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“I Have Uterine Fibroid And I’m Scared Of Surgery” – Tribal Marks Model, Adetutu Reveals
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“I Have Uterine Fibroid And I’m Scared Of Surgery” – Tribal Marks Model, Adetutu Reveals

The model who disclosed that she is scared of surgery, said she found out about the ailment few days after her birthday. Adetutu also revealed that she has opted for herbal mixtures and believes it will help her. She wrote; "Few days after my birthday found out I have uterine fibroid (a 33 x 28mm on the left of the uterine fundus) and I am scared of abẹ (surgery) So I went to my alagbo and got some herbs that I have started using. I believe so much in herbs and roots and the herbs will help me. Just saving this here for future reference."
Gynaecologist urges women not to remove their pubic hair
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Gynaecologist urges women not to remove their pubic hair

A gynaecologist is urging women not to remove their pubic hair. Dr Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, warns waxing or shaving creates “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections. While the purpose of pubic hair is somewhat of a mystery, going “au naturel” is thought to protect the skin by acting as a barrier against the outside world. Getting a Brazilian may also reduce sexual pleasure, with pubic hair being connected to nerve endings that might help arousal, Dr Gunter added. Pubic hair “grooming” has almost become the norm, with many blaming the p3rn industry. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), asked more than 3,300 women about their downstairs grooming. Of which, 83.8% claimed to wax, shave or epilate their pubic hair, with jus...
Singaporean Mother Gives Birth To Baby With COVID-19 Antibodies
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Singaporean Mother Gives Birth To Baby With COVID-19 Antibodies

A woman who was pregnant when infected with COVID has reportedly given her child antibodies against the virus. To date, the active virus has not been found in samples of fluid around babies in the womb or in breast milk A Singaporean woman who was pregnant when she was infected with coronavirus in March has reportedly given birth to a baby with antibodies against the disease, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child. The baby, who was was born this month, does not have COVID-19 but has the virus antibodies, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Sunday, citing the mother. “My doctor suspects I have transferred my COVID-19 antibodies to him during my pregnancy,” Celine Ng-Chan told the paper. Ng-Chan had been mildly ill from t...
A HIV positive Nurse reveals how she’s been keeping her partner safe
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A HIV positive Nurse reveals how she’s been keeping her partner safe

A South African nurse who is HIV positive, has revealed how she's been keeping her partner safe from the virus.   According to Angela Motsusi, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.   She wrote;   Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it's simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica  
“I Once Had Miscarriage, It Was A Bloody Experience” – Betty Irabor
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“I Once Had Miscarriage, It Was A Bloody Experience” – Betty Irabor

Founder and CEO of Genevieve Magazine Betty Irabor has revealed that she has had a Miscarriage. The 63-year-old disclosed this in a tweet while encouraging women to free themselves from the guilt it brings so that they can heal. She also said the experience is nasty. “I have had a miscarriage & a near miscarriage & the experience is bloody nasty. U blame ursef 4 what u cld or shld have done differently. D guilt consumes u,” she wrote on Thursday. “Truth is, It’s not ur fault. U didn’t bring it upon urself. Try & set urself free from d guilt so u can begin to heal.” Betty is the Editor-In-Chief of Genevieve Magazine founded in 2003. She is married to Soni Irabor. They have two children.
“Still Standing After About A Decade Since My Kidneys Failed” – Emma Ugolee
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“Still Standing After About A Decade Since My Kidneys Failed” – Emma Ugolee

Media personality Emma Ugolee, whose kidneys failed about 10 years ago, took to Instagram to recount his journey while expressing gratitude that he survived what has killed many people He explained that he has had 22 surgeries and one failed transplant since both kidneys failed. He has also had to endure 1, 296 sessions of dialysis and four 911 rides. Yet, he's still standing. Sharing a photo of himself with tubes sticking out of his body and another photo of him smiling, he wrote: "Look who is standing. Standing after about a decade since both kidneys failed. After a failed transplant and 22 surgeries of all sorts, from the thighs to the eyes. With several cuts and scars After four 911 rides and several near strolls to the other side. After over 10 hospitals in 4 countri...
LUTH Dismisses Allegation Of Evicting Nursing Mothers Without Notice
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LUTH Dismisses Allegation Of Evicting Nursing Mothers Without Notice

'Some nursing mothers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday decried alleged inhuman treatment melted on them by the hospital management, claiming they were evicted from the hospital lodge without prior notice. Meanwhile, the hospital management has denied the allegation, saying, they were only protecting them from being exposed to COVID-19 as the area in question was being rearranged for COVID-19 patients’ management, In a video clip made available to Vanguard, the mothers alleged that the management of the hospital evicted them from a lodge which they pay on a daily basis to stay and watch over their babies. One of the mothers, who spoke to Vanguard under anonymity for fear of victimization, said that they were evicted from where they use to sleep without any...
COVID-19: Do Not Travel For Christmas & New Year Festivities – PTF
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COVID-19: Do Not Travel For Christmas & New Year Festivities – PTF

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, has asked Nigerians not to travel during the festive season to limit the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Speaking at the PTF media briefing on Monday, Mustapha said such trips should be put on hold because the transmission rate of the virus has become “astronomical”. He said new cases can emerge in places that have not been by affected if people travel and gather for festivities. “Ahead of the upsurge in travels for the Christmas and New Year festivities, we urge strongly that for this year, such trips should be put on hold firmly because of the risks involved. The transmission rate has simply become astronomical,” he said. “New clusters of cases can emerge in places that have so far been unaffec...
Black Women Five Times More Likely To Die During Childbirth
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Black Women Five Times More Likely To Die During Childbirth

Tinuke Awe says she had to be rushed to hospital because she was dismissed and a life-threatening condition was diagnosed late. Black women are at the highest risk of death during childbirth but the NHS has "no target to end it", according to a government report. The death rate for black women is five times higher than for white women, the Joint Committee on Human Rights document said. "The NHS acknowledge and regret this disparity," it said, concluding the government must introduce "a target to end the disparity in maternal mortality". Two women have talked to Sky News about their experience of bias during labour and birth. Tinuke Awe said she wasn't listened to, her pain was "dismissed" and her pre-eclampsia - a life threatening condition - was diagnosed very late whic...
NYSC Camp COVID-19 Test Video Goes Viral
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NYSC Camp COVID-19 Test Video Goes Viral

Reactions have trailed a viral video showing COVID-19 Tests being carried out on an NYSC member. The video which has since gathered over 20.000 Views was greeted with widespread criticism at the way the health worker was carrying out the test. https://youtu.be/XIrmOxjcR6E
Dr. Anu of Med Contour has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria
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Dr. Anu of Med Contour has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria

Dr Anu Adepoju has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria following multiple claims of malpractice and botched surgeries at her clinic, Med Contour. A number of women who went to Med Contour for cosmetic surgery complained about having complications that they still suffer from. One particular patient was rushed to LUTH and eventually died after being operated upon by Dr Anu. Earlier this year, LUTH petitioned the medical panel following the death of the victim of Dr Anu's procedure who died after being transferred to its hospital Also, this year, popular social media personality, Omotola Taiwo Temilade, popularly known as Omohtee, called Dr Anu out following a botched surgery that left her with complications. She has now been suspended from the medical profes...
COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive
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COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive

Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland. A member of the school's staff was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the 2' of November. Contact tracing has revealed that a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive for COVID-19. The staff member fell ill for a few days and received first aid at the school clinic. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday 2nd of November at the Lagos State Biobank. The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System through the Emergency Operation Center is investigating the incident, and we would like to assure members of the public and stakeholders of the school that the situation is completely under control. Steps are being taken to contain the spread ...
Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll
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Trump’s Chief Of Staff, Mark Meadows Contracts Coronavirus Amid Tightly Contested Presidential Poll

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told associates he has coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter, adding to the outbreaks connected to the White House. It wasn’t immediately clear when Meadows learned that he had contracted the virus or whether he had developed symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. He informed a close circle of advisers after Tuesday’s election, one of the people said. Meadows didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment. White House spokespeople didn’t respond to numerous e-mails and phone messages requesting comment. A Trump campaign aide, Nick Trainer, is also infected, according to two people familiar with the matter. He and campaign spokespeople declined to comment. Meadows has remained inv...
China bars Nigerians and others from entry due to COVID19
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China bars Nigerians and others from entry due to COVID19

The Chinese authorities have issued fresh travel restrictions into China by Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits. A public notice issued by the Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria today November 5, states that the decision was based on the COVID19 concerns in Nigeria. Other countries placed on temporary travel restrictions include the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Philippines, and a few others The Chinese embassy says it will no longer issue certified health declaration form for non-Chinese nationals in the country. It, however, said holders of diplomatic passports, courtesy, or C visas would not be affected by the regulation.   ‘Notice of temporary suspension of entry into China by non-Chinese nationals i...
Man Narrates How He Survived Being ‘Brutally Stabbed’ 12 Times
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Man Narrates How He Survived Being ‘Brutally Stabbed’ 12 Times

A Nigerian man who is thankful for life, has taken to Twitter to recount how he survived being brutally stabbed 12 times 6 years ago. @Mazipita revealed that he suffered cardiac tamponade, pneumothorax and was almost dead before being airlifted to Kings College Hospital in UK where surgeons battled to save his life. He further disclosed he underwent an open heart surgery with no chance of survival. He averred that having a second chance to live is something he doesn't take for granted despite his shortcomings. The Nigerian man tweeted; "By this time 6 years ago, I was brutally stabbed 12 time at work. Suffered cardiac tamponade, pneumothorax, & all most dead. Airlifted & those surgeons at Kings College Hospital battled 2 save my life. It was an open heart surgery with n...
Prince William Struggled To Breathe, Secretly Battled Coronavirus
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Prince William Struggled To Breathe, Secretly Battled Coronavirus

Prince William secretly battled coronavirus, even struggling to breathe—but kept his April ordeal a secret because he didn’t wish to alarm the public. The Sun reported Sunday that William, 38—who is second in line to the British throne—contracted the virus after his father Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson both fell ill with coronavirus. Johnson became so sick he was placed in the intensive care unit of a London hospital. A source told The Sun, “William was hit pretty hard by the virus—it really knocked him for six. At one stage he was struggling to breathe, so obviously everyone around him was pretty panicked. After seeing medics and testing positive—which was obviously quite a shock given how fit and healthy he is—William was determined it should be busine...
May you catch covid-19 – Toke Makinwa addresses those saying she was paid to announce she tested positive
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May you catch covid-19 – Toke Makinwa addresses those saying she was paid to announce she tested positive

Toke Makinwa has slammed those who said she must have been paid by the Government to announce she has contracted covid-19. Shortly after the OAP made the announcement on social media, some doubted if she is really infected and said she must have been paid by the Government to make the announcement. Toke now prays those doubting her truth, will also catch covid and get healed so they can learn to trust others. Reacting via her Twitter handle, she wrote; ''And to the people saying the government must have paid me to say I got Covid, I know the government has fucked you over so bad you have trust issues, I feel bad for you too but pls let me heal in peace. ''For those who doubt that Covid is real, I hope you get a personal encounter, may you catch Covid-19 and also survive it so ...
Akwa Ibom, Benue Have The Highest Number Of HIV Positive Persons – NACA
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Akwa Ibom, Benue Have The Highest Number Of HIV Positive Persons – NACA

The latest quarterly factsheet of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has revealed that two states – Akwa Ibom and Benue, have the highest number of people infected with HIV in the country. According to the report, 48 out of every 1,000 persons selected at random in the states are likely to test positive for HIV, which is way higher than the national average – 13 in every 1,000 persons. This brings the HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria to 1.3 percent according to the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) According to the Director-General of NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu, the HIV prevalence was largely first because of behavior then culture. “If you look at some communities nationally, because of culture and behaviour, you will see that the prevalence is ve...
I Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Toke Makinwa Shares Her Coronavirus Experience
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I Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Toke Makinwa Shares Her Coronavirus Experience

Toke Wrote: "I have been missing in action for a bit guys, the last two weeks of my life has been pretty tough to handle. I tested positive to COVID-19 and my experience wasn’t great (I mean it’s Covid), shooting this Vlog was a lot as I am not a 100 percent yet but I’m hopeful the worst days are behind me. Covid is real guys, there is a second wave of the virus � in town and it is spreading really fast. I can’t say for sure where I caught it but the worst thing for me was contact tracing. Having to call people I have been exposed to, to tell them to quarantine and trace people they have also been exposed to, the whole thing is a mess. I share my experience on the Vlog today which is late I know but pls be patient with me, the road to recovery is a lot, I am tired all the time, ...
IrokoTV Boss, Jason Njoku & His Actress Wife, Mary Test Positive For COVID-19
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IrokoTV Boss, Jason Njoku & His Actress Wife, Mary Test Positive For COVID-19

Co-founder and CEO of IrokoTV Jason Njoku and wife Mary Njoku have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Mr Njoku, a father of three, in a tweet on Wednesday said although he was not feeling well, his wife was. “My enemies are hard at work in 2020. Mrs Njoku and I tested positive for Covid19. I’m not feeling great but Mary is well. “Literally no idea how I caught it. But we shall see this pass too,” he wrote. Njoku on October 26 shared a picture of himself on Twitter receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. He launched IrokoTV in 2011. The web platform dubbed the ‘Netflix’ of Africa provides paid-for Nigerian films on demand.
Lady Survives Bullet In Her Head For Five Days In Ebonyi (Graphic Photos)
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Lady Survives Bullet In Her Head For Five Days In Ebonyi (Graphic Photos)

A Nigerian lady on Facebook with the username, Valentina Grey, took to her page to give the testimony of her sister, Favour, who survived having a bullet in her head for five days. While Valentina however didn’t state how her sister got the bullet, she revealed that it stayed in her head for five days and her sister had to fight through those times for it to be removed from her. She calls her sister a fighter who while during her surgery, was still joking and smiling. Sharing photos of her sister and an X-Ray scan of the bullet in her head, Valentina wrote: "Meet my kid sister a fighter Girl lived five days with a Bullet in her head, playing Joking and smiling. This God sew her through. If u Don’t believe in this God I Pity you he sew my family. Through this hard days And we ...
FG Directs Tertiary Hospitals To Treat Casualties Of Protest Free Of Charge
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FG Directs Tertiary Hospitals To Treat Casualties Of Protest Free Of Charge

The Federal Government has directed that all victims and casualties of the ongoing protest across the country, who arrive at Federal Tertiary Hospitals with injuries should be treated immediately and free. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has therefore informed all the Chief Executive Officers of all Federal Tertiary Hospitals to immediately comply with the directive. A statement issued on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour, Mr A. M. Abdullahi, said casualties of the civil unrest should not be rejected on account of inability to pay and must be treated immediately. The statement read: “The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has considered the probability of the need for emergency medical services as a result of civic unrest in some pa...
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tests Positive For Coronavirus

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced on Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, three days after President Donald Trump was hospitalized with the disease. . “After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” McEnany said in a statement. . “No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit,” added Trump’s spokeswoman, who said she was going into quarantine following the diagnosis.
This COVID-19 experience has taught me a lot – US President, Donald Trump Says
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This COVID-19 experience has taught me a lot – US President, Donald Trump Says

US President Donald Trump said his COVID-19 experience has taught him a lot and that he now "gets it". Trump on Sunday, October 4, made a brief drive outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he is being treated for COVID-19. Shortly before he left the hospital, Trump posted a video on Twitter, saying "I also think we will pay a little surprise to the patriots that are waiting outside in the streets." In the video, Trump said that he had "a very interesting journey" where he learned a lot about COVID-19 by going to the "real school" and not the "read the book school". "It has been a very interesting journey. I learned a lot about COVID-19. I learned by really going to the school and this is the real school and this isn't the read the book school. And I...
With 58 New COVID-19 Infections, Nigeria Records Lowest Cases in Seven Months
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With 58 New COVID-19 Infections, Nigeria Records Lowest Cases in Seven Months

Nigeria has recorded 58 new cases of COVID-19, making it the lowest single day infection since March. This brings to 59,345 the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria. Announcing this yesterday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Plateau recorded 18 new cases; Lagos, 15; Katsina, 10; Ogun, five; Kaduna, four; Edo, three; Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Ondo recorded one each. It said: “Nigeria has so far recorded 59,345 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 50,768 patients have been discharged, while 1,113 persons have died.”
Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million
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Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million

The number of coronavirus cases reported worldwide passed 35 million in the early hours of Sunday, data from worldometers.info has revealed. This is just as the total infections in Africa crossed 1.5 million, indicating a gradual increase in cases on the continent once perceived as a safe haven for the virus. The official number of global coronavirus cases is now at least five times the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization data. The figure has more than doubled in about two months after reaching 15 million on July 22. COVID-19, the potentially dangerous pneumonia-like disease caused by the coronavirus and said to have emanated from a local Wuhan market and spread to over 200 countries, has also claimed more than a mi...
Airforce One, Marine One Fleet Grounded As 3 White House Reporters Test Positive For Covid-19
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Airforce One, Marine One Fleet Grounded As 3 White House Reporters Test Positive For Covid-19

The entire fleet of Air Force One and Marine One will be grounded for a deep clean in an unprecedented measure in the wake of President Trump testing positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. Two customized Boeing 747s, one of which carried Trump on Thursday, and several Sikorsky helicopters, often used to transport the president from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base, will be out of commission during the cleaning. Washington D.C. has been thrown into a tailspin since Trump's positive test, as congressional aides and SCOTUS staffers rush to sites to get tested. At least three White House reporters have also tested positive for the deadly virus and Supreme Court staffers rushed to sites to get tested. Pictured: The White House's press briefing room is almost empty on Friday. ...
President Trump Develops Fever, Flown To Walter Reed Hospital
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President Trump Develops Fever, Flown To Walter Reed Hospital

"I think I'm doing very well": President Trump recorded a video message before being flown to hospital. US President Donald Trump has been flown to hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus. The White House said the decision to transport him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was taken "out of an abundance of caution". Mr Trump - who had a fever - said early on Friday he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19. The White House said he was feeling "fatigued but in good spirits" and was experiencing mild symptoms. The news comes just over a month before presidential elections, where he will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden. How did the president look on Friday? Wearing a mask and suit, Mr Trump walked out ...
57% Nigerian Children Don’t Have Birth Certificates – UNICEF
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57% Nigerian Children Don’t Have Birth Certificates – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund on Monday said about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under the age of five years don’t have birth certificates. The child protection specialist in charge of UNICEF Zone A Field office, Enugu, Victor Atuchukwu, stated this in Awka during the training of 75 health workers from selected health facilities in the 21 local government areas of Anambra State. He said, “It is the right of every child to have a birth certificate, but many parents did not consider it important. Without birth certificate, time would come when the child would discover that he or she had no official record of vital information.” The Director of the National Population Commission in the state, Joachim Ulasi, who noted that the commission did not have enough man power for b...
BUA Donates Additional ₦350 Million To CACOVID
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BUA Donates Additional ₦350 Million To CACOVID

BUA Group has donated an additional sum of 350million Naira to CACOVID (the CBN-led Private Sector Coalition on Covid-19) bringing to 1.35billion Naira, its total donation to CACOVID. In another development, BUA also announced the donation of 100million Naira to the Kebbi State Government to support victims of the recent flooding in the State. Speaking on the donations, the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, said BUA remains committed to its sustainable development obligations as a responsible corporate citizen and will keep supporting various social and humanitarian interventions wherever it can. Rabiu also specifically commended the efforts of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele in coordinating the CACOVID intervention efforts in a transp...
People Without Face-Masks In Indonesia Dig Grave As Punishment
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People Without Face-Masks In Indonesia Dig Grave As Punishment

Face mask rebels in east Java have been detained and ordered to dig graves for coronavirus victims as punishment. People who refused to wear face masks in Gresik regency were made to dig graves at a public cemetery in Ngabetan village. The people being punished did not participate in funeral services but two were assigned to dig each grave. Cerme district head Suyono said: 'There are only three available grave diggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work with them.
COVID-19 Update For September 15 2019 In Nigeria
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COVID-19 Update For September 15 2019 In Nigeria

On the 15th of September 2020, 90 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 56478 cases have been confirmed, 44430 cases have been discharged and 1088 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 90 new cases are reported from 8 states- Lagos (33), Plateau (27), Kaduna (17), Ogun (6), FCT (4), Anambra (1), Ekiti (1), Nasarawa (1) A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities 90 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-33 Plateau-27 Kaduna-17 Ogun-6 FCT-4 Anambra-1 Ekiti-1 Nasarawa-1
COVID-19 Update For September 14 2019 In Nigeria
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COVID-19 Update For September 14 2019 In Nigeria

On the 14th of September 2020, 132 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 56388 cases have been confirmed, 44337 cases have been discharged and 1083 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 132 new cases are reported from 11 states- Lagos (52), Gombe (27), Plateau (17), Kwara (10), Enugu (9), Ogun (9), Katsina (3), Ekiti (2), Bauchi (1), Osun (1), Rivers (1) A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities 132 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-52 Gombe-27 Plateau-17 Kwara-10 Enugu-9 Ogun-9 Katsina-3 Ekiti-2 Bauchi-1 Osun-1 Rivers-1
COVID-19 Update For September 13 2019 In Nigeria
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COVID-19 Update For September 13 2019 In Nigeria

On the 13th of September 2020, 79 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 56256 cases have been confirmed, 44152 cases have been discharged and 1082 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 79 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos (30), Kaduna (17), Ogun (7), Anambra (5), Kano (4), Katsina (3), FCT (3), Akwa Ibom (3), Oyo (2), Rivers (2), Delta (1), Plateau (1), Ondo (1) A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities 79 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-30 Kaduna-17 Ogun-7 Anambra-5 Kano-4 Katsina-3 FCT-3 Akwa Ibom-3 Oyo-2 Rivers-2 Delta-1 Plateau-1 Ondo-1
Israel To Impose Second Covid-19 Lockdown
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Israel To Impose Second Covid-19 Lockdown

Israel is to impose a new national lockdown - becoming the first country in the world to take such a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. It will begin on Friday and last three weeks, including Jewish new year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the measures would "exact a heavy price on us all", but the country faced a surge with 4,000 new daily infections. A minister has resigned to protest against the restrictions that overlap with important Jewish festivals. Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman, who leads an ultra-Orthodox Jewish party, said the measures would prevent Jewish people from celebrating their religious festivals, including Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, on 27 September. He also threatened to pull his party out of the governing coa...
Health Workers To Embark Nationwide Strike From Midnight
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Health Workers To Embark Nationwide Strike From Midnight

Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has declared a nationwide strike over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others. JOHESU, in a statement on Sunday, has told its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020, since nothing concrete was achieved at the meeting with the Federal Government. According to the statement, leaders of various health unions in the sector unanimously reached the decision at the end of their expanded National Executive Council. “In the light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held Saturday 12 September 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete wa...
Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike
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Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the nationwide industrial action. Dr Aliyu Sokumba who is the President of NARD confirmed this to Channels Television on Thursday evening. Dr Sokumba disclosed that the union will review the progress made in talks with the Federal Government in two weeks. On Wednesday, the Federal Government and the doctors reached an agreement in a bid to end the industrial action. During the meeting which almost took the entire day, NARD had disclosed that it will liaise with the executive council with a view to calling off the strike. Both parties had been in talks to resolve the issues which led to NARD declaring an end to the country-wide strike. After the meeting, the Federal said an additional N8.9 billion has been a...
COVID-19 Update For September 9 2019 In Nigeria
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COVID-19 Update For September 9 2019 In Nigeria

Highlights On the 9th of September 2020, 176 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 55632 cases have been confirmed, 43610 cases have been discharged and 1070 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 176 new cases are reported from 17 states- FCT (40), Lagos (34), Plateau (26), Enugu (14), Delta (12), Ogun (12), Ondo (9), Oyo (8) Ekiti (6), Ebonyi (4), Adamawa (2), Nasarawa (2), Kwara(2), Rivers (2), Edo (1), Osun (1), Bauchi (1) A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities 176 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; FCT-40 Lagos-34 Plateau-26 Enugu-14 Delta-12 Ogun-12 Ondo-9 Oyo-8 Ekiti-6 Ebonyi-4 Adamawa-2 Nasarawa...
Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals
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Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of the Federal tertiary hospitals to immediately replace striking resident doctors in their hospitals with consultants and doctors on the National Youth Service Corps. Resident doctors in Nigeria commenced an indefinite strike on Monday, September 7 over the Federal government's failure to meet their demands which includes payment of COVID-19 allowances among other demands.   In a statement released today Wednesday, September 9, Ehanire said the strike embarked by the doctors at a time when the country was battling the COVID-19 pandemic is ill-timed and ill-advised.   “lt is with deep concern that l view the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of Residen...
Nigeria Overtakes India As World Capital For Under-Five Deaths
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Nigeria Overtakes India As World Capital For Under-Five Deaths

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two years earlier than the World Bank projected. The global bank had said in 2018 that Nigeria will take over India as the world capital for deaths of children under the age of five by 2021. According to World Bank figures, India recorded an estimated 989,000 under-five deaths in 2017, while Nigeria recorded 714,000 deaths in the same year. UNICEF, in the report titled Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, said Nigeria recorded an estimated average of 858,000 under-five deaths in 2019 as against India which ranked second with 824,000 deaths out of 5.2 million under-five deaths globa...
15lb Hairball Removed From Stomach Of Indian Girl Who Chews Her Hair (Graphic)
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15lb Hairball Removed From Stomach Of Indian Girl Who Chews Her Hair (Graphic)

A teenage girl chewed her hair for so many years that eventually doctors had to operate to remove a massive hairball. The girl, 17, ended up with a seven kilograms (15lb) ball of hair in her stomach – the weight of a five-month-old baby. After an ultrasound, the lump was initially suspected to be a cancerous tumour. But doctors removed the hairball instead during a six-hour operation. Video shows doctors in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district in India operating on the girl on August 31. A team led by Dr GN Sahu operated at a private hospital in Bokaro. Dr Sahu said that it was the first time in his 40-year career that he had seen such a massive accumulation of hair in the abdomen. Doctors found the girl had a habit of chewing on her hair and a lump slowly accumulated inside the abdom...
155 New COVID-19 Cases, 218 Discharged And 4 Deaths On September 7
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155 New COVID-19 Cases, 218 Discharged And 4 Deaths On September 7

On the 7th of September 2020, 155 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 55160 cases have been confirmed, 43231 cases have been discharged and 1061 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 155 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (42), Plateau (25), Rivers (16), Ebonyi (10), FCT(9), Abia (9), Ogun (9), Osun (7), Katsina (6), Kaduna (6), Ekiti (4), Edo (3), Anambra (2), Akwa Ibom (2), Kano (1) A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities 155 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-42 Plateau-25 Rivers-16 Ebonyi-10 Abia-9 Ogun-9 FCT-9 Osun-7 Katsina-6 Kaduna-6 Ekiti-4 Taraba-4 Edo-3 Anambra-2 Akwa Ibom-2 K...
100 New COVID-19 Cases, 91 Discharged And 3 Deaths On September 6
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100 New COVID-19 Cases, 91 Discharged And 3 Deaths On September 6

Highlights On the 6th of September 2020, 100 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 55,005 cases have been confirmed, 43,013 cases have been discharged and 1,057 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 162 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (53), Gombe (21), Oyo (19), Delta (12), Ondo (11), Plateau (10), Ebonyi (9), FCT (6), Kwara (6), Kaduna (5), Rivers (3), Ogun (2), Anambra (2), Imo (2), Ekiti (1)The 100 new cases are reported from 10 states- Lagos (39), FCT (22), Kaduna (19), Oyo (7), Ebonyi (6), Edo (3), Katsina (1), Ekiti (1), Bauchi (1), Nasarawa (1) A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities 100 new case...
Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities
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Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities

Doctors in state-run hospitals in Nigeria will go on strike next week to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders have said. The strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa’s most populous nation as it struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “NEC (national executive council) resolved to proceed on an indefinite nationwide strike action from Monday,” said NARD president Aliyu Sokomba in a statement late Friday. The action would not be called off until the government provides “life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers” as well as paying outstanding salaries and allowances. He said the unio...
Forbes Features A Nigerian Doctor, Dr. Jossy Onwude In The UK For His Innovation
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Forbes Features A Nigerian Doctor, Dr. Jossy Onwude In The UK For His Innovation

A Nigerian doctor in the Uk featured in Forbes for his innovation in Digital Therapeutics Startup Helping People Improve Digestive Health Meet Bold Health: Digital Therapeutics Startup Helping People Improve Digestive Health Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a group of symptoms including abdominal pain and changes in the pattern of bowel movements without any underlying damage is one of the most common issues many people face, often chronically with few long term solutions. Individuals who face IBS often suffer from discomfort at school, work, or in social settings which can have a detrimental impact on well-being. However, a growing number of studies are showing the positive effects Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can have as a long term solution to this problem. Historically,...
FG Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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FG Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin. In a statement by the Ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi, the Russian envoy made the delivery during a visit to the ministry in Abuja. Recall that the World Health Organisation, WHO, had said it would review the effectiveness of the vaccine when Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said they had approved a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity”. Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health’s statement entitled ‘Russian Federation Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Alexey L. Shebarshin on courtesy visit to Nigeria’s Health Ministers, Russian-made COVID-19 Vaccine finally here’, Ehanire “quickly referred” t...
125 New COVID-19 Cases,188 Discharged And 21 Deaths On September 3
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125 New COVID-19 Cases,188 Discharged And 21 Deaths On September 3

On the 3rd of September 2020, 125 new confirmed cases and 21 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 54588 cases have been confirmed, 42627 cases have been discharged and 1048 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 125 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos (42), FCT (25), Katsina (14), Kaduna (11), Kwara (, Ondo (7), Delta (4), Anambra (3) Oyo (3), Edo (2), Ogun (2), Osun (2), Cross River (1) A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities 125 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-42 FCT-25 Katsina-14 Kaduna-11 Kwara-8 Ondo-7 Delta-4 Anambra-3 Oyo-3 Edo-2 Ogun-2 Osun-2 Cross River-1
COVID-19: Wear A Face-mask And Don’t Kiss During Sex – Canada
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COVID-19: Wear A Face-mask And Don’t Kiss During Sex – Canada

Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus, Canada’s chief medical officer said on Wednesday, adding that going solo remains the lowest risk sexual option in a pandemic. Dr. Theresa Tam said in a statement there is little chance of catching COVID-19 from semen or vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing. “Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus,” she said. Skip kissing, avoid face-to-face closeness, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, and monitor yourself and your partn...
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Says He And His Family Had All Contracted COVID-19
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Says He And His Family Had All Contracted COVID-19

The former wrestler, who is now the world's highest-paid actor, said he, his wife and two daughters caught the virus despite being "disciplined" about health protection. He said the positive tests were "a kick in the gut". Now, he added: "We're on the other end of it and no longer contagious. Thank God, we're healthy." Johnson, 48, said he. his wife Lauren, 35, and their daughters Jasmine and Tiana, aged four and two, contracted the virus about two-and-a-half weeks ago. They caught it from "very close family friends" who, in turn, had no idea how they had been infected. "I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family," Johnson said in a video posted on his Instagram account . "Testing positive fo...