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Nigeria’s new tax on tobacco, alcoholic drinks kicks off Monday

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and tobacco earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from Monday, June 4, says the federal government.

Military: We’re not responsible for soot in Port Harcourt

The Nigerian military at the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, refuted insinuations that its activities involving the destruction of illegal refineries in the creeks of the Niger Delta was responsible for the perennial soot in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Dump fire: Lagos government advises Olusosun residents to relocate

The Lagos State Government has asked residents around the dump at the Olusosun area of Ojota, in the state capital, to relocate in order to prevent health hazards associated with inhalation of smoke billowing from the dump.

Pollution damages babies’ brains – UNICEF

UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, has sounded the alarm over the damage that pollution is doing to babies’ developing brains in Asia and Africa and other health hazards it causes, such as asthma and bronchitis.

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The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AFP PHOTO | ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan declares victory in Turkish presidential poll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared victory in a tightly-contested presidential election, extending his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition.
Eagles during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Nigeria v Iceland on the 22nd June 2018 at Volgograd Arena, Russia | KABIRU ABUBAKAR

World Cup: Super Eagles receive N150 million bonus

The Nigeria Football Federation has offset the backlog of camp allowances and match bonuses owed the Super Eagles ahead of the final group game against Argentina.
President Muhammadu Buhari

APC Convention: Ours is not winner-takes-all – President Buhari tells party faithful

President Muhammadu Buhari says the just-concluded National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not about winner-takes-all but for building a party that will serve the nation diligently.
Eagles during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Nigeria v Iceland on the 22nd June 2018 at Volgograd Arena, Russia | KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Nwankwo Kanu backs Super Eagles to beat Argentina

Gernot Rohr’s men sit in second position in Group D with three points following their 2-0 win against Iceland on Friday.
Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: FIFA sanctions Danish FA after fans attack Australians

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee wielded its big stick again on Sunday in Moscow, sanctioning the Danish Football Association with a fine of 20,000 Swiss Francs and a warning.