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Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Moscow woos Africa with cash, security

Russia President Vladmir Putin says Moscow will encourage African countries to table their own development proposals for discussion during the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit that opens on Wednesday October 23.
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Ulcer patients advised against frequent use of painkillers

A general physician, Dr Christian Udofia, on Monday advised people with peptic ulcer to avoid frequent use of painkillers to avoid further c.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Borno governor holds cabinet retreat in Damasak

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, is currently holding a retreat with his cabinet members in Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area.

Why you must give your child veggies, fruits daily – nutritionist

A Nutritionist at the State House Medical Centre in FCT, Mrs Nelly-Margaret Akuchie, has stressed the need for daily consumption of vegetables, fruits and cereals as part of children’s meal.

Yobe irrigation farmers seek government’s support

Some irrigation farmers in Damaturu, Yobe, on Tuesday appealed to the government to support them with water pumps and other farm inputs to enhance the state agricultural revitalization programme.
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

President Buhari: Increased VAT will fund health, education, infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the 50 per cent additional revenues to be raised from the increase in Value-Added Taxes (VAT) would be used to fund health, education, and infrastructure.

NIHORT restates vow to boost food production in Nigeria

The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Idi-Shin, Ibadan, Oyo State, has restated its determination to stem the current food crisis ravaging the nation.
Arriving in Khartoum, Sudan, on Saturday to celebrate the signing of a power-sharing deal outlining the country’s transition to civilian rule. Ahmed Mustafa-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Crowds fill Khartoum’s streets to hail ‘new Sudan’

As the crowd erupted into a thunderous roar to mark the signing of a declaration on Sudan’s transitional constitution, 19-year-old Ali broke into tears for his dead brother.
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Britain’ll face food shortages in a no-deal Brexit – trade body

A disorderly no-deal Brexit would disrupt some food supplies for weeks or months if delays at ports leave fresh produce rotting in lorries, the industry’s trade body warned on Wednesday.=
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea's test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang's action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China vows tit-for-tat tariffs against US products

The Chinese authorities have announced that they will take countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with the introduction of additional duties on Chinese goods.
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Expert recommends body detox for healing, weight loss

Ms Ruth Oghotuama, a Natural Health and Wellness Therapist, has recommended that people should often undergo body detoxification which, she said, was “body reset” for healing certain ailments and weight loss.
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Nutritionist: Reduce intake of red meat to avoid bowel cancer

A nutritionist, Mrs. Kemi Adegoke-Abraham, has advised Nigerians to avoid the risk of colorectal cancer (bowel cancer) by consuming only 70 grammes of cooked red and processed meat per day.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB hosts experts on food transformation

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has hosted a group of experts to discuss how technology can be deployed to transform food systems in West Africa.

Expert: Why Nigeria’s inflation rate rose

A Statistician, Dr. Olatunji Arowolo, has attributed the increase in April Consumer Price Index to Ramadan.

Expert urges central bank to sustain ban on 40 items to promote local production,...

An Economist, Mr Rasheed Yusuf, has urged CBN to sustain its ban on 40 items from accessing foreign exchange at the official window to promote their local production and generate more jobs.

Agriculturist urges Nigerians to embrace agriculture

Mr Jerry Ossai, an agriculturist, has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace agriculture as one of the ways of bailing the country out of its economic challenges.
The study found people drank more than 10 times the recommended amount of sugary drinks [Matt Rourke-AP Photo]

One in five deaths worldwide linked to poor diet –  study

One in five deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat that contributed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, a global study has found.

Osun farmers demand GSM network at farm settlements

The farmers in Osun State said they want the digital mobile network of the Global System for Mobile communication to be extended to the farm settlements in the state to enable them link up and connect with the modern world.

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Dolapo Osinbajo: Abuse against women is offence against humanity

Wife of Nigeria Vice president Dolapo Osibanjo has said that abuse against women in any form is wrong and offensive against collective humanity.
Jadon Sancho has been dropped and fined by Borussia Dortmund ahead of their clash with top-of-the-table Borussia Monchengladbach.

Manchester United go head-to-head with Chelsea in pursuit of Jadon Sancho’s signature

Manchester United face mounting competition to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, as Chelsea have now joined the fray.
South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

South Africa on the edge over new radical sect terror group

South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

US warns against travel to Tanzania over same-sex unions row

The US State Department on Tuesday urged travellers to Tanzania to “exercise increased caution” due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.

Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.