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25 Million Nigerians Suffering From Hunger – Nutritionist

25 Million Nigerians Suffering From Hunger – Nutritionist National Coordinator of Academic and Research Network for Scaling up nutrition in Nigeria, Prof Kola Anigo, has disclosed that no fewer than 25 million Nigerians are suffering from hunger. Mathew lamented that Nigeria is ranked first in Africa and second in the world in the global chart of malnourished children He stated this in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, while delivering his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 52nd annual general meeting and scientific conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.…

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Kano Vows To End Drug Abuse Among Women, Youths

The Kano State Government has reiterated its commitment to the fight against drug abuse among women and youths in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, said this on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of trained and reformed drug-dependent youths at the Kano Reformatory Institute in Kiru Local Government Area (LGA). “We want to ensure that we reduce drug addiction and create employment in a way to keep them out of drugs and engage them meaningfully,” she said. Ms Muhammad-Umar said that 21 youths, including…

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Indiscriminate Use Of Bleaching Cosmetics Causes Cancer, Organ Damage, NAFDAC Warns

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against using too much bleaching cosmetics, saying it could lead to skin cancer. The agency’s media consultant, Olusayo Akintola, in a statement, disclosed that the director-general of the agency, Mojisola Adeyeye, gave the warning over the weekend at the brainstorming session of a two-day top management meeting of the agency in Lagos. Ms Adeyeye said an abusive use of cosmetics could even lead to internal damage to body organs and cause death. She expressed shock at…

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Germany Players Will Receive £360,000 EACH If They Win The Qatar World Cup

Germany players will each receive £360,000 if they lift the World Cup in Qatar later this year, the country’s football association (DFB) said on Sunday after agreeing on tournament bonuses with the team. The bonus for the title win is up from £312,000 for the previous tournament in 2018, when Germany crashed out in the first round. When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received bonuses of £268,000 each. Clearing the group stage in Qatar will earn each player £45,000 while a spot…

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Don’t Make The Mistake Of Voting Killers – Jonathan

Don’t Make The Mistake Of Voting Killers – Jonathan Ahead of the 2023 general elections, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has charged Nigerians not to make the mistake of voting those he described as killers into elective positions. He gave the charge on Sunday in Uyo during a special interdenominational service to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the creation of Akwa Ibom State. “In 2023, you must not make the mistake to vote killers,” Jonathan said. Those who will carry knives, guns, and all kinds of gadgets to go and kill people…

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Peter Okoye Responds To Critics Over Fan’s Kissing

One half of the Psquare music duo, Peter Okoye, who is also known as Mr. P has responded to those criticising a recent act where he kissed a fan on stage. The singer who is married with two kids had kissed an unidentified fan while performing alongside his brother, Paul Okoye, also known as Rudeboy at a recently sold-out concert. The kissed fan could not hide her excitement while some other fans cheered as Mr. P returned to the stage to continue with their performance in a video that went…

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Police Arrest 84-Year-old Man For Defiling 8-Year-Old Girl In Ogun

Police in Ogun have arrested an 84-year-old man, Stephen Jack for having unlawful carnal knowledge of an eight-year-old girl. Police spokesman in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated in Abeokuta on Saturday that the suspect resides at Okun Owa area of Ijebu-Ode and was a well-known paedophile. He added that Jack’s latest escapade was reported to the police by the father of the victim who noticed that his daughter was bleeding from her private region. Oyeyemi stated that upon interrogation, the victim told her father that Jack assaulted her sexually.…

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Bandits Invade Mosque, Kill 15 Worshippers

Bandits Invade Mosque, Kill 15 Worshippers At least 15 persons were reportedly killed when terrorists opened fire at worshipers on Friday, during Jummat prayers in the North West of Zamfara State. northwest Nigeria. According to Daily Post, the incident occurred in Ruwan Jema town in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara, when the peaceful worshipers were observing their prayers. A source said “The terrorists, who rode on motorcycles invaded the mosque and opened fire on worshippers, leading to the death of 15 persons on the spot, while many other victims…

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