How COVID-19 can be spread through farting – Official

July 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ministers in the United Kingdom are reportedly fretting in private over the possibility COVID-19 is being spread via farting. Various news outlets in the UK said the ministers pointed to evidence that the virus could be spread by people breaking wind in confined spaces such as lavatories. One said they had read “credible-looking stuff on it” from other countries, although Read More

Breaking: 3 dead as new Delta COVID-19 variant hits Akwa Ibom hard

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Three out of 156 persons have lost their lives as a result new Delta COVID-19 cases recorded in Akwa Ibom state. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and chairman, Akwa Ibom state COVID-19 Committee, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, who spoke on Thursday called on all citizens of the state to obey all COVID-19 guidelines and protocols earlier announced. He declared Read More

COVID-19 3RD WAVE/SALLAH: FG places Kano, Lagos, Rivers, Kaduna, FCT, 2 others on red alert

 Amidst the emergence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 infection in the country and the rising number of new cases, the federal government on Sunday put six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on red alert. The states, cutting across four of the country’s six geo-political zones of South-west, South-south, North -West and North-central are Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau and FCT, the Read More

Avoid sex before sporting activities, medical expert warns

July 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A medical practitioner and a former Footballer at the University of Ibadan, Dr Adedamola Mosuro has advised sportsmen and women to avoid sexual intercourse before their game. Dr.Adedamola Mosuro who is a family physician and owner of Feathers Medical Clinic, Ophthalmologist FWACS (Ophth), Saskatchewan, Canada, spoke as a guest of the ex- University of Ibadan Footballers Association virtual platform at Read More

COVID-19: Delta variant 60% more transmissible-NCDC

July 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  Ahead of next week Sallah festivities, the National Economic Council (NEC) has called for strict adherence to the COVID-19 response guidelines across the country. The body stated this after receiving a regular state performance report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the report, the coronavirus positivity rate has gone up in the country just as 3 cases Read More

Edo: PCN raid 256 medicine shops over unethical practice

July 15, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts to ensure ethical standards in quality medicines distribution value chain, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has raided 256 patient medicines vendors in Edo state.The registrar of PCN, Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, who disclosed this at a Press Conference said the shops were sealed for violating laid down guidelines. He stated that the council also sanctioned 84  pharmacies for Read More

New COVID-19 variant, Delta, hits Nigeria

July 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A new COVID-19 variant known as SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2 has been discovered in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced. The NCDC via its Head of Communications, Dr Yahya Disu, on Thursday in a statement said the variant was detected in a traveller to Nigeria, following the routine travel test required of all international travellers and genomic Read More

Plateau records 953 cholera cases, 14 deaths in 2 months

July 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau state government has said not less than 14 people died of cholera in the last two months of the outbreak in the state. It said a total number of 953 cases have been recorded within the same period. While revealing that a total of 910 patients have so far been discharged, the government said 29 were still receiving treatment Read More

COAS to Troops: Don’t rest until you end insurgency, rebellion

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major-General Faruk Yahaya  has asked officers of the Nigerian Army to remain resolute in the fight against  all forms of insecurity in the country.  The COAS spoke Sunday at the interdenominational church service as part of activities to commemorate the 2021 Nigerian Army Day (NADCEL) at Mogadishu Cantonment Abuja. The service was to celebrate the 158 anniversary (1863–2021) of Read More

Vaccine: Interfaith dialogue forum takes COVID-19 sensitisation to Yobe

July 2, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) in collaboration with National primary Health care Development Agency (NPHCDA), International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) was in Yobe to sensitise religious leaders on reaching out to their members why they should take Covid-19 vaccine so as not to contract the disease. Chiarman COVID-19 vaccine campaign, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Rev. Zaka Ahuche Peter, said, Read More

UITH health workers begin warning strike

June 16, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Wednesday began a three day warning strike.The striking workers are protesting against poor condition of service and dilapidated structure as well as obsolete equipment in the hospital.Rising from an emergency congress of the union held in the Hospital, Chairman of UITH Read More

Edo varsity begins free medicare in 12 communities

June 6, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State University, Uzairue has begun free medical outreach in 12 communities across the state, declaring that the exercise was part of  the institution’s College of Medical Sciences Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).The exercise, which is in partnership with the Central Hospital in Auchi, is made up of 20 specialist doctors from different fields. Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Emmanuel Aluyor, who flagged-off the Read More

Unilorin gets molecular lab for COVID-19, other infectious diseases’ testing

June 6, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The University of Ilorin Sunday flaged-off of its ultra-modern molecular diagnostic and research laboratory, for diagnosis of COVID-19 and surveillance of other infections diseases including Lasa fever.The labouratory was sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and was commissioned by it’s Executive Secretary , Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro. A statement by the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Read More

Nigerians should not jettison COVID-19 protocols – Minister

June 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said Nigerians must continue to observe the COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical protocols, as the country battles the pandemic.The minister said this Thursday at the weekly ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team. “We are not yet out of the woods; there is no declaration of victory yet. We are still going to continue all Read More

FG offers to increase health workers’ hazard allowance

June 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The federal government has made an offer to increase hazard allowance for all health workers in government health establishments in the country. Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige said this while briefing newsmen Wednesday in Abuja at the end of a meeting between the Presidential Committee on Salaries(PSC), relevant Federal Government Stakeholders and Health Professional Association and Trade Unions. Read More

Address our demands or risk strike, NARD tells FG, states

June 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has threatened to again go on strike if the federal and state governments fail to address the demands of their members across the country within two weeks. The union expressed concerns, particularly over the conditions of its members in Abia and Imo states, saying they were being owed 21 months’ salary arrears. The Read More

Africans not consuming enough milk-FAO

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Country Representative of Food and Agriculture (FAO), Mr. Fred Kafeero, Tuesday said Africa’s milk consumption is lower than 40 litres per person. Speaking Tuesday while delivering a keynote address at an event in Abuja to commemorate the World Milk Day (WMD) with the theme: “Sustainability in the dairy sector,” organised by the Commercial Dairy Ranchers Association of Nigeria, he Read More

1.2m non-smokers die from tobacco smoke annually –WHO

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, during the week said tobacco kills half of its users every year and about 1.2 million non-smokers die from exposure to tobacco smoke. Moeti stated this in her message to the international community to commemorate the 2021 ‘World No Tobacco Day’. She said tobacco harms nearly every organ Read More

What is hypertension?

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Blood pressure is the force exerted by circulating blood against the walls of the body’s arteries, the major blood vessels in the body. Hypertension is when blood pressure is too high. Blood pressure is written as two numbers. The first (systolic) number represents the pressure in blood vessels when the heart contracts or beats. The second (diastolic) number represents the Read More