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LAGOS — The LasGidis Recyclers, on Saturday sensitised the public on the dangers of plastic liter to the environment, to encourage cleaner environment. The event, held at Iru Victoria Island, Lagos had environmentalists and volunteers clean and rid the place off plastic liters to mark the 2021 World Clean-up Day, held every Sept. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State reports that, the event was to arouse public consciousness on clean environment...

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ABUJA — The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, was rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after slumping at a programme, on Thursday. Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking. According to Daily Trust, he was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened. Bawa had stopped talking and...

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HANOI — Vietnam has jailed a man for five years for breaking strict Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, state media reported. Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial at the People’s Court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. Vietnam has been one of the world’s coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive...

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Borno state government has confirmed the death of forty-three people due to a suspected cholera outbreak in six local governments in the state. The affected local government areas are Gwoza, Kaga, Hawul, Magumeri, Damboa, Maiduguri Metropolitan, and Jere. Mrs. Juliana Bitrus, commissioner for Health, while briefing in Maiduguri, said 559 suspected cases have been recorded as of 30th August with fifty-seven admissions in seven local government areas. She advised members of the public to practice regular...

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A couple of weeks ago, an American conservative activist and radio talk show host, Charlie Kirk, was tongue-lashed on The Young Turks’ YouTube channel for his demeaning remarks at Simone Biles. The 24-year-old superstar gymnast had, in the heat of performance, pulled out from the Tokyo Games last month, to focus on her mental health. It was a decision that did not augur well for America in the opinion of some people. Charlie Kirk who...

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“Anyone can become angry- that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way- that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”—-Aristotle   Bella and her siblings were seated in the sitting room. They were eager to listen to their mum share a familiar story about Bella’s behaviour as a toddler. It...

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KATSINA — Katsina state Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Nuhu Danja has said at least 60 persons have died from cholera in the state. Danja also said the state has over 1,400 confirmed cases of cholera, but did not disclose the affected local government areas. He was speaking during the annual general meeting of the state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Katsina, however, assured that the state government was working to curb the...

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A group, Retired Army, Navy, and Air Force Officers (RANAO), has commended the Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) for its contributions to the establishment of the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC). AVM Robert Ekezie (rtd), Chairman of RANAO, gave the commendation on Monday in Abuja at the National Senior Citizens Centre Forum- Maiden Dialogue with Senior Citizen. Ekezie said the consistent advocacy by COSROPIN and other Civil Society...

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Dr. Joseph Ngbea, Commissioner for Health and Human Services says no fewer than 21,000 persons are suffering from mental health disorders in 23 local government areas of Benue State and are currently placed on treatment. Ngbea, who spoke through the mental health desk officer, James Ngutswen, stated that the National Council on Health during its activities in Kano State gave Benue the Award of Excellence for its Optimal Performance in Mental Health which has helped...

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ENUGU — A non-governmental organization, Network for Women with Disability, NWD, has lamented the challenges faced by the members over the worsening insecurity in the country. The organization asked the Federal Government of Nigeria and Enugu State governments to put in more proactive measures towards curbing insecurity in the nation. The coordinator of the NWD in Enugu state, Jacinta Udeinya, made this called on Wednesday in Enugu during a press briefing organized by the group,...

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