Experts task Nestle on producing affordable, nutritious foods

Head of Nutrition at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Dr. Chris Isokpunwu has urged Nestle Nigeria Plc. to manufacture affordable products that meet the nutritional needs of the Nigerian populace. Also, Isokpunwu has encouraged the private sector to key into the production of nutritious foods that could tackle the problems of malnutrition in Nigerian. He made the call during the launch of Nestle’s improved Golden Morn fortified with Grainsmart, which held at the company’s factory in Agbara on Tuesday. The call came against the background that 58 per cent…

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Malaria: 5 African varsities to begin research on vaccine – Nwoko

Worried over the devastating effects of malaria on the African continent, billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Ned Nwoko, has announced that deep research would begin in five African universities by February, to develop malaria vaccine for Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Nwoko made this known at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on his arrival to Nigeria from an expedition to Antarctica, accompanied by a team of scientists from Russia, India, China, the United States of America and Britain, aimed at eradicating malaria not only from Nigeria, but the African continent as…

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MTN Connect official needs N10m for kidney transplant

A staff of MTN Connect, Marina Lagos, Oladele Olaide Fatimah, is currently down with kidney disorder, which has impaired the function of one of her kidneys. The 23-year-old needs N10 million to urgently get treatment overseas as directed by specialists in both private and government hospitals, who have been attending to her. The urgency is to prevent the infection from spreading to the other kidney. Speaking with New Telegraph from her location in Lakowe, near, Ajah, Lagos, she expressed surprise about the findings by doctors and called on kind hearted Nigerians…

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Foods that can lower blood pressure (2)

What you eat affects your blood pressure in several ways. Eating a lot of foods which are high in saturated fats can cause a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis causes your blood vessels to narrow, resulting in high blood pressure. Foods that are high in fat or sugar can also contribute to obesity, which increases your risk of high blood pressure. The same applies if you eat more calories than you burn. Bananas Eating foods that are rich in potassium is better than taking supplements. One large banana contains 602 milligrams…

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A battle against sex workers

  An endless war between commercial sex workers and Anambra State Government is now taking a different dimension following the recent demolition of their make shift brothel along the Enugu -Onitsha express way, near the toll gate. Onitsha, Anambra State is one of the cities in Nigeria and in the West African sub region that has the highest volume of all business activities. It is also one of the cities in Nigeria that can boast of  influx of people from all walks of life on daily basis. This, however, is…

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Felicia: Stigmatised, rejected, recovered

She was tagged a cursed child and abandoned to her fate by her parents after birth for suffering a strange ailment which pulled out her tongue and destroyed her teeth. But she conquered the ailment through successful medical surgery sponsored by one of her village men, Theodore Ihite. UCHENNA INYA, in Abakaliki, reports on the pathetic story of  eight-year-old Felicia James and her aged indigent widow  grandmother, Elizabeth Unah     Felicia James, a Primary 1 pupil and native of  Ezi Okoto, Eziukwu village, Akpoha community in Afikpo North Local…

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Presidency: Nigeria won’t react to speculations on US Travel Ban, until…

The Presidency has said Nigeria will need to get proper briefing before reacting to the reported travel ban plan against the country by the US government. Reports emerged on Tuesday indicating that President Donald Trump’s administration has plans to add seven countries across the world, including Nigeria, to the country’s travel ban list. The report, which was credited to some American media, identified the countries to be affected in the new ban to include Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea and Nigeria from Africa; Kyrgyzstan and Belarus from Eastern Europe and Myanmar from…

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Boko Haram: Battle in Borno claims 8 soldiers, many terrorists

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A Nigerian Army officer and seven soldiers have been killed in a fierce battle against Boko Haram terrorists in Mainok, 60 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno State, North-East Nigeria. On Wednesday, PRNigeria learnt from security sources that the deadly encounter occurred at about 1pm on Tuesday before the troops repelled an ambush on 156 Task Force Battalion of Nigerian Army. Five soldiers were wounded, two others still missing, while several terrorists were killed. “Two gun trucks and three anti-aircraft equipment could not be accounted for following the attack,” the source said.…

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Trump says impeachment trial witnesses would be national security risk

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would prefer a longer impeachment trial so that current and former top administration officials could testify, but that having them appear would present national security concerns. Trump, speaking to reporters as he prepared to leave the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, also said he would love to go appear at the Senate trial in his own defense but that his lawyers would likely object. “I’d love to go,” he said during a roughly 40-minute-long news conference. “I’d love to do it.”…

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Amotekun, a vote of no confidence on Buhari’s govt – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the establishment of Amotekun and such other security apparati in various parts of the country is a direct vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The party, which made its position known for the first time since the controversy trailing the establishment of Amotekun by states in the South West, added that it arrived at the decision after a wide consultation and extensive meeting on the security situation in the country. PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola…

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