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Nigerians Mistreat The Elderly-LASU Don

Nigerians Mistreat The Elderly-LASU Don

At a time when many elderly people in Nigeria continue to lament the poor welfare system in the country, Elias Wahab, a professor of Sociology and dean of faculty of Social Science, Lagos State University, LASU, has urged the government to establish a programme and policy that will ensure monthly stipends are given to Nigerians of  65 years and above. The don made the appeal at the 60th inaugural lecture of Lagos State University on

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What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

Professor of Public Health, Tunde Awoniyi Due to their lack of formal education, most Nigerian livestock farmers have little knowledge of the effect of poor hygiene on their livestock and the public. Thus they believe that disease outbreaks are more of spiritual attack than poor farm hygiene practices, which are mainly responsible for such incidents. This was the submission of Professor Tunde Awoniyi    while delivering the 83rd inaugural lecture of the Federal University of Technology Akure.

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9 Directors Of NCAA Sacked

According to reports, the Federal Government on Friday endorses the sack of all the directors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with immediate effect. Nine directors were shown the exit by the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, by the federal government.   Names of those affected by the purge are – Alhaji Salawu Ozigi (Director of Finance and Accounts), Dr. Joyce Nkemakolam (Director of Aerodrome and Airspace Standards), Barr. Aba Ejembi

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Arik In Turbulent Weather

Government takeover of ailing Arik Air is generating controversy even as some undercurrents suggest that there could be more to it than the purported rescue mission of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria. Arik air was until recently, the pride of the Nigerian aviation industry; and frequent travellers who patronised the airline did so with some air of dignity and sense of security. But in the months preceding its February 9 takeover by the Assent

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Africa’s One Health Strategy

For a continent much maligned for its tardiness in responding to emergency situations, African leaders, it seems, are working to do away with that reputation. And the motivation for this might be no other than Ebola, the deadly disease that recently claimed thousands of lives on the continent, from Liberia to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. On November 11, 38 ministers and officials in 16 countries from West Africa, including Nigeria converged in Dakar for

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Contraception Ambassador Advocate Universal Access

Adebisi Adenipekun, an ambassador of the 2016 World Contraception Day has called the government and other stakeholders to invest in access to contraception across the country. He mentioned reduced maternal mortality rate as one of the benefits the country will drive it there can be a huge investment on access contraception in Nigeria. According to the World Bank Indicators, the population of female in Nigeria was 49.09 percent in 2014. Women form significant part the

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Saw palmetto’s help for prostate

It is not really a known plant in Nigeria, but those who take herbal supplements must have read about it in their prescription. Saw palmetto, or Serenoa repens, is a palm-like shrub or small tree native to the Southeastern United States. The plant, with its white flowers and berries, which is yellow in colour, turns blue-black when ripen. Native Americans, value the berries for their nutritional and medicinal benefits because it is used in the

Locust Beans

The Local Power of Locust Beans

African traditional healers are  known to put to use different  plant species for medicinal reasons and one of them is the locust beans. For ages, traditional healers in Africa have found the  bark, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds of the locust beans useful in treating various health challenges including “parasitic infections, circulatory system disorders, such as arterial hypertension, and disorders of the respiratory system, digestive system and skin.” Click here to download our magazines

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Education Tourism: How to Stop the Exodus

As more Nigerians flock to higher institutions abroad in search of better education, some stakeholders stress the need to curb the exodus, which drains individual and corporate pockets  He did not really plan to school abroad. Rather Edet Emedong, who just completed his second year programme at the Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana, had always dreamt of having his university education in Nigeria. But when it was time to choose a university, he discovered that

Quail Eggs

Healthy Living with Quail Eggs

  Want your child to have better memory, a strong nervous system, sharp vision and less visit to the hospital, then give him or her two quail eggs a day. The Chinese know these benefits, and that is why they make it mandatory that the children are well fed with quail eggs. Moreso, Chinese medical practitioners have used quail eggs for thousands of years to successfully combat allergies such as rhinitis, asthma, hay fever and

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