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Egypt hikes natural gas prices by up to 75%

Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75%, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country's economy battered by years of unrest since a 2011 uprising.

SON sensitises farmers on adulterated pesticides

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has carried out a sensitisation exercise for Nigerian farmers, on the dangers of using adulterated pesticides on their farms.
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Global warming: Nigeria among countries at risk as temperatures soar

Nigeria has been listed among countries most at risk as global warming brings more high temperatures, necessitating the need to keep people cool and preserve food and medicine.

Jigawa NSCDC records 423 cases in second quarter

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Jigawa Command, said on Saturday that it recorded 423 cases in the second quarter of 2018.
China’s dog meat festival

China’s dog meat festival begins as South Korea mulls ban

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs.

Report: India faces ‘worst ever’ water crisis

About 600 million Indians are facing high to extreme stress over water, says the Composite Water Resources Management report by the government's policy think tank Niti Aayog this week.

Coffee drinkers ‘may be at lower risk’ of liver disease

A preliminary study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition found that participants who drank three-plus cups of coffee a day were 21 percent less likely to find themselves hospitalised with liver-related illnesses.

Nutritionist stresses benefits of zero-sugar fruit juice

National Publicity Secretary of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Malomo, has stressed the health benefits of consuming 100 per cent fruit juice, especially without added sugar.

Expert: Excessive intake of alcohol, cigarettes contribute to male infertility

Excessive intake of alcohol and cigarettes are major contributory factors to male infertility, Dr Olawale Oba, an Obstetrician and Gynecologis, has said.

NCDC urges Nigerians to maintain high hygiene to prevent cholera

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday charged Nigerians on the need to maintain high hygiene to prevent either outbreak of Cholera or its spread within communities of their abode.

Study: Yogurt may lessen bowel disease, arthritis, asthma

A new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed that yogurt can reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining, thus preventing endotoxins, the pro-inflammatory molecules produced by gut microbes, from crossing into the blood stream.

Study: People who don’t eat breakfast more likely to gain weight

People who skip breakfast are more likely to gain weight and have larger waists, according to a U.S. study published online.

Mother, son arraigned for selling adulterated drinks

A 57-year-old woman, Risikatu Abogunrin and her son, Ifetayo, were on Wednesday arraigned at an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly selling adulterated drinks to the public.

Kano Hisbah Board records 106 cases in March

The Kano State Hisbah Board received 106 cases in March and it covered prostitution, matrimonial disputes and disagreements among neighbours, Malam Umar Yahaya said on Wednesday.

Kwara bans sale, consumption of alcohol

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has signed a bill prohibiting production, sale, and consumption of alcohol in certain areas.

Kwara Assembly passes bill banning alcohol

The Kwara State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law expanding areas where the manufacturing, sales and consumption of liquor are prohibited in the capital, Ilorin.

Kwara Assembly passes bill prohibiting sales of liquor in parts of Ilorin

Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill prohibiting manufacturing, sales and consumption of liquor in some parts of llorin, the state capital.

Lagos to check food, beverages contamination in restaurants, hotels

The Lagos State government has moved to check food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels across the state, imploring stakeholders to embrace the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and certification.

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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.
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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.