who put all the men in irons.’
…the corsairs plundered British shipping pretty much at will…
Bring on the beans.
Can something as simple and inexpensive as beans really help with diabetes control?
Yes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Beans digest slowly, resulting in only a small rise in blood glucose levels.
(Natasha Longo) Pasteurization is a dangerous method of heating our foods with tragic side effects which are largely ignored by the FDA and downplayed by the dairy industry. To accept these facts would be to surrender after a hundred-year war indiscriminately waged against all bacteria–a hundred-year war that has now turned to attack the immune systems of the public. Here are 9 reasons why pasteurization destroys the nutritional and enzymatic value of milk and why you need to avoid it.
The fisherman, held on charges of cannibalism, was sentenced to 3.5 years on probation. This is the outcome of the story of the mysterious disappearance of a company of friends in the taiga of Yakutia in the autumn of 2012. Four men went fishing that day: two residents of the Saratov region and two local residents. A few months later, rescuers found only two of the four men. Human remains were found close to the site, where the men were discovered.
Cragg GM1, Newman DJ, Plants as a source of anti-cancer agents; J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Aug 22;100(1-2):72-9.
Plant-derived compounds have been an important source of several clinically useful anti-cancer agents.
Phantom of Colonel Gaddafi haunts French ex-President Sarkozy
A scandal is brewing in political circles of France. For the first time in modern history, former president of the country, Nicolas Sarkozy, was summoned for interrogation and even taken into custody. The pre-trial detention will last for 24 hours, but the period is likely to be extended for another day.
from The Nation Newspaper
Don turns crude bitumen to Asphalt for Ondo road repairs
A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)Ile Ife,Osun State, has refined the untapped crude Bitumen in Agbabu,Irele Local Government of Ondo State to Cold Mix Asphalt (CMA).
England’s first Moorish queen, mother of the black prince
Philippa was the daughter of William of Hainault, a lord in part of what is now Belgium. When she was nine the King of England, Edward II, decided that he would marry his son, the future Edward III, to her, and sent one of his bishops, a Bishop Stapeldon, to look at her. He described her thus: