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She added that foods rich in phytonutrients needed to be taken always as it was the phytochemical in them that fights against the disease called cancer.

Dietician urges Nigerians to take adequate nutrition to reduce risk of cancer

A dietician, Mrs. Chinyere Okwara, has urged Nigerians to always take balanced diet so as to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Can this grandmother save the world?

As the World Trade Organisation formally announced the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General this week, a Swiss newspaper received her with a disgraceful headline: “This Grandmother will become the boss of the WTO,” with her photograph under the headline. The headline sparked an outrage, forcing the editors to modify their position: “This 66-year-old Nigerian will head WTO.”
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors condemn kidnap of students in Niger

The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, described the act as a heinous crime.

Zambia arrests 89 foreigners over various immigration offences

The foreigners were arrested during operations conducted in various parts of the country, according to Immigration Department Spokesperson Namati Nshinka.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Over 5,000 unprofiled IDPs discovered in makeshift camps in Benue

No fewer than 5,000 unprofiled Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have been discovered in makeshift camps located at Tse Yandev in the North Bank area of Makurdi town.
A statement by the WGH and YONM named the four Nigerian women as Mary Ozuruonye Agholor, Edidiong Asanga, Emmanualla Inah, and Onyinyechi Susan Madu.

Four Nigerian women named among 100 global outstanding nurses, midwives

“During the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, amidst a global pandemic, the courageous work of Nurses and Midwives deserves, more than ever, to be honored—not just by applause. Let us use the stories of their everyday heroism and service to call for all countries to invest in decent work and a new social contract for nurses and midwives as part of their commitment to health for all,” it explained.
People arrive at a vaccination site following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Thomas Peter

China steps up coronavirus restrictions near Beijing as local infections rise

Chinese authorities on Wednesday shut sections of highways running through Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, and banned gatherings in the province’s capital in the latest efforts to stave off another coronavirus wave.
Rodrigo celebrates Leeds’ fourth goal, in the 40th minute, in their comfortable victory over West Brom. Malcolm Bryce-ProSports-Shutterstock

West Brom suffer embarrassing defeat vs ruthless Leeds United

It was bad day in office for Semi Ajayi and his West Brom teammates on Tuesday, as they were handed a 5-0 trouncing by Leeds United at the Hawthorns.
A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.

Nigerian doctor in coronavirus vaccine breakthrough

A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.

Drug targets unexpected weakness in advanced prostate cancer

The compound thymoquinone selectively kills prostate cancer cells at advanced stages, according to a new study published in Oncogene. Led by researchers at Kanazawa University, the study reports that these cells with a deletion of the SUCLA2 gene can be therapeutically targeted.
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Abia landlords lament moves to force them to pay borehole fees

Landlords in urban areas of Abia State have lamented moves by the State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) to force those of them who drill boreholes in their compounds to pay fees.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Military airstrike hits ISWAP location, eliminates scores of terrorists in Borno

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed compounds, housing Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Kaza on the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Military fighter jets destroy terrorists’ abode in Borno

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), has destroyed compounds housing Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) leaders at Bulawa on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.

Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.
Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of political machinations.

Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of "political machinations".
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Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

The Kwara Government has warned principals in public schools not to extort students during the registration of the upcoming West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination.

Court affirms Ogun NUJ chairman

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, affirmed the election of Comrade Soji Amosu as the duly elected Chairman of Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigerian government begins replacement of power facilities destroyed by insurgents in Maiduguri

Maiduguri and the surrounding communities were thrown into total darkness after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked an electricity tower supplying power to the city and disconnecting it from the national grid.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Gernot Rohr: It will take a miracle for Nigeria to win FIFA World Cup

The German tactician stated this in an interview with News Central, where he highlighted reasons why it will be tough for the team to lift the trophy. g
Police in Gabon said Friday that two men were shot dead in Libreville during curfew violations and protests against coronavirus restrictions.

Two killed during coronavirus protests in Gabon

Police in Gabon said Friday that two men were shot dead in Libreville during curfew violations and protests against coronavirus restrictions.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham did not deserve to lose at West Ham

Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho plans to be among top four finishers

Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has said a top-four finish still remains within their reach.