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Former VP Sambo visits President Buhari

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Osinbajo said if the $3 billion was not looted, it could have built roads such as; Enugu-PH road; East-West road; Sagamu-Ore-Benin road; Kano-Maiduguri road; Abuja-Lafia-Akwanga-Keffi road; and Lagos-Abeokuta. "The Jonathan administration budgeted and spent over $10 billion on infrastructure in the 5 years between May 6, 2010 and May 29, 2015". "I am not saying that corruption under this administration has been completely dealt with; no, certainly not". Read More »

Teacher Retirement System of Texas Buys 141431 Shares of Nike (NYSE:NKE)

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It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Mariko Gordon increased its stake in Callaway Golf Co (ELY) by 0.88% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NYSE:NKE) for 5,770 shares. Douglass Winthrop owns 697,059 shares. Afam owns 93,982 shares for 0.59% of their portfolio. Hence the difference between Predicted EPS and Actual EPS reported is $0.06/share which shows an Earnings Surprise of 15 Percent. Read More »

New study finds Alzheimer's-related deaths on the rise

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And, if no new treatments are found, that number could hit 13.8 million by 2050, according to the new report on Alzheimer's disease facts and figures, published online March 20 by the Alzheimer's Association. This is expected to be the second year in a row that total costs have exceeded a quarter of a trillion dollars, the authors warned. The report also highlights personal benefits of early diagnosis for individuals and families. Read More »

SOHR says 80000 civilians have left Ghouta

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The New York-based Human Rights Watch said on Sunday that with Russia's continued support, the Syrian government was using unlawful tactics in the eastern Ghouta assault, including what appears to be the use of internationally banned weapons. Read More »

WHO Announces Plan to Review Plastics in Drinking Water

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The testing revealed 93 per cent of the bottles showed microplastic contamination from a combination of polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Fredonia State professor and researcher Dr. Sherri Mason speaking to the Chautauqua County Legislature in 2015, prior to its vote on a local law banning the sale of products containing microbeads. Read More »

FDA Looks to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes and Maybe More

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Previously, the FDA issued an ANPRM last week to explore a product standard to lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or nonaddictive levels. In contrast to the strong evidence that flavors contribute to youth tobacco use, the FDA cites only limited evidence that e-cigarettes as a whole are effective at promoting smoking cessation and a complete paucity of sound scientific evidence that flavors do so. Read More »

Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) Given Buy Rating at Noble Financial

The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Heron Therapeutics, Inc . have a median target of $30, with a high estimate of $42 and a low estimate of $27. Therefore 100% are positive. Heron Therapeutics had 38 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Heron Therapeutics, Inc . Read More »

NEXT Financial Group Inc Sells 6810 Shares of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV)

New England Research & Management Inc who had been investing in Abbvie Inc . for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $180.44 billion market cap company. (NYSE:MET) or 246,148 shares. King Luther Mngmt Corporation owns 608,470 shares. (NYSE:MET). Md Sass Invsts Svcs Inc reported 2.35% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. Read More »

United Nations calls for Turkey to revoke emergency decree, halt violations

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Turkey responded harshly, accusing the commissioner of relegating "the United Nations body under his administration into a position of collaborator of terrorist organisations". The report said, however, that the emergency powers appeared to be used to "stifle any form of criticism or dissent vis-a-vis the government". More than 100,000 websites were blocked in 2017. Read More »

The Altria Group Inc (MO) Shares Bought by Heritage Investors Management Corp

The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $63.1. MA ended last trade at 62.48 a share and the price is up more than -12.51% so far this year. (NYSE:WMB) on Monday, February 26. (NYSE:WMB) was sold by CHAPPEL DONALD R on Tuesday, September 26. Covington Investment Advisors Inc sold 25,000 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)'s stock declined 2.84%. Read More »

US Children Mostly Depict Female Scientists than Ever

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From the 1980s onwards, an average of 30% of girls and 83% of boys aged 6 sketched male scientists. Over time, both boys and girls drew women more often, with girls in particular drawing female scientists. "Women are still underrepresented in some fields, so it makes sense that children exposed to that environment are still reproducing those stereotypes", Miller says. Read More »

Nigeria Military Alerted Before Dapchi Abduction, Amnesty International Says

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Why it matters: Boko Haram on February 19, 2018, stormed a school in Dapchi , a town in the northeastern state of Yobe and kidnapped at least 110 girls aged 11-19 years old. "We will ensure that whatever means to rescue these girls will be done to get the girls..." "Why were insufficient troops available?" Buhari has also said he plans to negotiate for their release - a sign that the military may not be able to successfully rescue them. Read More »

ED challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi in 2G spectrum case

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The PTI had earlier reported that the Central Bureau of Investigation had moved the court against A Raja and Kanimozhi in the 2G case. Seems like the Special CBI judge OP Saini was well aware of what the future beholds as post granting the accused officials a clean chit, he imposed a bail bond of Rs 5 lakh on each to ensure their presence in a higher appellate court if the verdict is challenged in future. Read More »

Kagiso Rabada cleared to play third Australia Test after ICC overturns ban

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This brings Rabada's demerit points to a cumulated total of seven and therefore he is free to play with immediate effect. Rabada was joined by Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis and team manager Mohammed Moosajee for the hearing. Therefore, 1 demerit point accrues. "The actions contravened the principle that a dismissed batsman should be left alone". "I would particularly like to thank our legal team, led by Advocate Dali Mpofu and supported by the legal firm of David Becker and Associates, ... Read More »

Patients with macular degeneration regain vision in breakthrough study

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A man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s were given a special "patch" of stem cells to fix the damage to their eyes from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as part of a small-scale clinical trial. After the surgery, his eyesight improved so much that he could read the newspaper and help his wife with gardening. "It's brilliant what the team have done and I feel so lucky to have been given my sight back". Read More »

Australians don't know how to brush their teeth properly

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Combined with different sub-themes each year, the 2018 WOHD campaign: "Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health" urges people to make the connection between their oral health and their general health. Healthcare professionals are working towards a target of a 10% reduction in the proportion of children needing hospital care due to their dental health. Read More »

Use MRI scans not painful prostate tests, doctors urged

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The PRECISION Trial randomly allocated 500 men with suspected prostate cancer from 23 worldwide centres and found that using MRI to perform prostate biopsies leads to more of the harmful prostate cancers , and fewer harmless cancers being diagnosed, than the standard way of performing biopsies. Read More »

Is It Time To Buy AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI)?

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Vertex One Asset Management Inc increased Amtrust Finl Svcs Inc ( AFSI ) stake by 35.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The firm acquired 14,074 shares of the insurance provider's stock, valued at approximately $142,000. They offer workers' compensation insurance, extended warranty coverage, specialty middle market property and casualty insurance and a host of related products and services .They have built a reputation as an innovative, technology driven insurance company. Read More »

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (WTM) to Issue Annual Dividend of $1.00

The stock decreased 1.80% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $15.78. About 8.41 million shares traded or 58.07% up from the average. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. KeyBanc Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $125.0 target. (NYSE:HD) earned "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 13. The stock of White Mountains Insurance Group LTD . Read More »

Stem Cell Transplant for MS Shows Promise

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Disability was reduced in the stem cell transplant group, but worsened in the control group. "Stem cell transplant has been a potential “game changer” for treating MS patients but doctors insist it is not a one-size-fits-all solution". Read More »

Logic's 'Bobby Tarantino II' Debuts at No. 1

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Responding to a tweet congratulating Logic on debuting at number 1 with Bobby Tarantino II , Royce tweeted, "He on some DMX shit", comparing his run to that of the NY rapper. 1 since Everybody last May. Logic will promote his chart-topping projects on "The Bobby Tarantino Vs". At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 , Lil Yachty notches a new personal high-water mark on the list, as he sails in with his new studio album, Lil Boat 2 , bowing with 64,000 units (7,000 in traditional ... Read More »

SC dismisses PIL seeking Bihar CM's disqualification

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However, when asked to respond to the recent statement of NDA ally and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan who said that the recent bypoll losses in UP and Bihar were a matter of concern and the NDA needed to take along every section of society, Nitish said, "He (Ram Vilas) is not a small leader". Read More »

Carson Wentz posts video of himself throwing

Carson Wentz has taken an encouraging step in his rehabilitation. It is likely Wentz has to wear the brace to throw at this point, but having him get used to throwing in it and having it on is a good thing for the Eagles. Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles also remains on the roster with a year left on his contract and no obvious trade partner after the gauntlet first week of free agency. Read More »

Meadville-area gas prices dip below state average

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Gas prices in Las Vegas Sunday were 21 cents a gallon higher than a year ago and about 7 cents more than a month ago . Huntsville- $2.26, up 0.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.26. Gasoline prices in Chattanooga rose an average of 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, reversing three weeks of rising prices of fuel just as spring break travel picks up. Read More »

Jose Mourinho's Luke Shaw treatment 'brutal — Sunday Supplement

Swansea never got going on a freezing afternoon in south Wales and can now concentrate on trying to preserve their Premier League status. Mourinho accused them of "a lack of personality, lack of class and lack of desire". It would be March before he played in the league again. Now, as his Manchester United side limp to this season's finish line with the FA Cup their own only trophy hope, he's being reminded of that week-in, week-out. Read More »

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; what signs to look for

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Patients are encouraged to visit their healthcare provider if they have the following symptoms. People who regularly ate pro-inflammatory foods were 37 percent more likely to develop colon cancer and 70 percent more likely to develop rectal cancer, compared with those who had a lower inflammatory diet, the findings showed. Read More »

Why Buhari cancelled Rwanda's trip

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National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba in a statement in Abuja, said that signing the agreement was "extremely risky and radioactive neo-liberal policy initiative being driven by the Ministry of Trade and Investment that seeks to open our seaports, airports and other businesses to unbridled foreign interference never before witnessed in the history of the country". Read More »

India hosts informal WTO ministerial meeting

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The Trump administration also imposed a punitive import duty of 25 percent and 10 percent on steel and aluminum respectively - a step strongly opposed by India. The US has blocked the appointment of judges at the DSB on the ground that the functioning of the Appellate Body needs to be reformed. "We are facing many challenges in the WTO and outside. Read More »

Mnangagwa says Zimbabweans return $591mn stashed overseas

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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a three-month amnesty for the return of public funds illegally stashed overseas when he was sworn in in November. President Ramaphosa whose country is now facing the contentious land issue said he has some lessons to draw from the Zimbabwean experience and that his country is going to engage in a rich dialogue on the matter. Read More »

PTI welcomes TV anchor Amir Liaquat Hussain, actor Abid Ali

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The latter will announce his membership at a news conference with Imran Khan, he had said while speaking to a private TV channel. The PTI chief was referring to Saturday's statement by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who expressed anger over the heaps of garbage dotting Karachi. Read More »