Saturday, 3 September 2016

Not once, but twice in a week: Mark Zuckerberg is back in Nigeria




Mark who arrived Nigeria on Tuesday 30th of July for the first time, during which is visited KCC Hub in Yaba and many other lovely places; left Nigeria for Kenya on the 1st of September - Thursday and returned to Nigeria again on Friday the 2nd.

It is said that this time Mark has come to see President Buhari; 'maybe for a more digital understanding'. I personally believe Mark has some business advancements to pursue in Nigeria, new links to activate and maybe finally embed Facebook within all the tolls. It is always business with Mark and I believe Nigeria is ready for that next stage of social media ranking.

Welcome back Mark. I am sure there is more to come.

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8 common foods that may cause cancer


1. PICKLED FOOD


A research carried out by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2014 showed the link of gastric cancer to the consumption of pickled food.




2. CANNED FOODS



Some healthy food can become damaging to our health due to the use of as a lining substance known as Bisphenol A (BPA). This chemical used in canning process sips into the canned food  over time and also considering the temperature of the food storage. causing  them. 
BPA is classified as an endocrine-disruptive hormones. It presence in the human hormones have been linked with increase in breast cancer, and more. 





3. SMOKED MEAT


                                                
Hmm! who does not like a BBQ? What we do not know is that smoked meat can be risky to our help due to the the fact that it contains substances known asCarcinogens; which are known to have the possibility of causing cancer, especially where it absorbs tar through the process of smoking.

Maybe consider giving it a miss when next you go for a BBQ.


4. MICROWAVE POPCORN


Although popcorn is classified as a healthy snack; it corn be detrimental to the health when prepared from the for of microwave popcorn rather than from a popcorn machine.
This is so because the microwave bags are lined with perfluoroctanic acid commonly refered to as PFOA. It is a chemical which is found in Teflon and known to increase possible infertility in women, increase the risk of liver, bladder, kidney, testicular cancer.
The bagged corn also mostly are soaked in chemicl known as Diacetyl which has been proven harmful and may lead to lung diseases.

5. PROCESSED MEAT

Processed meat is high in fat, contains lots of salt and chemicals mostly for preservation. Research has shown that regular consumption of this form of meat increases the risk of death by up to 44%.
Meat that are carcinogenic in nature increases the risk of cancer.


6. FARM FISH

Fish are definitely healthy to consume. They are good source of protein, high in omega 3, fatty acids, which are mostly good fat; but they are danger to the health following the method of breeding. 
A research has shown that farm bred fish such as cat fish, salmon, tilapia and even cod are normally chocked are are found to contain antibiotics, pesticides and flame retardants. These are all possible causes of cancer in human system.  

7. ALCOHOL


High consumption of alcohol increases your weight and possibilities of being obese. On the other hand, obesity increases your risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer. Alcohol also increases risk of breast cancer as a research has shown in America, up to 30% more like to suffer breast cancer. It is the second on the chart. First is smoking as we known.

8. ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER


Artificial Sweetener; normally used as a healthier substitute for sugar in foods and drinks have been recommended for weight watching and dieting, as it is said to be low calorie. But do not be too sure yet! Artificial Sweeteners varies.

Aspartme for example is one of the first approved artificial sweetener. Aspartame is 100 times sweeter than sugar. Used by most European countries in beverages, fizzy drinks, soda pops, food and baking. Surprisingly, this form of artificial sweetener has been proven to cause brain tumor; through its chemical conversion to substance known as DKP.

Further reseach also done on rats showed that consumption of Aspartame could increase cancers such as Lymphomas and leukaemia



Health Service and Barriers to antenatal care use in Nigeria: Could more be done?

Health care system in Nigeria continues to struggle towards achieving a reputable standard of care; thus personalised care services is still far fetched. The situation leaves early mortality in Nigeria about second highest in the world; as UNICEF stated in a publication; stating that "everyday, Nigeria loses about 2,300 under-five years old and 145 women of childbearing age..." The hopes of changes to be implemented and be achievable by 2015 still seems unreachable at present.

It has been noted that the high death rate of children under the age of 5, is mostly due to preventable and curable infectious diseases such as Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Malaria, STD and HIV/AIDS. This according to research was 70 per cent of 1 million death in the country. Additionally, the poor rate of healthcare workers adds to the struggle to reach families and children on time.

However, looking from the conception stage, a woman chances of dying during child birth in Nigeria is 1 in 13. Although this can be prevented, pregnant women are not properly supported medically and emotionally. A holistic care package for a pregnant woman should be available to every pregnant woman; registered with general hospital of private hospital. Good advice network within the antenatal team, nutritionist, sufficient leaflets and awareness of what to expect and available emergency services should be made available as a basic necessity for a pregnant woman and from all health services. 

My point still remains: Why should a pregnant woman be left standing in a queue for almost 12 hours of the day because they have chosen to be seen in the General Hospital? Please, ministers should intervene. What do you think?

It is worse in villages where financial abilities is less. Of course, poverty affects the quality of life; unemployment, education and civilisation are major factors as have been clearly proven from researches and life experiences. For instance, the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones of Nigeria have the worst child survival rates due to poor healthcare services and early child birth ages.

I believe that improving the healthcare services for child birth should be given more attention to.









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Although NGO's such as The White Ribbon Alliance are trying to reduce the death rate by providing reachable services around the country, more needs to be done. More support from world bank, foreign Pharmaceuticals companies to support the campaign and awareness of use of multi vitamins before, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

'The woman is the world'; let us join forces to support a healthier growth for mum and baby in Nigeria. 

Health Service and Barriers to antenatal care use in Nigeria: Could more be done?

Health care system in Nigeria continues to struggle towards achieving a reputable standard of care; thus personalised care services is still far fetched. The situation leaves early mortality in Nigeria about second highest in the world; as UNICEF stated in a publication; stating that "everyday, Nigeria loses about 2,300 under-five years old and 145 women of childbearing age..." The hopes of changes to be implemented and be achievable by 2015 still seems unreachable at present.

It has been noted that the high death rate of children under the age of 5, is mostly due to preventable and curable infectious diseases such as Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Malaria, STD and HIV/AIDS. This according to research was 70 per cent of 1 million death in the country. Additionally, the poor rate of healthcare workers adds to the struggle to reach families and children on time.

However, looking from the conception stage, a woman chances of dying during child birth in Nigeria is 1 in 13. Although this can be prevented, pregnant women are not properly supported medically and emotionally. A holistic care package for a pregnant woman should be available to every pregnant woman; registered with general hospital of private hospital. Good advice network within the antenatal team, nutritionist, sufficient leaflets and awareness of what to expect and available emergency services should be made available as a basic necessity for a pregnant woman and from all health services. 

My point still remains: Why should a pregnant woman be left standing in a queue for almost 12 hours of the day because they have chosen to be seen in the General Hospital? Please, ministers should intervene. What do you think?

It is worse in villages where financial abilities is less. Of course, poverty affects the quality of life; unemployment, education and civilisation are major factors as have been clearly proven from researches and life experiences. For instance, the North-East and North-West geopolitical zones of Nigeria have the worst child survival rates due to poor healthcare services and early child birth ages.

I believe that improving the healthcare services for child birth should be given more attention to.









Picture source:

Although NGO's such as The White Ribbon Alliance are trying to reduce the death rate by providing reachable services around the country, more needs to be done. More support from world bank, foreign Pharmaceuticals companies to support the campaign and awareness of use of multi vitamins before, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

'The woman is the world'; let us join forces to support a healthier growth for mum and baby in Nigeria. 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

5 most valued healthy vegetables


1. Celery


Celery is what is known as “calorie-negative food”. You actually burn calories eating celery and  has been clinically researched and proven.
This vegetable is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, which helps in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also contains immune system boosting Vitamin C.


2. Beetroots

Beetroots are high in vitamin C; for immune boosting. It high in fiber and potassium for a healthy nerve and muscle function, manganese and calcium; which helps build bones, liver and kidney functions as well as the pancreases. Most of all, beetroots also contain vitamin B, folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects. Beetroots are powerful antioxidant, could be eaten raw, cooked, as juice, vegetable or baking. Its greens are nutrient full and very good served lightly cooked and tender.
If you have what is known as oxalate containing kidney stone, you should then avoid high consumption of beetroots.

3. Onions

Onions are high antioxidant and are best helpful to the health if eaten raw. Cooking onions depreciates the level of phytochemicals that protect against lung and kidney cancer.

4. Kales

Kale is high antioxidant vegetable, which has been researched to be highly beneficial eaten raw or lightly blanched.  When cooked, its calcium level reduces enormously. Kale can be used for smoothies or juices or as salad; a side dish. Kale consists of vital vitamins: Vitamin A,C,K,B6,B1, B2, B3, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Manganese and Magnesium; all the vital vitamins for a healthy life.

5. Broccoli


Broccoli is a high cholesterol lowering vegetable. It is from the Italian origin but has now been recognised worldwide due to its benefits to our health. Unlike other vegetables shown above, broccoli works better in our system when it is steamed. By steaming broccoli, it enables bile products to be easily excreted; therefore reducing cholesterol. This happens less when eaten raw.
Broccoli is full with 24 vitamins, good detoxifying agent and highly praised in its balancing of vitamin A and D. It is high in Vitamins K, C, chromium, folate and fiber to mention a few.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Couple attacked, kidnapped while taking a taxi home

Rogue or Uber?


Our safety is almost unpredictable. News from Johannesburg, Wim Pretorius of News 24 reveals the shocking attack on a couple who have requested the use of "Uber" after a night out. The couple had believed they were taking what they thought was Uber taxi home- Sunninghill Johanesburg; but turned out to be a "rouge taxi".



Having used the Uber app, as they confirmed, a taxi arrived to picked them up, but turned out to be a metered taxi; from Movida Night club heading home. The couple allegedly requested "Uber taxi via Uber app and paid attention to the details and type of car and driver they would want".

According to the couple, shortly after they departed, two men pushed through the back seat into the car, whom were alleged to be hiding in the boot of the car. It was alleged that the passenger att he front seat was stabbed.






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Cause of death revealed: Stella Oduah's son died of Hemorrhage.

Could this be due to poor practice??


The reported death of Stella Odua's son, who died last week after a brief illness has been revealed by Vanguard Nigeria online as being reported to be due to brain hemorrhage. 

The source had mentioned this to be a "brief hemorrhage". However, another source which may still need clarification; says Maxwell Omabowa Chinedu Etoromi, died after a tooth extraction was carried out and the wrong medication administered on Stella's son, which led to complications.

May His Soul Rest in Peace!

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Court frees Catholic priest of child rape charge

Daily Post Nigeria has today shared a bitter end to an unimaginable atrocity by a man who is believed to be ordained to worship God. Rev. Fr. Anthony Ochigbo of Church of Assumption Asokoro Abuja, who was charged of rape of a minor; 10 year old child and parishioner, has been freed by Judge- Alhaji Umar Kagarko on the grounds that the priest was charge under Section 282 of the Penal Code; rather than the Child Rights Act.

This does not seem acceptable as members of the public are canvassing and asking for justice.


Although the prosecuting lawyer; James Idachaba had wrongfully filed the case in a court with a mistaking knowledge of the courts jurisdiction, Fr. Anthony is NOT discharged of the charges against him. An appeal through the right court would give the 10 years old and her family the justice they deserve.

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Monday, 29 August 2016

Igbos in search of a credible leader – Ohaneze















The top Igbo Social-Cultural Group; Ohaneze Ndigbo has disclosed its need to have a credible and dependable leader nominated to represent them selflessly in the National level, says the vice president of the group.

This was revealed when Celestine Okeke - vice president Ohaneze Ndigbo led the officials of the group in Abia to confer the award of "grand patron" of Ohaneze Ndigbo, on an Abuja  based businessman; Chief Charles Nzechi, in Umuahia yesterday.


Okeke added that the current politicians of Igbo extraction have failed to represent them adequately. He wen on to say; "we still can go out to fish out somebody who can be useful to the cause and interest of an Igboman in national politics."



China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ snared by police after decades of mystery

After over thirty years of searching for the China's most dangerous rapist and murderer; Gao Ghengyong is said to be arrested by the police at the age of 52. 

China Daily revealed that Ghengyyoung was arrested on Friday in a grocery shop he ran with his wife in Baiyin, in a city in China's Northwest Gansu province. This may sound 













shocking, but Gao Ghengyong has lived a stable life in the same province where nine of his killings took place. The question is; how is that possible considering the efforts made by the government to set out a massive search and placed a massive reward of 200,000 yuan; (£23,000) in December 2004. 

According to the ministry of public security of China, Gao confessed to the 11 murders; 1 of which was an 11 years old girl. All of these deaths occurring between 1988 and 2002. It was allegedly said to be the Gao would target women dressed in red and follow them home where he would rape and cut of their throat. 

This showed a pattern that may need to be investigated. Gao's manner of killing according to the newspapers and online sources were mostly very cruel and brutal. How then could that kind of a person live a healthy life and have a relationship for these years?

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Bathers flee Spanish beach after 'shark' spotted





A horrific sight at a tourist beach in Costa del Sol beach following bathers saying they had spotted a shark. The holidaymakers raced to the shoreline, most seemed so scared as though seen a true life "Jaws".  A British man who was holidaying with his wife said; "it was like something out of the Jaws film".

Lifeguards on jet skis were quick to help children out of the beach while the other beach users ran for their lives. The Fuengirola beach was closed for five hours during which the search went on. After a long thorough search, the beach later reopened about 5 pm without any outcome. There was no sign of a shark.

However, an eye witness said "it was very scary at first", but after the search and nothing was found, some people thought it was a false alarm. It was believed that three people had raised the alarm but unsure if they are a group of friends or not.

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Lightning strike kills over 300 reindeer in Norway

Dead wild reindeer on Hardangervidda following lighting strike on the central mountain plateau 



According to the Wildlife officials, this is an unusually large natural disaster. Central Norway was struck by lighting leaving a high number of over 300 reindeer dead. The images seen above have been released by the Norwegian Environment Agency. The carcasses scattered across a small area of the named mountain. It is indeed a wild disaster and almost unimaginable.

A total of 323 animals were killed including 70 calves on Friday. However, the spokesman Knutsen says it is unusual for reindeer or other wildlife to be struck and killed by lightening; but no in such a large number.

The fact is that, during the season change, reindeer migrate across the barren of Hardanagervidda in batches. If the weather is bad, reindeer would normally be seen close to each other; hence, the possibility of this horrific ordeal.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Another X-Factor 'amateur' with a singing career: Saara Aalto follows Ryan Lawrie after it's revealed she placed second on The Voice Finland, TWICE attempted Eurovision and dubbed Elsa in Frozen

Saara Aalto, an X Factor 'hopeful', has been confirmed of being in the music career for longer than she has expressed to the X Factor judges. Saara on Sunday night's episode of the X Factor, stunned the judges when she appeared with a rendition of Sia's Chandelier, while revealing she has always wanted to appear on the talent programme.

However, it has now been revealed that the 29 years old is a songstress in her country- Finland where she had an established career in music, attempted Eurovision twice, and dubbed Elsa in Froze.


A sound career if you may say. From my views I believe X Factor to be for up coming singers and not established ones.  This is very similar to the Ryan Lawrie.
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Delays on trains? Think London Wheels: Travel safe

Although the planned bus strike this bank holiday has been called off, there is yet disruptive service within London. TFL closure on some rail services today may hinder travelling around various areas in London. Metropolitan service is partly suspended around Chesham, Chalfont and Latimer with replacement taxi service... more

There is also a part closure of TFL services between Liverpool Street and Stratford due to track improvement.The Waterloo and City line is closed for today. Travelling plan may seem shaky today; but don't worry, think London Wheels!

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