Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tobacco giants undermining public health, say UN, WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) yesterday said tobacco giants undermine public health. The WHO, at an event in Geneva, Switzerland to mark the World No Tobacco Day, accused tobacco giants of stalling efforts to implement the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a global treaty with 175 countries as parties

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ICPC seizes Trade, Investment Ministry dep director’s properties

By Caleb Ayansina ABUJA — INDEPENDENT Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, ICPC, has started carrying out its recent threat to probe civil servants who are living beyond their means as its seized six properties belonging to a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, Engr. Victor Igboanugo

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Ghana get royal visit before Lesotho test

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II speaking to the players after their final training session The Black Stars had a royal visit from Ashanti King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Thursday at the Baba Yara Stadium. The powerful traditional ruler spent 25 minutes at their last training session before playing Lesotho on Friday. "I know you all are aware of what is at stake and the coach is one of you so talk to him to get the best

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Prometheus film review: Depth is an alien concept for Ridley

By Chris Tookey PUBLISHED: 18:39 EST, 31 May 2012 | UPDATED: 18:42 EST, 31 May 2012 Prometheus (15) Rating: Like so many now classic horror films, Alien (1979) was critically under-rated and even vilified on its release, as was Sir Ridley Scott’s other venture into sci-fi, Blade Runner (1982). Perhaps that’s why he has taken his time to go back to the future.

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New electricity tariff takes off today

By Oscarline Onwuemenyi, EMMAN OVUAKPORIE & Kunle Kalejaye A NEW electricity tariff regime with potentially grave cost implications for urban dwellers, the rich and commercial concerns commences today. The new tariff regime reduces the cost of electricity for rural consumers who do not use electronics or other heavy equipment. However, more affluent consumers, commercial and industrial consumers would pay significantly higher rates above the N4 per kilowatt hour that would be paid by the very poor.

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