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Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil defends photo with Turkish president

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he would have been "disrespecting his ancestors' roots" had he not posed for photographs with the Turkish president.
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku reacts and speaks during a press conference at the Kazan arena, in Kazan, on July 5, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter final football match between Belgium and Brazil. - AFP PHOTO - Benjamin CREMEL

Romelu Lukaku looking to silence detractors against Brazil

In-form Romelu Lukaku will be key to Belgium's plans to unlock Brazil's formidable defence in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.

Willian: No room for mistakes at World Cup for title hopefuls Brazil

The Selecao are seen as one of the main competitors for the competition and will start their journey in Group E with games against Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

Plateau government uses incentives to attract pregnant women to attend antenatal

The Plateau Government has adopted the use of incentives to attract pregnant women to attend antenatal clinic to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the state.

Edo government maps out strategies against malnutrition

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Wednesday inaugurated the state’s Food and Nutrition Committee to ensure a sustainable roadmap towards identifying and encouraging the consumption of healthy food in the state.

Report: Food calorie cut can prevent premature deaths

Britain’s food industry was challenged by the government on Tuesday to reduce the number of calories in products used by families by 20 percent as part of a new strategy to cut childhood and adult obesity.

UNICEF: 19m babies at risk of brain damage annually due to lack of iodine

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life.

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.

War crimes judges award child soldiers $10 million in damages

International war crimes judges awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia and left brutalised by the horrific experience.

UNICEF charges govt on early childhood development

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has charged Nigerian government on the need to provide adequate foundation to enhance childhood growth and development.

Fed govt to contain further spread of yellow fever – NCDC

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed its readiness to contain further spread of yellow fever in the country.

UN explains causes of violent extremism among African youth

Deprivation, marginalisation and perceived state violence or abuse of power are pushing young Africans into the clutches of violent extremism, a study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has said.

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Another woman lynched in India after WhatsApp rumours

A mob lynched a woman in India after rumours circulated on WhatsApp about child kidnappers, police said Monday, days after the messaging firm said it was curbing the forwarding of messages.

NACCIMA urges President Buhari to sign AfCTFA

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has called on the Federal Government to immediately sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTFA) to make the economy more competitive.

2019: Ex-minister Edem Duke joins Cross River governorship race

A former Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edem Duke, has declared his intention to join the next governorship race in Cross River State come 2019.
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Spain prosecutors want probe into Eric Abidal liver transplant reopened

Spanish public prosecutors said Monday they have asked that a probe into allegations FC Barcelona football club illegally bought a transplant liver for their cancer-stricken ex player Eric Abidal be reopened.
National Chairman, APC, Adams Oshiomhole

2019: Stop shopping for members – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to "stop shopping around for supporters" and channel its energy on the forthcoming 2019 general elections.