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BREAKING: Senator Ali Wakili Representing Bauchi South Senatorial District Dies at 58

BREAKING: Senator Ali Wakili Representing Bauchi South Senatorial District Dies at 58

Lawmaker representing Bauchi South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Wakili, is dead. Sources in the Senate said the lawmaker slumped on Saturday morning at his Gwarimpa, Abuja residence after which he was taken to a hospital within the estate, but he died before getting emergency treatment. Wakili, 58, was Chairman of Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation

36% of Nigerian teenagers are mothers

About 36 per cent of Nigerian girls from ages 15 to 19 have at least one baby. The British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Laure Beaufils, disclosed this yesterday.She spoke at the formal launch of “Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprises (ENGINE II).”   Beaufils expressed British government’s commitment to tackling the numerous challenges confronting

Trailblazing US Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Dies At 88

Louise Slaughter, a trailblazing Democratic US lawmaker who rose to become the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, died Friday after suffering a concussion in a fall, her office announced.   She was 88.   Slaughter, who was first elected to Congress in 1986 in western New York, was the House’s oldest sitting

Don’t nap after your meal, expert warns

A family physician at the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Zayad Ahmed, has advised people to avoid lying down immediately after a meal as such practice could be responsible for common abdominal pains. He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja that such practice could lead to indigestion and abdominal pains. He explained that the body

Expert traces cause of miscarriages to blood group

Dr Titilope Ademoroti, a family physician at King’s Care Hospital Ltd., Abuja, has advised women to be conscious of their blood group during pregnancy to avoid miscarriages.   Ademoroti gave this advice in an interview in Abuja on Thursday.   According to her, during pregnancy, problems can occur if a woman blood group is Rhesus

UNIBEN confirms suicide by first-class final-year student

The management of the University of Benin, Edo State, has confirmed the death of one of its students who allegedly committed suicide.   The deceased, identified only as Adams, was said to have been found dead in his room at Ekosodin community, in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state. He was said

Bloomberg Launches $20 Million Fund To Fight Tobacco Companies

Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced it would provide $20 million in funding to launch Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP), a new global watchdog that will aggressively monitor deceptive tobacco industry tactics and practices to undermine public health. Announced at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, STOP will function