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Nigerians spend N730 billion on sports betting annually

Nigerians spend over 730 billion Naira annually on sports betting and at least two billion naira is generated daily, recent research data shows.

Experts: One out of five individuals vulnerable to mental illness

A team of Medical Experts from the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano (AKTH) have said that one out of five individuals are vulnerable to mental illness.

Nigerian catholic priest suspended after rape charge from American teacher

The Pittsburgh Diocese of the Catholic Church in the United States has suspended Nigerian priest Cyprian Duru from ministry, after accusation of rape and legal action by 68 year-old retired English teacher Kathy Coll.
Oakland City Council has voted to decriminalize psychedelics that come from plants and fungi, including magic mushrooms.

Oakland becomes second US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

Oakland City Council has voted to decriminalize psychedelics that come from plants and fungi, including magic mushrooms.
Matthew Hedges was pardoned and deported to the UK after he was sentenced to life in prison for spying in the UAE [AFP]

Matthew Hedges: UAE coerced me to give false confession

UK academic Matthew Hedges has accused investigators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of subjecting him to psychological torture, and forcing him to give a false confession that he is an agent of the British spy agency, MI6.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Ministry: Earth tremors frequent in FCT, uncomfortable

Federal Government on Tuesday confirmed that the earth tremors observed in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was becoming more frequent than expected, describing the development as uncomfortable.

Kevin Spacey sued for ‘forcing masseur to grab his penis’

Kevin Spacey has been sued by a masseur who claims that he forced him to grab his penis in his house in Malibu, California, in 2016.

Expert: Stress can be good also

Dr Gregory Mowete, a medical officer in Abuja, says stress is not necessarily a bad health challenge as it has its positive side.

UCH offers automatic housemanship to three best ABUAD graduating medical doctors

The management of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has offered automatic horsemanship to three outstanding graduating medical doctors of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD).

Report: Ebola survivors suffer severe mental, neurological problems

Researchers who analyzed patients infected during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa found that some survivors had such severe health conditions that they were left unable to care for themselves.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue accidentally reveals anxiety treatment

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday he blundered in revealing to ESPN the details of his mysterious health problems — that he had been receiving treatment for anxiety.

Bayelsa government to probe ex-Governor Sylva’s role in Amassoma crisis

The Bayelsa State Government has concluded plans to probe the role of former governor Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the recent crisis that engulfed Amassoma community in which five persons were confirmed dead.

Psychologist: Stress weakens immune system, causes depression

Mr Moses Tingir, a clinical psychologist in Garki Hospital, Abuja, said workplace stress could adversely affect optimal performance, weaken the immune system and cause depression if not properly managed.

Stress during pregnancy ‘affects child’s brain development’

New evidence from fetal brain scans has shown that a mother’s stress level during pregnancy can change the neural connectivity in the brain of her unborn child, potentially affecting the baby’s brain functions.

Expert urges Nigerians to adopt sleep hygiene

Dr Itopa Garuba, a behavioural Scientist at the General Hospital Minna, has called on Nigerians to adopt sleep hygiene for the body’s general well being. ‎

Nwankwo Kanu’s wife begins ‘healthy lifestyle’ campaign for women

Amara Kanu, fitness coach and wife of ex-football superstar Kanu Nwankwo, is set to begin a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ forum for women.

Late corps member did not commit suicide – NYSC Coordinator

The National Youth Service Corps has ruled out suicide attempt in the death of a corps member, Nneka Odili, who was killed in a train accident on Thursday in Lagos.

Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens

Adolescents who experienced severe bullying by their peers earlier in childhood may be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than teens who weren’t routinely victimized by other kids, a Canadian study suggests.

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Leroy Sané was forced to hobble off with what appeared to be a knee injury just nine minutes into Sunday’s Community Shield.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Bayern Munich won’t move for injured Leroy Sane

The Manchester City winger, who has two years left on his contract, faces an estimated seven months on the sidelines after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Community Shield against Liverpool.

PSN endorses “tiered accreditation” to control drugs sale

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, has endorsed a proposed “tiered accreditation system” to control the flow and sale of medicines by patent and proprietary medicine vendors.
Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool’s squad unity and experience sees them well set to fight for silverware again this season after lifting the Champions League last campaign.

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren prioritising move to Roma – agent

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has prioritised a move to Serie A side Roma, according to agent Alessandro Lucci.

Kenyan players jailed 15 years for gang rape

A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced two rugby players to 15 years in prison for the gang rape of a female singer at a birthday party last year.
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Oyo government to partner NDE on youth empowerment schemes – governor

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has stated that his administration will partner with the National Directorate of Employment to take youths of the state out of poverty.