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Femi Falana petitions NHRC over killing of Shi’ites

Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.
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Plateau: Yusuf Gagdi-Babayo picks APC House of Reps ticket

Yusuf Gagdi-Babayo, former Plateau Deputy Speaker has picked the All Progressives Congress ticket to contest the Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam Federal Constituency seat for 2019 general elections.
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NAFDAC warns Niger residents against sale, consumption of carbide-ripened fruits

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday urged residents of Niger to stop selling, purchasing or consuming fruits that were artificially ripened with calcium carbide.
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Experts: Ripening of fruits with ‘calcium carbide’ causes heart, kidney, liver failures

A consultant family physician, Dr Abdulrahim Abdulrashed, says the use of “Calcium Carbide’’, a chemical with carcinogenic properties, to force fruit to ripe is injurious to human health.

PDP: President Buhari’s visit to Jigawa caused APC collapse

Jigawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state evidently led to the collapse of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as large number of party bigwigs in the state defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to save themselves after the visit.

NGO plants 5000 trees in Kaduna

A Kaduna-based NGO, Sali Green Gardens, has said that it planted over 5,000 trees in the state as its contribution to save the environment.

NAFDAC warns against eating fruits ripened with calcium carbide

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide.

Nigerians urged to embrace tree planting

Some environmental activists on Thursday called on Nigerians to embrace the practice of tree planting to stop deforestation, caused by tree felling without replacement.

Ophthalmologist: Eating vegetables, fruit reduces eye problems

Dr Aliyu Daware, an ophthalmologist, on Thursday said eating more of vegetables and colourful fruits could help in keeping eye good during old age.

Artificially ripen fruits cause cancer – expert

Dr Mustapha Bature, Clinical Mentor, Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, has warned that consumption of fruits such as mango, banana, pawpaw and plantain, artificially ripened by Calcium Carbide can cause cancer.

Coca-Cola advises Nigerians to eat more fruits

The Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd. has advised Nigerians to choose a healthy lifestyle by reducing their sugar intake and eat more fruits.

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe visits opposition stronghold after protests

Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, said he remains convinced of national unity after a weekend visit to the country's second city that was hit by anti-government protests.

Togolese ‘fleeing human rights abuses’ to Ghana – UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

Senator Adamu wants Audu Ogbeh arrested over exportation of rotten yams to US

Chairman of the Senate committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has called for the arrest and prosecution of the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, and other individuals who were indicted in the recent export of rotten yams from Nigeria to the United States of America.

Thousands march in second day of Togo protests

Thousands of protestors turned out in the West African state of Togo on Thursday for the second day running, in a campaign aimed at forcing out President Faure Gnassingbe.

Hundreds of Togolese seek sanctuary in Ghana

Hundreds of Togolese nationals have fled to neighbouring Ghana to escape reprisals after a wave of anti-government protests, a Ghanaian official said on Wednesday.

Catalonia, one of Spain’s economic heavyweights

Catalonia, whose leaders are pushing for secession from Spain, is one of the powerhouses of the Spanish economy, buoyed by industry, research and tourism but burdened with a heavy debt.

Togo: How long can the grassroots pressure last?

Togo’s government was surprised by how many people took to the streets earlier this month to demand the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.