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VCDP distributes N75 million equipment to 160 farmers in Niger

One hundred and sixty (160) agro-processors and farmers in Niger State have benefited from the distribution of production and processing equipment worth N75 million from the IFAD assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP-AF) in Niger State.
Five residents of a retirement home near the Italian capital Rome were found dead on Saturday after a suspected carbon monoxide leak, police said.

Carbon monoxide leak kills five at Italy care home

“Unfortunately there are five dead, then there are also five other residents in a serious condition and two care workers, a total of seven people in the hospital,” police told AFP.
At least five people have died at a nursing home in Italy from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, local media and officials said on Saturday

At least five dead after suspected gas leak at Italian nursing home

The incident happened at the Villa dei Diamanti care home in Lanuvio, a town near Rome, Italian firefighters said in a post on Twitter. “Some residents have [been] killed, while others have been hospitalised,” it said.
At least 18 people have died after being trapped in a mine in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, the region’s second such accident in just over two months.

Several killed in coal mine accident in China’s Chongqing

At least 18 people have died after being trapped in a mine in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, the region’s second such accident in just over two months.
At least 14 people were killed after Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas, authorities and local media said Friday.

Fourteen killed in wake of Hurricane Laura in US

At least 14 people were killed after Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas, authorities and local media said Friday.

Gynaecologist: Don’t smoke away your babies

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Abosede Lewu, says men and women, who smoke cigarettes experience high infertility rate than nonsmokers, due to health risks associated with smoking.
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Logging, charcoal business thrive in North-Central Nigeria despite campaigns – survey

Indiscriminate felling of trees for charcoal production has continued to thrive in some states in the North-Central in spite of government’s campaigns against the practice.

WHO: Patients who quit smoking one month to surgery have less complications

Smokers who quit smoking at least four weeks or more before their surgical operation are more likely to have lower post-surgical complications, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report has shown.
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LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi supports IMO on decarbonisation at sea

The Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic (LADOL) Base, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, has reiterated her support to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) vision to phase out Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible.

Expert: Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs

Smoking harms organs throughout human body, not just lungs as such related diseases as emphysema and lung cancer are among the leading causes of death among smokers, medical expert Maria Ocampo said.

NASRDA calls for policy, planning on air quality

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has stressed the need for policy and planning on air quality to safeguard citizens from harmful effects of air pollutants.

Rwanda bans shisha trade and smoking after Tanzania

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday.

Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia.

31 vessels laden with fuel, others, expected at Lagos ports

No fewer than 31 vessels are expected to arrive at the Lagos pilotage district with various cargoes, including petroleum products, wheat, corn, fertiliser and a host of others.

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Tottenham Hotspur have just faced “an egg on your face” situation.

Tottenham bantered by their own sponsor in hilarious gaffe

In a lengthy article, they have detailed what the new sponsors can bring to the table –innovative colour matching technology that will be used to bring spaces throughout Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Lilywhite House and the Training Centre to life in club colours.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary

The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.

Windstorm kills 1, displaces 575 in Imo community

A windstorm which occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle aged man and injured three others.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
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Police deploy 17,500 personnel for Rivers council election

The Police Command in Rivers has deployed no fewer than 17,500 personnel for Saturday’s Local Government elections in the state.

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Hacker sells millions of LinkedIn users’ data

Over 500 million users’ profiles of the popular American business and employment-oriented online service LinkedIn are currently on sale on a hacker site.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote for the fourth phase of the state legislative assembly elections in Howrah district near Kolkata on April 10. — AFP

Indian troops shoot dead four in fresh election riot

Five people were killed in fresh election bloodshed in the Indian state of West Bengal on Saturday, including four shot dead by paramilitary troops “in self-defence”, officials said.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to shut Ikeja road for 15 months

Traffic on Adegbola Street will be diverted from Sunday 11th April, 2021 for 15 months to enable the construction of Ikeja overpass for the Red Line Project of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that Flight Lieutenants John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele were the two pilots on its Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went missing during operation against Boko Haram in Borno State on Wednesday.

NAF airstrikes eliminate ISWAP leaders, fighters

In well-coordinated airstrikes and artillery fires, the Nigerian military eliminated top leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and scores of their fighters in Borno State.

Anambra election: PDP screens 10 aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for Anambra governorship election on Monday screened 10 of the 16 aspirants seeking the party’s ticket.