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Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase risk of stroke – study

A new study has shown that even light-to-moderate consumption of alcoholic drink increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke.
Zainab Ahmed

FG to review alcohol taxes after companies struggle to make profit

The federal government says it is carrying out a review of the excise duties imposed on wines and spirits.

India toxic alcohol deaths jump to 143

At least 45 more workers have died in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor, police said Sunday, taking the death toll from the latest mass alcohol poisoning beyond 143.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

NAFDAC: No new registration for alcohol in sachets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will no longer approve new registration for alcohol packaged in sachets.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

NAFDAC: Drug abuse constitutes threat to society

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has described the high prevalence of drug abuse among youths in Nigeria as a threat to the society.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Zamfara declares three-day fast, prayers to tackle bandit attacks

The Zamfara Government has called on the people of the state to embark on three-day fast and intensive prayers to seek God’s intervention against the activities of bandits, kidnappers and other crimes.

Hisbah destroys 6,000 bottles of beer in Kano

Leading the destruction of the intoxicants, the Hisbah Commandant in Gwale Local Government Area, Alhaji Bala Sabon-Sara said the alcoholic drinks were confiscated at various entrances into the local government.

FRSC arrests 21 persons for drunk driving in Ogun

The Idiroko Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, said 21 people were arrested on Idiroko road for drunk driving during the Ember Months’ Special Patrol in 2018.
Babatunde Gbadamosi

Elections: Babatunde Gbadamosi condemns violence at Lagos APC campaign flag-off

Babatunde Gbadamosi, the Governorship Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), in Lagos State says if perpetrators of the violence at the APC Lagos rally are not swiftly dealt with, it will send a wrong signal to electorates.

Yuletide: Drunk drivers face three-month ban – FRSC

Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has said that any driver that tested positive on alcohol on highways would be banned from driving for three months.

Federal government, WHO partners to avert non-communicable diseases

The Federal Government says it is working in partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO) to reduce the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria in the next 10 years.

Unethical behaviour: FRSC chief orders probe into viral online video

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered an immediate investigation into a reported case of alleged unethical behaviour exhibited by Deputy Route Commander B Ojeamiran, a personnel whose video clip is currently distributed in various social media platforms, driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Cancer: Expert calls for inclusion of human papillomavirus, hepatitis in routine immunisation

The Chairperson, African Cancer Initiative (ACAI), Dr Obasohan Efe, has called for the inclusion of human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis in a routine immunisation, saying that they were the major cause of cancers in the world.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

Muhammadu Buhari appoints Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo as members of drug abuse committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

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.

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Owo calm as traditional burial rites commence for late monarch

Owo, an ancient city in Ondo State, wore a mournful look on Thursday following the demise of its traditional ruler, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, at 77.

Police arrest top ‘spiritual father,’ another over Channels TV staff kidnap

The police have nabbed a top kidnap kingpin and one other in connection with the alleged kidnap of Channel Television staff on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
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Federal government to divest 60% stake in Bank of Agriculture

In the bid to restructure the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) for efficiency, the Federal Government has moved to divest 60 per cent of its stakes in the bank.
U.S. White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, back left, joins in with traditional dancers as she is welcomed by local people on arrival to Adzope, Ivory Coast, Wednesday April 17, 2019, where she will visit Cayat, a cocoa and coffee collective. At right of Trump is Minister Patrick Achi. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said on Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has indicated his resolve to challenge a ruling by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, against his no-case-submission.

Code of Conduct tribunal dismisses Justice Onnoghen’s applications on jurisdiction

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has dismissed two applications filed by Justice Walter Onnoghen for lacking in merit.