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Switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, UN experts have said. A major report on land use and climate change says the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming. But scientists and officials stopped short of explicitly calling on everyone to become vegan or vegetarian. They said that more people could be fed using less land if individuals cut down on eating meat. The document, prepared by 107 scientists for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that if land is used more effectively, it can store more of the carbon emitted by humans. It … >>> Read Full Story

The deceased

By Okafor Ofiebor
Officers of the Rivers State Police Command have killed a notorious kidnapper, popularly known as ‘Abacha’  in Rivers State.
Abacha was said to have been terrorising residents and motorists in Emuoha Local Government Area axis of the East-West road, Rivers State.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, while parading the dead suspect with items allegedly recovered from the camps identified the deceased as “Abacha.”
He said the feat was achieved by the combined effort of the local vigilante operating within that community.
Omoni also revealed that other members of the gang who had been … >>> Read Full Story

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By Evelyn Usman
The Nigerian Army has responded to the killing of three operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT and a civilian, Wednesday, in Taraba State, by soldiers, describing it as an act done in error.
Nigerian Army
It explained that troops of 93 Battalion Tankum, had engaged some kidnappers who turned out to be the operatives, in a shootout, adding that they (policemen) refused to stop at some checkpoints manned by soldiers, thereby giving credence to its claim.

A statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations , Colonel Sagir Musa, which described the incident as unfortunate, explained … >>> Read Full Story

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A 53-year-old Uber driver, Adewale Adenekan, has appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N910,000 and wilful damage of car.
Adenekan, is a resident of at No. 27A Olaogun Road, Olaogun Bus-Stop in Ogun, who is charged with two counts of theft and wilful damage.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Ishiola Samuel told the court that Adenekan committed the alleged offences on Sept. 9, 2018, at Ikeja.
Samuel said, “Adenekan was entrusted with a Toyota Corolla with registration no BDG 38 FK for Uber driving business, property of Mr Salako Musa.

“Adenekan converted the proceeds of N910,000 to … >>> Read Full Story

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the former President Goodluck Jonathan to be mindful of making misguided comments so as not to ridicule his person. Nabena Further stated that the former president never won any election even in his home state of Bayelsa. The APC deputy spokesman was reacting to a media report credited to the former President where he described the APC in Bayelsa state as a party that lacked political presence at the ward, local government and state levels to win the state governorship election slated for November 16. Jonathan, who stated this during the PDP … >>> Read Full Story

Cameroon President Paul Biya: hires lobbying firm in United States

President Paul Biya’s government has hired Clout Public Affairs, a firm organised by former aides to Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, to lobby President Donald Trump and US Congress for $55,000 a month.
The contract signed in July will be in four-month increments until it is cancelled, according to public disclosure filings with the U.S. Justice Department.
Foreign Policy magazine reported that the firm, according to the contract, will provide public relations services to help cultivate a “favourable image” for Cameroon’s government, to include “placing targeted op eds in conservative-oriented outlets in order to foster … >>> Read Full Story

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The crisis rocking the Lagos chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be far from over following the report gathered from a leading member of the party.
Lagos PDP Crisis: What happened at Abuja Peace Accord
A top chieftain of the party and former Chairman of the Party, Otunba Segun Adewale popularly known as Aeroland in an exclusive interview with this newspaper narrated what went down.

A fact-finding committee headed by Senator Ben Obi, Senator Biodun Olujimi and Engr. Mukhtar Ahmed as the Secretary, met with selected leaders and members at Radisson Blu Hotel in Ikeja on Wednesday, July 17th 2019, to find a … >>> Read Full Story