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NDDC ag-MD Gbene Dr Joi Nunieh and her team on an inspection of Kaa-Ataba Bridge

President Buhari to commission NDDC’s N10bn Kaa-Ataba bridge in Rivers

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC Gbene Dr Joi Nunieh, says that the Commission will invite President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the N10.9 billion Kaa-Ataba Road and Bridge linking Khana Local Government Area.to Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Cardiologist urges government not to approve schools without playfield

A Professor of Cardiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof Michael Balogun, has called on the government not to give approval to primary and secondary schools that do not have sporting field in their premises.

Cardiologist: Why everyone should avoid low blood pressure

Dr Okechukwu Anthony, a cardiologist, has said that chronic low blood pressure was dangerous because it rarely manifest obvious symptoms.

More mothers embrace breastfeeding – survey

As the campaign for exclusive breastfeeding gains momentum in Nigeria, newsmen reports that more mothers are embracing the art for the health and economic benefits of mothers and their babies.

Police uncover Chinese toxic waste factory, arrest two in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has uncovered a factory where e-waste are assembled and exported to China and Vietnam.

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.
Temitope Alonge

Temitope Alonge: Death from cardiovascular disease is on the rise

Temitope Alonge, the chief medical director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says the deaths recorded as a result of cardiovascular diseases is rising.
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Study: Noise may increase risk of heart attack, stroke

A preliminary study showed that exposure to environmental noises might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria advised to utilise forex reserves judiciously

As a result of interest rate normalisation in the United States and other advanced economies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure that it cautiously utilise Nigeria’s external reserves to guard against external shocks.

Federal government seeks increase of Nigeria’s AFREXIM Bank shares

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has said Nigeria is discussing the possibility of increasing its shareholding with AFREXIM Bank.

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

American Scientists have for the first time performed ‘prenatal gene editing’ to prevent a deadly metabolic disorder in lab animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.

No safe level of alcohol intake – study

There are drinkers who don’t care for their health and there are those who drink and argue that moderate alcohol consumption is healthy.
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Researchers establish dangers in sleeping for long hours

A new study by a team of researchers at the Keele University, Newcastle, United Kingdom has shown that people, who sleep for more than eight hours each night are at a greater risk cardiovascular disease and mortality than people who sleep for seven hours or less.
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Study: Multivitamins, supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes

A study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, researchers found no association between taking multivitamin and mineral supplements and a lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases.

WHO says adults require less than five grammes of salt daily

The World Health Organisation, has recommended that every adult should consume less than five grammes of salt; less than one teaspoon daily to maintain a healthy life.

Study: Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research published on Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Nigerians: New excise on alcohol, tobacco will curb addiction

Some Nigerians on Monday reacted to the new excise duties imposed by the Federal Government that consumers would pay more for alcoholic beverages they consumed and tobacco they smoke from today.

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.

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Governor Obaseki: We’re not aware of any APC rally in Edo on Friday

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has denied knowledge of an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally planned to hold in Benin City, on Friday, December 13.
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UNICEF: 1,727 children reunite with families in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it has supported rehabilitation and reintegration of 1,727 children cleared of links with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the past two years in Borno.

Youths urged to use social media for development

Mr Godwin Umukoro, Head, Legal Unit, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), South-South zone, has urged youths to use social media to promote human rights struggles.
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House of Reps to investigate ‘invasion of court’ by DSS operatives

The House of Representatives has directed the relevant house committees to investigate the event surrounding the rearrest of the founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, in the Federal High Court.

Kwara Assembly ‘bars’ lone PDP member after Appeal Court ruling

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday locked out a lawmaker elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon Abdulraheem Agboola.