Author: Ikenna Francis

New telecom regulations beckons

New telecom regulations beckons

  The Nigerian telecom sector may soon herald fresh transformation as new guiding principles have started to unfold gradually.   Barely a month after the current Executive Vice Chairman, EVC of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta was reappointed, the man is beginning to give an indication that a new sheriff is in town.   From his actions since his reappoi... »

2023: We’re working on Igbo presidency – Ohanaeze, Amaechi, Izuogu, others

2023: We’re working on Igbo presidency – Ohanaeze, Amaechi, Izuogu, others

  ENUGU—Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alaigbo Foundation, Igbo National Congress, among others, yesterday, agreed that a president of Igbo extraction is achievable in 2023 as the Igbo are working towards its realization.   This came as an ex-Biafran soldier and prominent traditional ruler in Enugu State, Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke, expressed doubt over the realization... »

14 parties nominate candidates for Edo 2020 guber poll

14 parties nominate candidates for Edo 2020 guber poll

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said that 14 political parties submitted nominations for Edo governorship election.     The commission disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC).   Okoye said that the particulars of the nominated can... »

Nigerian oil, gas stocks lose N178bn in six months

Nigerian oil, gas stocks lose N178bn in six months

  Oil and gas companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange reported a loss of about N178.018bn in the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic continued to take a toll on the industry.   An analysis by our correspondent revealed that the oil and gas sector lost N178.02bn or 30.97 per cent to close at N396.67bn in market capitalisation on June 30, compared to N574.69bn at the beg... »

NIMR launches Nigeria’s first locally produced COVID-19 extraction test kits

NIMR launches Nigeria’s first locally produced COVID-19 extraction test kits

  The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research has launched the country’s first set of local Ribonucleic Acid extraction kits to help expand the nation’s capacity to test for COVID-19.   In his address at the official commissioning of the kits on Tuesday, Director-General of NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako explained that the local RNA kits would address the perennial problem of test kits shortage in th... »

Importance Of Road Safety Rules And Regulations For Kids:

Importance Of Road Safety Rules And Regulations For Kids:

Unlike adults, children do not have the maturity to know what to do and what not, when walking on the roads. Without adult supervision and proper knowledge of road safety rules, children can put themselves at risk. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report for 2014, 3% of the people who died due to road accidents were children (1). Statistics also show that 480 kids were... »

Why Is Water Important? 16 Reasons to Drink Up

Why Is Water Important? 16 Reasons to Drink Up

  What’s the big deal? It’s common to hear that water is essential for your health. But why?   This substance makes up a majority of your body weight and is involved in many important functions, including:   flushing out waste from your body regulating body temperature helping your brain function You get most of your water from drinking beverages, but food also contributes a small a... »

NMA, NUT knock FG over order to reopen schools

NMA, NUT knock FG over order to reopen schools

  The Nigerian Medical Association and the Nigeria Union of Teachers, on Tuesday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over its “safe reopening of schools”.       The apex organisations of medical doctors and teachers in the country told The PUNCH that the directive that graduating classes should resume was not only badly thought-out, but also could expose both teachers and p... »

I’ve received death threats to drop my daughter killers’ case– Father of LASU undergraduate murdered in Osun

I’ve received death threats to drop my daughter killers’ case– Father of LASU undergraduate murdered in Osun

  After Favour’s phone was tracked to Ikoyi-Ile in Osun State, we got information and policemen and I set out for Osun State. When we got there, we informed the DPO of the police station in Ikire of the operation and some policemen were assigned to follow us. We were led by a tracker and when we got to a particular location, the tracker indicated that we had got to the location.   We got... »

UNFPA urges action against female genital mutilation

UNFPA urges action against female genital mutilation

  The United Nations Population Fund has called for accelerated action to stop all forms of harmful practices against women and girls, warning that such practices cause profound and lasting trauma.   The UNFPA in a new report released on Tuesday titled, “State of World Population 2020”, said urgent action was needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices t... »

Benefits of AKK gas pipeline project by President Muhammadu Buhari

Benefits of AKK gas pipeline project by President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday affirmed the Nigerian government’s commitment to ensure timely delivery of the landmark Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas (AKK) pipeline project within budgetary allocation and specifications.   Speaking at the virtual flag-off ceremony of the project at the Ajaokuta, Kogi State and Rigachikun, Kaduna State camp sites simultaneously, President Buhari said the project w... »

Bank of China, Sinosure to finance $2.6bn AKK gas pipeline ― FG

Bank of China, Sinosure to finance $2.6bn AKK gas pipeline ― FG

  The Federal Government, Tuesday, disclosed that funding for the $2.6 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline would be provided by the Bank of China and SINOSURE, while two Chinese firms would be working along with their Nigerian partners in the execution of the project.   Speaking at the virtual flag-off of the construction of the AKK Gas pipeline at the Ajaokuta and Kaduna cam... »

Top 15 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on a Low-Carb Diet

Top 15 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on a Low-Carb Diet

Plenty of evidence suggests that low-carbohydrate diets can be very effective for weight loss.   However, as with any diet, people sometimes stop losing before they reach their desired weight.   This article looks at 15 common reasons why you might not be losing weight — or might not feel like you’re not losing weight — on a low-carb diet.   1. You are losing fat, you just don’t rea... »

Acrylamide in Coffee: Should You Be Concerned?

Acrylamide in Coffee: Should You Be Concerned?

  The health benefits of drinking coffee are pretty impressive.   It’s been shown to enhance brain function, increase metabolic rate, and improve exercise performance (1, 2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source).   A regular intake of coffee has also been linked with a lower risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and type 2 diabetes (4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source, ... »

Senegal engineering students fight virus with inventions

Senegal engineering students fight virus with inventions

  Senegalese engineering students are throwing themselves at the West African state’s growing coronavirus problem with inventions such as automatic sanitiser dispensers and medical robots.   Youngsters from a top engineering school in the capital Dakar have turned their technical skills toward easing pressure on the wards — and they are already in talks with hospitals over some of their ... »

Why COVID-19 patients die from blood clot complications –Haematologists

Why COVID-19 patients die from blood clot complications –Haematologists

  Severely-ill COVID-19 patients can develop blood clots that can lead to liver failure, kidney failure and blockage of the lungs, haematologists say.   The experts, however, explained that if a patient gets immediate medical attention, the fatality of the clots can be reversed.   Speaking with PUNCH Healthwise in an exclusive interview, Head of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at ... »

FG intervention loans will worsen businesses’ debts — Olawale

FG intervention loans will worsen businesses’ debts — Olawale

The Director-General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Dr Timothy Olawale, speaks with IFE OGUNFUWA on the problems faced by the organised private sector and the government interventions required to mitigate the impact of coronavirus pandemic What has been the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown introduced to curb the spread of the virus on the organised private sector?... »

APC: I’ve no regret, I stand by all my actions — Oshiomhole

APC: I’ve no regret, I stand by all my actions — Oshiomhole

Immediate-past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said he has accepted the decision of the National Executive Committee NEC to dissolve the National Working Committee NWC which he chaired until Thursday.   At a news conference Saturday in Abuja, the former labour leader said he has no regret over the various decisions he took while at the h... »

I Use This 5-Minute Therapy Technique Every Day for My Anxiety

I Use This 5-Minute Therapy Technique Every Day for My Anxiety

  I’ve lived with general anxiety for as far back as my memory goes. As a writer and stand-up comedian, I have the most trouble fighting against social and performance anxiety on a day-to-day basis, as I conduct interviews and interact with editors during the day and then take the stage at night.   My anxiety most often shows itself in what I call “anxiety hangovers,” when I wake up on t... »

How Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Different for Kids?

How Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Different for Kids?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that can help people of all ages, including younger children and teens. CBT focuses on how thoughts and emotions affect behavior. Your child doesn’t need to have a diagnosed mental health condition to benefit from CBT.   Therapy usually involves an agreed upon goal and a set number of sessions. The therapist will help your child lea... »

Is Bacon Red Meat?

Is Bacon Red Meat?

  Bacon is a favorite breakfast food throughout the world.   That said, there’s a great deal of confusion surrounding its red or white meat status.   This is because some classify it as a red meat, whereas others consider it a white meat.   This article reviews whether bacon is a red meat.   White or red? When it comes to distinguishing between white and red meat, there’s ... »

20 Best Foods for Lung Health

20 Best Foods for Lung Health

  Keeping your lungs healthy is essential to feeling your best. Yet, common factors, including exposure to cigarette smoke and environmental toxins, as well as eating an inflammatory diet, can take a toll on this pair of important organs.   What’s more, common conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis, can significantly affect your q... »

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many people with COPD have both of these conditions.   Emphysema slowly destroys air sacs in your lungs, which interferes with outward air flow. Bronchitis causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tub... »

What Is Sodium Caseinate? Everything You Need to Know

What Is Sodium Caseinate? Everything You Need to Know

What is sodium caseinate? Sodium caseinate is a compound derived from casein, a protein present in the milk of mammals.   Casein is the dominant protein in cow’s milk and responsible for its opaque, white appearance. It’s an integral component of many milk-based products like ice cream and cheese (1).   Casein proteins can be separated from milk and used independently as a supplement or ... »

Eating an Early Dinner Can Help You Burn Fat, Lower Your Blood Sugar

Eating an Early Dinner Can Help You Burn Fat, Lower Your Blood Sugar

  Eating dinner late is associated with higher blood sugar levels. A recent study finds that eating a late dinner can cause weight gain and high blood sugar levels regardless of calories. Eating dinner at 10 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. may affect your blood glucose and the ability to burn fat. The study found that late eaters had peak blood sugar levels almost 20 percent higher and fat burning red... »

How to Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk During Your Daily Work Commute

How to Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk During Your Daily Work Commute

As businesses reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, they must find new ways to operate that will keep their employees safe. In response, the CDC has issued guidance for best practices when using transportation. They say solo commuting is the safest way to travel right now. They also offer advice for staying safe when you must use public transportation. As businesses begin to reopen during the COVID... »

How I Stopped Stressing and Embraced My Kid’s Distance Learning

How I Stopped Stressing and Embraced My Kid’s Distance Learning

While under stay-at-home orders, it’s important for children to still have a consistent structure to their day. Although kids may not be learning as much as they would in the classroom, online lessons and meetings with other students can help provide social interaction children are missing while stuck at home. If your child’s schoolwork seems overwhelming, speak with his or her teacher and work to... »

7 Tips for Making the Most of Online Therapy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

7 Tips for Making the Most of Online Therapy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A couple of years ago — long before COVID-19 was an unfortunate glimmer in the CDC’s eye — I made the decision to switch from in-person therapy to telemedicine.   As someone who has historically struggled with opening up to therapists, my hope was that I would find it easier to be vulnerable if I could hide behind a screen. What I found was that I was able to disclose more, and as a result, i... »

The Benefits of Meditation Walks

The Benefits of Meditation Walks

Walking meditation has origins in Buddhism and can be used as part of a mindfulness practice.   The technique has many possible benefits and may help you to feel more grounded, balanced, and serene. It also helps you to develop a different awareness of your surroundings, body, and thoughts.   What is a walking meditation practice? Typically, during walking meditation you walk in a circle... »

If Your Gut Could Talk: 10 Things You Should Know

If Your Gut Could Talk: 10 Things You Should Know

  Your body is constantly communicating with you. Come learn the language of your gut. Behind the curtain, our gut is responsible for putting our body into working order. As it breaks down the foods we eat, our gut absorbs nutrients that support our body’s functions — from energy production to hormone balance, skin health to mental health, and even toxin and waste elimination.   In fact,... »

I’m a Dietitian with Diabetes. Here Are My 9 Favorite Foods — and What I Make with Them!

I’m a Dietitian with Diabetes. Here Are My 9 Favorite Foods — and What I Make with Them!

  Avocado is your friend (hello, good fats) and hummus is a fiber-protein health bomb. Find out what else this dietitian shops for to nurture her love of food and her type 1 diabetes.   Share on Pinterest Raise your hand if you like grocery shopping… anyone? I’m one of those rare people who loves roaming the aisles of the grocery store. This goes back to my childhood when I became very a... »

All the Smells a Healthy Vagina Can Be

All the Smells a Healthy Vagina Can Be

  Yeah, we’ve seen those scented tampons ads too. And it seems to us like all that flowery sunshine is another example of the world getting vaginas all wrong.   Just take a quick trip to your local drugstore. You’ll find a wall full of products promising to mask the natural way your vagina smells. Like douching. Widely acknowledged by the medical community as harmful to the natural balan... »

What’s the Difference Between Greek and Regular Yogurt?

What’s the Difference Between Greek and Regular Yogurt?

Yogurt is a fermented dairy product that’s popular worldwide.   In recent years, a specific type called Greek yogurt has taken off among health enthusiasts.   Both Greek and regular yogurt are packed with high quality nutrients and offer multiple health benefits, but you may wonder what sets them apart.   This article explains the differences between Greek and regular yogurt to help... »

The 10 Best Fish Oil Supplements

The 10 Best Fish Oil Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat that plays many important roles in your body, including those involving inflammation, immunity, heart health, and brain function (1Trusted Source).   There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids — eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA).   EPA and DHA, which are primarily found in fi... »

Leader of Africa’s first Economic War reveals why Africans are poor

Leader of Africa’s first Economic War reveals why Africans are poor

Why are Africans poor? Now here’s a question that demands an answer. Why is it that arguably the world’s richest continent – in terms of natural resources – has some of the world’s poorest people? Already I can sense you rolling your eyes deep into the back of your head. “the government, yes the government …”     We often seem to be a people who blame the government for everything happen... »

From Bedtime Stories to Bilingual Tales: Our Best Baby Book Picks

From Bedtime Stories to Bilingual Tales: Our Best Baby Book Picks

There’s something inherently precious about reading to children — especially when they’re babies. Watching their eyes intently study each page as you read is a heartwarming experience, and it feels good to know you’re encouraging a present — and future — love of books.   But there are a lot of choices out there. So, if this is your first time at the parenting rodeo or you’re shopping for a fr... »

Exercises You Can Do Right After Having a Baby (It’s Not What You Think!)

Exercises You Can Do Right After Having a Baby (It’s Not What You Think!)

We’re not giving you the green light to train for a marathon just yet, but these moves will help you strengthen your pelvic floor so you can get back to a routine.   Congratulations! You did it. You made a human. Pretty impressive stuff.   You may be thinking it’s time to get back to your normal workout routine. Great! That enthusiasm will help you get moving and doing all the right stuf... »

Boiled Egg Diet Review: Does It Work for Weight Loss?

Boiled Egg Diet Review: Does It Work for Weight Loss?

The Boiled Egg Diet is a popular fad diet that promises fast weight loss. As its name implies, the diet involves eating several servings of hard-boiled eggs per day, along with other lean proteins, non-starchy vegetables, and low carb fruits. While some appreciate the structured style of the plan and claim that it can jump-start weight loss, it has also been criticized for being highly restrictive... »

Bonny Light price hovers at $38.70 as OPEC puts compliance at 87%

Bonny Light price hovers at $38.70 as OPEC puts compliance at 87%

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, which had risen to $40 per barrel last week, dropped to $38.70 following the prevalence of excess crude in the international market.   This was even as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, emerged with a report, stating that it achieved 87 per cent compliance with its oil cut directive in May 2020.   In a statemen... »

Can ‘Diet’ Make You Fat? The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Can ‘Diet’ Make You Fat? The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

    SUBSCRIBE     NUTRITION Can ‘Diet’ Make You Fat? The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners Written by Joe Leech, MS on January 25, 2019 Types Appetite Sugar Cravings Body Weight Metabolic Health Bottom Line Since added sugar is unhealthy, various artificial sweeteners have been invented to replicate the sweet taste of sugar.   As they’re virtually calorie-free, they’re oft... »

Enjoy non-stop entertainment with Infinix HOT 9 play’s 6000mAh battery and massive HD screen.

Enjoy non-stop entertainment with Infinix HOT 9 play’s 6000mAh battery and massive HD screen.

How do you feel when your phone dies on you in the middle of a very interesting series? Angry right? Well, there couldn’t have been any other reaction. What’s most annoying is that you see your battery turn red but somewhere in your heart of heart you still hope that it will be just enough to take you till the end of that episode until it dies on you right in the middle of a suspense filled scene.... »

“A bolt of lightning in a white shirt” – Every player rated out of 10 as a rampant Real Madrid rout Valencia

“A bolt of lightning in a white shirt” – Every player rated out of 10 as a rampant Real Madrid rout Valencia

In an interesting night of football, Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0 in a game of two-halves.   Valencia dominated the first-half against Madrid and had a goal chalked off by VAR, but Madrid came out of the break with renewed vigour and blitzed Los Che with two goals to get a comfortable win.   Here’s how the players rated at Estadi Alfredo di Stefano:   Black Lives Matter in football... »

How to Fall Asleep in 10, 60, or 120 Seconds

How to Fall Asleep in 10, 60, or 120 Seconds

The fastest way to sleep? Spending more time trying to fall asleep rather than actually sleeping? You’re not alone.   Just the act of trying too hard can cause (or continue) a cycle of anxious, nerve-wracking energy that keeps our minds awake.   And if your mind can’t sleep, it’s really difficult for your body to follow. But there are scientific tricks you can try to flip the switch and ... »

Corona outbreak daily updates

Corona outbreak daily updates

COVID-19 cases Globally, there have been more than 8.2 million confirmed cases and more than 445,000 associated deaths, according to Johns Hopkins. The United States currently has the highest reported number of confirmed cases with more than 2.1 million. However, due to a lack of testing, the number of actual cases may be far higher. More than 117,000 people in the United States have died from the... »

Why Mom (or Dad) Guilt Is a Thing — and What You Can Do to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Why Mom (or Dad) Guilt Is a Thing — and What You Can Do to Stop Beating Yourself Up

As I write this very moment, my kids are watching “Peppa Pig” during their 10th day of coronavirus quarantine.   My neighbors are teaching homeschool lessons with puffy paint, sidewalk chalk, manipulatives, and sight words. Social media is flooded with a million educational lessons, healthy breakfast ideas, and other #momgoals posts.   But we are in survival mode, as we’ve been many time... »

Like Obaseki like Ambode: Meet 5 governors who fell out with their political godfathers (analysis)

Like Obaseki like Ambode: Meet 5 governors who fell out with their political godfathers (analysis)

  History always has a way of repeating itself and that established fact has been a major highlight into the 2020 governorship election of Edo state with All Progressive Congress embroiled in a lingering crisis that is turning it into a shadow of itself.     PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!   The ruling ... »

Causes and prevention of rаpe in Nigeria

Causes and prevention of rаpe in Nigeria

A Port Harcourt lawyer, Mr. Kingdom Ifedichukwuezi provided information about the new waves of rapist activity in the country. What is really happening with this situation in Nigeria? Let’s find out. Lawyer’s case Mr. Kingdom Ifedichukwuezi answered to the News Agency of Nigeria, that most of the time, causes of rape in Nigeria are connected with drugs. He also provided information, that “provocat... »

Techniques for Preventing Premature Ejaculation

Techniques for Preventing Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates during sexual intercourse sooner than he or his partner would like or achieves satisfaction. Premature ejaculation is one of the most common complaints affecting men from time to time—one out of three men have indicated they have experienced premature ejaculation. It often occurs early in relationships when sexual excitement, anxiety, and overstim... »

Top 20 highest currencies in Africa in 2020

Top 20 highest currencies in Africa in 2020

African currency rates are only strong when their values are worth more than that of other countries. Having a strong currency means it becomes cheaper to import goods. It also means it is trading at historically higher levels than before. When a country’s medium of exchange is strong, it reduces its volatility in the Forex market. But, what are the highest currencies in Africa?   Understand ... »

Air Hazard Successfully Takes Flight

Air Hazard Successfully Takes Flight

Eden Hazard training ‘like an aeroplane’ ahead of Real Madrid’s LaLiga return,” Alvaro Arbeloa mused in the days before Real Madrid took the pitch against Eibar. The Belgian’s recovery and ability to feature in the last stretch of the season is expected to be a key factor as Real Madrid attempt to make a push in both La Liga and the Champions League. Arbeloa proved his comments were no exaggeratio... »

U.S. targets Iran-Venezuela trade, tanker market suffers a blow

U.S. targets Iran-Venezuela trade, tanker market suffers a blow

THE Trump administration is considering new sanctions on reportedly 50 oil tankers for working with Venezuela, in order to prevent the trade between Iran and the Latin American country.   Earlier this week, a U.S. official told Bloomberg that the sanctions were intended to avoid a U.S. military confrontation with other countries (indicating Iran and Venezuela).   Despite their anti-confl... »

NIMASA, IMO regulations and its council seats

NIMASA, IMO regulations and its council seats

ONE of the major issues that are likely to occupy the mind of the newly inaugurated Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, is how to return Nigeria to Category C of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO, council seat. Nigeria’s four consecutive attempts to get re-elected into the council ended in failures, the last being the Nov... »

ASUU gives conditions to end strike

ASUU gives conditions to end strike

  As the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters the thirteenth week, the union has called on the Federal Government to ensure the speedy conclusion of the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement and other salient issues.     The call was made on Tuesday by ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi in a bulletin.   The completion of the r... »

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 15 June 2020

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 15 June 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening.   Globally, more than 7.8 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, and more than 430,000 deaths.   It took more than 2 months for the first 100,000 cases to be reported. For the past two weeks, more than 100,000 new cases have been reported almost every single day.   Almost 75% of recent cases come from 10 countries, mos... »

Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them

Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are some of them

The reasons why women get abortions are varied and personal. For some, it was because they were victims of rape or incest. Some were in abusive relationships and others weren’t ready to be mothers.   After several states passed restrictive abortion legislation, women are bravely sharing their stories, hoping to shed the stigma around abortion.   CNN reached out to women sharing the... »

The rising importance of family medicine

The rising importance of family medicine

  I thank WONCA for organizing this world congress. The work of WHO and WONCA shares much common ground, especially in the priority we give to primary care and prevention.   Given the unique health challenges of the 21st century, this common ground has risen in importance. It is good to see our joint work receiving well-deserved attention.   I thank the Czech Republic for hosting th... »

Senate probes HoS, perm secs over MDAs’ job scandals

Senate probes HoS, perm secs over MDAs’ job scandals

The Senate has demanded detailed written submissions from the Head of Service of the Federation, permanent secretaries and heads of federal ministries and agencies on the levels of their involvement in the job racketeering scandal going on under their watch.   The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, wrote the strongly-worded query to the various heads of the MDAs, through the HoS, which was... »

Woman accuses LUTH of denying rape victim treatment

Woman accuses LUTH of denying rape victim treatment

  A real estate and interior design executive, Temitope Bukola has accused the Lagos University Teaching Hospital of insensitivity for refusing to administer Post-Exposure Prophylaxis on a rape victim.   Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of LUTH, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, however, denied that the hospital refused to treat the patient, noting that the realtor’s narration was not a true acco... »

Possible reasons Buhari doesn’t wear face mask despite his old age, COVID-19 vulnerability —Experts

Possible reasons Buhari doesn’t wear face mask despite his old age, COVID-19 vulnerability —Experts

  The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has continued to appear in meetings without wearing face masks.   The most recent of such appearances was during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, where everyone except Mr. President wore face masks.   Again, on April 10, Buhari was the only person who did not wear a mask when officials of the President... »

Why African countries can’t process COVID-19 patients’ blood plasma –WHO

Why African countries can’t process COVID-19 patients’ blood plasma –WHO

  The World Health Organisation says, many African countries presently lack the required resources to safely collect and process plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients.   Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said this in her message to mark the 2020 World Blood Donor Day.   She noted that even though clinical trials are underway to evaluate the effectiveness of u... »

Hazard was given a good scare’ – Zidane pleased with Real Madrid star’s return despite physical treatment

Hazard was given a good scare’ – Zidane pleased with Real Madrid star’s return despite physical treatment

The Belgian impressed in his team’s victory, much to the delight of his coach Article continues below   Zinedine Zidane was happy to see Eden Hazard impress as Real Madrid made a winning return in La Liga, saying the Belgium star was even glad to have endured some robust challenges.   Hazard started the match at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Sunday as Madrid won 3-1 against Eib... »

Obu-Okpella Mines: Court restrains Dangote, Police from interfering in BUA’s operations

Obu-Okpella Mines: Court restrains Dangote, Police from interfering in BUA’s operations

The Inspector General of Police, Edo State Commissioner of Police, at the behest of Dangote Industries and Dangote Cement Plc invaded and shut down the operations. We then approached the courts to enforce our fundamental rights to the property of the mines as well as our rights to continue operating from those mines. Whilst we were awaiting judgment, we continued to sustain our operations from our... »

I’m a skin-conscious person – Ehizogie Ogbebor

I’m a skin-conscious person – Ehizogie Ogbebor

Edo State-born beautiful Ehizogie Ogbebor is a lady of many parts who has carved a niche for herself in the business of interior decor and hospitality. The rich, the famous and the powerful crave for her products and services in the heart of Lekki, Lagos. At 35, she sits atop a multi million business empire known as Sayaveth Decor and Hotel. In this interview with Potpourri she talks about her new... »

Coronavirus crisis puts Nigeria’s corrupt fuel subsidy system in spotlight

Coronavirus crisis puts Nigeria’s corrupt fuel subsidy system in spotlight

Plunging oil prices and collapsing state revenues have seen Nigerian authorities vow an end to a controversial fuel subsidy scheme long criticised as a graft-ridden drain on public finances.   But there are major doubts that Nigeria is finally ready to wean itself off a system that has helped some in high places syphon billions from government coffers.   The fuel subsidy scheme has been ... »

The Travails of Akinwumi Adesina

The Travails of Akinwumi Adesina

After rain comes sunshine; after darkness comes the glorious dawn. There is no sorrow without its alloy of joy; there is no joy without its admixture of sorrow. Behind the ugly terrible mask of misfortune lies the beautiful soothing countenance of prosperity. So, tear the mask’ was one of Obafemi Awolowo’s memorable, quotations.   Life is full of labyrinths, challenges and exciting moments bu... »

Edo 2020: Obaseki has two University Graduation years ― APC Appeal C’ttee

Edo 2020: Obaseki has two University Graduation years ― APC Appeal C’ttee

ABUJA: Ahead of the June 22 Edo Governorship Primary Election of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, the National Working Committee NWC of the party has sealed the fate of Gov. Godwin Obaseki by approving the decisions of the Screening Committee as well as the Appeal Committee which had earlier disqualified him from the race.     National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiom... »

EDO 2020: Promote peace, stop the confrontations, I Go Dye writes Obaseki

EDO 2020: Promote peace, stop the confrontations, I Go Dye writes Obaseki

Star humour merchant and Sustainable Global Peace Ambassador, Francis Agoda, famously known as I Go Dye has written to the embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki who was disqualified by his party, All Progressives Congress, APC to contest in the June 22 Governorship Primary Election to embrace peace and drop further confrontations with members of the party perceived to be behind his pligh... »

Asensio’s back! Real Madrid winger’s return could solve Zidane’s attacking problems

Asensio’s back! Real Madrid winger’s return could solve Zidane’s attacking problems

  PRIMERA DIVISIÓN EIBAR ASENSIO OPINION CORONAVIRUS FEATURES & OPINIONS REAL MADRID V EIBAR The 24-year-old looked set to miss the entire season with a serious knee injury but he is now fit to play a pivotal role in the Liga title race Article continues below   The pain was almost too much for Marco Asensio to take.   He pulled his shirt up towards his mouth and bit down hard a... »

Rape rumble in Nollywood!

Rape rumble in Nollywood!

MeToo movement, the social media continuation of the ‘sexual misconduct backlash’ that toppled prominent Hollywood producers like the two-time Oscar winner, Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein seems to be rolling on the Nigerian movie industry, leaving in its trail, chaos, grief and sympathy.   Since last week, the movie industry has turned into a hotbed of mingled questions and chaos, followin... »

Dr Felix Owolabi, Mon: Our biggest mistake!

Dr Felix Owolabi, Mon: Our biggest mistake!

What it was like with Chukwu, Odegbami, Adokiye, Muda Lawal …Winning the Nations Cup was special …Role of schools in sports development His modesty, humility and unassuming disposition definitely portray Dr Felix Owolabi’s background. ‘Taken’ away from his immediate family by the missionaries as a starry-eyed youth, Dr Owolabi grew through the fine tenets of Christianity under the tutelage of Cath... »