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WHO warns of rising child obesity worldwide

An estimated 41 million children under five worldwide are obese or overweight, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Fed govt seeks donor agencies support to upgrade National Parks

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibrin, has advised donor agencies to invest in the country’s National Parks to meet international standards.

Kano residents consume 2,245 slaughtered animals daily

Authorities say 2, 245 animals are slaughtered daily in four abattoirs in Kano metropolis daily for public consumption.


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I’m happy with my improved health – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed happiness that his health condition has recorded excellent improvement.

Federal govt begins implementation of gas master plan, awards $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kano pipeline

The implementation of the Nigerian Gas Master Plan (NGMP) got underway at the weekend as the federal government announced the award of $2,809,522,548.36 gas pipeline contract designed to run from Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano.

PDP asks federal govt to come clean on $1bn ECA withdrawal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the federal government to be more honest with Nigerians on what it plans to use the $1bn excess crude oil money approved for its use by the National Economic Council (NEC) last week.

Forensic auditors woo EFCC to aid in financial crimes detection

The Association of Forensic and Investigative Auditors (AFIA) in Nigeria has challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to engage their services in detection of fraud and other financial impropriety in the country.

Dangote accuses BUA of stealing and illegally mining limestone on its properties

Management of Dangote Group over the weekend accused BUA of engaging in illegal mining of limestone deposited in its Mining Lease No. 2541, located in a boundary town of Oguda/Ubo in Okene Kogi State.

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More than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar – MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed by Myanmar security forces in one month following a government-led crackdown in the country's Rakhine state in late August, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

NASC resolves to strengthen cassava seed system in Nigeria

Prof. Philip Olusegun Ojo, Executive Director, National Agricultural Seed Council, (NASC) has resolved to rid Nigeria of all manners of seed adulteration and entrench a better quality seeds system to boost agriculture.

Biafra: We’ll never allow another civil war – Ohaneze tells IPOB

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia, has vowed not to allow the Indigenous People of Biafra use Igbo youths to cause trouble.

‘Candidate Putin’ makes first appearance at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold an annual press conference Thursday in his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections.

60 injured as explosion rocks Austrian gas hub

An explosion rocked Austria’s main gas pipeline hub at Baumgarten east of Vienna on Tuesday, police said, with one unconfirmed media report saying 60 people were hurt.