175 Dead, 10,000 Hospitalised As Cholera Hits North-East

Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, says cholera has killed 175 people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, leaving about 10,000 people hospitalised. It attributed the cholera outbreak to crowded Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camps and host communities. In a statement yesterday, Janet Chenero, NRC Programme Manager, said that the urgent need ...
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Police Find 5 Guns In Uncompleted Building, Arrest 11 Suspects

Five guns hidden in an uncompleted building at Road 1, Block 1, Plot 7, Victory Park Estate, Osapa London, Ilasan Lagos State, have been recovered by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command’s task force attached to Area J. It was stated that the recovering guns are three European-made pump ...
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30% of Nigerians Suffer Mental Illness –FG

The Federal Ministry of Health says about 20 to 30 per cent of Nigerians suffer from mental illness. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, said this at the Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders’ Workshop in Abuja on Monday. Abdullahi said with a population of about 200 million, ...
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Your Uniform Not Licence To Commit Crime, NYSC Warns Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, yesterday, warned corps members serving in Osun State not to see their uniform as tool to commit crime or get involved in social vices. The Osun State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Emmanuel Attah, gave this warning at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ...
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Father of 11 Commits Suicide Over Missing Church Money

A 59-year-old man, Julius Numa, reportedly committed suicide in Oton area of Sapele, Delta State on Sunday over stolen N600,000 harvest fund kept with him. A family source, who craved anonymity, disclosed that the dangling body of the father of 11 children was found in his room by his daughter, ...
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Police Nab Stepmother For Inflicting Injury On Stepdaughter

The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested Mrs Jennifer Dikeocha for allegedly inflicting varying degrees of injury on her four-year-old step daughter, Stephanie, a pupil of Royal Peters International Academy, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state. The suspect was said to have been arrested on Friday, ...
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Oil Exploration: We’re Now Living Like Animals

A coalition of Niger Delta agitators has decried the level of environmental degradation and lack of essential amenities in the oil communities of Akwa Ibom State, pleading for urgent government intervention to save them from hardship. *Oil spillage Specifically, the agitators alleged total neglect of the communities by some multinational ...
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Court Remands 3 in Prison For Allegedly Stealing 31 Cows

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Thursday ordered that three men be remanded in prison for allegedly stealing 32 cows. Baje Shehu 40, Abubakr Majo 26, and Aminu Usman 25, were docked on three counts of criminal conspiracy, theft and cattle rustling. Magistrate Paul Adama who gave the order adjourned ...
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Mishap: Three Dead, Five Missing As Boat Capsize In Lagos

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead and five missing by Lagos State Government after a passenger boat capsized on the lagoon. File Photo: Vanguard gathered that the 20-seater passenger boat including two boat operators capsized when it collided with another wooden boat on Wednesday evening. Immediately after ...
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75 Million Cows Waste Yearly –FAO Report

No fewer than 75 million cows slaughtered for consumption end up wasting every year, a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation says, the UN agency, in a report entitled “Preventing Nutrient Loss and Waste Across the Food System: Policy Actions for High-quality Diets” in New York also stated ...
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