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The World Health Organisation says eating garlic and regularly rinsing the nose with saline solution will not guard against coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV).

WHO: Garlic, salt water can’t protect against coronavirus

The World Health Organisation says eating garlic and regularly rinsing the nose with saline solution will not guard against coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV).
Dr Mohammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment has advised Nigerians to stop eating rats for now as 29 deaths cases have been recorded due to Lassa Fever outbreak in the country.

Lassa fever: Minister advises Nigerians to stop eating rats

Dr Mohammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment has advised Nigerians to stop eating rats for now as 29 deaths cases have been recorded due to Lassa Fever outbreak in the country.
Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.

East Africa: Locust outbreak sparks calls for international help

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa could prove disastrous for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts have warned, amid increasing calls for international help.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Minister: Federal government develops pneumonia control strategy

The Federal Government says it has developed pneumonia control strategy and implementation plan as part of renewed efforts to ensure survival and well-being of Nigerian children.

Group urges federal government to prosecute environmental polluters

The Green Resilience, a climate, and an environmental advocacy group have urged the Federal Government to enforce laws on environmental pollution and prosecute environmental polluters in the country.

$600 million steel plant to create 3,000 jobs, save forex

The Group Managing Director, African Industries Group, Mr. Alok Gupta, on Thursday said Nigeria will gain a lot from the company’s huge $60 0million steel plant in Kaduna State.

Many Nigerian lecturers are unqualified – ASUU chief

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has decried the recruitment system in the universities, regretting that many people not qualified to teach had found their way into the system.

Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.

NAFDAC calls for strict compliance with safety regulations

The National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned agro input dealers in Taraba State to get listed immediately or face the relevant sanctions which may let to closure of their businesses.

NAFDAC calls for strict compliance with safety regulations

The National Agency For Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned agro input dealers in Taraba State to get listed immediately or face the relevant sanctions, which may lead to closure of their businesses.
After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong.”

Thousands take to the streets in Hong Kong in fresh round of protests

After a week of relative calm, thousands of anti-government protesters, including many elderly residents, took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong.”

Flood victims receive 14,000 bags of free fertiliser in Kebbi

Flood victims in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi on Friday received assistance of 14,000 bags of fertilizer and other inputs donated by the National Food Security Council.

Shoemaker in court over theft of N7 million bitumen

A shoe maker, Kayode Owolabi, 25, on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of bitumen chemicals worth N7 million.
President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral meetings with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa 1

Cyril Ramaphosa to host President Buhari in South Africa

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will this week travel to South Africa for a State visit, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Bi-National Commission (BNC).
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN: Government should adopt direct contact approach in assisting farmers

Mr. Moses Oladipupo, the Deputy Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Osun chapter, has called for a direct contact approach from the government when assisting and dealing with farmers.
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Osun farmers demand direct relationship with government

Mr Moses Oladipupo, the Deputy Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Osun chapter, has called for a direct contact approach from the government when assisting and dealing with farmers.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

Scientist urges federal government to fund researches

A scientist, Prof. Adekunle Amoo has called on the Federal Government to fund researches in tertiary institutions to encourage science and technology-based innovations.
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WHO advocates more research on health impact of microplastics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impact on human health.

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