The Embarrassment of Snakebite Deaths

[Guardian] The reports by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that 174 snakebites per 100,000 population are reported per year in Nigeria and that the saw-scaled or carpet viper is responsible for 90 per cent of bites and 60 per cent of deaths is an em…

[Guardian] The reports by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that 174 snakebites per 100,000 population are reported per year in Nigeria and that the saw-scaled or carpet viper is responsible for 90 per cent of bites and 60 per cent of deaths is an embarrassment. To some extent, the African cobras and puff adders have also proven to be the cause of mortality and morbidity. In the Benue Valley, where most of these tragedies occur, the incidence of snakebite was found to be 497 per 100,000 persons per year with a mort

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Stakeholders Battle Smugglers to Save Local Poultry

[Daily Trust] Stakeholders in the poultry industry, mostly poultry farmers, are making frantic effort to save the business from falling into the hands of smugglers whose activities, they say, are a threat to its survival.

[Daily Trust] Stakeholders in the poultry industry, mostly poultry farmers, are making frantic effort to save the business from falling into the hands of smugglers whose activities, they say, are a threat to its survival.

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Suicide Bomber Strips Explosive Vest to Avoid Death in Borno

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A suspected female suicide bomber yesterday removed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to her body and dumped it at a house within the neighbourhood she was supposed to attack.

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A suspected female suicide bomber yesterday removed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to her body and dumped it at a house within the neighbourhood she was supposed to attack.

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Card Reader Couldn’t Verify Obiano’s Finger

[Guardian] Awka -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) card reader, yesterday, failed to read Governor Willie Obiano’s fingers; even as he expressed strong confidence that he would win the governorship election with a large margin.

[Guardian] Awka -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) card reader, yesterday, failed to read Governor Willie Obiano's fingers; even as he expressed strong confidence that he would win the governorship election with a large margin.

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From Whence Cometh the Last Straw?

[Guardian] When your Olorioko (Headmaster) is the Oloriole (Headthief) it is almost impossible that anyone will be apprehended (i.e. arrested) for mago-mago, monafiki, barawo banza behaviour. In fact, by the time overwhelming evidence has been amassed …

[Guardian] When your Olorioko (Headmaster) is the Oloriole (Headthief) it is almost impossible that anyone will be apprehended (i.e. arrested) for mago-mago, monafiki, barawo banza behaviour. In fact, by the time overwhelming evidence has been amassed to show that Oga na thiefman (apologies to Tunde Fatunde) the organisations arresting thieves and other lawbreakers would have been captured by Olorioko and his or her keepers. This is the situation today in South Africa.

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Why El-Rufai Wants Over 21,000 Teachers Sacked – NULGE

[Guardian] Abeokuta -The president of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleed, yesterday, faulted the sincerity of the competency test conducted by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, for primary …

[Guardian] Abeokuta -The president of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleed, yesterday, faulted the sincerity of the competency test conducted by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, for primary school teachers.

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A Narrative On Philistine Leadership

[Guardian] Curtains fell, last Saturday, on 19th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017. But the memory of the one-week culture and arts festival will continue to linger. One of the highlights that sold LABAF 2017 out was ‘Narrations of Collapse’ ded…

[Guardian] Curtains fell, last Saturday, on 19th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017. But the memory of the one-week culture and arts festival will continue to linger. One of the highlights that sold LABAF 2017 out was 'Narrations of Collapse' dedicated to Prof. Niyi Osundare, who clocked 70 early in the year. He came all the way from his base in the United States of America (USA) to deliver the keynote address based on the LABAF 2017 theme 'Eruptions: Global Fractures and Our Common Humanity.'

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Irate Youths Burn Senator Lafiagi’s House

[Guardian] Ilorin -The Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the death of three persons in Lafiagi town, Edu local government council of the state.

[Guardian] Ilorin -The Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the death of three persons in Lafiagi town, Edu local government council of the state.

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