Conservation: Bridge of Hope For World’s Rarest Primate

Conservation: Bridge of Hope For World's Rarest Primate

Swinging through the treetops comes naturally for gibbons. But that’s tricky if a landslide has torn a huge gap in the forest, making it difficult to roam far and wide, to find food or meet a date. For the rarest primate in the world, there’s now a temporary solution: a rope bridge reconnecting the trees. And scientists have filmed the ape, a type of gibbon, climbing or swinging across in seconds. Some used the ropes as a handrail, others swung by their arms and the most daring walked the tightrope.…

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5 elements of a well-rounded fitness routine

Fitness training: Elements of a well-rounded routineFitness training balances five elements of good health. Make sure your routine includes aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching.By Mayo Clinic StaffRelated informationWhether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise fanatic hoping to optimize your results, a well-rounded…

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Court voids sack of NIA’s ex-Acting DG

Court voids sack of NIA’s ex-Acting DG

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja has voided the dismissal of a former Acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Mohammed Dauda. In a judgment on Thursday, Justice Olufunke Anuwe, granted all the reliefs sought by Dauda, including an order for his reinstatement as a substantive director in the NIA. Justice Anuwe declared Duada’s dismissal, as a director in the NIA, as illegal, null and void and ordered his immediate reinstatement. The judge also ordered the full payment of his salaries and entitlements from the…

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#ENDSARS: No cell break in Lagos, say Police

#ENDSARS: No cell break in Lagos, say Police

The Lagos Police Command has described as mischievous reports that scores of suspects fled from the detention of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ikeja. There were claims on the social media many suspects fled from custody on Wednesday night while being moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti. Refuting the report, police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said it was an unfounded, baseless and mischievous rumour. He said: “The attention of the Lagos State police Command has been drawn to a rumour making waves on the social media…

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Party chieftain seeks police reform

Party chieftain seeks police reform

President Muhammadu Buhari and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu have been urged not to stop at dissolving the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) but to overhaul the police system. A chieftain of Labour Party in Osun State, Mr. Babatunde Loye, said there was need for the government to reform the unit institution. This, he said, would put an end to extra-judicial killings, extortion, engender professionalism and restore public confidence in the police. He lamented that many youths had been killed and assaulted due to the unprofessionalism of some triggered-happy officers.…

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Court extends order on Sugar’s family

Court extends order on Sugar’s family

Justice Kamorudeen Babatunde Olawoyin of an Ibadan High Court yesterday extended for another seven days his order restraining siblings of the late Temitope Issac Anthony Sugar from tampering with or selling his property. The ruling followed failure by Sugar’s siblings to file their response to the suit filed against them by his children. Defendants in the suit are Prince Yinka Olatoye and Gabriel Oladutun Olatoye. Justice Olawoyin on October 5 restrained the defendants/respondents or their agents “from intermeddling, selling or dealing with the estate of the late Temitope Isaac Anthony…

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Brexit: EU Leaders Call for UK Trade Talks to Continue

Brexit: EU Leaders Call for UK Trade Talks to Continue

EU leaders have called for post-Brexit trade talks to continue beyond the end of the week – the deadline suggested by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. At a two-day summit in Brussels beginning on Thursday, they called on the UK to “make the necessary moves” towards a deal. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said fresh “intensive” talks should aim to reach a deal around the end of October. But his UK counterpart said he was “disappointed” by the EU’s approach. Lord David Frost tweeted the EU was expecting “all future…

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