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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”.

Ebonyi government urges fish farmers to embrace modern packaging

The Ebonyi Government has urged fish farmers in the state to embrace modern packaging to improve the value chain in the subsector.

Gynaecologist: Don’t smoke away your babies

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Abosede Lewu, says men and women, who smoke cigarettes experience high infertility rate than nonsmokers, due to health risks associated with smoking.

Man in court for publicly smoking marijuana

A 29-year-old man, Adewole Adeyeni, on Monday appeared in an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun for publicly smoking marijuana.
A professor of Immunology, Dr Ganiyu Arinola, says the assumption that drinking hot water will wash Coronavirus from the system is untrue.

Immunologist: Drinking hot water will not wash coronavirus from system

A professor of Immunology, Dr Ganiyu Arinola, says the assumption that drinking hot water will wash Coronavirus from the system is untrue.
Retired South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, 31, said he has been struggling with the disease for the last 14 days.

South African Olympic gold medallist battling coronavirus

Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh has said he has been battling the new coronavirus for the last two weeks and that athletes who continue to train for the Tokyo Games are exposing themselves to “unnecessary risk”.

Anambra Assembly passes Leisure Parks and Streets Beautification Agency Bill

The Anambra House of Assembly has passed a bill for the establishment of the State’s Leisure Parks and Streets Beautification Agency to provide a beautiful, safe and healthy environment in the state.
The management of Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), has finally reeled out reasons the institute is progressing.

No oil company in Nigeria without PTI graduate – management

Conducive learning environment and partnering with several institutions to share ideas, provide platform for students and staff exchange for mutual benefit are key to the institutions progress.

WHO: Patients who quit smoking one month to surgery have less complications

Smokers who quit smoking at least four weeks or more before their surgical operation are more likely to have lower post-surgical complications, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report has shown.
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Passenger jailed for smoking on board Air Peace flight

A passenger who was caught smoking onboard Air Peace flight P4 7558 of December 11, 2019, from Sharjah – Lagos, has been found guilty by an Ogba Magistrate Court and sentenced to two weeks imprisonment with the option of paying 200,000 Naira as a fine.

Police detain webmaster over published story

Police operatives have arrested a professional webmaster, Adebowale Adekoya, over an investigative news story published last year.

Expert: People aged 30 and above prone to acute back pain

Dr. Omoh Akimbode, a Physiotherapist, has said that people aged 30 and above were more prone to having serious back pain.
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As Don Jazzy marks one year of not smoking, Davido plans quitting

Nigerian record producer and entrepreneur, Michael Ajereh, a.k.a Don Jazzy, is celebrating one year of quitting smoking cigarettes.

Gatefield, Oliver’s Burgers launch campaign against “Shisha” consumption

Gatefield, a Public Strategy Firm in collaboration with an Abuja’s leading Burger restaurant, Oliver’s Burger in Abuja launched a campaign on the dangers of Shisha consumption in the country.

313 pilgrims quit smoking after performing 2019 Hajj

No fewer than 313 pilgrims from parts of the world have quit smoking since the start of the Hajj season, after visiting clinics of the Kafa (Enough) Society, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Makkah.

Nigerians urged to support implementation of tobacco control act

As Nigeria joins the World in commemorating the “World No Tobacco Day”, Nigerians have been urged to support the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.
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Court remands painter for ‘raping’ girl

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger State, on Thursday ordered that a painter, Zubairu Apaila, be remanded in prison, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.
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Peter Obi: Why youth development must be taken seriously

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on government at all levels to take issues concerning the youth seriously.
The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

NTCA tasks National Assembly on Tobacco Act

The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

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.

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The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP set to launch new police operation in South-South

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, is expected to launch a new tactical unit of the Nigeria Police Force in the South-South, Wednesday.
Despite Allegri’s entourage denying any contact from Real Madrid, the Spanish side consider the Italian coach one of the most likely contenders to take over from Zidane, should he confirm his exit.

Real Madrid deny contacting Max Allegri to replace Zinedine Zidane

A lot spoken about the future of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid in the last few hours, as well as who could replace him should he decide to leave.
Barcelona are enduring their worst run of form in 33 years.

Barcelona secure 500 million Euro loan

Like many of the clubs who had signed up to the Super League project, Barca are struggling financially in the wake of the COVID pandemic and in need of fresh funds.
Google is introducing a new feature to Google Photos that lets you hide specific pictures so they won’t show up in your photo feed or in other apps. The feature, called Locked Folder, will put whatever sensitive pictures you’d rather not share behind a password.

Google Photos adds locked folder for private images

Google is introducing a new feature to Google Photos that lets you hide specific pictures so they won’t show up in your photo feed or in other apps. The feature, called Locked Folder, will put whatever sensitive pictures you’d rather not share behind a password.

Cleric: Internet too powerful to be kept with children

Pastor Olayide Babatunde of the Glorious and Divine Calling Ministry in Ayobo, Lagos, has called on parents to regulate internet use by their children as a strategy to curb sexual assault.

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Luis Suarez sent Atletico Madrid 10 points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday by scoring a sensational free-kick and then a penalty in a pulsating 4-2 win over Cadiz.

Luis Suarez: I didn’t expect to suffer so much at Atletico Madrid

Atletico are on the verge of winning their first domestic crown since 2013-14 as they sit two points clear of arch-rivals Real Madrid with only one game left to play.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas.
First choice in goal Adamu Abubakar is joined by Super Eagles’ goaltender Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Enyimba’s Theophilus Afelokhai, as well as defenders Olisah Ndah, John Lazarus, Etboy Akpan and Ebube Duru.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa excited with Super Eagles recall

Heartland FC and Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has expressed delight after his recall to the senior national team of Nigeria by handler Gernot Rohr following his inclusion in the list of 31 players for the high profile international friendly with the 2022 AFCON host Cameroon in June.
The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN) has said that the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, creates no fewer than 8000 job opportunities for Nigerian youths.

PAPDAN: Over 8,000 employed in Lagos computer village

The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN) has said that the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, creates no fewer than 8000 job opportunities for Nigerian youths.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank: Only 22% poorest Nigerian households have electricity access

Most poor households in Nigeria are not connected to the country’s electricity supply network as only 22 per cent of the poorest of them have access to grid power, the World Bank has said.