Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study. Almost all pollution-related deaths – around 92 percent – are in poor or middle-income countries, the research found. In rapidly industrialising countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar,…

Agriculture minister seeks collaboration between Agric varsities and Ministry

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh on Thursday called for increased collaborations between Universities of Agriculture(UAs) and relevant agencies of the government as part of efforts to boost agriculture in Nigeria. Ogbeh made the call in Abeokuta while delivering a lecture organised as part of activities for the 23rd, 24th and 25th…

Africa’s rapid urbanization can drive industrialization

A UN report on Thursday made concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework could harness the continent’s rapid urban transition to drive industrial development. ‘The 2017 Economic Report on Africa’ was launched by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Kigali. Ms Giovanie Biha, the Deputy Executive…

CIA fires bomb-sniffing dog, Lulu

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has fired Lulu, an adorable black Labrador, from a training programme after refusing to become a bomb-sniffing dog. In a series of tweets, the CIA explained that Lulu, who was being trained for the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia, “began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting…

Kenya election board CEO goes on leave ahead of poll

Ezra Chiloba, Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said on Friday he was taking three weeks of leave. Opposition demanded that Chiloba must be fired before a repeat presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26, The first presidential vote in August, which gave victory to Kenyatta, was annulled because of procedural irregularities. Chiloba said he…