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NBDA: PBR Cowpea‘ll bridge demand deficit of 500,000 tonnes

The National Biotechnology Development Agency, NBDA, assured that the newly approved PBR Cowpea will bridge the nation’s demand deficit of 500, 000 tonnes in the agricultural sector.

Taking bribe breeds bad luck – CP tells policemen

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Abdulrahman, has warned policemen to avoid taking bribe or extortion stressing that such money was poisonous and capable of bringing bad luck.

UNILAG staff commits suicide after facing disciplinary panel

A staff of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Sunday Meshioye, has committed suicide after facing a disciplinary panel set up to investigate him.

Poisonous ponmo: Lagos sets up monitoring, investigation panel

Following the seizure of 30 tonnes of poisonous ponmo worth about N10 million, on Sunday, Lagos State Government has set up a monitoring and investigation committee; to uncover the source of the cowskin.

Poison ponmo seized in Lagos as authorities arrest three

The Lagos state government has confiscated a large amount of poisonous cow-skin and arrested three persons connected with the sale of toxic cow-skin popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ in Ojo and Iba local government and local council development areas of the State.
Ugandan Police IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura as country sets to begin probe into UN food relief after 3 deaths

Uganda probes UN relief food after 3 deaths – police

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said.

NMA tasks federal government on free a certain screening

Dr Ekpe Phillips, the Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) FCT chapter, has urged the Federal Government and hospital owners to undertake free screening exercise for cancer patients in the country.

Senator Ndume blames Bukola Saraki for non-consideration of 2019 budget by Senate

A former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, has accused the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, of frustrating moves by the Senate to discuss the 2019 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari last December.

Four family members die after ‘Amala’ meal

Four members of a family in Ilorin were feared dead after the consumption of `amala’ meal, suspected to be poisonous.

Man arrested for allegedly selling poisonous meat

The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, says it has arrested one Chiwendu Iwuamadi for selling poisonous pieces of meat to residents of the state.

Man’s bid to poison brother boomerangs, kills self

A middle-aged man, Okom Eke, has reportedly died in Akanu Item in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, after ingesting a substance he allegedly procured to poison his younger brother.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government cautions against spreading raw food by road side

Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) has advised communities in Niger to desist from spreading raw food by the roadside, in the interest of public health.

Security guard sentenced to two years for impersonating a medical doctor

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a 28- year-old security guard, Salisu Usman, to two years in Kirikiri prison for treating patients,while posed as a qualified medical doctor.

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Lagos shuts down 20 health facilities

Lagos Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency has shut down 20 health facilities in the month of January for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
Remo Stars’ Vice-Captain and defender Tiyamiyu Kazeem has been allegedly shot dead in Sagamu, Ogun State, by unknown gunmen.

Nigeria mourns slain footballer as police deny brutality

Nigeria mourned on Sunday the 'untimely death' of footballer Kazeem Tiyamiyu locally known as Kaka after he was knocked down and killed by a car in an apparent hit-and-run.

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rival cult members arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested members of ‘Aiye’ and ‘Eiye’ confraternity who engaged themselves in a battle for supremacy over the weekend at Iso Isu area of Ijora Badia.
“In his speech, Tamimi spoke at length about Rimi and his jihadi journey, and stated that Khalid bin Umar Batarfi is the new leader of AQAP,” it said.

SITE: Al-Qaeda group confirms death of leader, appoints successor

“In his speech, Tamimi spoke at length about Rimi and his jihadi journey, and stated that Khalid bin Umar Batarfi is the new leader of AQAP,” it said.