Nigeria must act decisively on insurgency war – Ndume

Ali Ndume is the senator representing Borno South at the National Assembly. In this interview with Channels Television, he speaks on the resurgence of insurgency in the North-East and the way out of the crisis. WALE ELEGBEDE reports      You are from the north eastern region of the country, how bad is the security situation in the area. I can tell you that the situation in the North-East, particularly in Borno State, is terrible. Just recently, my constituency,Askira Local Government to be precise was attacked and also another local…

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Okada, Keke ban: Tough times for Lagos commuters

In this report, DAYO AYEYEMI, TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, TAIWO JIMOH and ABIODUN ADESOGA examine the ban imposed on the motorcycles and tricycles operation in major parts of Lagos State, which is causing problems at various fronts in the metropolis, just as political parties are at loggerheads over the development     On Saturday, February 1, 2020, the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State ejected operators of commercial motorcycles otherwise called Okada and tricycles popularly known as Keke from major roads in the metropolis. And so, many residents, especially traders,…

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Foundation advocates free cancer screening

The Coordinator of Sound Alliance Foundation (SAF),  a not for profit organisation, Dr. Samuel Okerinde has urged the people of Okobaba Community in  Ebute-Metta, Lagos State, to take advantage of the free cancer screenings that was available in some centres in Lagos. He made this known on Tuesday during the free cancer screening programme, which was organised by Sound Alliance Foundation in conjunction with the Redeemed Christian Church of God Winners Tabernacle. Okerinde also encouraged the community and Nigerians at large, to ensure regular cancer screening as a strategy to…

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Fighting cancer with diet, nutrition

About 9.6 million people die from cancer every year and about 70 per cent of cancer deaths occur in low-to-middle income countries. This report by APPOLONIA ADEYEMI with (Agency Report), highlights the role diet and nutrition plays in the prevention of cancers   A Cancer Survivor, Bosun Rufai, has advised Nigerians to continue to be watchful of their nutritional habits and exposure to the environment as part of the ways to guard against cancers. Rufai, an Engineer, said that everyone has the tendency to develop cancer cells, hence the need to…

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Low-carb diet boosts healthy weight

Scientists said people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes may lose significant amounts of weight over the course of a year. This  study findings is published in the ‘Journal of  the American Medical Association (JAMA). The research lends strong support to the notion that diet quality, not quantity, is what helps people lose and manage their weight most easily in the long run. According…

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‘Impacting food safety principles in vegetable oil marketing could prevent diseases’

Sherif Olagunju is the Director, Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). In this interview, he discusses some malpractices by vegetable oil and palm oil vendors, which could be harmful to health and proferred solutions on the way forward. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI reports   Why this meeting? There are several challenges we encounter in trying to regulate vegetable oil. We have many issues in the market among people that are selling vegetable oil because of the way the product is handled.…

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Nigeria’s domain name recorded slow growth in 2019

…registration hits 147,745   Registration for Nigeria’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), .ng, increased by 16,645 in 2019, New Telegraph has learnt. This was, however, a slow growth compared with 2018 when 29,405 registrations were recorded. According to data released by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), new subscriptions for the domain name in 2019 brought the total registration for .ng to 147,745. The country’s internet asset, which is being managed by NiRA, had witnessed remarkable growth over the last three years, even though many Nigerian websites are still…

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Anger, tears in Kpirikpiri market

In Kpirikpiri market, Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, it is lamentation following fire disaster that razed hundreds of shops in the market. That incident left the traders in anguish as UCHENNA INYA reports from Abakaliki   Kpirikpiri market, also known as Ofoke market is the second largest market in Abakaliki, the state capital. The market was located on Old Enugu road, Abakaliki. It was later relocated to St. Patrick’s Road, Kpirikpiri, in the metropolis following an inferno that razed the market and destroyed property worth billions of naira.…

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A distressed road transport union

The National Union of Road Transport Workers is an independent trade union, established to serve the interest of transport workers in the road transport sector. This, they do by calling for collective, obtaining and pushing for social stability for all workers in the industry as defined in its constitution. The history of road transport workers is as old as the transport industry itself but was more pronounced in Nigeria in early 1980s.  The road transport sector today constitutes one of the greatest employers of labour in the Nigerian economy. The…

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Hard times: Accommodation seekers opt for smaller apartments

Due to high rental value coupled with  decline in purchasing power, new tenants and accommodation seekers now prefer smaller houses to big apartments. Due to the rush, a lot of landlords are currently converting their big houses  to one and two bedroom room apartments to get immediate occupancy. In the high-brow areas of Lagos and Abuja, investors and real estate developers have  suddenly discovered huge  demand for studio apartments, one bedroom and two bedroom flats by low and middle income earning couples. For tenants, the  desire to cut cost and…

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