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DO A THIRD OF ADULTS IN NIGERIA SUFFER FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Claim: One out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure. Source: Dr. Okechukwu Ogah, president of the Nigerian Cardiac Society (October 2018) Verdict: Mostly correct Explainer: 28.9%

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DOES 1 IN 10 CHILDREN IN NIGERIA DIE BEFORE THEIR 5TH BIRTHDAY?

Claim: One in 10 children in Nigeria does not reach their fifth birthday. Source: Oxfam International (October 2018) Verdict: Correct Explainer: UN and Nigerian data supports the claim A report

SOUTH AFRICA LEGALIZING POT AT HOME IS GREAT NEWS FOR ITS NEIGHBORS

With puffs of smoke, South Africans are celebrating the decriminalization of smoking weed at home. The country’s neighbors could see this as a signal to capitalize on a growing cannabis

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SOUTH AFRICA’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT UPHOLDS RULING THAT PRIVATE USE OF DAGGA IS LEGAL

JOHANNESBURG – The Constitutional Court has ruled that it is legal to cultivate and consume dagga for personal use. In a unanimous judgment, the highest court in the land has

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UNLOCKING AFRICA’S INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS AND THE ROLE OF STATE OWNED COMPANIES / ENTERPRISES

ABOUT THIS PANEL DISCUSSION: The economic development challenges facing Africa include the highest population growth globally, low growth in infrastructure stock, low levels of intra-regional economic exchange, and remains the

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OLUSEGUN OBASANJO URGES WEST AFRICAN GOVTS TO DECRIMINALISE DRUGS

In an interview before he was due to present a model drug law to regional officials in Senegal, Obasanjo urged authorities to channel resources into fighting large-scale trafficking, which he

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WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY: SUICIDE ‘COMPLETED’ EVERY HOUR IN SA

JOHANNESBURG – With Monday marking World Suicide Prevention Day, a doctor at the Stellenbosch Psychology Department says on average, a suicide is completed every hour in South Africa. Reports indicate

RAND SLUMPS AS SOUTH AFRICA IN RECESSION FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2009

South Africa entered recession in the second quarter for the first time since 2009, data showed on Tuesday, in a stinging blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to revive the

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SA TO SPEND R276.6 BILLION ON IT IN 2018

South Africa is expected to spend R276.6 billion on IT in 2018, a 4.3% increase from 2017, according to Gartner. The market analysis and research firm said all IT segments

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NIGERIA TO AVERT OVER 160,000 DEATHS IN CHILDREN YEARLY, WITH INTRODUCTION OF ROTAVIRUS VACCINE INTO IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE.

Recognizing the magnitude of rotavirus related diarrhea disease, the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners