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Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation.

Drinking sugary beverages linked to early death – study

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation.

NHIS: Governor Bagudu, Isaac Adewole seek inclusion of cancer treatment

As the campaign for a review of the National Health Insurance Scheme Act gathers momentum, Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has called for the coverage of cancer treatment in the scheme.

Paediatrician: How to prevent diabetes, hypertension in children

Dr. Uche Anene-Nzelu, Senior Registrar in Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, has advised parents and caregivers to provide balanced diet to prevent diabetes and hypertension in children.

Junaid Mohammed: Muhammadu Buhari not qualified to mourn Shehu Shagari

A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed, has said Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari is not qualified to give a tribute to former president Shehu Shagari, who died on Friday at the age of 93.
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Harmattan: Health expert recommends 100% fruit juice

A health and wellness advocate, Dr. Bisi Abiola, has urged Nigerians to embrace consumption of 100% fruit juice in order to reduce dehydration in this harmattan season.
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UN: World not on track to slow climate change

The UN weather agency says the world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures.

Nyesom Wike eulogises mothers at funeral service

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has eulogised mothers for their contributions to the upbringing of outstanding children who enhance societal growth.

2019: Between Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Doing Fraud

A document in circulation, from the resolutions of a retreat in a foreign country by one of the parties makes no pretences about their plan to cause tension between various communities. They have dramatically begun actions to destroy the integrity of the election process.
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Expert urges Nigerians to eat local food to prevent diseases

A Consultant in Reproductive Endocrinology, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, urged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of eating local foods to prevent diseases such as diabetes.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Bukola Saraki decries use of $1.05 billion NLNG dividends for fuel subsidy

Senate President Bukola Saraki has faulted reported use of $1.05billion, by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), from its dividends from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) for fuel subsidy.
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PDP challenges Muhammadu Buhari, APC to speak out on alleged N378 billion NLNG scandal

The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to speak out on revelations of how N378 billion proceed from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas dividends was utilised.

Group berates Atiku Abubakar over Dubai meeting

The New Agenda for Positive Change, a civil society organisation, has berated the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for reportedly holding a strategy session with over 400 members of his team in Dubai, UAE.

Lagos AD urges youths to shun violence

Lagos State Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate Owolabi Salis has urged the youths to shun acts capable of breaching the peace of the state.
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Nigerians applaud singer Falz over sexual violence video

Nigerians and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) have lauded singer, Folarin Falana a.k.a Falz for addressing sexual violence in his latest music video.
People celebrate France's victory in the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia, on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 15, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Eric FEFERBERG

Delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Hundreds of thousands of French fans partied into the night on the Champs Elysees on Sunday to mark the country's World Cup victory, celebrating football and the power of the game to bring a tense and often fearful nation together.
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Nuts may boost male fertility

Eating nuts "significantly" boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday.
Josephine Iyamu, 51, pictured, was today convicted of trafficking and will be sentenced next Wednesday

Nigerian nurse found guilty of trafficking girls overseas for sex work

A Nigerian-born British nurse, Josephine Iyamu, who used ‘juju’ to traffic Nigerian prostitutes to Europe, was on Thursday found guilty in the first case of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Asiwaju Tinubu: Kayode Fayemi now smarter, more intelligent

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, says the party’s candidate in the Ekiti governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, is smarter and more intelligent.

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NIBSS, others move to tackle e-payment failures

According to Ajao, the TAT had been configured at 15 seconds in agreement with banks and processors. However, delayed responses from Issuers after this timeout in recent times could cause authorised debits not to return to the terminal before the set TAT.
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Edo government seeks partnership with journalists

Paul Ohonbamu, Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, on Tuesday called on practising journalists in the state to always cross check their facts before going to press to feed the public with accurate information.
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AFCON: Super Eagles begin training in Asaba

All the 23 players invited by the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles and the friendly match against the Pharaohs of Egypt are now in camp for the national assignment.

Bauchi elections: INEC challenges court order stopping collation of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has challenged the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja, ordering it to stop the collation of the governorship election results in Bauchi State.
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Tonye Cole asks INEC apologise to Rivers people for suspending governorship polls

Tonye Cole, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State on Tuesday said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should apologise to the people of Rivers and the security agencies for suspending indefinitely the governorship election held on March 9 in the state.