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Ogun council boss warns drivers against driving under influence of alcohol

Mr Akeem Bello, the Chairman, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, has advised drivers to desist from driving under the influence of alcohol to stem accidents, especially during the festive period.
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Former boxer David Defiagbon passes on in Las Vegas

Nigerian Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games boxer David Defiagbon was declared dead in Las Vegas, United States last Saturday.
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Pathologist attributes Zainab Nielsen death to suffocation

A Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere has been told how Nigerian singer, Zainab Nielsen, alias Alizee, and her three and half-year old daughter, Petra, died of head injuries and asphyxia (or suffocation) that were not self-inflicted.

FRSC attributes major road accidents to disobedience of traffic rules

The Itori Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has attributed most of the road accidents in the state to non-compliance of basic traffic rules and regulations by motorists.

Indonesian village bans WiFi after children were caught accessing porn sites

A village in a conservative region of Indonesia is pulling the plug on wireless Internet after children were caught accessing porn sites instead of going to Koran study class, officials said Monday.
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Coroner: US rapper Mac Miller died of drug overdose

Rapper Mac Miller was killed by a deadly mix of drugs and alcohol, the Los Angeles medical examiner’s office said on Monday.

Satguru Maharaj Ji: Foreign names not ideal for Africans

Leader of the One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has proclaimed that the best way to have enduring peace in Africa is for its peoples to drop foreign names and revert to their indigenous names.

Death toll from Iran alcohol poisoning rises to 84

Iran’s health ministry on Monday said a total of 84 people have died and nearly 1,000 been poisoned from consuming bootleg alcohol over the past six weeks, ISNA news agency reported.

Somalia destroys container full of contraband alcohol

Customs and police authorities in Somalia seized and destroyed on Thursday a container full of contraband alcohol.

Expert cautions smokers, drug addicts on dangers of kidney cancer

Dr Ovo Samuel, a medical officer at the General Hospital Ughelli in Edo State, says smokers are liable to develop kidney cancer at age 40 and above.
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Expert: Dehydration causes memory loss

Dr Jide Owolana, the Chief Medical Director, Living Standard Hospital, Benin, said on Tuesday that dehydration of the human body could lead to memory loss.
A man prepares to cast his vote at a polling station in Libreville during the first round of the country's legislative and municipal elections on October 6, 2018. Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, votes in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls after a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud. / AFP PHOTO / Joel TATOU

Gabon votes for first time since violence-marred 2016 election

Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, started voting Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls, the first since a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud.

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo’s lawless east

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.

WHO: Harmful use of Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide annually

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has revealed that harmful use of alcohol kills three million people worldwide every year, which represents 5.3 % of all deaths.

Data shows heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death

Heart disease is still Australia’s leading cause of death but alcohol-induced deaths are on the decline, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday.

WHO: Alcohol kills over 3 million people yearly

Alcohol is responsible for the death of around 3 million people per year, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

Centre seeks policy to regulate alcohol in Nigeria

Government and policy makers have been urged to implement a National Alcohol Policy with a view to discouraging it’s addiction and abuse.

Alcohol poisoning kills 19 in Malaysia

At least 19 people have died and more are receiving treatment, following a series of suspected alcohol poisoning in recent days, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday.

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