Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Aminal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom, inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional Para-Veterinarians. Provost of the College  Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive a boost. “We are Read More

LG offers auto cleaning, antibacterial line of air conditioners

October 31, 2021 David Agba 0

The LG Electronics has introduced a new line of auto cleaning and antibacterial air conditioners that guarantees good quality of life. Scientists from around the world are working on understanding the impact of Indoor air quality (IAQ) on health and life expectancy. Research has shown that in areas with higher levels of harmful substances, poorer air quality can exacerbate a Read More

World Stroke Day: 13m in danger of stroke worldwide – NMA

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed that no fewer than 13 million people globally are at risk of stroke. The chairman of Kwara state branch of the association, Prof. Baba Issa, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Ilorin.A statement indicated that the alert was in commemoration of World Stroke Day.It read in part, “13.7 million people Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Breaking: Ex-US President, Bill Clinton, hospitalised

October 15, 2021 BBC 0

Former US President Bill Clinton has been receiving hospital treatment in California for a “non-Covid-related infection”. Mr Clinton, 75, is “on the mend” and “in good spirits” after being admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday, spokesman Angel Ureña said. Though it is unclear what led to the admission, Mr Clinton has a history of heart disease. A statement Read More

COVID-19 vaccination not license to immortality – Edo govt

September 28, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A 71 year-old woman who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease, has reportedly died from the virus in EdoThe state team leader on  COVID-19, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie,  who disclosed this in Benin City said the unnamed “woman was admitted on the 23rd into our treatment facility and died on the 27th of September 2021.”  According to Osagie, medical records showed that the  Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Onu: Indigenous herbs can be used to cure diseases

September 16, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that indigenous plants and herbs can be used to find cure to epilepsy and different forms of cancer, for the benefit of Nigerians and other countries. Dr. Onu made this known at a working visit of the Director UNESCO regional office Dakar and OIC UNESCO regional office Abuja, Read More

FG rolls out measures to curb spread of cholera

September 14, 2021 HELEN OJI 0

As part of measures to curb the spread of cholera outbreak in Nigeria, the federal government has flagged off a nationwide national environmental sanitation response programme in the country. HELEN OJI reports Nigeria is currently experiencing cholera outbreak in several parts of the country with reported cases of fatalities. Latest situation report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

COVID-19: NYSC DG warns prospective corps members against protocol violation

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the scheme is committed to the sustenance ofCOVID-19 preventive and safety protocols in order to guarantee seamless service year. The Director-General who stated this Friday during a WEBINAR session on COVID-19 measures for safe orientation camp, jointly organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC)/NYSC, and supported Read More

NCDC partners GTFCC, ICG, NPHCDA on cholera vaccine

August 25, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday submitted a cholera vaccination request to the International Coordinating Group (ICG) and the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC). Director-General NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, stated this while speaking to journalists in Abuja. He said the centre will also submit the vaccine request to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). Read More

Traditional rulers, clergymen, others reject Caste practice in Igbo land

August 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Top clergies and traditional rulers in Mbieri community in Imo state in partnership with the National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC) have called for the abrogation of age-long Osu, Ume, Ohu, and Diala Caste practice in Igbo land. NHRC along with other non governmental organisation including Pillars of Hope Africa Initiative (POHAI) Kemdi Chino Opara Foundation, Marvico and Global Family Foundation Read More

Cholera, a lower class disease

August 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by a germs called Vibrio Cholerae.Vibrio Cholerae, is a pathogen found in the mucosa of large intestine, it developed by consuming contaminated food particularly water.An individual infected by cholera is likely to suffer from ruining stomach (Diarrhea), and vomiting.Researchers of public health agree that cholera is a water-borne disease, and could killed it Read More