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Experts: Sex enhancement drugs, risk factor to cardiovascular diseases

Some medical experts say usage of sex enhancement drugs have both positive and negative implications on human health.

CSO demands total ban on smoking in Nollywood scenes

As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.

Police arraign two over ‘smoking’ of Indian hemp

The police in Osun, on Wednesday, arraigned two persons, Abiodun Aleko, 20 and Abubakar Ali, 22, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly smoking Indian hemp.

Court remands two for ‘fighting’ police officer

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Monday, remanded two persons: Omotayo Damilola, 24 and Lekan Aderibigbe, 25, for allegedly fighting a police officer while performing his lawful duty.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Nigerian troops kill dozens of ISWAP, Boko Haram terrorists, rescue captives

In an operation described as “hitch-free”, troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday evening descended heavily on ISWAP and Boko Haram elements, killing over 30 and rescuing 60 locals held hostage by the terrorists.
33. D’Tigers have maintained their dominance on the continent with another emphatic 64-51pts win over Rwanda at the ongoing 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers in Tunisia.

AfrobasketQ: D’Tigers thrash Rwanda 64-51 to maintain unbeaten run

D’Tigers have maintained their dominance on the continent with another emphatic 64-51pts win over Rwanda at the ongoing 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers in Tunisia.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Police arraign nine men for smoking Indian hemp

The police charged Ibrahim Jelili, 42; Emmanuel Christian, 28; Peter Teniola, 41; Lateef Akodun, 27; Olufemi Falola, 47; Damilare Ayeitan, 22; Olawale Fashokun, 32; Ibrahim Giwa, 32 and Daniel Ohonme, 25 with breach of peace, conspiracy and unlawful possession of India hemp.

Research: Nigeria records nearly 30,000 tobacco smoking-related deaths

An Abuja-based Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa (CSEA) has reported that a research it conducted had revealed that 28,876 deaths related to tobacco smoking are recorded annually in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen kill policeman, cart away his rifle in Kaduna

They also carted away his rifle on Saturday night along Jos street in Kafanchan, the headquarters of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State.

FRSC: Four die in road accident in Kwara

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara Command, on Sunday, said four persons died in a crash which occurred on the outskirt of Ilorin, on Ogbomoso-Ilorin road.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

13 ‘traffic robbery’ nabbed by police in hideouts

Thirteen suspected traffic robbers who specialize in attacking motorists trapped in traffic in different parts of Lagos were yesterday, arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad , RRS.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

University clerk arrested for ‘killing’ colleague over debt

A senior clerk at the National Open University of Nigeria, Makurdi centre, Benue State, Iko Danasabe, has been arrested for the alleged murder of his colleague, Francis Atache.

Bandits kill kidnapped Niger village head

The village head of Madaka Alhaji Zakari Yau in Niger State who was kidnapped last week has reportedly been murdered by bandits.

WHO: Eight million people die from smoking every year

At least eight million people die from smoking-induced illnesses every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO launches year-long campaign against tobacco

World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a year-long global campaign against tobacco consumption, targeting 100 million people across 22 countries of the world including Nigeria.

Malawi farmers protest cannabis license fees

Malawi’s new Cannabis Regulatory Authority this week said the country is ready to become the latest in Africa to produce the plant for medicinal and industrial use.

Expert warns against inserting objects in mouth during seizures

A Neurologist at the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr Yusuf Zubairu, on Sunday warned that inserting objects and forcing liquid into the mouth of an epileptic person during seizure does more harm than good. Epilepsy is...

Lagos destroys over 1,700 shanties at Agege

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) over the weekend demolished over 1,700 illegal shanties and containerised shops around Fagba railway lines, Agege.

Italy to ban public smoking January 2021

Heavily-polluted Milan metropolis, Italy’s business and fashion capital, has decided to ban smoking at bus stops and other public places, with effect from Jan. 1, 2021.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

Ogun commemorates World Diabetes Day, calls for increased awareness

The Ogun government, on Saturday, joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2020 World Diabetes Day, with a call on all stakeholders to raise more awareness about the disease.

Pharmaceutical coy to educate Nigerians on diabetes prevention

A pharmaceutical company, Mega We Care, says it has launched a nationwide campaign to educate millions of Nigerians on the challenges of preventing complications from diabetes and its management.

UN urges countries to strengthen health system to reduce diabetes mortality

UN has urged countries around the world to strengthen health system as the number of people with diabetes surges while many are at “increased risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19”.

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Cape Town fire ‘contained’ as firefighters battle windy conditions

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Fenerbache propose sensational swap deal for Emmanuel Dennis

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No fracas in Taraba PDP – chairman

Retired Lt.-Col. Agbu Kefas, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba has denied reports of division within the state chapter of the party.

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PDP zonal congress: Ex-Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose alleges over-voting

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that there was over-voting at the Peoples Democratic Party South-West zonal congress held in Osun State on Monday.
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NBS: States IGR fell to N1.31 trillion in 2020

The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed in its report on ‘Internally Generated Revenue at state level for fourth quarter and full year 2020’.
Ander Herrera has hit out at the Super League plans that his employers at Paris Saint-Germain oppose, with the former Manchester United midfielder accusing the rich of tarnishing the best most beautiful sport on the planet.

Ander Herrera, Mesut Ozil hit out at Super League proposals

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Russia says it will retaliate hard against Czechs over diplomat expulsions

Russia said on Sunday Czech accusations that Russian spy services were behind an explosion in an ammunition depot were unfounded and absurd and it would retaliate for Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian embassy staff.
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Arsenal boss: Why I’ve played Bukayo Saka in multiple positions

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