Friday, August 2, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Eat Me: Hangover relief, fights diabetes… Eight reasons to adore honey

Eat Me: Hangover relief, fights diabetes… Eight reasons to adore honey

Even King Solomon, in the Bible, said, "My son, eat thou honey, for it is good".Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners on earth, enriched with many health benefits and uses. [...]

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    Taraba crisis: Militiamen withdraw as troops close in

Taraba crisis: Militiamen withdraw as troops close in

Following the recent attack on residents in some areas of Taraba state, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the deployment of more military men to restore peace to the affected areas.The deployment seems to be yielding positive results as the militiamen are reportedly withdrawing from the villages they attacked in Sardauna local government area of the state.A fresh outbreak of crisis [...]

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    Tension as kidnappers threaten fresh abduction in Lagos school

Tension as kidnappers threaten fresh abduction in Lagos school

One month after kidnappers abducted six students from Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, the suspects have threatened to carry out yet another attack at the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry.In a letter written to the school in Badagry, the suspects claimed responsibility for the Epe incident and vowed to kidnap six students and the principals of both the junior [...]

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    Extra-virgin olive oil reduces risk of dementia, Alzheimer, study says

Extra-virgin olive oil reduces risk of dementia, Alzheimer, study says

Consumption of extra-virgin olive oil reduces the risk of dementia, inflammation of the brain and Alzheimer, according to a new study.The study, published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, was carried out by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). [...]

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    IT firm launches web services to ‘enhance business productivity’

IT firm launches web services to ‘enhance business productivity’

Infohob Technology, a leading provider of web services, has launched a selection of communication services that offer business owners and managers a way to stay connected with their clients and enhance their online presence.According to a statement by Tony Ayabam, founder, Infohob, these services encompass flexible and secure business emails, apps for businesses, personalised domain names, cloud storage and data [...]

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    Foundation donates relief materials to Adamawa IDPs

Foundation donates relief materials to Adamawa IDPs

The Red Star Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has donated relief materials and foodstuff to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Malkohi camp, Adamawa state.The camp is located about 40 kilometers away from Yola, the state capital.The foundation donated 30 bags of grains including rice, beans, maize, guinea corns; 10 bags of sugar and salt; 24 cartons of noodles; 5 gallons of vegetable [...]

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    Wole Soyinka Centre to launch regulators monitoring programme

Wole Soyinka Centre to launch regulators monitoring programme

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) says it will launch the Regulators Monitoring Programme (REMOP) at its a lecture to mark the 83rd birthday of Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate and literary icon.In a statement on Monday, Motunrayo Alaka, coordinator of the center, said REMOP is conceived as a media initiative geared at reporting the activities of regulators.She said [...]

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    Money transfer company partners with Ecobank

Money transfer company partners with Ecobank

TRANSFAST, a provider of cross-border payments and remittance solutions company, has announced its partnership with Ecobank.The company, which has presence in over 120 countries, said it partnered with Ecobank to allow expatriates across the world to send money to Nigeria.Nigerians working in other countries can send money at any of Ecobank’s branch network in local currency, direct to the beneficiary’s bank [...]

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    One killed, ten injured as man runs van into London mosque

One killed, ten injured as man runs van into London mosque

A 48-year-old man in the early hours of Monday ran a van into worshippers in a mosque in Finsbury, London, killing one and leaving 10 others injured.The driver was alleged to have screamed, "I'm going to kill all Muslims," before plunging the white van  into pedestrians as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers in Seven Sisters Road at [...]

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    Excessive exercise ‘could damage the gut’

Excessive exercise ‘could damage the gut’

A recent research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage.According to the research, the risk of gut injury and impaired function seems to increase along with the intensity and duration of exercise. [...]

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    IPOB asks schools in ‘Biafra land’ to teach history of civil war

IPOB asks schools in ‘Biafra land’ to teach history of civil war

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has written to schools in “Biafra land” to start teaching students about the civil war.Emma Powerful, IPOB public secretary, in a statement, said schools that adopt the scheme will get grants from the group.IPOB also urged the schools to use geography textbooks with the Bight of Biafra to teach about pre-colonial Biafra and the [...]

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    Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case — but retrial planned

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case — but retrial planned

The jury deliberating on legendary comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial says it arrived at an impasse.Members of the jury were unable to reach a verdict on any of the three sexual assault counts after deliberating for more than five days. [...]

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    Eating fried potatoes may lead to early death, study warns

Eating fried potatoes may lead to early death, study warns

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has linked the consumption of fried potatoes to an increased risk of early death.In the research involving 4,440 people between ages 45-79, it was found that over eight years, those who ate fried potatoes such as French fries, hash browns and potato chips two or more times a week had [...]

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    Children of policemen killed in Zenith Bank robbery get scholarship

Children of policemen killed in Zenith Bank robbery get scholarship

Chris Ezike, Imo state commissioner of police, says management of the bank had undertaken to offer scholarship to the children of the two policemen who died while repelling a robbery attack on a branch of Zenith Bank in the state.Ezike said Otu Attang, who survived the February 22 attack and Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo, the deceased officers, have been recommended for promotion.Four [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘bride’ returns to her captors after 9-month deradicalisation by FG

Boko Haram ‘bride’ returns to her captors after 9-month deradicalisation by FG

Aisha, wife of a suspected Boko Haram commander, has abandoned her family home in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, taking along the son fathered by the suspect identified as Mamman Nur.The 25-year-old is one of the 70 women and children who finished a nine-month deradicalisation programme in February.Last year, they were captured by the army in a raid on the militants’ [...]

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    Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi named ambassadors for anti-tobacco campaign

Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi named ambassadors for anti-tobacco campaign

The federal government has appointed two musicians, Timi Dakolo and Mr Eazi, as anti-tobacco ambassadors.A statement by the ministry of health said their appointment was to leverage on their influence with young Nigerians. [...]

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