Cannabis: 23 industries seizing $32b market opportunity

As legal cannabis goes mainstream, it’s creeping into everything from CBD-oil infused beauty products, to houses made of hemp, to banking for marijuana retailers. Once an illegal and somewhat niche product, legal cannabis is now a fast-growing global industry. And it’s proving to be disruptive, impacting everything from beverage production to home construction. Global consumer […]

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Amnesty International launches 8-point agenda for Nigeria

Forty eight  hours after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for his second-term of four years in office, Amnesty International has set an eight-point human rights agenda for his administration. In the document, “Nigeria: Human Rights Agenda,” launched in Abuja on Friday, Amnesty International said the inauguration of President  Buhari on 29 May, presents an opportunity […]

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New governors reverse predecessors’ policies

Bauchi: Bala cancels last-minute appointments, promotions Gombe: Yahaya suspends all appointments, contracts, allocations Oyo: Makinde abolishes education levy, opens Secretariat Bridge Ogun: Abiodun vows to probe alleged misappropriation of funds Moments after their inauguration, some newly sworn in governors have drawn the battle line with their predecessors in office, reversing policies, appointments and contracts entered into […]

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Processed foods raise death risk, new studies confirm

Two new studies have confirmed that consuming high levels of ultra-processed foods, such as packaged snacks and soda, could harm health. They also provide more evidence of the associated cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risks; as previous research has suggested. Eating processed foods may raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and overall mortality. Numerous studies have […]

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Energy drinks are bad for the heart – Study

Energy drinks are popular, especially among teenagers and young adults. But a clinical trial reports that energy drinks caused disturbances to the volunteers’ heart rhythms and blood pressure. How do energy drinks affect the heart? Energy drinks are the second most popular dietary supplement of choice for teenagers and young adults in the United States, according to […]

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Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures

A nonintoxicating form of cannabidiol that chemists can make from inexpensive noncannabis ingredients can treat seizures just as effectively as herbal cannabidiol, according to recent research in rats. A synthetic version of the CBD that cannabis contains has the potential to become a safe treatment for seizures, new research reports. The chemical structure of the […]

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Adeleke: I Am vindicated by Court of Appeal Judgment

Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Thursday, said he had been vindicated by the Court of Appeal judgment which reaffirmed his qualification to contest the 2018 governorship poll in Osun State. The Court of Appeal in a ruling delivered Justice Emmanuel Agim chided the Federal High Court, sitting in Bwari for […]

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Insecurity: Lawmakers ask Buhari to reverse gun ownership ban

• Say citizens have rights to life, self-defence• Presidency ratifies anti-banditry strategy The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government to reverse its executive order restraining gun ownership. It said the decision strips citizens of their rights to life and self-defence amid growing attacks by bandits, kidnappers and other criminals. It also urged President […]

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