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Today's Headlines: Violence Erupts In South Africa, Sanitisers With Methanol Can blind - NAFDAC

Violence erupts in South Africa as supporters protest Zuma’s imprisonment

Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court following his refusal to appear before a graft panel.

The former president had defied an order by the constitutional court in January to appear at an inquiry into corruption while he was president.

The protesters first took to the streets after Zuma handed himself to authorities on Wednesday to begin his sentence.

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According to DW, the violence which started in KwaZulu-Natal, Zuma’s home province, spread to Gauteng province on Sunday, which includes Johannesburg, the country’s largest city.

Lagos faces ‘potential third wave’ of coronavirus

Nigeria’s Lagos state faces a “potential third wave” of coronovirus infections, its governor said in a statement.

He warned of fines or even imprisonment for those who break rules to contain the virus and said Lagos state would step up its vaccination campaign, following the detection of the highly infectious Delta variant in an incoming traveller.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has not been as hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as other parts of the continent, with just over 168,000 cases and 2,124 deaths confirmed since the outbreak began.

Aspirant sues Ogun APC, two others over substitution

A Councillorship aspirant, Osularu Muyiwa, has dragged the Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, Efuwape Muhammed; the All Progressives Congress and the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission, to the Sagamu High Court, over the alleged illegal substitution of his name.

The aspirant in an originating court summons dated July 8, and filed by law firms of Fazaz Segun Daud and Co. and Hussein Omikunle and Co, challenged the party’s action.

The OGSIEC has fixed the forthcoming local government election for July 24.

Sanitisers with methanol can blind, kill you – NAFDAC warns

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) cautioned Nigerians against the use of certain hand sanitisers.

The warning is contained in a public alert titled “Recall of Hand Sanitizers by DiBAR Nutricional due to the presence of Methanol”.

Methanol or wood alcohol is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening.

It can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.

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