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An inmate serving life for murder in the US state of Iowa offered a novel legal appeal, saying he should be released because he “died” four years ago.

US court rejects appeal of inmate, who says he too ‘dead’ for jail

An inmate serving life for murder in the US state of Iowa offered a novel legal appeal, saying he should be released because he “died” four years ago.

Cardiologist: Why everyone should avoid low blood pressure

Dr Okechukwu Anthony, a cardiologist, has said that chronic low blood pressure was dangerous because it rarely manifest obvious symptoms.

Foundation, Czech embassy rehabilitate 30 drug addicts

The Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) on Monday said it had rehabilitated 30 youths in Abuja who were subjected to treatment in 2018 for drug addiction.
Former finance minister of India and senior BJP leader Shri Arun Jaitley has died. He was aged 66.

India’s ex-finance minister passes on

He died on Saturday, more than a week after he was was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi over complaints of palpitations and restlessness, Indian Express reported. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro Centre.
Dapo Abiodun

Ogun governor inaugurates ICU at Redemption Camp

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, on Thursday, inaugurated an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provided by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Redeemers Health Centre, Redemption Camp, Mowe.
BEIJING - Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.

12-year sentence for China dissident on state secrets charge

Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.
Professor Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC boss

NAFDAC: Beware of the ‘Ponmo’ you buy

The Management of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially consumers of animal hides, popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ in local parlance on the activities of some unscrupulous business men and traders who are selling industrial animal hides as food article.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha advocates drug-free Nigeria

He made the call at a South-East advocacy workshop on Drug and Substance Abuse organized by Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) for Codeine Control and other Related Matters Working Group (CCRWG).

Family, associates seek N9 million to save ailing journalist

Family members, friends and professional colleagues of ailing veteran sports journalist Akinloye Oyebanji on Thursday appealed to governments, public-spirited individuals and corporate organisations to assist him with the sum of $25,000.
African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa), sumbala balls (fermented seeds)

Scientists: African locust beans prevent complications of diabetes

Despite the progress made in the treatment of diabetes, several challenges are still encountered. These include the side effects associated with these medications, the high cost of most of these drugs and their activities which address the symptoms of diabetes rather than the underlying causes.
Dr Ademola Lawal, an epidemiologist, has advised Nigerians to take preventive measures against water-borne diseases that could cause epidemic.

Physician: Enough water intake antidote to kidney stone

Dr Okezie Emenike, a Medical Doctor at a private hospital in Abuja, says adequate intake of water can help to stop the development of kidney stones.

Senate summons minister over state of facilities in teaching hospitals

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, for briefing on the current state of healthcare facilities and services in teaching hospitals.
Brazil soccer star Pele hospitalised in Paris

Brazil legend Pele leaves hospital in Paris after treatment for urinary infection

Brazil football legend Pele was released from a Paris hospital on Monday after receiving treatment for a urinary infection.

NGO conducts free kidney screening in Abuja

To mark the World Kidney Day (WKD), a non-governmental organisation, Omotayo Kidney Care Foundation, on Saturday held free kidney screening for Nigerians in Abuja.

Kidney disease: Why you should not take ‘Agbo’

According to the World health organisation (WHO), traditional medicine is generally available, affordable, and commonly used in large parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

World Kidney Day: Expert emphasises low salt intake

As the world marks the 2019 World Kidney Day, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Yemi Raji, has emphasized low salt intake to reduce risk of kidney disease.

Nigeria Prisons not taking Senator Dariye abroad for treatment – spokesman

The Nigeria Prisons Service has said it would not fly out a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, who is reportedly suffering from kidney disease, for treatment abroad.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

NAFDAC advises Nigerians to stop using chemicals to lighten skin

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has advised Nigerians against the use of bleaching or “skin whitening” chemicals because they could lead to cancer and kidney malfunction.

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Cup holders Nigeria returned to contention for a place in the semi finals of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations, coming from a goal down to steamroll Zambia 3-1 in Cairo on Tuesday. 7

AFCON U23: Olympic Eagles battle ready for South Africa – Taiwo Awoniyi

Nigeria Olympic Eagles star striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, believes the coach Imama Amapakabo-led national U-23 has now got back its mojo working after Tuesday’s thrilling 3-1 win over Zambia, adding they are now ready to face the Amaglug-glug of South Africa in today’s top of the table Group B match at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.

How N587.7 million Ecowas fund was moved – witness

The trial of Mohammed Dangana, a staff of the Economic Community of West African States Commission continued Thursday before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja with the testimonies of prosecution witness 2 (PW2), Becky Uju, a staff of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc.
CHAN Eagles Head Coach Imama Amapakabo said his team showed improvements after two poor outings against Togo in recent weeks, but also admits they could have done better on Saturday to get the result.

U23 AFCON: South Africa tie will be tricky – Imama Amapakabo

Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Imama Amapakabo, says the Olympic Eagles must get the desired result against South Africa, admitting that it has been tough for the team at the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Ibrahim Magu

Official: EFCC would continue to partner credible CSOs on anti-graft war

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has assured credible civil society organisations, CSOs, of continued partnership in the task of combating economic and financial crimes.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Super Eagles head coach wants contract extension resolved

Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr, has said his contract is not a distraction for him, as the team started their AFCON 2021 qualifiers with a 2-1 victory over Benin.