The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said it would target testing two million people in the next three months. The NCDC DG, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja, also said it cost between $18 and $20 to test a COVID-19 sample. According … Continue reading WE WANT TO TEST 2 MILLION NIGERIANS FOR COVID-19 WITHIN THE NEXT 3 MONTHS – NCDC
Category: Food and Health
LASSA FEVER: AVOID DRINKING SOAKED GARRI -MEDICAL UNION
The Director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr. Boniface Okolo, has cautioned Nigerians against the consumption of soaked garri to avoid contacting Lassa fever. Okolo, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Enugu, said the rats that cause the disease were mostly in contact with Nigeria’s most popular staple food, garri, … Continue reading LASSA FEVER: AVOID DRINKING SOAKED GARRI -MEDICAL UNION
TAYLOR SWIFT’S MOM DIAGNOSED OF BRAIN TUMOR
In a recent cover story interview with Variety magazine, Taylor Swift spoke about her new project, her ongoing beef with Kanye West and Scooter Braun, her political beliefs and the condition of her mother’s health who was going through treatment when “they found a brain tumor.” “And the symptoms of what a person goes through … Continue reading TAYLOR SWIFT’S MOM DIAGNOSED OF BRAIN TUMOR
Cosmic Crisp: New Apple Launched Can Last For A Year In The Fridge
A new breed of apple that took two decades to develop and allegedly lasts for up to a year in the fridge goes on sale in the US on Sunday. The apple - Cosmic Crisp - is a cross-breed of the Honeycrisp and Enterprise and was first cultivated by Washington State University in 1997. The … Continue reading Cosmic Crisp: New Apple Launched Can Last For A Year In The Fridge
Ebonyi Communities to end Female Genital Mutilation
About 11 communities in Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi have expressed their readiness and commitment to put an end to the harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the area. Female Genital Mutilation The communities’ new disposition was a reaction to the outcome of the United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) … Continue reading Ebonyi Communities to end Female Genital Mutilation
Fake Doctor Arrested in Kenya After Performing 8 Successful Surgeries
A fake doctor in Kenya has been busted after he managed to perform surgery on nine unsuspecting clients. Ronald Melly worked for many years at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in Kenya without anybody noticing that he was a fake doctor. According to a report by forum.facmedicine.com, the fake doctor performed several surgery operations on … Continue reading Fake Doctor Arrested in Kenya After Performing 8 Successful Surgeries
Google celebrates Nigerian food culture
Google is celebrating Nigerian food culture with the world through its project ‘Come Chop Bellefull: A Taste of Nigeria. The project was launched in collaboration with the Centenary Project on Tuesday at the Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), Lagos. The Centenary Project had since its inception in 2014 focused on digitally capturing and showcasing the cultural and … Continue reading Google celebrates Nigerian food culture
Domino’s Pizza opens 100th outlet
Eat’N’Go Limited , the franchisee operating Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery, and Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yogurt in Nigeria has invested over N10 billion to grow its businesses. This disclosure was made by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Patrick McMichale who also confirmed that they are getting closer to their target of opening over 300 outlets in Nigeria. So far, a … Continue reading Domino’s Pizza opens 100th outlet
Due to rise in suicide, NAFDAC announces plan to regulate Sniper
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is considering modifying the container of popular insecticide, Sniper, over the recent increase in its use for suicide in Nigeria. The Director General of the agency, Prof. Christiana Adeyeye, made the disclosure during NAFDAC’s commemoration of World Food Safety Day. According to her, sniper … Continue reading Due to rise in suicide, NAFDAC announces plan to regulate Sniper
Tobacco smoking major cause of lung cancer – WHO
As the world marks the “No Tobacco Day”, the World Health Organization, (WHO) has disclosed that over 75 percent of lung diseases are traceable to excessive tobacco smoking.
WHO Nigeria Officer in Charge, Dr. Clement Peter who read out a message of the WHO Regional Director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti at an event in Abuja yesterday, noted that part of the campaign is to ensure at least, 24 hours abstinence from all forms of tobacco.
Unilever, Coca Cola, Others Forge Alliance on Plastics Recycling
The companies also indicated that collaboration within and across markets will be key to success so the companies decided to launch the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance to increase those efforts and play their part as companies in finding solutions that work for Africa.
Fake Meningitis Vaccines in Circulation, NAFDAC Raises Alarm
According to a press statement by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC’s Director General, health authorities in that country issued an alert on the fake vaccines after it was discovered during the routine inspection of pharmacies in Niamey in March.
True Story: My husband drinks non-stop and lies about it
He comes from a family of drunks. He asked me to marry him when his mum passed away and now we have two little boys and a girl. I’m 28 and he’s 31.
I’m absolutely drained by his lies and have no self-esteem any more. When I ask him to cut back on drinking, he turns it around and makes out like it’s me in the wrong.