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WHO issues guidelines to prevent dementia

The number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to triple in the next 30 years, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Man sets 64-year-old father ablaze for allegedly killing mother

A 24-year old man has reportedly set his 64-year old father ablaze for allegedly killing his mother in Abube-Uno community, Nando, in Anambra East local government area of Anambra state.

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.
FILE PHOTO - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2018. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina-File Photo

The medical woes of Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who withdrew Monday from a bid to win a fifth term in office, has had persistent health woes leading to several periods in hospital over more than a decade.
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Algeria’s longest-serving president

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who on Monday announced he is pulling out of a bid for a fifth term, is Algeria's longest-serving president and a veteran of the independence struggle who held on to power during years of ill health.

Ailing Gabon president has no ‘body double’ – spokesman

Ali Bongo of Gabon does not have a body double, his spokesman said Thursday, brushing aside rumours that a lookalike has been standing in for the 60-year-old president since he suffered a stroke in October.

Study: Artificially sweetened beverages increase stroke risk

According to the study published in the journal, Stroke, drinking over two ASBs a day could increase the risk of all types of stroke.
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Algeria Islamists name Abderrazak Makri candidate for president

Algeria's Movement for the Society of Peace (MSP) has decided to take part in April's presidential election, naming the party's head as its candidate.

Gabon coup bid highlights country in grip of uncertainty

"Who's in charge?" asked Gaston, a resident of Libreville, a day after Gabon's armed forces quelled an attempted coup.
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Presidency: Gabon rebel chief caught, two killed in failed coup

The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency said.

Gabon soldiers call for uprising

Gabon soldiers on state radio early on Monday called on the people to "rise up" and announced a "national restoration council" would be formed, as an ailing President Ali Bongo is out of the country.

Gabon army seizes national radio station in apparent coup attempt

Gabon's army has reportedly attempted a coup with soldiers announcing the establishment of a "restoration council" after taking over the national radio station.

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo speaks for first time after stroke

Gabon's president Ali Bongo on Monday addressed his compatriots for the first time since suffering a stroke on October 24, in a New Year's message recorded in Morocco and distributed via social and traditional media.
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Gabon’s President Ali Bongo down with stroke

Gabon's Vice-President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou confirms President Ali Bongo suffered cerebrovascular accident or CVA, commonly known as stroke

Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’

Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week to Rabat to convalesce, a presidential source told AFP on Friday.

WHO: 420 million people have diabetes

No fewer than 420 million adults have diabetes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, adding that the number has been increasing steadily over the last three decades.
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Shiite: Nigerian Military must exercise restraint in use of force – Kayode Ajulo

A legal practitioner and human rights activist, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has decried the number of deaths that trailed the clashes between security agencies, particularly the military, and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites during their protest in Abuja last week.
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Study: Noise may increase risk of heart attack, stroke

A preliminary study showed that exposure to environmental noises might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.