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22 Dec 2019
In July 2015, a 32-year-old Amatari Christmas, who was married to Tombara, an indigene of Ayama in Yenagoa Local Council of Bayelsa State, emptied a 100ml bottle of Sniper...
25 Nov 2019
A 42-year-old woman Temitope Akinola has been arrested by operatives of Ogun State police command for allegedly killing her two-year-old grand daughter.
2 Sep 2019
A 37-year-old man, Seyi Onayemi, committed suicide in Ikorodu estate, Lagos State at the weekend. A statement from the spokesperson of the Lagos State police command, Bala Elkana, said on Friday, men of the Sagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu
28 Jul 2019
The Nigerian Chapter of the World Safety Organisation (WSO) has urged NAFDAC to ensure that traders comply with the time lag given to them to stop the sale of Sniper and other hazardous chemical substances in the open market.
25 Jul 2019
In recent times, there has been a rise in suicides associated with poisoning with pesticides generally and Sniper, in particular, rat poison, and other objects such as rope by a number of depressed persons.
21 Jul 2019
Nigerians have decried the recent ban on the sale of pesticide, especially Sniper and other agricultural formulations in open market following increased cases of suicide and misuse of the products.
16 Jul 2019
The Lagos State government has threatened to sanction traders, marketers and processors of raw foods who use unapproved chemicals for killing pests on raw food noting that the state government is against any practices inimical to the good health and wellbeing of the populace.
9 Jul 2019
A corps member serving in House of Assembly, Osun State, Ayomikun Juliana, has died after allegedly applying the popular insecticide, Sniper, to her hair to kill the lice troubling her.
6 May 2019
Fumigation is a method of pest control, which involves a process of disinfecting an area by spraying dangerous chemicals. Manufacturers of these chemicals (fumigants and insecticides) usually dish out strong warnings to users boldly written on the containers that they should avoid inhalation and contact with food, the skin or mouth. This is owing to…
21 Feb 2019
Rio de Janeiro's favelas are known for high crime. But in one of the city's poor neighborhoods, rights groups say residents face a new threat: police snipers. According to an investigation by human rights organizations, at least five people were shot dead between October and January from a police tower in the northern Manguinhos favela.…


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Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, are now highly unsettled following widespread insecurity around the city centre and some outskirts, characterized by frequent and indiscriminate robbing and abduction of motorists and commuters.
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Five audacious women, Uzoamaka Izukanne Igweike, Tarebi Alebiosu, Adedotun Akande, Ndidi Nwuneli and Mimi Ade-Odiachi...
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President Bola Tinubu and the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, have urged labour unions to shelve the nationwide indefinite strike slated for October 3.
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Horace Greeley once said, “The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.”
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Ahead of Nigeria's 63rd Independence Day celebration, the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to champion...
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Bovi Ugboma is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. A native of Edo State, he holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Delta State University.
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Barely four days after he was sworn into office, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on June 2, this year, appointed former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as his Chief of Staff.
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After 20 years as executive producer, Mosunmola Abudu, popularly known as Mo Abudu, has stepped into the director’s chair to craft two captivating short films, in which she took up the dual roles of writer and director. 
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After 10 days of intense competitions, the 7th National Youth Games comes to an end today, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.
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The Federal Government, yesterday, launched what it christened Skillnovation Programme, a scheme designed to support information technology revolution that would, in turn, extend the reach of economic and social interactions as well as enhance productivity growth in Nigeria.