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Fruit juice ‘as bad’ as sugary drinks – researchers

Two medical researchers writing in one of The Lancet journals argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

EU summons 9 ministers for ‘last chance’ to tackle poor air quality

The European Commission on Tuesday summoned ministers from nine EU member states for a final chance to pledge how they will tackle air pollution before facing legal action for failing to meet the bloc’s emissions limits.

Diet of tomatoes, fruits helps restore lungs damaged by smoking – Study

Smokers who quit smoking and live on a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, have better chances of restoring their lung functions impaired by smoking, a new study finds.

UN assembly starts drafting plan for ‘pollution-free planet’

Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference heard Monday.

10.25 million obese children in Africa – report

African countries have largely failed to address a rising obesity epidemic that could soon become the greater public health crisis, experts said as new data was released.

World’s ‘heaviest’ woman Eman Ahmed dies in Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed, formerly the ‘heaviest’ woman in the world, passed away at 4.35am on Monday due to comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, The National reported.

Lack of sleep costs Australia $52.48bn – report

Sleep deprivation is costing Australia 52.48 billion dollars annually, a report released on Tuesday found.

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Niger govt reduces cost of motor cycle number plates

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger has approved a reduction in the cost of number plates for motor cycle owners, pegging the fee at N3,500 from N6,200, a government statement said on Sunday in Minna.

Senator Kwankwaso free to leave APC – Governor Ganduje

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has advised his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Suspected herdsmen kill 15-year-old boy in Kogi

Suspected Fulani herdsmen over the weekend allegedly ambushed and killed a 15-year-old boy identified as Mahmudu Audu at Guchidan village of Kupa district, Lokoja Local government area of Kogi State.

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal’s punishment from Man City ‘self-inflicted’

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Arsene Wenger revealed he was once visited by Pep Guardiola when the former Barcelona player wanted to sign for Arsenal.

Montenegro suicide bomber sought forgiveness in farewell note

A suicide bomber who blew himself up after throwing a grenade into the US embassy compound in the Montenegro capital Podgorica left a farewell note seeking forgiveness from his family, local media reported Friday.

Boko Haram attack Dapchi in Yobe

Yobe Commissioner of Police, AbdulMaliki Sumonu, on Monday confirmed an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.

Egypt presidential race starts with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi favourite to win

Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi likely to romp to victory in the absence of a serious challenger in the two-candidate race.

Autopsy carried out on taxi driver pushed to death by policeman over N200

An autopsy has been carried out on the body of late David Okoniba, the taxi driver, who was allegedly killed by a moving truck after being pushed by policemen in Benin, the Edo State capital, for refusing to part with N200.