By: on March 16, 2019
Chikwe Ihekweazu tried to steel himself as he surveyed people writhing in pain beneath ramshackle tents in the deserts of northern Nigeria. A deadly epidemic of meningitis had swept through the region in 2017, debilitating so many people that clinics had run out of space. The tragic scene laid bare the challenges ahead for Ihekweazu, who had just been appointed director of the nation’s first agency tasked with tracking and responding to outbreaks, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)...
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By: on March 16, 2019
Popular Nigerian realtor and human rights activist, Mr Segun Awosanya, has explained why many Nigerian startups fail. Sharing his thoughts on the matter via Twitter, yesterday, Mr Awosanya asserted that his commentary is based on the trajectory he has observed overtime. Speaking from experience – According to him, he has built some businesses and handed it to their respective owners, only for said businesses to collapse few months afterwards. And the reason boils down to the major problem ...
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By: on March 16, 2019
Known as ‘wole-wole‘ among the Yoruba people, ‘Nwaole-ala‘ among the Igbos and ‘duba-gari‘ among the Hausas, sanitary inspectors are government officials saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the sanitation of houses and neighborhoods in every part of Nigeria. The office of the sanitary inspector was established back in the colonial era of Nigeria. At the dawn of their establishment, they were known as sanitary attendants because their primary function then was to serve as helping hands ...
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By: on March 16, 2019
The South-south geopolitical zone has the highest HIV prevalence among adults age 15 to 64 years in the country with 3.1 percent, while the Northwest had the lowest prevalence rate with 0.6 percent. This was disclosed by the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr Sani Aliyu during the formal unveiling of the findings by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja. He said the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) considered one of the l...
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By: on March 16, 2019
It was a typical husband-wife argument. She wanted to visit her parents. He wanted her to stay home. So they settled it in what some here say is an all-too-typical fashion, Rosalynn Isimeto-Osibuamhe recalled of the incident in December 2001. Her husband, Emmanuel, followed her out the door. Then he beat her unconscious, she says, and left her lying in the street near their apartment. Ms. Isimeto-Osibuamhe, then 31 and in the fifth year of her marriage, had broken an unwritten rule in this...
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By: on March 7, 2019
Every revolution starts like a seed, it grows to become an oak tree,’’ these were the words of the 79 year-old Alhaji LAK Jimoh, the originator of the campaign slogan, “O To Ge”, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara. The septuagenarian whose LAK acronyms stand for Lazeez Ayinla Kolawole, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on how he came about the wild fire campaign slogan, “O to Ge” which literally translates to “Enough is Enough’’. “O To Geâ...
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By: on March 7, 2019
1. Minimize Your Driving When your pregnancy has become really advanced, especially when it is in the third trimester, it is important to minimize the need to drive yourself. This is especially at the point when your belly has gotten too close to the steering wheel. If you must drive long distances, arrange to have periodic stoppages for toilet breaks and to stretch your legs. 2. Keep Sufficient Space Between You and the Car Ahead of You Avoid tailgating. Tailgating is when one dri...
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By: on March 7, 2019
Do you fall asleep with the lights on? Are you known for falling asleep watching TV? Or maybe you just so happen to live by a street lamp that shines through your window. It is possible that you are harming yourself more than you think. Health Problems From Sleeping With Lights On More health risks are becoming known to researchers about the negative effects of sleeping with the lights on. You may think you are fine leaving an LED bulb on or that the nearby street lights won’t impact y...
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By: on March 7, 2019
Nigeria's medical brain drain Each week, at least 12 Nigerian doctors are employed in the United Kingdom. More than 4,000 are already practicing in the United States, while Canada continues to attract medical professionals from Africa’s most populous nation. But there are no full-time specialists at most Nigerian public hospitals. They are largely staffed by retired nurses, community health officers, and new doctors with little clinical experience. More than half of the doctors remainin...
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By: on March 7, 2019
MARRIAGE is a socially recognised and approved union between individuals who are committed to one another with the expectation of a stable and lasting intimate relationship. In light of this, it is imperative for couples to value and protect their marriages else they may land themselves in an annulment or a divorce. Annulment is the determination by a court that a supposed marriage was never legally valid. Marriages subject to annulment proceedings are classified as void. On the contrary, div...
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By: on January 20, 2019
The noise is everywhere. Ladies now walk around with fear, but not her. Anytime they arrive with another latest news, she is usually quiet, as though she is not affected by the whole noise. Sometimes she tries to talk to some of her friends around her, but the noise they make give her no chance of communicating her own perspective about the matter. Everyone in her house have been discussing the subject over and over again, and they are even thinking of how to get a machine that would be able ...
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By: on November 20, 2018
A few months ago, the popular American preacher TD Jakes came to the church I attend in London. Preaching on leadership and wealth, he said prayer is not leadership and won’t make anyone rich. “If prayers were enough”, he said, “Nigeria would be one of the richest countries in the world”. Most people in the congregation clapped in agreement. Several weeks later, The Times of London wrote an editorial on the relationship between religion and wealth, in which it said: “A period of i...
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