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Ooni commends Airtel for supporting Olojo festival

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has commended leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, for its sponsorship of Olojo Festival.
More than 200 people have been killed by Israeli forces since the Great March of Return protests began on March 30 [Mohammed Salem-Reuters]

Israeli warplanes carry out air attacks in besieged Gaza

Israeli warplanes hit several locations in the Gaza Strip early on Thursday causing extensive damage to property in the besieged territory, according to the Palestinian news agency, WAFA.

Official: Include eggs in children’s daily diet to avoid stunted growth

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN-Nigeria), an international non-governmental organisation, says inclusion of eggs in daily diet of children provides inexpensive high quality protein for proper growth.
The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the world’s tallest statue to be unveiled in October

India to unveil world’s tallest statue

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the world’s tallest statue next month in western state of Gujarat, officials said.

Minister: Insufficient data responsible for decline in mining sector

Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, the Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, says that mining sector in Nigeria has not seen commensurate development due to insufficient data on geosciences.
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Expert urges Nigerians to control consumption of red meat

A nutritional biochemist, Dr Ochuko Erukainure, on Wednesday advised Nigerians to control their consumption of red meat.

North Korea evades UN sanctions, imports oil, sells arms

North Korea has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade UN sanctions and enlisted a Syrian arms broker to sell weapons to Yemen and Libya, a UN report said Friday.

NGO partners business owners to end malnutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN-Nigeria), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has initiated a partnership with business owners to meet nutritional needs of Nigerians.

US Chamber says $75 billion in US exports subject to counter-tariffs

US trading partners retaliating against President Donald Trump's trade offensive as have hit back with tariffs on $75 billion in American exports, leaving local companies vulnerable to job losses, a leading business group said Monday.

Dietician: Underweight women prone to reproductive challenges

Underweight women are predisposed to suffer reproductive issues due to hormonal imbalance, Dr. Ayodeji Abdulrasheed, a dietician, said on Tuesday.

Nutritionist: Regular crab consumers likely to live long

Regular consumers of crabs are less prone to chronic heart disease and can have long lifespan, a nutritionist, Olusola Malomo, said on Friday.

Workers’ Day: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar urges workers to engage federal government on minimum wage,...

As Nigeria marks 2018 Workers’ Day, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged labour leaders to engage Federal Government on minimum wage, industrialization, education, healthcare delivery and pension.

UN blacklists companies, ships for helping North Korea

The UN Security Council has blacklisted 27 ships, 21 companies and a businessman for helping North Korea breach sanctions, as the United States keeps up pressure on Pyongyang despite its recent overtures towards talks.

North Korea selling weapons to Syria, Myanmar – UN report

North Korea has been selling weapons to the governments of Syria and Myanmar, and has been exporting banned materials such as coal, iron, and steel, a United Nations report has found.

Taiwanese businessman probed over North Korea oil sales

A Taiwanese businessman is under investigation on suspicion of selling oil to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, prosecutors said Thursday, reportedly in connection to a ship seized by South Korea.

South Korea seizes Panama vessel for alleged North Korea ties

South Korea has seized a Panama-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in breach of UN sanctions, a report said Sunday.

Bauchi spends N16.8m on Maternal, Child Week

The Bauchi State Government has earmarked the sum of N16.8 million for the 2017 second round of Maternal Neonatal Child Health Week (MNCH) in the state.

Three Nigerians arrested for kidnapping Chinese in Angola

Angolan authorities in Huíla Province in the southwest have arrested three Nigerian nationals allegedly for kidnapping a Chinese, local media confirmed.

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[FILES] Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS /

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.
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David Umahi warns employers over rejection of corps members

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, warned employers of labour over rejection of corps members posted to their organisations by the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state.

Police nab four suspected robbers in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested four suspected robbers in Abuja.

Abdulfatah Ahmed alleges APC importing unknown persons to disrupt Kwara by-election

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assured the people of the state, especially residents of Irepodun, Oke Ero, Isin and Ekiti Federal Constituency of their safety and security during next Saturday’s House of Representatives by-election.

Teleology takes over 9Mobile

Teleology has formally taken over control of Nigeria’s troubled telecommunication company, 9mobile, by appointing a new board of directors, headed by 54 year-old Nasiru Ado Bayero.