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Today's Headlines: Yar'Adua never liked politics, says wife, Turai, No going back on gov election petition in Delta - SDP

Yar'Adua never liked politics, says wife, Turai

Source: Punch Newspaper

A former First Lady of Nigeria, Hajiya Turai, has said that her late husband, Umaru Yar’Adua, never wanted to be President nor was desperate about the position.

She added that her late husband never liked politics and only became the President of the country by destiny.

The late Yar’Adua served as the President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. He was declared the winner of the presidential election held on April 21, 2007, and was sworn in on May 29, 2007. He died on May 5, 2010.

Turai said this on Saturday while speaking to the BBC Hausa Service on the 13th-year anniversary of her husband’s death.

No going back on gov election petition in Delta - SDP

Source: Punch Newspaper

The Delta State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party has declared that “there is no going back on the gubernatorial election petition filed by the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, before the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal”.

This was contained in a three-point resolution adopted by the SDP newly-inaugurated 12-member Caretaker Committee in Delta State, headed by Mrs Esther Ikule, at the end of the committee’s inaugural meeting held on Saturday at the party’s Delta Central Secretariat along Warri-Sapele Road.

In the resolution jointly signed by Mrs Ikule and Mr Enebraye Kembigha, the Chairman and Secretary respectively, the Caretaker Committee passed a vote of confidence on the party’s governorship candidate in Delta State, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, assuring that the committee will continue to support Gbagi in the pursuit of his mandate at the Governorship Election Tribunal until justice is dispensed in the matter.

Dieticians link fried food consumption to anxiety, depression

Source: Punch Newspaper

Nutrition experts have cautioned that frequent consumption of fried foods can contribute to or worsen mental health, noting that it has a contaminant known as acrylamide which could trigger anxiety or depression.

Acrylamide is a chemical that can form in some foods during high-temperature cooking processes, such as frying, roasting, and baking.

The dieticians were reacting to a new study that suggested that there is a link between frequent consumption of fried foods and higher instances of anxiety and depression.

The study conducted by researchers from Zhejiang University in China, and published in the journal PNAS suggested that people who frequently eat fried foods, particularly potatoes like french fries, have a higher risk of anxiety or depression.

Fintech raises $30m to boost payment service

Source: Punch Newspaper

A payment service provider for African businesses, Nomba has revealed that it raised a $30m Pre-Series B funding round to support its delivery of payment solutions for African businesses.

In a statement, the equity funding round was led by San Francisco-based Base10 Partners who are also investors in Nubank, Plaid and Brex, with participation from Helios Digital Ventures, Shopify, Partech and Khosla Ventures.

Commenting on the funds raised, the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Nomba, Yinka Adewale, said, “We see payment as a business model, not just a product and we want to make it easier for businesses to take advantage of all that is possible in their payment processes to support their continued growth and success.”

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