US announces countrywide ban on flavoured e-cigs

The US has announced a countrywide ban on some e-cigarette flavours amid concerns about vaping among teens. The ban applies to mint and fruit flavours that are offered in cartridge-based…

Five rules from psychology to help keep your new year’s resolutions

We are creatures of habit. Between a third and half of our behaviour is habitual, according to research estimates. Unfortunately, our bad habits compromise our health, wealth and happiness. On average,…

China approves two genetically modified crops for import from US

China approved two new genetically modified (GM) crops for import on Monday that could boost agricultural purchases from the United States, while renewing permits for 10 others, the agriculture ministry said. The move…

Putting the planet on a sustainable diet

Manuel Canales & Alexander Stegmaier An international team of 37 experts called the EAT-Lancet Commission has generated the first scientific targets for a nutritionally sound and sustainably produced planetwide diet. Global…

UK Institute honours Nigerian on cassava post-harvest technology

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich has recognized a local technological device developed by a Nigerian on the transformation of the cassava value chain development and…

FG begins remodelling of grazing reserves into ranches in seven states

The Federal Government has begun remodelling of grazing reserves into ranches in seven states as part of efforts to transform and modernise the country’s livestock industry. The Executive Secretary, National…

There won’t be fuel scarcity at Christmas – FG

The Federal Government on Monday assured Nigerians of adequate fuel supply this Yuletide. It gave the assurance during a meeting in Abuja with stakeholders in the oil and gas sector.…

Border Closure: FG delegation hits Nigerian border with Niger

A delegation of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Monday arrived Katsina in continuation of its assessment following the closure of the…

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash ‘to set Amazon on fire’

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has accused Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio of “giving money to set the Amazon on fire”. The president gave no evidence but in the past has accused…

EFCC Arraigns Four in Kaduna for N22.4m Rice Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, November 28,2019 arraigned the quartet of Baba Aliyu, Musa Shuaibu, Joshua Agbaji Unazi and Michael Godwin Okibe before Justice A.B.Aliyu of…