Facing different but equally harrowing crises, parents and educators in the United States and northeast Nigeria are debating similarly drastic measures to improve school safety as a painful public reckoning plays out in both countries.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Plastic was identified in 93% of the samples included in the study, which included major name brands such as Aqua, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Nestle Pure Life and San Pellegrino
The world's leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Benin Jails 7 Pharma Executives In 'Fake Drugs’ Trial; Fake Medicines Flourish In Africa Despite Killing Thousands
Governments in West Africa have vowed to crack down on fake medicines — a trade that weakens the effectiveness of antibiotics and malaria drugs
A court in Benin on Tuesday jailed seven local pharmaceutical executives for four years on charges of selling illicit medicines after a trial that breaks new ground in West Africa's campaign against fake drugs.
The WHO estimates that one out of 10 medicines in the world is fake but the figure can be as high as seven out of 10 in certain countries, especially in Africa.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Nigeria will begin cutting the sulphur levels allowed in imported fuels in July, a change long sought by health and environmental campaigners, a year after an initial deadline, an official at state oil company NNPC said.
A man sits behind containers containing petroleum near the Area 10 shopping centre in Abuja, Nigeria May 25, 2015. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde
Monday, March 12, 2018
The findings are to be presented at this week´s American College of Cardiology conference in Orlando (Ian Nicholson/PA)
Patients who go into hospital with common respiratory or urinary tract infections are more likely to suffer heart attacks or strokes, according to a new UK study.
NDIC Head Office Building Abuja
The cases of fraud are rising in the nation’s banking industry, prompting a resolve by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to investigate affected banks.
Amended excise duty rates
Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco will soon go up as the federal government announced new excise duty for the products with effect from Monday, June 4, 2018.
|ICT budgets for sundry FG organs by Daily Trust investigations|
Many federal ministries and agencies lack active websites despite spending billions of naira on information technology last year.
Friday, March 09, 2018
In this Oct. 13, 2017 photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the first session of the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions.
China Builds Ambitiously In Africa As US Sounds The Alarm; Africa Should Avoid Forfeiting Sovereignty To China Over Loans — Tillerson
The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city's new light rail - built and financed by China.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
British Retail Consortium Retail Crime Survey
Violence against UK retail workers resulting in injury has doubled in a year to the equivalent of 13 people harmed every day, according to new figures.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The trial is the largest to investigate prostate cancer screening (PA)
Routine tests for prostate cancer do not save lives and have the potential to do more harm than good, a study has suggested.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
The legal marriage age in India is 18 but millions of children are pushed to tie the knot when they are younger
A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children’s agency has said.
A child bride performs rituals with the groom (AP/Prakash Hatvalne)
Monday, March 05, 2018
|Image source: Nigeria Real Estate Hub/MAIJAGRAPHITTI MONTAGE|
●112 surveyors picked to value property ●Valuers weigh effects on residential market
More protests have greeted the newly introduced Lagos Land Use Charge (LUC), which raised the previous rates to over 200%.
Campaigners say this could become one of the biggest corporate corruption trials in history
A corruption trial involving oil giants Shell and Eni's business dealings in Nigeria, which was due to begin in a court in the Italian city of Milan today, has been postponed.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru Photo: Twitter/NNPC
• PENGASSAN seeks payment of arrears • NLC gives terms for deregulation
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is worried about the proliferation of fuel stations in communities at the nation’s borders which has led to an unprecedented smuggling of petrol to neighboring countries.
Eni and Shell stand accused of handing out bribes during the 2011 purchase of an offshore oil block estimated to hold 9 billion barrels of crude, for US$1.3 billion
Oil giants Eni and Shell go on trial in Milan on Monday, charged with bribery and corruption in the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria.
Saturday, March 03, 2018
The United States is in the midst of a national debate over school security after the mass shooting at a Florida school.
Friday, March 02, 2018
|Students for a CBT examination|
A Federal High Court, Abuja has declared the Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) conducted by universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria as illegal, saying there was no extant law authorizing the exercise.