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Food, Energy Prices, Imported Items Push Inflation Further to 16.5%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, rose by 0.9 percent to 16.5 per cent in June compared to 15.6 percent in May, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). This is the fifth consecutive month that the headline index would increase relatively strong. The increase in the month under review was attributed […]

Want a baby boy? Then eat breakfast

• Skipping meals makes would-be mothers less likely to give birth to a son • Women who work or lift a lot may struggle to get pregnant MORE reasons are emerging why women should eat breakfast. Scientists claim women hoping to give birth to boys should make sure they get a proper breakfast. Researchers from […]

Jonathan Launches Industrial Revolution Plan, NEDEP

Targets N5tn revenue annually from manufacturing President Goodluck Jonathan has launched the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) and the National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP), aimed at ushering in a new era for industrial, micro, small and medium enterprises development in Nigeria. Speaking during the launch yesterday in Abuja, Jonathan described the NIRP as the most […]

Sugar: Five foods surprisingly high in sugar

We need to reduce our sugar intake, says a new campaign group. But some food have a surprisingly high amount of sugar added to them. Action on Sugar has been launched to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks. The aim is to help people avoid “hidden sugars” and get manufacturers […]

Westgate attack: Kenyan police warn journalists

Kenya’s police chief has warned journalists over their coverage of last month’s attack on the Westgate shopping centre, following reports of looting by soldiers. David Kimaiyo said reporters should not “provoke propaganda” or “incite Kenyans” in their coverage. CCTV footage has been leaked on local media which appears to show soldiers taking items from a […]

Mulled wine recipes

An easy mulled wine recipe for the festive season, brimming with Christmassy spice and a kick of sloe gin. Ingredients 1 bottle red wine 60g/2oz demerara sugar 1 cinnamon stick grated nutmeg 1 orange, halved 1 dried bay leaf 60ml/2fl oz sloe or damson gin (optional) Preparation method Put the wine in a saucepan with […]

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry Chelsea buns

Like a self-contained Boxing Day sandwich, this sweet and savoury bun combines classic Christmas flavours in a soft white dough. Ingredients 500g/1lb 2oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 50g/2oz caster sugar 10g/¼oz salt 40g/1½oz unsalted buttercut into small pieces, plus extra for greasing the tin/li> 2 free-range eggs 2 x 7g sachets fast-acting […]

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Nigerian student`s award winning algorithm could improve accuracy and speed of retinal disease diagnosis
Nigerian student`s award winning algorithm could improve accuracy and speed of retinal disease diagnosis

A new technique for identifying and diagnosing damage to the human retina has been awarded ‘Best Student Paper’ at the industry-leading BIOIMAGING 2018 conference in Portugal. Nigerian doctoral candidate Bashir Dodo,

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Shocker! Monkeys swallow N70m belonging to Northern senators
Shocker! Monkeys swallow N70m belonging to Northern senators

After a shocking confession of an official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, which claimed that a mysterious snake allegedly swallowed N36 million naira, from the Board’s vault, which

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Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack
Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

At least 17 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, police say. The suspect has been named as Nikolaus Cruz, 19, and is

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