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Researchers link dangerous foodborne pathogen to centipedes


A dangerous foodborne parasite typically found in snails and other mollusks was detected in two patients in a Chinese hospital and traced to their consumption of raw wild centipedes, according to a new case report published on Monday, July 30, 2018 by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Researchers from the Southern Medical University and Zhujiang Hospital in Guangzhou ...

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NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thunderstorms, rains for Tuesday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning for Tuesday, July 31, 2018 over the central states of the country with prospects of morning thunderstorms and rains over Lafia, Ilorin, Bida, Bauchi, Gombe, Minna, Jos and Yola axis. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range ...

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Agricultural Research Council accused of denying Nigerians right to information

Prof. Ambrose A.Voh

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday, July 30, 2018 named the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) the week’s inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for alegedly violating the provisions of the FOI Act over the past seven years. MRA says ARCN is thus denying Nigerians the right to information in the agricultural development sector. The ARCN ...

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NASENI targets 7.5MW solar power annually

Mohammed Haruna

The National Agency for Science and Engineering infrastructure (NASENI) on Monday, July 30, 2018 said it was targeting to generate 7.5 MW solar power annually to serve as alternative energy in the country. Executive Vice Chairman of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Haruna, said this while declaring open the agency’s 2018 Solar Installation and Maintenance Training programme for two batches of 20 ...

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World Friendship Day: Clergy solicits more inter-ethnic marriages

Friendship Day

Minister in Charge, First Baptist Church, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Rev. Armstrong Ajayi, has called for more inter-ethnic marriages among Nigerians to promote peace and unity. He made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, July 30, 2018 in Abuja to commemorate the International Day of Friendship. Ajayi observed that the country could overcome ...

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Resource recovery scheme oils waste evacuation in Lagos market


The Jakande Fruit Market Maize Sellers Associationin Ketu, Lagos, has made the disposal of maize husks and other vegetable wastes from the market easy with immediate evacuation. The association’s Vice Chairman, Mr Lawal Nurudeen, made this assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, July 30, 2018 in Lagos. According to Nurudeen, the collection and ...

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World Tiger Day: Global warming, deforestation threaten big cat’s survival

Bengal tigers

International Tiger Day, also known as World Tiger Day or Global Tiger Day, is celebrated on July 29 of every year to raise awareness of tiger conservation. The International Tiger Day was started in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia with a foresight to shed some light to the major problem of decrease in the number of ...

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World Day Against Human Trafficking: Groups call for good governance to stem tide

Dr Joe Okei Odumakin

Women Arise for Change Initiatives (WA) and Campaign for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (CCHR) have called on governments to provide social benefits and free education for indigent Nigerians to stop them surrendering to traffickers. The groups through their leaders, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos on Sunday, July 29, 2018 that trafficking, like all other crimes, could ...

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NEMA to engage states for effective disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

The Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, has said that the Agency would engage state governments through intensive advocacy and sensitisation for efficient disaster management. Maihaja made this known in a statement signed by Mr Sani Datti, NEMA’s Head of Media and Communication, on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Abuja. He said that the resolution was made ...

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NiMet, India to collaborate on data sharing


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) is set to commence bilateral cooperation with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on meteorological information and data sharing for improved service delivery. Prof. Sani Mashi, Director-General/CEO of NiMet, disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Muntari Ibrahim, General Manager, Public Relations Unit, in Abuja on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Mashi said that the collaboration ...

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